Blatt Beer & Table, one of several new additions to open at Preston Hollow Village in recent months, is a bit of a conundrum. It’s a non-sporty sports bar, where you can actually have a conversation instead of being drowned out by the din of televisions. It serves classic bar foods like sausage on a stick and chicken and waffles alongside vegan and gluten free options including falafel sliders and root burgers. It’s named for Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium in Nebraska despite its Texas location.
To be fair, the business was first launched in Omaha, honoring the stadium where the College World Series takes place each year. It was the brainchild of college buddies Anthony Hitchcock, Nick Hogan and Tom Allisma, who wanted to bring something relaxed yet upscale, with a gourmet take on classic comfort food. They found a like-minded chef-owner in Tony Gentile.
The concept garnered a warm reception from patrons looking for something new in the neighborhood.
Every item is somehow simultaneously familiar but unique. Take their signature pretzel bites served with pungent rosemary mustard and gruyere fondue, or the pulled pork sandwich served with a jalapeño cornbread waffle.
It’s a place that invites you to linger for a while over shared plates and conversations. Shuffleboard lines the back wall, and happy hour offers deep discounts such as 16-ounce PBR beers for $2 and $5 cocktails.
It is the first Blatt Beer & Table in Texas, but the second Dallas joint for the restaurant’s founders, who also own Blue Sushi Sake Grill right next door.
Blatt Beer & Table
7859 Walnut Hill Lane, #170
Atmosphere: Relaxed gastropub
Price range: $4-$15
Hours: Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 a.m.
Did you know?
Restaurateur Anthony Hitchcock’s grandfather pitched to Babe Ruth inside Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium, for which the business is named.