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The Front Room: A Park Cities Diner

Lauren Scheinin
October 02, 2012

Whether luring guests or local-food lovers, Hotel Lumen knew the way to everyone’s heart was by opening The Front Room: A Park Cities Diner. Tim McEneny of design team NL Group echoed the property’s mid-century style with limestone walls, stainless-steel pillars and a marble-engulfed bar. Executive chef Scott Townend (formerly of Craft and Ristorante Nicola) conjures up modern classics three times per day, from ricotta pancakes and Florentine frittatas to shaved prosciutto and gruyere paninis and pulled pork tacos. Sip an SMU Mustang Sally (lime vodka, lime sorbet and Licor 43) while lounging on the covered courtyard patio with its university view. 6101 Hillcrest Ave., 214.219.8282;