Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Cash or Credit

Barter Restaurant & Bar takes over the old Private | Social space


Put away Granny's fox pelt and that ceramic clown figurine.

Because despite the name, Barter Restaurant & Bar in Uptown has nothing in common with C.W. Swappigan's on Arrested Development.

Here, they prefer U.S. currency in exchange for meals and cocktails.

Opening later this week, the former Private | Social space has been completely transformed from modern chic lounge to rustic trading post, with a name that's a nod to Dallas' early history and the diverse population that settled here since.

That translates to soft shell crab fajitaswild boar ribs, and 3-bacon BLTs.

Or determine your exact level of carnivorous hunger and order up steaks by the ounce. (Now that sounds sorta trading-posty.)

Of course, we're most excited that Beverage Director Rocco Milano is still in the house, conjuring up drinkable inspirations including four cocktails on tap (fair trade tequila sour, perhaps?) and an interactive experience where he'll custom create a cocktail based on your personal preferences.

Here's hoping you can dictate those by the ounce, too.

Barter Restaurant & Bar barteruptown.com
3232 McKinney Ave., Uptown
(214) 696-6898

Best Bets: Chili crab fajitas; proprietary burger; poutine with Wild Turkey gravy
Nearby: Del Frisco's Grille; McKinney Avenue Contemporary; Manny's Uptown

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