Ever since David McMillan left Nana I have been remotely tracking his plans for a new restaurant (62 Main)through a mutual friend. After several months I thought it was curious that there had been no real word about the restaurant in the press or on the grapevine.
So to celebrate a friend's birthday I decided to take the plunge and made reservations for Saturday. And of course with complete irony it was fully reviewed by the DMN on Friday. And I must say, very accurately. What a great experience.
The setting is indeed unique for DFW (Colleyville ain't Dallas), with an airy up the stairs setting and french/California decor it's an immediate rush when you walk in. Curved bar in one corner, wood burning oven in another with an accessible balcony. It's a smallish room with maybe 20 tables/banquettes that has an intimate feel.
The food and the wine lists, as mentioned in the review, are not huge but everything is well, you know me...stellar.
David's magic with shell fish continues unabated. Both the scallop entree (with macque choux) and the wood grilled shrimp appetiser with an incredible, light horseradish cream were exceptional.
The entrees shared included the the scallops, veal chop on polenta with delicate brussel sprouts, and the prosciutto wrapped chicken breast. We loved them all. Other entrees available included halibut, lamb loin, and beef tenderloin amongst others.
Each dish is indeed a perfect plate and even though the menu is short that is no small feat.
The artisanal breads, salads (pear walnut mesclun with blue cheese!!!), desserts (rasberry tart!!!), and wine (MacCrostie Chard for $30!!!) were all up to the standard of the food.
So in the category of adventure dining, turn on the GPS and head to 62 Main. Colleyville is dead center on the western side of DFW Airport and is a mildly inconvenient 35 minutes from Dallas.
Lonesome Dove is my best meal of '05 so far, this is #2.