A Southern European Bistro in Texas
Discover the flavors of southern Europe at City Hall Bistro, a buzzy bistro filled with light that takes its name from the hotel’s location on the site intended for the original Dallas City Hall.
This buzzing local bistro is home to a menu influenced by the eclectic cuisine of the mediterranean. Chef Diego Fernandez helms the kitchen and interprets native and rustic dishes with a modern touch. There is an elegant simplicity to the cuisine that allows for seasonal ingredients to shine through presentations that inspire. The heart of the menu features hand stretched pizzas and pastas, wood fired meats and vegetables, and vibrant salads. The culinary offerings are complemented by an enticing bar program that highlights the crisp salinity of southern european wines, seasonally influenced cocktails, and craft beer.
Our menu is thoughtfully composed to allow for a social dining style through small and large shareable plates so, come as you are and dine as you wish
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City Hall Bistro is one of my favorite places in downtown for lunch. A satisfying and healthy lunch to be exact. I've been here once for dinner as well.
Great service for large brunch group, good selection, tasty cocktails, valet parking. Second visit just as nice as first.
Originally born in Mexico City, Diego Fernandez brings over fifteen years of international experience in the culinary industry to his role as Executive Chef for The French Room. Fernandez learned his passion for the culinary arts early on, adopting a love for the industry from his father who’s a long- time chef himself.
In 2008, Fernandez began his culinary career at the Culinary Institute of America in New York where he studied culinary arts and restaurant management. Upon graduating, Fernandez moved to Florida to work as Chef de Partie at The Ritz Carlton, Orlando Grande Lakes where he refined his skills and passion for luxury service and hospitality. In 2012, Fernandez ventured back to his home-state of Texas where he and his father began a venture of their own opening Starfish, an upscale, seafood-focused restaurant in the heart of San Antonio. The father-son duo led the restaurant on to win applause and accolades, including being recognized as one of the “Top 10 Restaurants in Texas” by Texas Monthly in its first year. In 2014, Fernandez ventured to the West coast where he was immersed into a new world of fine dining, working as Chef de Partie in Michael Tusk’s award-winning, Quince.
Most recently, Fernandez served as Chef de Partie at Chicago’s three-star Michelin culinary mecca, Alinea. It was here that Fernandez perfected his techniques, serving in multiple executive roles throughout different departments of the kitchen.
Fernandez brings a keen attention to detail and high standards to his role at The Adolphus where he oversees all culinary operations for City Hall Bistro and The French Room.