After an extensive, million-dollar renovation, The Blue Goose Cantina at 4757 W. Park Blvd. in Plano will officially reopen Aug. 22 at 5 p.m.
The talk of a massive remodel for the Plano location had been in the works since 2014, according to Matthew Frank, general manager of the Plano restaurant. “We didn’t want to be stuck in the ’80s forever,” Matthew told us back in May.
The renovation included gutting the inside down to a blank slate. Now, upon entering, a large, welcoming bar anchors the dining room. The interior is light and bright and open, the perfect atmosphere for a fun gathering with friends. New tile work, cedar beams, updated table tops and bright neon signs all add to the upbeat feel of the restaurant.
The restaurant ripped out the old patio, replacing it with two new patios, one of which is a traditional open-air patio, and a second which will be enclosed later this fall with glass garage doors that open or close depending on the weather.
The menus also got a bit of a revamp. The new easy-to-read, condensed menu lists the prices not only in American dollars but also in pesos to add a bit of Mexican flare.
According to Matthew, the number one goal upon reopening was to continue to provide excellent service. “Service is the name of the game,” said Matthew. “We want to give great experiences to people.”
We can attest. At our visit last night during soft opening, the service was on it. Our waiter (shout out, Pablo) made great dish and drink recommendations and kept the chips coming all night long.
Blue Goose caters to both the adults and the kids. While parents sip on cervezas, children can sit and be entertained at the tortilla-making window. It’s a win-win for everybody.
Although Matthew noted the increase of more upscale Mexican eateries popping up in town in recent years, he said the Blue Goose Plano renovation isn’t meant to compete with that look. The restaurant remains light, bright and colorful. “The Goose is not stuffy,” said Matthew. “We’re fun.”Blue Goose >