Life’s a beach, so you might as well take in the views. And there are no better views of Plano’s growing restaurant scene than from Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar, the latest Legacy West dining spot to open its doors. Leave your troubles at the door and get ready to relax with upscale food, drinks and shopping all in the same space.
The island-inspired destination is only the second mixed restaurant/retail space of its kind to open in Texas and the first to open in the Dallas area. And with its tailored menu and design, it has already found a hungry audience ready to be taken away on a luxurious adventure.
“Tommy Bahama is all about feeling comfortable,” Rob Goldberg, executive vice president of restaurants, said. “It’s like going on vacation.”
Diners will find elegant dishes that reflect Tommy Bahama’s famous beachy brand they have come to know and love. But, they may be surprised by the subtle additions of eclectic ingredients in their favorite entrees – like their Kona Coffee Crusted Ribeye, which incorporates coffee famously grown in one region of Hawaii.
Don Donley, director of culinary, calls their Grilled Baby Back Pork Ribs an essential item on their menu: “They are a little bit of sweet and a little bit of heat.”
Escape the Texas heat with the extensive drink menu featuring both refreshing fruity cocktails and rich rum concoctions. Worries just seem to slip away with one of their mojitos in hand.
The location’s design keeps things breezy with its calming yet chic interior style featuring both soothing neutrals and fun dashes of color from its custom Tommy Bahama print accent walls. The seamless integration of the interior and exterior seating lets diners comfortably move through the space as if hanging out in their own beachside home. For a little extra touch of natural lighting, both the bar windows and patio cover can be opened up to bring in the sunshine.
“We want to feel residential,” Rob said. “People are time starved, so if you can combine something they have to do [with relaxing], then you kind of have it figured out.”
Tommy Bahama has already started to build up a buzz with 150 guests coming out on the restaurant’s unannounced opening night. With all of the exciting things opening in West Plano, the staff is just excited to continue to see the area grow and to start building relationships with the community.
“There is a great sense of pride in Plano,” Rob said. “The more time we spend with the community the better we can get a feel of what they want.”
Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar will celebrate a grand opening on Saturday, Aug. 19 with live music and an offering of signature drinks and hors d’oeuvres from 11:00am-3:00pm. The first 50 guests will also be greeted with fresh leis.Tommy Bahama >