World-renowned chef Stephan Pyles wanted his newest Dallas venture, the Flora Street Café, to create a “more refined, personalized experience” in a small, intimate venue.
Structure Tone helped Chef Pyles achieve that vision, managing the interior construction of his new full-service restaurant in the heart of the Dallas Arts District. The 5,400sf, detached, one-story building features a central open kitchen, European Opera House-inspired deconstructed chandeliers and a Shylight from Studio Drift in Amsterdam, which conducts a private ballet for each guest.
Chef Pyles’ aggressive goal of opening the Flora Street Café by the summer of 2016 meant construction had to be substantially completed within just four months. Construction coordination made all the difference in specifying, ordering and installing the restaurant’s unique finishes, which each depended on the next for the schedule to move forward smoothly.
Structure Tone took the lead on installing the wine cabinets, LED alabaster panels and the banquettes to ensure they met Chef Pyles’ standards and requests. We also worked with Studio Drift to install and coordinate the technological and infrastructure requirements of the unique Shylight light fixtures. With the kitchen equipment completed by an outside contractor, coordinating all the plumbing, electrical and other infrastructure items was also crucial. Daily site walks and coordination meetings with the kitchen contractor helped us get an in-depth analysis of the space and gave us the opportunity to mitigate issues upfront. The result was a seamless installation with no issues concerning kitchen equipment connections and locations.
The restaurant opened as planned in May 2016 to great fanfare and, as Chef Pyles explains, as the newest example of a “return to fine dining” in Dallas.
2330 Flora Street, Dallas, TX