The Village on the Parkway in Addison has hosted an old neighborhood favorite, Mercy Wine Bar. Now the location appears to have a suitable new tenant. District, a San Francisco export that aims for a cozy feel with globally-inspired cuisine, offers an extensive wine and whiskey program at the bar – music to the ears of anyone who missed the impressive wine list. from Mercy.
The neighborhood is a spacious 3,8000 square feet, including a U-shaped bar with walls lined with booths and tables and a patio that seats 40 people. Certified Sommelier Ron Taylor designed the extensive wine program, which includes a range of prices and choices that will appeal to those missing Mercy’s selection.
The whiskey program lives up to their wine offerings and includes a selection of Texas craft whiskeys as well as Japanese and Irish/Scottish sections.
The menu, designed by the partner chef Aaron Staudenmaier, focuses on “globally inspired sharing plates”. Staudenmaier is a veteran of The Mansion on Turtle Creek and the Little Washington Inntwo renowned gastronomic destinations.
“The menu is designed to introduce customers to new flavors and return to old favorites while remaining accessible,” Staudenmaier said in a press release. “Diners can be as comfortable or as adventurous as they want.”
Some examples of what customers can order include crispy squash blossoms, sweet potato pakoras (Indian vegetable fritters), fontina and spinach arancini (stuffed rice balls), hamachi crudo (a version of amberjack and amberjack served raw), lamb meatballs, Korean barbecue pork belly, ceviche mixto and duck confit sacchettoni (stuffed pasta).
The district is open now and accepting reservations Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to midnight. Find them at 5100 Belt Line Rd, #544, Dallas, Texas.