New restaurant preps to-go fare for Fort Worth's downtown work set
A new restaurant will open this fall in Sundance Square that's an offspring of longtime classic Reata Restaurant. Called 203 Cafe, it will open at 203 Commerce St., between the Wells Fargo and Bank of America towers.
The restaurant will be located on the second floor of the Fire Station No. 1 building. The space was previously home to Firehall Deli and a location of Alonti Cafe & Catering.
Designed for downtown office workers on the go, 203 Cafe will offer fast-casual breakfast and lunch, Monday through Friday, along with catering to downtown businesses. It will be open 7 am-3 pm.
Mike Micallef, Reata owner and president of Reata Restaurant Group, says that the new restaurant will fill a growing need for catering services.
"When we initially established 'Reata on the Road' as a temporary catering company back in 2001, we had no idea how significant our catering business would grow to be, especially among the downtown office community," Micallef says in a release. "We also recognize that sometimes office workers need another option for lunch on the go. 203 Café will provide a different menu than Reata through satisfying items that are easy to take back to a desk or a conference room."
203 Cafe will focus on signature sandwiches such as:
- The Reuben: Housemade pastrami with applewood-smoked bacon, Swiss cheese, housemade fennel sauerkraut, and whole grain mustard, served on toasted pumpernickel rye bread.
- The Turkey: Citrus and herb-roasted turkey breast sliced thin, with whole grain mustard, arugula, and sliced red onions, served on a croissant roll.
- The Buffalo Shrimp: Fried Bay shrimp tossed in spicy buffalo sauce, with shredded iceberg, red cabbage, cilantro, sliced tomatoes, cotija cheese, and garlic aioli, served on toasted ciabatta.
- The Bratwurst: Traditional German sausage of pork and spices steamed in lager, with sauerkraut and whole grain mustard, served on a toasted pretzel roll.
Johnny Campbell, president and chief executive officer of Sundance Square, says that 203 Café will fill a niche in Sundance Square "with a high-quality, first-class offering."