Monday, December 16, 2019

Copeland's Southlake Reopens with "New" New Orleans Look


Since 2007, Copeland’s at Hilton Dallas/Southlake Town Square has been bringing the best of New Orleans to Dallas Fort Worth with authentic cuisine, specialty martinis and punch bowls, live jazz, crawfish boils, and Mardi Gras celebrations. With the completion of its four week renovation, Copeland’s now looks and feels even more like the Crescent City. The restaurant has reopened for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The renovation transformed the restaurant’s dining and bar areas with new carpet, tables and chairs, lighting, artwork and private dining/party areas. Setting the French Quarter scene is a 10 foot wall mural of Jackson Square and St. Louis Cathedral in the dining room, which has been reconfigured to accommodate both large and small groups with two tops, four tops and banquette seating. Wrought iron accents and gas lamps mounted on the wall further enhance The Big Easy atmosphere.

One of the most notable changes is the expanded 360 degree bar with 100 feet of Chroma bar top that is fiber optically lit and can be changed to a rainbow of colors, including Southlake Carroll Dragon green for game nights. The bar retained its popular frosted taps that serve eight liquors at five degrees Fahrenheit and its signature ice bar which keeps beverages frosty cold upon serving. An illuminated three-foot-tall fleur de lis inside the bar is a tribute to the restaurant’s New Orleans roots. Appealing to the sports fan, there are four 50″ flat screen televisions in the bar and adjoining lounge area. A partial wall separates the bar area and dining room with four banquettes for dining in the bar area, which can also be reserved for private groups.

According to Mike Hutchison, general manager of Hilton Dallas/Southlake Town Square, the renovation intentionally incorporates a flexible floor plan to accommodate large groups and private parties.

“Our goal is to have a restaurant that appeals to the business traveler who is dining alone, meeting planner who wants a convenient place to host a group event, and a fun place for locals to hang out after a Carroll Dragons football game,” he said, noting the restaurant’s private dining room is still available.

Although the look has changed, Copeland’s menu of New Orleans-style cuisine remains the same with favorites such as eggplant pirogue, jambalaya pasta, po-boy sandwiches and an array of USDA prime steaks. New menu items will be announced later this fall.

For more information or to make a reservation, call 817-310-2199 or go to www.SouthlakeCopelands.com.