DW Bistro’s Bryce Krausman and Dalton Wilson have gotten used to high expectations and disappointments swirling around their long-time expansion plans, but their move to The Gramercy is finally showing very physical proof a new era for the pair is on the way.
Originally planned as an 8,000-square-foot combination restaurant and market expansion, DW Bistro will now simply relocate to a smaller, 4,512-square-foot space at the apartment community, replicating their extremely popular, six-year-old original restaurant located less than a mile south at the Lynden Square retail center.
Work started on the new restaurant with an estimated construction budget of $812,168. Previously hoped to be completed by Labor Day, conveniently just after their original lease expires, the late start appears to be adding months, rather than weeks, to a future opening date. The relocated space will maintain DW’s daily schedule including their famed brunch and offer lunch and "an elevated dinner, to kind of up the ante a little bit."
The market concept won’t be going to waste. Within the next few months they also plan to take over the closed Mundo space in the Las Vegas Design Center at the World Market. Guests headed to the January 2017 Las Vegas Market furniture, home décor and gift expo are already being told DW Bistro@MKT will be ready with breakfast, lunch and dinner menus and offer a full-service bar.
DW have been looking for a downtown foothold for years, including announcing they would take over the long-shuttered Andre’s restaurant site on Sixth Street back in 2012.