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Mar 7, 2011 12:09 PM


Saw a coming soon banner for Meltzer's on I-35 just past 183. In the old Antonio's location.

A google search came up empty. Anyone have scoop on what kind of place this will be?

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  1. They have a website that, according to the contact info is the same place:

    The stark white and black paint job is...interesting. Given the location I wonder if it is going to class it up a bit, or if it will be more like BW3.

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    1. re: bbq1995

      Thanks, my search didn't catch that. Interesting they don't plan to accept credit cards, just cash and checks. Hope they change that!

      1. re: amykragan

        Yeah, not sure what is up with that. The website didn't look to professional and the menu was almost too large.

        We'll see what happens.

        1. re: bbq1995

          i thought the same thing!
          it's an odd mish-mash of dishes.

    2. That menu is all over the place so it's doubtful anything is interesting. Not taking cards is deal killer unless you are a trailer. I give them 6 months before they're on the RIP thread.

      1. Menu looks like a "before" on Ramsey Kitchen Nightmares

        1. I take walks past this place pretty frequently. I think the sign says April 1st is there opening date. I'm a bit confused by the menu as well. Why would you advertise to be a Classic European style deli & pub and include a menu item like, miso-teriyaki, but if we look at the location this restaurant seems to have to cater to locals and hotel guest. Which can be tricky considering the growing number to conventions and businesses in the area. O yeah, and are we also a tech city so maybe some of those visitor's are Asian. Whatever the reason for the expansive menu selection I'm sure the Pastrami will be decent and the beer selection vast. I'll probably mosey on over there once they open.

          O, and for those of us, like myself, who was not aware of the Meltzer name he has credentials. Check out this article I found Cheers ! Eat on!

          1. I know a bit about this restaurant as I know someone that works there. I am going to a soft opening this week so I will supply a bit more about it. The menu is actually really nice and upscale for a pub. They invested a lot in the restaurant from a $50K cooling system for the beer line refrigeration to keep the beer cold to the tap all the way to a 100ft cold box for all the perishables. The kitchen is staffed with experienced trained line cooks and chefs, so I believe the quality will be very good. Speaking of beer, I hear they have over 30 beers on tap from all over the world. I will post another note after my dinner this week.

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            1. re: mraleyatx

              Bumping the thread to see if anyone has been yet. Any thoughts?

              1. re: Homero

                Surprised no one has tried this place yet.

                1. re: amykragan

                  We drive by it daily. The amount of cars in the lot makes me think they won't make it. The menu looks like a top ten of other chains. Unless there's a groupon, I'm passing.

                  1. re: Larikatz

                    Sometimes responses like these almost make me feel like people enjoy the demise of local businesses. I'm not saying they're doing everything right, or that they aren't but why see them as already closed when they barely just opened? Also, do you drive by during meal times?