UPDATE: In addition to City Tavern Downtown and Katy Trail Ice House, owners/management with other restaurants that been mentioned in the “About Us” section of Redfield’s Tavern’s website have been distancing themselves from the Medical District bar and grill over the last 48 hours. That includes Bryan Street Tavern.
Joe Hinkson, one of the Bryan Street owners, contacted Dallas Voice today (Friday, Oct. 23), to make sure that everyone knows the owners at Redfield’s Tavern are in no way connected to; Bryan Street Tavern, and that Bryan Street, located at 4315 Bryan Street in Dallas, welcomes the LGBTQ community.
The “About Us” section of the Redfield’s Tavern website originally include a sentence saying that the “partners of Redfield’s have had a hand in other places around Dallas,” then going on to list several restaurants. All reference to other restaurants has now been removed from the Redfield’s website.
As the controversy over Redfield’s Tavern in the Medical District continues, Lee Ann Lewis has contacted Dallas Voice to reiterate that, despite a statement on the Redfield’s website saying that the partners of that establishment “have had a hand” in several other businesses, including City Tavern Downtown Dallas, she and her husband are the sole owners of City Tavern, and there is absolutely no connection between the Downtown restaurant and the Medical District restaurant.
“This establishment [Redfield’s Tavern] has nothing to do with us,” Lewis wrote. “We [at City Tavern Downtown Dallas] welcome the LBTQ community with open arms, and we host a Pride Night every Wednesday.”
City Tavern Downtown Dallas is located at 1514 Elm St., and is open daily from 11 a.m.-2 a.m., serving lunch and dinner, and brunch on weekends, according to the restaurant’s website. Check the website for daily specials and to see the menu.
— Tammye Nash