Chef Brian Olenjack, a former chef at Reata and his namesake Olenjack’s Grille in Arlington, will launch Eagle Mountain Tavern in a former Cajun restaurant.
“Since the first time I met Brian, we talked about doing a restaurant togeher,” said co-owner Mark Caffey of Fort Worth.
Caffey said the restaurant will serve Olenjack’s signature shrimp and grits and smothered chicken along with burgers and a few steak and seafood dishes.
(The website is vague, but Olenjack is expected to include items from Olenjack’s and restore more of a casual sports-bar-and-grill menu. The location originally opened as a steakhouse.)
“It’ll be a casual family restaurant,” Caffey said: “If we do have white tablecloths, there’ll be paper on top for kids to draw on.”
Watch for the opening by October at 7255 Boat Club Road; eaglemountaintavern.com
Boo-Ray’s of New Orleans, the former occupant at that location, is expected to open about October in its new location at 5728 Boat Club Road on the corner at Ten Mile Bridge Road.
That’s closer to downtown and Lake Worth, and it’s also on the right-hand side for hundreds of daily commuters headed home.