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Crown Block (Reunion Tower, Dallas)

Reunion Tower is the most iconic building in the Dallas skyline. The gleaming sphere is known for its customized light displays and vibrant hues, which are used to celebrate and commemorate various occasions. Since 1978, locals and travelers could also enjoy a memorable meal inside the “big ball,” but that all changed in May of 2020.

The longtime restaurant space shuttered with the departure of the original Reunion Tower steakhouse Antares’ successor, Wolfgang Puck’s Five Sixty. It was one of many pandemic closures, marking an era of hardship for the restaurant industry and the world. But, in April of 2023, renowned hospitality experts Elizabeth Blau and Kim Canteenwalla brought new life into a time-honored landmark with the debut of Crown Block.

In partnership with Hunt Realty Investments, the team introduced Crown Block, a seafood and steakhouse concept celebrating all things grilled, seared, and roasted. The plates, brunch stations, cocktails, and refined wine list offer guests a sense of adventure and whimsey, with fresh, unexpected flavor combinations and a bit of Las Vegas-inspired flair. Its sister event space, The Crown Room, houses events, bridal showers, and parties of all kinds. The floor-to-ceiling windows offer views unlike any other, and the wall art, décor, and dining room pay homage to the roots of the state and its current Texas glamour. Its arrival was so anticipated that it booked 10,000 reservations before its official opening.

Crown Block’s mission is to serve the people of Dallas. It’s evident in the unmatched level of hospitality and attention to detail on each plate, but more than anything, Crown Block wants to welcome the people of Dallas home, allowing them to reclaim the view that so many cherish and make memories within.