By Bonnie Walker
Posted on01 September 2011.
The Lodge Restaurant of Castle Hills will close its doors Dec. 31, following a final New Year's Eve celebration, according to owners Jason and Crystal Dady.
In a Twitter posting earlier this afternoon, chef Jason Dady said, "Fine dining is on life support and I don't want to be here when it dies. We are gonna finish strong and then move on."
Contrary to rumors, Dady (nor anyone in his family) does not own the property. And, the Dady's don't have plans to open another restaurant at the address. "Not at this time, not sure we can ever duplicate it," said Crystal Dady. "The property and setting is so beautiful and unique, however, you never know what Jason will be doing next."
In the 10 years it has been open, the restaurant has received accolades from local, regional and national media for both its fine dining and atmosphere. The Lodge will continue to offer Dady’s five-course Tasting Menu and eight-course Chef Degustation Menu and two- and three- course lunch menus for $12 and $15 until it closes.
The Lodge is open for lunch from 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. and dinner begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday. Reservations can be made by calling 210-349-8466.
The Jason Dady Restaurant Group will continue to operate their other facilities, including BIN 555 Restaurant and Wine Bar, Tre Trattoria Alamo Heights, Tre Trattoria Downtown, Two Bros BBQ Market and the DUK Truck.