Campo Closes, To Reopen as a New Concept in a Few Months

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Goodbye lamb's neck gnocci.
If you were planning on dining at Campo this weekend you'll need to find other plans. News of the restaurant's closure is spreading like and Internet bushfire on Eater, Escape Hatch and other food blogs.

Owner John Paul Valverde is quoted as saying the restaurant is not gone for good, but will reopen as a new concept in a few months. He doesn't give any details about the new restaurant, other than it will be more approachable and more friendly, though.

Campo opened late last year with popular chef Matt McCallister at the helm. Investors loomed, and when McCallister was offered a restaurant of his own he took the money and ran. His new concept, FT 33, is due to open soon in the Design District.

Campo, meanwhile cycled two chefs to try and recover from McCallister's departure. Josh Black was first promoted, and then Michael Ehlert was brought in after he left The Chesterfield downtown. Neither could keep customers interested enough to keep Campo open.

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Campo Modern Bistro - CLOSED

1115 N. Beckley Ave., Dallas, TX

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foodbiatch
foodbiatch

That lamb neck gnocchi was damn good though.

kergo1spaceship
kergo1spaceship

 @foodbiatch 

 

Fooddick here,

       right!?  that gnocchi with it's subtle nuance, and elegent flavor........so weird that something this good could come from a dirty little coach, who yells at players in his northeast accent.  RIP, Dave Campo!

 

ps-Scott, we need another story about Matt M!  Please........or a food truck story. Or better yet, the TOP 100.

dfw75208
dfw75208

 @kergo1spaceship  @foodbiatch  Or better yet, a story about Tesar (oh, sorry this isn't D)...

 

But, it's too bad about Campo.  The food there was solid, but it never found it's niche and service was often awkward.  I remember being lectured that I should have known that a pasta dish was tiny and not enough for a meal because it was only $14 or whatever.   My last meal there was a $100 brunch.  Really.   I love the OC restaurant scene, but Campo got lost in it.  I never knew why I should go there. 

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