As a licensing consultant in Dallas, TX, the team at LaBarba Permit Service has the distinct privilege of working with some of the finest restaurants and businesses in the city. One perfect example of this is our work with Bullion, the much-buzzed-about French restaurant opened by chef Bruno Davaillon.

LaBarba Permit Service provided consulting and services related to alcohol permitting and entity formation for Bullion. We were very pleased to see that the restaurant was recently named the Best French Restaurant in Dallas in D Magazine.

Chef Bruno Davaillon

Chef Bruno Davaillon previously worked as the head chef at The Mansion on Turtle Creek. Davaillon combines decadent elements with deceptively simple preparations, creating a meal experience unlike any other in Dallas. For example, the Dallas Observer recently raved about one dish, the filet of bison.

“The scene-stealing red meat is a filet of bison offered Wednesdays only,” the review reads. “The cut is fall-apart tender—the steak knife is just a formality—after a long, slow cook. Then, to approximate the rustic pleasures of a bowl of pot au feu stew, it’s surrounded by carrots and root vegetables and topped with a splash of beef broth and a pat of bone marrow.”

In naming Bullion the best Fresh restaurant in the city, D Magazine gave credit where credit was due: to Davaillon.

“That we kept Davaillon in Dallas is a coup,” the article reads. “We have every right to suspect that he will relax into himself even further. His cooking is imbued with originality—and a very particular, focused warmth.”

The decor

There is nothing humble or understated about the design of Bullion—and that’s part of the fun of eating there. As D Magazine put it, “Bullion is as much about the indulgences being prepared in the kitchen as it is the trappings of the dining room.”

The Dallas Observer compared Bullion’s décor to a scene from the TV show Mad Men, and it does feel quite indulgent and glamorously old-fashioned to dine there.

“The restaurant showcases specially commissioned sculptures by American and French artists, a series of eclectic canvases and the soft glow of acoustic ceiling tiles covered with gold paint,” the Dallas Observer article continues. “Practically everything seems to be made from mohair velvet, deep blue leather or darkly polished woods, except, of course, for the brass bars that run around the backs of the booths and the equally golden lamps that grace each table.”

Our work

As a licensing consultant in Dallas, TX, LaBarba Permit Service is proud to have provided our services for such an outstanding restaurant.

Our services included upfront consultation regarding the proper TABC permits and entity structure to meet the needs and requirements of the restaurant. We processed the TABC Permit Application, obtained required legal publication, processed assumed name filing and obtained an alcohol survey for the business, allowing them to sell alcohol.

If you would like to learn more about our work as a licensing consultant in Dallas, TX, please contact LaBarba Permit Service anytime.