Downtown workers have been hovering around The Vault for awhile now, wondering when's it going to open and what kind of treasure awaits inside.
So I decided to go all Geraldo on the joint today and poke my head in there on a whim. The mysterious-sounding new restaurant in downtown Fort Worth's Tower, which was once the Bank One tower, has been serving up dinner for a couple weeks now.
I chatted with chef Gabriel Ochoa (formerly of Kalamatas in the Worthington), whose Mediterranean-inspired menu sounds fishy -- in a good way. There's Barramundi, Alaskan King Salmon and when I told Ochoa the best fish I've ever tasted was Opa, or Hawaiian Moon Fish, he nodded and said "We've got that on the menu now." (The menu changes daily.)
The Vault's pretty swanky inside, with prices to match ($26-$35 for entrees). They've managed to incorporate those clunky, ol' columns from the bank into their decor -- something all Tower tenants have had to deal with. And the V Lounge, downstairs, looks to be an inviting getaway. Once they get their liquor license, I'll be back to try The Vtini, which the manager recommended. As for the restaurant, it's open from 6 to 10 p.m. and reservations are a good idea. No word yet on when they'll open for lunch.