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New modern steakhouse Wicked Butcher is now open in Fort Worth’s Sinclair hotel

January 31,2020

See full Dallas Morning News article by Narda Perez here.

A new swanky steakhouse has opened in one of Fort Worth’s most historic buildings.

The Wicked Butcher made its debut Jan. 29. You can find the modern steakhouse inside historic downtown Fort Worth’s Sinclair hotel on Main Street right in Sundance Square.

When you walk into the hotel’s lobby, you’ll take the stairs to the lower level where you’ll be met with sleek, art deco influences that include glossy white brick and tile, marble features, emerald colors and windows lined with wine bottles. The brass fixtures with low lighting makes for a more luxurious feel in the space.

The modern steakhouse is the latest restaurant to join the Dallas-based restaurant group DRG Concepts. Some of the group’s other restaurant concepts include Wild Salsa and Chop House Burger.

Chefs Richard Triptow and Austin Carlson are leading the culinary team at Wicked Butcher in addition to the food and beverage services at The Sinclair hotel.

Steak prices range anywhere from $42 for a filet mignon to $180 for a 32-ounce dry-aged tomahawk chop. Other main dishes range from $28 to $56.

There is a lunch and dinner menu at the steakhouse that the chefs helped curate, Triptow says. Anytime he’s tasked with creating a menu, he draws inspiration almost as soon as he starts thinking about it.

First, he centers his potential dishes on the protein he is using, whether it be beef, chicken or fish. After that, he starts thinking of accompanying sides and flavors that can mix well. “I can taste it in my head before actually tasting it,” Triptow says.

Given Triptow’s background in visual arts, it’s no surprise he highly values the presentation of the dishes.

Some of the signature dishes on the menu include a tomahawk ribeye, porterhouse and a 30-day dry-aged ribeye. If you like seafood, they have an assortment of oysters, crab, lobster and swordfish on the menu.

Side dishes include a creamy mac and cheese, corn creme brulee and a Wicked hash.

For those looking to get their drink fix, the steakhouse has a cocktail and wine menu. The Wicked Bar opened in December, and RTB, the rooftop bar at The Sinclair, will open this spring.

Wicked Butcher is located at 512 Main Street, Fort Worth, inside the Sinclair hotel. Hours are 5 to 11 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Locations Mentioned: Chop House Burger, The Sinclair, Autograph Collection Hotel, Wicked Butcher