Nusr-Et Steakhouse, the over-the-top restaurant from social media star and Turkish restaurateur Nusret “Salt Bae” Gökçe, has set yet one more opening date, however don’t be shocked if it will get pushed again but once more.
An replace to Nusr-Et Steakhouse’s Google itemizing signifies that it’s set to open its doorways on Friday, March 5. Within the works since a minimum of 2017, when Gökçe shared photographs of himself scoping out places for the restaurant on Instagram, Nusr-Et’s debut has been plagued with delays. A yr later, in 2018, he lastly selected the restaurant’s location at 1900 Pearl Avenue within the Dallas Arts District. In 2019, job postings for Nusr-Et indicated that the restaurant would open in “summer time 2019.” After all, none of these dates ever introduced the precise opening of the restaurant.
Delaying opening dates continued all through 2020, too. Final yr, a former rep for the restaurant instructed Eater that the steakhouse would open in mid-November. That date was later pushed again to mid-February 2021 for as-yet-unexplained causes, and Nusr-Et Steakhouse nonetheless hasn’t opened its doorways. Final month, PaperCity reported that it will open on February 27, which clearly didn’t occur.
That, in fact, may have one thing to do with the truth that the restaurant is presently suing — and being sued — by the overall contractor on the challenge, BengeTexas. The duo of lawsuits allege all the pieces from Nusr-Et’s failure to pay building payments to an alleged embezzlement scheme involving BengeTexas and former Nusr-Et worker Steve Regan. In a submitting with the court docket on March 22, Regan denied that he was concerned in any embezzlement, and requested the court docket to take away him from the lawsuit based mostly on jurisdictional points.
In February, Eater additionally reported that the restaurant allegedly owes 1000’s of {dollars} to different contractors on the area at 1900 Pearl, in line with a number of liens filed in opposition to the challenge.
And it doesn’t seem that these delays are associated to building woes or allowing points. In February, Nusr-Et contractor Jim Benge, who’s presently suing Nusr-Et for greater than $900,000 in unpaid payments, instructed Eater that the restaurant was full, a minimum of in a building sense. “There’s tablecloths on the tables and it’s able to go,” Benge mentioned, whereas noting that the restaurant already had the permits it must open.
The lawsuits involving Nusr-Et Steakhouse are nonetheless pending, although a listening to that might end result within the dismissal of Nusr-Et’s lawsuit is about for March 29. Perhaps the restaurant will probably be open by then.
Eater has reached out for extra particulars on if March 5 is, actually, the precise opening date. Keep tuned for an replace.

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