James Neel Closes Tramontana in Dallas

Chef/owner James Neel of Tramontana has decided to close his bistro in Preston Center. He just sent out this message.

Thank you to all my loyal customers and now friends who have made the last 12 years at Tramontana, the best of my life. The end of my lease is here and I have decided not to renew and given the recent economic downturn, I have closed Tramontana. Let’s vow to continue to enjoy great food and wine and support our local chef owned restaurants. I hope to cook for you again as I will continue cooking in the Dallas area.

Chef Neel has been a vibrant force in the Dallas community. Let’s all wish him well.


  • littleloo

    Very sad news. The Neels are good people and the food was amazing.

  • I loved Tramontana!

  • The Janitor

    Tramontana will be missed for both the great food and the warmth the Neels infused their restaurant with. Every visit was memorable for that sense of being among friends.

  • John

    Tramontana was my favorite restaurant. Always had many things on the menu I would like to eat. I will miss it, particularly the best dessert souffles in town.