Smoke Will Open a Second Location in Plano

Smoke, the popular Oak Cliff restaurant, will open a second location in Plano in late 2014.

smokeThe boys over at Smoke, next to the Belmont Hotel in Oak Cliff, have quit counting money long enough lease a space for a second location. The Three Amigos, Christopher Zielke, Christopher Jeffers, Tim Byres (Smoke, Bar Belmont, Chicken Scratch, and The Foundry), are taking over the space formerly known as Snuffer’s and before that Tony Roma’s and Sfuzzi in the Preston Towne Crossing at Preston and Park in Plano. (Yes, near Trader Joe’s!)

The menu at the new place will mirror Tim Byres’ philosophy and scratch-bake kitchen with regional ingredients. Byres plans to overhaul his original menu and debut a new one at both places. He also plans to add two smokers to the kitchen.

The 5,800-square-foot space restaurant will be gutted and redesigned by Dallas-based Coeval Studio, led by John Paul Valverde and Miguel Vicens. The vibe will mimic the original Smoke.

The Three Amigos have big plans for a patio expansion. The image you see here is a working sketch of the patio. They haven’t taken possession of the building so they’re still jamming on ideas. “We want a heavily landscaped patio to break up the expanse of that parking lot,” Chris Zielke says. “We’re going to add mature Texas trees around the building.”

Plans call for a late 2014 opening.


  • stephenedmo

    Can you hear the screams of joy all the way down in Dallas?

  • TLS

    I’m screaming!

  • Jeff Hayden

    Wait, what?! That Snuffers has closed? It was always so busy.

    • Joy Jones Anderson

      Not closed yet! Hopefully just finding a new location.

  • JJJ

    I’m confused…is that Snuffer’s at Park and Preston closing? I was just there this week.

  • JJJ

    I’m confused…is that Snuffer’s at Park and Preston closing??

    • Nancy Nichols

      Yes, Snuffer’s is closing. Their lease was not renewed.

  • Jon Battle

    Nancy – thank you for being the bearer of great news !! First Lockhart, now Smoke !!

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  • Donnie Swango

    Smoke may be something good…….had better be when Snuffers is taken from those of us in Plano. Hope they find another good location and return to our area soon.

    • Joy Jones Anderson

      Sure gonna try!

  • BnB Tom

    I hope their service is better than their ability to answer their “contact” mail!!
    I requested an ‘approximate’ opening date twice in 3 months with not even a whimper of an answer : [
    We went to the Dallas location and really enjoyed the food, atmosphere and service a couple of years ago. The ONLY reason we had not gone back was because of the distance from Frisco.
    Hope everything is as good at the NOW OPEN new PLANO location as I remember from the Dallas locale.