Photo by Catherine Downes.

A Look Inside Uptown’s Newest Bar, Dos Jefes

Expect dancing, tequila, and brunch.

Dos Jefes, a tequila and tapas bar housed in the old Nick & Sam’s Grill space in Uptown, is now open. Dos Jefes or “Two Bosses” in Spanish, is a joint project between Dallas restaurateur Joe Palladino, and CEO of World Class Capital, Nate Paul.


“I wanted to open an upscale tequila concept with a unique menu because, frankly, I’ve never done anything like it before,” says Joe Palladino in a statement. “I got my inspiration from a spot I found in Mexico City that had an incredible energy that I thought would be perfect for Uptown.”

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According to the press release:

“Dos Jefes will be serving small plates only from Wednesday through Sunday, featuring an eclectic blend of Latin and authentic Mexican flavors with an Asian influence. Among the signature dishes will be a Chilean Sea Bass ceviche made with roasted corn, avocado, tomato, house-made sea salt crackers and plantain chips…Executive Chef Samir Dhurandhar of Nick & Sam’s Steakhouse (also co-owned by Palladino) designed the Dos Jefes menu and will serve as its executive chef as well. Palladino also owns Nick & Sam’s Grill, Coal Vines, Quill Lounge in the Dallas Design District and Biergarten on Lamar outside the Omni Dallas Hotel.”


The top floor of the bar is called the 42 Room. The space only serves cocktails made with Don Julio 1942 Limited Edition Tequila while a video DJ plays upbeat dance music. Brunch is available every Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m. and will be served indoors and on the patio.