Neighborhood Services, a unique culinary concept by renowned chef Nick Badovinus, has arrived at the Omni Frisco Hotel featuring his signature self-described fare, “honest food and drink in the American tradition.” Thanks to a creative New American menu with seasonal choices and superb cocktails, Neighborhood Services won’t be a place for quiet conversation, but the always-busy settings have a cozy and clubby vibe
The NS menu will include egalitarian American food with an eclectic twist that has something for everyone. Sophisticated, no-frills meat and seafood dishes, fresh pastas, salads, and inventive daily specials alongside the best gourmet burger. In addition, OUR NS in the Omni Frisco Hotel will be the ONLY Neighborhood Services to offer breakfast and brunch.
I wanted to hire a Chef that has the ability to create ownership and authorship of food and unique dishes. I wanted someone who views this role as an opportunity to make a mark in Frisco and to ‘make breakfast personal.’ I know I’ve found that guy in Chef Richie (Blankenship).”
Chef Blankenship’s menu is creative but not crazy. The service is incredible and the staff is working hard to make it a special experience whether you are a regular NS Dallas client or a first timer to Frisco.
On Thursday morning, for our Media “Sneak Peek” brunch, we were served a few of their breakfast and brunch menu items. Starting off with a hand-crafted beet juice plus an avocado kale smoothie that were both packed with vitamins and absolutely delicious.
We then moved on to:
- HOUSE GRANOLA AND YOGURT: Served with fresh fruit and house-made jam, the granola was slightly toasted and mixed with a sprinkling of flax seeds
- AVOCADO TOAST: A not-too-thick slice of grilled sourdough bread topped with pickled onions, ricotta cheese, arugula, and a fried egg
- QUINOA BOWL: Broccoli florets with almond pesto, slices of avocado, flax seeds, pickled carrots, and ricotta cheese served with a soft egg on top. This dish tasted best when mixed all together.
- SMOKED PORK HASH: Smoked pork shoulder slices with crispy potatoes, jack cheese, grilled peppers, and cilantro
- CHURRO FRENCH TOAST: Hearty wheat bread lightly fried with cinnamon sugar, salty dulce de leche, Chantilly cream, and topped with barrel-aged maple syrup. Delightfully decadent and delicious!
Neighborhood Services will feature menu favorites such as the Butcher’s Meatballs, Crispy Asparagus, Butcher’s Burger and more, as well as its nightly plates like the Meatloaf and Mash and Chicken and Dumplings.
The restaurant’s premiere brunch menu, debuting Friday, August 25, will put a Neighborhood Services twist on brunch favorites including Avocado Toast, House Granola and Yogurt, a Quinoa Bowl and the sweetest item of all – Churro French Toast. Hotel guests and the communities of Frisco and North Texas will find exceptional culinary experiences within the hotel.
In addition to being a full-sized restaurant, the NS space has a private dining room which can seat twelve, a long bar, overlooks The Plaza, and has patios on both the west (with fire features) and south sides of the restaurant offering full outdoor dining service and cocktails.
Neighborhood Services senior management includes:
- Executive Chef, Richard “Richie” Blankenship – Chef Richard Blankenship brings nearly 10 years of expertise in creating upscale culinary experiences for patrons in Dallas. He joins the luxurious Omni Frisco Hotel from his role as executive chef for CBD Provisions at the Joule Hotel where he secured top rankings for that restaurant. Before that, Blankenship was executive chef for Nick & Sam’s Grill. His culinary career started at Charlie Palmer Group where he worked his way up to executive sous chef. Chef Blankenship honed his skills at The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York.
- General Manager, Michael Salerno
- Neighborhood Services concept founder and chef, Nick Badovinus
- General Manager of Omni Hotel Frisco, Jeff Smith