With a 20-year legacy of quality dining in Dallas, Jasper’s is known as the perfect place to celebrate special occasions.

Operations Director Robert Foltz said the brand began with Abacus, a high-end fine dining establishment in 1999. The restaurant saw immediate success, so the ownership team wanted to create a more approachable option—Jasper’s.

Foltz said Jasper’s name was inspired by artist Jasper Johns, known for turning regular items into art with his abstract style. The ownership team wanted to do the same with its trademarked “Gourmet Backyard Cuisine”: take familiar comfort dishes and give them a unique culinary spin.

Top menu items and beverages

Jasper’s chefs are always exploring new cooking styles. The kitchen has various ways of cooking its menu items, including a live grill and rotisserie featuring hickory and oak, wood burning smoker, a pizza oven, sautéing and baking.

Top menu items at Jasper’s include:
  • pecan-crusted trout
  • Maytag blue cheese potato chips
  • caesar salad with award-winning dressing
  • rotisserie prime rib
  • slow smoked St. Louis ribs
  • aged gouda mac and cheese
Jasper’s offers popular dishes and a variety of craft cocktails made with homemade syrups and infused spirits like orange and lemon vodka, grapefruit vodka and jalapeno tequila, all made in-house.

Some of Jasper’s signature cocktails include:
  • The Tinsley: a citrus martini made with Jasper’s citrus-infused vodka, lemon, orange and sweet and sour
  • Barrel-aged old fashioned: Amador Double Barrel Bourbon, orange, vanilla, and Angostura bitters
  • Brush Fire: a margarita turned martini made with Jasper’s jalapeno-infused tequila, Grand Marnier, lime and a tajin rim
Jasper’s also has a well-stocked wine room with 750 bottles for guests. Foltz said they stock popular bottles and brands, along with family-owned boutique wines that could be difficult to find elsewhere.

Special celebrations and events

Jasper’s aims to establish itself in the culinary world, create connections and provide value for its customers. Jasper’s hosts unique events, including:At Jasper’s, Mother’s Day is a special occasion for families to show appreciation for mothers.

“Mother’s Day is a special day to us—it’s our Super Bowl,” Foltz said.

On Mother’s Day, Jasper’s will offer a $55 three-course menu. There are options for brunch and lunch, with a different menu each year. See this year’s Mother’s Day menu and book a reservation online.

Jasper’s also hosts monthly painting classes one Saturday a month at 2:30pm. An instructor from photography company Shoot’emUp Sam guides participants through the painting process. The happy hour menu is available and attendees can purchase bites and drinks as they paint. The event is free and supplies are provided. Individuals can sign up on Resy.

For diners looking to pair their meal, Jasper’s wine dinners are a great option. The restaurant hosts a winery and a representative to discuss the wine, answer questions and engage with guests. The wine dinners are a four- to five-course meal priced at $95 per person. The chefs create a special menu to complement the wines being tasted. This year, Jasper’s is scheduled to host 17 events, which guests can sign up for on Resy.

“It’s a unique opportunity to try exclusive foods and we also extend the discounted price we get as a restaurant for guests if they’d like to buy the bottle,” Foltz said.

Jasper’s offers value to its customers through special deals on their favorite dishes every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday night.

On Tuesday, Jasper’s serves its slow-smoked St. Louis ribs with a baked potato salad for $18, down from $38.

Wednesday is ladies’ night out at Jasper’s. Women can order from the three-course menu for $28.

On Thursdays, Jasper’s offers a 12-ounce prime rib with a fully loaded baked potato for $29. Customers who order the prime rib can also get half-price on wine. The regular price for the same 12-ounce prime rib without a side is $56.

Jasper’s Saturday special is “Sushi Saturday” and the restaurant offers half price sushi on Saturday nights.

“Guests are looking for more and more opportunities for value,” Foltz said. “And we think that we can deliver that with our regular menu, but we've designed our daily specials to add more value so that they can come in and get a great meal and they can do it on a weekly basis.”

Jasper’s is committed to passionately building memorable relationships with friends, family and community. Jasper’s also offers a full-service catering department available for social and professional engagements. Ready to wine and dine? Visit the website at jaspersrichardson.com.

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