New restaurant coming to Jefferson and Tyler


A mother/son entrepreneurial team is planning a new restaurant on West Jefferson at Polk, which has been the site of several restaurants in the past few years, most recently Los Herrera cafe.

JED’s Grill will offer classic American food with a modern twist, says Estela Gallegos, who is opening the restaurant with her son, Johnathan Korens. We popped in this week, and they mentioned hand-made tater tots, a bloody Mary recipe that sounded amazing, $1 mimosas on Sundays and several burgers, plus WiFi and a laptop-friendly bar.

The restaurant’s name comes from the first initials of the owners’ first names — Johnathan, Estela and her husband, Danny Gallegos, a Dallas Police Department lieutenant, who for years worked the beat that included this space. Estela has a couple of decades in the restaurant business, including ten years at IHOP, and Johnathan has worked in the restaurant business since he was 15.

JED’s is expected to open as soon as Nov. 27, if the owners can get their certificate of occupancy in time. They’ll be open 8 a.m.-9 p.m. serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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  • Have been in a couple of times already and think this is a great addition to the neighborhood. Hope everyone gives them a try. Good food, great owners and comfortable space, what else can you ask for.

  • Visited this place Friday night with friends. Great food and service. The owners and my party became close within minutes. Wonderful place, order the hummas!

  • Hope they have breakfast/brunch to go with the bloody mary. We’ll happily give them a try. Need more restaurants south of Bishop Arts (SOBA)

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