Waxahachie’s newest restaurant will seat you now
After long anticipation, upscale Americana restaurant Prime 115 opened its doors tonight, bringing elegant dining to Waxahachie’s downtown square.
Located in the renovated old bank building at 114 South Rogers, Prime 115 combines a chophouse classicism with a new American flair. The latest addition to the downtown square is a next-step by the people behind Bistro 115 after a fire closed the former dining spot.
Menu items include New York strip, Delmonico ribeye, Kung Pao style toasted peanut chili and an eight-ounce Wagyu beef burger.
For seafood, there’s salmon, swordfish, lump crab beignets and a daily catch.
For the sides, diners will enjoy duchess potatoes, lobster mac and cheese, roasted mushrooms, crispy brussels sprouts and crispy rice among others.
“We saw a need for a fine dining, steakhouse experience in Waxahachie and came to love the community so much through Bistro that we wanted to make sure we not only filled that need, but also had the opportunity to stretch our legs creatively,” says Prime 115 Partner and Chef de Cuisine Brandon Beckett.
Brandon is a Texas native who has more than a decade’s experience in creating culinary experiences. Mo Hadzovic is the other partner behind the new venture. He’s a Bronx native who was born into a family of restaurateurs, accruing 35 years of experience before opening Prime 115.
“A restaurant isn’t just about the owners. We are a family. It’s important to note that we have the same standards for ourselves as we do for our team and I think you’ll see, this team was hand picked for success,” Brandon adds.
The staff includes Sommelier Rudy Mikula, who’s earned a respected reputation in fine restaurants throughout New York and Dallas; and Bar Manager Hunter Thomas, a follower of the Enlightened Hospitality theory and a classical singer as well.
“They are the same team that brought you Bistro 115 before the fire in May,” says Brandon. “We are really excited to bring some new players into this. Rudy Mikula is our general manager [and] sommelier and has worked for some of the most popular restaurants in the country. His knowledge and experience are sure to be icing on the cake when it comes to ensuring every guest has the experience they deserve.
The renovation of the old bank building that served for decades as the Ellis County treasurer’s office has occupied the team for the most of 2020. Finally opening now as the year draws to a close, Prime 115 has built an eager following that’s patiently waited to take in Waxahachie’s newest dining location and see what the owners have created.
“The moment that Mo and I set foot in the building, we both knew there was something special here. We tried to pay respect to the history of the location as much as we could. You’ll have to see for yourself — it’s breathtaking man,” Brandon says.
For hours, see the Prime 115 listing.