J2 Steakhouse Offers Fine Dining in Historic Setting

Stepping into J2 Steakhouse in downtown Lewisville is like stepping back time. That’s because the upscale steakhouse resides in one of the most historic buildings in the city: the old Lewisville Feed Mill.

“It’s a Lewisville icon,” says J2 Steakhouse owner Jim Murray. “I used to buy hay there. It’s kind of a Lewisville landmark that we’ve restored.”

Instead of providing feed for livestock, the carefully restored mill now serves elevated cuisine to those with a more discerning palate.

Though the mill has been completely transformed, it retains its historic charm. The building still boasts its beautiful original rafters made of longleaf pine, a now endangered wood. And many of the restaurant’s fixtures were crafted from original materials from the mill.

“It’s really pretty unique,” Jim says, adding that restoring the mill has been a labor of love.

“Most people would have bulldozed it,” he says. “But I have an affection for saving old things and restoring them.”

Just as the mill has evolved and changed, J2’s menu continuously changes week after week offering the best ingredients to diners.  

“It’s a classic steakhouse menu with a lot of fresh, seasonal ingredients,” chef Johnathon Pauley says. “We have a great selection of steaks. We cut them in-house, and the ones that are dry-aged are dry-aged in-house.”

In addition, each steak is served with J2’s homemade demi-glace and a special seasonal compound butter. All dishes—including the restaurant’s bacon, pasta and sauces—are made from scratch.

Both Jim and Johnathon are gearing up for special holiday events at J2 Steakhouse. They are planning an elevated, multi-course New Year’s Eve menu.

For more information about J2 Steakhouse, the week’s menu or special events, visit J2Steakhouse.com.