GourmetGourmand
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  • Review Count
    11
  • Helpfulness Votes
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  • First Review
    June 30, 2014
  • Last Review
    October 24, 2014
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  • Average Rating
    2.9
 
 
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San Salvaje (pronounced San Sal-VAH-hay), which means “wild saint”, celebrates the union of pagan indigenous culture with a host of saints revered in Latin America. <br />Stephan Pyles transforms the former Samar into San Salvaje, a casual, high-energy restaurant inspired by the cuisines and cultures of Mexico, Central & South America, the Caribbean and Cuba.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Don't try too hard
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/22/2014
 2009
Dined on 10/22/2014
 2009
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Interesting menu, with a Peruvian / South American twist. Several hits and a few misses. Wait staff was very attentive but a little overly impressed with some of the ingredients. For example, in my mind squid ink and baby octopus are neither "spooky", or "only for the adventure eater". A good place to go when you want a little something different. Try the quinoa salad."
Dined on 10/22/2014
 2009
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Preston Hollow's Neighboorhood spot.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Americana, upbeat and competent
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/25/2014
 2009
Dined on 9/25/2014
 2009
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Competent, business appropriate lunch. Attentive service. A little pretentious given the surroundings, but the food was less cheffy than the menu and waiter's descriptions. Similar to lunch in a well run steak house, just not quite as fancy or pricey. No complaints. Seems to attract a large number of lunch ladies (only 2 men on our side of the dining room when we were there)."
Dined on 9/25/2014
 2009
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This beguiling southwestern hacienda offers cuisine to tantalize your taste buds. Delicious food, gracious hospitality and a staff dedicated to your comfort and satisfaction will leave you saying “When can I come back?” Via Real specializes in private parties, from 10 to 100, with four private dining rooms.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Tex Mex
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/22/2014
 2009
Dined on 9/22/2014
 2009
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Competent Tex Mex with good Margaritas. Order the large and you'll enjoy it for a while."
Dined on 9/22/2014
 2009
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We create an extraordinary supper club experience serving the freshest seafood, prime steaks, handcrafted cocktails and world-class wines in a warm, welcoming atmosphere with genuine hospitality. Our executive chef uses only the finest and freshest ingredients to create inventive preparations of traditional favorites. Made from scratch dishes showcase simple, pure and regional flavors, and our menu features an array of appetizers, salads, seafood, steaks, family-style sides and house-made desserts from refreshing ahi tuna tartar, jumbo lump crab cakes & tender filet to creamy black truffle mac and cheese, succulent Chilean sea bass and decadent ten-layer carrot cake. Our well-trained bar chefs handcraft exciting cocktails, including our signature cucumber gimlet and smoking berries & bubbles. With our red carpet hospitality, Ocean Prime is the perfect destination for cocktails after work, dinner before or after the theatre, business meetings, social gatherings & everyday celebrations.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
OK when the food finally arrives
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/16/2014
 2009
Dined on 9/16/2014
 2009
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Ocean Prime is a neighborhood fall back when we don't feel like cooking and are not up for anything more adventuresome. Service is normally fine, the food predictable, and the drinks well poured. But even predictable can have a bad day..... We'll probably go back again, ask for "any server except Stephen", a table that's not hidden and forgotten, and the chance to order entrees before waiting a hour sipping warm drinks and nursing an appetizer. The saddest thing was that all of the tables around us were having similar issues. The manager was roving but seemed unaware or unconcerned."
Dined on 9/16/2014
 2009
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Gemma, in Dallas’ Knox/Henderson neighborhood focuses on seasonally inspired new American cuisine with ethnic influences in a warm and comfortable setting. Gemma has a full bar featuring seasonal cocktails and food friendly wines from all over the world. Gemma offers a late night menu from 10:00PM until 1:00AM.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Pricey but worth it
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/24/2014
 2009
Dined on 8/24/2014
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Enjoyed our meal from the moment we sat down to the last spoon of the desert. Exceptionally good drinks, an interesting selection of wines, good breads. Food hit all the right notes. Menu is interesting, but you'll find many "standards" (Greek salad, brick chicken, etc..) amongst the more "chefy" items. Everything was prepared with care and top ingredients. Service was professional and pleasant, and the room was light and comfortable. Our only complaint was the price which borders on the un-acceptable by Dallas standards. Expect to pay >$75 for a simple salad, pasta, desert and a glass of wine."
Dined on 8/24/2014
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Casa Rubia at Trinity Groves is the new modern tapas restaurant from Chef Omar Flores and Jonn Baudoin. Chef Omar's menu will spotlight seasonal ingredients taking classics, putting a spin on them and making them with his flair. Catalonia is a favorite area in Spain for Chef Omar so the menu utilizes a lot of seafood. Paellas is a signature dish at Casa Rubia which changes daily. A full Spanish wine list, nice selection of sherries and Spanish / South American beers compliment the tapas menu.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Not our first dance
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/16/2014
 2009
Dined on 8/16/2014
 2009
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"This was our third or fourth time at this restaurant, so we are generally fans. That said, this time the menu seemed a little tired, the portions a little smaller, the preparation a little less careful. We found that most plates were lacking in one way or the other.... too little shrimp in the torta, too little garlic in the gambas, red hot-sauce swirled on every plate but little else to mop-up with their excellent grilled bread, the short rib were mostly fat and bone, the chocolate desert was a congealed mess. Service was attentive. Maybe everyone in the kitchen just had an off night ...."
Dined on 8/16/2014
 2009
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San Salvaje (pronounced San Sal-VAH-hay), which means “wild saint”, celebrates the union of pagan indigenous culture with a host of saints revered in Latin America. <br />Stephan Pyles transforms the former Samar into San Salvaje, a casual, high-energy restaurant inspired by the cuisines and cultures of Mexico, Central & South America, the Caribbean and Cuba.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Good place for pre-theater
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/10/2014
 2009
Dined on 7/10/2014
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"A very nice way to start an evening. Food, drinks and service was exceptional. We wanted a quick bite before going to the theater. Arrived about 90 minutes before the curtain and everything worked out perfectly. The waiter understood our time-line and managed things beautifully. He steered us to several options that came to our table promptly, yet well paced. Didn't feel rushed, and enjoyed a variety of delicious and interesting plates.
We'll be back.
"
Dined on 7/10/2014
 2009
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Cucina Neighborhood Italian serves as a meeting point, where friends and families gather to relax and indulge their love of food with a superior bite to eat while enjoying a casual atmosphere with attentive and professional service.<br><br>The decor is modeled after the more simple, yet sophisticated, cafes of Northern Italy. Warm reds and soft, clean whites provide the perfect backdrop for a relaxing meal with family or friends. The menu at Cucina is simple, rustic Italian. Our philosophy is to provide great tasting food with the fewest ingredients possible. Creating dishes that are simple, natural, and barely manipulated. The wine list is a small but precise selection of Italian and Northern Californian wines hand-picked to complement our menu.
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Restaurant was a no-show
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/04/2014
 2009
Dined on 7/04/2014
 2009
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Our reservation was confirmed through Open Table, but when we arrived the restaurant door was locked and the place was dark. We tried calling the number listed on their web-site and was told it had been disconnected.
Strange..... It's a relatively new place. If they are already out of business you'd think they'd disconnect the reservation system.
"
Dined on 7/04/2014
 2009
-2points
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Inspired by two of America’s most cherished traditions, The Establishment is a modern rendition of the neighborhood oyster bar and classic cocktail bar. We feature a 10" raw bar with more than 15 different types of East and West Coast oysters, a seasonally focused small plates menu helmed by Executive Chef Brent Hammer and a very, very ambitious beverage program. With an uncompromising focus on excellence, this ocean to plate, farm to table aesthetic is represented lovingly by ever-changing food and drink menus that are both adventurous and sublime. The Establishment experience is designed for all the senses and can be enjoyed in many ways,
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Still exploring the menu
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/05/2014
 2009
Dined on 7/05/2014
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"This was our second meal at the Establishment. We are trying more of the menu and continue to enjoy most offerings. Most of the fish & seafood is outstanding. Lamb was only OK in comparison. Service can be erratic when things get busy, and the room still bothers me. The noise level is generally too high and the AC pours down uncomfortably on several tables. These issues shouldn't be hard to fix, and would enhance the experience significantly. The food keeps us coming back. More to explore next time."
Dined on 7/05/2014
 2009
Special Features: fit for foodies
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MesoMaya, Comida y Copas, is located at the northwest corner of Preston Road and Forest Lane. This premiere location offers fresh, bold and earthy flavors of authentic interior Mexican cuisine and traditions inspired by the natural wisdom of Chef Nico Sanchez.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
When you want Mexican
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/29/2014
 2009
Dined on 6/29/2014
 2009
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Nothing fancy, but an OK place when you are looking for Mexican. Better salsa than most."
Dined on 6/29/2014
 2009
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