GourmetGourmand
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  • Review Count
    13
  • Helpfulness Votes
    1
  • First Review
    September 28, 2014
  • Last Review
    January 10, 2015
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    3.6
 
 
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The latest restaurant from Beard Award-Winning Celebrity Chef Stephan Pyles. A true homage to the Lone Star State and his humble roots, this restaurant brings together Pyles’ stylish interpretations of his favorite Texas foods and a setting that puts contemporary updates on traditional ranch motifs. Chef Pyles introduces Modern Texas Cuisine to Dallas, Texas in this state of the art facility.<br /><br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Howdy Y'all.
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/07/2015
 2009
Dined on 1/07/2015
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"This is THE place when you are looking for Southern Fried Chicken, Tacos, Brisket, Chicken Fried Steak, etc. prepared by a world class chef and served in a room that flaunts Texas Kitsch. Get pass the long horns and the food is really quite good. Start the night with a house frozen margarita prepared table-side.
Skip desert. They don't measure up to the rest of the menu.
Bring your Yankee friends for an "authentic" Texas experience. Y'all will enjoy it."
Dined on 1/07/2015
 2009
Special Features: special occasion
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LARK on the park is a new, contemporary urban restaurant facing Klyde Warren Park on the edge of downtown Dallas. LARK introduces two new exciting chefs and fresh new plates of deliciousness.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Good restaurant with a parking issue.
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/01/2015
 2009
Dined on 1/01/2015
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Good food, fun chalk art on the walls, competent service. You'll enjoy the experience once you get in the front door.
Parking is an issue. There is a large parking garage in the building, with ample visitor spots that are shared with the Valet from all nearby restaurants. There are no signs as to who should/shouldn't park where, so if you opt to park yourself be prepared to be yelled at by a Valet who claims that you are in the wrong spot. The hostess at Lark was well aware of the issue, but had no idea what to do about it. Oh well.... Luckily we weren't towed."
Dined on 1/01/2015
 2009
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A taste of Tuscany in downtown summit!!! <br />The expertly prepared food at Fiorino is based on classic dishes of the Tuscany region. The atmosphere is relaxed-upscale, energetic, and friendly.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Old school Italian
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/02/2015
 2009
Dined on 1/02/2015
 2009
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"This is a neighborhood standby, crowded with families that have been enjoying the place for generations. The service is quick and efficient, as is the kitchen. Not the place to go if you are looking for refinement, but friendly in an old-shoe sort of way."
Dined on 1/02/2015
 2009
0points
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Oak is the perfect place to BE, EAT and CELEBRATE! Nestled in the gateway to the Design District and set in the shadow of its namesake, Oak is an experience of global cuisine from a medley of cultures wrapped in a comfortable, modern design that is spiced with a sexy, avant-garde soundtrack. Simply elegant cuisine, thoughtfully crafted cocktails and a worldly yet approachable wine list gives guests the pleasure to imbibe and indulge in an intimate dining experience shared by the entire restaurant.<br /> <br />Sleek, inviting, and comfortable design elements.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
When you need a little soothing.....
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/26/2014
 2009
Dined on 12/26/2014
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Oak has become a consistently good, reliable place for an interesting meal. It has become a stand-by for when we need a quiet meal that is well prepared. It's the kind of place you want in your neighborhood for a relaxing meal after a particularly hard day at work. The bar is competent. the room stress-free, and the food is consistently well prepared. If you don't want a full production, a strong drink and couple of appetizers make a great and satisfying meal. You'll leave a better person."
Dined on 12/26/2014
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Created in partnership with Scott and Gina Gottlich, The Second Floor Bistro - Bar features contemporary comfort cuisine and an intimate dining experience. The restaurant’s 2,500-square-foot dining area is completely enclosed in glass and features a terrazzo floor, ethanol-burning fireplace and warm color scheme to create an inviting, relaxing ambiance. <br /><br />The restaurant’s a la carte menu features a creative spin on contemporary cuisine, original cocktails and one of the largest whiskey collections in Dallas – perfect for an after-work escape, shopping-trip interlude or weekend-getaway indulgence.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
A good place for Sunday Brunch with Grandma
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/14/2014
 2009
Dined on 12/14/2014
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Quiet room, valet parking, nice menu with options to please everyone...... Service was a bit spotty (food didn't all come out at the same time and we had to ask multiple times for bread). None the less, we all enjoyed a relaxing, tasty bunch. Portions are correct, quality high, and the cost/value in line with other area restaurants."
Dined on 12/14/2014
 2009
Special Features: great for brunch
0points
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Seasons 52 is a casually sophisticated fresh grill and wine bar that invites you to discover the sensational flavors of our seasonally inspired menu. At Seasons 52, you’ll enjoy a warm, welcoming ambiance with rich mahogany accents, custom built wine cellars, and lush greenery that create an air of casual sophistication. With an award-winning international wine list of over 100 wines, of which 52 or more are available by the glass, we will find the perfect match to complement your menu selection.<br>Our restaurant is open for lunch and dinner daily, with extended hours on the weekend. We also feature live entertainment at our piano bar nightly.<br>If you are searching for a place to host your event, look no further. Seasons 52 is the perfect setting for your private or semi-private event. We also feature a Chef’s table for smaller groups or more intimate settings. Together we will create the event of the season!<br>For more information, visit our website at www.Seasons52.com
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Better than expected
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/07/2014
 2009
Dined on 12/07/2014
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"A 1:30pm Sunday lunch on a busy pre-Christmas weekend was unexpectedly good. Given the mall location of this restaurant, we expected crowds, noise, so so service and thrown-together food. Instead, we found an island of quiet, very attentive service and a competent and caring kitchen. Expectations were surpassed."
Dined on 12/07/2014
 2009
0points
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Oak is the perfect place to BE, EAT and CELEBRATE! Nestled in the gateway to the Design District and set in the shadow of its namesake, Oak is an experience of global cuisine from a medley of cultures wrapped in a comfortable, modern design that is spiced with a sexy, avant-garde soundtrack. Simply elegant cuisine, thoughtfully crafted cocktails and a worldly yet approachable wine list gives guests the pleasure to imbibe and indulge in an intimate dining experience shared by the entire restaurant.<br /> <br />Sleek, inviting, and comfortable design elements.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Very enjoyable
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/02/2014
 2009
Dined on 12/02/2014
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"A little "foodie", but very good and interesting. Portions are generous, so you won't go home hungry. We ordered two appetizers and a side and needed a doggy bag. The bar tender has a generous pour too!"
Dined on 12/02/2014
 2009
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
0points
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The Meddlesome Moth is Dallas’ most interesting full service restaurant, featuring an honest and flavorful chef driven menu, full service bar, and one of the finest selections of hand-crafted beers in the US. In addition to a changing selection of entrees, our small plates are robustly promoted to encourage sharing. We feature local seasonal menu items and offer fresh blackboard specials daily. Our patio area is spacious for dining al fresco, and reservations are encouraged. At 11pm The Moth transforms into one of Dallas' most comfortable bars and remains so until 2am, Thursday thru Saturday. Closing time is midnight otherwise.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
A classic brunch.
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/30/2014
 2009
Dined on 11/30/2014
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"A good place for a family brunch. Competent eggs, good bacon, great porridge, fluffy pancakes .... Unlike many brunch places, the Meddlesome Moth takes reservations so you don't have to worry about possibly having to wait for a table."
Dined on 11/30/2014
 2009
Special Features: great for brunch
0points
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FT33 in Dallas' Design District features Chef Matt McCallister's seasonal inspired modern cuisine. Guests are invited to experience an inventive menu highlighting fresh bounty from the FT33 garden and locally sourced artisan ingredients. <br><br />Conceptualized by Hatsumi Kuzuu of Kuzuu Design, the restaurant's design blossomed from merging barnyard and industrial architecture together to create a modern yet rustic feel.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
What a treat.
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/29/2014
 2009
Dined on 11/29/2014
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"A delicious, inspired, well paced meal. From drinks to desert we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Not cheap, but you get what you pay for.
Our table near the open kitchen provided a close-up view of the well-oiled machine that produces such delicious food.
At the far end of the restaurant, the Chef has notes of some upcoming dishes listed on the wall. Our only disappointment was that these were not yet available. We'll be back for the next special occasion. Highly recommended.
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Dined on 11/29/2014
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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A neighborhood restaurant for people to meet and enjoy authentically made regional Italian food.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
A little disappointing....
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/25/2014
 2009
Dined on 11/25/2014
 2009
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Not up to their usual. Most items were over salted, and the pasta was only OK. Even the salads were not up to the usual Nonna standard. Usually Nonna is exceptional, but not this night. Severely overpriced for the quality of food we got. We'll given them another try in a few weeks and hope for better."
Dined on 11/25/2014
 2009
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