GourmetGourmand
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    12
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  • First Review
    August 26, 2014
  • Last Review
    December 16, 2014
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    3.3
 
 
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Medina oven & bar is an intimate & cozy place. It is about Moroccan-Mediterranean cuisine applying traditional & innovative techniques to introduce the best Moroccan Authentic & Modern Cuisine. Medina oven & bar represents the culinary destination of the year as New York Times reported on 2009. And Medina,was also selected by Haute Living Magazine Nov 2010 the #1 Mediterranean restaurant in Dallas... The focus at Medina is about using fresh traditional Moroccan spices & ingredients. Our vision is to provide our guests the best food & best possible experience we strive for. When you come to Medina, you are at your home. This is a wonderful place for gathering with friends or family members in any occasion to share many small plates & all menu items as Medina was designed for...This, is to experience Moroccan sharing style while you having conversation among your guests confortably. Medina is an experience & a genuine concept. Sam Benoikken (Native of Marrakech City, Morocco),own
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
When you want something a little different
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/22/2014
 2009
Dined on 11/22/2014
 2009
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Nothing extra-ordinary, but a nice taste of OK, approachable Moroccan. Kitchen is not overly ambitious, but you'll get a good meal in a relaxed pleasant room with competent service."
Dined on 11/22/2014
 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 
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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