GourmetGourmand
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  • Review Count
    14
  • Helpfulness Votes
    1
  • First Review
    November 25, 2014
  • Last Review
    April 12, 2015
  • Featured Reviews
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  • Average Rating
    3.6
 
 
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A neighborhood restaurant for people to meet and enjoy authentically made regional Italian food.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Wonderful meal
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/08/2015
 2009
Dined on 4/08/2015
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Interesting, well prepared and memorable. Go early for a more relaxing (less noisy) meal. One of the two top Italian restaurants in Dallas. A little pricy and the portions are small, yet worth every bite."
Dined on 4/08/2015
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Since its establishment in 1989, The Taj Mahal restaurant has succeeded in combining quality eating with a sophisticated atmosphere & picturesque location. Promising a culinary experience with a difference, The Taj Mahal menu offers a unique approach to Eastern cuisine, incorporating traditional, ethnic, organic & low fat options which are individually cooked to order.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Simple but good
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/14/2015
 2009
Dined on 3/14/2015
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Simple and predictable Indian fare. The service isn't as professional as the kitchen, but if you have time and patience you can have a good meal here. Spice levels are on the Indian scale, so if you aren't accustomed to hot food, tone things down when ordering or add some raita to cool things off. Good cold beer also helps."
Dined on 3/14/2015
 2009
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Proof + Pantry is a multi-faceted progressive American Bar/ Restaurant offering both simplicity and sophistication. Focused on serving clean flavors and impeccably sourced ingredients, drawing insight from seasonality and global cuisine. The drinks will include a collection of carefully selected spirits and wine that reflect dedication to quality, diversity and originality. Our atmosphere is interactive and engaging. The design is influenced by that of an industrial rustic pantry lined with shelving, rusted metals, distressed wood accents, and tile. It is designed to be comfortable and warm. We strive to offer excellent service built on consistency of experience and product. Proof and Pantry is named Best New Restaurants 2014 by Star-Telegram, Dallas Morning News and Best Cocktails 2015 by D Magazine. P + P is operated by Misery Loves Company.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Too expensive for brunch
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/25/2015
 2009
Dined on 1/25/2015
 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
"A delightful Sunday brunch at an outrageous price. Expect a nice room, good service, acceptable food and a large tab. We ate in a very nice small room off the main area. Service was attentive and accommodating. The food was typical breakfast fare ... omelets, pancakes, coffee, juice.... not memorably good or bad. We didn't opt for anything fancy (no caviar or shaved truffles) but the bill still came to almost $40 per person. No wonder the place was almost empty at Noon on a beautiful Sunday morning. Next door is Yolk. Much lower prices and a line out the door..... Go figure."
Dined on 1/25/2015
 2009
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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
4 / 3
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 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
Energetic
Energetic
"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
4 / 3
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
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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
Energetic
Energetic
"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 by Scott Gottlich 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
Energetic
Energetic
"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 fresh grill and wine bar that offers a seasonally changing menu inspired by the appeal of a local farmer’s market. Seasons 52 sources ingredients at their peak of freshness and uses rustic cooking techniques, like brick-oven roasting and open-fire grilling over oak and mesquite wood to bring out the natural flavors of food. The menu is paired with an ever-changing international collection of more than 100 wines, with 52 available by the glass, along with exceptional signature handcrafted cocktails. <br /><br />Open for lunch and dinner daily, with extended hours on the weekend. <br /><br />If you are searching for a place to host your next group function, 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. For more information, visit our website at www.Seasons52.com.<br /><br />
 
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
Energetic
Energetic
"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
Energetic
Energetic
"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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