Amberjax at Trinity Groves
Amberjax at Trinity Groves

Amberjax at Trinity Groves

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.amberjax.net/
  • Phone: 4695139088
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Creole / Cajun / Southern, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Chef Larry Williams
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Singleton
  • Public Transit: DART Bus Lines 001, 012, and 059
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Ample parking available in and around the Trinity Groves complex.
A word from Amberjax at Trinity Groves
At AmberJax Fish Market Grille, we bring our guests the best and freshest seafood from around the world – whether you’re eating at our table or yours. Make a quick stop in the market to find an array of centerplate proteins including the freshest fish, seafood, and prime beef, along with healthy, ready-to-heat soups, gumbos, stocks, sides, and sundries. If you don’t feel like cooking, Chef Larry will do it for you with all the freshness and variety of the market at his disposal. We serve his special brand of luxury comfort food in our full service dining room, with a full bar and wine list to complement your meal. Whether you’re on the run or ready to relax and dine, the AmberJax family invites you to visit us in our new home next to the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge at Trinity Groves.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Amberjax at Trinity Groves reviews from OpenTable diners
194 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelEnergetic
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (85)neighborhood gem (62)great for lunch (58)hot spot (53)good for groups (44)special occasion (36)kid-friendly (21)great for outdoor dining (17)notable wine list (9)great for brunch (8)vibrant bar scene (7)scenic view (6)late-night find (6)romantic (4)Show More
  • Excellent Sunday Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We lucked out with great weather and open doors for indoor/outdoor dining. Food and service were fantastic, as were the cocktails (never had a Vieux Carre before -- that was great!). Will have to try the desserts next time -- we walked down to Kate Weiser Chocolates to fulfill a promise to the kid.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good but overpriced
    Stone
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food was good at Amberjax, but the portions were a bit small and all items were overpriced. The slice of key lime pie was particularly small.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My new go to spot for fish
    Jeff
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Excellent fish selection which is then cooked perfectly. Fish market on site lets you take fresh fish home if you want to cook yourself
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, energetic environment
    Foodie365
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This is a great place for seafood lovers! I love oysters, shrimp and fish. Amberjaxx has it all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food and fun atmosphere
    MargieB
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We had a good dinner at Amberjax, The food was good and so were the cocktails. It has a fun, casual atmosphere. We will come back!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Experience!!!
    InTheHood
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We loved the menu, our wait person (Nikki) and the overall ambiance of the place. Lots of items to choose from. The owner came to talk to us and was full of personality and charm. The place is quite pricey, but worth it every once in a while.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dinner
    Lovelocal214
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Elliot's service was outstanding. The food was excellent-our whole party agreed! We like the location and the fish market inside. The one and only complaint would be the noise level. It is extremely loud. Hard to hear the person next to you let alone the person sitting across from you. Ok for groups but I would not reccomend for a quiet, intimate evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too Salty
    Tstrick
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Ordered a side of green beans that I could not eat bc they were so salty. Realize the same green beans were in the salad I ordered. Left hungry
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Seafood lovers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Food is cooked just right to enjoy the meal. Good service and the waiter was helpful in selecting a wine for us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • delicious fresh fish
    kdbensonVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We love the variety of fresh fish here. Tuna, Chilean Sea Bass and Opah was all cooked perfectly and tasted delicious! Had a Hatch Chili Crab Cake special which was amazing...I love spicy & it had a kick! Often, food really won't be spicy but just have the flavor of the chili so I was pleasantly surprised! Also had a Special Cajun Strawberry cocktail which was good and not too sweet. I love when there are mixologists that try different types of cocktails...makes drinks interesting! Delicious Fish and always something new to try This has become one of our favorite places to eat! Love the Trinity Grove area too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good but $$$.
    Mealie
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Very very loud with only about 25% occupied. Mushroom caps excellent, shrimp cocktail below average. Blackened Red fish was tasty, but small portion for $30. Had 1 glass of house wine each and total bill was $127 before tip. Summation: Value-way over priced. Ambiance-uncomfortably loud. Food 6 on a 10 scale. Value 2 on a 10 scale. Won't go back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Repeater
    BigLobo
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    This place has never disappointed. I luv the table tea pitcher & ice bucket.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • overall wonderful
    dinerdasher
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Amberjax is great for dinner, overall wonderful experience with some of the best fish you've ever had; at a price. The beer and wine list is very nice. You will not regret going to Amberjac
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • REAL New Orleans food
    Wren207
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We've tried every resturant that claims the title of real New Orleans food. This one is the BEST we've found. It's better than many resturants IN New Orleans! They have a full line of Abita beers, blue plate mayo (yum), leidenheiner bread for the po-boys and much more!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lrobins52VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Average food, distracted servers, and a Deafening Din--won't be back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • 3amigos
    3amigos
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The food was pretty good but overpriced for quantity and quality. We arrived early but by the time we left, the noise level was deafening. Might go back for lunch some time, but not dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amberjax
    Motus
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    My wife and I greatly enjoyed the quality and taste of the food. My fried Jax platter tasted great and was not greasy. My wife's tuna tartare appetizer was simply outstanding. It was clear that the seafood was fresh. We both very much enjoyed our meal and will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Excellent - great service and food was outstanding
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Impressed
    BirthdayVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    First time here. Food was average, place is very loud, and could not enjoy keep the flies off our food.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious & Great Service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The food was excellent and we received wonderful service! Our servers (one was being trained) made great recommendations and paid us the perfect amount of attention. They were not around too much, but they made sure we never needed anything. The fish tacos and red fish poboy were fantastic! We also started with the cracker dippers and they were wonderful! We will definitely be going back!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Very disappointed. Started coming here when they first opened and always enjoyed it until this trip. Out of nearly every special at 7:00pm. One at our table got one of the last specials only because the waitress excused herself to go to the kitchen to see if it was still available. She held last one for our table. She returned to finish order and then someone yelled that special was gone. Food was not to the standards we are used to.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 3rd Round Here
    Thrillhouse28
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This place is really cool and the food is delish. They boast that they have seafood delivered twice daily and their menu is updated on chalkboards twice daily. They also have a permanent menu that is available year round. The space is always packed, and fun for people watching. That said, be prepared for the noise level. It can be tough to shout any part of a conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Seafood mecca
    mamak
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We enjoyed our visit to Amberjax. The food was exceptional and the vibe of the restaurant was great!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great seafood & sides
    Alto12
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Finding great seafood in Dallas is always a challenge. Amberjax is a great addition to the local scene. Both of our fish selections were well cooked & the sides were very good. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • NICE!
    willback
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The food selection was very good, wine was good; could have been placed in an ice bucket. The noise level in the small dining room was ok, but to be expected based on the open architecture. Overall we would go back.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surperior to a Tee!!!
    Wiserolder
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I consider Amberjax to be the best seafood restaurant in Dallas (move over Oceanaire and Ocean Prime). From the hostess to the wait staff to the food......Hats Off!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok
    SusanVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    They were very unorganized. They kept bringing us other peoples food. It was very hit and flies were all over our food. They fad the doors open and no air conditioning on. The food tasted ok. I was not thrilled. Great location in the trinity grove.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent!
    JM55
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Great fresh seafood, appetizers and sides! Loved the "Hebe" wasn't on the menu or board so ask your waiter about the "secret" menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overall a great spot
    Caymus
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Carl was our waiter and he was awesome! Everything we ordered hit the spot; oysters for an appetizer, trout, redfish, and seafood salad! All were items that were very much worthy of repeating!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2nd time....great food
    VeryPicky
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The food is outstanding. My only complaint is the place is loud...they have 2 dining rooms, the smaller one is less noisy.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Food was good, service nice, but way to loud. Was having a lunch meeting and very hard to hear person next to you.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great seafood at Amberjax
    LindaB
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I really enjoyed our dinner at Amberjax. A wide variety of seafood items, sides and desserts. Excellent selection of raw oysters. The shrimp scampi was delicious, plump shrimp over garlicky pasta! It is a very noisy restaurant so definitely not the spot for a romantic evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just okay
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The service was great as the staff very attentive. The fresh food listed on the board was a great flair. We found our fresh seafood options to be very bland without much. However the étouffée was delicious as well as the collard greens. I do think the restaurant is worth a try!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Too loud!
    AMMH
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    The acoustics are terrible! My friend and I had to shout. Service very good, food good, I wish I had tried something fried, it looked great going past our table. My fish was just so-so, grits were delicious. Skip the bleh dessert and go for the appetizer dips!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We went to Amberjax for a birthday celebration at the suggestion of a friend. It was delicious! I am not a huge fish person, but everything was so fresh I found several wonderful food options. There were 4 in our party - everyone ordered something different and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • jvcxVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    very good service and food....... concrete floors / hard walls..... makes noisy as it fills up!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun family evening
    Ginger
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Second visit. Appetizers a big hit. Advertised spicy foods a really very bland. I.e. Shrimp and Jalapeño Grits no hint of spice, veggies way too aldente. Fresh fish is great. Desserts a big hit. We will come back often but you need to really define what spicy means to a Texan used to spice. Cook your spinach and broccoli a little more or call it raw.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too Noisy!!!!
    LuvdininginNOLA
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Great spot with good food, but it was WAAAY TOO Noisy! I was seated at a small table for two and I could hardly hear the person directly across from me. They need to figure out some way to buffer the noise so you can have a conversation without straining to hear what's being said. The waiter had a guest book and the person that signed before me wrote the same thing. I don't know if it is the high ceilings and concrete floors or just too many tables in a small area, but the noise level will keep me from making AmberJax a choice for lunch or dinner.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Freshest Seafood in Town
    HappyTexan
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We were so incredibly impressed with Amberjax! The fact that they fly in the seafood twice a day - once for lunch service and then again for dinner - lets you know that they are committed to having the freshest seafood to serve you every time you go in. Their preparation was spot on. The only negative I had was the Red Beans & Rice side dish - which tasted almost sweet for some reason. Everything else, though, was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • super service
    lbina
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    My husband and I went there to celebrate our 34 Anniversary together. Our waitress Ana was wonderfully knowledgeable of all the menu specialties and was just plain interesting! She was just the "right amount" of attentive during our delicious meal. She also surprised us with a elegant plate of strawberries, ice-cream and her fancy flourished "Happy Aniversary" (special spelling!) message. A delightful experience. We'll go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.