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Asador
Asador

Asador Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.asadorrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (214) 267-4815
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Monday - Saturday: 6:00am - 11:00am, Sunday: 6:00am - 12:00pm
    Lunch and Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 10:00pm, Sunday: 12:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Frank Quant
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Asador has a private Dining room just off from the bar. We can accommodate up to 25 people. This room is a very elegant and secluded dining room that would be great for any special occasion.
  • Private Party Contact: John McAuliffe (214) 631-2222

Getting there

  • Cross Street: I-35 and Wycliff
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Access to the parking lot can be found on the north frontage road of Stemmons Freeway. There is also additional parking in the rear of the Hotel, just follow the R parking signs. We also offer complimentary valet.
A word from Asador
Asador restaurant, created by Celebrity Chef Dean James Max, focuses on sustaining modern farm to fire cuisine merging influences that stem from our local Texas purveyors, mixed with the food combinations of North and South America and based on open fire cooking.

Our cuisine is the merger from influences that stem from our local Texas purveyors, to the flavors of North and South America and based on open flame cooking. We are a casual restaurant that strives to provide fine dining service, incredibly fresh food, and reasonable prices.

Our modernism is reflected in many different aspects such as our focus on all fresh products made in house with no fillers or preservatives. We buy all natural meats and poultry, sustainable seafood, and as much locally fresh produce as possible.
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Diner Reviews
  • "The mussels were magnificent. What flavor!! Wood fired filet was off the charts. Soft shell crab was delightful. I travel and eat out often and Asador is a hidden gem. Kudos to Chef Brad!!!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The food was excellent, as a matter of fact we were on a short trip to Dallas and chose to eat at the restaurant two nights in a row, I ordered the same dish, Flat Iron Steak with a stuffed onion, delicious!! Now, those buns were awesome, a must have as an appetizer or just to eat along with your dinner."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Everything is supposed to be local and organic, although salmon was on the menu. There were four at our table and none of us were impressed with the food which was very pricy and greasy. The service was very good. Also, it always annoys me when their are cones on the all the parking spaces and you are forced to use valet parking, especially when the restaurant was almost empty."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Wonderful. There were a great number of brunch options! We came for Mother's Day and everyone thoroughly loved their selections. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The Brunch was outstanding! The food options were infinite, desserts were phenomenal, and the service was great. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I would go back, it was pleasant and the service was very good. There was new construction that took away from the atmosphere. The food was good to very good. Both of us had to ask for extra salad dressing. The two-some tables were side-by-side such that I had a close up view of the waiters behind when he was taking the order for the table next to us. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The menu advertised was not available. Only a grossly over priced buffet was offered."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Salad was a little too sweet, main dishes were excellent, wonderful farm-to-market style place with attentive staff. Many young patrons so a little loud"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The restaurant is quite nice and we liked the farm to fire concept. grilled jalapeno peppers are really nice. That was a highlight to me. Tenderloin I had are juicy and tender but the burned crust was not my thing. Wine is is relatively short for such place and, in my opinion was not the best. Brunello was unpleasantly acidic although had a price tag of 150 USD. Petit Sirah for $45 from CA was good. Wine list has a great advantage of having a lot of wines by the glass. Overall: worth attention. I need to try other steaks they have."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Everything about this restaurant was great! The ambiance was well done with moderate lighting, modern/chic furnishings, and an open dining space. The food was outstanding! You should order the rolls for an appetizer. I ordered the bass, which was cooked to the perfect temperature and very tender. My wife ordered the tenderloin. It was cooked to perfection in the middle. Finally, we ordered cinnamon ice cream. Once again, outstanding; it had a smooth creamy texture we didn't expect. Funny enough, the highlight of the evening was actually the bathrooms. They had a salt exfoliant at the sinks that my wife fell in love with (I'll set aside my machismo to say that I liked it, too). Pick up a jar of it from the hotel gift shop."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The restaurant was awesome, the food was good, and I will definitely return"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Asador's food was excellent, the service was also very good. The only drawback is the fact that you are basically in a hotel lobby. If you're going to stay a night at the Renaissance--then I highly recommend it. It was a little too loud for a "romantic" dinner but that's probably not the case most nights--I'm sure they had live music just for Valentine's Day--don't get me wrong, the singer/ pianist was good--just too loud. Overall it was good because of the food and the service but we probably won't return unless we're staying at the hotel for a very special occasion."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "First, this restaurant is not in Downtown. Second, it is in the lobby of the Renaissance Hotel which was not mentioned on the website. Third, dinner menu options left a lot to be desired. Forth, the flat iron steak had a huge tendon running through it making it very difficult to cut, much less eat. We will not be back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Our food was exceptional, the service was spot on and the wine was a perfect chill. Our seating was not what we had asked for in our reservation and the piano playing and singing was very below expectation. We would go back if the ambiance were to have a face lift."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Loved the music, enjoyed the food and had a great date night without the kids."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food and service are out of this world. Our waiter John gave us some background about the food when we first sat down - as local as it can be - and you can taste it. Make sure to try the onion stuffed with cheesy potatoes if it's available. You won't be sorry!"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "My family had a wonderful dinner at Asador for New Year's Eve. We were a group of eight with three kids, and we were seated comfortably and promptly. Our server was warm and friendly, assisting us with special requests and always making sure we had everything we needed. From appetizers to courses the food was outstanding - between the eight of us we chose various meals and each was prepared to perfection. Overall a great experience, and we'd love to return next time we are in Dallas."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Recently treated my office staff to a Holiday lunch. Made reservations and we were promptly greated and seated. The lunch menue was on a one sided 6X5 inch card and contained about two unimpressive choices in the usual categories. It was embarrassing for such a nice place and we were all very disappointed. Not at all like the menue shown on the web site. I asked for the full menue and was told it wasn't available until 2:00pm! Won't make that mistake again."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "Really enjoyed our first time at Asador. Food was outstanding, presented really well, and delivered with a smile. Tasted flatiron steak with onion mashed potatoes, cobb salad, tortilla soup-was delicious. The rest of the meals in our large group looked amazing as well. Will be coming back for sure."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "we have been to Asador twice now and find it to be an unexpected great place to go! food is good and the service is really good but the fact that one can actually carry on a conversation even in a crowded place is wonderful!!"
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "Really top notch fare at an upscale price. Restaurant was not busy early Saturday evening so we received great service and attention. Steak (her) and striped bass (me) was cooked to perfection. I would recommend this to a couple looking to go out for dinner fare or for special occasions for a couple or small group."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "We really enjoyed this restaurant. The food was outstanding and very clever. From start to finish, we were thrilled. The only problem is the location. It's in a hotel so there is food on the menu towards kids and adults. There were some small children in the restaurant but the four of us weren't interested in anything else but talking to each other so it wasn't bad. If this restaurant would be in a different location in Dallas and not in a hotel….omg everyone would love it! Yes, we would go back."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "wonderful, little appreciated place! food is great but the service is above and beyond most any place you can go in Dallas!!!"
    Dined on 11/5/2013
  • "Met up with coworkers. Bar was nice and bartender was very helpful. Could use a few more beers on tap. Food was good. Menu is organic locally grown. I had the burger. One of the best ive had around. Menu is interesting...not you normal. But you don't go to a place like this for "normal". Overall good experience."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "Good food and service, but would benefit from broader menu selections"
    Dined on 10/24/2013
  • "To begin with the reservations were no problem, The hostess was very nice, our waiter Alan was very good we really liked him. The steak was just average, as far as the rest of the food I've had better at Denny's."
    Dined on 10/6/2013
  • "I got the Cheesesteak and fries. This was decent and service was decent as well. Would go again."
    Dined on 10/3/2013
  • "The recommendations and answers provided by Allen, the waiter, were excellent ones. He looked to the host for guidance on how to progress the dinner and the dinner clean up--a rare gem in USA eating out. The food and drink was delicious; used local foods; and the meal was not rushed. Our business guests were impressed and they felt as they were royalty. i will be returning the Asador on my next Dallas visit."
    Dined on 10/1/2013
  • "One of my few non-recommendations... The atmosphere & ambiance at Asador was great. Parking was easy and our server was friendly and attentive. He even found me a Diet Dr. Pepper in a the hotel's Pepsi world. Pepsi... really? Our salads, on the other hand were neither memorable nor exceptional and way overpriced. We had the chopped salad and baby romaine salad - each about $12. But, then add fish and/or chicken and the price soared to almost $20 each. That's one pricey salad, even for a hotel restaurant. If I'm paying $20 for a salad, it better be sensational, not just baby romaine, croutons, parmesan, and dressing with a sliced chicken breast. Finally, the jalapeño Caesar dressing was a little light on flavor and needed citrus."
    Dined on 9/23/2013
  • "We visited during the first Saturday of Restaurant week. The food was excellent, as was our waiter. It's a beautiful place with areas of intimacy and a nice mood. The servings and food selections were ample. I wish more diners had dressed up a bit more. I feel shorts and über casual wear is not appropriate for a place if that caliber and lessened the fining experience for others."
    Dined on 8/17/2013
  • "Appetizers and desserts were good. Entrees less so. Service was OK, but Asador's appeared to be under-staffed."
    Dined on 8/12/2013
  • "Four of us dined at this restaurant for restaurant week and were able to try all the entrees and appetizers. Enjoyed the choices and especially like the fact they purchase most all their food from with 200 miles of Dallas utilizing local farmers and seasonal items. They also have a mixolgist available to create any martini you'd like! The only negative, I think they were a bit short staffed (went on a Monday night) as the service was slow. Worth a try during restaurant week for sure!"
    Dined on 8/12/2013
  • "My husband and I try new places for Restaurant week every year. Most of the time is an ok experience, just a couple of times we have left looking forward for an opportunity to come back. This year Asador is our first place and they wow us. The service, the place, the food, the portions, the attention to details and the unexpected conversation with Chef Brad Phillips whose passion on what he does is absolutely contagious. We will be back....soon."
    Dined on 8/9/2013
  • "We had a great time, good food, and we appreciated the good service and reservation always ready when we needed it. We were even able to sit down 30 minutes ahead of schedule. Nice place to eat our breakfast and lunch."
    Dined on 7/27/2013
  • "It took so long to have a fast lunch..... After telling the waiter we were in a hurry, it still took over 1/2 hour to get a salad!"
    Dined on 7/26/2013
  • "Great for talking. Food was good, nothing was outstanding."
    Dined on 7/12/2013
  • "This was a last minute decision with an associate who arrived late. Although we could have left the hotel and gone to a restaurant downtown, my previous experience with ASADOR meant there was not reason to leave. They definitely capitalize on the concept of farm to table. The burrata and tomato appetizer was excellent. A great selection of meats."
    Dined on 6/24/2013
  • "Dining in a hotel isn't always for the locals, but this one is a great find! They create their menu using seasonal and local items in Texas (with the exception of most of the seafood which is flown in fresh every other day). The Wood Roasted Flatiron Steak with au gratin stuffed sweet onion was cooked perfectly and the Grilled Scallops with Texas grapefruit reduction was outstanding! In addition to the unique food items, the bar will create any Martini you want! I had requested a Blackberry Cucumber that was outstanding! Will definitely go back!"
    Dined on 6/22/2013
  • "Overall,I love this restaurant and highly recommend it. Price-wise I'd rate it as expensive but worth it. It's still the Renaissance Hotel so Valet parking only, but you get that free if you have your parking ticket validated by the restaurant."
    Dined on 6/20/2013
  • "I booked a business dinner at Asador after reading the reviews on Open Table. I usually steer clear of restaurants in hotels, but this one is certainly an exception! I would recommend it to one and all! From the moment we arrived, until we left, we were well taken care of and the food is FABULOUS! I will definitely be returning!"
    Dined on 6/20/2013
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