Asador
Asador

Asador

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.asadorrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 214-267-4815x
  • 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 2146312222x

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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Asador reviews from OpenTable diners
21 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (10)fit for foodies (9)special occasion (7)notable wine list (5)great for lunch (4)neighborhood gem (4)great for brunch (4)romantic (4)late-night find (2)hot spot (1)kid-friendly (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Good breakfast and lunch
    AaronD
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Enjoyed the food. Breakfast buffet had a lot of good options, including the custom omelets. Service was a little slow.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DFWRW
    ilovefood
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    The food here was amazing; however the entree portions were SO SMALL that it was really disappointing. The tuna poke appetizer tasted INCREDIBLE, I just about inhaled it and it was a good size. The cavatelli entrée was perfection but I was really sad when I took my last bite, because it was that good..and that small. I am really particular about my pasta dishes because a creamed base sauce is really hard to get right and in my opinion they lack flavor more times than not. Not this one! The s’more dessert was good too but honest I was just so hangry about the entrée being really small that I felt like I couldn't fully enjoy it. I almost contemplated purchasing another three course meal just to leave satisfied.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible service
    CLoVi
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Went for restaurant week. Took the server 15 mins to arrive to our table. When he finally showed up they had gone out of my first choice of first course meal, so opted to go with just the regular menu. Ordered a $15dlls hamburger with egg?? I mean fine they want to keep it original but an egg on a hamburger?? Server was terrible he seemed very un patient, so the whole experience was ruined for us. The cocktail I had ordered (which was the special in the Rest Week's menu was good but I doubt it had any alcohol on it. I took two to swallow the bad experience and it never kicked! ha! Not even worth a second try!
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Relaly Good to Be In A Hotel
    Dawson64VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I was really surprised by the quality of food. Although we went there for Restaurant Week, we decided not to go with the menu, but to go with the hamburger......which turned out to be huge! The quality of meat was excellent, I only wish they had grilled my onions. The banana pudding in a jar is to die for and I ate every bit; I usually don't do desert, but this caught my attention and it was WELL WORTH IT.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Find
    BryanW
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Asador Farm to Fire concept is fantastic for health/environment conscience guest, but at the same time, serves fantastic food and drink no matter what your preference. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner is great
    Oakclifffoodie
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I have been coming to their brunches for a long time, but I had not been for dinner. The food is unique and really good. They have a "from the farm to the table" theme and every dish I have had has been really good. I had the steak and the fish; both dishes were cooked really well and had great flavors.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • huge disappointment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Having been to Asador for an exceptional dinner in the past, we were eager to try their restaurant week lunch offerings. However, the food was a mere shadow of our previous experience. Every course and dish was poorly executed. The cucumber soup was unbearably peppery, the plum salad had 3 slivers of plum hidden under a mountain of greens, and the brisket sandwhich was dry.Desserts were no better-- the banana cream pie was gritty and the ice crram trio was delivered to us with 2 out of 3 of the samples completely melted. Finally, there was extensive construction going on above us, with constant drilling and hammering.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Chef Brad Phillips outdid our expectations with a varied, fresh, and delectable spread for the chef's tasting. His creativity and excitement for the food was evident with each bite! The flavors and combinations were truly superb. We absolutely loved and devoured every bite from appetizer through dessert! The restaurant also has delicious cocktails, local beers on tap and an extensive tequila list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    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!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 12 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 126 reviews are from the Asador reviews archive.
  • Amazing Buns!
    ColettePS
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Hotel Restaurant
    AnnInPlano
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dawn
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Wonderful. There were a great number of brunch options! We came for Mother's Day and everyone thoroughly loved their selections.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mother's Day Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The Brunch was outstanding! The food options were infinite, desserts were phenomenal, and the service was great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Do it again
    jpr14
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Late-Night Find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The menu advertised was not
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    The menu advertised was not available. Only a grossly over priced buffet was offered.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mostly excellent
    houstonfoodieVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • steaks are good, wine is so-so
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Everything about this restaurant
    Dallasvisitor
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it
    KenTippens
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The restaurant was awesome, the food was good, and I will definitely return
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service-but...
    friscovisitor
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We got duped by Open Table
    PHfoodie
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, atmosphere needs help.
    VALENTINE1413
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Valentines
    TigeNick
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Loved the music, enjoyed the food and had a great date night without the kids.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what you'd expect in a hotel!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for holiday gathering
    SusanK
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Holiday lunch disappointment.
    Seafoodcritics
    Dined on 12/18/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • we have been to Asador twice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    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!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Really top notch fare at an
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    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.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loved it!
    Curly
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wonderful, little appreciated
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 11/5/2013
    wonderful, little appreciated place! food is great but the service is above and beyond most any place you can go in Dallas!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • liked it
    nannerb
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch at Asador
    FoodaceVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2013
    Good food and service, but would benefit from broader menu selections
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service horrible food
    Ynotmotors
    Dined on 10/6/2013
    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.
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  • Good food, decent service, would go
    slgeniusVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2013
    I got the Cheesesteak and fries. This was decent and service was decent as well. Would go again.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The recommendations and answers
    MDluv2dine
    Dined on 10/1/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced Salad - Do Not Recommend
    PirateDinerVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2013
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Gem in the Renaissance
    Colleen
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Appetizers and desserts were
    Slem
    Dined on 8/12/2013
    Appetizers and desserts were good. Entrees less so. Service was OK, but Asador's appeared to be under-staffed.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • PURCHASE FROM LOCAL FARMERS
    PixieVIP
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.