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Cook Hall - Dallas
Cook Hall - Dallas

Cook Hall - Dallas Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cookhalldallas.com
  • Phone: (214) 397-4111
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Monday - Sunday: 6:00am - 11:00am;
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm;
    Lunch/Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 11:30am -10:00pm;
    Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm;
    Sunday: 3pm - 9:00pm;
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Gastro Pub
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Special Events & Promotions: Monday Night Flight Night
    $7 - 3 beer samples (get 4th beer sample FREE)
    $9 - 4 beer samples (get 5th beer sample FREE)

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Houston / Olive
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet parking is available at the front entrance of the W Dallas-Victory. Public parking is also available on Victory Park Lane (the first two hours are free, $5 per hour afterwards). Metered parking can be found on Houston Street.
A word from Cook Hall - Dallas
Cook Hall is a unique and modern take on an American gastropub. A bar-centric food hall where handcrafted cocktails are stirred, brews are drawn and small plates are passed, encouraging guests to share and engage. Cook Hall features regional American fare comprised of familiar comfort foods, updated and refined for the modern diner’s palate.

The menu focuses on shareable small-plates, which encourage groups to socialize in a convivial atmosphere. Cook Hall cocktail kits are available for guests to swizzle, stir and shake things up at their table.
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Diner Reviews
  • "We were there for brunch in a half empty restaurant. The entire process of ordering and receiving our food took about an hour and a half. The food itself was above average. Don't come here if you are in a hurry."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We had an attentive server and the atmosphere was nice. We went on a non-event night and the food was very middle of the road. You're basically paying for the proximity to the AAC and the W. There are too many nice restaurants in Dallas to settle, unless you're avoiding event parking. Overall it's just okay. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Apparently they have live music every Thursday night. Not exactly the place you want to be if you're looking for a quiet dinner. Otherwise, the food was okay but it took a little while to get our drinks and food even though we were one of the only other tables there at that time. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Our group has been eating at Cook Hall before hockey games this season. The unique menu items and portion sizes are good for individuals or sharing. Service was great on this trip."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Considering the dearth of good dining options in downtown Dallas, this was a wonderful surprise. You just have to know where to go. We came after the rush had died down from the basketball game at the nearby American Airlines Center and it was fairly quiet. We ordered the short rib bolognese rigatoni and the pan roasted trout from the All Day menu - both were delicious and came without a long wait. No desserts or drinks as we had a race to run the next morning but would gladly come back next time we're in Dallas. It's only 1 stop on DART from downtown and has a lovely atmosphere and decor. My only grumble is the darkness, had to use the table candle to read the menu. But that seems to be par for the course at restaurants at W hotels."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "food was fair, they were out of every wine we wanted, when the place became crowded the service went down the tubes--the place knew they would be crowded prior to the Elton John concert but did not hire enough staff so not only was the service slow but they tried to serve the main course before the salad and never got around to bring a second glass of wine. the food is fair but the overall experience was not one we would readily repeat"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Great location and the gastropub had many menu items that looked delicious. Service was great, our waiter was very attentive. Many good drink options as well. We ordered the grilled cheese and burger, both were pretty good but could have been better. Our grilled cheese was light on truffle flavor and there was way too much bread to our preference. Didn't care much for the chips. Burger was fairly average but still good. Fries were a bit plain. Might give it another try to see if it's any better with some different menu items but it might be a while before we go back."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "My family and I visited the restaurant on Valentine's day. My daughter was disappointed when the manager came to our table to inform us that they were out of ribs. The restaurant was not full but we had to wait a long period of time before we received our food. The waitress was really great and very attentive. Overall the experience was great and I will return with my friends because my family has already counted this restaurant out. The food is really great and the ambience is nice."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "A lot more full plates and a less small plates then I would expect for a gastro-pub. The food it self was good, but not as outstanding as to justify the prices. The location though is great if you are going to the AAC for an event. Use the complimentary valet, get validated, and enjoy super close parking."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Great Food, limited menu. Calm laid back atmosphere. Good escape from the Rowdy scene next door."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Perfect atmosphere . Great for romantic dinner or just a night out with the friends . We went before the mavs game and unfortunately were in a rush. The kitchen is a little slow but the food made up for that . Seared tuna salad was out of this world. Loved it! My husband had the cornflake fried chicken. He cleaned the plate. Our server was very polite and attentive . We will definitely be recommending Cook hall To friends and family. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 1/7/2014
  • "We've been twice now - once for Christmas dinner and once for Brunch. I would definitely return for brunch - it was a great experience. Attentive Service. Great Food and Relaxing atmosphere. I would not return for a special occasion meal like Christmas dinner. Service was lacking and the quality of the food did not match with the price level."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Waited 45 minutes for our appetizers. After our waitress forgot about them, we asked and were finally bought out a less than mediocre salad. 30 minutes later, I get a signal from the waitress, assuming that she was signaling our dinner was finally on its way out. Boy, were we wrong. She actually brought us our bill, and apologized for the delay. No main course. Confused, we asked about our main course, and she looked at us like we were the crazy ones and went to go check on it. Ten more minutes later, we get a plate of macaroni and cheese. At this point, we just asked for our bill and cut our losses. The group next to us happily took our untouched macaroni and cheese. Their offering to buy us drinks was by far the highlight of our evening."
    Dined on 12/9/2013
  • "Wow - this is what replaced Craft! After the cheese plate the food had no flavor! Perhaps you should ask Tiffany Derry to come and be your chef!"
    Dined on 12/3/2013
  • "The cornflake chicken with mash potatoes and brussel sprouts - OMG ! Service was fantastic!"
    Dined on 12/2/2013
  • "I was super annoyed that when I made reservations they didn't inform me that there would be a small "event" menu do to a concert at American airlines. There were only 3 entrees to choose from. They also were not making specialty cocktails. The restaurant wasn't even crowded. Overall, are food was pretty good. And this place is adorable inside. I just wish we could have ordered off the full menu."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "I made a reservation for dinner with clients. The client I was with chose 3 different bottles of wines of which none were available for purchase as the restaurant did not have what was on the menu. The manager recommended an Italian wine, which was very nice; but not what we were looking for. Dinner took over 4 hours and it wasn't that busy. Not sure if that is the intent or not; but it seemed to take a long time."
    Dined on 11/13/2013
  • "The service was excellent! A great place to grab a bit before an event @ the AAC. Here's the best part free valet! Not only do you get a great meal you save 20 - 50 bucks on parking for an event @ the AAC!"
    Dined on 11/10/2013
  • "Great new incarnation of a space formerly occupied by Craft inside W hotel...across from AAC and love the new look, menu and concept. Outstanding food and service tops off an inventive menu."
    Dined on 11/5/2013
  • "This was our first visit and we loved everything. Especially enjoyed their specialty cocktails. One caveat re noise level : we were there on a Sunday evening and there were very few people in the restaurant. We tried to go on Saturday and it was packed; we couldn't get in. I'm sure I would have rated the noise level 'energetic' at that point. We will definitely make a return visit!"
    Dined on 10/20/2013
  • "It might have been better if the dinner had been worse; at least we would have a story. The food is OK. The service was OK. Too expensive for what you get. Understaffed, but everybody worked hard. I felt sorry for the manager, he seemed to be running around filling in . Several reviews mention special event menus. It did not occur to me this is in place every night there is something at the AAC. If that is the case, I wonder when do they ever have a full menu? The AAC is booked 150-200+ nights a year. This restaurant is across the street! I understand event menus allow kitchens to work efficiently, but I wonder if you are across from the largest venue in Downtown & can't due full a full menu, then maybe you are doing it wrong."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "There was a very limited menu as it was an "event night". Limited options are fine provided the food is decent quality. Our chicken was overcooked and cold. Almost like the chef cooked it to death, immediately sliced it, and then left it out on the counter for 30 minutes before serving it to us. Pasta was ok. Salad was pretty good. Our bartender was in the weeds according to our waitress and boy was she right. Took over 20 minutes to get our first round and they were not made well at all. Ordered a cocktail and they brought me tonic. There are too many good options in Dallas. I would avoid Cook Hall."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "Had dinner before the Eagles - limited 'Special Event' menu, and fewer Gluten Free choices for me... though what was available was great! I had the burger (without the bun), and my husband had the crispy lemon chicken - both were excellent. Ramsey did a great job managing my food restriction on a busy night, and the kitchen seemed to take seriously - thanks!"
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "Because of the Eagles concert next door, there was only a limited menu and service was slower than expected. The drink I ordered was very average.The place has lots of potential, but for the price they command, being very busy as they were that night was a strain for them. I will try them again on a non-event night to see how they compare."
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "Had reservations before the Eagles concert. They were ready with a limited menu so the food came out quickly. The food was ok, nothing special. Too many other places to try before I'll go back. I wouldn't tell someone not to go there but I also wouldn't go out of my way to recommend it. The drink prices were ridiculously high. A glass of chardonnay (which was not good) and a Vodka tonic for $21."
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "Service was bad! Did not talk to our server for 30 minutes at one point."
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "Very cool vibe and cool location within the W hotel. Expected the level of service and quality of food that would go with the W. Service was good and the bar was respectable. The food, however, was subpar at best. The plates were bland, poorly presented and served out of sync. Good place to get a quick drink but nothing more than that."
    Dined on 8/30/2013
  • "Very limited menu offerings and so dead for lunch that it felt awkward"
    Dined on 8/23/2013
  • "went for lunch on a monday and very quite. they have some specials plus a solid menu. THe fish tacos were very good (asked for the fish sandwich to be on a taco instead) as was the minestrone soup. Lots of good beers and mixed drinks for later in the night. Everyone enjoyed their meal and it was fairly priced."
    Dined on 8/19/2013
  • "Went for restaurant week. Very small portions compared to other restaurant week eateries. Food was okay but not great enough to make me want to go back again and again."
    Dined on 8/15/2013
  • "Food was ok for restaurant week, prawns tasted alittle weird! wasn't amazing! The only good dish was "the ribs", wich we ordered separately (wasn't in the dinner deal). I will only go back for the ribs!"
    Dined on 8/12/2013
  • "Food was very bland. Nothing was memorable and overpriced."
    Dined on 8/9/2013
  • "This was our second time dining at Cook Hall for a special occasion. It is a beautiful, tastefully-decorated little gem in the W Hotel and the staff are always extremely friendly, helpful in explaining the dishes, and full of recommendations. The food is top-notch; our party ordered the hanger steak, Ricco's meatballs, pimento mac & cheese, cheesy corn pops, oysters with cucumber mignonette, deviled eggs with crabmeat, glazed ribs, seared scallops, crispy gnocchi, a pea salad-type side dish, crispy potatoes, and a shrimp and grits dish. Everything was incredibly delicious and we had an awesome time splitting up the food among the six of us and comparing the dishes. We LOVE this place for special occasions!"
    Dined on 8/3/2013
  • "On the website for Cook Hall it says the dress code, but it is not enforced at all. The host was wearing tennis shoes and several groups were wearing tanks and short shorts. One of the plates the deviled eggs was very expensive for 3 halves. The food itself tasted good, but felt equivalent to possibly half the price or any regular restaurant."
    Dined on 7/20/2013
  • "Good food and drinks that are unique and well done. A bit pricey,though, especially for the portion size."
    Dined on 7/10/2013
  • "Our server, Liz was very unmotivated and didn't seem to have any experience as a server. There were few people, yet it took a very long time to receive our food. My friend ordered parmesan grits and they were very watery and had no flavor. We explained our discontent to Liz and she pretty much just gave us a blank stare, didn't offer an apology or an alternative. When it was time for dessert, we asked her to describe the strawberry cream cheese cake, she said it was very similar to cheesecake. So we ordered it with that thought in mind, when it arrived it was nothing like cheesecake and it was dry and not tasty at all. When I explained that to Liz, again I got the blank stare with no apology or alternative. I definitely won't be returning!"
    Dined on 6/15/2013
  • "Our server, Ramsey, was very genial, when we saw him, but the service was dismally slow, which is too bad for Cook Hall, as they missed an opportunity to capitalize on the crowd; they could have made big dollars from the customers just sitting and waiting who could have been paying for more drinks and food. The excuse given for the slow service was the big concert crowd for Fleetwood Mac at American Airlines Center, but wouldn't you think they'd have planned well in advance, as the concert tickets went on sale 4 months ago!! Food was good, but not great. Liked the atmosphere, but be prepared to exercise extreme patience!"
    Dined on 6/4/2013
  • "Convenient for events at the American Airlines Center. Service needs to improve considerably. I would go back but only for an event there and would hope for better service."
    Dined on 6/4/2013
  • "Terrible service. Had a reservation for dinner before a concert at AAA and arrived to Cook Hall on time. It took almost 30 minutes to get our first drink and after an hour our food hadn't come. Had to leave for the concert without eating."
    Dined on 6/4/2013
  • "service was really amateurish and detracted from the pretty decent food the kitchen produced"
    Dined on 5/24/2013