Dragonfly at Hotel ZaZa
Dragonfly at Hotel ZaZa

Dragonfly at Hotel ZaZa

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.hotelzaza.com/#dallas/dragonfly
  • Phone: 2145509500x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 2:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Dan Landsberg
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: The ultimate, Uptown experience is extended to accommodate beautiful private and semi-private parties, lavish celebrations and private business meetings. Each of our rooms deliver a memorable Zaza experience with unique cuisine and impeccable service in an upscale atmosphere. Please call for details 214-550-9476.
  • Entertainment: SIP & SPIN WITH DRAGONFLY EACH FRIDAY & SATURDAY
    Sip cocktails while Dallas's top local DJs spin house favorites in Dragonfly Modern American Kitchen each Friday & Saturday night from 10pm-2am. For inquiries regarding bottle service and the weekly DJ lineup, please call 214.550.9500.
  • Special Events: The restaurant can accommodate large parties. All groups 10 people or more, require a preset menu. Please contact us for additional details. Please call 214-550-9500 for large parties and special events.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: McKinney Avenue & Maple-Routh
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet is Complimentary
A word from Dragonfly at Hotel ZaZa
With a newly redesigned menu, Dragonfly takes a playful twist on traditional modern American food classics. The updated culinary and design direction offers an experience accessible to all tastes, while delivering the same unsurpassed quality, creativity and artistic edge for which Hotel ZaZa is known. Chef Landsberg's menu uses the freshest foods of the season from local suppliers, as well as incorporating specialties from the region.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Dragonfly at Hotel ZaZa reviews from OpenTable diners
57 reviews since April 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (35)vibrant bar scene (26)romantic (25)fit for foodies (25)hot spot (20)good for groups (11)late-night find (11)great for brunch (10)neighborhood gem (10)great for outdoor dining (10)notable wine list (9)great for lunch (4)kid-friendly (3)scenic view (2)Show More
  • First visit
    TommyO
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This was our first visit to Dragonfly and we were a little underwhelmed. The service was excellent, although our server did have the annoying habit of touching my shoulder every time he walked by our table. By the end of the night we were just laughing about it. The food was good, but lacked some flavor, perhaps a drawback to Restaurant Week and cranking out the same dishes most of the night. We will go back to sample their full menu at another time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food with quality service
    Michael
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My friend and I decided on dinner after a matinee performance of a play. Since restaurant week was in progress we decided to make reservations for that purpose. We were greeted immediately with a welcoming smile as being shown to our seats. Our waiter was a master at his skill. He was very knowledgeable of the choices on the menu and offer suggestions. Management checked on us twice during the course of the evening. The food was very good and well presented. It was a great experience that made the night complete. I recommend this place. I plan to go back to try other menu items not listed as a choice for restaurant week.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a special night
    Justplanome
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    What a great night, food was great, staff was so friendly. Staff made us feel so welcomed. Food was very tasty. I should have taken a picture of every dish, they were very well presented.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Touch of Luck at the Dragonfly
    Dawson64VIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The Pearfect Martini was WONDERFUL! The hostess was really great and helped us enlarge our table to accommodate an extra person. Our waiter was really nice and encouraged us in our giving during Restaurant Week. I ordered the calamari salad which was EXCELLENT; I ate the entire thing, but was disappointed in the Jumbo Prawns which were overcooked, my dining partner returned her's as well for being overcooked. The tenderloin however was really good and I enjoyed it. Just a little crisp on the edges (which is the way I like it) and juicy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reservation
    jax1234
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I waited one hour before I was seated ans yet I had a reservation
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food had no taste
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Cheese board was awful. I think the cheese was rotten. Bread was cold. The worst Cesar salad, the greens were sour and the dressing lacked flavor. Gruyere Mac N Cheese was like butter and cream noodles, no cheese flavor. Ribeye was good but the sesame ginger tenderloin was too salty.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very attentive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Alex was made sure our night was memorable - very attentive service, great food.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Meal !
    DinnerVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Wonderful service, wonderful food. A little surprised by the glass of red and glass of white! I should ask the price next time...still a great dinner though.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful evening
    KTnKP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Our waiter Luis, was attentive without being ubiquitous, professional style and a pleasure to talk with. Overall experience was wonderful, highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First visit a delightful surprise!
    DallasdinerVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    It was our first visit. Service was quick and helpful and warm. Menu somewhat limited but every dish we ordered was superb. (We have to meet their chef !) Dragonfly is somehow different from most restaurants.... slowly occurs to you that you are having a very good time here. Not only the great food but the underlay of excitement in the ambience and the attentive but understated service. We shall return again... and again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not impressed anymore
    Christi8312013
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I loved that my twin daughters were made to feel special for their 18th birthday by the hostess and waiters. Our waiter, Michael (I think that's his name) was awesome. However, the menu did not have many entree choices--- a disappointment. In year's past, the ambiance was really comfortable but eclectic with the couches and the curtains. Now it's just so-so. Also, we were like the only people there (no prob) but we were seated in a corner hidden away to where we did not see the best parts of the restaurant -- bar area and windows overlooking the pool area. Unfortunately, the place is not special anymore. I would not recommend friends to go there for dinner for a special night out. Too many other options in Dallas ....
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing drinks, cuisine, & service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Had an amazing time at Dragonfly for our anniversary...the staff (especially Steve Williams - our waiter) were amazingly attentive to our needs. I would absolutely recommend this as a dinner / drink spot for anyone who wants a great environment in the heart of Uptown!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb or sublime. Not sure which
    TimD
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    After 60 yrs of dining out I think I'm a little jaded. But then I dined at Dragonfly. There are no words to describe all levels and aspect of food, drinks, and service. For a refresher on what makes a truly memorable experience go to Dragonfly. It redefines and refreshes the jaded.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative, inventive, outstanding!
    Michael
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    After a weekend with only BBQ and fast food, which was hard for an European goumet like me, I was very surpised to find that nice restaurant with an elegant and romantic touch. I instantly felt somewhat like home there. The food is a modern and creative interpretation of American standards and was remarkable good! Together with an outstanding and friendly service I had a really great dining experience and can recommend this restaurant to all friends of cultivated and inventive American cuisine!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • More of a bar, than restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Zsa Zsa has a beautiful dining room, but it was not open the night we were there. The seating is the bar area was more of a bar scene that restaurant which is what I had expected. Food good. Service good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Incredibly Average Meal
    ReturningDiner
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Hotel ZaZa is a great funky scene, with an eclectic crowd. The restaurant was very flat. The beef I ordered was almost flavorless - there was a total lack of seasoning on it and the potatoes. One of the girls with me had scallops, and described them as underseasoned and average. The desert list is tiny - and both the Crème Brulee and the Ice Cream dish were uninspired. The only compliment I can give is that the champagne list is nice with a few good choices. For a $600 meal for three people with wine - I would have preferred anything - even a chain steak house over it.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Fathers Day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    great service from all the waiters! and manager. Steak was actually cooked perfectly!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    lpw1
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Always a winner in my book. The food is exceptional and presentation equally impressive, especially the appetizer called Noah. Thanks for a special early Father's Day celebration.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, service, and fun!
    Dallasite1
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    We were treated like Royalty, with apps and dessert on the house for my Mom's 65th Birthday. Food was amazing!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous dining experience!
    Mimi
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Had a wonderful dining experience here. Food and ambiance was fantastic! I would really recommend the calamari salad and lamb rack. Definitely would return again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We will go again
    Salbertsons
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    This was our first time to dine at Dragonfly. The food was delicious, and the service was superb. The wedge salad was very good. The lettuce was not drowning in blue cheese dressing, and the addition of finely chopped chives gave the dish an extra good flavor. The lamb was perfectly cooked at medium rare, and the fave beans were flavored to perfection. One of the other members of our party had the Oama. The fish was beautifully presented whole, and the diner ate every bite. The only additional disclosure I would make is that dining here will cost you $100 per person if you order cocktails, salad, main course, and dessert. But, overall this restaurant was a wonderful experience, and we will go again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Mothers Day brunch
    NewToDallas
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    First time to Dragonfly. Was expecting a prix fix menu but pleasantly surprised we could order from the menu. Fantastic smoked salmon eggs Benedict! Server was attentive and great. Would definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dragonfly Dinner 2014
    Dragonflysaucey6
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Drinks were amazing, All the Food was to die for (soft crab was not) I would recommend taking it off the menu. Our waiter Jason was very professional and very at tentative to our needs.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • amazing
    NickV
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    I proposed to my now fiancé at the dragonfly and the atmosphere, service and food was absolutely incredible! We will be going back for our anniversary every year at least. The hotel is absolutely stunning as well.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Standard
    Pamela
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    Dragonfly @ Hotel Zaza is the Gold standard for a consistently upbeat, energetic atmospher while providing unique fare and awsome drinks. It doesn't get much better than Dragonfly in Dallas.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Place to Eat!!!
    Derokk
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    The breakfast was awesome. The restaurant is decorated really neat. The server Juan was very good.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    fun place, very noisy, but vibrant. Excellent Food and service. A bit pricey. Wine is marked up more than most.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 30 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 731 reviews are from the Dragonfly at Hotel ZaZa reviews archive.
  • Great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We really enjoyed Easter brunch at the Dragonfly. The food was very good, although it was expensive. Our waiter, Michael, was fabulous - very attentive and entertaining. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, special occasion, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service, drinks & appetizers
    Ldot
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    In the future when staying at ZaZa, I will only order a snack to hold me over along with cocktails. Our main courses were lacking in flavor, good presentation, decent appetizers, salads were exceptable.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent food, stellar service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Derek (server) was great. Food and wine were supurb. Will be back.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will be back...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    The food and service were great. The waiter was efficient, friendly and knowledgable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Go if you want to be seen
    Des2013VIP
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    The food was good, but I wouldn't say that it is anything impressive, especially for the price point. It's definitely the type of place you go to if you are staying in the hotel or if you want to be seen by a specific demographic.
    Special Features:
    Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nothing short of phenomenal
    Mary
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    I can't gush enough about our experience at Dragonfly. A friend referred our out-of-towner group and we couldn't have made a better decision. With a simply Open Table reservation we were seated in the private wine room for our group because the staff thought our group would be less crowded. It was quiet in our room but we could see the bar and it was quite lively. We had multiple servers and managers checking in on us and never waited or wanted for a thing. The food was excellent, the drinks were creative and delicious and the service was impeccable. I wish I could go every weekend!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very surprised
    Outstanding
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Service and food was impeccable. Did not expect this at all
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor food for a quaility price....
    Notimpressed
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Hands down great people watching and fun location. But the food was way over priced and very bland. My $$$$ steak was under seasoned and my $$$$ drink was watered down. I would have been better stay home grilling and opening a bottle of my own. I'll go back for the Tarot card reader but, would eat / drink somewhere else.... if it helps the waiter was really nice :/.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing Ambiance and Service
    Psy419
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    My wife and I went here for our 2 year wedding anniversary and I must say it was fantastic. The food was all very good, a little small on the portion sizes, but very tasty. The service was excellent as our waiter walked us through most of the menu with his recommendations, and was on top of everything we needed, answering any of our questions easily. I will definitely be back here again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Going back!
    kburke
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Only had an appetizer. .. was ok but could have probably been beget for the price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service!
    FrankMVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    We eat at Dragonfly often. It has a vibrant bar scene, but you can still have a quiet dinner in the back dining room if you like. The servers are always extremely attentive, making sure to take care of your needs. The food is sourced with local products and changes with seasons. The food is innovative and delicious. We highly recommend Dragonfly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Date
    catylea
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    Comfortable, atmosphere and decor. It was not annoying at all. Food pretty spicy, deserts excellent but too small. That can be good thing so you will likely avoid that over eating bloated feeling. Drinks great. I had great company so my attention was more focused on my date.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Calamari and Scallops, what a pair!
    yum2tum
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    First, always make a reservation for the back room. If you get a table by the bar, it will be extremely noisy and loud. The back room however, is very nice and the place to dine. Calamari salad has a taste like none other and is wonderful. We had the Scallops as the entree and ate every last drop. They were fantastic. The Ribeye steak with spinach and goat cheese tater tots were also extremely good. Service was also great, and the wine was wonderful. We will certainly go back for a 3rd visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.