Gemma
Gemma

Gemma

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.gemmadallas.com/
  • Phone: 2143709426x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Wednesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Organic, Global, International, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Stephen Rogers
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Capitol
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet service
A word from Gemma
Gemma, in Dallas’ Knox/Henderson neighborhood focuses on seasonally inspired new American cuisine with ethnic influences in a warm and comfortable setting. Gemma has a full bar featuring seasonal cocktails and food friendly wines from all over the world. Gemma offers a late night menu from 10:00PM until 1:00AM.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Gemma reviews from OpenTable diners
198 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (144)neighborhood gem (126)special occasion (86)notable wine list (72)hot spot (71)romantic (55)late-night find (44)great for outdoor dining (21)good for groups (16)vibrant bar scene (14)great for lunch (9)great for brunch (6)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Fantastic!
    MeatloafVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We loved everything about the place. Service was top notch and the food matched every step of the way. Turkey meatballs were over the top good. Who would have thought they could be so good?? Another hit was the fried olives. Baked oysters and rabbit pappardelle were both excellent. Heck - it was all great! Will go back many times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Service
    KELDOVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Crudo and Salmon tartare were fresh and delicious exhibiting unique and original flavors as was the Ragu Rabbit with fresh pappardelle. We especially loved the Brussel sprouts with house smoked bacon. Wish there was a little more privacy but good food made us forget. Nice, reasonably priced wine list too. The service staff teamwork was spot on and everyone made us feel special. Great job. This wonderful little restaurant is now in our rotation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always great
    hardtoplease
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The food, the people, the ambiance all are great. Our favorite neighborhood eatery. No reservation? Drop in and eat at the bar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • More for women than men.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    I took two ladies there and they loved it but for me it was just okay.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Find
    bolivarcorona
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Very nice restaurant! We had the salmon tartare and then I had the wild salmon while my friend had the sea bass. Both of us were very pleased with our selections. The food arrived timely and the service was attentive. The wine list was quite good though I did not partake that evening! Nice ambience and we will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best on Henderson or Greenville
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Great food and solid wine list. We liked every dish. Service was fast and responsive. It's small and fills up quickly. However there's a really nice bar and outdoor area that has open seating... This is one of the best resturants in Dallas and the best in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappointed
    RichVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I've been to Gemma a number of times and have been very impressed. Food is great, service is notable and the atmosphere is really unique and fun. It's very small, so they will have trouble accommodating big parties, but for 2-6ppl, it's a great spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    goodeats
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We tried a lot of dishes and loved them all. The gems were the olives and pecans, ceviches, artichokes and the rabbit papperdelle. They were busy but we did get great service.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good question asked
    ACE3
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Gemma was a special occasion restaurant for us. The food and service were magnificent. I had the brick chicken and was very satisfied. One very distinguishing factor was that the Maitre'D asked us for meaningful feedback--not just the perfunctory how was dinner. This is the first time in my eating life that that very good question was asked. They want to get it right. This portends well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Food
    luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The food at Gemma is very good and gemma has a great wine list, including wines on tap at the bar. Service on this night started poorly, but finished strong. They were either a server short, or overwhelmed time wise. They rebounded quite nicely and finished the evening very well - great food, great service, wonderful restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    JomwVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Ordered what our waiter recommended and it was perfect. Food is really fresh and local. Had salmon tartar-superb! Best was my entre of pappardelle pasta ( house made) with rabbit. My husbands striped sea bass was good but mine was great! Wine choices are excellent and Allison ( owner) helped us pick one out to go with both of our meals. She and husband Stephan ( chef) were very present in the dining area - he even brought the salmon to our table. We will be back! Loved it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Met high expectations
    HALove
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Gemma came highly recommended by the executive chef and master sommelier of my job. The food and wine absolutely lived up to my expectations. The initial greet was a little slow, but otherwise everything was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DocHoss
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    First of all "Open Table' screwed up the reservation...having it one week later. Two in our party liked their entrees...two didn't....especially the flatiron steak...too tough and basically a plate of French fries.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding restaurant & open late
    Eatingout247VIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    This was my second time dining at Gemma. Their food was great and their service is truly outstanding. Wonderful waiter and host. I'm so surprised this restaurant is open so late, but i'm glad it is because Dallas needs more places like this. Good job! Keep it up!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb!
    Katlady
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Very creative and absolutely delicious food every time! Warm, welcoming, professional service, even by the chef himself and his co-owner wife, who always greet everyone and even help serve the food. One of the very best long-time maitres d'hotel I've ever known (and I've known him a long time). It is not really what I would call quiet but the ambiance is low-key and relaxed, and the tables spaced well enough for good conversation. Very comfortable restaurant with fantastic food and fantastic staff. I have tried almost everything on the menu now and there is not one that I wouldn't order again repeatedly. My true favorite. I wish I lived there. Truly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best food and best service
    NjgitVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    From the moment you enter, you are welcomed and cared for with fabulous food, wonderful wines and superior service. Do not miss this Gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Attention to detail
    Dallasdiner
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    The food was excellent, and they were so focused on making the whole dinner special. We went for my birthday, and they brought us special appetizers and wrote happy birthday on our dessert plate. Really cute place with a great wine selection!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Night
    JCknowsDallasVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Wow! Personal service has returned. Was greeted as we arrived early, and was given a choice of tables, as they were being cleared, by the Mgr. Excellent waiter and very helpful wine steward. Was told to ask that they go easy on the salt, and they did except for the fries that came with the steak. They were so upset, that they offered a free desert, that we declined, so they deducted our salads. Someone is thinking at this place! Can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently a pleasure
    NewToTX
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We booked this for a special occasion after eating here several weeks ago. Excellent food, very friendly service. Host and hostess went out of their way to make sure we enjoyed the evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    Ctoguy
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Everyone at our table of four felt their entree's were best in class and exceeded expectations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Comments on Gemma
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My wife and I joined a friend and his wife upon the recommendation of the friend. We both had the rib-eye special involving beef from California. Outstanding. We also enjoyed their Manhattan on the rocks. The food and the overall dining experience were terrific. We will go back for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Foodies paradise with great service
    Jrwild
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Start with free sparkling water, then great cocktails, fantastic small/large plates and wonderful desert. They had great fresh seafood, but the menu clearly stretches beyond simple seafood to a foodies paradise. You can literally close your eyes, point to the menu and enjoy your selection immensely. The service meets or exceeds the food. Can sit and eat at decent size bar, but would recommend getting a reservation and a table. They are busy and for good reason so reserve early. If you like this place then DISH is another good option.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • a very nice dinner
    IEAT
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We loved the bright space and we will definitely come back for a drink at the bar. My salmon was fine but not especially impressive. My husband's pork chop was perfect and delicious. We also enjoyed our caesar salad and cheese plate. Our servers were attentive and friendly but being our first time, we could have used a little more guidance as to the highlights of the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricey but worth it
    GourmetGourmandVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Enjoyed our meal from the moment we sat down to the last spoon of the desert. Exceptionally good drinks, an interesting selection of wines, good breads. Food hit all the right notes. Menu is interesting, but you'll find many "standards" (Greek salad, brick chicken, etc..) amongst the more "chefy" items. Everything was prepared with care and top ingredients. Service was professional and pleasant, and the room was light and comfortable. Our only complaint was the price which borders on the un-acceptable by Dallas standards. Expect to pay >$75 for a simple salad, pasta, desert and a glass of wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent fresh food
    Deedee
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed Gemma. We always feel welcome like we have walked into someone's home. The food is fresh, healthy, delicious and beautifully presented. I love the blackberry mojito!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2nd time in.
    Jaslove
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Stephanie the owner shared excellent knowledge of wines. Her Napa roots shine through in this noteable food driven but very approachable noteable. Beautiful setting and excellent service bring it to 5 stars. Oysters are fresh and ever changing and sweet breads were top notch. Only thing to improve was sound noise. Bet they figure it out. (: Great!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a great time, great food
    dbfundallas
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Excellent wine list, steak tartare was delicious. My date had salmon tartare and she loved it. Sommelier Antonio recommended the Zeitgeist Cabernet and it was perfect. My date loved the homemade croutons on her Caesar salad. She got some to take home:) Great atmosphere, intimate, hip crowd. Our waiter Jake very attentive but not intrusive. Overall just a great place to eat. I'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AustinIsFun
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    My wife and I and another couple dined at Gemma on August 20. The restaurant was full and several persons were waiting for a table, but we were taken to our reserved table right away. The service, food, menu choices and wine list were exceptional. Our server was attentive, knowledgeable and well spoken. We ordered salads, main courses and a single dessert to share, all of which were delightful, especially the heirloom squash salad, the diver scallops with chanterelles and the brick chicken. The chocolate caramel pine nut tart was to die for, and all of us agreed one of the best desserts we've ever had. We travel to Dallas often and have eaten at dozens of restaurants there. Gemma was one or our best dining experiences in the city.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cozy
    Amanda
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Service is impeccable. Restaurant is really aesthetic and nicely designed. The food was very good. It was a super cozy place so nice for a date or friends having dinner. My friend from Santa Barbara CA and I shared the Pork Chop and the Ragu. The muscles were also VERY good! The area is neat; if you wanted more wine, it's right next door to Veritas, a good wine bar. Or keep walking down to Tap House. Love the ice cream at Gemma's!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We celebrated my wife's birthday. The food was great, the service could not have been better, but a little loud. Overall,it was outstanding!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yum!
    gsch
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Had a great dinner with great wine! Love the green bean salad - and the scallops were delicious!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overly salted
    TJudson
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Wow, we were really looking forward to Saturday's dinner at Gemma. Recently touted as one of top 10 best new places in Dallas. Baby artichoke appetizer was nice, then came heirloom squash salads. A lovely lemon-zesty dressing with way too much salt…regrettably could not finish. The bass and the evening special, dry aged steak, were both so tasty, great flavors but both so over salted both were left unfinished. We kept waiting for either our waiter to ask how we were enjoying our meal, or for the gentleman making rounds to all the tables to drop by so we could discretely mention the over seasoning. Unfortunately neither happened. Disappointed by the kitchen and the lack of personal touches. Plenty of other places in Dallas to go.
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  • Excellent choice in Dallas
    Megan
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Love everything about this place. Perfect for a date night or a small group night. Great find. Excellent wine list & excellent food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Late night quality find
    Jetsen
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The restaurant is one of the only places to get quality food and drink late in Dallas. The owners are on the floor and in the kitchen which brings personality and a level of attention to detail. I like the neighboorhood feel, and the wine list is diverse and created with intention.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Really great experience. Can't wait to go back. Perfect size. Owners were around the restaurant throughout the night, greeting their guests.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding!
    KgodloveVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This place is great! Everything we had was excellent! If you like sweetbreads, these are the best I have ever had! This is our new favorite special occasion restaurant!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awful Food
    DallasFoodie
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    My boyfriend and I went to Gemma this past weekend for a nice date night. We could not have been more disappointed in the food. We ordered the Turkey Meatballs as an appetizer, it was extremely salty and I could barely finish eating one. For our meal we ordered the RICOTTA CAVATELLI and DUCK BREAST AND CONFIT LEG. Both were horrible and the Duck Breast and Confit Leg was way too salty. It also had zero favor. The confit leg tasted like it had been sitting out for hours and was really dried out. We do not plan on going back there again.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, compassionate wine list
    EatingoutVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Not only is the food at Gemma fantastic, it has a wine list full of great bottles at fantastic prices. I know of no other restaurant in Dallas that offers Kistler at less than $100. This, plus world class sweetbreads made for a remarkable visit. We will be back, for the wine as much for the food. Bravo.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Gemma has great food. The "industry special" Chicken Milanese is outstanding. It's a very appealing restaurant, pretty, bustling, with good service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great!
    Court
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We all loves Gemma. Service was excellent, food was even better. Great cocktail list and wine options. Will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.