Howard Wang's Uptown China Brasserie
Howard Wang's Uptown China Brasserie

Howard Wang's Uptown China Brasserie

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://hwrestaurants.com/uptown/index.html
  • Phone: 2149549558
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Asian, Chinese
  • Executive Chef: Howard Wang
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Private Dining and Catering Packages available.
  • Private Party Facilities: Private Room sitting up to 30 people. Family Style menus created to fit every party"s individual needs, including on and off the menu items
  • Private Party Contact: John Cronin 2149549558
  • Special Events: Wine Down Mondays! Brush off your case of the Mondays with Half priced bottles of wine every Monday, all night long!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Cole/Carlisle
  • Public Transit: Local Bus Route 51 & M line Trolley.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Enter in The Post (Formally Cityville) Katy Trail building garage. One Enterance on Lemmon Ave, One Enterance on Carlisle St.
A word from Howard Wang's Uptown China Brasserie
Upscale Chinese Bistro in Uptown Dallas. Located in The Post (Formally Cityville) Katy Trail Building at the corner of Lemmon and Cole, facing Carlisle St. Featuring Contemporary and Traditional Chinese Cuisine. Offering full service, patio and private dining. Full bar including Asian beers, mixology driven cocktails, evolving wine list and premium Sake. Weekday Happy Hours and Weekend Brunch.
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Howard Wang's Uptown China Brasserie reviews from OpenTable diners
34 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (17)fit for foodies (11)good for groups (10)special occasion (9)great for lunch (8)romantic (5)great for brunch (3)late-night find (3)great for outdoor dining (3)kid-friendly (2)hot spot (2)vibrant bar scene (2)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • We will not go back
    CHuttotexasfun2014VIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Table was sticky upon arrival . Ordered cocktail...crown and coke too syrupy...had a different flavor. Manager was not happy with complaint, stormed over, and we could hear his profanity. I asked about a spicy dish...waitress said it could be toned down. It was so hot my lips were on fire and it brought tears to my eyes. Tenderloin was very tough. We were very disappointed!!
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  • Always a delight
    Billy525VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Wonderful egg roll and Hunan style ckicken and vegetables! Always fantastic!!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, not so good aesthetics
    Joskin733VIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    As I entered the restaurant, I was not greeted as having a reservation. Of course the restaurant was almost totally empty.The menu I was given was dirty with food stains so I asked for a clean menu. This speaks to cleanliness of the restaurant and care by the staff and management. Normally, I would have left then and there but decided to try. The waitress that assisted me had no clue about the menu. When asked about a couple of signature items, she could not even explain the contents of the meal. A more experienced waiter did clarify and the seafood meal I had was delicious.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • BusterVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    huge menu for chinese and thai. pleasant service. Nice wine list and reasonably priced.
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  • 2nd time not a charm
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The first time we visited the restaurant the waiter was great and very friendly. The waitress we had this time was awful she had an attitude and was not very helpful she would be gone for long period of times without checking on us. It was awful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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  • wonderful Chinese
    Billy525VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Delicious hot and sour soup; crispy wontons; fried rice and Hunan chicken stir-fry. Service was excellent. If you like Chinese food in a clean, classy ambience, you'll enjoy this restaurant!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overrated
    LisaVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I picked this as the venue to celebrate my daughter's 30th birthday, so was hoping for an extra special experience. The food was very good, but some arrived not very hot. The waiter we had seemed irritated and edgy- also not what I was hoping for in an upscale Uptown restaurant. I wouldn't make an effort to go back here, given all the choices in the area It does seem to have good potential, just needs more attentive and friendly staff.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious food
    Pickycustomer
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Food is absolutely as good as Chinese food anywhere. Service was impeccable and very attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fabulous
    Billy525VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Food is always good at Howard Wang's Uptown, but tonight, the service was flawless. Best service I've had at the restaurant, which is saying a lot (service is always good!). If you want Chinese food in Dallas, this is the place to go.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, not all was great
    TKop
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We hadn't been to this location and thought we'd try it. Most of the food was really good with the exception of the usually fabulous vanilla prawns. They were lacking sauce which is what makes them so tasty. I told the waiter that the prawns were missing sauce and asked for some extra. He brought a cup of cold sauce to put on the hot prawns and then charged me $2 extra for sauce that should have been on the prawns anyway. I thought for a higher end restaurant, that was unnecessary.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • first time for dinner
    Billy525VIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Have dined here several times for lunch and always been pleased. Dinner was no exception. The service was the best I have had yet. I am terrible with names but it began with a C, like Colby or something similar. He was truly exceptional and I would like to commend him for his wonderful service. Well done.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 23 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 85 reviews are from the Howard Wang's Uptown China Brasserie reviews archive.
  • Really nice.
    YummyNell
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    I really enjoyed Howard Wang's, from the time ee entered and our table was waiting for us.. it was just incredible. The decor was one of the highlights for me, lighting was great. The food was really well seasoned and delicious.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good veggie options
    Barb
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We aren't meat eaters so sometimes trying a new Asian restaurant is iffy, as not too many options. We were very pleased with Wong's uptown, lots of veggie options - the eggplant was especially delicious, as were the vegetable dumplings. Service was superb!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mediocre
    wikfarm
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    I have dined here once before on a weekday evening, it was fairly busy and fell in love with a ginger beef tenderloin. This time we dined on a Saturday at 6:00 p.m. The place was dead. Couldn't believe it as restaurants around it were booming. Busy or not the restaurant is not loud so I did not have to compete with surrounding conversation or music. Lovely weather so we dined outside. Two of the three entrees were mediocre. Soft shell crab was very well prepared but sadly the Beef Tenderloin and Beef Filet & Scallops were nothing special. Our waiter was just barely above "fair". He was not very attentive to our needs which I found to be unacceptable in an empty restaurant. Lovely place, quiet, decent food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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  • Beautiful
    jat3clove
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Howard Wang was a delight to visit. The decor is chic and so is the food. The menu is extensive with expected entrees and amazing specialty dishes. Wang's Splendor is superb. The Ginger Beef is a gorgeous dish, very tasty with tenderloin, cilantro. My daughter chose the soft shell crab -- tempura just extraordinary. Their take on the margarita with a hint of ginger and pear is fantastic. Staff is great. Valet parking cost is "whatever you'd like to pay." Highly recommend this amazing restaurant. I can't wait to visit Dallas again so that we can stop by.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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  • Im a regular!
    KitKatVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Always love going to Howard Wang's. I'm new to Dallas and it is in my neighborhood---so I'm a regular. Whenever someone comes to visit, I am sure to take them there as an intro to the neighborhood dining. The manager is always warm, and the music is always GREAT!! Be sure to have the Vanilla Prawns!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Where have I been?!?
    jamiesq
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Howard Wang's is definitely a neighborhood gem nestled between Lemmon Ave. and Katy Trail. Somehow in my frequent jaunts to Gloria's next door, I've never seen this place and that's a shame. The drinks were delicious, the food was great and, most notably, the service was stellar. Our server Cameron guided us through the menu and made sure our first time at Howard Wang's was a great one. I can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very nice lunch
    Billy525VIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    So glad we found this little gem. Always good food and nice service. Convenient valet parking, too. Learned today that our favorite waitress is gone, but David took good care of us today. We'll be back.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty Good
    mdlchic1230VIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    This restaurant was ok. It was pretty slow the night I went. We dined out on the patio which was pretty nice, although there were a bunch of people that came in later with dogs. I love dogs, but I dont necessarily want to have a romantic meal out with them roaming around. At any rate the service was great! Food was decent. The bar opens up to the patio and the people sitting at the outside bar were kind of loud so we decided to leave at that point, but we were done with dinner anyway so no big deal.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 1st visit probably not always fair!
    visitorswholiketoeat
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    We arrived about 9:05 pm for our 9 pm reservation. Woman answering phone had said HWUCB was located "behind the Shell station," which was totally misleading. No one met us at door, but after a couple of minutes a friendly waiter came out and seated us. Wednesday night is probably not a fair time to judge any restaurant. A big, quiet family group was there. A VERY NOISY group of young Asian women in a side room were so loud we could hardly converse. Otherwise, we were the only ones present. We ordered a meal of dim sum, all of which was tasty, but not served hot. Leftovers? We couldn't get a straight answer about ice cream, but our waiter at last appeared with 5-6 scoops of the mango sherbet, apologizing that he wasn't a very good "scooper."
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Find for Asian Fare
    chormes
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Very good Chinese food, with a fun specialty cocktail menu
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always a nice lunch
    Billy525VIP
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    How can one complain when the service is friendly, the food is excellent, and the atmosphere is professional? I must also add that the background music is excellent! Every time we eat here, we always remark about how good the music is.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • another wonderful lunch
    Billy525VIP
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    Fell in love last week. Returned today - and we're still happy. Food was still fresh and flavorful. Ambiance was nice and manager came to table. The only slight difference was the service today was a tad off. Waited a long time for anyone to come to the table and the personality simply wasn't as energetic or sincere as the server we had last week. In fact, we saw our original server, asked her name, and will now request her when we return; and we WILL return!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FABULOUS!
    Billy525VIP
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    This was our first visit and it was a perfect outing in every sense! Wonderful, wonderful. The hot/sour soup was delicious and served with the large, crispy noodles. I ordered Hunan Chicken and my co-worker ordered Crispy Chicken and both were superb. The service was flawless and everyone was friendly. Can't wait to go back! Bravo!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food good; service a little spotty
    Gary
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Enjoy our meal at Howard Wangs on a early Saturday evening. Meals tasted good with the exception of the wonton soup which was a little bland tasting. Main entries were all tasty and served hot. The main course was brought out before we had time to finish our appetizers making our party feel rushed which was strange due to the restaurant not very full.
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  • Will definitely be back!!
    modfoodie1
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Came here for Valentine's Day, and it was perfect, the food was delicious. I tried the Orange peel chicken and it was to die for. For the most part our server was attentive for the beginning and middle of our meal. Unfortunately toward the end he slacked, but it in no way trumped the whole night.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, great bar selection,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Great food, great bar selection, and friendly staff.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great FOOD!
    Jeff
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    it was a little hard to find, but the restaurant is next to Gloria's. Staff was fantastic...Food GREAT!... Very nice experience. Thank YOU!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT food!!!
    Eb36
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    I haven't had anything bad yet. The only reason I didn't give it all five stars today was because our waitress sucked but I've always had great service here all the other times I've been here.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our group
    Fran
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    Very good place for our group of 6-12 to meet on Friday nights. Good variety of Food and prices. Great waiter this time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Service
    TravelerVIP
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    I found this using Open Table and we enjoyed an excellent meal and service! We will be back.!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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  • Nothing special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    It was ok. Nothing special, nothing horrible. It was just ok
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  • Solid
    Newtodallas
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    Very good. Nothing fancy but very solid food and service
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    good for groups, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVE IT....
    smileyVIP
    Dined on 12/3/2013
    The bartenders are AWESOME If you like spicy as in "hot".. they will temper the heat for you.. The dishes are full of fresh items and taste AWESOME Everything is GREAT
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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  • AMAZING
    smileyVIP
    Dined on 11/24/2013
    The food is amazing.. The servcie is amazing... I had the best time every...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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  • It's Ok
    FoodElder
    Dined on 11/24/2013
    The service was great, but the food was just okay. Expected more from a restaurant like this.
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  • Fun place with great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    Looking for really good Chinese food, excellent and friendly service, with a fun location? Then this is the place to go.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Downhill from first visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 11/20/2013
    First time we went was for Christmas dinner in 2011, and each time since has been little more of a let down. Don't think we will be back.
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  • I really like this place and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    I really like this place and would definitely be back soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for a date
    George
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    I took my girlfriend for her birthday and she loved everything at the resturant, and we will be making more visits there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.