Meddlesome Moth
Meddlesome Moth

Meddlesome Moth

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mothinthe.net/
  • Phone: 2146287900x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
    Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm, Sunday Dinner: 3:00pm - 10:00 pm.
    Friday & Saturday: Kitchen open until midnight
    Bar open until 2:00am Friday-Saturday, Monday - Thursday: Bar open til midnight
    Sunday: Bar open until 10
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Gastro Pub
  • Executive Chef: David McMillan
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: Please call for special catering orders.
  • Private Party Facilities: We can seat 8 to 14 people in our semi-private dining room.

    Standing parties - up to 50
  • Private Party Contact: Liza Alaniz 2146287900x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hi Line
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: On street parking, parking lot and complimentary valet service.
A word from Meddlesome Moth
The Meddlesome Moth is Dallas’ most interesting full service restaurant, featuring an honest and flavorful chef driven menu, full service bar, and one of the finest selections of hand-crafted beers in the US. In addition to a changing selection of entrees, our small plates are robustly promoted to encourage sharing. We feature local seasonal menu items and offer fresh blackboard specials daily. Our patio area is spacious for dining al fresco, and reservations are encouraged. At 11pm The Moth transforms into one of Dallas' most comfortable bars and remains so until 2am, Thursday thru Saturday. Closing time is midnight otherwise.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Meddlesome Moth reviews from OpenTable diners
206 reviews since April 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelEnergetic
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (127)neighborhood gem (97)vibrant bar scene (85)hot spot (84)good for groups (75)great for lunch (67)great for outdoor dining (62)great for brunch (60)special occasion (43)late-night find (37)romantic (16)notable wine list (11)kid-friendly (8)scenic view (5)Show More
  • Always great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Love good beer and good food, and MM is a great, great spot. I want to try everything on the menu.... four different kinds of mussels... delicious... had the thai mussels, and they were outstanding....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Music too loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Music was way too loud to carry on conversation and sometimes even understand the waiter. Have some interesting items on menu. Service was uneven--some dishes came out very late. Great beer selection.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a treat
    ChuckinAddisonVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Every time we go here, we wonder why we don't go more often. Everything is consistently great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FoodLoversAreUs
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Great food - the small plates menu is eclectic and interesting which satisfies my husband and I's self-described "foodie tendencies"(the bacon lollipops are amazing!) while the roast chicken is a fav of our teenage boys. The service is also very good and the beer tasting flights are impressive. It’s always a hit and has become our go to place for birthdays and special evenings out.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Family Friendly
    Chemme
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I have been here for lunch and loved it, so I decided to take my wife and daughter out to a nice dinner there. I called ahead to make sure they were family friendly and was assured on the phone that they were. When we arrived our table was ready and we were sat. The server, at that point, was very attentive. However, once we ordered our food we only saw him 2 more times. the first time was to ask if we wanted another drink, and then to ask if we wanted our check. He was, however, very attentive to the table directly next to us. I assume he thought that because we had a child that we would not order many drinks or tip well. We felt ostracized because we had a child with us. We did not feel valued as customers at all.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GmanVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    An enjoyable spot for a nice business lunch with friends. The décor is worth the visit.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Evening
    DorianBahr
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Still one of my top picks in Dallas. I do find it is difficult to order with the "shared plates" format, if you are in a group larger than 4, unless you do the costly ordering of two of everything desired. However the atmosphere and food, beer ans service are always impeccable!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EXCELLENT SERVICE
    Twinstar3
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Eclectic menu with great specials. We've been several times. The food is always good and the ambiance fun but subtle. Out of perhaps ten visits, we've had fantastic servers nine times and the one exception wasn't bad. Really nice place to frequent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, but....
    Lovegoingout
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Shrimp and grits great. Pork belly was almost solid fat though. Hard to get taste out of mouth. Steak skewers good. Fun restaurant
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great for 2
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I had only visited this place for brunch over a year ago and wanted to try it out for dinner. I ended up making reservations for a bday dinner and we enjoyed every minute of it. It was a bit noisy since it was dinner time and it was packed, but it did not become overbearing.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Deceived
    WouldBGourmetVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    http://grassfedbeefrestaurants.com/ lists Meddlesome Moth as one of the restaurants that serves grass fed no hormone, humanely raised beef pigs, lamb & poultry. Sadly, the waiter said no even checked with Chef and said that even the beef is only 70% grass fed???it has to be raised and finished grass 100% grass fed in case of beef to be omega 3 (anti-inflammatory) not omega 6 which is not...DO NOT advertise what you are not...Glad they responded honestly when asked. This is a major issue with some of us from a health standpoint. Waiter and staff are top notch.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • A favorite
    Resa
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Great place to gather for drinks and shared nibbles. Large craft beer offerings. Food is creative and consistently great. Love this place
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Micabyo
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The food was excellent, the prices were reasonable and our waitress was so nice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Interesting Menu
    TheCloser
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The food at the Moth was delicious, and very interesting. I am very impressed with the variety of tastes that are available here.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing beers and food!
    FMgoesout
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Love the way the menu is set up. All the food is served to share! We really enjoyed the hummus, which was slightly spicy, and caramelized brussel sprouts, which were broiled to perfection. Excellent beer choices from local small batch breweries-- Old Rasputin was the most deliciously drinkable stout I've had in years. Create your own beer flight option is popular and allows you to try five different selections. Great place for couples who like to eat off each others plates normally! Loved the decor--can't miss with stained glass with Elvis as King!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • So good, so good
    bumboclot
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Awesome that they paired beers with dishes. Also, get the Thai mussels, you will be happy
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic in every way
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I can't say enough good things about the Moth. It is my husband's favorite place to eat and drink hands down. We have tried the brunch a few times, which does not disappoint. We do tend to go for dinner and have yet to have a bad meal. The hummus is a MUST. There burger rates as one of my top 5 burgers I have ever had. My husband LOVES the bacon lollipops and usually gets those for dessert. During this last visit we were talked into trying the creme brulee, which is usually just an OK dessert choice for me. Let me tell you this was the BEST creme brulee I have EVER had. It was simply devine. I really can't forget to mention the amazing beer selection and fantastic drinks they offer all served by the best wait staff. YOU MUST GO!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible Grazing
    PositiveEnerG
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I travel a lot on business and do a lot of business entertaining. On my most recent trip to Dallas, saved the last day in town for fun dining with people I actually enjoy personally, not just professionally. This place was fantastic and a nice change of pace from typically boring steakhouse experience. We grazed. We ordered two of 2-3 dishes and kept repeating. LOTS of creative, well-prepared, unique dishes. Incredible craft beer list and some guests enjoyed wine. We ordered and ate and shared and repeated until we couldn't eat anymore. I'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • BirthdayGirl
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Every dish we shared was outstanding. Atmosphere was energetic and fun. Great service and attention.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    Rapper
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Celebrated our son's 22nd birthday. Perfect fit for brewski lovers and foodies. The plate sharing was awesome- the food amazing and loved the beer flight! The quail was so flavorful complemented by the cornbread and red cabbage. The bacon lollipops although so rich we're creative and d-lish! It was almost like dessert! We look forward to another visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun for groups
    Fourpats
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Long beer list with fun descriptions. Interesting food, it's really fun to go with a group and order lots of plates to taste. Our hands-down table winner was Shrimp and Grits. Also had ribs, burrata, pork belly and mussels. Everything we had was terrific.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tom
    TomB
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    First, the service was great. Our waitress was very friendly and knowledgable on the menu, including the beer. We ordered four dishes to share between two of us. Everything we got was delicious. Dessert was great too. I can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • High five!
    Seafoodcritics
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    One of the most impressive beer selections in Dallas! Great tapas style food options. Perfect for happy hour or casual dinner. Nice folks behind the bar and waiting on the tables. Make reservations if you are planning to sit at a table during dinner time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • happyeater
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Five of us met for lunch - delightful waitress, very good service, most meals great. First visit for 3 at the table - they enjoyed it. We will all be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My new favorite place!
    ffpara203
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Been here alot so this is getting kinda of monotonous.... This place is awesome! If you love beer and great food and great service this is the place to go! Never disappointed!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant Surprise
    KaylynVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    I did not expect to find such a gem in Dallas, the land of barbecue and Tex-Mex. The Meddlesome Moth has fantastically creative, well-edited, selection of food and cocktails as well as interesting selection of wines. I loved the deviled eggs, meat on a stick (I had the lamb), and the brussel sprouts. Our server was knowledgeable about the menu offerings, there when we needed her to be and very pleasant. I am fortunate to dine out quite a bit during my business travels and I have to say that this was one of the best dining experiences I've had in quite some time. I will return to the area again in a month and I'm already thinking about my next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DallasLobsterVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Had lnch and the food was delicious, loved the fresh local ingredients...especially the egg on the cobb salad. Ginger ice cream to die for! The music level was too loud. When we first came in we asked the hostess to turn it down. She complied, but then when more people started arriving the music was turned up again...to the point that my friend and I had difficulty hearing each other.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great choice!
    twoclicks
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Where do I start? Beer. There's no comparison. If you like deep, eclectic beer lists, this is your place. You can now build your own flights for $20 (including a selected casked beer!). You should always get two or four shared plates for your group. I suggest the chicken skin chips. Coupled with a flight, buckle up. We had the special, pork t-bone braised in apple cider, with a green apple chimichurri. It was incredible.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • AWESOME
    ezekiel
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Awesome food and the best service i have ever had!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great as always
    TedFNJ
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    This is one of my "go to" places in Dallas. Fantastic beer selection and the small plate menu allows for trying several different dishes. All great. Mussles, flank steak on a stick, Ahi Tuna on a stick were all great. I was pleasantly surprised by the fried tofu dish - possible the best dish we had. Recommended if you are in Dallas.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for lunch
    NewinbigD
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Very eclectic menu for lunch with flavorful take offs on traditional pub items as well as unique daily specials.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • They made it right
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Brunch for large group was awesome. We all had a good time, and food was wonderful. I initially made a reservation online in which the system would only allow me to book for 6 so i called and spoke to a human to increase the # to 9. However when we arrived their records still had 6, so we had to wait quite a while while they rearranged tables. They made us fit in the end and were very friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always on it
    DallasFoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Great as always - great food and fantastic atmosphere....
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meddlesome Mother
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Excellent service, something for everyone. Great variety of beer, wine and cocktails. Our server was very good. Food was delicious. Love the share plates. Deviled eggs, chicken skins, cheese and meat as well as bone marrow.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good first time
    pazuca
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    We were visiting Dallas and wanted to find a nice rest. This was it.... very interesting list of beers.... flavors never thought on a beer.... highly recomended.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, SLOW Service
    96GLD
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    This is the third time in the last year we've gone to the Moth. We go for the food, and this last time the patio, even on June 28th, was pleasant at 6:30pm thanks to the misters. But the service must be the slowest in Dallas. Every time. We ordered food at the same time we ordered drinks to try to combat this, but it was still 90 minutes until we got our last "shared-dish". Additional drinks had to be ordered when the first round was delivered, and even then there were extended periods with empty glasses sitting in front of us. With all that said, the food is good, and the ambience endearing.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tapas!
    IndyFirl
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    When making the reservation I didn't realize this is a tapas resturant! Excellent selection of tapas including a selection of over 140 beers! Our server was very helpful with selecting items. I recommend starting with a couple of items and adding on as you go...we order 5 items for 3 people and were stuffed by time the last item arrived.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Dallas gastronomic staple
    rcmason
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Meddlesome Moth always delivers. Best beer selection in town and food to match.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Small plates delicious
    Rachel
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    This was a great find and walkable from the hilton Anatole. Knowledgable server who put together a beer flight for my husband. Portions were large so we were glad that we didn't order everything at once.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great beer list
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    A very large and diverse beer selection. Eclectic small plates of very good food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic