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: Meddlesome Moth has accommodations for parties of virtually any size. Our semi-private room can seat up to 14 guests, or can be reserved for a standing, mingling event for up to 40 guests. We also have a large patio and beer garden that may be reserved for special events up to 100 guests when the weather is nice. For more information, please visit www.mothinthe.net
  • Private Party Contact: Annie Shamoon 2146287900x
  • Special Events: Meddlesome Moth has accommodations for parties of virtually any size. From small seated dinners in our semi-private room, to cocktail parties on the patio or a buy-out of the space for you and your guests, we endeavor to accommodate most requests. Please contact events@mothinthe.net for more information

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 WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Meddlesome Moth reviews from OpenTable diners
196 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelEnergetic
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (119)hot spot (92)neighborhood gem (86)vibrant bar scene (82)good for groups (78)great for lunch (56)great for outdoor dining (45)great for brunch (41)special occasion (39)late-night find (34)romantic (16)notable wine list (12)scenic view (3)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • Great place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Great ambiance and architecture inside the restaurant. The bar area is fabulous with good service. After spending time at the bar we were ushered in for dinner at a table. The food was really good and quite affordable. What was lacking at the table was good service. We had to constantly look for the waiter to order food and drinks. But overall very happy and will visit again. If not for the service I would have opted for 5 stars. Checkout their beer selection. It's the best.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent
    girllovesfood
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    The drinks were delicious and service very good, but the food was lackluster. They have a very diverse menu and we didn't try the more adventurous foods so that might have had something to do with it.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrific, unique menu
    Yiggy
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    I was here on a Monday night at 6:00 and they were already very busy. The beer selection is fantastic. The "tapas" type menu is innovative and very well-presented. Can't wait to go back. Service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Design District Star
    DHaTTonTTexas
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    The design district is no longer up and coming, it is here and the Meddlesome Moth is the go-to place. We tend to think of locations off 35 as "over there", but Meddlesome Moth is about 1/2 mile from the Katy Trail head-end near the American Airlines Center and its only a 5 minute drive form the heart of Uptown. One of the most attractive restaurants with interior decor that is off the charts nice. A very diverse menu with something for everyone and the most extensive beer offerings in town. Valet parking with a free parking overflow lot just a short walk away.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fun evening !
    Localsupporter
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Enjoyed the food and the service with our out of town guests. Be sure to make reservations
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • thefix
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    What's notable is not the wine list but the beer list!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Design District Gem
    dllandesVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    One of the best Sunday brunch menus around! The bacon is fabulous-thick cut, crispy, and not greasy at all! The featherbed egg casserole is simply devine, and the jalapeno gravy adds a really nice zing of flavor without much heat. My wife had the three-egg omelette and it was cooked perfectly to order-dry, well-done, no oil, no butter--just how she requested it. Service was fantastic, despite the place being completely full at 12:15 p.m. on a Sunday afternoon. It took a little bi to get the food, but considering everything is cooked fresh to order, and there wasn't an empty table to be found, not an issue at all. We have been for lunch, and now brunch, and this place is a definite keeper on our dining list when in Dallas.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • always a good experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    have dined several times for dinner but this was our first time to try brunch here and it didn't disappoint. nice big booth in the corner, our server was attentive but not overbearing. brunch cocktails were unique and tasty. food was wonderful - everyone enjoyed their dishes!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious Meat
    gdi12
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Came here with the guys for a bachelor party. Their selection of beers and mead are on point. The stick meats were fantastic except the lamb which was good but not memorable. Bone marrow and sweet breads were the highlight of the evening. Our server Taylor was knowledgeable and quick to get drinks to our table. He even had some of the female staff visit the table which was an added bonus. I was impressed with how clean the men's room was on a Saturday night. I'll definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Almost very good
    peachesbockVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Service and ambiance are very good. My companions liked their food but I did not like the salad special at all. You certainly cannot beat their beer selection.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Farm to Market Food!
    Top10VIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    I was exceptionally pleased with the offerings, and execution here! The food is all fresh, innovative, and the farms from whom the restaurant procures its produce, is listed by name at the bottom of the menu. If you love beer, you will find a book of every varietal imagineable at this venue!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh
    FoodCritic
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Ambiance was great. Unfortunately, staff was snobbish and unfriendly. Food (so called, Tapas) had no substance. Too much bread, no real food. PS: Mussels were out of their shell, small, and tasteless. Will think not twice, but many times before returning to this restaurant. Convince me otherwise.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely lunch
    Lajs53
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    I had lunch with two friends outside on the patio, an fit was very nice. Good food, good service,
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice
    Nydis
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    I celebrated my birthday there. Had a great time. The beer flight is a must have.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun and Delicious!
    addbadd
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We were a party of two with a reservation made earlier in the week. The atmosphere was classy and casual and we loved the stained glass windows and layout of the place. Beer flights were great (I don't even like beer and I loved what they had on tap) as well as cocktails. The Moscow Mules are a must. We ordered several small plates, including mussels, and everything tasted amazing. Our server was also amazing and excited about the food and drink. Overall, we had a great time and will be coming back again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great anniversary dinner
    jfrazureVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food and the service were wonderful. We had the perfect beer pairings with our dishes that we ordered. Very neat place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Date night
    PiperK
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Had a wonderful date night dinner last Saturday night. There wasn't a single thing that wasn't perfect. The absolute best part was how knowledgeable our waiter was about the menu and the beers. Everything he recommended was better than what we would have picked out ourselves. Great restaurant, location, menu, staff and beer selection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The bone marrow is a must!
    ltd0713
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The food is delicious and I love the interior. I will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our First Time
    JeremiesVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This was our first time at Meddlesome Moth and it was a great one! We were early for our reservation, but they made it work and were able to seat us on a busy Friday night right away! Everything was excellent from the start. To the greet at the door, the service, the meal, everything! We will absolutely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Well worth a visit
    Northy
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    As Aussie travellers in Dallas for just 3 days we are very pleased that a friend recommended your restaurant. Though 'noisy' for a dinner it was not unbearably loud. The hospitality was open, friendly and engaging. The beer list was awesome though a following drinks prevented us from imbibing on the night. We'd certainly recommend it as a place to enjoy a 2 or 4 person dinner party with pre-dinner drinks at the bar. We felt it was a bit too noisy for 6+ at a table without playing 'musical chairs' at stages during the dinner. Thanks for a memorable night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too loud!
    NotGreatVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We could barely talk with each other. Food wasn't good enough to justify putting up with the noise. This was one of the loudest restaurants I've been to in Dallas. Ridiculous.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Incompetent hostesses
    Not2Happy
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We had an 8:30 reservation. We had some traffic and we were 15 minutes late, but we called. When we got there I went to hostesses and said my name. They said our table wasn't ready, yet, but it would be just a few minutes. We waited in bar for 30 min. We saw three sets if couples come in and seated immediately. When we asked about it, they said we were never checked in. So then it was another 15 mjnutes before we were seated. Almost an hour past our reservation time. Then we were seated at a table that had a direct hit from the AC vent, so we froze our whole dinner. We were so uncomfortable. We almost left when they told us we weren't checked in. We should have left, big the food was good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • excellent place to meet and
    Kviylc
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    experience the vast array of beers. Food portions best shared.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome beer and great food
    DaveS
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Beer list - outstanding. Tried stuff I'd never heard of. Waiter was very knowledgeable regarding the beer. Food is great, too, but the Beer is what draws me here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a Good Time
    johnVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Always love going to the Moth and this was no exception. Food is consistently good and the casual service is just what we are looking for. Fun place to share plates, sample some beer & wine and relax. Nice patio.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service Lacking
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This used to be one of my favorite restaurants but last visit was disappointing service wise. (and the visit a couple of weeks vefore this one wasn't great either) He made us feel rushed, when we asked about a certain beer he said "It's fine"...no description, nothing more. Had to flag him down mutliple times to get another beer, hostess had to hanlde our check....he just doesn't need to be working at a high volume place like this.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
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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.
    • Food
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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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
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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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic