Medina Oven & Bar
Medina Oven & Bar

Medina Oven & Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.medinadallas.com/
  • Phone: 2149790003
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch:Monday - Friday: 11:00AM - 4:00PM Saturday & Sunday: 12:00PM - 4:00PM Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00PM - 10:00PM, Friday & Saturday: 4:00PM - 11:00PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Moroccan, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Sam Benoikken
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We offer Mediterranean catering affair that is unique....You must make a trip to Medina oven & bar, it will be your favorite; that is our our favorite.
  • Private Party Facilities: Medina can booked for private dinner or, use the outdoors patio!! Beautiful dinning room that seats up to 50 & a wonderful patio with fountain view & huge parking with tower trees...a Very warm setting either indoors or outdoors...
  • Private Party Contact: Sam Benoikken 2149790003
  • Entertainment: Unique House Music: Authentic, Modern Morocan Music & Global infused with Moroccan beats.
  • Special Events: If you are familiar with Moroccan cuisine & you craving a traditional dish or you would like a recemmendation, please, give a 2 days notice by calling Sam at 214-979-0003 & I will be very happy to do so.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Houston
  • Public Transit: Bus, Taxi & Train
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We offer both Valet & 2 hours complimentary either on the street or B - parking lot. Please, call us for additional parking directions or information.
A word from Medina Oven & Bar
Medina oven & bar is an intimate & cozy place. It is about Moroccan-Mediterranean cuisine applying traditional & innovative techniques to introduce the best Moroccan Authentic & Modern Cuisine. Medina oven & bar represents the culinary destination of the year as New York Times reported on 2009. And Medina,was also selected by Haute Living Magazine Nov 2010 the #1 Mediterranean restaurant in Dallas... The focus at Medina is about using fresh traditional Moroccan spices & ingredients. Our vision is to provide our guests the best food & best possible experience we strive for. When you come to Medina, you are at your home. This is a wonderful place for gathering with friends or family members in any occasion to share many small plates & all menu items as Medina was designed for...This, is to experience Moroccan sharing style while you having conversation among your guests confortably. Medina is an experience & a genuine concept. Sam Benoikken (Native of Marrakech City, Morocco),own
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Medina Oven & Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
32 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (20)great for outdoor dining (17)romantic (16)special occasion (11)neighborhood gem (11)scenic view (8)good for groups (7)great for lunch (6)hot spot (3)great for brunch (2)notable wine list (2)kid-friendly (2)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Absolutely love this place!
    SWebb1985
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    My boyfriend and I are always in this restaurant slowly working our way through the entire menu! Recently his family was in town and we experienced a lot of hassle at other restaurants because we had 2 children in our party but not at Medina! As always they were very welcoming and accommodating. The food was amazing (we shared the beef tagine) and the service was top notch!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The food at Medina was very authentic. The servers were considerate of the time limitations and worked hard to make the environment perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING
    MilapilVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    A very attentive owner on site. Food was excellent! If I lived in Dallas, I would frequent this place often!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service
    Dallas92VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Great food and service. Consistently one of the best in Dallas. The tangines (whether sea bass, lamb or chicken) are all delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great experience
    orangepaperbike
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I've been to Medina Oven multiple times and I'm never disappointed. It's a great place to sit, enjoy the people you're with, and enjoy the food and savor the experience. Sam, the owner personally oversees the restaurant and is the perfect host, making sure each guest feels welcome and remains satisfied from start to finish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Just top notch in all areas. Cannot believe TN is has been here for 7 years and we just discovered it
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoy and Enjoy Again
    Patty
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Medina is a jewel in the Victory Park scene-- shouldn't be the best-kept secret in downtown Dallas! Cool ambiance, welcoming staff, and intimate enough to be a hideaway. Outstanding appetizer platter-- don't miss it. Each tagine is a special entrée-- one taste and you're a believer. Fresh food prepared with a touch of Morocco.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved It!
    ITGuyDallas
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    They never disappoint. This place is always a fun spot. The salmon was delicious. The wine was yummy. Good service is their speciality.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    We have eaten here many times and LOVE the food. It's a great place to go before a concert at the AAC, but you MUST have reservations. However, they seem to be having staffing issues. The last time we went the food service was very slow. While our food was fresh, hot and very good, we had to inhale our food to make it to the concert on time. We arrived at 5:55 and left at 7:35. We have never had this issue before, so we will try again, hopefully this was a fluke.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yum and Fun!
    ITGuyDallas
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    This is our "go to" spot for date night. I love the atmosphere and decor. It's cozy and intimate & relaxed and modern. The staff is helpful. The food is delicious and affordable. All around it's a great place to visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hot!
    Sauna
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The food was good. The service was ok to say the least. The inside of the place was hot. When we brought it to the attention of the owner and he simply said I'm hot too. I will not eat her ever again. Not because of the food but because of the service and lack of accommodation. We couldn't enjoy the food because we were sweating the whole time.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Experience - Office Lunch
    live2eat
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We enjoyed outside dining for our office lunch. Open Table reservations were very easy to make, and the restaurant quickly accommodated us when we decided to sit outside instead of inside. Appetizers and entrees were very good. My trout special was especially good. The service was attentive at the beginning, but became slow at the end (business picked up at the end of our meal and it did not seem that they had enough staff to accommodate). Overall, it was a lovely experience. We will come back, and we will recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Medina was awesome!
    AE84
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Loved the food, the service, the decor and atmosphere--everything was perfect. Seriously, an all around amazing dinner. We'll be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • True Morrocan Food
    SirS
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Medina is a great place to get truly authentic Morrocan food. Its location in victory park keeps it seperated from the hustle and bustle of the street and it's cozy size means they are never too busy to compromise on service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A must have experience
    Ejane
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    Best Moroccan food I've had (and I've been to several). Their sexy marntinis are out of this world!!! The only problem with this place is you seriously won't be able to decide what one dish to get. So save yourself the trouble and just order several different things to sample ad share at your table. And then their Creme Brûlée.....please try it as well. So good without being overbearingly sweet. And then on top of all that, the service is phenomenal. It's rare you find service as good as the food. You will love this place if you like delicious and unique.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great owner and good food
    Mrce
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    The owner and his passion for taking care of customers is the key to this place!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique and wonderful restaurant
    Dfwfoody
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    We ordered the calamari appetizer, which was very good (little zesty spice). We also ordered the New World Pizza and Marrakesh chicken, which were both extraordinarily good. The staff was extremely attentive and friendly. This was a great find and I would recommend to anyone looking for something out of the ordinary.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 15 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 160 reviews are from the Medina Oven & Bar reviews archive.
  • A delightful find!
    winersii
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed a late lunch on their patio after spending the morning at the Perot Museum of Science. Each of our party ordered something different so we could taste; we loved all the selections but the lamb sausage pizza with harissa sauce was the hands down favorite. Next favorite was the starter platter with warm pita and 4 dipping sauces. We tried the red and white moroccan wines & tasting each with bites of our dishes. Our waiter, Jordan, was attentive and personable and contributed tremendously to our enjoyment of the afternoon. A revisit is in definitely in our future.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch break
    BodarfVIP
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    Great place to take a break from a busy day. comfortable surroundings with good service and wonderful unique food combinations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delectable
    Ejane
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Intimate setting for a date or small group. Fabulous food and great staff! I can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Evening
    John
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Overall we had a good experience. We were there with one other couple and all four of us liked this place a lot. We ordered several different dishes and shared everything. All of the food was good. Some of their specialty drinks were particularly noteworthy. The service was excellent and ended with the manager making a special effort to say good night and thank us for coming after we got our check. We plan to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best lamb I have ever
    Diane
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    The best lamb I have ever eaten. The appetizers were amazing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Times at Medina Oven & Bar!
    Melanie
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    My husband and I went there for dinner before the Elton John concert and were pleasantly surprised! We started with the Goat Cheese and Harissa (sp?) phylo and LOVED it!! Then we had the seafood couscous - YUM YUM!! We'll definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We always come here before
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    We always come here before concerts at the AAC. CAUTION this place is small and intimate, if you don't have a reservation do not expect to get a table. Especially if their is anything happening at the AAC. We have not had anything that we did not LOVE.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quaint with Quality
    Txhistorian
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    Perhaps because there is limited, and I mean limited, space for seating, attention can be properly given to food and service. By far the best cocktails. The bar sits directly facing the open kitchen with a wood fire/brick oven lighting the entire Mediterranean themed dining area that is tastefully done. We sat directly behind the bar area and as there is limited space, the entire wait staff can be seen at all times and becomes "stuffy" or intimidating. The food, however is superb, flavorful and the desert heaven. I recommend this place (reservation definitely) for a date, but do not expect an intimate setting. Groups no larger than four will fit in this quaint but refined and elegant area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All around amazing!
    MariaM
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Always great service, outstanding food with authentic tastes, staff and Owner make everyone feel like a VIP. Reasonably priced, fantastic cocktails!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!!
    SLB21
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    A friend and I went to Dallas and wanted to find a Moroccan restaurant as he's never had it. I ordered the lamb tagine and my friend ordered the beef tagine and a side of cous cous. The lamb was tender and the sauce was perfect with the added goat cheese and potatoes. The cous cous was the best either of us have ever had. Perfect for a nice date night or a group of friends. The ambiance is great too, dimmed lighting with fun light fixtures and paintings along with the perfect level of music that puts you in the Moroccan atmosphere. The owner is a delight as well, welcoming us and making sure everything was prepared perfectly. 5 stars for this place and next time I'm in Dallas I will be returning.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meeting with colleagues
    Pickydiner
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    The location can be challenging to find. If you're from out of town, be sure to call ahead and confirm where your taxi driver should drop you off. The food was prepared and seasoned well. Their hummas is from scratch and seemed homemade as well. For dinner I split the seafood entree served over couscous, it was delicious. But next time I would like to try their tagine chickin with apricots. I highly recommend their tea and vanilla bean creme brulee ~ AMAZING!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We enjoyed it ....not a very
    Callie
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    We enjoyed it ....not a very large place but very charming.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food and service at Medina
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    The food and service at Medina Oven and Bar are equally wonderful. I had the Beef Tenderloin Tagine and it was wonderful - such a nice combination of tender meat and good spices! Sam the owner even took time to sit down and chat with us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love it!
    CB1977
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    I love this place. This was my third visit and I can't wait to get back. Food and drinks are great. Service is awesome and the owner is always within a stones throw of his customers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding Food
    Steve1288
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    We tried Medina for the first time and we will definately go back. The food was outstanding, and the service was excellent as well. The only drawback is parking. This is a very busy area with lots of restaurants, so parking was hard to find.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Different and delicious
    Chipster
    Dined on 11/19/2013
    I went with a group of four, when we were in town for a conference. We started with aa appetizer of pita (fresh and warm) with a tray of spreads, including hummus, bell pepper spread, etc. , the Morrocan flavor a were great! Spicy, and flavorful, but not hot. We had different tagines for entries and the fish and chicken tagines were all excellent. Fresh berries with cinnamon cream for dessert, which was also excellent. Ambience is quiet enough for conversation, but not stiff. Service also excellent. Would be great for a romantic meal, but also great for a group.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for pre-game!
    MavsFanVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    We were looking for a new place to eat before a Mavs game and came across Medina. We are so happy we did. It's a little walk (3 blocks?) to the game but well worth the extra steps. The food was outstanding. We had eggplant dip (very tasty), goat cheese phyllo (yummy), beef skewers (melt in you mouth tender) and Marrakesh chicken tagine (great flavors). With a bottle of wine and tip it was under $100 for 2 people and leftovers to take home. We didn't try the pizza but it looked delicious. Definitely on the try list for the next game. Service was attentive but not overbearing. Very friendly and got us out in plenty of time for the walk to the game. Give it a try!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Fantastic
    PaulaLVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2013
    I love this restaurant. We brought a group of friends visiting Dallas from different parts if the world and we had a lovely meal. The decor is just beautiful and the food is consistently good. One of my favorite spots in Dallas!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great Girls Night
    Mommyjen
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    We were immediately greeted by a warm and welcoming staff. We had the sampler plate that came out with warm pita bread. We had steak, chicken and seafood. All were well seasoned and moist. Dining does take awhile so it's better to plan the evening around the meal rather than fine here when you have somewhere else to be.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Moroccan Food
    texasmamaVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    We had a large group meet at Medina's for dinner and they were very accommodating. The owner Sam was very welcoming and we appreciated his hospitality. The food was really good-We split and appetizer plate of different dips which we all enjoyed. I had the chicken tagine and couscous, both were delicious. For dessert we shared a few plates of baklava which was terrific. It is a little bit hard to find- it is on the walking mall part of Victory Park. We plan to go back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic food and drinks
    rubyrobin
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    A tiny place with great food and great service. Great for a date night, or cocktails with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find!
    PMR1
    Dined on 10/3/2013
    Chose this restaurant when visiting from Austin--reserved through Open Table. Wonderful menu--choices for everyone to choose from! Fresh ingredients and delicious selections--from appetizer through dessert . Very good wine list with very good recommendation from our waiter. Live in Dallas or just visiting-this restaurant would be a wonderful place to try or make a regular restaurant choice!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Welcome change
    EthnicEater
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    Went with a party of 10 people -- we were quite happy with our meals and the service was top notch. And in the end, quite reasonably priced. Many people in our group were happy to experience Medina and said they would return. It's a beautiful restaurant, and feels very warm and comfortable inside. We were able to speak to each other without yelling, too! A big plus.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.