Next Wood Fired Bistro & Vino Bar
Next Wood Fired Bistro & Vino Bar

Next Wood Fired Bistro & Vino Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.nextwoodfiredbistro.com/
  • Phone: 6823254046
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 2:30pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Ying Aikens
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We offer full-service catering through Y2Kitchen for events of all sizes, styles and desires. We work with our clients to create a specific menu uniquely suited for your event, and we can also arrange for all service and rentals.
  • Private Party Facilities: Our private dining center features a garden-room feel, seating for up to 60 guests including a Chef's table and provides a perfect area for a rehearsal dinner, wine-tasting, art show or special event of your choosing. Our staff will work with you to make your event flow smoothly and be a memorable time for you and your guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Ying Aikens 6823254046

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Old Glade Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Next Wood Fired Bistro & Vino Bar
NEXT Wood Fired Bistro & Vino Bar is a casually elegant place to come and enjoy a wide variety of unique and delicious foods that come from our imported Mugnaini Italian wood burning oven using the finest ingredients and paired with our thoughtfully chosen wine and beer selections.
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Next Wood Fired Bistro & Vino Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
53 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (41)fit for foodies (37)notable wine list (32)special occasion (21)great for lunch (14)romantic (12)great for brunch (12)good for groups (9)hot spot (4)vibrant bar scene (4)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Great food and service as always
    Diane76248VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Their wait staff is great and the food is always interesting. Just wish they had a bit of a dress code. I think great food deserves more than jeans and a clean M & M teashirt
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    Localoutonthetown
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I have been a fan on Next but no more. Four of us had dinner there on a Friday night. A harried server, misses on four out of five dishes and a astronomical bill made the experience unpleasant. I ordered the Lobster Linguine--exactly the same dish as the it $23 Seafood Linguine except replacing Lobster for scallops. Paid $35 for it--and it wasn't good. Disappointing evening all the way around. We won't be back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Definition of Service
    Daveememphis
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Deb was expert at all aspects. Well versed in wine, helped make food presentation unique, a real gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrid
    Empowered123456
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Was referred by someone. Disappointed is putting it lightly.Waited 20 minutes for 4 small slices of Italian bread for $1! Really? $16 gnocchi - half of which were under cooked. Some were the consistency of melted cheese. Had roasted peach salad, with chicken. Brought it w/4 slices of chicken breast - 2oz. maximum. When we received the bill, they had charged us $9 for the salad and an extra $16 for the 2 oz. of chicken. Temperature in the main dining area was very cold - the bathroom's were colder. The chairs were very uncomfortable For 4 of us - no alcohol, no app, no dessert, all of us had water - the bill was $76! Overall, it was about as bad a restaurant we've ever been. No exaggeration. We rated this place a 2 on scale of 1-10.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding!
    Ross
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I took a first date to Next and was not disappointed. The food is wonderful, the wait staff was amazing, and the ambiance was pure romance. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GoGoColleyville
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    It's always special at Next Wood Fired Bistro & Vino Bar; Tom and Ying Aikens invest themselves in this restaurant. It's well worth the time and effort. Go check it out (if you haven't already).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the Cedar Plank Salmon!
    Top10VIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Can't get over how good this venue is, particularly when it comes to the cedar plank salmon, which is to die for! It comes with veggies, mashed potatoes.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Next is always a favorite. Their pastas are delicious and Francois, the waiter is terrific! We will be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great pizza
    Pizzaandbeerlover
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We have eaten at Next several times. I always get the pizza, it is outstanding. They call it pizzette for some reason. The small 9" pizza is a large meal for one man, and the 13" is probably enough for two people. The only problem that I have is the beer selection is terrible. They have Peroni and some other italian beers I never heard of, none of which I care for, but it's all they ever have. They had one American IPA, which I tried and it was awful. If the manager reads this: There are so many great beers in the world, please start stocking a few of them. If I could suggest---Blue Moon, Killian's....
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Priced too high, not served hot, no reason since there was no crowd taste ok
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Planked Salmon Best!
    Top10VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Enjoyed the lunch version of the salmon, and it was fabulous! Cooked on a wooden plank, with veggies and potatoes. The fish was finest cold water and cooked to perfection-will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    Becky
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Our food at brunch was outstanding! Shrinp & Grits some of the best ever. Our only downside was our waiter. He definitely "had an attitude" and seemed to be put out by having to serve us.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    They should mention the price of the Specials if they are going to push them! I did not appreciate finding out the fish entre was $42 when my bill arrived! I will not be back!!!!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Son's Birthday Celebration
    Top10VIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I took a party of 8 to my son's birthday celebration, and was less impressed than on previous visits. Although the food was remained good, the grilled salmon, which is about $10.00 more on the dinner menu, than the lunch menu, was served in exactly the same small portion as it is in the lunch menu. I know because I frequent the establishment for lunch, and always order the salmon. I had only ordered an entree-no appetizer, anticipating it would have been larger, due to the additional cost, and was disappointed. With good reason, as the appetizers are generally expensive, so with a large party, I was trying to conserve-did not work here! I shall return, however, with a smaller party, and enjoy the good food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Father's Day Brunch
    partridgefam
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We had a great experience at Next for Father's Day Brunch. Party of six and were seating in nice booth that makes it easy for everyone to converse. Really enjoyed great service and great food. Everything is so fresh. Highly recommend Next.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • appreciategoodfood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Next is delicious; entrees are interesting,and well described by the staff; lovely setting. so nice to have a unique and local choice in the area. Highly recommend to anyone.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 37 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 304 reviews are from the Next Wood Fired Bistro & Vino Bar reviews archive.
  • Mother's Day
    ASRRNBSN
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We attended for Mother's Day Brunch, it was EXCELLENT!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    From the appetizer to the salad to the entree to the dessert it was so yummy and beautifully plated. First time here and will return.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Food!
    TravellingFoodie
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    I treated my friend at NEXT for her birthday and we both greatly enjoyed it! Started with the mushroom risotto, which was absolutely incredible! I want some more now! Then had the cedar plank salmon, again a great dish, and I'm quite picky about my salmon. The Penne a la Vodka was also wonderful! I definitely plan to return!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yummy Food
    LuvFoodandWine
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Totally enjoyed our dining experience. Great find so close to home. Wine exceptional. If you love great food and wine as much as we do, you don't need to pay for 5 star "ambience"!! Enjoy
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    beefeater
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    Very impressed with the entire evening. Excellent menu choices that you will not find at other chain steak houses. Appetizers were magnificent in their creativity. The main course was outstanding. Wine selection was strong with reasonable pricing. Was very busy the night we were there, but you would never know it by the excellent service from all members. Very personable, friendly, and truly caring. The entire evening was easily $100 less than other so called high end eateries. Absolutely wonderful.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reservations
    winelover
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    When I made our reservations, I specifically requested table away from front door & rest rooms to avoid traffic distractions and to stretch out my left foot. To my disappointment, we were seated right in front of the door & within 20 feet of restrooms. Because I was in a compression boot/cast for a broken ankle, we could not wait another 1/2 hour or longer for another table so we took the one in front of the door. The hostess and the manager did apologize. The food, however, was very good: my appetizer was unique, fresh and very tasty; my husband's and our friends tuna salad looked great and they said was delicious. The eggs benedict and hamburger with eggs were very good. Our waitress was friendly, helpful, made our visit pleasant.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Easter brunch
    coupleinftwortharea
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We'd never been here before, but I'd heard the food was very good. We made an early brunch reservation for Easter. The service was great and the food was terrific! My only complaint might be that most all of the brunch dishes revolved around eggs - not my favorite. The desserts were fantastic, especially the Creme Brulee and bread pudding. Will go back!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So many Choices!
    Carmompsd
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    There were so many specials for our family to choose from! They made a great cheese pizza for our three year old granddaughter . Great choice of cocktails and wines too. We all had a great meal and we had three birthday desserts as well! Friendly staff!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting space
    steakums
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Next looks like an old Taco Bell from the outside but the inside is quaint and homey...nicely decorated. The food is delicious but quite pricey...especially for the portions. It's European so I guess...eat like the French...but I'm not sure about the price comparison. I would definately go back, but I can only afford to go for special occasions. The menu is varied and the Daily Chef Specials all sounded great! I ended up with a 6 oz filet that was cooked just right and delicious (though it appeared quite small) with a small scoop of garlic potatoes that were also yummy (but I could have eaten more). The salads were good but way over priced...8.50 on a small plate. Service was good. Everyone was very attentive.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great first visit
    luvtoeat
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    I saw the article on this restaurant in a local magazine recently and decided to try it. The service was stellar and the food and wine delicious. My only complaint is that the extensive specials menu did not have prices listed nor did the server quote any prices. The regular menu was very reasonable for the quality of food, but we ordered from the specials menu and for 3 of us with tip it was about $247. I don't mind that for special occasions, but it was a little expensive for a Saturday night after church dinner with my husband and son.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food, but...
    Medium
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Very rushed. We were asked to order 4 times. We explained that we just wanted to relax and the waiter said, well - place your order and I'll put it in when you're ready. We agreed and in minutes the food started coming out. The waiter told the staff, oh wait, they didn't want this out so quickly, Oh well and put it in front of us. Extremely expensive for what you get. My wife and I spent $165. We won't be back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wine List Best in DFW
    Top10VIP
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    This little restaurant not only has great food, but the very best wine list! It is immune from the pressures of larger concerns and can order anything they want. They offer the latest Orris Swift (Palermo) and great offerings from the little known but much admired Mi Sueno vineyard in Napa. Good job! I will come here again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Alawys Good
    MillerVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We live about 5 minutes away from this place and are grateful we have found such a good restaurant so close to our house. When been here about 20 times. Great food, great service, great location. Try it. You will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice dinner
    RichardVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    our visit to Next Fired Bistro was excellent. Our waiter, Francios, was great.....French accent and all. He made a great wine recommendation that my wife wanted to find again. Food and ambiance was great out in the I guess what used to be a porch. Quiet. Will go again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dazed and Delighted
    MariHara
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    OMG. This was lovely! A girlfriend and I were trying to find a change-of-pace place for a later in the evening dinner, in some place between our two homes (Keller and Flower Mound). We'd seen this place and checked out the online reviews and it did not disappoint. Lovely and distinct wine list (though not many choices by the glass). We split the calamari appetizer, and ate every last crumb - it came with a marinara sauce and with some other fabulous something that was a paste texture barbecue-y/chipotle-y awesome. We split a large pizette - candied fig w pecans, serrano ham, goat cheese. Beyond fabulous.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Business Lunch
    GoGoColleyville
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    We were seated quickly, served superbly - and the food, as usual, was great. Can't beat Next.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful again
    Yahoo
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We had been to Next a couple of times in the past but not recently. We asked ourselves why after this most recent trip. This place deserves a visit often as the food is excellent. I had a salad that was fresh, crisp with slices of Asian pear and just the right amount of light dressing to compliment the greens and not cover up. Lobster and shrimp potstickers were a great choice for a starter. Just right for our party to share. The stuffed shrimp was a special for the night as was the mushroom risotto and both were exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Guest12345
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Very good food. Quiet atmosphere (though I was there for an early dinner). I am not much of a wine connoisseur, but the wine list is very impressive. Prices are "above average", but not unreasonable. Great for a date-night or special occasion.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Inconsistent with potential
    Caddyman
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    The first time I was at Next, the service was perfect, food was excellent and the ambiance relaxed and calm. This visit, however, was none of the above. The waiter was hurried and frazzled, our water glasses were filled after every sip (that drives me crazy) yet drinks took 20 minutes to arrive, the food was good but not great, and the noise level was too high to hear my companions. The dishes were okay but tough lamb and tiny portions just don't cut it at this price point. It's also a bit much to have a regular menu with a full page of chef specials and then 8-10 oral specials that the waiter has to read off his list. I will go back for a third try - hopefully this visit was just an off night.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • If you are looking for a casual
    Jenn89
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    If you are looking for a casual date night or a night out with good friends and want to enjoy great food and wine this is the place. The service was excellent!! The menu has great offerings. The atmosphere allows you to have great conversation - it's not too loud or too quiet. My only negative is dessert could be better - disappointed they did not offer cannoli's and other traditional Italian desserts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    AJ1800
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    We loved it and will be back. Fairly near our home and great food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1st Timers
    tbeat
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    I would suggest the waiter should ask if you would like a tour of the resturant if this is your first visit. maybe even meet Ying.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is always Good!
    Top10VIP
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    The consistency here is a plus, along with occasional new additions such as the new pasta dish, which is very light, and refreshing! We will definitely be back here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice neighborhood spot
    DonP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Next is close home and easy to get too. The bartender annoys me some, but the flatbread is great
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.