Olenjack's Grille
Olenjack's Grille

Olenjack's Grille

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://olenjacksgrille.com/
  • Phone: 8172262600x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Brian Olenjack
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Menu to Venue
  • Private Party Facilities: Private Room and also a large patio.
  • Private Party Contact: Victoria Stevens 8172262600x
  • Special Events: Please see web site.

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Olenjack's Grille
Olenjack's Grille is the namesake restaurant of Executive Chief Brian Olenjack, offering contemporary American cuisine with a Texas flair. Olenjack's was recently named one of the Top Ten Best new restaurants in Dallas/Ft. Worth by the Dallas Morning News.

The food is simple yet creative and only the freshest ingredients are used in daily preparation. Entrees range from steaks to seafood to pasta.

Some of the amenities include outdoor seating, banquet room, complimentary wi-fi, and separate bar area. Large party reservations available. Olenjack's is open for both lunch and dinner; as well as for Brunch on Sundays.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Olenjack's Grille reviews from OpenTable diners
48 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (23)special occasion (21)neighborhood gem (20)good for groups (15)great for brunch (13)great for lunch (13)great for outdoor dining (8)romantic (6)late-night find (6)hot spot (5)notable wine list (5)kid-friendly (3)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Love this place
    ddFrossard
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Never fails. Always excellent. My favorite restaurant for Chicken Fried Steak. TDF
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food in Arlington
    Karen
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The menu offered some different items from the usual fare. The wild mushroom paparadelle was delicious. Others at the table also very happy with their dishes ranging from chicken-fried steak to shrimp linguine. Wine list is a bit sparse, but it works.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent!
    TXfoodie
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    New menu is fantastic. Service and staff excellent! We dine there often and it is consistently top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Server needs more training.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This was our first time at Olenjack's and it won't be our last. The food was very good, but our server was horrible. He kept apologizing, but just could not get it together. One of my pet peeves is dirty plates left on the table. We finally had to ask him to clear. He definitely needed more training.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Karl
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    SON ESPECIALLY LOVES THIS PLACE SO IT WAS IDEAL FOR HIS 50TH BIRTHDAY.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Restaurant Week
    TexasLeslie
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We had a lovely meal during Restaurant menu this week. Congrats the creators for the salmon with cilantro and green onion risotto. Yum, yum, yum. Normally I do not enjoy sweet cocktails, but the Parker Peach infused drink was light and refreshing. Our server, Holly, was very attentive without being overbearing.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Gone downhill
    Zach
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We have been to Olenjack's before and had a good experience. Our last visit was disappointing.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent as Always
    dinewell
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Food and service were excellent as always. For Arlindton, the Ambiance is quite good. The only drawback in the main dining area is the noise level. At the time we dined,7 PM,the restaurant was a bit more than half full,but still somewhat loud.If the area were divided more,the noise level would be more pleasant.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Food was delicious and the atmosphere was soothing. Our waitress was delightful...over all.....a great night!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Let's Go Again
    recneps
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Our guest wanted something Arlington special. Since he was going to San Antonio, we decided Mexican was out, and our favorite restaurant came to mind. the immediate service was attentive but quiet. The waitress was knowledgeable of beverages and helped us select. The bruschetta is by far the best in the metroplex. Then, the chicken fried steak even beats the one at Z Tejas in Austin. The Shrimp and Grits...well...the chefs in New Orleans would be jealous. Great meal, great service, and we shall return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Less than stellar service
    Tiffany
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Ate there before a concert at AT&T Stadium and was delighted to find out about the free shuttle service if you spend $40. I ordered the scallops which were huge and very good! However when the hostess seated us there were no menus so it was about 5 minutes before we got one menu and five more minutes for the second one. We were on a bit of a schedule so we were disappointed when it took so long to take our order. Had wine by the glasss and it didn't taste fresh but we were in a hurry so I didn't send if back. Tuna salad was so so--a little overlooked. Had to walk back from concert. Driver did not choose a good drop off spot. It was gridlock after thd show. Not sure the scallops made up for everything else being so lackluster.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not bad if you're in Arlington!
    ktjimmy
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    I wish I had better things to say about Olenjack's Grille, especially after reading some pretty good reviews. The food was average and not well-described in the menu (mine was unexpectedly spicy). Drinks were pricey and took a really long time to arrive. However, we were there before a major concert and the staff was clearly slammed. Our waitress was very sweet when she would come around and seemed fairly stressed out. I did appreciate that you could park your car there and walk to AT&T Stadium, if you left a receipt for $40+ on your dash. It is probably a better experience when they are less busy, but it got the job done!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wizard574
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    The restaurant was very noisy. Of course it had a crowd because it was befor the Beyonce concert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ReeseVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    good food but the place need to be refreshed it is very dated inside
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Four star prices, two star taste
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Don't waste your time/money. There were some decent menu items such as the shrimp small plate, but overall the food was mediocre at best. The ambiance was nice but probably because we were the only diners on a Thursday evening.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Father's Day brunch
    Robthrob
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We ate here for Father's Day. The food and service was great. Nice atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    Amel2001tx
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I took my parents there for the Father's Day brunch and it was phenomenal! We were very pleased with the food selection and waitstaff. My husband and I dine in here at least once a month so we know how awesome it is.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    While the dinner and lunch service is awesome, the brunch is not.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience
    Bamagirl
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    My husband and I went here for dinner. Some of the dishes are pricey, but you don't get a good portion size. The food was tasty and the presentation nice. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BigWayne
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Food selection was excellent as sufficient options were available to allow all of our large group to select different meals, not planned, which elevated everyone's appreciation when the food quality surpassed the exotic descriptions on the menu, inclusive of the excellent salads pre-entree. A good time was had by all.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Dining before an Event
    Gretch
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    This is a great place to enjoy a meal before an event at AT&T stadium or before a Texas Rangers Game. The food is excellent--great seasonings, nice portions. Extra bonus in that they keep the bar open late for when you return from the event. Shuttle service provided too.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • JRS
    JRS1356VIP
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    My visits to Olenjack's have all been very good. The food is very well prepared and the service is top notch. Keep up the good work.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Olenjack review
    Cindy
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    We took my brother and his wife out for dinner at Olenjacks. They live in Dallas and are always taking us to great places over there. So glad we took them to Olenjacks. We all enjoyed it very much and it was like being at the places we go with them in Dallas, but close to our home here in Arlington. Will go back again!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 25 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 408 reviews are from the Olenjack's Grille reviews archive.
  • Well crafted food
    SamchildVIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Shrimp appetizer is one of the best dishes I have had in many years. Just this one dish is worth the visit
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall Very Good, but...
    sullysat
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    There were three in our party. Our server was helpful and attentive. My only issues were with the menu. First, the menu online is a little different than what we saw when we got there, so be aware of that. One of us got the scallops and they were good, but VERY spicy. The menu and the server did not make that clear. Another got the ribs, which he said tasted good, but they required much more work to get off the bone than they should have. I had the porkchop with garlic broccoli and asparagus. It was very good. I expected a more relaxed and laid back "grill" experience. This is a very upscale environment with good, well priced food and decent portions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We have dined at Olenjack's
    Powell
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    We have dined at Olenjack's since it opened and have have had meetings and birthday parties there. We enjoy it very much. We were there saturday night and were greeted at the front door by the manager, David Pappas. Also like the addition of the desert tray and addition of the guitar player. Thanks for being there! Alton & Foncell Powell
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not great
    AlfredoVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    Really expected to see better service among your staff. Food came out slow and the server did not move very quickly specially for the initial drinks. Been there before and first experience was good. After this visit, not sure if we will be back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect way to end the dat
    Mike
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    Food was very good. Try it, I'm sure you will agree.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect before Dallas Cowboy games
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/8/2013
    Located just 1/2 mile from stadium, the offered a great buffet including their standard menu. Then they drive you to the game in a high class bus. When we returned we just walked back. Food was very tasty, and service very friendly. Loved it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food is incredible
    SDuongVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2013
    The food at Olenjacks is delicious and the service was excellent. Sarah was our server who exceeded our expectations. Will definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Birthday DInner
    Mary
    Dined on 9/4/2013
    Pork Chop was great. Shrimp and grits was very, very tasty. It would have been greatly improved if the chef had taken the time to take the tail shells off the shrimp. Shrimp embedded in food like that should be completely shelled. Desserts were delightfully decadent,chocolaty and tasty. Wine list was very reasonably priced. Pulled pork "small plate" was huge, and also very tasty. We would visitr again and recommend Olenjack's to anybody.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    2happycustomers
    Dined on 9/3/2013
    Everything was excellent. The prices aren't outlandish. Great place to go with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pace to eat before stadium event
    44yrs
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    Wonderful food. Place packed prior to event. If you can put up with the noise, the food is the best in the area. Shuttle to game site is a plus.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is a nice local neighborhood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    This is a nice local neighborhood restaurant with food better than expected given the restaurant type. Howewer, based on finiding this restauramt in OpenTable, we expected to be going to a more formal fine dining expereince, which this reaturamt definitely is not.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for older people
    TravelgirlVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2013
    I saw great reviews but when we got there the place but virtually empty and the patrons were all over 65 - the food was ok, but I likely would not dine there again.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent selection and quality
    CatMan
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    Excellent selection and quality of food. There is something on the menu to satisfy everyone's palate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Olenjacks
    LCS1
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    We had a wonderful time at Olenjacks. The food was outstanding, our server was efficient, friendly and most of all knowledgeable. He suggested some foods based on our tastes and he was right on. We found the atmosphere to be relaxed and you can come in casual clothes. That did not diminish the excellent food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    Stoops
    Dined on 7/12/2013
    Average Food, terrible service and waitstaff attitude. Was my bday and received not even an acknowledgment.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    The food was incredible - the best hamburger, oysters, drinks, and desserts. We can't wait to go out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Father's Day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    We had a wonderful meal for Father's Day and we all enjoyed it immensely. This isn't the first time we've been for a Mother's Day or Father's Day buffet. We come back because it is consistently good food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate