Olenjack's Grille
Olenjack's Grille

Olenjack's Grille

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://olenjacksgrille.com/
  • Phone: (817) 226-2600
  • 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
43 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.9
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (15)fit for foodies (14)good for groups (14)special occasion (12)great for lunch (12)great for outdoor dining (7)great for brunch (7)romantic (5)notable wine list (3)late-night find (2)kid-friendly (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • always great
    shbrooks01
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Restaurant is always great disappointed they did not have their jalapeno soup anymore. Our waiter was very good. We live in fort worth and this is the only place we eat in Arlington. We always go before concerts at Verizon. Banana cheesecake was awesome.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • will NOT return
    KrishaVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    This was the 3rd & LAST time we will ever dine at this Olenjack's. It's always the same issue w/this place... BAD SERVICE/poor management. We could maybe handle a little bad service here & there IF the food was outstanding, but the food is just average. This restaurant pretends to be upscale with it's dishes and prices, but they are far from upscale. Food quality & service is lacking significantly.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cowboys event
    pyrotec
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Reservations made prior to attending Cowboys game. Food and service were good with the exception that salt seemed to be on everything. Had to send desert back (bread pudding) terrible. They offer the convenience of shuttle service to the stadium.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • always a favorite
    MavsGamer
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Great menu, great service. Good times. worth the drive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • date night outing
    needtogetoutmore
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The ambiance was great, good wine and service excellent. The fish was wonderful but the steak left a little to be desired. We were disappointed in my husband's food.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant surprises
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Thought this was going to be a "better-than-average " steakhouse; but the menu was really varied. My co-worker (boss ) had the Antelope ribs, and loved them, mushroom pesto was great. This was supposed to hav been a larger party of 6-8, so sorry my other quests had to cancel---they truly missed out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible Restaurant
    den110
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The service was horrible and the food left a lot to be desired. Don't waste your time or money going to this restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • decent for after a game/event
    happygirl
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    My sister happened upon this place after a football game and said it was good. Food was pretty good. Hubby and I split a steak (good job!) But the asparagus was sad and my grits were dry. My kids had a hamburger with fries- she gave it a thumbs up, my other daughter had Boodles. They brought a side of fries for that instead of asking what side she might like. Service was good. The place was not all that busy and considering its proximity to both stadiums you would think they would be prepared. They ran out of menus... Our waitress was very nice, she did take the time to do a drawing lesson for my girls. Food came out at a decent rate. Might give it another chance when we head back in a few weeks. Hope this helps!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Newtotown
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Since reservations were required we went expecting a quiet place with good service and outstanding food. The food was nothing special. The chicken fried steak was mostly breading. We asked for the gravy on the side and it was too thick to pour. We had gone online and chosen our entrees but when we arrived found that the menu had changed and the dishes we wanted were no longer offered. Between the TV's and the football crowd this was not the experience we had hoped it would be. We were celebrating a birthday and did appreciate the complimentary dessert. The waiter was friendly and the prices were O.K.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
    TexasLeslieVIP
    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
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 26 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 423 reviews are from the Olenjack's Grille reviews archive.
  • 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
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    • 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
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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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.
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.