Proof & Pantry
Proof & Pantry

Proof & Pantry

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.proofandpantry.com/
  • Phone: 2148809940x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm, Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 12:00am, Friday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 2:00am
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Modern European, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Kyle McCelland
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer a intimate private dining room with one large farm table. The chef can accomadate all dietary needs or restrictions. There is a large fully integrated television for hosting presentations or watching your favorite sports team. Please contact for further information.
  • Private Party Contact: Robert Hall x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Flora St
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There is a $5 private lot to the north of Proof and Pantry as well as Valet. For those who do not wish to pay we do have free parking in the One Arts Plaza structure to the west of Proof and Pantry.
A word from Proof & Pantry
Proof + Pantry is a multi-faceted progressive American Bar/ Restaurant offering both simplicity and sophistication. Focused on serving clean flavors and impeccably sourced ingredients, drawing insight from seasonality and global cuisine. The drinks will include a collection of carefully selected spirits and wine that reflect dedication to quality, diversity and originality. Our atmosphere is interactive and engaging. The design is influenced by that of an industrial rustic pantry lined with shelving, rusted metals, distressed wood accents, and tile. It is designed to be comfortable and warm. A place where guests never have to think twice when asked if they’d like to go, built on staples and revolving specials which keep guests returning multiple times per week/month. We strive to offer excellent service built on consistency of experience and product. Proof and Pantry is operated by Misery Loves Company.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
Proof & Pantry reviews from OpenTable diners
40 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (25)hot spot (16)neighborhood gem (14)vibrant bar scene (14)late-night find (14)great for outdoor dining (12)special occasion (10)good for groups (9)romantic (6)notable wine list (6)scenic view (5)great for lunch (3)Show More
  • Michael Martensen & Company
    MustSeeVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    If you're a fan of Michael Martensen and his merry band of Bartenders and Culinary Staff, you'll enjoy Proof + Pantry. Conveniently located in the Theater District of Dallas, Martensen and his Team prove they've nailed the Recipe when it comes to "Hot Spots" of the Dallas Cocktail and Culinary Scene. A nice mix of Comfort Food with a Twist, in portions large enough to share with your Table Mates. If you thought Cedar Social and Bar Smyth were awesome, you'll love what they've done at Proof + Pantry.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Bad and the Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The Bad: Menu was confusing. No salads. Party of six. Guys all ordered the Pork Chop and theirs were brought out at least what felt like five or ten minutes before the fish two of the girls ordered. Not much flexibility on ordering. The Good: Food was delicious! Very artistic presentation of all foods. Incredibly nice Host/Partner. Would definitely return!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great menu
    nicknameVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Love the simplicity of the menu. yet the food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Impressed...(meh for the price)
    GigiVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Menu is very slim. They offered categories of land, sea, and earth. Then only 3-4 options for each category (example: "Earth" had 3 choices, radishes, beets, or cauliflower - that's it!!! Not a single green option???) They also offered a "bulk" option for sharing at the table but those were $75 - $125. My friend and I came here for a quick bite before a show at the Winspear. She didn't like the menu and thought, well, I'll just have a house salad. Nope, they don't even offer a salad! I personally am very into local, creative food and that is what this is but honestly nothing seemed that appetizing. We had the pasta with lobster - good but not $40 for the entree good!!! The price point needs to be at least $$$ (listed at $$).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Better places to spend your money
    dallaseater81
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    For what ended up being a $600 dinner for 4 people (including 2 bottles of wine, no dessert), we were left thoroughly unimpressed. They ended up being out of two items after we had ordered. The fish, which we were told was de-boned, had many bones in it, and upon mentioning it to our waiter, he seemed unconcerned. We waited a good 40 minutes between our appetizer and our first round of entrees with no explanation or apology for the long delay. The sweetbreads and cauliflower were quite delicious. Everything else was unremarkable. For $600, there are several other restaurants in town that can do a hell of a lot better.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cute place but overpriced for size
    lovefood
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We went with friends for a birthday. Dishes are meant to be shared but portion is way to small to share. We ordered Bone Marrow (1 marrow only), raclette tart, snapper crudo (we upgraded and it was $30 for 6 pieces of fish...literally) and seafood stew (which was more like a potato soup without the seafood. Definitely not coming back. Cocktails were good though so maybe come for a drink instead.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great addition to the scene!
    DemonsRun
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Where to start? Proof & Pantry is unexpectedly tucked away in the One Arts Plaza. A small jewel box space, Proof & Pantry is about two things; a great bar and a great menu. We decided to eat at the bar though having reservations because the cocktails were fantastic and bartenders epic (shout out to Josh, Josh and Joel!). Their menu is small, but as we were told - they'd rather do a few things great, and they succeeded. Tried the mixed seafood (sweet meaty oysters and giant shrimp) and the ham tasting as starters, both were that day's best and well chosen. The bone marrow was simply amazing... I can't say enough, truly. Can't wait to go back and try more of both their cocktails and dishes! Do yourself a favor, and just go...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One restaurant to miss
    foodloverVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We chose this restaurant after reading some good reviews on it but I must say it was one of the worst and most expensive meals I've recently have. The menu was very limited and although the cauliflower dish was good, the portion size was very small. We were a party of 6 and the waiter talked us into ordering the chicken and more expensive steak ($125.) Both dishes were very bland with no flavor . The chicken was not only flavorless but it was rubbery and the presentation was terrible. Needless to say, we left this restaurant hungry and disappointed and went to another place to get some food. The waiter did not even notice nor comment on the full plates of food we left on the table.! There are plenty of other places to eat in Dallas !
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Did not meet Expectations....
    DallasLoves
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We were so excited to dine here...there was an email from CraveDFW with headline stating ".25 oysters and $10 flutes of champagne starting tonight September 25 through November 27, 2014 from 4pm until close - you can nab a flute of Ruinart for $10 paired with .25 cent oysters." Sounds AWESOME right?? Well unless you actually read the WHOLE article you will see this is ONLY on Thursday night...so an easy $50-60 dinner (compared to our normal $150+) was just that...over $175 and we only had 2 glasses of wine, 1 cocktail and two "appetizers". Unfortunately, very disappointed for our first experience. Don't get me wrong the food was great but very SMALL portions and not worth the cost...oysters (small-med size) were $3 each. Apps were $15-25
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lots of kinks - don't go now
    DenaJVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    This restaurant has been open for a month or so. Arrived with OT reservations and was seated right away. Then waited, and waited, and waited with no drinks, no hello, no nada. Finally got attention and a server appeared let them know we had theater tickets. He said no problem, they would bring our appetizers and cheese plate out as they were ready. Then we waited, and waited, and waited. Food was fine, probably overpriced but by the time we got the food we were so short on time the experience was pretty much ruined. Maybe visit later but right now would not recommend unless you want a drink and have nothing else on your calendar for the evening.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Man Can Do No Wrong.
    stacielynnski
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We decided to have my husband's 30th birthday dinner (!) at Proof and Pantry on a Tuesday night shortly after it opened, with about 10 friends. We could not have picked a better place. The cocktails were perfect. I will say, though, that the huge plate of meat one of our friends ordered may have stolen the show (well, at least until we ate it and then turned back to our drinks). The staff was great. Thank you so much!! We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • New and great
    MilanC88
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    My date and I went a couple weeks ago on a Sunday evening. It was very quiet, great ambiance. The gentleman that served us gave us wonderful service and was very helpful! We shared the Bone in Ribeye , Bone Marrow, and for dessert we had the cheese plate. Everything was made to share so it was very different, the ribeye had a little to much fat in my opinion, however it was all very delicious!! The drinks there were even better! We would definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My new fave restaurant in my hood!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Great food, drinks, service and atmosphere..what more can I say!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    From the guys who created The Cedars Social. Excellent food and drinks.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Such a pleasant surprise!
    Daniella
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I had high hopes for Proof + Pantry, and they were surpassed. Beer list was well-curated, cocktails thoughtful and very tasty. Great small-plate-but-not-tapas concept. Butcher's Cut that evening was a pork chop with stone fruits, and I have never had a pork chop so perfectly cooked. I'm from South Carolina, and I learned something about pork that night. The bone-in ribeye walked by, and we were a little jealous we hadn't thought to order it. Service was great, attentive, intuitive, but not hovering. Food presentation was gorgeous. Not a ton of seats, which was nice but will mean planning ahead. There are one or two televisions for sports fans, but they leave them muted. We're already planning our next trip to impress out-of-town guests.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • code0
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    cool people only will like this place. ;-0 . Great location, and love the hours!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, drinks, &people
    PrescottmVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    The food was excellent. The bartenders make custom craft cocktails that are the best in town. This is sure to be a Dallas favorite for foodies in the metroplex.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, drinks, atmosphere
    SaraKVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Amazing bar with looooong drink list, wonderful food. Open till after midnight most nights!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great addition to the One Arts area
    quahogconvo
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    This is a new joint operation between Michael Martensen and Sal Jafar, which means you're going to be in good hands. The drinks are fantastic and the food is just as good. The menu is kept fairly small to keep quality up, and it shows in the service too. Very helpful bartenders and wait staff. All of the main courses (known as "Bulks") are meant for 2-3 people, so keep that in mind when you book a reservation or order. Really nice environment too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 21 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
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