Great food and cool atmosphere
The gastronomy aspect I think they play up too much because the food is relatively simple yet done to perfection. I loved everything I ate and the drinks I had were the best i've ever had ANYWHERE.
3/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was outstanding,
The food was outstanding, interesting, creative and appropriately priced for the quality. The food is very sophisticated and someone looking for steak and potatos will miss the point. The staff is knowledgeable and the chef and staff are very accomodating. I LOVED it.
3/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
We live down the street, so
We live down the street, so it is convenient. Food was very good and service was attentive but not overbearing.
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food was great and a big improvemen
Food was great and a big improvement from the prior chef, IMO. Bartenders were terrific. Table staff is still getting its legs with the new chef and approach. Give it a month and this place will be seriously on the come.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Absolutely excellent food
Absolutely excellent food and service. However, don't expect to eat a lot here. The servings look very artistic and the taste is unbelievable but the portions are very small so don't expect to have your belly full after the dinner. Low noise and excellent ambiance so perfect for romantic getaway if you look just for something to nibble while you socialize.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
A welcome change from the usual
My curiosity was piqued by the new executive chef here,so we booked a table for our pre-show dinner last night.
From the gracious staff at the door, to our waiter Zach ,our intimate booth and the sophisticated ambiance made for avery nice evening,indeed.
Reminiscent of Heston Blumenthal's approach to the sensory dining experience,a beautiful copper mug was brought to the table to set the mood, with clouds of delightful fragrance spilling out of it (dry ice, thyme....). Next, we were served a sort of liquid "amuse bouche" in the form of a peach sangria-delicious!
Then, I had chosen a Pear-Ginger Martini that was fabulous-kudos to the bartender. And my husband had a glass of Grüner Veltliner, which can sometimes be hard to find on a wine l
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Even though Private Social
Even though Private Social is a different restaurant now, we had a delicious, whimsical meal. The only low point was the shrimp, which was bland. The mozzarella salad made me want to lick the plate - flavors and textures melded well. I had the chicken and my date had the halibut - both were served on a bed of fabulous vegetables. So good! The chef paid a visit to our table. Waitstaff (Michelle) was solicitous and recommended that my date try a drink that he enjoyed. We skipped dessert, but were treated by the house to a watermelon/frozen raspberry seed sangria to top off our meal! Enjoyable evening
The menu needs some work - not from a 'what is served' standpoint, but from a descriptive standpoint - it doesn't reflect the good food
4/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Gotta Go There
Chef came out to say hello . Food is excellent and unique. Great find. The presentations are spectacular backed up by amazing flavors. Would love to sit at chefs table sometime!
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
The staff was very welcoming
The staff was very welcoming and provided excellent customer service. We will definitely be returning.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Major Uptown Hit
Private Social has a new chef/owner, Najat Kanaache. I have nothing but praise for this new re-creation of Private Social. The food was impeccable with an excellent combination of healthy choices, outstanding mix of flavors, spices ect. The service was outstanding and extremely attentive. The display of food was artistic and very creative. Chef Kanaache is a very warm and personable chef/owner who invited us back to her kitchen for a show and tell of how the operations work. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants to experience a major hit in the Uptown Dallas neighborhood. My entire party loved the experience. We will return many times.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food presentation was
The food presentation was outstanding. The new chef has done an outstanding job.
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
unique, high quality, fun!
Excellent food and presentation, attentive and efficient service, great selections at the bar. From booking through departure, it was an excellent experience! Only one observation for managrment's attention - while the night was not busy, the bartender was and service was a bit slow. I'd have expected a manager to step in and pinch hit for him.
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was a fabulous experience!
This was a fabulous experience!
The review in the Dallas Morning News seems ridiculous and mean. The food was very inventive and delicious. The edible Dali is worth doing once just because it is very fun. It tastes good, but not as good as the other items, which will knock your socks off. The smoked salmon was extremely good. I loved the fried radishes. Everything was very, very good. It was beautifully plated as well.
I talked to several people around our table and they all loved it as well.
I highly recommend it.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and service
Went here Tuesday evening with my dinner group. Great food, presentation and service. Will be going back!
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
This one of the best dining experiences I have had in a while, and the best I have ever had in Dallas. The bar was amazing, every detail looked over for perfection. The food wasn't only yummy, it was inventive with a splash of creative flair in it's presentation. We let the restaurant order for us, we had the perfect meal and our drink glasses were never empty. The wait staff across the board from the bar to floor were all tip-top and very attentive, as well as very nice. This is a fantastic restaurant. I will be coming back to Dallas just to eat here again.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent all around!
The food, drinks and service were outstanding! A bit on the pricey side, however well worth it. Exceptional mixed drinks. My friend and I split the fried green tomato it was out of this world. I had the Halibit, it was not only delicious but beautiful as well. My friend had the Catfish which he loved. We split a dessert that was out of this world. I would highly recommend. The service was top notch.
6/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very unique food choices
The menu had a lot of intriguing choices that made it difficult to choose from. We finally did make our selections and we very pleased with the quality. The wait staff was very friendly and helpful. Will go back to sample more of the great options.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Restaurant is very attractive - the front entrance is nicely blocked and the hallway has a beaded silvery sparkling "curtain". The circular booths are very cozy, lighting is more than adequate to see what you are eating and the light fixtures are very pretty. Anthony, our waiter, was very nice and made us feel happy to be there. We had a syrah - Gramercy Cellars 2006 - delicious! Menu is small but more than adequate for all tastes. I had the squash blossom soup. Very rich and delicious but I was disappointed that it came sans blossom! I was looking forward to it - oh well! My husband had the fried green tomatoes with the goat cheese. The presentation is over the top for this one. We had the fried chicken and the pork belly & 2 desserts.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM