Excellent food, but...
My only complaint about this place is the chairs. I was so so so uncomfortable in my seat, that I couldn't wait to leave. The food was excellent, and I would have loved to eat desert, but my back hurt so bad sitting there that we had to leave ASAP.
1/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food - skip the steak frites!
The food is great! One thing to note is that the plates are all technically small plates for sharing. Even though the menu shows them as Large/Big plates, they're still small.
I'd bypass the steak frites for other small plates, based on both price ($24), size (four little bigger than bite size pieces of steak), and flavor (medium was cooked closer to medium well). There were an abundance of delicious frites however! There was a lot more flavor in the other small/big plates, so I'd recommend getting two other small plates instead of this one expensive plate.
I will be back again for dinner, and to try out brunch!
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great fun with a friendly
Great fun with a friendly and professional staff who know their way around the world of cocktails. Sharing plates for dinner a fun concept tastefully done.
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Amazing food and really fun
Amazing food and really fun room.
After dinner had some killer and inventive cocktails handcrafted by Trina...I think that is her name. She was a true artist and was so fun and kind.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food and drinks were outstandin
The food and drinks were outstanding as always. Truly an inspired restaurant.
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
The Cedars Social is just
The Cedars Social is just a great place to have a meal. The food is always top notch and the staff is always accomodating. Whether it's an intimate dinner for a couple or a packed table of friends celebrating something, the experience is always memorable.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
We decided to try The Cedars
We decided to try The Cedars Social after going to the Smyth Bar, which are owned by the same people.
We arrived early and noticed that the bar was full, although the dining area was empty. We were seated and our waiter, Garrett, asked us if we would like something from the bar. The bartenders at The Cedars Social are professional bartenders (some of them are also at the Smyth Bar) and are knowledgable in the arcane arts of mixology, so I ordered a Sazerac. The drink came out perfect.
When we were ready to order, Garrett went over the menu with us. He hadnt just memorized the menu like normal waiters, for it seemed that he knew how each dish was prepared.
We loved this place and will be back.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
A great eclectic mix
We thoroughly enjoyed this establishment and will definitely be back again. The decor is very eclectic, as is the menu and the drink selection. Very good place to bring friends and have a great time.
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
A great experience from top to bottom! I had heard of the amazing barteneders, (although they really should be called mixologists....they make CRAFT drinks,) and I couldn't wait to see what they could do for me.
Upon sitting down at the bar, I was promptly given a menu of drinks. It was a little overwhelming, but I picked one. It was delicious and after that I let the bartenders choose my drinks for the evening.
I knew that I would be eating as well. I ordered a half dozen oysters and they were some of the best Oysters I had ever had.
My next course was the Pork Belly and finished with the truffled mac n cheese. The food was amazing!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a great find! We were
What a great find! We were in Dallas for the weekend and stumbled across this place almost by accident. The brussel sprouts were outstanding - as was everything we tried on the menu. Tacos, shrimp and grits, and pork belly all will drive us there again in the future. Need to plan a winter trip when the fire is going. just wonderful.
4/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
The reasons I give 4 stars for the service are because we had a 7:15 reservation & was seated 30 mins later, which is no big deal but we were asked to leave our table because another reservation was waiting. And it's not like we had camped out, we had 2 bottles of wine, additional cocktails, appetizers, salads, meals & a desert in a reasonable amount of time. That said, the food is wonderful & we loved the atmosphere. Will go again.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding food and cocktails
The Cedars Social always comes up trumps. The small plate selection is excellent. Very hard not to order the whole menu!!! Whether its grilled oysters, sweetbreads, braised ribs or truffle mac and cheese, they are all excellent. While its know for its excellent selection of cocktails, its definitely worth trying the food. Its also the best spot for dinner before a Palladium concert. We finished perfectly on time to walk over, and could leave our car in the same parking spot.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
All around great place!!!
I have to start with what was the best part of our meal...the service. Our waiter was attentive, knowlegable, and never made us feel rushed! More importantly, fis food and drink recommendations were spot on!
The food was unusual, but terrific. We shared three small plates and split an entree and everything was well prepared, creative, and tasty. The menu has a nice variety.
The drinks and view were incredible. Looking right at downtown, you can sit on the patio for hours sampling a variety of unique drinks and a large assortment of fresh punches.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fun, hip and very loud
Food was outstanding (particularly the burger). Drinks good (so I'm told) and the beer selection was excellent. The place is almost too hip for words, but was fun for us. Only downside was how loud it was. Almost hard to hear each other. But, overall, great fun. We'll go again.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
The server and sommelier both provided incredible service. The food was incredible and we enjoyed our dining experience from start to finish.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
The cocktails are incredibly creative, with a very, very extensive list. My friends and I debated between regular Large Plates for entrees or a bunch of Small Plates. Small Plates won, and the variety of ingredients and flavors were wonderful. Our waiter Travis was very knowledgeable, helpful with recommendations, friendly, and attentive but not intrusive. The decor was very interesting and fun. A totally enjoyable and delicious experience.
5/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Has one of the best cocktail bars in the city with a drink menu that goes on forever. The small plates are wonderful as are the salads and entrees. Always great food and service. You'll need reservations especially on weekends as this place is popular.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
eclectic old school cocktails
eclectic old school cocktails are a must....bartenders are true mixologists and fun to watch, All the small plates we tried were excellent and others around us looked amazing. Rather loud crowd. some confusion over available specials. We will definitely be back
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Hodge Podge of Goodness
I would say this was a hodge podge of goodness ranging from the decor (awesome thrift store finds) to the food. There was no central theme to the dining experience, ranging from high end (Bone in Pork Chops with Apples, wrapped in bacon) to your basic burger. The food was beautifully presented and had taste to match. Between the 2 macaroni and cheeses, go with the regular, the sharp cheddar cheese and cream were outstanding and a highlight for the table. The Pork Chop (Mentioned above) and the Trout were both not to be missed. Overall great place, and will be heading back.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great drinks, good food, friendly
Great drinks, good food, friendly & knowledgeable staff, causal and comfortable. A great place if you aren't in the mood to get dressed up.
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
With out of towners
Brought some friends from New York who are serious foodies. We kept ordering small plates, they were all outstanding. Then chef Terrence came out and made few recommendations - and we ate more! All great; from the first cocktail to the last bite of bread pudding!
6/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great social place
Great place to go and socialize with good friends over drinks and good eats.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and location
The menu has a lot of options. The flatbread and tacos were outstanding. It is a little loud during the early evening, but it wasn't a big problem.
6/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very interesting mixed drinks
Very interesting mixed drinks and some great food choices. First time there, will return soon. Service was great.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, but service was meh
I had the burger and truffle fries, as well as some tasty apps. All of the food was great, and the drinks were good too. Service was really slow though.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
a gem which delivers
this restaurant serves fabulous food, has friendly and knowledgable wait staff and provides a pleasurable dining experience. one of the best spots in Dallas for a meal
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
My friends and I were going to Lee Harvey's to see a band and asked a friend for a dinner recommendation in the area. He was right on the money with this one. We ordered several of the small plates and shared everything, all of them were superb! The duck confit was so tender, it fell right off the bone. The service was impeccable, we never had an empty water glass or had to track down anyone for anything. My friend pulled out her camera and the host just appeared to snap a photo of us. From the moment we arrived til the time we left, everything was perfect!
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious Food and Drinks!
One of my favorite restaurants in town. It is a bit pricey, but worth every cent. Brian is a friendly face and always very welcoming. Our waiter, Jordan, was fun and took great care of our loud large group.
I have gone by myself, with a date or a friend and large groups this place can accommodate any type of outing.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
A retro, semi-hip joint best suited for the thirty-somethings with a taste for well-crafted cocktail specialties. The food was very good-to-excellent, too!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great spot for a bday dinner with our group of six, great food to share and the drinks are always spot on! Best Old Fashion in Dallas!!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good causal place with interesting
Good causal place with interesting food to share. Friendly & laid back vibe. Extensive bar with an imaginative & skilled bar staff. menu
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Dallas cocktails
Love Cedar Social---Drinks menu is a book!! Great cocktails. Food and Service are first rate. Share small plates and salads or have your own entree. In any case it's a wonderful restaurant.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great little restaurant with fresh, well prepared food, courteous & friendly staff. Was in town briefly visiting & had a lovely meal here...brought the dog & sat outside. Really enjoyed the view of Dallas & the laid back atmosphere. The cocktails looked amazing! This is somewhere to go & spend time with friends over a leisurely dinner. I hear that brunch is awesome too!
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
If I have one criticism it's that I'm happy we got lots of appetizers because the streak frites was a pretty small serving.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Small Plates and Creative Cocktails
Hidden little gem with no sign outside and the area is questionable but our experience was great! A variety of small plates like kobe meatballs and their twist on deviled eggs, large plates like lobster risotto, and a ton of fun cocktails. I believe the space use to be a library so they've tried to keep elements of that but giving your check in a book, the menu in a file folder, and a little library book shelf in the back corner. It's just a trendy, laid back restaurant that is ideal for getting a couple of your friends together and yucking it up over some cocktails. Warning, the food is "family style" and won't be coming out all at the same time. But that just means your dish is that much more fresh!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Felt like I was back in Portland,
Felt like I was back in Portland, and it felt great!
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great as usual
We always enjoy Cedar Social. Food and service are tops. We've never been disappointed. The sea bream special I had tonight was really good. Hope to see it on the menu again soon.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wednesday night in Dallas
I took a client and his wife (both of whom I had never met) to dinner, and delightfully they had just learned that they were expecting their first child only hours before. I was the second person to find out! It turned into a celebration! I(In spite of the fact tat she could no longer drink!). The waiter -Travis was very knowledgeable and provided us with excellent options for food and drink!
My guests were delighted as was I and were will undoubtedly return on my next trip back to Dallas!
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great night at Cedars Social
We ate at Cedars Social on a busy Saturday night, but had an excellent experience. The food was oustanding -- specials calamari and ribeye -- were fantastic. The attention to detail -- trying to get my steak just right even though it meant a delay between salad and entree -- was notable. The only nit to pick is that for much of the night, the music was too loud.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
I would definitely recommend for brunch. Their main chef was out that day, so they were a little slow getting our food but totally made up for it by comping my girl's mimosas which I found extremely thoughtful. The one downside to the menu was that they were out of several items available, as everything is made fresh daily so once its gone, that's it. I would recommend dining early to ensure you are able to get whatever is available. I would definitely go back. The French Toast was TO DIE FORRR!!!!
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Comfortable, fun, great food!
Great place to hangout with friends or to take a date. Open firepit in dining area, cool ambiance, and unique and great food.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Dinner with friends!!
We had 5 people and enjoyed sitting by the fire pit and all the small plates! Service a little slow.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food, awesome drinks and cool
Great place for a unique drinking and dining experience.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great for Brunch and Dinner
Saturday brunch we ordered florentine omelet with goat cheese and mushrooms, white cheddar & parm grits, shrimp & grits and bottomless mimosas. The eggs were cooked to perfection, fluffy and light around the most savory delicious center of sautéed cheesy goodness. The grits were creamy and tasty. Shrimp were tender and sumptuous with a yummy beurre blanc. We liked it so much, we went back for dinner! Second visit of the day we tried the cocktails, favorite was the "ball & chain" If it's not on the menu, ask for it! Mac & Cheese with truffle oil, brussel sprouts & Kobe meatballs were awesome. Decor is eclectic and reminiscent of a cool 80's basement game room. Exceptional service!
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM