Belly and Trumpet
Belly and Trumpet

Belly and Trumpet

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bellyandtrumpet.com/
  • Phone: 2148555551x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Happy Hour: Monday - Saturday, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Global, International, Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Brian Zenner
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Why rent a small, cramped dining room when you can book an entire restaurant? Modern on the inside, contemporary and comfortable on the outside, our craftsman-style house on McKinney Ave, in the heart of uptown is available for full buyouts for anything from corporate parties to wedding rehearsals.
  • Private Party Contact: Tea Acuff 2148555551

Getting there

  • Cross Street: McKinney and Lemmon
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet parking in our dedicated lot on the west (left) side of McKinney Ave. between the Dear Clark Salon and House 34 (just 200 feet south of Belly & Trumpet).
A word from Belly and Trumpet
Belly and Trumpet’s share plate menu provides guests the opportunity to experience a variety of Chef Zenner’s innovative creations during their dining experience. The menu is dynamic and incorporates global influences in soulful, contemporary dishes that change on a regular basis.

The intimate house is filled with vibrant colors and plush, luxurious furniture that glows warmly in an energized, social and sophisticated ambiance. The wine list is approachable and eclectic and is complemented by cocktails crafted with meticulously selected ingredients.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Belly and Trumpet reviews from OpenTable diners
126 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (92)special occasion (67)neighborhood gem (67)romantic (62)great for outdoor dining (40)notable wine list (26)hot spot (22)good for groups (14)late-night find (10)great for brunch (6)vibrant bar scene (4)great for lunch (3)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Nice Experience
    John
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Food was fantastic and staff was attentive. Went on July 4th though when the place was only 1/2 full. Not sure what is like on regular nights, I assume much more crowded. Very creative menu and drink options. Nice portions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lobster & Pork Belly
    DRinDallasVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Overall a good dinner...food, service, ambiance. Charlie our server was fantastic, but drinks from the bar and food coming out of the kitchen were slow. So we ordered a good Pinot Noir, sat back and relaxed. Highly recommend the Lobster and Pork Belly dish...outstanding!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cowboy
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    The kitchen was very slow, the menu a little limited, and portions were small, but the taste was very good.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food but disappointing service
    TennisGolfLady
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    We dined in a group of 5 and I believe our waiter was overwhelmed from the start. Our cocktails came at different times and one diner waited 10 minutes for a simple drink after we all were served. Things came out in a strange order and we had to send the brussels sprout side dish back because it was burned. We were all surprised it was served to us. The other dishes were very good and since I've been there before I will give it another try. There is a definite disconnect between the wait staff and the bar though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening
    Provi
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Great evening. Nothing flawed. No pretense, no narcissism, only creative and good and wondwrful
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as always
    Foodie
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    A wonderful place to celebrate our anniversary. Our server Rebecca is delightful and has a wonderful memory for the things we like. Still a favorite!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Michelin Worthy Food
    Gusto
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    When their executive Chef is in the house, the food is the best I've eaten in Dallas or Fort Worth - and I've eaten out here A LOT -Pyles, Dean Ferring, Tim Love, and Bonnell's place. This food is another couple of steps up. I've tried the tasting menu (excellent) as well as eating a la carte on a separate occassion. The oysters were really good, the tuna tartare was outstanding, the salmon was beatifully cooked, and really, there was nothing less than really good food on the menu and some of it was as good as I've had in Michelin starred restaurants. Thanks to our praise worthy server, Sam. Great experience overall in a chic renovated home. Biggest thanks to the Chef who was nice enough to come to our table on a Sat night and say "hi".
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • openup
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Food not worth the price. Waited 20 minutes after appetizer course to receive entree. Server brought entree and waiter didn't reappear until after we had consumed our entree. Lobster overcooked and chewy. The only thing memorable is the disappointment in the food and the cost! Portion size and quality of food not worth what we paid.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding food
    Acskater
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The food was outstanding. Small and large plate offerings are great so a person can sample a variety of dishes. The service staff were very attentive and knew the menu. Good wine list. Happening area
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food; small portions
    knitsche
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    The food was of good quality with imaginative, creative touches and good use of seasonal products. However, the portions were quite small with no amuse or bread provided before the meal. The wine list is concise with limited options, but serviceable. Service was initially brisk, but quickly fell off to MIA. Would go again for the quality of the food, but B&T will not be on my short list of go-to restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delightful surprise!
    Bellerina
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Charming and cozy home atmosphere created a memorable evening. Much different than any other spot I have dined at in Dallas. Food was incredible and our waiter was so pleasant. Will for sure go back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice experience
    Wineaux
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    I was very pleasantly surprised with Belly and Trumpet. We had a prior negative experience there, but decided to give it another try. I'm glad we did. The service was extremely pleasant and the food was very good. The menu changes seasonally, but the if the smoked beet salad is there you should try it. It was absolutely delicious and was beautiful. The Thai-influenced smoked hen appetizer was less interesting. The whole flash-fried branzino was perfectly prepared and delicious. I really appreciated the good number of wines by the glass - great selection at a variety of price points - sparkling, rose', red and white. We will be back. I want to emphasize again that I appreciate the great service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Flavorful food and great staff
    smars17VIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Great, ever-changing menu. One standout was a pork belly and lobster pairing served with a coconut curry sauce. Everything we ordered was delicious and I would highly recommend going for a special occasion or to treat yourself. Note, the portions are rather small so do not expect to get overwhelmingly full unless you order multiple items per person.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another job well done
    RestPass
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    This is my third time at Belly and Trumpet and the restaurant yet again satisfies. My fiance and I enjoy our meals and more specifically I enjoyed the watermelon salad. A refreshing taste of summer watermelon with Thai chili and the peanuts added much needed texture. Looking forward to another visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Belly and Trumpet is fabulous.
    John
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We had a recent dinner, and it was great. Wonderful ambiance - a bit funky, hip, upscale but friendly in a renovated house. Food selection is limited but superbly done - fresh, imaginative, varied, well executed. Best appetizers were gnocchi, shrimp beignet, and tuna tartare. Whole branzino was an amazing entree, and the hanger steak is very nice as well. This was our second time there - nothing to complain about. One of the best restaurants in Dallas these days.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    First time to dine there. Food was very good but the staff made the evening a wonderful occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sooner
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    This was our first visit to Belly and Trumpet. We were very pleased with everything. We will be coming back. The salmon was excellent.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beautifully prepared and presented
    HappyTexan
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Lovely food presented for both sharing and being selfish! I loved the menu - and the kale, chorizo and potato soup was one of the best soups I've ever eaten. The side of Brussels Sprouts were amazing, too. My only disappointment was learning how often the menu changes and that I may not get them again!! :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • dallas
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    This is our fifth visit and we can't wait to go back. The menu changes and something to look forward to each time. The service is one of the best in Dallas!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't Believe It Took This Long
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Can't believe it took thiis long to go to this restaurant. Had a great time and a great meal. Wish their wine list was a little more reasonable though.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Even without wine, we loved it!
    ElizabethVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    This is complex but not over done gourmet cuisine! The almond soup alone is worth going. The scallops, the chicken, the foie grass turchons----simply exquisite. Our waitress was knowledgeable about the food & almost intuitive in her service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 65 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 223 reviews are from the Belly and Trumpet reviews archive.
  • Food? Food.
    Stevie
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Spectacular food, well-balanced wine list. Foie gras available on many dishes (had some in our appetizer, and a grilled slab on my burger). Everything was cooked exactly as requested. The service wasn't perfect, but if you're looking for a relaxed night with outrageous food, this place has got you covered.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great find
    BudrovillaVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    One of the best we have in a long time. Liz was the kind of server you should always have. Nice menu. Looking forward to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our New Favorite
    Foodie
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We love B & T. Rebecca is a wonderful server, very knowledgeable about the menu and so pleasant and enthusiastic. But, above all, the food is divine, unusual and creative. We'll be back often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spring beauty
    hal52VIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    A beautiful spring evening on a front porch patio that makes you feel at home. Perfect weather, great food, exemplary service from hostess to server to manager; it was the perfect evening.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved our dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    After a few recommendations from friends we decided to try Belly and Trumpet. Everything was over the too delicious! I would recommend doing the chefs tasting, it is a beautiful sample of the menu and not too much food.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • inventive plates
    BillWatson
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Remarkably inventive 3-course brunch menu. The kimchi omelet beneath sliced hanging tender was an especially delicious entree. The bloody mary was one of the best I have tried. Well done.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • No Birthday Treat!
    Patsy
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    A dear friend took me to Belly and Trumpet very soon after it opened. We had a wonderful meal, excellent service, and an enjoyable time. On her birthday, we returned, with 7:30 reservations, hoping for a similar experience and it was memorably unpleasant. We had a bottle of wine and both ordered green salads, bouillabaisse (that appeared with no shell fish and only white fish swimming in a broth because, according to the waitperson, they had sold so many that evening and run out of shellfish!), and chocolate mousse. The meal was adequate but not special. The food was delivered with no follow-up service. We poured the wine and had to find the pepper mill and serve ourselves. The waitperson was condescending and completely inattentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Belly & Trumpet
    Fritzy
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    Have been here twice and loved it both times. Loved the gnocchi as an appetizer. I had the veal cheeks for my entree and it was AMAZING! Do NOT miss the brussel sprouts!! We had great service on both of our visits! We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SteveVIP
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    Great dinner with great service. Even parking was easy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food- Bad Service
    RoxanneVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    This was my second time dining at Belly and Trumpet. The first time was excellent and decided to return with another couple for dinner. Unfortunately, the service was terrible this time. Our dinner experience was almost three hours and most of the time was waiting for our waiter to come back to our table. One person in our party did not get his entrée; we were told the kitchen made a mistake. I ordered a salad and it never arrived. In addition, our drinks were slow to arrive and I had to ask twice for my second cocktails. I was disappointed in the experience due to raving about our first experience. My guests were not impressed and are unlikely to return.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Inviting, comfortable setting, friendly, efficient service. Excellent creativity, presentation and food quality. I would recommend it to a friend.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cute restaurant, great atmosphere
    CiceVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    I'm a foodie from out of town and belly and trumpet was recommended to me. It was a beautiful night so we sat outside, the indoor seating area looked fun as well. We all got burgers at my table, they were excellent! Get it with the egg! I also definitely recommend the Brussels sprouts, they were to die for!!!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food, bad service
    jcptxVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Service was just bad. Our server was way more concerned with talking to her table of friends than taking care our table. Restaurant seemed very understaffed for a Friday at 7:30pm. Forgot drink orders, seemed rushed, dropped dessert menus on the table and walked off etc.....very disappointing.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, extremely small portions
    HeeseonVIP
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    I enjoyed everything on the menu (on top of several drinks, we [a table of only 3 people] ordered 9 dishes - 4 smalls/appetizers and 5 large/entrees - ) but still left the restaurant very hungry and had to get another "dinner" right after. The prices you pay for the portions you get (although the food TASTED great) was just not worth it for a 2nd trip.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Super place!
    GregG
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Loved it! Did the chef's tasting and everything was terrific, from drinks to dessert.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Spot
    Foodie
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Wonderful evening. We sat outside, it was delightful. Food was great.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Menu above and beyond
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Fantastic dinner. Wish we had been more informed with the incredible dishes we were presented, but they did enough on their own that I want nothing more than to eat there again and again.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Come for the food but nothing else
    PlanOgirlVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    If a restaurant misses the mark it is usually because of the food. In the case, the food is the star but everything else is subpar. The service was below average, which is forgivable or at least understandable during peak times. However the restaurant was not full. The bartender took 5 minutes making each drink. There were 4 of us you do the math. The restaurant was cozy, but the decor was a mix match of styles. It looked liked the leftovers from several failed restaurants. When you sum everything together Belly & Trumpet falls short. We all have been to restaurants were you are willing to overlook a range of ills because the food is so great. Unfortunately, the food while good is not strong enough to make up for all its shortcomings.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for a family get together
    Ontheroad
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    We used my wife's 70th birthday as an excuse to come here as a family and we had a great time. The food was excellent, everything we had (especially the Brussels Sprouts). Service was attentive and prompt. We'd come back....
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic