Central Standard - Dallas
Central Standard - Dallas

Central Standard - Dallas

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://centralstandarddal.com/
  • Phone: 2147520678x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
    Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Gastro Pub, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: brandi@restaurants-america.com 2148819253x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Edison St
  • Parking: No
A word from Central Standard - Dallas
Central Standard invites you on a journey across an entire time zone. Experience the essence of destinations from the North Woods to the Deep South, without ever leaving the city.

From recycled barn wood to sculptural light fixtures and honeyed lighting, the warm, rustic interior at Central Standard invites you to come and stay awhile. Start with a meal in one of our oversized backlit booths or grab a quick bite at the bar. Lounge with craft cocktails or bottle service. We also have a private dining room for your next event or meeting.


Our Executive Chef's menu features gastropub fare, inspired by some of our favorite places across CST, from Fargo to New Orleans. Prepared with locally sourced, market fresh ingredients, all of our dishes tell a unique story. Our beverage program is equally as inventive and boasts a slew of creative craft cocktails, over 40 beers on draft and an extensive wine list.
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Central Standard - Dallas reviews from OpenTable diners
6 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.5
  • Food3.5
    Service3.2
  • Ambiance3.2
    Noise LevelModerate
75% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (5)fit for foodies (2)great for outdoor dining (2)good for groups (2)vibrant bar scene (2)special occasion (1)late-night find (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • This restaurant has closed
    ClosedVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Sign on door indicated gone out of business - do not go here & remove from Open Table
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very nice menu and good service
    somewhereintx
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    When I booked the reservation, I mentioned a dairy allergy and they were very accommodating and attentive to that from the greeter to the waiter. The menu had some basics that you'd expect but also some unique dishes that were fun and different. I went with the salmon that came with grilled veggies and mashed potatoes. My daughter had the burger on a pretzel bun. The salmon and burger were quite good, but the fries were freaking outstanding! Sadly we didn't get dessert because of the allergy but it was still a great meal with great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 4 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.3
    • Service3.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 33 reviews are from the Central Standard - Dallas reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Great service and wonderful ambiance! Food was ok, needs some work. Burgers were both way over cooked, asparagus a little burned, mashed potatoes seemed old. Food presentation was good, just seems some kinks need to be worked out.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quiet Night
    johnVIP
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Quiet dinner for 5 at Central Standard. Overall service is good but the bartenders need to step it up. Very slow, out of product, not attentive to the waitress. 10 minutes to get a drink to the table is too long.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Central Standard has potential
    Wkmo
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    The food at Central Standard ranges from burgers and salads to nicer dishes like fresh salmon. While my companions raved about the salmon, my "brisket burger" was riddled with fat and gristle - yuck. Our waitress was inexcusably terrible - kept forgetting requests for drinks, disappeared for ages (on a slow Wednesday night). Also, be VERY careful where you park near this place. Our car was towed from a parking lot down the street that had a no parking sign hidden under a tree branch. The place has potential, but the staff (cooks included) need to be more consistent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A BUSINESS DINNER
    rafaelxs
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    The front desk was somewhat bored, and a little uninterested in being social. The food was all very non descriptor bar food. With all the great options in this area, I would pass on coming to the place again
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Brunch
    justjaima
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    The brunch menu is my favorite here, bottomless mimosas and there benny options are great! Very accommodating to menu changes!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunch Menu
    Diner
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    We went on a bad weather day, but the food was great. Go eat brunch here.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First impression
    finefoodfinder
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Waiting at the hotess stand of a quarter-full restaurant for more than 5 minutes leaves one wondering if they should turn around and walk out. I am glad we stayed, but I hope that Central Standard will tighten up the ship.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Verey Interesting
    Fred
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    This was our third time to visit Central Standard. Both my wife and I have tried something different each time. The food is well prepared and the chef adds his own touch to almost every dish. Central Standard offers a wide variety of dishes ranging from gourmet Mac dishes to steak and chicken. The wait staff is always friendly and seems glad to make suggestions on the menu. It is located in a former industrial district that has become an exciting area to visit. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food - Underwhelming Service
    HappyTexan
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Our food was very good - loved the salad. The Brussels sprouts were divine. The ribs were ok - just a little too saucy. But Oh, the service. We sat for 15 minutes before a waiter finally came over to ask if we'd been helped. He took our drink order and came back a little while later with those drinks and told us our waiter had gotten busy and he'd be taking care of us. (There were 3 other tables with people at them in the entire restaurant. Have no idea what was keeping whoever was supposed to be our waiter so busy.) Mind you, there were 2-3 servers just standing around waiting for a large party to get there. Then we ordered a couple of starters and dinner - which all came out attheverysametime. Not worth the drive from North Dallas.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cool new restaurant
    Hebertlc
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Fun place for hanging at the bar and watching sports or group dining. Service was good. Drinks were great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Last Minute Valentines
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I was excited to be able to get last minute valentine reservations. We arrived about 8:10-15 for a reservation of 8:30. This place appeared to be only half full with most of the open seating near the bar and front of the restaurant. They immediately seat us and take us to the mostly empty bar area (requested a booth on open table) and they sat us next to a table with a kid and no one else near us. Annoying. Just took away from the romantic evening. Our server, while friendly and attentive, was sort of dressed down and mentioned she had been "working since 11am" several times...do I care? The good food and cheap beer made up for it though. I'll go back but will be very picky on where they seat me next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentine's Day
    leatherwood1022
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I had heard good things about Central Standard. The place was pretty good. Not great. The patio was shut down with barriers blown over so the entrance was uninviting. Collin was our server. He was energetic and attentive. Gumbo was great. Blackened Catfish Po-Boy was soggy and didn't taste blackened. I was underwhelmed by the portion size of the french fries. Steak was good. Surprised that they didn't offer any kind of bread at the table. I liked that the chef was delivering food to the tables whenever possible. Felt the tables were spaced too far apart. Made the space feel cavernous instead of cozy. I hope the place gets busier. The staff seemed to care a great deal and you could tell that they want the restaurant to work.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • yo
    jeff
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    good food, medium price service has a few things to be worked out still. But, being a bit new, its expected, I'm sure it will get worked out in time.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just so-so
    MikeM83
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Salmon was undercooked and cool to the touch. Mexibano was ok, but again, not more than lukewarm. Service was slow, albeit friendly. Fries were good. Manager did offer to replace, and ambience was upbeat and warm.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Empty and for good reason
    mkw1342
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    $15 for a Roast Beef sandwich? I can get a better one at Arby's. This place was empty on a Saturday night, as I guess the word is out that the food is bad. (Someone forgot to tell Thrillist, as we read about this restaurant on one of their best of lists). The sandwich had no flavor, the meet looked like deli meat, not some slow roasted delight. The pepper spread also had little or no flavor. The fries were inconsistent with one not fully cooked, and others way to hot to eat. Massive space that needs people to create ambiance. Sadly, I doubt this will be around in another 2 months.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food, but the waiter
    Scout
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Good food, but the waiter must have been new or concerned about his birthday the next day, which he talked about numerous times.we ordered martins that were half filled glasses; it was like the bartender made one and split it between 2 glasses. We ordered appetizers and some water. After we finished the appetizers, the waiter came back to the table numerous times and never would pick up the empty platters and plates until I finally asked him to take it. We still had no water by time our dinner came. One of us went over to another waiter to ask for some and it was brought immediately. The food was very good though.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Practically empty
    jaydeejayVIP
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    Went there on a Sunday evening for dinner at 7 pm, and the place was practically empty. Only 3 other tables were filled with a few other patrons at the bar. One waitress was working as hostess and waitress; but she was very attentive and did a great job. We started with some of the specialty cocktails offered, however, they were out of the ingredients for one of them. The menu has a mac and cheese of the day; and two of our party had that. The mac and cheese had barbecue brisket in it; and it was very good. Another person had the tacos, another the spicy seafood pasta, and a burger. All of the food was delicious. My only complaint was that the music was so loud; it was very difficult to carry on a conversation.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hidden Gem
    Kelly
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    Unfortunately it doesn't seem like there's much around Central Standard. My boyfriend and I made reservations for Sunday brunch at 1:30p because we thought we'd have to wait once we arrived, but that so was not the case. There were maybe 20 inside, which is unfortunate because we loved Central Standard. The breakfast flatbread was amazing and thhe bottomless mimosas were the perfect mixture of oj and champagne. Maybe it's a totally different vibe for dinner, but we found. It quaint, relaxing and very tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We found this from a coupon
    Scout
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    We found this from a coupon in The Passport book. Glad we did. The wait staff was very informative and friendly. The food was fabulous. And the atmosphere is very cool & laid back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Glad We Tried This
    MarklockVIP
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    The person I sat next to on a plane recommended Central Standard to me (and highly suggested brunch ... Which I haven't tried yet). Reading some of the reviews here and on Yelp, I was a little worried I'd selected the wrong place, but happily nothing negative I'd read proved to be true in our experience. The four of us ordered broadly off the menu and really enjoyed all of our food which was served with all the care and speed one could ask for. The food is reasonably priced for what you get, half the table was pleased to take home leftovers. It's good comfort style food, and I could see myself eating here on week nights when I didn't want to cook if I lived closer. I do think they could tweak some flavors and items to kick it up a notch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch
    justjaima
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    Finally made it in to Central Standard for Brunch. Can't beat the Bottomless Mimosas for $8 and the staff is very accommodating when ordering for special food likes/diets. Looking forward to trying more on the Brunch Menu.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bad info on Open Table
    Jeff
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    I made a reservation for 1pm on Christmas Day on Open Table. Here's the problem. It wasn't open. Disruption followed. How Open Table and this restaurant can allow that to happen is beyond me. Consumers rely on Open Table to list accurate times and schedule their days/evenings accordingly. I'm sure both Open Table and Central Standard will have an excuse. and I'm sure each will blame the other. Neither are worth hearing. Inexcusable.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Don't book them on Open Table
    scarlettmlb
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    I loved Central Standard my first time (and only time I've actually eaten there). So when we were looking for Christmas Eve dinner, I went to Open Table and booked a 7:00 reservation. When we got there at 7:00, there was a sign saying they'd closed early for Christmas Eve. I burst into tears and we drove around until we found another place open. Luckily that was a great experience, but for a while it looked like Central Standard was literally going to ruin Christmas. I will absolutely never book them on Open Table, because it's clear they don't pay attention to reservations. Not only didn't they update their hours, but they also never called or emailed people who'd made reservations when they were closed to give them a heads up.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great First time there!
    Jules
    Dined on 12/18/2013
    Great service, ambiance and food! Hummus plate = yummy. Must try the foot long grilled cheese! Will be back for more! Hope more people check this place out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food subpar
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    The food was very disappointing. Between the three of us, we order the salmon, chicken tacos and avocado turkey burger. We also had a side of the bacon jalapeno mac. The mac was dry, the salmon over cooked, the chicken tacos were tasteless and the turkey burger sub par. The atmosphere was really cool but very loud. Definitely not a restaurant I would recommend. Drinks were ok.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Right Time / Right Place
    Oaklawn2
    Dined on 12/12/2013
    We went here for a chamber of commerce mixer and stayed for dinner. The food and drinks were well made and very tasty. The menu is an interesting mix that should have something for everyone. There were at least two other groups having holiday functions but the place did not seem overcrowded at all. We found several very good possibilities in the wine list and really enjoyed the one we picked. We would definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Got in late from an international
    justjaima
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    Got in late from an international flight on Thanksgiving day and couldn't be more happy that I could get a reservation to grab dinner! Christian and John made the night taking care of us!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, it was just empty
    CLEEVIP
    Dined on 11/18/2013
    Great food, it was just empty and limited parking. I hope they can stay in business long enough for the clientele to find them.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Needs to work out the kinks
    ElleBP
    Dined on 11/12/2013
    Scheduled a 9pm dinner on a Tuesday night thinking that there might be a couple people here considering Meddlesome Moth down the street usually has a good vibe at the later hours. The restaurant was empty with approximately 2 other tables in the dining area and a couple people at the bar aka dead. They were out of our first choice appetizer, Deviled Eggs - the waitress recommended calamari, which we really didn't want, so we asked her to come back. About 5 min later, she came back saying that the calamari was almost ready, which we quickly informed her we didn't order...odd. We ordered the brussels sprouts, which were actually pretty good as an app; she brought out with the entrees. Disappointed by the poor service and non-vibrant feel.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The ambiance was nice, however
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    The ambiance was nice, however there were no patrons there to enjoy it. The place is huge and with no one there, it left you feeling like there's a reason this place is dead.... The food was awful I tried the brisket entree and my friend had the chicken entree. Both meats were very dry. My brisket was entirely made of fat. You could tell that the BBQ sauce was store bought. The carrot cake was store bought as well. Straight from the freezer to our table. Pretty disappointing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • food was delicious! only down
    dallasVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2013
    food was delicious! only down part of the visit was that the bar was out of stock to make most of their drinks on the menu! my group was a bit amazed by that. will say false advertisement by the drink on the website the waitress stated it wasn't their drink! odd.... in all the food was very good, but the drinks were a downer. i would go again, and hoping the next time the bar is stocked up!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better Than Last Vist
    justjaima
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    Because our Server Melissa was so energetic and full or information about the menu I was happy that I gave Central Standard a second chance.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it
    Josh
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    We really had a good time. Great atmosphere and the food was even better than expected. We live in Frisco and drove down. We will definitely be returning.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.