The Grape
The Grape

The Grape

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thegraperestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 2148281981
  • Hours of Operation:
    Hours of Operation: Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm Happy Hour M-F 4:30-7pm Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Chef/Owner Brian C. Luscher
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: The Grape offers a variety of catering options for your home or office event. Whether a small, intimate dinner at your home prepared by Chef/Owner Brian C. Luscher, a hors d'oeuvre & wine party at the office, or a 100+ person dinner buffet event, The Grape can accommodate your needs. Contact Courtney Luscher, GM, for more details.
  • Private Party Facilities: Our intimate, private wine room can accommodate up to 28 people for your special event. Please contact us to discuss how we can make your event memorable.
  • Private Party Contact: Courtney Luscher 2148281981
  • Special Events: The Grape caters! Call us for details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Goodwin and Vickery
  • Public Transit: Mockingbird Station
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet in a private lot.
A word from The Grape
Recognized as one of the most celebrated neighborhood eateries in Dallas for over 35 years, dining at The Grape is like stepping into a small European village. The monthly changing blackboard menu offerings, which have proven to be one of the elements of success, feature signature bistro fare as well as eclectic and contemporary creations. VOTED "BEST BURGER IN TEXAS" BY TEXAS MONTHLY MAGAZINE. Recently named "Best Brunch, Best Fries and Best Calamari" by Dallas Observer as well as "Best Neighborhood Bistro" by Modern Luxury Magazine and one of the "Top 8 Best Brunches in Dallas" by Dallas Morning News.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
The Grape reviews from OpenTable diners
275 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (183)fit for foodies (158)romantic (156)special occasion (151)notable wine list (101)great for brunch (85)great for outdoor dining (74)hot spot (27)good for groups (24)great for lunch (16)late-night find (14)vibrant bar scene (6)scenic view (6)kid-friendly (4)Show More
  • Always a great meal!
    SusanB58
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We have dined at The grape for years - through several chefs. Food is always top-notch. Service is usually very good. The changing menu, specialty cocktails, and fresh foods are what make us keep coming back. The mushroom soup, cheese tray, and mustard-crusted salmon dishes are our favorites. This place is hard to beat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful evening
    Birthdaynite
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I was taking my boyfriend out for dinner on his birthday so wanted it to be special. The Grape was recommended to me & I now know why. The evening was perfect. We decided to use our waiter John's recommendations for our meal & wine selection. His choices were spot on. The fôod was excellent, the wine exactly suited to our taste. I wish I could remember the name of but the desert but it was an incredible chocolate & cherry mousse. Best of all was the amazing service we received from John. He made the evening for us.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Even better than expected
    NandDfromFloMo
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We loved the intimate setting of the little table in the corner. The food was delicious, and the portions were appropriate for us to enjoy even more without stuffing ourselves. We had the mussels (amazing!), Courtney's salad (light & fresh), the salmon and beef. All delectable!! Excellent service as well. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We found theBavette very tough
    Smooches
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I knew neither Akaushi or Bavette. The waiter explained that akaushi was a breed of catttle combining Wagu and Angus. Although the meat had good flavor, I found myself cutting smaller and smaller pieces in order to chew it. I gave a piece to my wife for a second opinion and she was unable to chew hers either. Back home we researched Bavette and discovered that it is a French word for flank steak. I probbly wouldnt's have ordered it if I'd known. I claim ignorance on this one. If you go there stay away from the Bavette. Everything else was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The GRAPE is GREAT
    clb22214
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Classic Dallas eatery! The staff is smart and very attentive!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Love this wonderful neighborhood bistro. The food was terrific and the hosts and server were friendly and welcoming, and very attentive to our group's non-stop chatter, letting us enjoy the evening as if in our own kitchen and figuring out when and how to keep the meal going without unduly interrupting or rushing us.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    Acskater
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Great food using local, seasonal produce, fruit, cheeses, and fish. It was all very fresh and combination of ingredients were interesting and tasted great. Wine list is good and fabulous bread with the best butter!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love The Grape
    luvtoeat
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The Grape is a gem for the Dallas fine dining scene. The new monthly items on the menu are fresh and creative. And very tasty. Desserts are wonderful - they make all of their ice creams and sorbets. Did I mention the chocolate terrine? Fabulous!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Service
    Alwayshungry
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The service was excellent! Brian was exceptional about the wine and food and pairings! We sat outside as the weather was wonderful (unusual for Dallas in August!) and had a wonderful time! We have been going to the Grape for special occasions for many, many years and we are never disappointed!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dallas staple!
    CeCe
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Great food and great service since the 1970's. Fun area of Dallas.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bday Party
    Bdaygirl
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The restaurant is very cosy and lovely inside. Our waiter was very attentive and happy to accommodate the vegetarian in our party. My Rabbit was delicious. The one complaint was that the steak, which was a special, was a bit tough. We enjoyed our dinner and will be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinning @ the grape
    2fordinner
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We had a wonderful time. Mushroom soup was as wonderful as I remembered. Had a great Beef dish , my wife had the pasta dish we had a great time all was as we remembered ..
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dedebelmont
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    We were looking for a neighborhood place to celebrate our 47th wedding anniversary and we were really pleased. We have been Grape customers since the early days and even after a change of ownership it is still the best thing going on lower Greenville. Thanks for a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food!
    RogRodVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    A friend recommended The Grape and it did not disappoint. The food is really good. The portions are pretty large. My eyes were definitely bigger than my stomach. Good spot. The restaurant is very small....very. Be sure to make reservations. Either way, you will be sitting on top of each other but the food is worth it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good place for conversation
    Andy
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Took our friend that we had not seen in a very long time to catch up. Food and atmosphere was awesome. We were able to carry on a great conversation without raising our voices. Our waiter was very hurried (they were very busy) and we felt a little rushed by him. Overall, a great place to have a great meal, great wine and great conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still Wonderful!
    DallasLewVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    My wife and I had dinner on a Saturday night and loved it. We used to go to the Grape frequently but it isn't in our neighborhood and we fell out of the habit. We now plan to return regularly. The black pepper Carpaccio was outstanding, the mushroom soup still amazing after all these years, the mustard covered salmon was perfectly cooked with crispy outside and medium rare inside. My steak frites was mouthwatering and the demi glace sauce memorable. The Stags Leap Artemis by the glass is an inspired choice. Quite busy on Saturday night but still a lovely ambience, excellent service, a bit on the noisy side. This is a truly great small restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    SDTP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Food was great and I loved that we were never rushed to order and move on…. We were able to actually sit and enjoy everyone's company while drinking great wine and eating great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Date Night
    DeliciousDallas
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    My husband and I have gone to The Grape on our anniversary every year for the last 8 years. We LOVE this place!! The food is always delicious no matter what you pick. It's quiet - good for conversation, and the service is perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome drinks and food
    Foodlover
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We had dinner at this place on a Friday night. We were stuck in traffic and getting late for our reservation. I called ahead and the staff was extremely polite and assured us not to worry. Upon reaching there we were seated immediately. Although I did not see big staff, the staff was very efficient and prompt. The cocktails were amazingly good and the presentation was great! The food was right portion and very tasteful. We will highly recommend this place for food and drinks topped with courteous service staff!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HSPSVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We celebrated a birthday on Friday and have been eating at the Grape for over twenty years, but this may have been the finest meal we have enjoyed at this restaurant. The fried green tomatoes with lobster were a wonderful starter. The entrees were the sea scallops, red fish and the nightly special, beef tender with red wine and horseradish sauces. All superb. All of this was complimented by a wonderful burgundy.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hoping for more
    Dineallthetime
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Menu was confusing and offered nothing noteworthy. Dishes were a bit too creative for my taste. Chef should just keep it simple. Portions were small relative to the price. Atmosphere lacks warmth.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Spectacular
    Killer
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Thank you so much for the wonderful experience. I took a date, on her recommendation, for her birthday and let us say I was rewarded well for your wonderful food and ambiance. We had the Chef's, come as you are three course and were both extremely pleased with the food and wine selection. The butter poached lobster and akaushi filet were both spectacular. I will be back with my "next" date.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unique
    AnghoughVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Enjoyed the service the most. Our waiter was very knowlegable. My date ordered the scallops, which had a tomato based sauce and corn. He loved the flavor combo. I had the rabbit, which was tender, but had less flavor than expected. Would probably try something else on a return visit. Loved our caberner blend from Washington. Overall, a fun place!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Grape continues to impress
    DallasDavidVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    After several decades of dining at The Grape it continues to be a favorite. Had some business colleagues in town on a Sunday night before an early Monday meeting and wanted a casual but good dinner. The Grape delivered as always. The appetizers, wine and main courses were perfect. The July Branzino fish special has made it's way onto my last meal on earth menu. Pure perfection from this intimate and fun spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Better than ever!
    Luca
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    My first visit to The Grape was 28 years ago.......it was my first date with my wife. It is still wonderful and romantic. This visit was just as good if not better than all those years before. We shared three different appetizers, Fried Green Tomatoes with Lobster and a tarragon broth, Carpaccio and braised lamb on French bread crostini. For entrees my wife had the Rabbit and I had the Scallops.....both were excellent!! I highly recommend The Grape for a first date or a 5000th date as well. Great restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We have been to The Grape several times now and have never had a bad experience. The food is always delicious and there are a variety of choices for the main course. The mushroom soup is always our starter as it is outstanding! We discovered "the wine room" for the first time on our last visit and it was perfect for our party of six. It was on a Sunday evening and we actually had the whole room to ourselves for most of the evening. The service was also excellent and the waiter was very knowledgeable and friendly. If I had any complaint it would be the prices but it is worth it especially for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average. Not Great for brunch.
    GlblTravlrVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The restaurant is very popular (I'm not sure why, overall the food and service was barely average) and therefore they cram an inordinate amount of people in a tiny space. Make reservations if you plan to go. We will avoid this place for brunch in the future.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • service
    JLuke
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Went to the Grape Saturday night. The food was good but our waiter was horrible. . We had several of questions being our first time there and he acted like we annoyed him. Poor service
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Grape was Great
    NoComprende
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Great food, great ambience, good service; disappointed that requested outdoor seating in reservations was not honored but otherwise a pleasant experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Delicious!
    SMULawyer
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    One of our favorite local gems! Always delicious, and I love how the menu changes (but the favorites are still there, too!).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food. Oh god, the food.
    RareDiner
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Rarely have I found a place with such fantastic food. Went with the braised lamb tartines as an appetizer (sublime), and a fish entree (superb). My companion had the mussels (so tender, with a bit of a kick). The signature cocktails were delicious, and the wine list was terrific. 10/10 would go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome !!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We had heard about the burger voted best in texas .. we all ordered it and we all agreed it is the best !! Complements to the chef . Next time we are in Dallas will be going back . Thank you
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • our favorite brunch spot
    ljean6688
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    The Grape has a very delicious brunch. It is always delicious! If you're looking for a date night spot, The Grape is also great for that too. Will definitely be going back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Can I list the ways I love The Grape? Amazing food. Established restaurant in Dallas's coolest neighborhood. Supreme (and adorable) service. Cocktail/wine list to pair with the food. We came on the recommendation of Green Grocer Dallas and were delighted. Started with a couple of "mule" cocktails (think Moscow Mule, but with a touch of port), rolled into fried green tomatoes and some lamb slider thing that may have changed my life. Next up, Texas Butterfish and Salmon with Mustard. Both impeccable. Interesting sides, perfect portions (not too big). Finished up with roasted peach dessert. Go there now. Why are you waiting?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellence for every visit
    pdmorris324
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I love the ambiance and incredible food here. I come here mostly on Monday nights for their burgers that are only sold on Mondays but we also come here for special occasions. This last visit we had friends visiting from Atlanta and they were VERY impressed (as we knew they would be). Service in the dining room and the bar are always top notch too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Scrumptious
    Beefcake
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The grape is a great place for a date or a Sunday brunch. One of Dallas's best spots.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for dinner before a show
    Spikedog
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Really wonderful food, beautifully presented - must try the mushroom soup. We were on our way to a show at the theater center so ate early. Great, friendly service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Grape Never Disappoints!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Food is always creative and delicious. Perfect place to celebrate many different occasions or simply a dinner out with friends. The menu, with only the freshest local ingredients, changes seasonally. Wednesdays are a third off wine night which is a wonderful way to try some new wines or some of those that may not normally be in your budget. Service is warm and extremely knowledgeable. Looking forward to visiting again soon. Maybe a "wine and cheese chat" night, with the owner!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • long time institution in Dallas
    BusterVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    This neighborhood restaurant has stood the test of time and constantly improves itself. Nice, wine cellar type atmosphere lending itself to romantic dinners. First time visitors MUST try their famous mushroom soup. It is one of the last remaining items from its early days; but we regulars insist it remain. It is wonderful. Portions are either 1/2 or full; depends on your hunger level. Service is relaxed and thorough. Always have had excellent meals here.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic Brunch
    DallasDiner
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    This is a great spot for Sunday brunch. Everyone in our party raved about their menu choice. I had the Biscuits & Gravy which basically takes a classic southern dish and gourmets it up a bit... but in a good way.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.