Crossroads at House of Blues - Dallas
Crossroads at House of Blues - Dallas

Crossroads at House of Blues - Dallas

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.houseofblues.com/dallas
  • Phone: 2149782583x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Open nightly for dinner service 4 P.M.
    Open for lunch on Sat - Sun 11:30 a.m.

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jennifer Otsuki
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: House of Blues offers catering for groups of 20 to 2,000.
  • Entertainment: House of Blues offers live entertainment nightly on our Crossroads Dining Room Voodoo Stage!

    Wednesday: Open Mic Night
  • Special Events: Please contact Krishna Stacey for Special Event or private dinning inquiries at KrishnaStacey@livenation.com or 214.978.4854

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Houston
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: $15.00 Evening Valet Parking.
    Free Lunch Weekend Parking 11:30 A.M. - 2 P.M. with lunch purchase
A word from Crossroads at House of Blues - Dallas
Crossroads at House of Blues® is a lively restaurant and bar located in Dallas inside the world-famous House of Blues. It features a tantalizing new menu created by celebrity chef and Food Network star, Aarón Sanchez. Enjoy signature dishes such as shrimp & grits, short rib meatball sliders and fire-grilled flatbreads plus some new twists on House of Blues favorites like jambalaya, slow-smoked pulled pork, signature burgers, salads and steaks. It’s food that's bold and classic yet contemporary. Crossroads at House of Blues is truly the place where food, music & art intersect!
Continued
Foodspotting photos
See all photos
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Crossroads at House of Blues - Dallas reviews from OpenTable diners
91 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (47)hot spot (40)vibrant bar scene (37)special occasion (28)late-night find (27)fit for foodies (17)neighborhood gem (15)great for lunch (14)kid-friendly (13)great for brunch (9)romantic (5)scenic view (5)great for outdoor dining (3)Show More
  • It's Not About The Food
    Skillet
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    The food is average, at best. Takes a while to receive it as well. We only dine there if we are attending a concert. The convenience of being able to valet park, eat on site and walk through the "back door" to the concert venue is the only reason we ever eat there. The last experience was just ok. My wife had the fish tacos and didn't finish them because the fish had no flavor. I had a cheeseburger and was equally unimpressed with the flavor. We then sat there for at least 20 minutes waiting for our check.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mahi was a little salty and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    Mahi was a little salty and they gave me the ends of asparagus which was not pleasant. But the fries and French dip that my boyfriend had were very good. Service was fantastic and the place was really busy because of the concert so I wasn't expecting such awesome service!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Last time for a while
    Cwbinct
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    This was our third time. Twice before because it was convienent to show at HoB and dinner was good. This time we went before Paul Simon and Sting at AA. Food was lousy. It was Sunday and we felt they reheated what they didn't sell Saturday. Too many other choices to go back again after that.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • night life
    AudiLover
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    this has the energy of a live music scene, as well as the eating and lots of people celetrabing what ever. there was alot of dynamics to the place with the decor , people and the food was fantastic great prices. and a well known chef on food tv has done the menu
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service!
    houseofbluesfan
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Our waitresses were very good. Didn't have to wait for anything and the manager was going to all the tables talking to guests and making sure we were getting good service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Family Outing
    Becca
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    My family dined at House of Blues before seeing a show downstairs. The ambiance was great and the live entertainment was too. The menu was varied and affordable but the portions were enormous. I couldn't eat the sandwich I ordered with my hands, I had to eat it with a fork. The service was quick and friendly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Don't make a reservation at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Don't make a reservation at 1:45. They close the kitchen at 2. I wish I'd known that.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Young artists
    loveyoungartists
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Really enjoyed the Kids Who Rock Show. Loved hearing the young people perform.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Music, Fun and People
    LValentine
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Great for people watching, even the staff. The menu has good variety with a complete lack of pretension, same with the drink menu. Though I might wish for a few more high-end liquors (Ten Gin maybe). Took a friend from South Carolina for dinner and had a great time. Wasn't rushed through the meal and the weather was nice enough to take coffee on the front porch and people watch. Dinner was was: Shrimp and Grits, excellent! and Jambalaya, good but could have used a bit more flavoring.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Same Every Time
    Jeff
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Every time I eat hear it's the same experience. Menu is great. Food is always great. Service is always terrible. Getting completely forgotten by your server the minute the meal is delivered is the norm. However, there is not much competition on this area when you are trying to eat before catching a show at the HOB or at the AAC. Hooters and Dicks are nearby but I do not consider those restaurants to be very much competition for Crossroads due to their mediocre food. If more restaurants with good food show up down in that area, Crossroads will have to improve their service to stay busy.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun atmosphere
    Oldfoodie
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    Eating here before a concert was a nice relaxing way to start the evening. Husband declared the meatloaf was very good. The quesadillas were just the right portion for a meal for one or to share as appetizer- great flavor yet not spicy - the green sauce served with was the surprise. At first taste it was rather sweet but then the heat kicked in. Just enough that it was a good complement to to quesadillas. We had key lime pie for dessert yum. Waiter was a bit OTT on trying to sell the atmosphere but friendly and knowledgable. A good choice for a unhurried dinner before a concert here and live entertainment while we waited for our food.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding first
    LValentine
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    This was my first time taking myself out after a difficult separation. Dinner and Leon Russell what could be better. The service was excellent, dinner was wonderful (I had the Grilled Chicken Breast and a Chopped Salad). No one rushed me through dinner which I appreciated and I had coffee on the patio. The price was exactly right as well. I completely recommend the House of Blues, whether you are attending a show after or just want great American food and a fun atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Night Outting
    FitFig2012
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    First time we went to this because of a concert we were attending. I decided to make dinner a go of it too. It was a very good experience all the way around from valet, dining, and the concert was good also. Bar serviced everyone well. Great evening out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not a great time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/13/2014
    We went to Crossroads before the A.F.I. show. Our waiter was a nice guy. We noticed that a lot of stuff on the menu was spicy food which neither my boyfriend or I can eat. We ordered the sliders which were alright. We had to ask to get silverware. The sweet tea wasn't sweet at all. My boyfriend ordered the Applewood Bacon wrapped Meatloaf, and it wasn't good at all. It's only good quality were the mashed potatoes. Peas were undercooked. He ended up eating half of my club sandwich, which the fries tasted bland and old. I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone, especially at the price.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Scammed
    ReturntoBigaVIP
    Dined on 1/13/2014
    Dinner and a concert. Wait staff was terrible to the point I had to get up and ask for even a plate. Asked for mayo for a sandwich and the waiter did not slow down when he dropped it on the table. Manager was nice enough to stop by and check on things. Now the balcony bar…bartender tried scamming me twice and there is still a charge on my AMX that does not represent any purchase. I do not trust these guys and would never recommend anyone to go there. Perhaps they take advantage of people who have had too much to drink…don’t know. What I do know is from this experience they are not to be trusted.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything was fine but it's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Everything was fine but it's so sad these days to find businesses taking advantage of alcohol sales. I think your prices on alcohol are ridiculous. No point with all the business you get to take advantage of people like that. My cost was 3 times what it was suppose to be. Because it's 15 dollars for a beer ludicrous. We will not be returning my wife and I but I guess it won't matter much to you guys since it's all about the business and not customer centricity.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience. Our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Wonderful experience. Our waiter was excellent and all of us really enjoyed the food. The skillet cornbread was very good. Two of our group ordered the shrimp and grits and were very impressed. Another had the St Lois ribs and loved it. This was our first time at Crossroads and the excellent food and service will definitely bring us back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • pre concert dinner/appetizers
    renee
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    HOB will not seat your party unless EVERYONE is there. Just FYI....it was before a concert, and to make it easy on everyone - decided to meet and visit there before show......allow yourself time for the service, it gets busy- and you cannot be in a rush...it was a bit slow service - understandably with concert. JUST PLAN FOR IT. As for food, I am a foodie, but lower standards thinking bar/pub food....I was very pleased with everything!! Cooked well, nice flavors and literally had 6 differ appetizers! All FOOD was a hit, which was a relief since I didn't know everyones tastes in the party.....everyone left pleased with dinner. Will go there again:)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, bad service!
    Danny
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    A group of 5 of us had dinner at the Crossroads before an event at the HOB. A guy who ended up being our server, Marcus, who stopped by all three tables to check on those customers twice before he finally acknowledged our table. There was never a sense of urgency. Our appetizers were brought out by another member of the staff who appeared to be a manage... Awesome guy! But, our sever hadn't even brought small appetizer plates by the table so we had to wait a couple more minutes on those. Simply put, Marcus needs to go! He's giving a Dallas icon a bad name!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AWESOME!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    THE SHRIMP WITH THE JALAPENO CORNBREAD WAS AMAZING ALONG WITH MY FRENCH DIP AND MY HUSBANDS DELICIOUS BURGER!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • House of Blues Rocks!!!
    BluesFan
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    Had the best time ever on date night with Mom! Food was fantastic and the service was amazing!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No need to visit
    CherylR
    Dined on 12/17/2013
    The place was nearly empty and the order was wrong, the food was cold and the wait person visited intermittently. Our party, 5 adults and one child, couldn't understand how they couldn't get it right. We also wondered if it was this bad when it was slow, imagine how bad it would be if they were busy. With all the other great choices available in Dallas, there is no need to return for food.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good before show at HoB
    Veritas
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    Nothing to write home about, standard American grub. Had a hamburger (Jucy Lucy) and wife had Jambalaya.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Convenient Venue Dining
    Coffey940
    Dined on 11/27/2013
    First visit to House of Blues in Dallas. Did not want to fight traffic and be rushed so thought we would try the whole experience and eat AT the House of Blues. We were very pleasantly surprised! Crossroads exceeded our expectations. Was very convenient, reservations equated to no wait, service was excellent, and the food was GREAT! Once we finished eating, had plenty of time to relax and check out the House of Blues. Overall an AWESOME experience and one that we will for sure do again soon!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tourist trap
    Roxy
    Dined on 11/27/2013
    We picked Crossroads because we were going to a show at the House of Blues. They were advertising a new menu and we wanted to give them a try. It was a chilly night in Dallas and even though our table was far from the front door the space was cold. Our waiter was nice, and we asked for recommendations. He told us the ribs were great. Unfortunately they were not anything special. Reheated with some sauce on top. No smoke flavor. The fried chicken was excellant and I found myself wishing I had ordered that. We tried to order drinks without the souviner glass but apparently they don't serve mixed drinks any other way. Ended up with a set of mason jars that cost us an additional $25.00.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice
    maryup
    Dined on 11/17/2013
    We enjoyed the food, but thought it was kinda pricey for what it was. Wine was delicious but also a bit pricey. Liked the atmosphere. It was a tad lighted up. Not that I like dark but if anyone looking for romantic it was a pretty well lited. Overall we had a good experienced. Would go there again. Thankyou, Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Morin jr.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food - very tasty with
    emiroa
    Dined on 11/12/2013
    Great food - very tasty with good spices. REALLY enjoyed the food. Felt it was a little overpriced for the portion, but overall it was tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No Fish or sea food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    The night we were there they were completely out of all fish. There menu specializes in fish. Very disapointing. The buyer of food for the weekend really messed up and if they were on their game they would have had fish for Saturday night. Very under staffed.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food ...... Govt Mule...
    Blacmale1
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    Great food....Govt Mule......Vintage Trouble.....Great Music 1st time and we will be back
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Variety brought our group here
    LocalTraveler
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    A last minute group dinner on a Saturday night limited our dining selection. We ended up at HOB Crossroads because of availability and menu variety for our diverse business group. Table for 8 was ready when we arrived but the wait staff was stretched and we waited almost 20 minutes just for drinks. When the waiter did take our food order, it came out promptly. Food quality was OK. During our meal, the band was setting up and testing the sound system to make sure they would heard in the next county. The actual performance was good once they started playing music. Overall, an average experience. Food OK. Service almost OK.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent atmosphere average food
    Jazz
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    Like the atmosphere and the service was good but the good was lacking in flavor. Prices were high for the quality of food.... Seemed to pay more for atmosphere but food lacked.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • blah
    RcF2
    Dined on 10/22/2013
    Noisy, un organized, understaffed and marginal food.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food but pricey
    Chris
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    The food and service is good, but you pay more than its worth.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average
    SalGal
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    My husband and I were on our way to a concert at the American Center downtown, looking for a happy hour experience on a Friday night. We arrived at HOB around 6pm to find out there's no Happy Hour on Friday, the place was dead, but alot of staff around. We were seated and had a great server Laneka? She was very friendly and accomodating. We were all ready for their great Jambalaya which we've had before and is one of their signature dishes, only to find out they were all out of it. Disappointing. We opted for a flatbread appetizer which was actually excellent. We went to HOB with the intent of a nice dinner and left with a single appetizer and disappointed in the experience. Next time we're in Dallas, not sure if we will try it again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was pretty good overall,
    Esteban
    Dined on 10/17/2013
    The food was pretty good overall, the service and drink service left something to be desired.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • blugh. menu not accurate,
    dbenfieldVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2013
    This was a very poor decision. I looked at the menu on OT and thought it looked pretty good. When I arrived, we were seated behind a pole (in an empty dining room) so we couldn't see any of the performers (it was open mic night, and it was terrible)... and when we looked over the menu, it was completely different (read... WORSE) than the menu on OT. The waitress didn't believe me so I pulled it up to show her. Anyway, the food was NOT good, and the overall experience was dreadful. Stay away.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First Timer
    ALVWILL
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    This was our first time visiting. We had heard so many things about the place and decided that if we were ever on vacation near The House of Blues then we would make sure to come by. So glad we did. Staff was very professional and friendly. They even Invited us to stay to hear music after we ate, told us about Sunday brunch, and even suggested some places to visit while we were there. My wife and I truly enjoyed ourselves.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sitting in the corner
    Arenfro
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    Our overall experience was good the food was great the service was good. The only negative I have is that although we had a reservation we were seated next to the bar, in the back next to the servers checking out away. We could not see the stage and we were away from everything and everyone. We did not say anything because we figured that maybe this was the only available table. There were many empty tables we just thought they were reserved. The manager did come to our table during the evening and offered us a table closer to the stage we were already waiting on our dessert so we declined. The manager noticing us sitting back there and approaching us made a difference so we will go back and try it again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great before an event at AAC
    Travelbug
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    Although it was Friday night of Texas-OU weekend before a sellout Eagles concert at the AAC, the House of Blues was ready for the challenge. Seating was prompt, service was fast but we didn't feel rushed, and the food was really good. The location is perfect for AAC events and it's only a short walk between. Obviously, the HOB has a live stage, so it's harder to have a conversation after the music starts.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Won't return
    sandimay2000
    Dined on 9/29/2013
    We had a horrible experience here 3 months ago, so it was with great trepidation that we returned. We arrived a before noon, and it was empty! Our server must have been new, because with NO ONE there, it still took 10 minutes to get iced tea. She kept informing us that the managers hadn't shown up yet. She seemed nervous. A couple other employees showed up, and still our service was incredibly slow. When we finally got our food, it was delicious! But our server kept walking back and forth by our table asking if everything was ok, and making small talk, and telling us how the kitchen was on the 3rd floor. Made us very uncomfortable. There was no music until the managers finally showed up 45 minutes later. We won't be back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet