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Restaurant506 at The Sanford House
Restaurant506 at The Sanford House

Restaurant506 at The Sanford House Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.restaurant506.com
  • Phone: (817) 861-2129
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Wednesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
    Dinner: Thursday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 2:00pm
    Closed Monday and Tuesday
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Continental
  • Executive Chef: John Klein
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Entertainment: Located in Downtown Arlington, The Sanford House is steps away from both Cowboys and Rangers Stadiums. If you need any help planning your tailgate party, please let us know! We can create custom packages that include transportation for you and your friends on the day of the big game!

    We are also just down the street from popular Arlington destinations such as Arlington Music Hall, the Levitt Pavilion, Theatre Arlington and the Arlington Art Museum. We can offer special dining times for you if you are looking to attend a concert or a show at any of these great venues.
  • Special Events & Promotions: The Sanford House Inn & Spa has several options for any events that you may be planning. Our experienced Event Coordinator can help you with any special details that you need and our Culinary Team is exceptional at developing custom menus that are sure to be a hit with your guests.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Sanford St
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: There is parking available on site at The Sanford House. However, if our lot becomes full, there is additional parking available at our Spa & Salon across the street.

    For events with over 75 guests, we can arrange for valet parking.
A word from Restaurant506 at The Sanford House
The Sanford House Inn & Spa is the location of restaurant506. Contemporary dining fare is presented in an exquisite atmosphere. The menu is "Inspired American" cuisine and features dishes made with only the freshest ingredients and are hand-prepared by our culinary team led by Executive Chef John Klein and Chef de Cuisine David Pacheco.

The menu changes seasonally and includes a delicious variety of the finest meat, seafood, fish, game, and poultry with fresh wholesome vegetables nestled in lively sauces. Classical methods of cooking are combined with healthy food preparation to create new taste impressions.

Join us for a drink in the Van Gogh Lounge which is also located inside the Manor House of the hotel. It is a perfect spot to savor our classic cocktails prior to dining or simply to meet friends and sample some delicious appetizers. Whether you stay at our Inn as a guest, or come for a meal, you will immerse your senses in a luxurious memory.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Amazing ambiance, beautiful built B&B, carefully crafted, delectable dishes, enchanting environment, fresh flavors. Well u get the point. 506 will satisfy from A to Z."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We ate at Restaurant506 for DFW Restaurant week. The pork chop was juicy, but needed seasonings. The salad was excellent. The best part of the meal was the toffee bread pudding. The server said various bread pudding flavors are rotated outside of restaurant week. I think the toffee should be a permanent offering. The only criticism I have is we were seated at a 2-top table by a hunting scene oil painting that depicted dead animals. I'm not against hunting, but that painting was not an appetizing site for me. (I guess it appeals to some people.) One final note - always check your bill. When we started examining why it was higher than we expected, we saw the tip was already included in the total. Not a problem, but just be aware."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "In addition to a wonderful meal, we were treated to amuse-bouches before and delicious berry sorbet as a palate cleanser before the entrée. The furnishings are beautifully elegant and the several rooms in the restaurant are nice and cozy. Our waiter was a well-mannered young man and the service was timely and good. The restaurant is in a B&B with a wraparound porch and beautifully landscaped grounds with two gazebos, a floral archway and inviting benches."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "506 is an Arlington Jewel not to be missed. Lovely setting, numerous amenities and great food. We invited our friends who had never experienced 506 for brunch. Of the 4, two ordered the Toasted Reuben Sandwich which was awesome, equal to those I've had in Chicago and New York. The other two in our party ordered the Pecan Crusted Crab Cakes and the Cavatappi Jambalaya. Raves for the Crab Cakes and the Jambalaya was great but not the traditional Jambalaya the diner expected. None the less, he was not disappointed. The starter Bloody Mary's were terrific and quite delicious. One is plenty. The homemade ice cream was an excellent cap to a great brunch. You can't go wrong with this dining choice. Always plenty of parking just across the street."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Had not been to this local treasure for a while and in returning this week we discovered that it had a new chef who was outstanding and presented the most wonderful food. He came out to visit with us for a while and we learned that he had been there for 2 years. What an improvement! Every course was better than the one before and we hated to see the end of the meal. Of course we could not have eaten another bite but it was truly memorable and we can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Great experience, very good food and outstanding service. Would recommend"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "My Mom and I met for brunch a few weeks ago and had our selection picked out from the online menu. We got there and were told about the specials and ordered those instead. The french toast was absolutely the best I have ever had in my life! I am still thinking about it. I decided to go back the weekend after to try Pulled Pork Benedict that I initially wanted to try and it was delicious as well. They have really good mimosas and excellent beverage choices. The service is fantastic and the restaurant is really cute and quaint. The prices are very reasonable too. I highly recommend Restaurant506! I cant wait to go back for dinner."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Food was great veggie were not cooked enough for me but i know a lot of people don't like them done. I will go back again."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "This is one of our "go-to" places for a quiet meal for my wife and I. We eat here about once a month, perhaps more. The food is always fabulous. The service is always excellent. I have always rated Restaurant506 with 5 stars, previously. The last few times we have been there for a quiet meal we have been surrounded by very noisy, often large tables of folks who seem to think they're at a TGI Fridays. The noise level is sometimes uncomfortable. We move tables when possible. Business there is obviously increased, which of course is wonderful. I know I'm being selfish, but I wish that I could hit rewind and go back to the quiet little place that nobody knew about."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "I surprised my wife after church with a romantic brunch and it could not have gone better. We were early but we were immediately tabled and offered drinks. The service was constantly checking on us. The other tables were talking but it did not interfere with my romantic brunch. It was an amazingly romantic surprise"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "We had an excellent experience. I enjoyed everything I ate, great appetizer, entree and desert and beverages. We even got a complimentary champagne toast and dessert because it was our anniversary. It was quiet, not crowded and service was great. You felt like the staff was focused on you. We will definitely come back here again."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Steak was over-cooked, Lamb and Trout was very good. I thought their appetizer could have been better. It was a flattened grilled shrimp on a wood stake that was difficult to get off, and was cooked too long. Waitress did an excellent job."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Another outstanding dinner at Restaurant506. Food exceptional (thank you John). Service gracious and attentive (thank you McKenzie). The bar pours an honest drink. And the setting is romantically intimate. We have been many times. It keeps getting better...really. And it is tough to get better when already great. Make your reservations and go."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "My husband and I have dined here several times and always enjoy the table for 2 in the window, to the right of the entrance. We were fine last night until a party of 8 or 10 people were seated at the large table next to us. Then we could not hear each other at all. Also, my husband found the boar to be bland and a little tough. We are used to boar being braised awhile to make it tender, but this was just grilled. My trout was delicious but we lost interest when the noise got so loud. We went outside to finish our wine and sat in some chairs with wet cushions - literally put a damper on any enjoyment. I won't book here again until I find out if there's going to be a large party at the same time."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "With the exception of a few minor details (chipped glass and some table coverings that were a little too worn) this place is top notch!!! The food was wonderful and the service was good."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Took my mother here for a birthday brunch. I love the character of the restaurant house. The food was delicious and enjoyed every bit of it! My mom and sister were pleased as well. We will definitely be dining here again. Great quite and lovely place. The place is also great told wedding showers, women's outing, etc."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "This by far is the best kept secret!!!! Enjoyed the drinks prior to our meal (Bloody Mary with the most delicious shrimp added) and love the atmosphere of an old, old house! The food was so good and service was great! Our waiter was knowledgeable about the menu/specials and was very attentive to our needs. Will be going back for sure!!!! Would highly recommend!!!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Very nice atmosphere good food and service i would highly recommend."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Great atmosphere,and place for friends to talk and catch up- beautiful table, food presentation was lovely You truly feel relaxed and pampered, a special treat dining here- would come back for multiple occasions- thank you to the staff"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We go here every couple of months and they never disappoint. Great food, great service! See you next time!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Restaurant 506 is the perfect balance of charm, elegance and southern flair. The food was fabulous - satisfying and pleasing to the eye and the palate. The "Sweet Tea" was liquid sunshine in a glass - total euphoria. The Sanford House and Restaurant 506 are southern hospitality at its best. Everyone should take time to experience this precious gem nestled near the heart of downtown Arlington, Texas."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "excellent meal and service. shrimp and grit special would be a great addition on all brunch items"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Would like to keep this gem a secret so that when we need a very special restaurant and excellent food and service, we can just call for a reservation. We have tried most of the items on the menu and can not give any negative reports. Their steaks are cooked exactly as ordered and they are always delicious. We will go back time and time again."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Spent our 33 anniversary here. The ambiance was perfect. Perfect for a romantic dinner for 2. Food was fabulous. I will be going back. Next time brunch."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Our friends and our anniversary are within one day...we had dinner at the Sanford House. A very enjoyable dinner, food excellent, ambiance was great. To make room for dessert we strolled the beautiful gardens then returned to our table...each couple shared a "Chocolate Destruction" if I remember the name of the dessert correctly...it was wonderful! When the waiter found out we were celebrating our anniversaries...they comped our dessert. The Chef visited our table, service was great...would recommend highly!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We drive by the Sanford House frequently and I had often thought it would be a great place to dine. I was right! Our dinner was delightful. It was a great place to celebrate our 26th wedding anniversary. Ironically, there was a wedding in the garden while we were there."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Wonderful, quaint restaurant with good food and great service"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Wonderful food, great service & notable quiet ambiance! We took friends there for his birthday & everything was perfect. Our waiter took us on a tour of the grounds & the beautifully appointed guest cottages of the B&B. The courtyard would be a wonderful place for any event especially this time of the year. My only complaint is they are only open Thursday through Sunday for lunch & dinner & brunch on Saturday & Sunday. "
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Mom and sister ordered the lunch trio (soup, salad, sandwich). The soup was so tiny it made us laugh. It was maybe a 1/4 cup of soup. The sandwich was also tiny. I ordered the trout. Again, portion was very small. "
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "What a great find for foodies and those who love great ambience while they dine! The trout was cooked to perfection, and the salmon was also very good! The service was a little slow, but I enjoy the college students who work at this venue-they are very knowledgeable professional! I want to go back to try other items on the menu, which I wish were just a bit more expansive! The prices are very reasonable, no reason not to give this gem a try!"
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Pleasant surprise, after brunch, my friends changed their Mother's Day from another restaurant to 506. Reasonable pricing at Brunch, and be sure to try the Bloody Mary...Awesome."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "We were looking for something different from the many choices of larger "chain restaurants". Restaurant506 answered the call. Tucked out of the way in a largely residential area, the quiet setting was perfect. A small bar area allows for personal service and very informed conversation from the bartender. Everyone from the hostess, to the wait staff was great! We are not wine drinkers for I can't comment for the wine lovers. However, the margarita's were made the way we like them. Truly a wonderful dinning experience with the attention from McKenzie. She was warm, friendly and very knowable about the menu. Starting with the amuse-gueule, moving to the beef carpaccio, then to the entree, everything was delicious and timing was perfect."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Food was excellent but a very limited menu. The bar did not have champagne or olives which we found strange. On the whole, it was a great dining experience though. I have been there for lunch before and this was a first time experience for dinner. I would recommend it for a quiet enjoyable dinner with friends or family."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "This is the second time that my wife and I have dined at Restaurant506. This time we brought along some of our friends. What a great evening! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We started with drinks in the bar and then had an amazing meal. The bartender was very personable. Our server was extremely knowledgeable of the menu (and the drinks as well). I have had steaks all around the DFW area and must say that these were the best I have had in some time. And the pricing was not as outrageous as some area restaurants. Definitely a romantic, relaxing place to have a great dinner."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We were wanting a nice elegant meal and taking guests - wanting to impress. Didn't want to drive to Dallas or Fort Worth and fight the traffic and crowds so we tried Restaurant 506 at the Sanford House. It was wonderful. Very beautiful setting, attentive service that was spot on, great food - very quiet the night we were there and we enjoyed being able to hear our conversations. We're so glad we rediscovered 506Restaurant and will be back!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "They had some construction going on during my visit which took away from the experience but it is what it is. The service was well meaning but average at best. I had the lunch trio, grilled cheese| Salad | Carrot Bisque. The grilled cheese was cold when it arrived but still good, the bisque was rich and flavorful but the salad stole the show. I asked for a quiet secluded table for a meeting and was happy being sat alone in a room separate from the one other guest they had at the time. Naturally, they sat the next table right by me which impacted the conversation at my table."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "The service and overall quality were unquestionably good. However, watch out for the seafood dishes. I couldn't finish the plate on account of the SALT. I understand some people like it that salty, but I think this was a little over the top. Dessert and pallet cleanses were awesome and we even had the bartenders pair drinks to our individual dishes. Of note, the exec chef came out himself to offer alternatives to out of stock cod. Everything was great, except for the over seasoning!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Food was very good. A few more food selections would have been great."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Overall we were very pleased with the food and the service; however if we had had a larger group as expected, the menu options were very poor. Brunch, lunch or dinner, there need to be more menu options for people's tastes. One of our group went with the steak because he had to, not because he wanted to. In order to provide a full exquisite dining pleasure, please expand your menu options to include a lot more varieties of food and also appetizers."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "A true gem of a restaurant. Charming dining room, attentive staff, excellent food! A must try!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014