Spoon Bar & Kitchen
Spoon Bar & Kitchen

Spoon Bar & Kitchen

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.spoonbarandkitchen.com/
  • Phone: 2143688220
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tues-Sun: 5:00pm-10:00pm (Fri & Sat till 11:00 pm)
    Closed Mondays

    Lunch & Brunch Coming Soon!

    Reservations for parties of 2 or 4 accepted online.

    NOTE: If you have a seating preference, please indicate it in the notes of your reservation. We will make every effort to honor your seating request, but we can not guarantee a table will be assigned or that a specific seat can be held due to the size of the restaurant and the number of reservations booked.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French / Japanese, Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: John Tesar
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Offsite Catering Available
  • Private Party Facilities: Spoon Bar & Kitchen offers a variety of private dining options from dinners for as few as 2 guests up to to parties of 80 as well as off site catering.

    For reservations of 6+ or more, or for information on private events or dining options, please contact the restaurant and ask to speak with our Director of Marketing.
  • Special Events: Have a special occasion coming up or need a place to host your next private event? Spoon Bar & Kitchen offers a variety of options for as few as 2 guests up to parties of 80 in the restaurant.

    For more information contact the restaurant and ask to speak with our Special Events Manager, who will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Westchester Drive & Luther Lane
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet and public parking available.
A word from Spoon Bar & Kitchen
Spoon Bar & Kitchen is a modern American seafood restaurant owned by five star, James Beard nominated chef John Tesar. The menu focuses on responsibly sourced seafood and highlights quality seasonal ingredients at the peak of flavor and other dishes that are not fish. The menu changes frequently based on seafood availability and there’s a nightly Chef's Tasting Menu with or without wine pairings.

The restaurant has several unique dining experiences including a built in raw bar, with a Chef's Counter, banquette tables and booths in the main dining room, a Chef's Table in the Wine Room and an interactive Kitchen Counter where you can watch the live action in the Kitchen.

Reservations for parties of 2 or 4 accepted online.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Spoon Bar & Kitchen reviews from OpenTable diners
95 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
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  • Fantastic!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Loved the food! Service was impeccable! Will definately go back!
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    BrandonB
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The ambiance is great (even though its behind a Jimmy Johns). The food is awesome and unique (sashimi with fruit pairing was my fav). We enjoyed the extra touches like sending small plates of things to taste between courses. Highly recommend.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DELICIOUS
    leahVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This was our second visit to Spoon and it did not dissappoint. It is pricey but worth the money. Excellent wine, excellent lobster (soup) starter, excellent amuse buche, excellent crudo, excellent fish. You defininitely get what you pay for. We sat at the kitchen counter this time which made it a little more fun.
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  • One of the best in dallas
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Seafood with a broad range of flavor and style. Go for the 5-6 course meal - expensive but worth it. Subtle environment with a bar in the center and very loud/annoying noise of mixing drinks next to each table. This is a very minor annoyance in a great restaurant.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • Good overall
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    The food, service and ambiance were outstanding. Often a restaurant with great entres has marginal desserts. Kudos to the pastry chef for making this a great spot from start to finsih
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Curdo trio was tasteless and less than average. Seafood entree was very bland and not the freshest either! Service was great.
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  • A Hit and a Miss
    BHM104
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    A highly touted relatively new restaurant with a limited item menu. Overall the food was excellent, however, personally, I don't feel like the cooks needed to add salt to EVERYTHING. The salt overpowered a couple of items on the menu and it wasn't necessary when your food is already being served with some sort of sauce. I couldn't taste the dressing of my salad because of all the salt that was put on it...same with my scallops. Salt should be added at the discretion of the taster and not the cook. Our service was excellent. The restaurant is small so recommend making reservations. The crudo is a nice way to begin your meal. They offer a pasta item without seafood that is incredible - I hated to share it!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Where's the flavor?
    TigerTeam
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Didn't have as much space to write the full review. Summary, drinks were fantastic, as were the cheeses. Loved the butterfly effect and gimlet cocktails. I would go back for the bar. Food was severely lacking flavor on all of our entrees. Maybe the technique was to not use seasoning to let the food stand out, but the food ingredients had no flavor. The fluke and the salmon crudos were completely tasteless. The 'kimchi' pancake prawns had a little kimchi in the butter, and in the pancake and as side was green steamed cabbage. The sturgeon was fair, a little salt would have gone a long way. The salted caramel pre-dessert was on the verge of too salty, wish that salt was on our entrees. Diver scallop was delicious, our favorite.
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  • Spoon Dallas
    Bud1
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Loved the Spoon Bar & Kitchen. Excellent food, service and ambiance. The King Salmon was the star with the Arctic Char and scallops perfectly charred a close second. The manager who spoke with us and showed us the kitchen, was attentive and knowledgeable. A new favorite !
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • What a Visit
    chefb
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My wife and I dined Sat night, 8/30 for at least our 10th time. I am happy to say that this experience, with John no where in sight, was as memorable as all our other trips in. Ross has taken control of the lead position on the line and the food is fabulous as always. Everything about the meal, from the perfect execution of cooking technique to plating to the excellent service was spot on. The Singapore Lobster, Yellowtail Crudo, Scallops and the Sole....perfect in all possible ways. The surprise of the evening was finding a delicious white Pinot Noir to accompany the feast. One of my favorite wine lists with frequent updates and surprises and something for every budget! Truly the best dining experience in town. We'll be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasting menu a culinary adventure
    AnonymousFoodie
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My wife and I tried the tasting menu and wine pairing. Amazing. Best dinner experience I've had in DFW.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beyond All Expectations....
    CJFoodies
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    As soon as we knew we were traveling to Dallas, we wanted to eat at Spoon. And the experience was everything we anticipated and so much more. Chef John Tesar has developed a 'fit for foodies' spot. The menu is innovative and appealing, even wanting you to try items you may not in other restaurants, out of pure curiosity. Nothing we ate disappointed. The service was impeccable as well. This is a must try in Dallas!
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stellar experience!
    JoEats
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I really cannot find anything negative to say about this restaurant. I have now been to dinner twice and lunch twice. My most recent visit for dinner was just exceptional! It had been a while since I've been in, only because I've been either traveling or dieting, so it seemed all new again! My friend and I shared a variety of oysters and crudo and thought we had died and gone to heaven. Then she had Cuttlefish and I had the simple Char. Outstanding! Her cocktail was a green gin something I can't remember the name but it was great! My Rose' by the glass was delish! We can't wait to go again and try the other items on the menu. It will take a few trips but we will get it done! Our server Jason was so professional and so nice. Thanks!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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  • Awesome
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Service excellent. Food was wonderfully prepared with a variety of tastes and flavors that were both unique and delicious.
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    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • One of the best
    ldaschaVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I would say that Spoon is one of the best in Dallas, if you have not been, or are visiting from out of town, do not miss this experience. The menu is very creative, and beautifully presented, and is a great value. The service is just outstanding, very well informed, and also well paced. Highly recommend, we will go again, and again.
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  • Perfectly delectable
    darcysingsVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    From start to finish everything about our meal was worth a rave... The creatve menu, the service and the ambiance.... I cannot wait to return.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service!
    Psox
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    A bit pricey but understandable once you are finished . The service is amazing and the food even better!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    JHMJR
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We came in from out of town and had an excellent evening. My daughter had recommended and we really enjoyed our dinner,wine and service. Will go back for sure.
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  • lived up to the hype
    MD00
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    excellent dinner. creative seafood dishes. excellent execution. great service. will definitely be going back.
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  • Pretty food, great service, but...
    WineGuy708VIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The food was what I've come to expect from "celebrity" chefs. While we appreciated a selection you don't normally find in Dallas, it seemed the appearance of the dish was the highest priority. Some items, while very good, were just difficult to eat. I've been to plenty of 5-star restaurants but never experienced that problem to this extent. That being said, we DID enjoy the food (charred octopus, tuna with foie gras, artic char, squid ink fettucini with mussels) and were pleasantly surprised by several entremets, particularly the chocolate mousse with salted caramel foam "pre-desert". The staff was very accommodating and wanting to please. The ambiance was just too cold and austere for me, particularly when they sat us in the front window.
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  • great tasting
    nicknameVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We went for the tasting menu. Everything was delicious. The sauces enhanced the dish. The sides that went with each dish were very original. We loved every course. The presentation for each dish was very artistic. We can't wait to go back. They accommodated my allergy buy substituting another dish for that course.
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    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Excellent!
    dalys
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Every dish was delicious! Great presentation and the food amazingly tasted better than it looked. Service was outstanding from the hostess, the bartender and then our server- all three were exceptional.
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  • WineDineSleepRunVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Wined and dined a client at Spoon a few nights ago. The space is gorgeous. The food is almost as stunning but slightly misses its mark. The first course options we tried were delicious and I ncluded sashimi, scallop and octopus. The main course options did not impress me in comparison to other restaurant options at same price point. I splurged and had the lobster. I cannot recommend it. The peach dessert was fantastic but the vanilla dessert was ok. The best way I can describe the food overall is good but not post-it-on-Facebook delicious. The service was the deciding factor for my experience. Our waitress was condescending and rude for no apparent reason. I was embarrassed for her and surprised the owners have her in a waitstaff role.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spoon Full of Happiness
    FindingBliss
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Sparkling qualities. Sophisticatedly relaxed. Expertly professional. Sumptuous. Worthy. Truly special.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Parkcitiesmom
    parkcitiesmom
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Wonderful food and even better service the sommelier is is as knowledgable of wines as she is pleasant and personal. She paired each course we had with perfect wine.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over-hyped
    bitten
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Menu is very limited, no salads, if you have people in your party that do not like fish go somewhere else. We got eaten alive by mosquitoes - no joke. Overall there are much better fish and seafood places, especially given the prices.
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  • Wine tasting
    Sooner
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The ladies with me could not select a wine so tasting were supplied of three wines for them to decide. Very nicely done.
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  • Execution...not so much
    zappedmanVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Tried the 6 course tasting menu. 3 of the 6 items were under-cooked and one of the items, (cuttle fish), was uncomfortably chewy, felt like I was eating fishy sinew. The item flavors were interesting and inventive unfortunately item execution failed. On the positive side: we loved the skate course and the desserts were outstanding. The service was great, very polished, efficient without being rushed. Nice but slightly overpriced wine list. I had a great Manhattan - yum! Overall, we had fun. The tasting menu price is similar to other top-restaurants tasting menus but it seemed very pricey for such a weak attempt. This time the kitchen let the rest of the restaurant down. We probably won't return.
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  • Fabulous!
    FoodyFoo
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Fabulous food & impeccable service. Fish was cooked perfectly and service was fantastic.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Dinner
    sstetson
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We had been wanting to go to Spoon for quite some time and finally decided to go to celebrate a new job offer. We had the tasting menu and every bite was perfection. I would definitely recommend to anyone who wants delicious and unique seafood dishes.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An evening to remember
    OhSoFoodie
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The chef's tasting menu and wine pairing was decadent, perfect for what we were looking for on the eve of our anniversary. Beginning with a tuna tartar amuse bouche, like butter, our palates were readied for a variety of tastes and textures to follow. Our live diver scallop, served with a brown butter and truffle sauce, literally melted in our mouths. The Maya prawns with kimchee was both unexpected and delicious and had a great kick. Pace yourselves if you go this route because the portion sizes are generous and the final course before desert, the arctic char is divine with a perfect pea puree. Added bonus, we picked the half booth just behind the chef's table and it was perfect! One of the best food experiences we've had in some time.
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  • The Art and Science of Seafood
    Live2Eat
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    My wife and I tried this quaint little gem the other night and found their seafood mastery and culinary pairing to be gastronomically fantastic. The refreshing fennel salad was a perfect starter to prepare the palette for the delicious arctic Char. The service too was spot on with just the right attentiveness and appropriate interventions. We'll be back soon.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jjcorley
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Excellent experience. Very creative, different, and refreshing seafood creations.
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  • Wonderful seafood restaurant
    billpVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Our only regret was that we couldn't do the tasting menu because we had another appointment. From the moment we entered the restaurant we felt well cared for. The seafood was skillfully prepared exactly to our likely. Many of the preparations are unique and represent John Tesar's iconic style. We sat at the chef's bar - and I only wish I was taller (or less stuff was on the bar) so we could have gotten a better view. But it was great fun! Wines are a bit on the pricey side (3-4x retail markup).
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • good
    surprised
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    service excellent...Food exceptional....A great dinner...
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  • Amazing Meal
    Commodoredfw
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Two favorite things were the big eye tuna over fois gras and the chili lobster. Incredible meal and great creativity.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't miss it
    FBB1
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The food & service was superb. A true dining experience.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • hit or miss...mostly miss
    yafman
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I tried to avoid the dishes that notable reviewers had panned but still ran into inconsistency among the "safe" choices during our visit. The sturgeon/pork belly entree was good as advertised, and the snail appetizer was very good, but the geoduck and yellowtail crudos suffered from quality and execution issues, and the skate was crispified to the point where I had to saw through it with a regular knife (usually fish knives are suitable for skate); the accompanying tomato compote was extremely bland. I gave two stars for service because our waiter was preoccupied with an adjacent large party and two starts for ambience because our booth was incredibly sunken from one too many large posteriors and it was in dire need of replacement padding.
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  • A very special place
    ifecer1
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Exquisite food in small bites with several complimentary courses, including an amuse bouche, a pre-dessert, and, with the check, a little muffin to take home for breakfast. Expensive but well worth it.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK
    DKDallas
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Expected more given the hype. It was ok but not amazing. I did try two obscure wines which was probably the highlight of the meal.
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