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 WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Spoon Bar & Kitchen reviews from OpenTable diners
90 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (68)special occasion (54)notable wine list (35)romantic (34)neighborhood gem (28)hot spot (24)good for groups (3)vibrant bar scene (2)great for lunch (1)late-night find (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • 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!
    Special Features:
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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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.
    Special Features:
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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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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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous!
    FoodyFoo
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Fabulous food & impeccable service. Fish was cooked perfectly and service was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    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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    fit for foodies
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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).
    Special Features:
    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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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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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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    special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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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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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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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    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time visit
    Feedme
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    I took my boyfriend here for his birthday dinner; we've both been wanting to try it. The service and food was great! I would definitely go back and also recommend to friends. They even brought out a special birthday treat for us and the pb&j macaroon was delicious! I could've had 10 more of those! Great Experience overall!
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    fit for foodies
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  • surprised
    surprised
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    I thought the food was great....Was surprised at the formica covered tables and large horse shoe bar in center of restaurant. Was not the ambiance I was expecting for such an expensive restaurant.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • The food was excellent.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    A definite find and worth returning to. Menu is very interesting and food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BeachBoy
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    We enjoyed our first visit to this fantastic restaurant!! Phenomenal food along with exceptional service (provided by Lauren) and atmosphere. Very creative presentations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Amazing Seafood
    swan
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We have been to Spoon twice now and loved it each time. There are so many great items, try to order as many different things as you can and share among the table. Loved the crudo trio especially the yellow tail with grapefruit. Although not seafood, we loved the truffle pasta - you can get a half order and share as a side dish.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • RagingJedi
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Service was impeccable. The food was amazing and worth the visit. Absolutely off the charts. The "chefs table" is a concept I dont think they execute well and should be avoided. You can't see over it into the kitchen due to a high bar wall and its completely obvious the staff doesnt want you there with the turned backs and sideways glances. Nothing was ever said or made known, but there was an air of passive aggressiveness that made things uncomfortable. Got a great view of the heat lamps, vulcan broilers and commercial vent hoods. I thought it was a rare option to be presented with when we arrived and jumped at the chance to see the masters at work, but being seated at the regular tables would have been more enjoyable.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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  • Memorable Dining
    JellicleGirl
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Chef Tesar truly is genius. Beyond beautiful and delicious food found here. Every course amazed and delighted us in every way. We had starters, salad and entrees, as I had done the chef's tasting menu before and it is a lot of food! We chose the spicy chili lobster and soft shell crab for starters, the heirloom tomato salad, and our entrees were arctic char and seared scallops. We elected to have the sommelier pair wines with our courses. Our waiter was superb... extremely knowledgeable and suggested we share the first three dishes, which were presented to our table beautifully. He then divided them onto our plates for us. This is memorable dining for special occasions. Foodies rejoice!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Inventive Food
    DK2020VIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    The overall experience is one of gastronomic delight. The wine list is excellent. This is a small but lovely place tucked away on a side street. Portions are small but delectable.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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  • Exceptional Tasting menu
    roysfanVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We had the tasting menu with another couple and two of us ordered the wine pairings and once again Spoon delivers like no other in the metroplex. At least three courses were the best version of that seafood I have experienced and the wine pairings were so good I have already attempted to track down three of the wines to enjoy at home. Spoon continues to be the best Seafood in Dallas period.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beni
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Server was rushed, haughty and seemed irked she had to serve us. Curt answers to questions asked. Not forth-coming about menu. No follow up on satisfaction during meal. Toward end of meal, My dinner companion was finished. My plate was about half full. I was still eating. In fact, I was still chewing my food. She came to clear table. Asked if I was finished. After I swallowed, I told her I was still eating. She asked if we wanted dessert.
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  • Best in Dallas
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    There is no restaurant in Dallas even close to matching the quality of Spoon. The food is unbelievable, service impeccable. You should only ever order the tasting menu, it's incredibly well portioned, and diverse, and they time every step perfectly.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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  • Disappointment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Disappointment is the only word that can describe the food I encountered at Spoon Bar & Kitchen. No where near the price paid for the evening. Just a total shock to experience such sub par food. The highlight of the evening was the Angel's Envy Rye, the only thing with any flavor.
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