Stampede 66
Stampede 66

Stampede 66

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.stampede66.com/
  • Phone: (214) 550-6966
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday through Saturday dinner service from 6 till 11PM.
    Happy Hour starts from 4PM till 6PM.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Southwest, Creole / Cajun / Southern, Contemporary Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Tommy Simpson
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Full off site catering for party sizes ranging from 10-1000.
  • Private Party Facilities: Warm rustic private dining room with 70" big screen that seats 32. The room is equipped with modern AV, compatible with PC and most presentation tools, and live window directly into the kitchen.
  • Private Party Contact: Shawn Horne 214-550-6966x
  • Entertainment: Texas Country Music

Getting there

  • Cross Street: N Akard
  • Public Transit: Complimentary trolley one block away.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking and two hour limit inside the garage.
A word from Stampede 66
The latest restaurant from Beard Award-Winning Celebrity Chef Stephan Pyles. A true homage to the Lone Star State and his humble roots, this restaurant brings together Pyles’ stylish interpretations of his favorite Texas foods and a setting that puts contemporary updates on traditional ranch motifs. Chef Pyles introduces Modern Texas Cuisine to Dallas, Texas in this state of the art facility.

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Stampede 66 reviews from OpenTable diners
232 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (128)good for groups (99)special occasion (93)hot spot (91)vibrant bar scene (48)great for lunch (46)neighborhood gem (44)romantic (19)notable wine list (16)late-night find (12)great for brunch (11)scenic view (7)kid-friendly (6)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • stampede 66 dining experience
    collinator
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Stampede 66 was amazing, it was my first time there and went with some friends, we are around 20 years old. our waiter (Patrick) was extremely polite and just overall an amazing waiter he definitely was a big reason of our dining experience being a great one. I will definitely be back to stampede 66 and sit in his section.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SWW1
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    Terrific spot with unique menu items however they did not have Blue Cheese Olives or Jalapeno stuffed Olives for my Martini.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique place with great food.
    Dawson
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Had wanted to try this place for over a year, but it was always booked on the weekends when we were free to go. The atmosphere is fantastic very much a taste of Texas. Would be a great place to bring people visiting from out of state. The menu isn't huge, but every dish has a Texas flair with many Tex Mex items. Very reasonably priced with most meals between $12 and $20. $4 Tacos were a great appetizer. Would definatly go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loud and Gritty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Four ladies on a Sunday evening. On reservation asked for quietest table. The live trio was so loud we had to yell at each other. When we asked to be moved to a quieter location they very graciously opened their private event room and moved us there so we were all very impressed with such accommodating service. However, my salad was so full of grit that I still get shivers when I think of biting down on the lettuce. Wonderful buttermilk biscuits and blueberry/thyme jam.
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  • Taste of Texas
    RSG1
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We went to Stampede 66 for the first time with friends after eating at several of his other restaurants. The atmosphere was very much Texas and very cleverly done. The food was very good. We all had the tacos for an appetizer with a nice bottle of Malbec and they were excellent. Our party enjoyed the snapper, the chicken fried buffalo and the quail. Service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great Place Before the Show
    Jelvis
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Stampede 66 never disappoints ... My wife and I regularly come downtown for a show and our favorite place to eat before a performance is Stephen Pyle's gem. We can always depend on the attentive staff to ensure we make curtain and the food and drinks are consistently the perfect start for a spectacular evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • attitude defined
    robertVIP
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Stephen Pyle's staff at Stampede 66 has breathed new life into the concept of customer service & dining experience. Been several times & enjoyed each, but Thursday night was extraodinary! Had a party of 5 with 2 out-of-towners. Seated immediately at our reservation time and the table wasn't a fit for us. Maitre D' gets manager & we're moved & were treated royaly. Instead of staff having an attitude toward a special request, they treated us better than ever. Food & drink taste better with service and attitude like that! Staff rocked this one Stephen!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    The food is fresh and innovative. We had the shrimp taquitos and the oyster tacos. Both were delicious. The Modern Star Canyon Margarita is great! Fun and friendly place
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor Service Kills great food
    sphamil
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    4 of us came to celebrate and the waiter ruined the event. Food was great but waiter terrible and condescending. I didn't expect Pyles level service but I have had better service at Chuy's
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    The Margarita performance was OK to watch, but the result was what I considered undrinkable unless you were a kid who ordered a Shirley Temple. We were Sunday night family style diners and enjoyed the succession of foods. Unfortunately, we were not as impressed as we expected to be. The video was a nice touch as we had California visitors.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food and service!
    Jem06dVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    All the food our group had was delicious! Tacos are a great value. Duck and gouda gorditas were very different and amazing. Butterscotch pudding was out of this world. Hostesses very welcoming and servers very attentive. Would definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Modern Texas Food = bad food
    cat22
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    This menu was so poor, that once we sat down to view it, it was too late to then get up and leave because none of us wanted anything from it. The waitress recommended the best thing on the menu, which was twice fried chicken injected with honey.....erhhmm what??? Being from the UK, I want to run 10 miles before I ordered that! One of our guests did order this and his comment was "to indulge in that high calorie food, you want to think it was worth it...it was not!" The restaurant says so big or go home, we thought we ordered big but we went home hungry! Would never go back to eat there, maybe for a cocktail.
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    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fried Chicken the best
    Mike
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    The honey fried chicken is he best ever. The blueberry cobbler with vanilla ice cream topped off dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Visitors from Out - of - Town
    JKing
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    I had a lunch group that included business associates from Elgin, IL, that met us directly from the airport. They were excited by the décor and then when my chiles rellenos arrived, were excited by the presentation. It is a hit for locals and visitors alike!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    I really wanted to completely enjoy the experience. Most of the food was good. Our waiter, though nice, was very slow and forgetful. The appetizer didn't come out until after the main course. The drinks were slow to come. When we were about to pay for our check, we were informed that they do not accept Visa gift cards or any gift cards other than their own. Very inconvenient for us.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Took out of town visitors
    DadwithteenagersVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    We took visiting relatives from Kentucky here on Wednesday night. The table side dry ice prepared margarita was entertaining and delicious and very Halloween looking as the dry ice flowed over the mixing bowl. We shared the large portion of honey fried chicken and brisket. The fish specials were also outstanding. The popover bread and beer can bread were also delicious. We finished dinner with sharing butter scotch dessert and the gooey brownie and Dr. Pepper float both yummy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cool place/food not so great
    Curly
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Cool atmosphere- that is the best part- brisket was really dry and tough and not recommended- great tamales and appetizers and the butterscotch pudding is delicious-
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    Ruthie826
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    After looking at the menu online my husband and I were skeptical. My adult daughter had chosen this as her birthday dinner destination. Our server explained the menu well and suddenly it all made sense. We were a group of seven but it never seemed that way. Everything was served correctly and enjoyed by everyone. Whatever you do, save room for dessert. We all had different things and we all loved them!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great option for business or fun
    JenaCassVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Stephan Pyles captured Texas in a restaurant! Lots of options from beef to pork to fish. Skirt steak and tacos are winners. If you eat pork, you'll be in pig heaven since it's somehow incorporated in 75% of the menu items in the form of ears, skins, bellies. You can even find the Canyon Ranch frozen margarita on the cocktail offering. It made a great dessert option.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    TXgirl
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    I was so excited to finally try Stampede 66, but the food was very disappointing. Not only did the food lack flavor, but everything was lukewarm! We started off with the Shiner beer bread, which was nothing special. We also got an order of the sweet potato wild boar tamales. The outside was warm, but two bites in, the tamales were cold. And the meat was very gamy. For our entrees, we ordered the honey fried chicken and the chicken fried buffalo -- both of which were strongly recommended by our waiter. The breading was too thick and heavy and fell apart in big chunks. The honey flavor on the fried chicken was subtle and aside from that, there was no flavor. The cobbler was good, but like everything else -- lukewarm. So disappointing
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  • Really good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    The food here is always great. We were at a table for six with low backed setees on the side and metal chairs on the end. The only negative was that the seating was not that comfortable. Service was great. Food was excellent.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overrated
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Great service. Mediocre food. Crazy interior. Fun but not amazing.
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    hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Experience
    DallasDinerVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    My husband and I took two out of town guests to Sunday Supper. We had great service, enjoyed the band and the food was delicious. I like knowing the Sunday Supper menu changes weekly, and our guests loved the Texas inspired cuisine. We will definitely return!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful food, fun atmosphere
    TexasGirl
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The food and wait service was fantastic, lived up to all of the expectations.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pyles is amazing
    Eemia8616
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    An amazing resturant! The Hanger Steak and the chicken fried bison are hands down my favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stampede to Stampede 66
    goodstuff
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    We have dined at Stampede 66 several times and have never been disappointed. The décor is so Texas-centric and manages to be fun and elegant at the same time. Romantic booths line one wall with "windows" above where movies of outdoor ranch scenes play, the quirky names of small Texas towns painted on wooden plaques adorn another, it is simply a great place to be. They make a killer tableside margarita and a perfect dry martini. The menu has something for everyone. I had delicious quail and hubby had fish tacos, also wonderful. The service is attentive but not bothersome. The biscuits are a meal in themselves. Can't say enough nice things about Stampede 66. We'll be back there soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good but not great...
    StephenPylesFan
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Maybe we went into Stampede 66 with too high of expectations. The comfort food was good but not great. Maybe that's the food's fault or maybe that's the restaurant's fault. We enjoyed our meal but it just didn't feel like $200 worth of food when we walked out. We are huge Stephen Pyle fans and have enjoyed superior meals at Stephen Pyles as well as Star Canyon back in the day. We ordered all of the taco options for appetizers and really enjoyed all of them but again I have had some really good innovative tacos out of a food truck that I paid $3 for. We all ordered different entrees and all pretty much felt that the food was good but certainly not a dish I would be talking about the next day. Our server did do a nice job at our table.
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    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere
    LuvDallas
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    We were in town for a conference and selected the restaurant based on the reviews on Open Table. It was so much fun! We had a great meal in a vibrant restaurant. Our server was very good, too. They had just released their new cocktail list. My friend loved the sangria and I loved the "Lasso".
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent farewell meal to Dallas
    Delectable
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    This was a great choice restaurant for a group of us to say goodbye to someone leaving Dallas! It was memorable, it was out of the box as far as so many amazing food choices! Every bite was shared with the group. Highly recommend the honey fried chicken and the butterscotch pudding. Our server was amazing and took care of every detail at the table. This was my 4th time to stampede 66 and I always recommended it as a favorite. Thanks for making Dallas proud!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Recommended
    My66
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Awesome service and the food is fantastic! The restaurant itself is beautiful and beautifully decorated in a tasteful Texas way.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    jif1VIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We waited 45 minutes for our first course to arrive. The only items we could recommend were the biscuits and dessert. Everything else was really mediocre. Not the first time we have eaten here but it will be the last.
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  • Pyles knows how
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Stephen Pyles knows exactly how to do an upscale casual dining experience. The food is comforting with just the right amount of uniqueness. Our waiter was wonderful. He let us enjoy the experience and when things went a bit awry he absolutely made it up to us. Really great place to take out of town guests.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • I'd Die Happy If 'Twas My Last Meal
    SouthernCraver
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The food is absolutely heavenly, great spins on southern cuisine that bring the sophisticated and down-home aesthetic together in wonderful ways. The breads (cornbread, Shiner Bock), jams, pickles are all elegantly homey. The appetizers are individual stand-outs, especially crawfish beignets. Love the spin on chicken-fried steak. I visit once or twice a year when traveling from NYC and it's one of my "must hit" places! The surroundings, the ambiance, the decor, the music, the decor all evoke a childhood in the south with a sophisticated twist. Could not rave more about it! But I'd try! :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
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  • Excellent!
    Brownie
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    We really enjoyed this place! I definitely would return to try other menu items. I had the flat iron steak that was cooked to perfection! Service was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible
    Dalhearf
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    I chose this restaurant to celebrate my five year anniversary with our company. We walked in the door and was greeted by a sour hostess, who looked at her watch causing us to look at ours. Our reservation was for noon and we entered at 11:50 am. Our server was confrontational (kept asking "what") when being spoken to. Our server was not helpful regarding the menu and she hovered over us, which did not give us the opportunity to simply talk amongst ourselves or to try and make the most of the eating the experience. Needless to say, this will be a memorable lunch for the wrong reasons. As the Administrative Professional for our office, I maintain a list of restaurants that are within walking to our downtown office. So disappointed.
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  • Honky Tonk Cliche
    RemyVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    This place looked like it was trying to duplicate a true Texas honky tonk. Tourists probably think this would be great as the restaurant tries to entertain with "Texas-looking stuff." Being from Texas, our expectations of the food were what we can eat elsewhere locally and at home. The fancy margarita was made strickly for show and not for taste. The potato salad was not only awful, it was warm. The brisket was good, but I can make better. The service on a Sunday night was slow. The best part of the restaurant was the live music.
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  • 34th Wedding Anniversary
    pookiespicks
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We picked Stampede 66 because we had heard of it'd legendary owner, Chef Stephan Pyles. Once we arrived our group of 9 was seated and we enjoyed the music of Dave Alexander. We then ordered dinner, "Sunday Supper" was available that evening. What a great combination of foods. It ALL was very tasty and the service was excellent. Then desert came, and surprise it said "Happy Anniversary!". Our meal and celebration were complete. We highly reccomend Stampede 66 to anyone. Celebrating Anything! It Was A Treat!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, as usual!
    Cotancha
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    This is one of my favorite restaurant. The food is consistently excellent. Love the southwest ambiance.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic twist on Texas flavors
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Fun flavors, great twist on your favorite Texas flavors. Everything on the menu is worth ordering.
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Good At All
    Dallasdiner
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    REALLY not worth the time or the money!! Between 4 of us we had; 3 entrees, 4 apps, and 2 desserts. The only good thing we ate was the seasonal berry cobbler. The other dessert, peach pie was uneatable. The crust was so hard you need a steak knife to cut into the darn thing and on top of the the peaches were hard as rocks. The main courses were bland & were not even on a par with diner food. My fried chicken was ok but I have had better fried chicken off of catering trucks. The Hells eggs were indeed hellish. If you have money to burn by all means eat here. Choices for excellent food in this city abound & for an out-of-towner to eat here thinking this is prime example of Dallas at its best? Lord have mercy, we are in big culinary trouble.
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