Crudo Wood Fired Taverna

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$30 and under
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Italian
Located in Frisco, TX just a block away from the new Star Center, home of the Dallas Cowboys. Modern fusion of Italian styles, with a strong influence of French cuisine with a hint of Mediterranean flavors . Delicious off menu specials and an exceptional wine list and a full bar that features artisan cocktails. Contemporary New York industrial decor with a unique romantic ambiance. Friendly upscale service. Join us for Happy hour Monday through Friday from 4:00 PM TO 6:30 PM. Live Music on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
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OT
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything....our waiter Ernesto was awesome! We’ll be back!

JA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Terrible, I was changed $50 for a cold piece of fish. Wouldn't recomend.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very good evening overall!!

KG
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

I’m not mad..... I’m disappointed!
From the old / cold ribeye on our crostini appetizer to the funky tasting maple chicken with poorly cooked vegetables to the $42 seafood paella that was marginal at best. We were disappointed and won’t be going back to Crudo....
We eat out a lot and truly enjoy a great meal; this was one of the worst meals we have had since moving to the DFW area. I am glad it was only my wife and I at dinner tonight, I would have been embarrassed had we brought family or friends here.

k
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always go to Crudo when we want a lovely and special adult night out. It never disappoints. Great food, love the live music, excellent service! Romantic but not over the top! Best restaurant in Frisco!

B
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I moved from Frisco about a year ago and decided to invite a work associate to join me at Crudo. The food was delicious and the service was great. I would totally recommend this for family and business.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

New bartenders apparently and simple cocktails took a min of 45 min. Unacceptable. Still charged. Food took forever as well and the restaurant was not busy enough to warrant the slow service. Waitress was great. Definitely out of her control but the kitchen and bar need to get it together

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Food was amazing ! Service was awful. Our server started the dinner by telling us she used to get paid more in CA as a server than she gets paid in TX. Found that pretty distasteful and awkward as she was clearly fishing for a good tip and I was more than willing to do so if the service was good but I was terrible, took 45 mins just to order starters because she was too busy talking with other tables she had touched multiple times before coming back over to us.

Had to flag down other servers to order the starter main and dessert. Also after being there for almost 3 hours, we had to give out card to pay to the hostess because she never came back to our table.

2 tables got up and left because she never spoke to them and many others were just as frustrated with her lack of service and attention as us.

I love the food and ambiance of this place and come often,
But this server (Shawnah) is no good.

OT
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Service was horrible. Salads and entrees came out quick. Scallops were too salty. Waters went empty. Then it took 40 minutes to get dessert and our check. To make matters worse our server kept running in the restaurant...right by our table. We have too many choices of restaurants in The area and won’t be back.

RB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was great! The prices were as expected for upscale Italian, especially seafood. Service was pretty good. It's a nice restaurant for a date or a small group of adults.

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was tasty but the live music made the night. Nice smooth tunes to compliment dinner

JM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! Great service! Excellent attention to all the details big and small. A perfect location for an outstanding date night.

OT
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great atmosphere!

OT
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and service was outstanding. Will definitely recommend to family, friends, and colleagues.

PS
Dallas
23 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Crudo, and we felt like it was some of the best Italian food we've tasted from the salad with polenta croutons to the lobster filled ravioli, topped with crab, scallop and shrimp. Excellent!!!

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Atmosphere & Great Food!!!

BR
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love that this is a local place; small and more intimate than many others. Felt well taken cared for my both the waiter and the owner/manager who stopped by to chat and ask about everything. The gnocchi was pillow soft! The wine suggestion was spot on. Well done.
I prefer this place when no live music so you can really have conversation. Otherwise you need to sit in the separate room.

T
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excelente comida , costoso el Rest pero pagas calidad .

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BP
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was very attentive, friendly and efficient. Our server, Kellee was awesome.

M
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the atmosphere. The food was delicious.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall2food4service4ambience4

My husband and I have been coming to Crudo since it opened. The food preparation, in our opinion, is dwindling. Example: Crudo used to make an amazing mushroom risotto - the risotto was fully cooked and flavors delightful. This time, Thursday 10/3/19, it was not fully cooked and we couldn’t experience the flavor because it was drowned in the sauce used for the scallops. Example 2: We ordered creme brûlée for dessert - the top was over-torched and the inside wasn’t set. So basically burnt vanilla soup. Example 3: Tried to order after dinner cappuccino - but the machine was broken (still from the last time we were there a month ago). Our server was wonderful, setting was lovely as usual and the base ingredients were all fresh - it was just the prep and execution that left us really disappointed.

e
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience4

Very average food for a not so average price. Two drinks (house wine and Tito’s martini), split an appetizer, salad and main course, $90. Service was fine. Ambience is good.

JC
Houston
32 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second visit. We had a fantastic meal, great service and treated to live music.

JN
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

One of our favorite places in Frisco. Food is always great and on point. Drinks are good.

OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food is very good and the service was pretty good. Drinks and food took a while and the tables in the bar area against the wall are very small and super close together. You definitely make friends with the people on either side of you.

J
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places for birthdays and special occasions. Food is always excellent no matter what you order. Service is great and they are very attentive. It is always busy so I would recommend a reservation.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was amazing! The salmon and onion soup were some of the best we have had. But the service is slow and erratic. We waited 15-20 minutes to get our drinks. Then tables sat after us were served before we were. They need more waitstaff. But the food is superb!!

SM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Way too noisy to have a reasonable dinner conversation. Other than that everything was good.

LS
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Food good, service not good.
Very loud. Plus reservation was not ready.

D
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The restaurant was about 2/3 full when our party of four arrived. By the time we had finished ordering, it was full, and was clearly understaffed despite being a Friday evening at prime dinner hours. While quick to deliver our drinks, food service was relatively slow, and we had to ask multiple times to get our water refilled - which we only successfully received once. The food was either really good or REALLY bad. The stuffed shrimp and the grilled salmon were both delicious, although the brussel sprouts accompanying the salmon were severely underseasoned and undercooked. As a starter, the caprese "tower" was flavorful, but a tower would normally mean more than two slices of tomato and two slices of cheese. Finally, the veal meatballs -- painfully dry, no flavor, and gritty enough to be used as sandpaper. It's the first time we'd sent something back to the kitchen in years.

Overall, it's a decent restaurant, but for the prices (which aren't terrible), we'd expect better consistency in food quality and much better service (which, again, was mostly due to low staffing levels - it didn't seem to be a lack of effort by our servers and other staff).

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is consistently good!

TB
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Normally I love Crudo, but had a terrible meal the last time. My $33 steak was served covered in brown gravy(which I hate) rather than the gorgonzola butter it was suppose to be served with. When I mentioned to the server she took it back and supposedly had it fixed but all they did is scrape is off and plop a glob of cheese on it, but by this time the steak was already cold. Huge disappointment!

LR
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, love going to Crudo for a homey, delicious meal. Love the entertainment during the week, particularly the Wednesday night singer! I would highly recommend it any day of the week.

BL
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was great as always, and will definitely be back.

F
Dallas
155 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Crudo has changed since our last visit. Service was slow and inattentive. The wine list was limited. They used to have a much larger selection. Each time the front door opened the room was flooded with sunlight. Later it became too dark to adequately see the table. Some one played with the lights causing them to go up, then down. On the upside: The food was great. One steak was overcooked but was replaced with one properly cooked. It was tender and tasty. The Sea Bass special was outstanding but over priced. It is too bad that this has happened to a once great place. It had been a favorite.

EM
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere for date night! Excellent wine menu, live music, service, and food. My husband and I ordered a couple of non-dairy specialty items and they were perfect. We'll definitely return!

TD
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always spot on and the waiter and waitress always check on us to see if everything is ok. They have great suggestions when we cannot make up our minds. We go there to unwind from the week and listen to the musician.

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were perfect! Ambiance and live music were also on point.

W
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We celebrated two birthdays and they did a great job with it. However the dishes are overpriced for the portion sizes.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got the order wrong and the vege was anything I could buy at the grocery store.