Dragonfly at Hotel ZaZa

4.4
1347 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
We are continuing to monitor the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and are currently open with modified hours and a limited menu.

One of the finest restaurants in Uptown Dallas, the Dragonfly at Hotel ZaZa is a top choice experience for dining and nightlife. Executed by an expert and passionate culinary team, the Dragonfly offers a diverse menu of American classics that make for some of the best dinner in Dallas. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, feast with delectable menu items. Dragonfly encompasses the ultimate escape within the city filled with inspiring favors, colors and an art-infused ambiance that expands out to the terrace and around the pool for dining and cocktails under the stars.
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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very delicious

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joee
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

great healthy food and an amazing whiskey selection!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drink!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Horrible service. Food was good though.

RG
vipRonG
London
7 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Not sure, is dining room closed. Just seated in bar area amongst drinkers. Not a dining experience.

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vipOpenTableEnthusiast
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Loved the pool view and the service was wonderful. The brunch is the way to go - ample portions foe the price. I had the redfish and it was very good but priced accordingly. Best for a brunch!

GM
vipGiannaM
Palm Springs
11 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food - my servers suggestion for how to request my salmon (medium well) was perfection!

WD
WeekendDiner
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Understaffed, long wait times. Simplified menu. Simplified entrees. This was our first time back since the pandemic began. Looks like they have not recovered.

RZ
vipRonZ
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Mothers Day brunch. Excellent food and service. Very nice ambience close to pool!

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Adam
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, Ahmed our server was amazing. we will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. The service was great. I ambiance was gorgeous. I enjoyed every minute of my visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice ambience. Great service and the food was tasty.

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Carrie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

I wanted to like this place so much.
As a Dallas resident, I've been to this bar and pool, but always wanted to eat dinner here as it is consistently ranked as one of the best restaurants in Dallas.
I will say the food was good, except for the doneness of my burger. My friends got the poke bowl, which they both claim is the best they've ever had, with generous amounts of fresh tuna. I got the cheeseburger, bunless, and side salad. The dressing was fantastic, salad was fine, burger was very well seasoned and tender, but very overcooked. And strangely plated- not sitting on top of lettuce, but not wrapped in lettuce either.

I gave it a low score mostly for the lack of atmosphere and our weird server. (And the overcooked burger).
The place was totally empty when we got there at 6pm on a Tuesday, which isnt a major complaint, but it didnt help hide the dated decor.
Our server's personality was dry as cardboard, and we had multiple interactions with him that were just bizarre and not warm or friendly. Giving him our order felt strange, and he seemed unwelcoming to any questions.
At one point, a bird flew into the restaurant from the pool area through a door they left open, and we pointed that out to him, (since its against health code to have a bird flying around your restaurant). His reply was "yes, that happens.", and he walked away.

With all of the new restaurants opening in uptown/downtown Dallas, Im not in any hurry to return to Dragonfly. Maybe the atmosphere is better on a weekend.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect.

DH
vipDavidH
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience5

It’s a cool spot with a good atmosphere and ambience. Food was also above par for trendy brunch spots. Service was a joke though. Took 5 minutes at the front table for anyone to even greet us. Another 10-15 minutes for them to take drink orders when we sat down. It wasn’t all that busy, and everything else was top class, so it was definitely confusing.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time. Great vibe.

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vipDiningOutOften
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Never got to the full experience - had a reservation for 9:15 and was told the wait would be 45 - 1 hour. The attitude was cocky and offered to see if manager would approve of a free drink while standing in bar, which never materialized. We left for Georgies on Travis street which was fantastic.

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vipmidagefoodie
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

'PERFECT' would summarize our experience at Dragonfly. Our waiter was fantastic -- we ordered drinks to start and they were perfectly balanced in flavor, generous in size. The appetizer with the lamb lollipop, salmon and deviled egg was OUT OF THIS WORLD in flavor. We also had a flatbread -- all were delicious, beautifully plated and service was attentive but not hovering. We were there on a Sunday night - so very chill vibe. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Bad experience - went for brunch and they were
Out of expresso . Mimosa warm and mini portion.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very great, live, progressive restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Our waiter was amazing!

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vipDallasfoodie
Dallas
96 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came in for Easter brunch. The meal was absolutely outstanding. Had the crabcake Benedict. Everything was to perfection. Servers were also wonderful with great personalities!

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debral
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Wonderful meal. The only reason top stars were not given in all categories was because since we are in between seasons, the view of the pool had equipment and cushions stacked up. I would imagine once the pool is open, everything will be organized. Juan was an awesome server, good food and will be back!

JS
JoanneS
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun place! Great food and atmosphere.... nice place to hang.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delayed Valentine celebration due to CV-19.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

I'm sure it's no fault of the establishment due to every thing that was expired the past year. But this was the worst experience I've had here at dragonfly. No fault to the place but it's definitely lost it's spunk it use to have.

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LaurenV
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing cocktails and food! Definitely will be back!

KW
vipKindllW
Dallas
24 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience2

The service was very bad
The food was ok , I had better
For the price the good has to be better
Don't think I will be back

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vipFloW
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dragonfly at Hotel ZaZa is one of my favorite lunch spots. It is usually quite, service is attentive and the food always awesome.

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HollieS
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

We had a party of 8 for my birthday dinner, and the restaurant was nice enough to accommodate our large group, even though the hotel was booked at capacity, and we couldn’t get a room. I was really looking forward to dinner, and had been planning a trip to The Dragonfly for over a year, so I was really excited to finally make it happen! Unfortunately, service at our table was terrible. I asked for a drink three times before asking another staff member. The table side experience was definitely sub par. After dinner, my husband and I relocated to the bar for a drink while we still had grandma on the clock as a babysitter, and we were pleasantly surprised with the bartender for the night. The hostess was also terrific. I might go back for drinks, or a casual dinner, but wouldn’t choose it for a special occasion again.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fried chicken breast was delicious! We also had the calamari and Caesar salad. I would highly recommend it all.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice experience. Was sat even though we were late to our reservation by 30 min. Oopsies! Great service. Great food. Strong drinks. Will return :-)

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Victor
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best food I’ve ever had. Great service and comfortable night out ambience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day dinner was amazing!!!

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Ninjadaddy
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

To sum up the experience it was completely forgettable. There weren’t many customers should have been the first clue, for a Valentine’s day weekend. The meal; I had the Red Fish, was ok, but nothing special. My date had the mussels, with the same opinion. 3 cocktails, and the bill approached $200. I enjoyed my $20 lunch at a local Italian restaurant earlier that day a lot more. I wouldn’t call it a bad experience, but I wouldn’t return or recommend it to anyone.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

I have been coming to hotel Zaza for many years now and food has never been so mediocre as yesterday.
Way overpriced for the horrible soggy calamari (more jalapeños than squid).
I order my steak medium rare and my steak was alive. As a chef I would re-fire the order since I did not even try it but instead I got the same steak but now way over cooked sliced steak. So sad, it used to be a great restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal and experience. We have eaten here a few times and it’s always top notch. Drinks were good, loved the calamari! We had the fish and steak and they were cooked to our liking. Waiter was awesome! DJ is there from 8 pm onward on weekends but it’s not loud at all. You barely notice it in a good way! We were afraid we would be yelling over the music all evening and not so. We will return next time in Dallas!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent cocktails and small plates

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Coolchange
Mississippi
7 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Atmosphere was energetic, service was prompt and the food was excellent. I had the salmon and it was cooked perfectly, my wife had the chicken and she loved it as well.

JR
vipJasmineR
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although we were disappointed (but we totally understand) there was a limited menu due to COVID, our server, Tiff, was the BEST and made up for it. She was extremely personable and so much fun to have! We were celebrating our friend's birthday and she made sure we had a great time. We appreciated being in the wine room (I'm sure the other guests did too, we were having a great time in there). The host (I forgot his name, it was the gentleman with the sling on his arm) was also very helpful and even put the cake up for us upon arrival. We enjoyed our time there and will be back to see Tiff!

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Dragonfly at Hotel ZaZa is rated 4.4 stars by 1347 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.