Ellerbe Fine Foods

4.8
1636 reviews
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Ellerbe Fine Foods is a restaurant and market focused on fresh, seasonal, and local ingredients. Ellerbe’s relaxed yet stylish atmosphere provides the perfect backdrop for an evening lingering over fine food and wine, a business lunch, a nice meal before a show, dining with friends, special occasions, or a nightcap of dessert and coffee. In-season and local foods not only taste better but are better for you. Chef Molly McCook uses this principle in her cuisine, making for a constantly evolving seasonal menu of locally grown, sustainable products, bringing ingredients from our partner farmers to your plate. Our wines and many of these products are also available for sale in our on-site market, so you can continue the Ellerbe experience at home and beyond.
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Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere is always pleasant. The service was impeccable (David). Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu, including great wine suggestions. He was attentive but not intrusive. The food was great and unique. Overall a wonderful time.

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Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great value for good food and great service. Ambiance is utilitarian, so don't count on this for a quiet dinner. We ordered apps, dinner, shared a dessert and had a nice bottle of Bordeaux for just under $190 before tip. The bottle of wine at $88 was a real value.

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BB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Scott was incredible and made the evening. Food was amazing

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KF
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a good business lunch. Food and service were enjoyable.

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RW
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was delicious. The service was good. We arrived at 11:30am , meeting a client there. We were seated in corner, very quiet, perfect for a business lunch - until about 12:15pm, then a couple and several people were seated right next to us. There were other open tables they could have been seated. The noise level grew louder and become very distracting. The wait staff could see we were conducting a business meeting with paperwork and docs, they should have recognized this and seated the others elsewhere - tables were available. The tables on the couch area where we sat are very close together.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner

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WC
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server Dave was exceptional. Well versed in wines and wine parings

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PM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

1st time. Not a good experience.

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NB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful experience with out of town family. Attentive and friendly service. Amazing food. Great wine suggestions. I would go back in a heartbeat.

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HS
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been lucky enough to have had some awesome dining experiences and this is one of my favorites! Pork chops are not usually my meat of choice, but I saw it in a new light at Ellerbe. Honestly one of the best meals I have ever had. We also had a bottle of Sinegal Cabernet Sauvignon and it’s going on my wine list!!! Staff is very knowledgeable, atmosphere is perfect for a night out with friends or date night, food is fantastic and reasonably priced, and wine list is very diverse with some awesome features. Lastly, saving room for dessert is a MUST. The bread pudding is OUT OF THIS WORLD Y’ALL.

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SF
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

It's a lovely setting and very welcoming; great place to visit with friends. On Saturday night place was packed and it was noisier than I remember--which is an issue when hoping to have easy conversation with friends. Turnip soup idea was fun, flavor rather ho-hum. Veal shank was great. Coffee is really mediocre (and weak); not sure why Ellerbe can't easily upgrade that. Very chatty server was kind enough to brew another press but is was equally weak.
Ellerbe is special in spite of these shortcomings.

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KC
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Scott is an amazing waiter. He described the food choices perfectly!

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OT
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant in the DFW area.

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R
Dallas
28 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was fantastic!

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SB
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ellerbe’s never disappoints. I took two people new to Ellerbe’s for dinner Saturday night and it was, as always, outstanding. You never feel cramped or rushed there, and the noise level is such that you can really relax and enjoy conversation at your table, but it isn’t deathly quiet so you’re afraid to talk! They really hit the sweet spot there. The food is always incredible and Scott, our server, had a great sense of humor, took excellent care of us, and made spot on wine pairing suggestions for us. Ellerbe’s is by far my favorite spot, and definitely my special occasion go to. Go, and enjoy.

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J
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've never had a bad meal at Ellerbe. The service is impeccable, and the menu -- old standbys and seasonal favorites -- is always interesting. Excellent wines by the glass.

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RA
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, great service, excellent wine list, and one of the seemingly few places left in town where you don't have to scream to have a conversation with your tablemates!

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner for wife.

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Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Although the food for all entrees was good, locally sourced and well prepared we all tried each other's dishes. I had the veal dish which i found completely under seasoned . Especially when an eloquent description was written on the menu for each item, I found them all under salted and under seasoned. One guest had the large pork chop , which they enjoyed. The mixed seafood dish was supposed to be a soup but there was very little broth. the sea bass was tasty, but again, lacked any seasoning.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Years Eve - excellent dinner and overall experience. Terrific evening!

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L
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very much enjoyed the New Years Eve dinner and wine pairing!

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TP
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined at Ellerbe for New Year's Eve for their New Orleans style Prix Fixe menu. Being Louisiana natives and frequent visitors to New Orleans, we were excited to try Chef Molly's take on New Orleans favorites like Shrimp Arnaud and turkey and andouille gumbo and were not disappointed. Loved the wine pairings provided by our server (who is also a sommelier) which enhanced the experience. Left happy and full.
Ellerbe is one of our favorite Fort Worth restaurants.

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RS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Everything was excellent. The only thing to be improved was the fact that the restaurant was not full, which made for a “less happening” vibe than at times past. The food and service were outstanding.

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MM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location, sophisticated decor, good wine list, delicious food, and amazing service! The staff, especially our server Francisco, went above and beyond to accommodate our group. Everything we had was wonderful, but the Heart of Palms with addition of crabmeat, the Porkchop, and the Salmon were table favorites. And the dessert!!!! Big mistake if you don't order the Bread Pudding, and if your group wants 2 desserts, add the White Chocolate Pistachio Creme Pot. SO GOOD. Can't wait to return!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter was personable, professional, friendly

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OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service outstanding, food well prepared and presente

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S
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food in a cute area of Ft Worth near medical center.

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Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic!

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CG
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely fantastic! If they only had a fireplace!!
Waitress was perfect, accommodating, great suggestions, timing and just adorable!

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AD
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place! The food is great and the staff are friendly. I have never had a bad meal!

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Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My finance’ & I took his dad to Ellerbe for a Christmas time special dinner. We had a great dinner & service. The atmosphere was festive & comfortable & classy all at the same time.

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FS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful romantic birthday celebration.

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HF
Dallas
40 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Ellerbe is consistently worthwhile and enjoyable. The menu is timely and innovative. The service is always above standard and the wine list educational if nothing else. A true gem for Fort Worth's restaurant scene.

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V
New Orleans
31 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Interesting well thought out menu...seasonal offerings...well prepared...like a nyc downtown restaurant...as sophisticated as you get.

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S
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We hit the jackpot at Ellerbe's recently, a restaurant we patronize several times a year, with our selections - warm butternut squash salad and eggplant ragu. Both dishes were delicious and inventive. I quizzed our waiter about the ragu so that I could attempt to replicate it at home. Several years ago we indicated a preference for a particular waiter, and now he always serves us, which is a nice continuity. The food is generally quite good with culinary sophistication married with down-home country cooking. Wine list is excellent and well-priced, with some unusual bottles. It can be noisy if it's full, but that's pretty much the story everywhere these days.

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DL
Dallas
23 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good farm to table restaurant. Somewhat limited menu at lunch, but the food was fresh and very good and they had one off menu item. Attentive service.

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BM
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Quiet restaurant with an older crowd, and dishes that were almost there, but not quite. My husband and I are in our early 30's and live in Italy. I wanted a date night spot where we could get a quality taste of Texas/American cuisine. Ellerbe was pretty, but it isn't very vibrant in terms of the scene; the rest of the diners were older and we felt like we needed to be quiet. We ordered several courses, and agreed that there was at least one or two things with each dish that wasn't great. For example, the gorgonzola mashed potatoes were very milky/watery and the cheese was hard to taste. The kale under the bacon-wrapped trout (which was better without any bacon, btw) had long spiky stems that were really hard and unpleasant to each. The gumbo appetizer only had a light portion of shredded turkey, rice & some herbs - was really missing the heartiness and texture you expect from a gumbo. The wines are also very pricey. I have some experience in wine, and was disappointed to see wines for sale in the shop marked up by 50 or even 100 if people want to enjoy them in-house. So I don't know. It was pretty, the food was decent, and the atmosphere is nice for a quiet, low-key evening. If that's what you want, you'll be happy here.

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JB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary celebration. Fantastic farm to table ingredients accentuated by great service. Brandi, our server, was attentive to our needs but did not rush us or over “serve” us. Gave us plenty of alone time. Food was amazing and the wine list is not too big to overwhelm but offered some good options that weren’t overpriced. It’s pricey but less than an overly hyped steakhouse downtown that is crazy busy on the weekends. Ambiance is great for an old gas station which I think is pretty cool. We’ll be back with appetites a blazin!

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New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

The food was good, I wasn’t overly impressed. My mint ice cream was green vanilla ice cream with no trace of mint. When I brought it to my server’s attention, in fairness, it was eaten, he didn’t offer to comp it. I hope he did tell the chef to taste it. The wine we wanted was no longer available but still on their list without notifying us first that it was out of stock. After carefully considering a wine for our table that took me 10 minutes to choose, it would have been nice to have known that.

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