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About Permanently Closed - Madrina

This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - Madrina, a new elevated dining restaurant concept from the Misery Loves Co. Restaurant Group (Sal Jafar, Michael Martensen, and Jeremy Hargrove) has won D Magazines Restaurant of the Year 2015 for Dallas, TX.

Chef David Fingerman's menu features Mexican dishes crafted via French techniques, such as hay-smoked foie gras made with jaggery, plantains, pepita and coconut; steak tartare with pickled papayas, dried jicama, capers, shallots and egg yolk; and okra-bell pepper ratatouille with masa crepe.

Michael Martensen (Proof + Pantry) is putting together a cocktail list of Mexican and French inspired drinks, and the wine menu will heavily feature French varietals.

Misery Loves Co. has partnered with design firm, Breckinridge Taylor, on the restaurant’s aesthetic. The space, like the food, will draw inspiration from Mexico and France — more specifically Paris and Mexico City.

4216 Oak Lawn Ave
Dallas, TX 75214
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Mexican, French American, Contemporary Mexican

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Sunday 11:00am- 3:00pm
Dinner: Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Monday- Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday- Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm


Cross Street:
Wycliffe Ave

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(469) 513-2505

Website:
http://www.madrinadallas.com/

Parking Details:
There are self parking spaces located in front and in back of the Highland Park Shops. And Valet is located in front.

Executive Chef:
David Fingerman

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Madrina - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (231)
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Hot Spot (115)
Notable Wine List (79)
Good for Groups (78)
Romantic (76)
Vibrant Bar Scene (59)
Great for Brunch (25)
Good for a Date (25)
Creative Cuisine (23)
Great for Lunch (22)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Late-night Find (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Business Meals (11)
Authentic (10)
Fun (10)
Local Ingredients (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Worth the Drive (6)
People Watching (5)
Cozy (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Casual (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Healthy (3)
Scenic View (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Outstanding Value (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Spicy (2)
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Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Food was great - service was not.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 31, 2016

We met up with some friends for New Year's Eve. Great prompt service, food cooked perfectly, nice sized servings, menu had new things not seen at all the other Dallas restaurants. All 4 of us agreed that Madrina is a "keeper". Will definitely be back.

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food5
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 29, 2016

The food was excellent, but I do think it is a little pricey. Two chardonnays were offered and one was $23/glass. Service was good but not up to the standards of the price paid.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 18, 2016

It was just OK. Not memorable or impressive in any way.

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food3
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 17, 2016

Second time dining experience at Madrina and it continues to impress! Really enjoyed the fried settas, brussel sprouts!

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 15, 2016

Love it more each time I eat there! A neighborhood gem!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 13, 2016

This was my second visit to Madrina and it didn't disappoint. I was so happy to find that it was just as tasty the second time. The appetizers (guacamole and queso) were fresh and yummy. Entrees were unique and appealing. And I could go on and on about the service. Madrina might just become my new go-to spot!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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service5
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 3, 2016

Hands down best restaurant in Dallas. The service is incredible! Food and drinks crafted with the highest level of attention!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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food5
ambience5
service5
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 3, 2016

Don't get me wrong, we love Madrina but there were some misses on our recent dinner. The filet came with frites that were soggy. The tortilla that accompanied the wild setas were cold and tasteless. The "tag team" servers can be confusing and sometimes overlap. Love the cocktails.

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food3
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service4

vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 2, 2016

Second time I've been Madrina & absolutely love the cuisine. Had great service both times. My only complaint is my friend & I split an entree & they served me the entree & gave her a salad plate to put hers on. The waitress did split for us, but my friends portion looked horrible on the small plate! Very unappealing!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
ambience4
service5
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 29, 2016

Excellent food, by far the best meal I have had in a very long time.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Outstanding Value, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 25, 2016

The food was great and waitress, Aubree, really helped make our 9 year anniversary special and fun!! Service was amazing!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 22, 2016

Great meal - Service from Aubrey and team was outstanding. All the dishes delicious - dessert (churros and the chocolate cake) were the most amazing! Will come back!

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food5
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on November 15, 2016

WE have eaten here several times. The menu appears to change quarterly so there is very good variety. Food quality was outstanding as was the service. There is a very good wine list.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic
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food5
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service5
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on November 12, 2016

Superb service from Joshua. Great signature cocktail, the MLC.
Salads were fresh and inventive. Entrees included the tacos, the enchilada and the Barbacoa. The first two were fresh light tastes. Didn't get to taste the barbacoa but was told it was succulent. The horchata dessert was imaginative. Price point seemed a bit steep.

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food3
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 30, 2016

The music is way too loud. The service is good and the food is too.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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food4
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service5
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 29, 2016

The open seating is very inviting. The music is at a perfect volume so that the ambiance is upbeat without impeding the ability to have a conversation. We especially loved the imaginative handcrafted cocktails! The salmon for entrée was light and flaky and had hints of fennel. Very different but welcome flavor pairings! Definitely will be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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food5
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service5
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 24, 2016

Our server was incredible and the food was delicious! Perfect for date night if you have an adventurous palate.

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service5
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 (Naples)·Dined on October 23, 2016

There were 6 people in our party. We all agreed the food was terrible.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2016

Very fresh and unique for Dallas. Stingy on the number of chips to accompany $10 guacamole. But overall, a nice new restaurant for the area. Will definitely return.

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food4
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 21, 2016

We celebrated our 10th anniversary Madrina. Our dinner was fabulous! I would the mussels and the pork chop. We consulted with the sommelier about a bottle of wine and she comped us two glasses of champagne since we were celebrating. The only drawback was the noise level. We were thinking of taking my parents there when they come to visit but we are afraid they won't be able to hear above the din. We will go back in the future, though!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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food5
ambience3
service5
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 21, 2016

Aubrey was incredible with recommendations and gave outstanding service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 16, 2016

I enjoyed it!

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 16, 2016

First time to dine at Madrina and cannot wait to go back. Excellent food and overall experience.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 15, 2016

We were at the restaurant to celebrate a birthday - I always like to try new venues. First time here and loved it - the food was outstanding; service a touch slow but we were there for the long haul anyway. Had the goat tacos - very flavorful. My son-in-law had the pork which ranks up there as one of the best. We will be going back very soon. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2016

Awesome place! Went on a first date, sat at the bar and transitioned to a table. Went really well. Was well taken care of by friendly staff!

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 8, 2016

One of my favorite places to eat in Dallas. Consistently good menu. Inventive, fresh, delicious, all accurately describe their food. Service is good/ food is prompt and on time, but wait staff seems to lack a little bit of polish that you might find at other high end restaurants.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 8, 2016

Everything we ordered was delicious - the wild setas appetizer, the rabbit and skate entrees, and the gateau noir dessert. Service was knowledgeable and just the right amount of attentive.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 7, 2016

Madrina is amazing...very high quality food and service. Highly recommend.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 1, 2016

Positives: Amazing food. New York modern atmosphere. No distracting tv's. Did I say the food was amazing?

Negatives: Service was polite, but terrible. Server took our order and we didn't see him at our table for 35 minutes. Water was empty within 5 and he was close by constantly. Never even acknowledged our need. A (manager?) did take my water and never returned it. Bar drinks are good but 90% ice.

Summary: Worth the lousy service and noise for the food, but had the service been better we would have ordered dessert, more drinks, and tipped very well.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 1, 2016

They told us they were too busy to allow us to stagger our courses. Then took an hour to bring us food. We were late for our next engagement as we watched others come and go before us. Annoying!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 26, 2016

The food was amazing! Our server was on point. He recommended some of the most amazing things. I would highly recommend.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 25, 2016

I've been to Madrina four times. I LOVED it the first 2 times. The snapper for two was phenomenal the service was great. The last two times I was a little disappointed with the service and the food was just ok :(

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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on September 24, 2016

We had to wait for almost an hour for our table. The table we were apparently waiting to leave was playing words with friends. We felt this could've been handled better. They did give us some free appetizers to help make up for the wait. Then our food came out of order. The doors was delicious but front of the house and management needs some help.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 24, 2016

Having dietary restrictions (gluten-free, vegetarian), dining at Madrina was great. They had great options available and have excellent food, their theme being French-inspired Mexican cuisine. Great ingredients, carefully prepared, artistically presented and with great service.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 19, 2016

Steak was fabulous. Beautiful space.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2016

Loved the food, service and experience. Marcus was our waiter and very focused on our satisfaction with anything we ordered, be it drinks, meal or desert. Unique flair with entrees and anything he suggested we did not like, he replaced. Definitely will be returning.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2016

Great spot in TX. Everything was great. Off the beaten path away from everyone. Food was top notch. The open kitchen made you mesmerized.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 13, 2016

The recipes were very interesting but the execution was middling. The space is noisy and casual but the prices are high.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 13, 2016

Great restaurant that highlights a fusion of sophisticated Mexican and French cuisine. Awesome flavors and creativity. Great wine list with fair pricing!

Tags: Business Meals
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