About Media Grill & Bar

Media Grill + Bar



Inviting as it is inspired, Media Grill + Bar is a refreshing twist on the Contemporary American Bistro, offering a surprising, palate-pleasing menu. In addition to its handcrafted signature cocktails, Media Grill + Bar also places an emphasis on local beers, having on tap 12 tasty American craft draught beers. The impressive high-tech, high-energy eatery also boasts complimentary WiFi; an interactive bar; 27 HD plasma TVs, including a 103" screen; and a get-your-groove-on Displax™ interactive floor system. With lunch, dinner, and a late night menu seven days a week, as well as a DJ and dancing after 10pm, the Media Grill + Bar perfectly embodies the spirit of the Hilton Anatole's hospitality.

2201 N Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX 75207
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:

Lunch: Daily: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Dinner: Daily: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Late Night Menu: Nightly: 11:00 pm - 1:30 am

Cross Street:
Stemmons and Market Center

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(214) 761-7439

Entertainment:
DJ Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10:00 pm til 2:00 am

Parking Details:
Parking is complimentary up to 4 hours.

Executive Chef:
David Scalise

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Private room seats 50pp. Room is available depending on business volume. Minimum in $2500, limited menu.

Media Grill & Bar Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.1

service

3.6

ambience

3.7

value

2.7

Noise

Moderate

56% would recommend it to a friend

Late-night Find (3)
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Casual (2)
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Good for Birthdays (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Review downgraded due to arriving at restaurant and being told that the restaurant does not accept Open Table reservations on Fridays. I showed the hostess my confirmation email and she was not impressed. She did say that they would look for a table. My business party waited until a table was available and the meeting came off fine. And the food was fine as well. However, the initial rather curt response set a negative and embarrassing tone. Had we had time to leave the hotel, we would have done so. What topped off the event was getting an email from Open Table scolding me for being a "no show". This one was on the restaurant in my opinion for not having better informed Open Table of their restrictions. It does make me wonder if calling a restaurant directly rather using Open Table is a safer way to go in the future.

Tags: Quick Bite
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

The ambience is good. Food was Ok as not many options especially if you are vegetarian.
The biggest disappointment was that thier website was misleading. They said they had dance and DJ and forced us to make a reservation after 10 PM. I took my wife to celebrate her Birthday and there is no dance and DJ. They said they dont have it any more for quite some time.
Ordered Thai rice and it was just a rice with coconut milk and steamed vegetables.
But the service was relly good and waiter was really attentive.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Late-night Find
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Nice place to hang out and watch football. Food was not spectacular but definitely better than normal bar food.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Made a reservation on Open Table. The hostess had no record of my reservation. Had to wait until a table became available. Minor inconvenience.

Tags: Quick Bite, Comfort Food
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Got order wrong and not a lot of variety. Need bettter wine menu for a bybthe glass order.

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

okay place to go. service needs work. food was like eating at a texas roadhouse

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on July 28, 2017

Needs a new chief. When the food is great, everything else falls into place. When the food is off, it down plays the entire experience

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (Raum Düsseldorf)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Besonderer Anlass wurde ignoriert. Wünsche wurden ignoriert. Kellner sehr ruhig gewesen. Essen nichts besonderes. Nicht kinderfreundlich.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 13, 2017

We were celebrating a birthday. Everyone enjoyed their meal from burgers to steaks. Ramon was an awesome server.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Nashville)·Dined on July 10, 2017

Our family was not impressed with the quality of food at the price point we paid. We all left food on our plates, which is a cardinal sin in our family. This is a great place for a meet and greet, but i recommend you plan your sit down meal elsewhere.

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 (Austin)·Dined on June 23, 2017

This place is expensive for the quality of food that you get! It's good food but the burger is. It worth $15+

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 (Dallas)·Dined on April 24, 2017

Loved the tortilla soup and the coconut rice bowl. Service was great too.

Tags: Casual, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Bar Seating, Business Meals
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on March 20, 2017

Great service and they made our table larger when I asked as it was too crowded before. Sat on the "outside" in atrium area which was quieter. Food is good but small menu and a little expensive.
Waiter was excellent and warned us that a huge group was coming in so we should order soon--which we did.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Dallas)·Dined on March 16, 2017

Very nice... I enjoyed the lunch food, menu. The art work was stunning. Valet was attentive and very professional.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Great food and atmosphere. A bit noisy. We enjoyed the burgers and the fish tacos were delicious!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Casual, Sunday Lunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 10, 2016

The pub burger was flavorless but you were given a lot of fries...Wouldn't go back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 7, 2016

Good food. Great service. The only affordable restaurant in the large hotel. Our server was knowledgeable about the city and was able to recommend things to do and places to eat. Menu is very limited.

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 (Omaha)·Dined on October 24, 2016

The food and server were fine. Unfortunately, our reservation for 8 only came with a table set for 6 people, so two people in our group had to go eat elsewhere. Kind of defeats the purpose of having a reservation for a specific number (that I booked multiple months in advance) and was quite embarrassing as this was a business lunch meeting.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 14, 2016

We were part of a large conference. The restaurant seemed overwhelmed which is surprising for a large hotel that has large conferences frequently. It was a challenge for the wait staff and kitchen to keep up.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 7, 2016

My daughter's macaroni and cheese was brought to the table, and my hamburger arrived ten minutes later. $15 for a bowl of pasta with melted cheese on it. Small hamburger with a few fries. Nothing special here.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on May 21, 2016

Ordered a mac and cheese, not very impressed with flavor. Waiter upsold the chicken and it was cold. Ate about 1/4 and packed it away. Never went back to finish it later tossed it away

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Dallas)·Dined on May 6, 2016

Very nice decor, ambiance, and service with an upscale sports bar/lounge feel!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 19, 2016

We scheduled an event and wanted our first night's meal at the hotel. Prior to our trip, we researched all the restaurants' menus available online. Our decision to chose Media Grill would allow to accommodate our group which included hot entrees and sandwiches.
When we were seated, we were handed the menu titled Express Menu. When asked about the entrees we saw online, we were told the menu was outdated for several months. But the manager offered off-menu items and was very attentive to our requests.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Late-night Find
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 13, 2016

I booked a reservation expecting the grill to be busy. We arrived to find the bar wasn't busy at all. This is fine but I would think that with it not being busy and having a reservation, we would be seated in a nice area of the establishment. Not the case. We were seated in the outer foyer next to the walkway of the hotel. This was inconvenient as there were occupants of the hotel passing by in there swimsuits going to the pool. Service was slow despite the bar not being busy. The grilled chicken sandwich was excellent as was the salad. The fish tacos were mediocre as the fish was soggy and lacking flavor. The drinks were tasty. The Moscow Mule comes highly recommended. It's a nice paring of vodka and lime. The raspberry martinis were perfect. On any liquor that comes with ice, be sure to ask for less ice. My first whiskey on the rocks was more like rocks on a little whiskey. Very watered down. Ultimately, this is a bar with good food. I can't speak much on the ambience as the foyer seating in similar to a mall food court. I settled with the foyer seating because we could still see the televisions; however, after being there 20 minutes, the glass doors between the bar and foyer were closed separating us from the bar. The value was poor as two meals and four drinks was roughly $86+tip. I will try a different locale next time.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2015

Considering this restaurant is in a large, conference hotel, you'd think the servers would see an opportunity to earn more tips by hustling. That is not the case, drinks took at least 20 minutes during lunch, ordering food was another 20, but the food was great. Convenience is key for this place & that's why I gave it 3 stars, no need to leave the property other than service or if you have more than 2 hours for a lunch.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2015

I was part of a large convention at the hotel and had made my noon lunch reservation with my clients two months in advance. When we got there, we were ushered to a dimly lit back room. We did not get menus for 15 minutes. After we finally found a wait person to bring us menus, it took another 15 minutes for someone to (gruffly) take our orders. We didn't get our food until almost 1PM - simple salads! Looking around the dining room, all the diners were in the same situation. My clients had to rush their meal to make another appointment. You would think the restaurant would have been prepared given the 2,000+ convention attendees in the hotel, booked years in advance. Note to hotel - communicate with your convention sales staff and be prepared!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 30, 2015

This really is the only game in town as there is nothing around the hotel or in it for a modest-priced lunch. The food is lackluster and the lighting in the back room grim. You expect more from this beautiful hotel!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 22, 2015

So first off Shawn is a great waiter...I suggest requesting him if you have a few min to wait. He goes above and beyond, but the bar is so busy I don't think the staff can keep up so we did have some slow points. Food was overall good. The short ribs were a hit.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 15, 2015

It was very hard to talk. Food was ok . Had to wait 15 minutes for service then moved to bar in order to get drinks

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 11, 2015

too loud and very poor service.....would not go back,.....food was ok...nothing special.....

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 10, 2015

Very loud and service was extremely slow and inattentive ... Price's were absurd for a casual eatery ...would NOT recommend

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 17, 2015

Entree choices are limited. But what is there is fabulous and the service is excellent.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 17, 2015

I wouldn't go out of my way to eat here but great for easy dining if staying in or attending conf at Hilton Anatole. We waited a long time for food but friendly staff. They were very busy. I recommend the Turkey and Avacado sandwich and also the fried pickles were delish!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Dallas)·Dined on May 29, 2015

Great food - we had the dip sampler, beef cigars and a couple of the phyllos. The service was wonderful - Alex, our server was very helpful with suggestions, and very friendly, The owner, Sam, stopped by to talk to us, and on finding out that we were celebrating our anniversay, surprised us at the end of the meal with a dessert and drinks. Overall, a wonderful experience, made even more special, by the servers and Sam.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on March 14, 2015

I made reservation on line for my 50 gathering.came in everything was set and ready to go no questions asked.had the most AWESOME TIME.AND WILL GO BACK

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 20, 2014

Pricey but delicious which is surprising for a hotel lunch place.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 7, 2014

Friendly staff and great food make this the go-to spot when staying at the Hilton Anatole. The salmon kale salad and the fried pickles are to die for.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 6, 2014

If you are the Hilton Anatole in Dallas Texas, you could do a lot worse then stop in at Media Grill. we had a delicious swordfish steak and excellent fresh saldes. Watch out for the desserts and split them they are VERY big.

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 21, 2014

Great, personalized service. Food was very good, and loved the patio looking out in to the good energy of the lobby and the view of th ecool kinetic art that hangs in the atrium.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Dallas)·Dined on March 21, 2014

I ate dinner at Media on 3/19/14 and 3/21/14, both times with a group of 10 people. I made reservations for both groups based on the menu that was available online. The first night I was very disappointed, as we were given a limited menu that consisted mostly of sandwiches...not at all what my group was looking for! On the 21st I was relived to see that we were presented with the full dinner menu and our experience was much more enjoyable. I guess the point is, you may want to call ahead and find out which menu is being offered. I wish I had!

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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