Medina Oven & Bar

4.7
459 reviews
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Moroccan
Medina oven & bar is an intimate & cozy place. It is about Moroccan-Mediterranean cuisine applying traditional & innovative techniques to introduce the best Moroccan Authentic & Modern Cuisine. Medina oven & bar represents the culinary destination of the year as New York Times reported on 2009. And Medina,was also selected by Haute Living Magazine Nov 2010 the #1 Mediterranean restaurant in Dallas... The focus at Medina is about using fresh traditional Moroccan spices & ingredients. Our vision is to provide our guests the best food & best possible experience we strive for. When you come to Medina, you are at your home. This is a wonderful place for gathering with friends or family members in any occasion to share many small plates & all menu items as Medina was designed for...This, is to experience Moroccan sharing style while you having conversation among your guests confortably. Medina is an experience & a genuine concept. Sam Benoikken (Native of Marrakech City, Morocco),own
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Dallas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently very good

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MK
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The vegetarian couscous was bland and disappointing. We had to ask for juice to add to it because it was so dry and tasteless.

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JT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Outstanding food and service!!!! No complaints....A definite repeat!! :<)

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friend in town for a concert at AA Center

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef made me a special vegan entree that was not in the menu and even more delicious than I could’ve imagined. Enjoyed every bite. Hummus is excellent!

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J
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always! I tried the tenderloin skewer and the Med-rim Margarita. Both excellent!

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LS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place. Great food and great friendly service.

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M
Dallas
46 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Authentic and creative Turkish food. Lovely atmosphere. Have tried several different entrees served in tagines and all are outstanding. The sauteed calamari appetizer is another stand-out item! If the tagines weren't SO good, I'd sample several appetizers for dinner. Medina is far above the usual hummus and kabobs restaurant.

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

Great food! Manager is awesome. They will cater to all your needs. Try the Beef tangine or the Beef Kefta Pizza. Their skewers are also delicious !!!

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CM
Dallas
31 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our new favorite spot near AAC and Victory Park. Love the food!

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OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It was great!

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MC
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply the best

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f
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply one of the best meals I’ve had in a long time.

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OT
Dallas
44 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Return guest. Last time was over a year ago. Food n attention to detail showed in the food. Owner was present n working hard to make our food awesome. Even though our table was not ready, we were reserved 2 spots at the bar to guarantee us our concert time. Excellent. Will return sooner than later.

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SA
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Medina is a small cozy restaurant that was turning away walking on a Saturday evening, so get a reservation. The Morracan influence is present throughout the menu. Is great for a date night or small table of four. Have been there several times and never disappointed.

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DP
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

We found Medina to be very over priced for the dining experience. The food was pretty good, not excessively exceptional. The drinks were good, the wait staff pretty good, but he had dirty fingernails which was concerning. It was just not memorable at all.

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j
Dallas
41 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice place. There for a pre-game meal before the Stars game. The service was excellent. The food was great. Really a great selection and very tasty. We’ll be back

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OT
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing, the owner was sweet as usual! Always my favorite place!

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OT
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Close to American Airlines center, great spot for dinner before going to a show or sporting event, walkable distance. Food is delicious, wonderful spices and fresh ingredients!!

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TD
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

The food is decent, the decor is nice -- but the server has repeatedly bugged us with "offers" of wine or and liquor. We won't be back!

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

Excellent ambience, food and service. Interesting change to the norm.

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GA
Dallas
23 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We were attending a concert and Medina was close for dinner. They did a great job at recommending dinner items to order and promised we’d be out in time for our show. Food was really good and our server did a great job. This was our 4-5th visit and has always been consistently good. We enjoy the intimacy of the restaurant.

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

Awesome place with great food!

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N
Dallas
39 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite neighborhood places. Sammy, the owner, is usually there to great you. Service is always great.

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JC
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

Our server was good. He was alone and got busy halfway through our meal. The other staff was really rude. He asked us to get out of the restaurant so he could mop after our server told us to go in, he interrupted our conversations to clear the table, he cleaned windows of the doors and made my guests wait in the cold until he was done, he looked annoyed when we asked for something. The food was over priced, small portions and not exceptional as many reviews suggest.

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DM
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was as close to visiting Morocco as I have found in the United States. Everything was delicious and the service was excellent. The owner was there and came over to speak with us when I told our waiter thatI have family living in Morocco.

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D
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We dined here prior to a concert at the American Airlines arena, and couldn't have chosen a better place. The food was absolutely fresh and delicious, and the dishes were interesting and flavorful. They had some great cocktails, too. The service was attentive and quick, but not at all rushed.

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D
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always. My wife & I always have dinner before shows at HOB & games at AAC. The vibe great and the food is amazing.

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DT
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and delicious food! I had the Beef Tenderloin Tagine.

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k
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great restaurant - we had a large group and the food and service were perfect. We had some members of our party with various dietary restrictions, yet all found multiple things on the menu they really enjoyed. This was one of the best meals I've had in Dallas.

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t
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Be sure to order the beef "cigars". Awesome!

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EB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite! Great for any occasion. Always treated like family and the food is delicious.

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DJ
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I have been before and recommended this place for my good friend’s birthday dinner last Friday. Everything I told them was true. The restaurant’s decor is beautiful! They never tried Moroccan food but LOOOOOOOVED IT! But most importantly, the service! They’re always sweet and extremely friendly! This place is a gem and I will be back!

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VC
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Blown away by the service and food. It’s a smaller space, more intimate space. Which really made it feel like a more personal experience. I’m not even big on Hummus but I helped my fiancée lick the bowl clean! Would highly recommend to anyone in the downtown area. 5/5

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CS
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was great especially the lamb chops and the marrakesh chicken. We enjoyed the atmosphere. Service was not great. Waitress had too many tables. Once another waiter arrived, then the service improved.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food and ambiance was excellent...our server was a bit rude/rushed. We will go back, hoping for a different server.

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CS
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 4

We went to Medina Oven and Bar this past Saturday for what was part casual dining and part special occasion. If we were rating just the food we would have given Medina five stars. The smoked eggplant appetizer with which we began was very good and actually an "appetizer" -- it didn't overwhelm the food that followed. Our entrees were the Apricot Chicken Tangine and Seafood Couscous, both well-prepared and well-presented. For dessert, we shared a creme brulee and we had three well-made drinks from the bar. The problem was the service. Our waitress was fine. But towards the end of the evening a large party in our section of the restaurant left and restaurant staff swooped in quickly to rearrange tables. Evidently our table for two was supposed to be a table four in the restaurant's seating chart because restaurant staff pushed another small table into ours, pulled salt and pepper, etc. off our table AS IF WE WEREN'T THERE. We pushed the table back to recover our table for two. But staff would have none of it -- they again swooped in and again slammed the second table into ours. Even when we asked our waitress, if they couldn't wait until we left (and we were on dessert at the time) she only reluctantly conceded. For one of us, the entire evening was spoiled and the number of stars should be "two" for the lack of consideration; but the other of us prevailed, on the strength of the food. This said, the restaurant ownership should perhaps have a discussion with staff: there never should be a case at a good restaurant where the seating chart should take precedence over the diners who are actually there.

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CH
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our second time eating at the restaurant. We live in Fort Worth but frequently attend concerts at the House of Blues. Not only is the restaurant right around the corner from the American Airlines center and the House of Blues but the food and service is EXCEPTIONAL !!!! Would definetely recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for good food before a concert or a game in the entertainment district!

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MW
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not enough good things to say about this place. I highly recommend the Dips- the eggplant is amazing. The pita bread is served warm and delicious. My absolute favorite things are the Phyllos. Wow. You cannot go wrong with any of the 4 choices.

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RS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere is perfect for a relaxing evening dinner alone or with friends. After a stressful day , it's great to come in and be greeted by the waitstaff or the amazing owner, Sam. The food is delicious and always fresh . If I could eat there daily, I would. Everything on the menu is delicious. Mario makes sure to make a beautiful presentation to delicious food. Love this place.

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