I am so very lost. We went to Neighborhood Services because we were told it was great and getting a reservation was nearly impossible. We ended up with one the evening after Valentine's at 8:30.
The quick answer is it wasn't great; it was fair at best. We were seated promptly and the hostess had confirmed reservations the day prior. We were greeted quickly and even got drink suggestions and a perfect summation of the specials, but after that it was just, okay.
First, I do not remember a single table check on food quality for any course. The food was okay, but if you do have a problem, this becomes an issue. Maybe it was the lateness of night and servers wanting to be out, but it felt a little off.
Second, from the menu, spicy tuna tartare is just tuna. I could not find spice at all, unless they just meant by name. Naming a dog Rex doesn't make him a king. Similarly, naming something spicy that is just bland doesn't do it either. Sorry.
Finally, and this may be a space issue, but the noise level was over the top. I literally had trouble hearing the server and across the table.
The person who recommended Neighborhood Services specifically wanted to go there. His comments were:
* servers knew the specials and prices (true),
* service was excellent (I thought it was okay, not excellent),
* food was exceptional (it could have been, but it really was exceptionally average).
Good luck to you. I am not fighting for reservations for average. If I am in the neighborhood it is possible I will try again, but can't recommend to you until there is a big improvement.
We had a wonderful time, everything was remarkable. Thanks!
Had so much food, but a little pricey. Be prepared to spend some money, but not leave wishing you hadn't. Pork chop was great and the potato gratin was the highlight.
Always delivers. Even after many years and all the new competition, NHS remains the clear leader for great food and good service and creative cocktails in a nice atmosphere. Value is best feature. Nice upscale experience for a fair price.
Place is awesome. Steaks are the way to go... One of our go-to spots when we can break away from the kids.
Seated half hour after reservation time, but service helped make up for that, mostly.
The food was delicious! We came in from Los Angeles, and a friend recommended this restaurant to us. We had the asparagus, iceberg wedge, and steak special. All were amazing. Waitress was very nice and helpful.
Always amazing service and delicious food!!!
Taylor our server was excellent!
Amazing service all around (Amanda was fantastic) and the food is consistently delicious and well executed- great cocktails as well.
Incredible. Best restaurant in Dallas
Great food and service
I try to make it Neighborhood Services at least twice when I am in Dallas for a week.
Writing this good review comes with hesitation, they are now so popular I was only able to get in one night.
For the June market I have on my calendar to make reservations in May.
First time to the Lovers Ln location and we all enjoyed a great dinner! Great menu, something for everyone.