BRIO Tuscan Grille - Allen - Watter's Creek

4.3
617 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
BRIO (meaning "lively" or "full of life") is a "polished casual" restaurant serving authentic, northern Italian cuisine. The subtitle, "Tuscan Grille" is descriptive for a menu that features oven-roasted steaks, chops, and seafood; similar to what one would find in an authentic ristorante in Tuscany. BRIO's philosophy of "to eat well, is to live well" is why they only use the finest and freshest ingredients. BRIO brings the pleasure of a Tuscan country villa to the American city. To learn more, go to www.BrioItalian.com.

Specials

Wine Thursdays

Enjoy $5 glasses of wine and appetizer specials in the bar area!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 29, 2019

Ends: January 30, 2118

Availability: Thu 11:00AM-10:00PM

Martini Wednesdays

Enjoy $5 martinis and appetizer specials in the bar area!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 29, 2019

Ends: January 30, 2118

Availability: Wed 11:00AM-10:00PM

What 617 People Are Saying
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OT
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Nice people but absolutely not worth the money. The restaurant is understaffed, and the waiters seem under-trained, disappearing for long stretches at a time. We had to ask for silverware and napkins. My wine came over half hour after ordering. The food took over an hour to come out. Having a reservation didn’t seem to help the wait. Would not recommend.

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R
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our family had a great time at Brio on Mother's day weekend. The food was delicious and our waiter kicked butt taking care of our party of 11. The parking was awful, but what do you expect on Mother's day weekend. We will dine with you again!

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KS
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We love BRIO. Challenge in this instance is that on a special occasion day like Mother’s Day the overall quality takes a dip in favor of efficiency. Don’t really blame BRIO on this. Just a reality of the situation.

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G
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fourth Mothers Day we celebrated at BRIO and just as wonderful each time!!! Food is awesome... had the shrimp and polenta and I highly recommend!!! Thank you for a great time!

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g
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Was seated promptly and glad I had made reservations. Being Mothers Day, the noise level was probably more than normal but still difficult to carry on a conversation (especially with a 89 year old Mom). Overall, great day, no complaints and had a wonderful mothers day. Thanks Brio.

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RS
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed Mother's Day Brunch here. Food was great! Service was great.

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c
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We were seated next to the kitchen and a lot of traffic and noise... The service was okay slow on bread refill and delivering check An issue that is unprovable-The fraud division of of my Credit Card company called Monday AM asking if I tried several times to log in which I did not Someone did and to date the tip has not shown on the pending bill..The food on the brunch menu is ideal and price ok

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GM
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After an awful experience in Dec 2018, we were contacted by MGMT and sent a $50 gift certificate to come back. We opted to use it on Mother's Day for brunch. I am very happy to say everything was excellent! We were seated promptly upon arrival at 10:45am , our drink orders were taken, and drinks were continuously refilled. I recommend the Shrimp & Pollenta, which came with a perfectly poached egg. The Sicilian Omelette was excellent, and our daughter loved the "special" menu item, the Fritatta. The one thing we were surprised about was that the Tomato Caprese appetizer no longer comes with the balsamic glaze. We had to ask for the balsamic and do it ourselves. Our waitress said it was odd that they changed how they prepare it, and many customers ask for the balsamic after it arrives with only olive oil drizzled. Other than that, we had a fantastic Mother's Day brunch!

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BB
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was fantastic! But they didn’t seat us until 27 minutes after our reservation time. The hostesses were clearly out of sorts and kept telling us our table was being “prepped” for over 15 minutes. Very disappointing, as we have been fans of BRIO since it came to Allen.

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BG
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Brio has reliably good food and they have one of the best patios in DFW. We eat there fairly frequently and have gone there for special occasions many times. Sadly, Saturday night was uncharacteristically bad. Service was slow. We had at least 5-6 people "pitching in" to take care of us including the managers. One manager provided a gluten-free menu which we appreciated, but when the dish my wife ordered came, it didn't look much like what was described on the menu. Another manager said that we had been given an old menu and the item was different now. The item was a corkscrew pasta with pesto sauce (and not much of that). It was the most basic, boring presentation I've ever seen. No chicken or other ingredients as mentioned on the menu. To their credit, they didn't charge us for it, but it wasn't the experience we expected or had become accustomed to at Brio. I'm sure we'll be back to try again and hope this was just an aberration.

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DT
Hawaii
18 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful Tuscan style food and good variety. Best is Shrimp Eggplant starter which could be a meal in
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Chicken Marsala very tasty. Portions are large and to go box required.

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D
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal at Brio. The only drawback was that our waitress rarely came to the table and was forgetful. Perhaps thus was due to inexperience. This would not keep me from returning to Brio. I'd definitely go back!

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t
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Was at new Delta hotel and went to a business dinner at BRIO. Was ok but nothing special.

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JK
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the crab cake! And our entrees were delicious. We didn't leave any evidence! Our server was fun and engaging. We will be back!

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b
Philadelphia
53 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jeremy was Outstanding. We sat on the patio it was a beautiful night. Thank you for the great service and the fantastic food.

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TE
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I enjoy going to Brios very much. The service is very good and the food is always very good. We especially enjoy sitting on the patio in the evening .

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SM
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brio never disappoints! The menu has something for everyone & the food tastes AMAZING! I've never had a bad server & the location is GREAT!

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MJ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always love Brio's and especially their patio! Our server was very accommodating and friendly...we were there for Easter Sunday Brunch. The brunch options were outstanding and delicious. We'll go back for sure!

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It was okay. Not the top dollar experience you’d expect when comparing it to other “fine dining” establishments. Just okay.

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l
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. Service was great. We had a great visit.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening with friends!

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R
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We went with our kids and were able to sit outside on the patio. It's very nice on the patio, with a nice view of the pond. Our service was delayed at first. It didn't seem like the staff knew who had our table. Once that was sorted we had a great experience. The food was very good as it always is. We haven't had a bad dish there yet.

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AJ
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Food is good. Service was awkward. The waiter we had, Jake will be just fine but it seemed like they sent him out on his own way too soon and gave him tables in different hemispheres. He didn’t know how to serve or bus our long booth surrounded by other booths w/3 on one side, 2 on the other...and I wouldn’t have known how either. It’s a difficult table to serve. But handing hot plates to children won’t be the way to do it. Wasn’t his fault. There were plenty of staff and servers around that should have been shadowing him on a busy Friday night. Food came out super slowly. I felt like new waiter was getting a freshman hazing

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SM
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent! Food was devine. We sat on the patio and it was just lovely. Can't wait to go back.

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MD
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was hot and delicious. Outstanding flavors. The server was efficient and friendly; smiled and made great eye contact throughout our interactions with her.

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JC
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time and everyone loved their meal!

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DH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great, but the highlight of the evening was the outstanding service by our waiter, James M.

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DC
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Shoved in back room. Waited in at least 15-20 increments for our waiter to stop by. Not attentive, and the brick chicken was pretty much a brick.

We were pretty severely disappointed by our visit, and will likely go elsewhere for our Italian cuisine.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Seems that the new ownership turned things for worse for the restaurant

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SC
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I made a reservation for my boss and out of town VP's and they absolutely loved the food!

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JK
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The server didn’t remember my order so I got shrimp instead of chicken. No big deal as I love shrimp. He was new and was very willing to take it back and make it right. The food is great.

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CS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s great! Nice place and good food! My fav pasta ala vodka. Wedge salad.. awesome

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AB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The food was over priced for what it was

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GA
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service, noise not so good. Parking can be a problem sometime.

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AO
Dallas
148 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great although I miss the flat bread they used to have. Our server was very good and even though we had a large group, the food came out promptly. Overall we were satisfied.

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CS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was great but took a really long time (49 minutes for a cold salad and an omelet) and the restaurant was not that busy. Delicious when it arrived but we hadn’t planned on being there 90 minutes for a lunch!

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GF
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

I always went for the steak bruschetta and they discontinued it I went in for my birthday and I go there every year but I also had a $10 off two entree coupon and they only applied one $10 discount using my birthday coupon when I went on a date. The service was kind of lousy and the food was overpriced $25 a plate in very small portions. My waiter didn't even fill up my water until the end of my visit after my plate had been taken. My say I'm very disappointed because I always loved Brio before

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F
Dallas
153 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waitress, Danielle, was outstanding. My wife ordered a rum & diet coke when she explained they only carried Pepsi products. However the bar found found some diet coke stashed at the bar for cocktail mix. it is a shame that this restaurant can't serve both products. The Menu was well diversified with many choices. Our food was excellent and portion sizes were large but not overly so. We will return soon.

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GA
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Waitress Wednesday very nice.

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BB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We were celebrating a special occasion. It was a Saturday night and it was VERY Noisy. Sometimes we had a hard time communicating with the server because he couldn't hear us or we couldn't hear him. The food was very tasty. We asked for Limoncello - but they said they were out. One of the managers did comp us a lemon drop martini. That was a nice touch. Sometimes it isn't the problem that causes an issue - it is the way it was handled. In this case he handled it very well. We will go back - only on a less busy night.

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