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Cafe Momentum - Dallas, Dallas, TX
Cafe Momentum - Dallas, Dallas, TX
Momentum - Cafe Momentum - Dallas, Dallas, TX
Cafe Momentum - Dallas, Dallas, TX
Cafe Momentum - Dallas, Dallas, TX

Cafe Momentum - Dallas

5.0
5
879 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Cafe Momentum is a non-profit restaurant that serves as a paid post-release internship for juvenile offenders. Youth are released from detention into the sheltered environment of Café Momentum’s post-release program. Café Momentum’s program teaches critical skills that allow youth to re-enter society in a safe, real-world environment of nurturing accountability. By participating in our program, at-risk young people rotate through every aspect of the restaurant from waiting tables to washing dishes, while working side-by-side with established chefs.

The paid internship gives them the opportunity to exercise and practice their new skills while continuing to develop leadership, social, and vocational skills for as long as they choose to maintain involvement with Café Momentum. Additionally, Café Momentum works with the Dallas County Juvenile Justice Department to serve youth deemed highest risk for incarceration.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Farm-to-table, American
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Thu–Sat 5:30 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (214) 303-1234
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Chad Houser
  • Catering
    We offer catering on-site for breakfast and lunch events, as well as dinner events during off nights. Off-site catering is always available.
  • Private party facilities
    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.
  • Private party contact
    our Private Dining Coordinator: (214) 303-1234
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Cross street
    Akard
  • Parking details
    Complimentary valet parking is available in the parking garage adjacent to the restaurant. Please pull into the garage.
  • Public transit
    We are located next to the DART Rail - Akard Station
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 879 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

5.0
5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.8Value

NoiseModerate

879 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The new spring menu is delicious! Service was great, live music set the perfect backdrop. This is a favorite!

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  2. CaliStardust

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My party and I had a great experience at Cafe Momentum. Every item we ordered was fresh and flavorful. The bread basket had a great variety, the cauliflower elote was a tasty twist on one of my favorite dishes, and the noodles in my mushroom stroganoff were clearly fresh made at the restaurant. The alcohol selection had something for everyone in my party, including a sour beer for me (which tends to be harder to find). The staff were all super helpful and kind. Our servers were friendly and had great recommendations. Everyone was professional and seemed like they took a lot of pride in their work. It would have been a great dining experience in general, but knowing it helps at risk teens and young adults learn skills to give them a better future was an added bonus to make the experience all the more special. If we return to Dallas, we will definitely be dining at Cafe Momentum again!

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  3. Reba

    Dallas

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    What a refreshing venue for dinner!! Service was exceptional and everyone was down to earth, hospitable and friendly. We will be going back and bringing friends with us!!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food for an even better cause. I’d recommend a stop at cafe momentum to anyone

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a spectacular dining experience! The farm-to-table, organic, and locally-sourced food is some of the best I’ve ever had. The mission of this restaurant, giving children ages 15-19 a second chance while serving patrons and attending their 1-year program, is special. I am so thankful we stumbled upon this restaurant. We will certainly be back!

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  6. ANDREWC

    Dallas

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Cafe Momentum continues to excel in its mission acting as a powerful example to others and a source of strength to the young men who make it run. Congratualtions to Chad, Janice, and all invollved.

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  7. KristenS

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was such a great spot downtown. It is easily accessible and “right around the corner” to lots of places you are probably going to. The food was AMAZING and the service was great.

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  8. SaturdayNightFlair

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service- everyone was so nice from valet to waiter to bartender to table busser. Love the ambiance just hard to hear due to noise level. Food delicious- a bit pricy for the portion (I had the pork chop) but all for a good cause. Someone else at my table had the chicken with greens and it was a massive portion (and delicious).

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  9. mari

    Dallas

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were great! Definitely will recommend and return. What an awesome program!

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  10. RonM

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Thank you Chef John for coming up with Habanero Creamed Spinach! OMG!!!

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  11. jcamacho

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The lamb meatballs were a meal unto themselves! Remind me to order 40 for my next party, please. We skipped salads because we were celebrating and moved onto entrees. Cafe Momentum did not disappoint. A buttery steak, my partner ordered but I craved. Perfectly done scallops lifted off the pan just in time- I shared 1/2 of one scallop. We’ll be back.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrating valentines and our first time there. Great food and good people. I love to support places like cafe momentum that build young people and cost for food was excellent.

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  13. KimR

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for Valentine’s Day. Best experience. Best food. The staff was great. A delight overall!

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  14. RachelleS

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious food! My waiter was a bit distracted because of the large crowd (Valentine’s Evening) and kept forgetting to bring items ordered but he was very courteous and seeking to make sure we were satisfied. If you’re an out of towner, this is a must visit spot. We’ll definitely be back!

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  15. Dallaslocalfoodfinds

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great purpose to the restaurant and the quality of the food was impressive.

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  16. JudyN

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was wonderful! Our server was in training with your lovely trainer. She was a great coach and he was charming! Discovered a great wine,too.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We love what cafe Momentum is all about! We’ve been aware of Chad Houser/Cafe Momentum for several years but this was our first visit. Our service was good, menu interesting. Everyone in our group loved the food, noting that the chicken dish was excellent but a little too salty. The spinach was wonderful and I will order it again next visit. The warm breadbasket was over the top delicious - our party of six ordered a second to share.

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  18. TaraK

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The smoked fried chicken was a bit on the salty side. The kale salad was delicious as was the creme brûlée! The real star of the show was the collard greens, divine!

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  19. OJ99

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place, greater mission. Food was excellent and worth a trip on its own. Staff was courteous and obviously trying very hard. Complimentary valet is a nice perk.

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  20. JulieR

    Dallas

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fabulous evening! To begin with, the mission makes the whole experience worthwhile...but add to it the flipping amazing food and it is a total homerun! The service was a little slow, but that's to be expected when considering these young adults are learning new skills. The food made up for it. It was a nice, relaxing evening and fun was had by all!

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  21. RWood

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, experience, and cause! The fried chicken was awesome! And the appetizer with comeback sauce was great as well.

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  22. LaraN

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’m really in love with this place and it’s mission plus I feel good when I eat here and on top of that food is really really great!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place. Great food. Great cause. Complimentary valet parking too.

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  25. mtm1969

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Love this place! Food is outstanding and they do for the community puts it over the top.

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  26. RandyD

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I love the mission of this restaurant! Chad Houser is an exceptional human being and has dedicated his hospitality career to helping our youth, the future of this country. More important than just filling your belly and social calendar, this restaurant fills a spiritual void many successful people have. Long live Cafe Momentum!!!!

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  27. MATTHEWH

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Third visit, fantastic food, save room for dessert .

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  28. MikeR

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing staff, atmosphere, food. The story and mission of Cafe Momentum is worth the visit in itself, but couple that with great food, friendly/caring people and a fun atmosphere and the experience is a 10 out of 10.

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  29. Brian

    Dallas

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A nearly perfect meal. Love the mission of Momentum cafe, will definitely be back!

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  30. JillW

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Love the CAUSE, the food and the service! The scallops were my favorite; the New York strip was good and the pork chops were yummy! Unfortunately they were out of the dessert that we ordered, but that's ok, b/c the gingerbread cheesecake was delicious! I wish more restaurants would adapt this "give back to the community & help our youth better themselves" concept!

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  31. Outofthebubble

    Dallas

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding! We had the steak and smoked chicken. Delicious! Love their mission of giving troubled adolescents job skills and foundation for a good future!

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  32. RobertG

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Mia served us wonderfully. Will recommend it to our friends

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  33. VeronicaM

    Dallas

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I organized a family dinner with a party of 9 plus a toddler. Our server Kejuan was fantastic! He took the time to tell us about the program when he introduced himself and willingly answered questions we had. The order was served perfectly, and the food was delicious. I love this program, and the food is absolutely delicious.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The cause is incredible, the food is high quality prepared with locally sourced ingredients. Can’t say enough great things about cafe momentum. The story behind what they do is heart warming and you can see the love and patience the leaders have with the kids they are helping. The interns going through this year long program I could tell they felt proud and happy someone took a chance on them.

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  35. Penneym

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great! Our waiter was new to the front of the house and did a nice job. The young woman refilling water glasses answered our questions about their program with confidence and pride. We definitely will be back! I’m so glad there is such an awesome program available for our city’s youth and the food... yum!

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  36. JoyC

    Tulsa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the food, great service, amazing mission.

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  37. LeslieP

    Dallas

    48 reviews

    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great experience. Affordable bottles of wine available to cork and take with you. Good food. Great concept with great service!

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  38. Yumisfun

    Dallas

    62 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    My steak was undercooked and tough. I love the concept, but these young people are so green, so nothing they do or say is comfortable for the guests......to many issue to list.

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  39. QuiteOK

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    This review is specific for the evening of December 5. There was a very large group of young people at one end of the large room. Their behavior was certainly above reproach, but the background noise (sound) made it almost impossible to hear those who were sitting on the other side of our table. I have no solution to recommend, except some acoustical tiles on the ceiling. (All of the surfaces are "hard".) This detracted substantially from our enjoyment of a delightful menu for our party. As expected, the food and service were terrific.

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  40. Meetingwithafriend

    Dallas

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Went with friends for a birthday celebration, and everyone enjoyed their dinner. We appreciate what 'the program' is doing for these otherwise mis-directed youth. Nice atmosphere and very nice people. I will definitely be back!!

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Cafe Momentum - Dallas is rated 5 stars by 879 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for Cafe Momentum - Dallas

1510 Pacific Street, Dallas, TX 75201

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Akard
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Thu–Sat 5:30 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Farm-to-table, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Complimentary valet parking is available in the parking garage adjacent to the restaurant. Please pull into the garage.
  • Public transit
    We are located next to the DART Rail - Akard Station
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Chad Houser
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (214) 303-1234
  • Catering
    We offer catering on-site for breakfast and lunch events, as well as dinner events during off nights. Off-site catering is always available.
  • Private party facilities
    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.
  • Private party contact
    our Private Dining Coordinator: (214) 303-1234
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