City Hall Bistro at the Adolphus Hotel

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327 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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European

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Our light, bright all day dining restaurant gets its name from the hotel’s legacy as the original site intended for Dallas’ City Hall. The buzzing local bistro features a menu of Southern European-inspired cuisine with updates to classic breakfast fare, house-made breads and pastries, grain and vegetable salads, wood-roasted vegetables, fresh fish, and aromatic braised meats. The chef-prepared dishes are complemented by a robust wine list featuring a variety of quartino options and a menu of craft cocktails.
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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Darren provided great service.
The waffles stuffed with bacon he recommended were delicious!
We love City Hall Bistro and will be back again soon.

BR
BenjaminR
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful dinner at the City Hall Bistro. Service was very nice, and the food was very good. Recommend trying the Kanafeh for dessert (baked ricotta with brown butter pear ice cream), it was very delicious. This Hotel is a must visit even if your not staying the night. The history and atmosphere are amazing.

DK
vipDKWDallas
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was absolutely fabulous and reasonably priced as well. The menu is not large, but the selection was varied enough that is was not difficult to find something to please. Service was great. The style is Modern Diner with white subway tiles - cozy and fun.

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EmilyT
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was incredible. Restaurant is visually appealing. Entrees were pricey which is to be expected for its location.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection!!!

KH
KrystalH
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Belgian Waffles were delicious and the chicken sausage was yummy. We had brunch there on a Sunday and the value was good and atmosphere was great! Service was fantastic.

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Suzyq
London
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Friends from out of town. Very good food and service!

M
Moonsovermyhammy
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent. Brussels sprouts and Bravas skillet both great. I had salmon orzo dish which was delicious (and I'm not even that big a salmon p1 - my ticket peeps feel me). Great job all around.

SH
vipStaceyH
Denver
29 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! From start to finish, the meal was full of flavor and detail.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always have a delightful experience!

KW
KyleW
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent breakfast at a very reasonable price considering the hotel. Will return!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to try City Bistro on a friend’s recommendation. We were impressed by the attentiveness of the waitstaff and of the amazing food served. We went in not really hungry, but ended up devouring everything we ordered: caramelized Brussels sprouts were unique with a spicy flavor, braised short rib was tender and scrumptious and a black truffle inspired salted sweet potato. And these were just the apps. Then came Bolognese, Pork belly and a Lamb Shank for the main course. It was all amazing. We declined desert but inquired about a colorful looking pastry under a heat lamp. Turns out it was the restaurants take on a Mardi Gras king cake and we were offered a piece to try from the gracious GM Mr. Eric Porter who made recommendations for our dinner. And a plus is having after dinner drinks in the Adolphus lounge. I highly recommend the entire experience at the Adolphus Hotel.

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Smitty
Austin
25 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clean food great space wonderful service Please open one in Austin

AW
AveryW
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food.

PE
PETERY
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Awesome service. Very good value. Will definitely go back.

AF
vipAshleyF
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat at City Hall Bistro several times a month! The food is excellent, Chef Jeramie is the absolute best. His creations never disappoint, and all the staff are so nice. We also love the mimosas at brunch!

KC
KathrynC
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great hidden gem! Wonderful ambiance, quiet cozy and beautiful space. Great food and service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good both service and food

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter, amazing food, beautiful hotel. I would absolutely come again.

JJ
JoJo
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Yes, I would. The bar area preceding the dining is loud, but we were seated in the perfect corner booth, and we were delighted. We could have conversation, and our server was excellent. Very knowledgeable and attentive. The food was wonderful, and we intend to return.

JS
JillianS
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

City hall has such great vibes! The food is always on point with great detail and uniqueness. Will definitely be back soon!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch!

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vipdiner
Dallas
38 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was deliciously prepared and I have a slew of items in allergic too. Chef is very talented. My waiter Christian was outstanding making the evening overall phenomenal.

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vipdiner
Dallas
37 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I wrote a review on the 8th which was room service. Food was great again. Here’s the review from my experience on first visit in restaurant on January 7th when Christian was working.

The food was deliciously prepared and I have a slew of items i am allergic too. Chef is very talented. My waiter Christian was outstanding making the evening overall phenomenal. He made sure my meal and experience was on point.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am a regular at City Hall because Gabby and her team always make me and my friends feel special and because the food is phenomenal. If you haven’t been- get there quick!

YL
YoungL
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I took guests to this place, and this place didn’t disappoint us. Food was good and the service was excellent. The hotel valet parking was very useful and was free.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
31 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came in with a group of 7 for an after church lunch. Everyone enjoyed themselves immensely. Gabriela and server made the experience over the top. Food is light and fresh; always great.

RL
vipRobertL
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christian gave us great service

Y
vipYumisfun
Dallas
55 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and amazing service.......for a party of 6 for New Year’s Eve dinner. 😁

JR
vipJohnR
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Cornish chicken was amazing. Good service and lovely decor. Comfy booths.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
31 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Assistant Mgr Gabriela made it special!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the food, ambiance, and staff.

P
Pinonica
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve never had a bad meal here. The food has always been interesting, with a well-planned menu. Everyone who works there was super attentive and responsive to our needs.

K
vipKeyrat
Jackson Hole
11 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was great! Nice staff.

NR
NedahR
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding at this small, charming bistro. My guest had oven-roasted salmon with orzo and a spectacular chimichurri sauce. I had pan seared swordfish served on a bed of tomatoes cooked in Moroccan spices. We had sides of broccolini and roasted Brussels,sprouts—both delicious. The restaurant is small, but tables are well-spaced, so conversation is possible. I will definitely go back to this lovely place.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary here and we had such a great experience! The service was super, the food amazing and the ambience a pleasant surprise. It’s linked to the bar at the adolphus, which makes it perfect to go for dinner after a drink there. Definitely recommend this place!

CB
ChristineB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food was terribly over priced, no sides offered with dishes. I ordered the pan-seared dish of sword fish and that is all that I got. I would assume with a bill at 100 you would get atleast a side with your meal. Super disappointing, will not be back. Atmosphere wasn’t even special, no decor or ornateness to the atmosphere.

JS
vipJasonS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very solid food with a creative menu. Thoroughly enjoyed our meal and will definitely be going back.

VH
VirginiaH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

City Hall set the scene for a super fun night out for our group! The service seemed to be a bit slower than I’m accustomed to, but our server was extremely accommodating and offered great recommendations.

DF
vipDFWDiner
Dallas
57 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Have dined at the French Room in The Adolphus a few times in the past, which is always a special experience. Really enjoyed the more relaxed, casual setting of City Hall Bistro. The decor is a bit bright and antiseptic but nice. Had the little gem salad, beef hummus and steamed fish with roasted maitakes, shaved fennel, mushroom-bacon broth. All of the food was fantastic as was the service provided by Caleb and the others who assisted. The valet service was the biggest disappointment of the night. Something has changed from the days where the valet at The Adolphus would take your car and not even give you a ticket but somehow always seemed to remember who's car went with whom. Tonight had us waiting an excessively long time while a confused staff tried to track down where my car was, which gave me more than enough time to exchange the bills I had prepared for the tip with much smaller ones from my wallet. Once the car was finally located and brought around to the side garage where the valet stand was instead of in front of the hotel, they parked it far away from us (and the valet stand) which then had us walking even further to get into our car. I'd much rather have a self-park option instead of what we went through; next time I'll look for a nearby meter.

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City Hall Bistro at the Adolphus Hotel is rated 4.7 stars by 327 OpenTable diners.

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