City Hall Bistro at the Adolphus Hotel

4.5
156 reviews
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$31 to $50
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European
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
European, Spanish, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 10:45am, Saturday - Sunday: 6:30am - 9:45am
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 2:45pm
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:45pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(214) 651-3686
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Jeramie Robinson
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Akard St
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Parking details
Complimentary Valet for diners
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Sun 5:00PM - 8:00PM
Mon - Thu 1:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM 5:00PM - 6:30PM
Fri 1:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM 5:00PM - 6:30PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM
Sat 5:00PM - 6:30PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM

What 156 People Are Saying
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Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined 4 hours ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

Slow service, super salty food, fish was not fresh. Cocktails were good and creative.

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JB
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined 12 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was outstanding. Our waiter was competent and polite but distracted. Music was loud and eclectic (but fun) for lunch. Will definitely go back for quality and value of the food alone, but the space is great too. A great find for downtowners looking for new sit down lunch spots.

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ST
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An enjoyable experience all around. Delicious food, excellent service, and nice atmosphere.

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D
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Waiter was excellent! Food had great flavor profiles.

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C
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

Food was average and small portions. Overpriced for what we ordered.

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WE
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and even more fabulous wine list. A really easy place to sit and talk, Nice and knowledgeable staff

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N
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The decor is amazing. Food is good (small portions). Service was great

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A
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This place is a hidden treasure! The food was absolutely outstanding. Smart wine list. Great service.

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TS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I visited for brunch Oct. 06, 2018 and we loved the moment we interacted with the staff from the hostess to the waitstaff. Loved the food, the service and the ambiance. Definitely going back.

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L
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to dinner to this restaurant. Although a little disappointed with not-so-long list of options, we decided to try an appetizer, which was fantastic. After that, the main course was outstanding. The portions are not large, which was not a problem for us, however they are very tasty, and the presentation was very good. I would definitely recommend this place as the value of the meal was very good as well, since the price was decent.

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m
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Great service. Ambiance is a bit like you're eating in a subway waiting area or very fancy shower. Food is worth it. Drinks are great too.

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G
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was very good; i particularly enjoyed the octopus and the brussel sprouts. Cocktails were excellent.

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TC
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

A great find and the previous reviews are dead-on. One of the better sleeper locations which surely won't last long....excellent food - a little something for everyone, all wonderfully prepared and presented. And flavorful? Why, yes m'am.

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EK
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Went for brunch. Order most of the menu to share with group. Everything was great except the French Toast. They should give the French Toast the boot

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RZ
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Key items on the menu were removed and replaced with others killing the original concept which made this place remarkable. Before, it was worth a drive. Now, I might consider it if I'm in the vicinity. It's also worth noting that service was not as good, but slow.

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ND
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Food was good. Service was slow. We waited for drinks for 30 minutes - and were never offered another.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time celebrating our 26 years anniversary. Everything was excellent from the food to the waiters and the place was beautiful too!

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BB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Nothing bad just overall average.

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S
Orlando
14 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had one of the best brunches ever. It is a large carte, but everything is delicious and so fresh!

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E
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place I highly recommend it, costumer service outstanding, quite place it is good for any occasion, for me one of the best places in Dallas

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BM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Anna was a real professional. She took charge of the dining room and helped the waitstaff in servicing their guests. We had a lovely anniversary dinner.

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SW
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

I was able to enjoy brunch with friends. We enjoyed to he mimosas. I enjoyed the hazelnut and banana waffles. My friends enjoyed the omelette and egg benedicts and enjoyed them also. I would definitely go back for another brunch with the ladies.

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FD
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch meeting! Place was great!

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed everything. Nice lunch atmosphere.

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P
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great selection for Restaurant Week. Loved the chickpea-flour pita, as well as the seafood-based take on shaksuka. Would definitely dine here again. Would love to try the brunch.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant week dinner was fantastic!!

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CC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

I very much enjoy the You Pick Two lunch options, although I will say the courses are a little small. I loved the Texas Melon salad so much...and just wished there was more!

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DW
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here is fantastic! My wife and I got two appetizers and three entrees (they're sharable) and were completely stuffed. You could probably do just fine with two appetizers and two entrees. The cauliflower appetizer and scallop entree were phenomenal and are notable stand-outs, but everything we ordered was fantastic.
Drinks from the bar are delicious as well. Service and hospitality were also stellar. All of this is at a non-prohibitive price point. For the ambiance, quality of ingredients, and taste, it's an incredible value. Highly recommend!

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A
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good food with a laid back ambiance. Food and service were both excellent!

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JW
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Arrive 30 minutes early to have a cocktail in the French Bar. It is outstanding and is a great beginning to a wonderful meal.

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m
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and the service matched. The maitre d offered us a chacoutarie that was a surprise...and delicious.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’m a local and enjoy coming here, despite the downtown hustle / bustle.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Staycation night downtown - amazing find in our hotel! Unique and delicious - required eating in CBD

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J
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food. I can’t wait to go back!
The $15 lunch special is awesome because you get to sample s few things. Best lunch I have had in the past few months.

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D
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Terrific food and great service. I would definitely recommend this place.

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GM
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Lovely space and of course the newly remodeled hotel is gorgeous, but food was not hot. It was okay, not delicious. Kinda room temperature.

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OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was fabulous

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GF
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The service was excellent. We were there for a birthday, and the birthday person’s brunch was free which was a nice surprise.
The food was so-so. The ambiance is a bit sterile - white tile walls; doesn’t really seem to fit with the overall Adolphus Hotel decor.

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KB
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Place was quiet and the food was good. Services was excellent.

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OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Restaurant was nearly empty yet service was slow. Food had very robust flavors - borderline too much. Darling decor but food and service were lacking a bit

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