Elm and Good

4.5
45 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Elm + Good is a modern American tavern inspired by simple farmhouse fare in an elegant space that evokes Texas charm and embodies the rich history of Deep Ellum. The menu, ideated by Executive Chef and local favorite Graham Dodds, takes inspiration from nearby farms, fields and waters for a menu that emphasizes clean and bright flavors.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 45 people are saying
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whatif
Dallas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Tables were oddly large it’s difficult to have a conversation without raising your voice.
Service lacks finesse. Timing issues.

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vipDiningout
Dallas
120 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was exceptional. The Sunday brunch includes several favorites and many interesting alternatives. Staff is always upbeat and they excel at anticipating needs. Juliah is outstanding along with others in the staff.

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Caela
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was fantastic.
The server was very sweet, but lacked the ability to describe the food. Needs serious training.
The decor was great. Overall great place. Looking forward to attending again.

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MiteshP
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was wonderful, as was the ambiance. Be sure to get there earlier than expected since parking is an issue.

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vipDiningout
Dallas
121 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent way to start the afternoon. This was a wholesome breakfast at its best. Hopefully this Sunday event will be expanded for the upcoming holidays.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience5

The taste of the food was good my only complaint was how my steak arrived. My steak was very cold like it has been sitting there for a while while my fries were very hot.

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vipDiningout
Dallas
121 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience5

Disappointed today. The restaurant was unprepared for the business. My classic breakfast arrived in installments and was not piping hot when delivered. I had no utensils and the staff members were scattered around and not readily available.

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vipChiO
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for brunch and enjoyed it. Simple and good

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Heckmondwike
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Three adults were celebrating our granddaughter’s 15th birthday, her brother and two cousins. We were seated near the kitchen so we could see the action in the kitchen and Chef Graham. Our server was Lewis who did a great job trying to keep track of the young kids’ changing orders for their food!
We started with some appetizers - the East Texas hush puppies which were good and the special of the evening - an arancini which is a deep fried ball of risotto which was excellent.
For my main course, I had the blackened redfish and triple fires - sort of an upscale fish and chips!! Superb!
Two of the kids had the bavette steak and two had the chicken tenders on the kids menu.
It was a great celebration.

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vipDiningout
Dallas
121 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent breakfast with equally excellent service.

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Heckmondwike
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were three couples and intended eating outside on the patio but it was too windy. So instead we were seated just outside the kitchen where we had a good view of Chef Graham working his magic. I had the spare rib, hash browns and scrambled eggs which were excellent. My wife had "the perfect omelet" which she said was also great. Our server Nathaly was efficient, attentive but not intrusive. There was a good crowd there for Sunday brunch but the tables are well spaced and all staff and customers wear masks (except when consuming food). Chef Graham visited several tables to say hi to customers.

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JenniferW
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is top notch and affordable. Decor and ambience were very inviting. I had breakfast (pancakes and brisket hash) and apps (hush puppies and quail) SOO good. No complaints.

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Sandyj
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience3

Not worth the price paid. Expensive , very limited menu and no proper veg and chicken options. No good taste and didnt feel like it’s farm to table.. spent $229 plus tip for no good reason.
Zero satisfaction

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LindsD
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great new spot in Deep Ellum! Perfect for a date night or GNO. Will definitely be dining here again!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food and ambience. Cocktails top notch

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vipDiningout
Dallas
121 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a nice evening. The hush puppies alone are worth the trip.

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vipDiningout
Dallas
121 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Immediate recognition from the staff really means a lot especially since they are only open limited hours.

Today’s brunch was outstanding as well as a great value. Everything was just exceptional. Special emphasis is given enough to advise guests that the tables are thoroughly sanitized after each use. This gives confidence they are doing everything possible during the pandemic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely enjoyed this dining experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was great sitting outside
The service was great and some of the plates were different but they were very accommodating to my dietary restrictions.

DB
vipDeannaB
Grand Rapids
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service is beyond what I expected.
I got the ceviche and it was so fresh.
Not disappointed

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Drew
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, drinks, music, decor, service...everything was executed well. Pricey but good value. Will be back.

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vipDiningout
Dallas
121 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After looking forward to visiting Elm and Good since it’s opening, I was pleased on all levels. Due to the pandemic and health considerations I opted for a late arrival.

The staff was accommodating on every single request. The attitude was upbeat and the service was excellent. The preserves alone were worth the trip. Afterwards at the urging of staff I took a self directed tour which the front office graciously approved.

This venue has a great potential once things return to normal. In the meantime they are doing their best to deal with the environment.

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vipabnrgrfoodie
Dallas
31 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As expected it was great since being a past fan of Hibiscus food. Service was fantastic from greeting through all of service. Special tip of the hat to Julia as mixologist and server. Definite will be back for more enjoyment.
One thing to note is parking needs since it is Deep Ellum.

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vipHospitalityInTexas
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from the perfect omelette to the biscuits were perfection.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We went for our 6 year anniversary and had a great experience! Food was tasty and drinks were great. I think the cocktails are either a few dollars overpriced for their size OR our bartender was a little stingy on filling the coupes up.

The hush puppies were great. Rabbit agnolotti was amazing but VERY heavy. We split it as a mid-course and it did very well like that. I couldn’t eat a whole serving if it had been my main meal. I ate the pork schnitzel which was good, great portion size. Could have used a sauce or squeeze of lemon but good. My husband got the short ribs and they were the STAR of the dinner! Def recommend! We would love to come back here!

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vipChristian
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bartenders were amazing! Food was terrific. Great location.

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vipSamuelJ
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

In every aspyit was a waste of an evening and money

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vipCupHalfFull
Dallas
43 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Pleasant evening, good food and service. I particularly recommend (again) the hushpuppies. Unfortunately, the kitchen was out of beignets but the time we ordered desert.

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Heckmondwike
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My wife and I took our daughter and three grandkids for brunch on Sunday. There were a few people dining on the patio but it was quite windy. We chose to eat inside. The tables were large and spread wide apart and all staff were masked. Customers were masked when not seated.
We started off with a sampling of Chef Graham's signature biscuits and "Mum's
preserves" and some jalapeño cornbread then I had the short ribs, hash browns and scrambled eggs. The ribs were very tender and the meat fell off the bone. The grandkids enjoyed pancakes.
There was a good vibe for a Sunday morning in Deep Ellum with several couples dining.

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jessicaw
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic good, good cocktails and great service. Great place for a date.

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vipjessicab
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The decor and drinks were great. Overall, we didn't love our food, but feel there could be promise with some editing and seasoning!

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viplightbrownhair
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thursday night so was quiet. Great service and great food

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rmbcpa
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Perhaps it is unfair as the restaurant has only been open for 3 weeks. Inside restaurant ambience is Currently, there is no valet service which makes parking difficult. Appetizers were excellent particularly the hush puppies and tomato tartar. The beet salad was found lacking. The fish entree was good, the burger was fair, and the wagyu strip was overly chewy. The Chilean wine we initially wanted could not be located or was not available, but the domestic Darioush Caravan was and it was delicious. Finally, our server at the outset was attentive and remained such until he handed us the bill without first inquiring if we wanted any coffee, dessert or after dinner drink.
Overall, I would say inconsistent.

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vipAbbyC
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great ambiance, and very good social distancing! A great new restaurant.

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GeoffG
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

First off our server, Adrian, was excellent. His recommendation for wine was right on! It went downhill from there. Food came out very slowly even though the restaurant was not very full. We brought some friends with us and they had to return the peach cobbler because it was all crust.

We expected more from Chef Dodds since we always loved the food and service at Hibiscus and were looking forward to his new venue.

We will give it one more try and hopefully it will improve.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Social distancing was a must. Food was exquisite!

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vipCupHalfFull
Dallas
43 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

My wife and I ate on the patio at Elm and Good this part weekend. Apart from a bit of street noise and an overwhelmed waiter (who had too many tables to cover, particularly given the extra distance to the kitchen), we enjoyed our evening. The hush puppies and beignets were the highlights of the evening - both were delicious and different than other offerings in Dallas. The Lions Mane was a tasty entree although a bit on the smallish side. I would skip the Kale Caesar. Wine/drinks were good. Our waiter tried hard, very hard, but just had too many tables to cover. As a result, the evening was a bit "slow". Nevertheless, we would go back.

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viplightbrownhair
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took our 3 grandkids to eat there. They loved it. They had the Rotisserie chicken, the 14 ounce steak and the salmon. They loved the flavored ice creams.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We had high hopes for our experience at Elm & Good, but unfortunately it was just so-so. The building & decor are beautiful, however the service was bland at best. Our server did not seem enthusiastic at all to welcome us to the relatively new restaurant. And the second glass of wine I ordered neither arrived, nor was mentioned. We were seated along the front windows where several 2-tops are spaced about 3-4 feet apart (closer than I’d prefer COVID aside). The cheese board was a very nice starter & the cocktail list extensive. My snapper was mediocre & my boyfriend didn’t really comment on his steak. The beignets (& added side of ice cream) for dessert were quite good. All in all, perhaps a place to meet for drinks & a cheesboard for happy hour, but not somewhere that will be in our regular rotation for dinner.

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rkshaddix
Dallas
28 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a friend's birthday because we had heard wonderful things about the food and it did not disappoint. Three people got the highly recommended hamburgers because they were that highly recommended, and one had the snapper. We shared bread pudding for dessert. Everything was amazing! Service was great, maybe a little too attentive, but better than inattentive, but it was a week night and a little slow. Every single staff member was friendly and welcoming. Overall great experience- we will definitely be back.

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Elm and Good is rated 4.5 stars by 45 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.