Elm and Good

4.2
169 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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Pretty place located in a good area. Food was decent. The service was terrible. Waitress was rude and not attentive.

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vipAllieD
Oklahoma City
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

one of the best burgers I’ve ever had! Loved the live music and overall aesthetic of the place.

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viplightbrownhair
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic meal. Branzini was outstanding.

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KarenS
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Unfortunately our waitress tried to make our dining experience as pleasant as she could …although it was apparent that her waitressing experience was new for her. I commend her for getting my first cosmopolitan made exactly like I asked. The oysters we ordered were tasty but presentation lacking…served lonely in an oyster platter (that was not chilled nor contained any ice) along with 2 lonely lemon quarters. We had to ask for saltines (which were stale and salt free and not served wrapped but on a plate) We had to ask for condiments. (No horseradish to be found) Carbonara texture was that of elmer’s glue…the steak Diane was tough and the branzini was overwhelmed by a mystery sauce. On a good note, the mussels were uniquely and tastily prepared. We ordered a Spaish liquor desert drink which the bartender created spot on the 2nd time around. On the other hand the second time around for my cosmopolitan was terrible. I asked them to remake it twice. I felt badly for the waitress because the bartender argued with her about the drink. The staff tried hard …..but very disappointed in the food.

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JadeG
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, friendly staff and very nice decor. Only criticism is that it took too long to get our drinks and food. It wasn’t busy and we weren’t demanding. Shouldn’t take half an hour.

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vipebgroovin
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lions mane mushroom cake and French toast are “MUST order”s! Such a lovely atmosphere - bright and airy.

But that French toast… I snuck a bite from my friend and will never be the same.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was good. Disappointed the menu changed and their carafe price was double what was stated online. Service was x sprig also though.

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PeterP
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Experience was amazing. Chef Graham Dodds has a touch with sourcing and preparing vegetables that is second to none. The meat proteins were excellent as the pot roasted short rib was a table favorite.

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vipGregg
Dallas
301 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

The hotel looks great. The restaurant looks great. The food was good and the service was horrible. If elm and good wants to be considered a top restaurant the bartender should know about the food and the chef and history of the building and the food server should know about the ingredients of the food. We will give the restaurant another try in a few months

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LovesToDineOut
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

I'm a tough critic... I worked in the service industry for years. Few things I had an issue with. We sat without water for too long. By the time we were acknowledged, we placed our entire order, including drinks. Food came out prior to the drinks hitting our table. The egg on the avocado toast was snotty, not properly poached. Our server was super nice, probably the highlight of the meal. Unfortunately, with very few people in the restaurant, I found it somewhat silly that the bar had such a difficult time keeping up. Not to mention, we sat directly in front of the bartender waiting for water/attention which she could have easily done but she was too busy talking to the artist who was singing there that day.

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HappyCouple
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tina and I have been to Good and Elm twice for Sunday Brunch and once for Dinner. The quality of food and service has been exceptional each visit. We will definitely go again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food amd drinks

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vipDana
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a great evening with friends! Our server Rainy was great! Food amazing .. and the key lime pie yum.

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BuddyM
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food4service1ambience3

Servers had no clue- from beginning cocktails to doggie bags. Ambiance and food very good.

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AudreyP
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for brunch!! Will definitely go again!

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JanaB
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great music, delicious food, beautiful decor and super service!

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JayCee
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pretty low key on a Friday night, food was excellent, its definitely pricey but service is spot on, custom cocktails were lovely

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Daniel
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

The interior decor and general ambiance was very pleasant. We got the hushpuppies to start with which were delicious, however this would prove to be the highlight of the meal as the entrees were rather bland and did not leave an impression. Servers were polite, although one spilled water on our table, said they'd be right back to clean it and never returned. Disappointing experience at what I was expecting to be one of the best restaurants in Dallas.

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HappyCouple
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience and decor are calming as you walk into the restaurant. Our server was attentive and more than efficient. There were three of us and we all enjoyed our meal.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience5

Our waitress was so bad. She didn’t know what she was doing! After 20 min we still had not gotten our drinks and we called the manager over and he took over from there. She still turned in the drink order wrong and it was literally only tequila and soda - nothing complicated! The manager was great and tried to make things better. The ceviche was good but everything else was just mehh. This is the second time we have been to this restaurant and had terrible, slow service. The first time the food was good though. Too bad because it’s a pretty restaurant.

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PETE
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice location. Quiet by today's standards. Food was excellent

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vipfoodgloriousfood
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great look and anything that comes out of Chef Dodds’ kitchen is fantastic

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vipWorldlyWanderer17
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best brunches we have had in Dallas!! We had a party of 12 and they took great care of us and we even had a private room. They even had live music! Everyone's breakfast was perfect and not one person had a complaint. The eggs were cooked to perfection and that is a hard thing to accomplish! The decor is fabulous and highly recommend this place!

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vipCupHalfFull
Dallas
51 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good dinner - particularly the delicious hush puppies. Water melon salad was refreshing. Lamb shoulder a bit dry but tasty. We’ll be back.

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vipMitch
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Disappointing experience. Service was very poor, food was overpriced and taste was mediocre at best. This restaurant is not worth your time, money, or palate. Big fat skip!

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sobewisdom
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Location is near some construction, so not great. Interior design is great, with good vibe, ambience, and lighting. We were expecting mediocre service based on prior reviews, but service was excellent. Very attentive, food and drinks came out timely.

Food was excellent. Drinks were not that strong.

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Marylou
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious! Highly recommend. The hushpuppies with okra in them were a standout. We also enjoyed the watermelon salad, the redfish (his) and the chicken (hers) very much. Shared a side of the beets—delish. Tried the clafoutis which was a daily special for dessert— excellent. We want to go back and try more dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place. Good food. Great service!

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JoanM
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great singer for brunch.

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vipJoelC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! Great add to Deep Ellum.

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KATieszen
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The riblets appetizer was just enough to take the edge off our hunger, but not spoil the meal. The familiar flavors were perfect for the mushroom paella, and even won over the non-vegetarian. The lamb shoulder special slipped right onto the fork without the use of a knife. The red fish was very fresh and properly prepared for the (picky) eater. Dessert was a unanimous choice of the Buttermilk pie. The sweet whipped cream had a hint of vanilla, and the blueberry compote was perfect.

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ChristineU
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved everything! They even had live music at brunch. The food was wonderful. Loved the bread basket.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and modern ambiance!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great finish out, ambiance, and food. Service was great (despite several bad reviews) although we were there fairly early. I’d definitely go back.

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vipBbbb
Dallas
46 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wish there were more healthy choices on menu

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ReneM
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

the food was good but the service was poor. My food was cold and coffee was cold too. And they took forever with the food

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GeorgeW
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The absolute best! Markos was fantastic and very knowledgeable. We got the Burger and the Brisket - the brisket needed no knife! The cherry pie was divine.

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MadieN
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Loved it! Perfect place to celebrate an anniversary!

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ltsa
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place with great food in a beautiful old building

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vipMictus
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Graham Dodds has done it again. From the moment you enter the restaurant you can just feel the vibe! Elm & Good is a wonderful dining experience for the foodie and the casual diner alike. The menu is small but varied and has something for everyone. Elm & Good is a winner!

FAQs

Elm and Good offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (469) 498-2525.

Elm and Good is rated 4.2 stars by 169 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.