Elm and Good

4.1
142 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
What 142 people are saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.2
food
3.8
service
4.4
ambience
3.9
value
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76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place. Good food. Great service!

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JoanM
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great singer for brunch.

JC
vipJoelC
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! Great add to Deep Ellum.

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KATieszen
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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
44 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!

MD
vipMichelleD
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We loved our Father’s Day brunch at Elm & Good. The live musician made the day extra special. They could accommodate my brother’s request for gluten free bread. Our server was helpful and had great timing. Great experience!

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DawnW
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fathers day

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pati
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience5

I've been to this restaurant several times and have loved it. Yesterday's brunch experience was terrible. Food and service were bad.

KJ
KateJ
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

limited brunch menu. The combination of food options in some plates were unusual...but not good unusual, just enough to make us wonder why they did that. Don't think we will be back, but the place has lots of potential.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience5

The service was terrible. Not one thing came out fully cooked or correct. We had a child with us who began to cry because it had been over an hour since ordering our meals and nothing was brought out. When we spoke with the waitress to request and update on the time frame we were met with attitude and asked “what do you want me to do about it”. The manager jumped in and was amazing however it was unfortunate that such an aesthetically pleasing environment had such terrible service I will not be returning.

I would also like to add that every single table complained. It wasn’t just us who had bad service or even just our server.

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vipxtinafood
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Everything we ate was phenomenal — especially the riblets and the pork schnitzel, delicious! However, the service left a lot to be desired, despite the fact that the restaurant was basically empty and there was lots of staff around. We waited ~30 minutes for drinks from the bar and no one seemed too bothered by this huge delay (but the drinks were also delicious when we finally got them). Kitchen service was speedy, though.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Food was meh/disappointing. Burrata was good but ask for more bread, they give you a limited amount at first.

The Central Track Old Fashioned leaves a slightly odd pop-rocks like burn in your throat after drinking. Which based on the ingredients doesn't make sense.

Service was slow yet pushy at the same time. It felt like they were trying to turn the table quickly but they weren't busy at all.

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CayceS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was great, the food was good and the service was friendly.

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Estela
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good place in Deep Ellum! The menu is small, but it sure pleases the pallate.

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vipAutumnM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was amazing for our large party. Drinks and food were delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was amazing (it always is) the service started off great, but drinks took a long time and entrees took 45 minutes. As with most restaurants - it appears they don’t have enough staff, but this place is worth going to. The food is always great and different.

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viplightbrownhair
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with long tome friends visiting from out of town.

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chuckr
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Horrible service. Plenty of help not many customers but still poor service.

Would not go back and recommend against.

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ColbieB
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

The menu is interesting - especially rib appetizer and overall we enjoyed the food. Service needs improvement as does parking options.

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debbyL
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience5

Our table was ready when we arrived. Our server, Joshua, was excellent, very helpful and knowledgeable. The Redfish Ceviche was delicious and the Hushpuppy appetizer was also very tasty. Our Entrees...were not piping hot when brought to the table....but that was probably due to the wedding reception being held and serviced out of the same kitchen....however, the Pork Schnitzel was dry and served with very little sauce but the accompanying asparagus was delicious. The "special" was a Beef Veal marinated in chicken stock which was served with mashed potatoes, fava beans most bites were not edible.
The wine we ordered was chilled perfectly.

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vipAlonzoP
Dallas
24 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Disappointing overall...that’s it..!!!

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DamienM
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Whatever you do get the Pickles and Cheese as well as the Pork Riblets. Both were fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome Food. Some of the best food I have eaten all year

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HeatherS
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The food was good but the service terrible. It took an hour to get one drink. Seemed they were understaffed. Our waiter was very nice but had too many tables to take care of off

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alsfrog
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Atmosphere was good, service was slow. They seemed understaffed so it took forever to get drinks, not just the first round. The food was pretty good. The baby romaine was very good and the fried squash blossoms were a nice seasonal dish. They had a good drink menu - I enjoyed the Paloma.

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MSJ239516
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Service was great, 1 item was missed, but other than that very attentive.

Food was super simple but very well executed.

Overall, want to go back to try more.

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vipMeredithS
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Really cool vibe however, our service was sub par. An hour plus in we had all finished our cocktails and were waiting on our server for another round. It took forever. I kept having to shoo bus boys away from taking my plate. Food was very average. Kind of disappointed.

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vipConnieC
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

our food was just ok. It was nothing that would call me back for another visit.
the service was bad. extremely slow. reservations were at 7:15, we were seated on time and did not leave until 10:15. we had to ask to place an app order, had to ask to place a dinner order, had to ask for the check. waited over 30 minutes for our first drinks. parking is less than desirable and did not feel safe.

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viplightbrownhair
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience.

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vipLina
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

After having dinner here I'm not surprised that the restaurant is empty during prime dining hours.

The wait staff is very new and they have no clue what they are doing.

It took us 45 minutes to get drinks and over an hour to get our main course after finishing our appetizers.

If you ask the waitress any questions on the menu you will a response 'I don't know'...

The waitress had also charged my card with the wrong bill. The manager was not apologetic at all.

I do not recommend coming here, what a terrible experience!

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vipRobert
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding and the service was stellar.
Mushroom paella was excellent as was the burger.

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AmandaC
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elm and Good was beyond our expectations. We came here for a graduation dinner. The staff were great the cocktails were very delicious, and the atmosphere was perfect-upscale without being stuffy. Our server, Moses, was amazing. He gave us some great suggestions, very helpful, nice, and just all around great! The food itself was very delicious, we ordered 4 different appetizers, all the desserts, and everyone enjoyed their main meal. Not a bad word to say about this place. Many places that are more upscale can also have staff that are pretentious and cold, we found the exact opposite to be true here. The staff were all lovely from the hostess, to the bartenders, and of course our server. Will definitely be coming back!

FAQs

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

Elm and Good is rated 4.1 stars by 142 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.