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Encina, Dallas, TX

Encina

4.8
4.8
450 Reviews
$31 to $50
Farm-to-table
Encina is a warm and inviting neighborhood restaurant offering New American cuisine, cocktails, wine, and beer with influences from Texas, California, and the South in the beloved Bishop Arts District of Oak Cliff in Dallas, Texas.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 33 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, American, Gastro Pub

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (469) 620-3644

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Matt Balke

  • Neighborhood

    Oak Cliff / Bishop Arts

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 450 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Dallas

    Great for Brunch

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  1. DL

    DinaL

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Encina is always one of our favorites for dinner and for brunch. This weekend they made a special brunch even more special. The food was out of this world (that french toast with fresh peaches) and the favorites of biscuits and gravy were a hit for our special family meal. Highly recommended. Would go for any meal anytime.
  2. SM

    SheriM

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Still dreaming of the burratta and Texas peach salad. The blue corn hotcakes were (as everyone who is in the know is aware) are FABULOUS! Matt and Corey, and your staff; you continue to knock it out of the park. Thanks for another wonderful meal.
  3. c

    connieb

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server James was amazing, the food was wonderful! We will be back,
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love EVERYTHING about Encina! Our favorite place in Bishop Arts District!
  5. MA

    MonteA

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about this place is excellent. It is clean, the food is excellent, the price is good, service was outstanding and every intention was paid to all the details.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic! Good service great food. Went for brunch but for sure will be back for dinner.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Had brunch with my mother and it was a wonderful experience. It is a bit loud on the patio for our little 2 person party but all was well.
  8. KI

    KamiI

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service
  9. EJ

    EricJ

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is amazing! Consistently my favorite restaurant in Dallas. My go to for great meals and great service
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Get together for a cousin small brunch it was loud but has a great time with food and drinks.
  11. LK

    LaKendra

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I found Encina from an Instagram page and knew I had to add it to our anniversary weekend plans. Encina was perfect! We made reservations to ensure I spot. We were promptly greeted and seated. Our serve was kind and patient as this was our first visit. We enjoyed everything and could not finish the meal. We were surprised by the large portion sizes. We ordered the pork belly grits, migas with chorizo, and the pancakes. The pancakes were our favorites and has set the standard for all other pancakes! I look forward to coming back to try their dinner menu!
  12. MW

    MarniW

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Encina food is AMAZING. We had the cheese platter, the comeback creek tomato salad (to.die.for!!!), my husband had the off-the-menu beef tenderloin and I had the duck confit. Everything was so so good. We were celebrating our anniversary and they brought us complimentary champagne! I also had the flower patch cocktail which was so yummy. The server was kind and efficient, didn’t rush us at all. The restaurant has a modern vibe - very much dress it up or down. It was quiet quiet when we arrived at 6:30, but the volume picked up quite a bit as it got busier.
  13. LT

    LauT

    Nashville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    The food was bland and they got my order wrong. Our waiter was also extremely slow and inattentive.
  14. KO

    KynyaO

    Dallas

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great,quaint restaurant with amazing food! This was our first visit and everything was great! From being greeted at the door to the ambiance and service. I had the blue corn pancakes and words cannot describe how delicious they were! My husband had the brunch burger and it blew him away! Although this was our first visit, it will not be the last.
  15. NB

    NicoleB

    Dallas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    everyone was nice and drinks were great. I would go back.
  16. KG

    KevinG

    Dallas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food, great service and ambience. Always a good place to enjoy dinner with friends. Highly recommended.
  17. L

    Lvfoodie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, delicious and well executed. Service was outstanding and server was very knowledgeable about the menu and had great recommendations
  18. BL

    BeanLady

    Houston

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    We really appreciated Encina’s willingness to take a large group. Food, service and ambiance were very good. Staff was very friendly
  19. D

    Diggy

    Dallas

    83 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Love this place and it’s energy! Creative menu but also a fun scene!
  20. GG

    GregG

    Dallas

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent brunch food. Great recommendations from the server. All good. A little loud.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food. The service was fast. Drinks were good as well.
  22. JW

    JocelynW

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    My birthday brunch was handled professionally, from the initial reservation to adding more people at the last minute to our waiter, Jeremy. Service was a little slow, but Jeremy was attentive for the most part. Thank you, Encina, for good food and vibes.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely love the food it was amazing. If you go early and I can go with your family. And then it turns into a really good prep same. Delicious food!
  24. EV

    EV719DFW

    Dallas

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is phenomenal ! Attentive and friendly service
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything is always perfect! Corey magically creates an atmosphere. Not only is it amazing food and service. But there's just something about the bishop arts area that this is a part of that just adds to Dallas's happiness Thank you Corey for everything!
  26. C

    Cierra

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    I personally enjoyed my spice pork belly dish for Sunday brunch. Wish the menu was a little bit bigger and had side options for bread or a single pancakes to go with the savory dish other wise despise it being little cramped with the table next to us I enjoyed the experience and will be back to try other dishes
  27. s

    scottc

    Dallas

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Brunch menu is good but noise level during Sunday brunch can be disconcerting.
  28. TD

    TaylorD

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Encina consistently delights. The food is unique and fantastic quality, and is actually worth what you pay for it (unlike some other high-priced options in the area). The ambiance never disappoints. Can't wait until our next visit!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Loved the duck confit and croquettes. Would recommend it to a friend!!!
  30. MG

    MattG

    Dallas

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious brunch with migas, French toast and margarita flat bread
  31. LW

    LeslieW

    Dallas

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service, this is now one of our staples!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and cocktails! Service was great! Highly recommend!
  33. JH

    JillH

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The blue corn butterscotch pancakes with bacon and a scramble egg on the side were delicious!
  34. DC

    DanielC

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience1
    First time coming to this restaurant. Food was very good, but noise level was too high. Didn't enjoy my time there because of it.
  35. EB

    EricaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sunday was my first time eating their for brunch. My friend recommended the place. I enjoyed the French toast it was amazing and will definitely go back.
  36. j

    jenniferp

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I absolutely loved my experience at Encina. The staff was amazing, food even better, and the ambiance was exactly right.
  37. JY

    JimmyY

    Dallas

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply the best brunch in Dallas. We live a 20 minute drive away and make the trip 1 - 2 times per month. Pancakes, pork belly and both salads currently on the menu are off the charts.
  38. RF

    RFRF

    Dallas

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and delicious food! We will definitely be going back soon!
  39. KJ

    KellyJ

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great brunch! The blue corn pancakes were delich!
  40. A

    Anonymous

    Dallas

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the kinda of place you can take your SO, family or out of town friends for a casual evening or a fancy night out. We went Saturday night and loved it so much we went back for Sunday brunch (which was mind blowing). Can’t say enough about this place

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Encina offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (469) 620-3644.

Encina is rated 4.8 stars by 450 OpenTable diners.

Encina does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 33 times today
Google Map for Encina

614 W Davis St, Dallas, TX 75208-4744

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Oak Cliff / Bishop Arts

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, American, Gastro Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Matt Balke

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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