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Encina, Dallas, TX

Encina

4.8
4.8
392 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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Booked 22 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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Popular dishes

Menu

Appetizers

  • A Bar N Beef Cheek Pastrami$16.00

    granbury gold pimento cheese, sweet tea gastrique

    • Devils on Horseback$9.00

      dates, blue cheese, bacon, apple butter

      • 44 Farms Steak Tartare$16.00

        deviled egg puree, crispy capers, pickled celery

        • Cheese Plate$18.00

          3 cheeses, bread, dried fruit, honey, pickles, onion jam

          • Skillet Cornbread$9.00

            sorghum butter, brazos valley feta

            • Mezze Platter$13.00

              white bean hummus, goat labneh, fried olives, zaatar cucumbers, pickled padrons, fried bread

              • Mushroom & Goat Cheese Croquettes$13.00

                whipped mascarpone, chow chow

                • Kurobuta Pork Jowl$14.00

                  cherry mustard, jalapeno puree, coconut

                  • Twig Flatbread$16.00

                    goat cheese, grapes, arugula

                    • Sausage Flatbread$16.00

                      housemade sausage & banana peppers

                      • Shishitos$10.00

                        lime, sea salt

                        • Smoked Salmon Rillettes$14.00

                          orange-pequillo creme fraiche, foccacia

                          Salads

                          • Leafy Greens$12.00

                            lardons, blue cheese, candied pecans, lemon-yogurt vinaigrette

                            • Roasted Beet$14.00

                              avocado, fennel, feta, orange, sunflower seeds

                              Entrees

                              • Berkshire Pork Chop$45.00

                                poblano-cheddar grits, bacon & tomato braised collard greens

                                • 44 Farms NY Strip$50.00

                                  mascarpone whipped potatoes, sunflower seed gremolata, maitake mushrooms

                                  • Comeback Creek Casserole$23.00

                                    squash, eggplant, mushrooms, tomatoes, peppers, onions, kale, mozzarella, pecorino

                                    • Goat Guisado$26.00

                                      hominy, jalapeno slaw, crisp tortilla

                                      • Rainbow Trout$35.00

                                        celery root, parsnips, apples, grilled endive, banyuls

                                        • Braised Lamb Shank$45.00

                                          baba ganoush, crispy sunchokes, pomegranate

                                          • Windy Meadows Chicken Thighs$31.00

                                            german potato salad, bbq sauce

                                            • Ricotta Cavatelli$28.00

                                              turkey confit sugo, maitake mushrooms, swiss chard, pecorino

                                              • Sonoma Duck Leg Confit$34.00

                                                chile & chorizo braised black-eyed peas, poblano caramel, crumbled cornbread

                                                Desserts

                                                • PSL Panna Cotta$9.00

                                                  toasted marshmallow, ginger, pepitas

                                                  • Bread Pudding$10.00

                                                    chocolate anglaise, jam, butter pecan ice cream

                                                    Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                                    What 392 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. EB

                                                      EmefaB

                                                      Dallas

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined 3 days ago

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      I had my birthday celebration there and it was amazing! The food was delicious and the service was great! Thank you, Corey and Austin!

                                                    2. AH

                                                      AyeshaH

                                                      1 review

                                                      4.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined 3 days ago

                                                      overall4food3service3ambience5

                                                      Great vibe, food was pretty good to. Service was average.

                                                    3. SR

                                                      SRC1

                                                      Dallas

                                                      5 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      5 reviews

                                                      Dined 5 days ago

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                      Exciting presentations. Excellent tasting experience

                                                    4. C

                                                      Chad

                                                      Dallas

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                      overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                      Great ingredients, and well-executed original recipes

                                                    5. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Dallas

                                                      1 review

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Ws loved everything about this restaurant, from the service to the incredible food—by far, one of the best brunches in Dallas! I can’t wait to go back for dinner. We’ve already made reservations!

                                                    6. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      We had our first experience with Encina and can't wait to return. We dined during Sunday brunch and tried the beet salad, croissants, Long Haul Montreal, Mokonuts cocktails and mimosas. Each dish was excellently presented and flavorful. The service from the staff was quick and sincere, it made for a fun experience.

                                                    7. JW

                                                      JaredW

                                                      Amarillo

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                      overall5food2service4ambience2

                                                      My date found a hair in her food, right as it was served. The staff took care of it right away, but wasn’t very concerned or apologetic for the mishap. Otherwise the experience was good.

                                                    8. F

                                                      Foodie25

                                                      Dallas

                                                      13 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      13 reviews

                                                      Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service3ambience5

                                                      One of the best brunches in Dallas! You cannot go wrong with the blue corn pancakes, if the Montreal long haul is still on the menu, it is a must try but has limited availability (delicious duck confit).

                                                    9. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Excellent food, excellent staff, excellent service

                                                    10. DP

                                                      DaphneP

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      I really enjoyed Encina. Cannot wait to bring the whole family back. Food and service were crazy good!!

                                                    11. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Dallas

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Always an amazing experience. Food is delicious and sitting on the patio is always delightful!

                                                    12. AR

                                                      AshleyR

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      It was beyond fantastic! The food was delicious and filling but light at the same time!

                                                    13. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Dallas

                                                      7 reviews

                                                      4.0

                                                      7 reviews

                                                      Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                      overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                      Sunday Funday brunch with friends. Great, inventive cocktails and classic favorites. Funky new southern rustic cuisine. Breathes new life into the building.

                                                    14. A

                                                      Anonymous

                                                      Dallas

                                                      15 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      15 reviews

                                                      Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Went for Saturday dinner. Apps and entrees all slapped hard. Can’t wait to bring the rest of the crew in for dinner next week.

                                                    15. JH

                                                      JulieH

                                                      Dallas

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      As usual, Encina was delicious! Great food, atmosphere, and service. A must try if you are in Oak Cliff.

                                                    16. NC

                                                      NeilC

                                                      New York Area

                                                      1 review

                                                      4.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                      overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                      Excellent. Brunch is the best. If ever in area again, definitely be back.

                                                    17. R

                                                      Russingr

                                                      Dallas

                                                      13 reviews

                                                      4.0

                                                      13 reviews

                                                      Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                      overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                      Easter brunch

                                                    18. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Quality food. Bishop Arts style. Service was fantastic.

                                                    19. RB

                                                      RBDW

                                                      Dallas

                                                      10 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      10 reviews

                                                      Dined on April 13, 2022

                                                      overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                      Limited menu, but I was surprised at the value. Great parking at the restaurant as well, which is a big plus for this area.

                                                    20. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      7 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      7 reviews

                                                      Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      We celebrated my husband’s birthday. Matt and company always provide an amazing experience!

                                                    21. KT

                                                      KimT

                                                      Dallas

                                                      1 review

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Great experience. Attentive server and staff, excellent menu and presentation. nice improvements added after Bolsa.

                                                    22. DD

                                                      DDC22

                                                      New York Area

                                                      7 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      7 reviews

                                                      Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Variety of entrees was great and all were delicious.

                                                    23. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Dallas

                                                      4 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      4 reviews

                                                      Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Superb - from the made-to- order cocktail to dessert! We will be back!

                                                    24. y

                                                      yoordad

                                                      Dallas

                                                      56 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      4.0

                                                      56 reviews

                                                      Dined on April 8, 2022

                                                      overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                      Food and drinks were fabulous. Highly recommend the trout and the pork chop. Drinks were good as well

                                                    25. D

                                                      Dineratheart

                                                      Dallas

                                                      14 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      14 reviews

                                                      Dined on April 3, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                      Service could have been a little better. It wasn’t bad at all it jugar could have been better and by this I mean like getting our beverage of choice quicker.

                                                    26. m

                                                      mustang

                                                      Dallas

                                                      13 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      13 reviews

                                                      Dined on April 3, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                      great restaurant for brunch, wonderful menu and great service

                                                    27. KS

                                                      KrisS

                                                      Dallas

                                                      7 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      7 reviews

                                                      Dined on April 3, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Always amazing food at Encina!

                                                    28. A

                                                      Anonymous

                                                      Dallas

                                                      15 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      15 reviews

                                                      Dined on April 3, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Delicious as always. Can’t get over it.

                                                    29. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on April 3, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service3ambience5

                                                      The food & drinks were great, per usual! Our server seemed pretty hung over, though, so that was a challenge.

                                                    30. GI

                                                      GlennI

                                                      Orange County

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      4.0

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      Dined on March 26, 2022

                                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                      Loved the food and service - great! Will return again

                                                    31. CD

                                                      CliffDweller

                                                      Austin

                                                      31 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      31 reviews

                                                      Dined on March 26, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Great outdoor dinning. Cool comfortable and relaxing. A really nice place to visit with a close friend. Good menu and wine list adds to the experience. It’s a place to return too over and over.

                                                    32. JE

                                                      JulieE

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      4 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      4 reviews

                                                      Dined on March 20, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      As a local to Oak Cliff, I am so glad Corey and Matt have opened Encina in one of my favorite old hangouts. The brunch as fabulous and will be back for more!!!

                                                    33. c

                                                      connieb

                                                      New York Area

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      Dined on March 20, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      This place is amazing, wonderful food, perfect service...ask for Chip at the bar! Will be back with friends for sure!

                                                    34. S

                                                      Sunshine

                                                      Chicago

                                                      4 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      4 reviews

                                                      Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      We ordered several appetizers for the table to share. Then everyone got a main entree of their own. We landed up sharing those, as well, bc everything so delicious. The food was so much better than we expected. Thank you, for a great meal, that felt like home.

                                                    35. CP

                                                      CourtneyP

                                                      Dallas

                                                      8 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      8 reviews

                                                      Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Inspired menu, personable staff, delicious everything, cool vibe. I recommend it!

                                                    36. TF

                                                      TexasFoodie

                                                      Dallas

                                                      6 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      6 reviews

                                                      Dined on March 18, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Perfect meal in every way. Highly recommend. Great date night

                                                    37. O

                                                      Omairau

                                                      Dallas

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      Dined on March 13, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      This is by far the best brunch place ever!!!! Everything was amazingly delicious!!! I cannot wait to go back seriously. I never write any type of review but this place is absolutely delicious!! And best mimosa’s!!

                                                    38. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Vancouver

                                                      6 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      6 reviews

                                                      Dined on March 13, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Brunch didn’t disappoint. The food and service was outstanding. We tried the blue corn pancakes, the pork belly and the biscuits and gravy. Standout delicious. Fresh squeezed juice would be my only recommendation to take this menu over the top!

                                                    39. SM

                                                      SusanM

                                                      Dallas

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on March 12, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      As always, a superb meal. Our it off town guests were very impressed. Everything we are was exceptional, and exceeded our expectations.

                                                    40. AP

                                                      AlonzoP

                                                      Dallas

                                                      32 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      32 reviews

                                                      Dined on March 11, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Just one word….excellent overall…!!

                                                    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 392 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.

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                                                    Booked 22 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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