Flora Street Cafe

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Rooted in Chef Stephan Pyles’ career as a pioneer in Southwestern, New American and Modern Texan cuisines, the new menu at Flora Street Café features what Chef Pyles has termed “Elevated Texas Cuisine.” In this new genre Chef Pyles takes his art form to an even higher sensory level of refinement. Sophisticated dishes combining Texas ingredients and modern techniques will join an impressive beverage program featuring a curated tea and coffee program, global, U.S. and Texas wine selections and handcrafted cocktails which pay homage to the culinary arts and fine arts.
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Dallas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been there many times, the food, choice of music and ambiance was great and the fact the Stephan Pyles himself came and greeted us made it even more fun.

OT
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Sadly disappointed. Far cry for me food-wise from what Star Canyon was and even Stampede 66. Caesar salad dressing was watery, pork was dry and not flavorful.

L
San Antonio
37 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came here for lunch and really enjoyed ourselves. Beautiful and upscale restaurant with delicious food and great service.

RB
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

The service is ALWAYS slow and inattentive. Too often they forget an order, like my request yesterday to add a grilled chicken breast to my pasta. (I had to start eating my pasta before it got cold rather than wait for the chicken breast.)

There are insufficient apologies for these snafus. Mr. Pyles was in the restaurant and didn't even bother to come over.

I would not go to this restaurant except for the fact it's in my building.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was very good but we were disappointed that some of our favorites were not on the menu, even though the ingredients are seasonal.

DR
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

In short, it was disappointing. The food is obviously great here, but the service is lacking when considering this is a “fancy” place. The restaurant wasn’t busy and everything moved slow and their attention to detail was non existent. I was also celebrating my birthday which no mention nor effort was given to. It’s safe to say, I won’t be rushing back.

JG
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my out of town family there. We sat at table 30. We had much of what the menu was offering, and Stephen Pyles was there to greet all of us, an extra special treat. We will most definitely be back. A real bonus was watching the activity in the open kitchen.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was some of the most flavorful and tasteful dishes we have had in some time. Beautifully presented too. Many thanks to Stephen and his team for a wonderful evening! I shall happily recommend this restaurant to all my fiends and clients.
Dennis Waters

HW
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was exceptional and Juan our server was spot on with solid recommendation and items to make the meals better. Tremendous wine list but a bit over priced, however, didn’t stop us from ordering

K
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place for anniversary dinner!

OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service. Wagyu brisket sandwich was incredible!

OT
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat at the Chef’s table, delightful experience. Great team making great dishes.

f
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was good, the service was friendly but fair in quality. Somm should always ask who’d like to try the wine and not assume it’s going to be the man. Overall it was a pleasant experiemce, but not as memorable as before the changes.

C
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We choose this restaurant because of the close proximity to the Wyly theater, where we went after. We had a very nice dinner, consisting of an upscale tapas like menu, with different dishes. A must to taste is the lobster tamale, along with the marinated manchego and the ceviches. Every dish we ordered were appreciated by everyone in our party, unfortunately we did not have time for dessert.

JJ
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always this is one of my most favorite places /rooms to enjoy great food, ambiance, design & sharing w/ friends & associates. The floral shirts at lunch are a bit off-putting for me, but if this is part of the strategy to keep Flora Street Cafe profitable than it's really a minor quibble.

BM
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service and amazing food!

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 1

it may have been an off nite since we had dined there a couple of times before. We arrived at a little n before 6pm (had reservatations for 4). The other couple arrived about 10 min later. This was on a Wednesday night. The waiter returned and took the other couples drink order. That took about 20 min or longer for him to return. We did not get menus til about 7:15 or so ( We had informed the waiter that we had a show across the street at 8pm. We got the menus and ordered when the waiter came back. In the meantime, the place filled up and it seemed that we were not an important party for the restaurant. We rushed through the meal , paid for the meal and left. it was a disappointing dinner for both us and our guests.

DL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ate here with a friend before a concert at the Winspear Opera House. We both ordered from the pre-theater menu. Without exception, each selection was perfection. We received excellent care from our knowledgeable server, Tim. The valet parking is a convenient bargain, especially because we did not have to pick our car up until after the concert. Highly recommend Flora Street Cafe!

P
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

This was the most DISAPPOINTING dining experience I have had in over 10 years. I ate here a year ago and could not wait to go back. Our waiter (Steve) was unattentive and frankly had a bad attitude. After 30 minutes we got our wine, which I asked Steve for advice and he clearly had no idea about the wine list. At 45 minutes he brought 3 small plates with butter. At 55 minutes we got bread and placed our order. At 1 hour and 20 mins we got our appetizers and after 2 hours we finally finished our meal. The restaurant was virtually empty and the two other tables were upset when we arrived....should have known there was a problem. Not what I expect from a Steven Pyles restaurant. Never returning, I will spare you the comment made to my wife by our waiter when she asked him why the service was so slow. Sorry for the bad review I don't usually write bad reviews but this was unacceptable.

N
New England
17 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Stephen Pyles has lost his way with too many projects and restaurants.

OT
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent unique cuisine as always. Great service and ambience.

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LD
Dallas
83 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We really enjoyed our dinners - some decided on a salad and appetizer, while a third chose the daily special. All were equally as good, with good service and detail to attention.

r
Dallas
93 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This was our first visit since Flora Street Cafe was "casualized" (their words). I have to say I miss the white table cloths and the standard waiter attire. The Hawaiian shirts on the waiters don't do it for me, but at least the sommelier and the maitre d' wore suits. The service was a little less attentive than in the past, and there is no longer the little plate of sweets at the end of the meal, which was a great touch. The menu is fine, and our meals were very good, as you would expect at a Chef Pyles restaurant. But the bill was just as expensive as before, so the overall change is a bit disappointing.

OD
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

You cannot beat the pre-theater menu with the wine pairings. It makes for an efficient meal with fabulous flavors. And although it is 3 full courses, you will not feel overly full during the show. The service is also great. They stay on top of the fact that you need to get to your show and pace courses accordingly. And if you are lagging, they kindly ask if you still plan to attend your show.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. Can’t wait to go back

SK
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The menu was very interesting and unusual. The food was well prepared and beautifully presented. However, the service was inexplicably slow. Even though the restaurant was not crowded, the noise level was very high because their "background" music was so loud. This is actually the fourth time I've eaten here -- but I enjoyed the atmosphere the least on this last visit. (The food was consistant, though)

MR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Food flavor was lost is a sea of sauces and melted cheeses. Heavy, underseasoned and presented poorly

RZ
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

Hi from someone who eats out couple times a week our customer experience was weak. We enjoyed pouring our own glass of wine & cleaning crumbs off the table in between courses. The food was very salty & mediocre at best - not what I would expect from a Steven Pyles restaurant.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to the symphony, Adam wonderfully greeted us, can’t remember our server but he was FANTASTIC

DD
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

I went with a group of friends for lunch prior to going to the DMA. Cool place with a cool vibe and a great option if you are going to the downtown arts district. The kitchen is open so it's fun to watch the chefs in action. The service started out strong but then fell off somewhat as time passed, although everyone was nice and friendly. The food is beautifully plated and the menu is creative. I don't particularly like salt, and found that my lunch (salmon dish) was too salty for my taste - I have had this experience at other Stephen Pyles' restaurants as well. If you are not salt-sensitive, you will enjoy it.

MR
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful brunch! Charming atmosphere, delightful staff, delicious and tasty dining with dear friends. A memorable time at Flora Street Cafe. Highly recommend.

LE
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We love Flora street but we’re unfortunately very disappointed with our visit on 8/30. We were celebrating my husband’s birthday and our wedding anniversary so we went to Flora Street and then the Meyerson. It started with the server ruining the surprise show at the Meyerson I planned, then to a Somm that knew literally nothing and had to leave ‘to go check’ anytime we asked a question, and ended with a very bad chicken dish. On another note, I’m not sure what the new Hawaiian shirt uniforms are all about but they mess with the ambiance and certainly do not match the price point and expectation of the restaurant, it looked cheap but our horrible dinner, was anything but. The manager offered us dessert after the theatre, which was nice but the desserts weren’t good either. Overall, very disappointed with the recent changes made here and we probably won’t be returning until we know it has improved and returned to the prior excellent food and service we used to receive. Last small note, they didn’t provide the theatre snack or homemade gummies that they have for years.

MW
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner and good wine. Very professional and pleasant service. The owner came by the table and chatted with us.

LS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything you expect from a Stephen Pyles' restaurant is here: exceptional service, outstanding food, comfortable setting with attention to the smallest detail, and a good value, considering the whole experience. We will definitely return.

c
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

All the food was excellent except the halibut which was seriously over cooked. We should have sent back. Food portions were very, very small. Ok but having been there before this appeared to be a cut back for restaurant week/month. For the prices this was not a deal. Great restaurant and food but this was not a 5 Star night.

EC
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

some of the best food we have eaten in long while...great job

LS
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated a fabulous birthday dinner with my mother. Service was excellent and food was presented well and tasted great! An experience I will always remember.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Still my fave, but the duck was over cooked and the waiter was bad this last time.

L
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Last night, my husband and I went to Flora Street for our anniversary. We had items from the Restaurant Week menu. All three courses were great. The two desserts were mind-blowing. One was the chocolate mousse and the other was a strawberry dessert that I can’t really describe- it was several different textures of strawberry flavors. My husband’s smoked ribeye was also very good. We’ll be back- probably for my birthday!

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food combined with perfect service. What else could we want?

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