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Front Room Tavern, Dallas, TX

Front Room Tavern

4.1
4.1
327 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
  • Neighborhood gem
  • Romantic
  • Innovative
Front Room is a food and beverage concept rooted in nostalgia, serving up classic American dishes with a youthful spin. Located across from SMU campus, Front Room offers guests and locals alike a dining destination complete with playful menu items reflecting regional flavors and local influences.

The intimate space features a sleek mid-century design and covered courtyard patio overlooking Southern Methodist University. Located in The Lumen Hotel, Front Room Tavern is open for dinner daily from 5-10pm with Happy Hour M-F from 4-6pm.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Gastro Pub
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–12:00 pm Dinner Mon, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (214) 219-8282
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Lanette Kelly
  • Private party facilities
    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Front Room Tavern can accommodate all your special event needs.
  • Private party contact
    Josh French: (517) 927-2110
  • Neighborhood
    Park Cities
  • Cross street
    Binkley Ave
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 327 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.1
4.1 based on all time ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 2.7Value

NoiseModerate

327 Reviews
  1. Allen

    Dallas

    54 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    What a horrible experience. The Front Room used to be a great place. Then a Chicago hedge fund bought the hotel. The place is understaffed and the quality has really suffered. It's across the street from a major university so they have a semi captive audience. But there are MUCH better places less than 5 minute away. Truly tragic what's happened to this place.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Made a reservation for 11 and they were closed up right at 11.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Do not order the zucchini appetizer. It was not very good and definitely not worth the money. There were only four little quarter-inch slices for $10, and the quality was just not there. The arancini were great, though, so order those instead!

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  4. MarcyB

    Dallas

    55 reviews

    1.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Ordered ice tea. They don’t have any. Then we asked for hot water and tea bags. They don’t have any. Water glass filthy with something in it. Service? Non-existent. What an embarrassment!

    1 person found this helpful

  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Not the Mother’s Day brunch I was expecting It is just a hotel breakfast

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  6. GGDD

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Our party of 7 had a late morning reservation for breakfast, celebrating a family event. The restaurant was not busy when we arrived (nor did it become busy during our meal). Our meals came our in pieces---those who ordered pancakes received them (and nothing else--accompanying sides not delivered at same time) 10 min ahead of those with egg meals. For one side of eggs, we had to remind 2 different waitstaff on 3 occasions, and they did not finally arrive until everyone had finished eating. Unfortunately, the unapologetically poor service and uncoordinated food delivery were a major frustration on what should have been a relaxing and festive occasion. When I reached out to the restaurant later, they said to drop them a line when we're in town so we can be shown the Lumen experience. When I mentioned we are in fact, local, not hotel guests, there was no further follow up. Disappointing service during and after the visit.

    1 person found this helpful

  7. MargieB

    Dallas

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We had a reservation at 6:00. We arrived (apparently by the back door) and waited for someone to approach us. After several minutes a patron asked if we needed help. She directed us to the front of the room. We were greeted, fro, behind the bar, and told we could sit anywhere. Sort of an odd experience. Our server was darling and our food was delicious. They had just transitioned to a new chef. Limited menu.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    I hadn’t been there for a long time and was shocked at the deterioration of this place. I recalled a farm to table menu with diverse and delicious options. The food was no better than something I guy ordwr at the Dallas Zoo or a water park. There were only 3 dinner options- a burger, a chicken club were 2 of them. The salads used nice greens at least. Sitting outside there were screaming toddlers running around taking very loudly with no parental oversight (not the restaurants fault but also not great). The tables were old outside with few options and I was facing north so that every car tha pulled in to valet was shining it’s light directly in my eyes (maybe have people turn off lights asap? In addition the seating was next to the road and a narrow driveway so that those same suvs pulled next to me as the left writhin a foot or so with almost no barrier. A little thought to detail would go a long way. Service was okay. Dinner and drinks were. It quick either time I came.

    1 person found this helpful

  9. MarciaL

    New York City

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The restaurant looked more like a diner than a tavern. There was no ambience. But the staff was very pleasant; the Bloody Marys were quite good, and the brunch items were tasty and generous. My Mexican style eggs over refried beans with cotija cheese and crema was real comfort food on a blustery January morning. Good coffee too.

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  10. CatherineC

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Menu doesn’t offer much to choose from, more like a a hotel bar menu. Very understaffed which equaled poor service. Long wait time on food.

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FAQs

Front Room Tavern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (214) 219-8282.

Front Room Tavern is rated 4.1 stars by 327 OpenTable diners.

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


Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Front Room Tavern

6101 Hillcrest Ave, Dallas, TX 75205

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Binkley Ave
  • Neighborhood
    Park Cities
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–12:00 pm Dinner Mon, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Gastro Pub
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Lanette Kelly
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (214) 219-8282
  • Private party facilities
    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Front Room Tavern can accommodate all your special event needs.
  • Private party contact
    Josh French: (517) 927-2110
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