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Farm-to-table brunch and dinner    - Garden Cafe, Dallas, TX

Garden Cafe

4.7
4.7
185 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Located in the Historic Junius Heights neighborhood of Old East Dallas, Garden Cafe is the perfect escape.
Garden Cafe is one of the most unique restaurants in Dallas. We offer quality local fare with a beautiful patio in the midst of our on-site kitchen garden that provides many of our herbs and vegetables. Ask us about hosting private events, weddings, corporate outings or any other event. We feature local rotating art, artist receptions, book signings, and local musicians.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 36 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Farm-to-table, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Thu–Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (214) 887-8330

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    James Grant

  • Neighborhood

    Greenville Avenue

  • Cross street

    Munger and Gaston

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Experiences

  • Restaurant Week

    $49.00 per person

    Aug 11 - Aug 20, 2022
    North Texas’ largest culinary event and the nation’s second longest running restaurant week campaign, the 25th Anniversary DFW Restaurant Week officially kicks off Aug. 8–14, with most of the restaurants extending dining for additional weeks, through Sept. 4. Many restaurants also offer a head start on dining with DFW Restaurant Week Preview Weekend, Aug. 4-7. Explore a variety of cuisines with premier restaurants across Dallas, Tarrant, Collin and Denton counties through an expanded selection of anniversary prix-fixe menu dining options – including new weekend brunch and Signature Experience dinners. Approximately 20 percent of the cost of each meal will be donated to NTFB in the Dallas area or Lena Pope in the Tarrant area.

Popular dishes

What 185 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Dallas - Fort Worth

    Great for Brunch

  • Dallas - Fort Worth

    Contemporary American

  • Dallas

    Great for Brunch

  • Dallas

    Contemporary American

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  1. KK

    KarenK

    Birmingham

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great brunch and great service!!
  2. DB

    DorothyB

    Dallas

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is one of our local standards. It never fails to disappoint.
  3. TW

    TraceyW

    Dallas

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is amazing!! The food is so good!! The staff is on point!! Thanks for a great experience!!!
  4. AK

    AngK

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I've been here multiple times for brunch, but this was the first time for dinner. It did not disappoint! the gnocchi dish is probably the best gnocchi I've had, and our waiter was great. Will definitely be back as there were many other things on the menu that looked delicious.
  5. MH

    MasonH

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional quality and selection of fresh food. Service was “first rate”.
  6. KL

    KelseyL

    Dallas

    33 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    Food took forever and kinda worth it... we got caught behind a large group even though we ordered before them.
  7. CD

    CelestialDukie

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food here is always outstanding! We had blistered shishitos and fritters for appetizers, followed by shrimp and grits and chicken with collards. Cherry pie for dessert topped off a great meal. Outside seating has fans and misters.
  8. RG

    RachelG

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely meal with great wine pairing. Will be eating here again.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Ladies lunch and it was great. Most delicious garden fresh green salad and attentive, friendly and super accommodating service. Only negative was lots of fruit flies constantly zipping about.
  10. h

    hannahw

    Dallas

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Always love it here. The food is always perfect
  11. RB

    Row4Ben

    Dallas

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This remains a great neighborhood gem! The atmosphere, food, and service were delightful.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Friendly welcome. Ate outside where cooling fans made us comfortable in today’s heat. Service was exceptionally good: attentive and efficient. Omelette was generously filled with bacon, cheese, and tomato, exactly as ordered. Only minus was the Parmesan potatoes. I expected them to be crisp, but they were mushy. Nonetheless, a predictably positive experience at a treasured neighborhood restaurant.
  13. FS

    FrankS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent menu, welcoming staff, relaxing ambience, interesting wall photos, the garden is beautiful. Hard to find all those things in one restaurant in any city. I come here as often as I can ... by myself or with family.
  14. MF

    MissFoodie4Eva

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious....authentic farm to table experience. Dinner crowd is pretty light....great date night, hang out with girls night and wonderful foodie experience!
  15. R

    Robert

    Dallas

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great neighborhood spot, food is fantastic!
  16. DB

    DorothyB

    Dallas

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is one of our local faves. Misty is a great server and is one that f the friendliest people there. Try the crab cake Benedict….while it lasts!
  17. D

    Diane

    Dallas

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great neighborhood experience.
  18. LM

    LauraM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service. Can’t wait to go again.
  19. NW

    NancyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were excellent. It’s a great dining experience.
  20. KW

    KimW

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a sweet local owned restaurant. Awesome food and service! Loved walking through the garden where many of the veggies and herbs were grown.
  21. LV

    LouV

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelent food and atmosphere. Service was great. Neighborhood inviting and homey. Just a great experience.
  22. LT

    LisaT

    Dallas

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Celebrated Fathers Day - fixed menu but was delicious!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a fan favorite!
  24. NY

    NYNY007

    Dallas

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, quiet, lovely brunch.
  25. VA

    ValmeA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great. Things have changed at this -place, before you could pick up a table outside, you have to go and order yourself at the counter. Now the service has improved considerably, and the server comes to take the order from the table, and they sit you. And I love that you can now book a table. The food was very good.
  26. DO

    DianaO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific service and food in a lovely garden setting. We can walk to the restaurant!!
  27. RH

    RyanH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The restaurant overall was great but for the price and setting the value just wasn't there.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great except the wait. The restaurant was not overflowing, so I don’t know why it took so long to produce simple egg dishes.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The staff is very nice and she reallly accommodating to what we wanted!! Highly recommended and definitely come back to this restaurant:)
  30. k

    klcryan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The most delicious food, the BEST outdoor area to eat and wonderful service. We just love this spot!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I discovered you guys whilst on a walk earlier in the week and thought it would be a cute place to try but didn’t have super high expectations. I’m not quick to add a spot on my “must come back and try everything” list but it might be at the top now. Blown away by everything we eat, almost came back for dinner! A hidden gem that i’m tempted to keep from my friends it’s so dang good.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was fantastic. Great as always
  33. R

    Robert

    Dallas

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great outdoor space!
  34. RM

    RoseyM

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great neighborhood cafe! Healthy options& good variety! I ate brunch& dinner there in same day since Im visiting!!!! Well worth it! Patio is a grt seating option. But on trivia nt(thurs) if ur not involved in trivia sit inside!!! Yet doable as well! Local friends love this GEM!! Me too🤩
  35. CC

    CherylC

    Dallas

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is a hidden gem! First time trying it will definitely be back. From the drinks to pork chops, chicken and desserts and salads it was fantastic!! The garden in the back is adorable.
  36. J

    Jannah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant was SO yummy! I love the idea of garden to table. The food was delicious and all the staff was amazing and very helpful! Will definitely be back!!! :)
  37. GR

    GailR

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very nice staff and owner. Food good. Wish we lived closer, would be great neighborhood restaurant!
  38. N

    Noelle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a lovely little place. It can be busy in the morning but while you wait you can take a stroll in the garden. The waiter/waitresses are so nice and prompt and the food is delicious. The coffee isnt bad either, they have a barista and a bar area to sit at if you dont want to wait for a table. 10/10 my favorite place to have breakfast.
  39. n

    nikki

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely loved this spot for brunch!! The food was amazing and reasonably priced. The pancake is a MUST. Sitting outside next to the garden was such a cute vibe! Will 100% be back.
  40. K

    Kristi62

    Dallas

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, excellent and friendly service. We lived in the neighborhood about 10 years ago and frequented this place. It has changed tremendously, but still a neighborhood gem! Will return soon.

Safety precautions

  • Screening

    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Garden Cafe is rated 4.7 stars by 185 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


Booked 36 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Garden Cafe

5310 Junius St, Dallas, TX 75214-5311

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Munger and Gaston

  • Neighborhood

    Greenville Avenue

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Thu–Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Farm-to-table, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Executive chef

    James Grant

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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