Gemma-Dallas

4.7
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1624 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Gemma is located in Dallas’ Knox/Henderson neighborhood. Gemma is a seasonally inspired Modern American Bistro with ethnic influences in a warm, friendly, cozy setting. Gemma has a full bar featuring seasonal cocktails, and a price friendly international wine list. Gemma offers a late night menu from 10:30PM until 1:00AM Fridays and Saturdays, and from 10:30PM-12:00AM Sundays, Tuesday-Thursdays and closed on Mondays. We were named 2014 Restaurant of the Year by The Dallas Morning News and D Magazine and the best Wine list in Dallas by the Dallas Observer.

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4.6
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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience! We were 6 adults 2 babies and 1 toddler and even though this isn’t a place where there’s a kids menu and crayons available they were SO NICE, so accommodating & understanding. We felt very comfortable. And the food was amazing of course! Always has been one of our favorite restaurants in Dallas and still is!

K
Dallas
62 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal again at Gemma. Great, friendly service. Scone bread service by itself enough reason to go.

A
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simple and effective menu, kind and gentle service, and a cheery atmosphere. We loved it!

IL
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Brought my husband here for his birthday dinner. We enjoyed the intimate space and clean decor. The baked oysters were very flavorful and the sweetbreads (our first time eating) had a delicate flavor. I probably would have enjoyed them more if we ate the sweetbread before the oysters. They also gave us the fried olives on the house for his birthday treat... they were delicious!

Since we had 3 apps, we shared the rabbit on parpadelle. It was a nicely balanced dish with good acidity. Splitting it allowed us to get 2 desserts: persimmon cake and tangerine tart. The persimmon cake was rich, not too sweet, and good. However, the tangerine tart was amazing!

Overall, we enjoyed our meal and will definitely go back to try other dishes.

RP
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Gemma to celebrate our anniversary and it was a great experience. Love the vibe and the food. Everything the waiter recommended was on point! I would love to go back again soon.

SH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Just OK, food wasn't inspired, and for the price paid (which we're always happy to do for quality food), was not inclined to return anytime soon.

CC
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive waiter, offered specials, great low key ambiance

T
Dallas
86 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had two types of fish and both were excellent. The raw oysters, although expensive, were also excellent. Gemma is a go to restaurant and it always lives up to our high expectations.
We recommend Gemma highly.

SW
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gemma never disappoints. It is the epitome of neighborhood gem. The rabbit sausage appetizer is amazing, the desserts were outstanding (bring back the fig dessert) and the service is always top notch, not pretentious or overbearing. There is a reason that this restaurant is still packed after years of being in business. Well earned success.

RH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant meal I have ever had. The menu features an amazing blend of flavors that truly awaken the taste buds.

D
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood restaurant that is worth driving across town. Interesting menu with great flavor profiles. Everything was fresh and prepared perfectly. Truly enjoyed this experience.

SF
Western NC
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything about Gemma! We can’t wait to get back!!

J
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining at Gemma was fantastic. The service, food, drinks, and everything else was amazing. I would recommend it for a special occasion.

E
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Frank’s customer service was incredible.
He is a value added moment in the dining experience.

QN
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everyone must go and request JEFFERY CLARK, Chris Hemsworth/Thor Vibes. <3

MO
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal.

CK
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We have eaten here in the past and have loves it. This experience was different. There was a 3 course menu for Valentine’s Day. Every single item on the menu was so salty. The main entree I ordered was filet mignon and it was over done and dry. My husband had the trout and it was so fishy and dry. Dessert was ok nothing to rave about.

HC
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for Valentine’s Day and there was a prix fix. But it did t disappoint! The pork shank literally fell off the bone - and the seasoning....amazing. The chocolate cake was out of this world.

Can’t wait to go back and try the full menu!

KG
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've had many fine meals at Gemma-Dallas, but this was probably the best of all! The plating, flavors, and service were impeccable.

R
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent, friendly service, great food, enjoyable meal.

k
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience4

One of us ordered the cauliflower fritters which turned out to be a bowl of burned balls of mush in which no cauliflower was detectable. They were shockingly bad. We mentioned our dissatisfaction to the server, who barely responded. We noticed another table being served the fritters and they were equally burned, so this must be the norm. The braised beef dish was also cooked in an overly intense manner, with only 2 very small dabs of mashed potatoes to relieve the intensity.
Gemma has always been one of our go-to places over the years; but we were taken aback by the quality of theses two menu items.
The olives and pecans and the biscuits were delightful as always.

OT
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner at Gemma on Sunday. We had started with the King Trumpets, which were delicious. Followed that up with the rabbit pappardelle, which was my favorite. Then we split the pork chop, which was also solid, a little salty for me, but still good. We followed that all up with the persimmon cake which I really enjoyed. Overall, I think we will add this to our date night rotation.

EP
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Attractive comfortable room, professional friendly service, creative and delicious food. Minor gripes about chicken porchetta being too salty and martini not properly cold.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Birthday dinner

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go often and it’s always great

PK
Dallas
6 reviews