Grayson Social

3.7
102 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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Offering tall drinks and fresh Southern fare, Grayson Social is a new restaurant and social club for downtown Dallas’ residents and thriving business community.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Mon–Fri 6:30 am–10:30 am
Brunch
Sat, Sun 7:00 am–2:00 pm
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm
Dinner
Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(972) 232-1728
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
Limited area but we do cater.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Elm & Akard
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Parking details
Please enjoy complimentary valet parking located at 1600 Pacific Avenue at the front of the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Dallas , Pacific & Akard
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Public transit
Dart station is right across the street.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 102 People Are Saying
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4.0
service
4.1
ambience
3.7
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33% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JE
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Made a reservation via Open Table, got there and no one working front desk. Go to the very busy bar and was blown off by the bartender. He finally comes back to the front desk, I stop him and ask him about our dinner reservations. He tells me the restaurant area is not open! I repeat to him we made reservations, he is very rude and asks who I made them with, I tell him Open Table and he just shrugs his shoulders and says well I don't know. Seriously!?! So rude, unprofessional and ridiculous!

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HM
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Loved it!!

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MM
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service!

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Denver
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Attended Mother’s Day brunch. What a joke and unbelievably overpriced. Should have decided to turn around and not pay the $50 adult. $35 child rate.

Actually saw people walk in, look at the food and walk out. They made the right call.

Important not to take advantage of paying consumers. Understand your value and price appropriately. Would have enjoyed The Original Pancake House more.

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KL
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

overall had a good experience. the food wasn’t bad, but our servers were a little slow. we were excited about the smoked bloody mary in a chinese to go box... but it was very underwhelming. it wasn’t filled to the brim, it was very watery not enough umph to it... oh well

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The painting contractor was painting the bar whatever special they had were not discussed signage was very poor. Parking was by discovery. Thou the place was empty they had so many empty tables and chairs it was crowded.
Food and service was good.

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a
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place. By far best brunch downtown

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S
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chicken and Waffles was incredible. I wasn’t expecting much and the seasoning on the chicken was unique and delicious. Would definitely return to eat at Grayson Social.

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HS
Dallas
29 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

We went around 7 on a Saturday night and it was essentially a ghost town. While the hostess/waitress was nice, service was appallingly slow given the fact that there were fewer than 20 people in the restaurant. We had every intention of staying for dinner but after getting our mediocre appetizer before our cocktails that we ordered when we were seated, we decided to go across the street for faster service and better food. Unfortunately, there is a reason that this cute restaurant is completely empty in downtown Dallas on a Saturday night.

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T
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The service was good and the restaurant has a really cool vibe, but I don't think the food was worth the prices at all. The drinks were also expensive (and I was overcharged for my drink!), so for that reason I probably won't return. It was convenient to just walk down to the lobby to get brunch while staying at the Hilton Garden Inn.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

It was the worst experience I’ve ever had. The hostess was rude we had a reservation and she said they were too busy they couldn’t take us. This was supposed to be our for Easter brunch. They had advertised a buffet and there was just a small menu for Easter brunch! Ruined our day

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T
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Extremely slow service. Took 25-30 minutes to get two mimosas. Very little acknowledgement when delivered and casual apology. We didn’t really mind, but the staff didn’t seem to care. Would not go back.

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BM
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Easter brunch. The signage and parking situation left much to be desired. I was unable to find the valet and ended up parking in self-park garage. The ambiance was very nice and the food delicious.

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Dallas
29 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

It seems this restaurant is in the middle of a flux. The menu has been cut down to just a few items and one waitress was available for the entire restaurant. We've been here many times before and it was always wonderful, but there seems to be a change in management in progress or something. Wouldn't recommend it until it gets everything worked out!

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Austin
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Restaurant was not busy. Bar service was delayed by 25 minutes. The manager comp’d the drinks but there was no attentiveness. Very unfortunate considering the restaurant was not busy.

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E
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We drove around for 30 minutes trying to find the restaurant. The address was not correct on open table or on the restaurant website. We then called the restaurant several times to ask location and there was no answer. We also asked valet and they couldn’t seem to tell us where it was. This ruined our Friday night.

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Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is always superb!

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MZ
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We arrived and were greeted by a young man informed us the restaurant was closed. Will not be back.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Was disappointed bc the menu was not the same as their online menu. Their menus did not have a huge selection. On the day of my reservation which was schedule for 1130 a.m. i recieved a call at 7 or 8 a.m. telling me they were closing doors early at 11 a.m. and i needed to come before 11 a.m. i thought that was bad service especially on the day of on a Christmas Eve day. For was decent and prices were ok

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I
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow- Grayson Social is a great little place to eat and chat. The food is great (I had chicken and waffles for brunch) and the ambiance is so pretty. But the best part was the service. We had Bani taking care of our large group and he was efficient and friendly. The owner checked on us several times, too. I spent a week in downtown Dallas for a conference and this was my favorite meal by far. Thanks Grayson Social! #besocial

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J
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Went for dinner. Made reservation through Open Table. When I️ arrived they had said that the dinning room was closed and I would have to sit in bar. The menu was a “bar menu” with very limited selection. I️ found something decent, but disappointed in the fact that they didn’t serve the dinner menu from their website.

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KW
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I attend for Saturday brunch. The food was excellent and our waitress Hannah was phenomenal!

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Caribbean
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

I have visited Grayson Social before on many occasions, twice with booking a group reservation of 15+. I was so impressed the first time, that I came back again, and next time with me people. This time I was completely UNHAPPY after realizing the entire menu had been changed. They had taken off some of their top dishes, to include Cheese grits, Killer biscuits, and the excellent thick cut bacon they once served, plus a Buscuit and bacon sandwich that was amazing.

I was distraught and wanted to walk off, but I had brought another group of friends to try out the wonderful place, and I could not leave. The menu was VERY LIMITED! The ambience is still beautiful, so hopefully they won't change that, but I was told that was about to happen as well.

Management should realize that some things are better left alone, and it's different and wonderful tasting food options that help business flourish. Marketing is the main issue, along with steady management. When those things are properly in place, all else will fall into place.

Good luck on what's in store next. I'm hopeful you bring back the menu items that were once loved by all

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LH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came in for a post-bachelorette party Sunday brunch. It was the perfect end to a very fun weekend. The food was amazing, very much high end versions of classic Southern comfort food. Our bride to be is from Georgia so she was in heaven. The cocktails and the coffee were delicious and the service could not have been better. We will all definitely be back.

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MJ
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 5

Your website says you have valet but there is NO SIGNAGE for this. Drove around the block 3x, finally gave up and parked in the garage next door -- $15!!!!? My $12 salad was sad. Lettuce and cucumber and a few tomatoes. No bread, no other veggies. $60 for lunch for 3, PLUS parking. No wonder we were the only people there.

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D
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

We waited over 45 minutes for greasy country fried stream and egg, overcooked Kobe burgers (which did not come in kid size as originally promised) and a disappointing not-so-fresh-tasting biscuit. Only the homemade parfait with granola was good. Their cocktail menu is very nice but their coffee is very weak and they don't even have cappuccinos!

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Food portions were extremely small. Service was slow and awful. The Greyson Morning taste like lemons no alcohol at all. Absolutely will not be going back!

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2017
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Our experience was a dreadful nightmare of horrible service and inconsistent food quality. After making the manager aware of all the issues (he'd disappeared for some time during the debacle and I had to ask for him) he did offer to comp the meal, which we appreciated. But I was thoroughly embarrassed to have taken a group of people to this incompetently managed restaurant and would never recommend it.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful experience at Grayson Social last weekend for a Bachelorette Party! Our server, the food, the drinks, and the ambiance were all impeccable. All very unique! Thank you so much!

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JP
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our second time here and it was even better than the first.

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Table service was great- man behind bar was by far the RUDEST , MOST CONDESCENDING bartender I have ever had in my life. SKIP on this place unless you want to a bad experience.

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Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience, showed up late for our reservation and the had no issues getting us seated

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JP
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic experience, food and service!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good restaurant, not what I was expecting when I walked in. (I reserved on line) wanted a nice place to take my 17 yr old daughter for her birthday dinner this was more of an adult contemporary resturant. Great food.

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i
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It was a Thursday night and the restaurant was not extremely busy but the wait staff and management were very attentive. They continually checked in to make sure that the food was to our liking and the service met our expectations. The food was well prepared and presented. The prime rib was cooked to my specifications (medium rare) and had an excellent flavor.

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TF
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Birthday brunch

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CL
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2017
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

The service was incredibly slow, and the only waitress was most helpful- only to her friends in the bar.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I believe the food could be seasoned much better. The fried chicken was bland and the sliders came out cold. The ambiance is gorgeous but for the prices I would have expected a lol more from the chef.

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D
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Went to Grayson Social for Mother's Day. It was extremely quiet and empty, to the point where we sat in the bar because we felt uncomfortable. The drinks were extremely over priced, food was decently priced for the quality. One order was wrong, a few items tasted frozen, waitress was nice but never asked how everything was. Overall, it was a very mediocre experience. Beautiful interior and finish out.

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T
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

This was a terrible experience for a First Mothers day for my wife and I. Food was awful and EXTREMELY over priced for a buffet. I will never go back to Grayson Social and would recommend it to no one.

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