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About Grayson Social

Offering tall drinks and fresh Southern fare, Grayson Social is a new restaurant and social club for downtown Dallas’ residents and thriving business community.

1555 Elm St.
Dallas, TX 75201
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Southern

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 10:00am
Saturday - Sunday: 7:00am - 11:00am

Lunch - Monday - Saturday 11:00 am - 2:00pm
Sunday 11:00 am - 2:03pm

Dinner Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm (Food ends at 10:00 PM, Bar closes at 11:00 PM)

Limited Menu in Bar (Sunday and Monday until 9:00 PM)

Cross Street:
Elm & Akard

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(972) 232-1728

Website:
http://graysonsocial.com/

Parking Details:
Please enjoy complimentary valet parking located at 1600 Pacific Avenue at the front of the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Dallas , Pacific & Akard

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Grayson Social Ratings and Reviews

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3.9

Overall Rating

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food

3.9

service

3.9

ambience

4.2

value

3.5

Noise

Quiet

50% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Brunch (4)
Business Meals (3)
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Sunday Lunch (3)
Bar Seating (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Authentic (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Fun (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Cozy (1)
Great Beer (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Romantic (1)
Seasonal (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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 (Austin)·Dined 6 days ago

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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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Service is always superb!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 26, 2017

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

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

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

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

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

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Tea
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

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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·Dined on October 28, 2017

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

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Afternoon Tea, Great Beer, Afternoon Coffee, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 11, 2017

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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 (Austin)·Dined on September 3, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 3, 2017

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)·Dined on September 3, 2017

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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·Dined on August 19, 2017

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!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 13, 2017

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

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)·Dined on July 26, 2017

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

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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Absolutely fantastic experience, food and service!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 15, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 6, 2017

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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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 (Houston)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Birthday brunch

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Dallas)·Dined on May 25, 2017

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

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Dallas)·Dined on May 24, 2017

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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 (Dallas)·Dined on May 14, 2017

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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 (Austin)·Dined on May 14, 2017

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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 (Dallas)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Very nice venue in downtown office building. The live music was fun - but way too loud so (after we commented and then asked if they could have it lowered and had no response only a blank stare) we requested to sit all the way in the back, which wasn't the nicest table available. Knowing what I know now, for an almost $200 brunch I would have chosen elsewhere.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on May 14, 2017

The Mother's Day buffet was supposed to begin at ten and did not. The buffet was poorly arranged, being spread out all over the front of the restaurant and requiring guests to cross the hostess stand crowd to gain access. Because it was only partially ready at ten and was not opened, salads/cheeses were too warm when made available.

Service was dreadful. No one seemed to know who was supposed to wait on our table. We saw four different folks, none of whom claimed actual responsibility & it took 15 minutes for my daughter to order a Shirley Temple, which took another 15 to arrive. A single mother and a well-behaved child, we are used to treating ourselves on Mother's Day, but would never do so again at Greyson Social. The service is 1000x better at a neighborhood place like Campisi's, without the $100 price tag for the meal, which neither the food (about which I have no complaints, but it was nothing special) nor the service merited.

This was an extremely unpleasant experience for me because dining alone with even the best child is stressful when the table is ignored, and food and drink are slow to be offered.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on May 14, 2017

The staff at Grayson Social were very accommodating.

We were 30 minutes late to our reservation because we got stuck trying to park our van next door in the parking garage. That turned into a huge mess because the van was too tall for the garage and despite telling the valet to let us back out of the garage they forced us to drive to the 3rd level and exit there. Long story short the top of our van got scratched up from the concrete beams and took us 30 min just to navigate through the garage. $2500 of damage and 30 min later we exit out the garage to park somewhere else.

The staff realized we were having a horrible morning and welcomed us with a complimentary bottle of champagne and apologized for the morning issues. I can respect the staff for their sympathy and helping to turn around our experience. Overall the brunch menu was great and the interior and ambiance were comfortable and charming.

Under different circumstances we would of had a great Mothers Day brunch here. Food and atmosphere were on point. Unfortunately the garage issue still weighs heavily. That valet company and garage owner should be sued (we were not the only people they screwed over) the family exiting behind us put a $20 bill in their machine and weren't given back their change. Crooked businesses like that should be run out of town.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We had breakfast (limited menu as it was right before their Mother's Day brunch started) and the food was excellent! Their buttermilk biscuits really are "killer." The decor & atmosphere is very cool and modern. Highly recommend!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Dallas)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Valet was hard to find and wasn't visible to drivers. Restaurant was empty on a Friday night. Wait staff was not knowledgeable on the menu. Bar isn't stocked properly. Managers were unkind to wait staff in front of guests. Fire alarm went of during dinner and we were asked to vacate the premises. Ambiance and branding was top notch, but not enough for me to return to this establishment.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Dallas)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Over priced for what it is and totally not worth it, will never return again. There craft cocktails where mostly ice and didn't taste good, returned one which was awful, we wanted the Thai margarita and apparently it's ridiculously spicy - ok why have something on the menu if no one can have it?? The food was nothing spectacular, ordered three seafood plates, many other great places to spend my money at. The restrooms are outside in the lobby of the building.

The evening we were there the fire alarm went off and we had to leave after just maybe have a few bites of our entrees. The server put our napkins over our food (three seafood plates at that) and when the firemen were done we were supposed to eat the napkin covered cold food to which we declined. Got the bill for our cocktails - 4 cocktails with tip came to $70!!! Are you kidding me?? Many excellent places in Dallas, not worth coming here.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Our service was extraordinarily slow and the food incredibly disappointing. The only saving grace was that they comped our meal. Though the staff was kind, I will not be going back and don't recommend that anyone risk it unless you are a very patient person with a small appetite.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on April 22, 2017

I was very impressed with the wait staff. Our waiter apologized for the slow service, however I didn't think that the service was very slow. As the restaurant became more crowded, the efficiencies were still there. I will go back for brunch on the weekends many more times.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (Dallas)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Service at breakfast slow and unprofessional. Restaurant was nearly empty. Took forever to get a server attention. Then he forgot to bring me my coffee for nearly 10 minutes. Nice front room and bar. Good food.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 16, 2017

We went for Easter brunch. The food wasn't terrible, but definitely was not worth the price. Everything was just okay. The server never offered us drinks bedsides the water that comes automatically, and when that ran out, she did not bring more. She was polite enough, again, just not exceptional. They didn't have any menus left, which wasn't a big deal because it was a buffet, it just points to their level of preparedness. I wouldn't be mad if someone wanted me to meet them there again, but I definitely wouldn't go out of my way to go back.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Went to Grayson Social for Easter Brunch. Food was ok, but not great. For $58 per person, I would have expected the waffles to be made fresh while you waited. Waffles were pre-made and were soggy. They were not special in any way. Bacon was not crisp. The food could have had more flavor. They had a biscuit bar, but the biscuits were cold and hard. The biscuits would have been so much better if they were hot! In general, the food would have been much better , if it was hot. There didn't seem to be much liquor in the mimosas. My bill for 4 people was $340. I felt the value just wasn't there. The best thing about Grayson Social was the service. Prompt service and the servers were very nice!

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 (Shreveport)·Dined on April 7, 2017

The patio/bar was pretty good with great happy hour specials. The dining room was pretty empty and just was lacking in super exciting energy. But the food was great. The biscuits are amazing. Cocktails are good.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on April 1, 2017

It sounds crazy but I have never had fried chicken, bacon mac and cheese, and cream corn taste bland before. Both our appetizer and main course was bland and lacked flavor. We had the shaved prime rib poutine as an appetizer....bland.

If Grayson wants to be open for another 5 months, they need to step their game up.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Great food not so great service although it seemed like they were having some larger issues!

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