J. Theodore

4.7
906 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Step into the Frisco new American Grille where you'll be welcome by our friendly wait staff, bartenders, and barista. Come enjoy our new contemporary menu & energetic atmosphere. We looking forward to serving you!

Fireplace Patio Dining. Experience an evening in the city of love and lights!

Looking for the best desserts in town? Indulge in one of our made from scratch baked goods: red velvet cake with cream cheese icing, blackberry creme brulee, warm bread pudding, and more made fresh daily in our bakery.
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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vipTinikaD
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always good, Zachary is always nice - we enjoy dining here with the family.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great mimosa bar for my brunch!

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vipMichaelK
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Service was prompt and friendly. Live music was great. Best Old Fashion I’ve had outside of New York or Chicago. Can’t wait to go back.

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vipVickiV
Dallas
34 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner menu and so hard to decide from. The Chicken pillared and lamb chops were excellent. Lovely evening and excellent service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and ambiance! Our server was busy with a couple of larger parties but did an excellent job making sure we were taken care of.

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Sdyer
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place is really great! Never disappoints.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice birthday lunch on the patio

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AmyN
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places hands down!!!! Love it!

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HeatherM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great meal. Loved the bread at the table and service.

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vipGgarcia
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! From the appetizers to theain courses and oh so delicious dessert, it's now become one of our favorite restaurants in Frisco and the surrounding area. Highly recommended and a must!

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vipClevelandcosar
Dallas
151 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and good service. I took a friend for her birthday and they acknowledged it which made her very happy. Food is great but cakes are awesome!

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vipfriscofamily
Dallas
37 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great place. Neighborhood gem.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, food was delicious!

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vipBing
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there, fantastic breakfast. Will definitely return.

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KatieB
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect menu, prices, atmosphere

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lizp
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Have eaten breakfast before and it was really good so we wanted to try it again for dinner. Took our daughter for her 21st bday and honestly, don’t feel we need to go back. Service was insanely slow. French onion soup was bland - didn’t taste like the French onion soup I know. Could have also used salt & pepper. Portobello tacos were one note - that too needed at least salt & pepper, if not something else. Tomahawk pork chop was overcooked. Pesto pasta was heavy on sauce, which too was one-note. Needed at least salt & pepper in the sauce - chicken was flavored perfectly with salt & pepper, but not the pasta/pesto. All 3 of us were very disappointed - 2 of us couldn’t finish our meals. Husband only finished his pork chop as he was hungry. Everything was one-note needed seasoning, protein was over cooked. Not what we expected for a pricier joint.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Love the experience and ambiance for lunch. Menu is wonderful! Our server was not as good as we expected and showed zero emotion or pleasure that she was a server. I hope she gets better - maybe a bad day.

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TexasDiDi
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the new seating and decor. So many choices on the menu that it was hard to decide what to have! I had the salmon and it was phenomenal...it will be hard not to order that every time but I want to try some of the other options! Wonderful service and ambiance!

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lgroh
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Went for brunch and our waitress was less than thrilled to be there. There was a DJ on Saturday bumpin music really loud with rap mashups. While I like rap music, it felt really out of place for the time of day and ambiance. Food was ok. Espresso was serviced in a cappuccino cup which is very wrong. Cheese board was very uninspired and lacking. The decor indoor/outdoor was really cute though. Wanted to love it but it just fell flat.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Just when I think the lobster benedict can’t be beat, I end up ordering the mussels and I will never be the same.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

J Theodore ALWAYS has their A game ON! We never leave feeling disappointed. Whether it’s a special event or just a pop in for lunch or girls drinks they take excellent care of us, drinks are spot on and they always go the extra mile!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience except restaurant was way too dark and we couldn’t read the menus or see each other well.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

a dj was playing way too loud at 10am. other than that was a great experience

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vipLTHikers
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. It’s our new meeting place.

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vipCarolR
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious lunch and great service

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vipBethP
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Super disappointed in the inconsistency of the wait staff...if it weren’t for the owners we would not come back. I have reservations for Tuesday and 12/27, but not sure I’ll be back sadly. Love the atmosphere, live music and cocktails...but the most inconstant waiters around. Olivia is amazing and should ask for her. I’m gluten and dairy free and the waiter tonight acted like he knew what I needed to not get sick, but he was clueless.

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ToniS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!!!! Love the love
Music and the patio. Also the wine selections!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love J. Theodore

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vipMicheleB
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent!

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DorisS
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been here multiple times and every time we have been very pleased with the ambiance, food is delicious, prices are very feasible. By far one of my fav places in Frisco! Sunday vibes are the best!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!! Drinks ,spot on! Enjoyed the DJ

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall4food3service2ambience5

Tiniest shrimp cocktail ever.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

We came here the day after thanksgiving with my in laws and dinner started out great with cocktails and we ordered two bottles of wine. At about 9pm, they turned the lights down to where we could barely see our food and they had a DJ playing heavy rap and hip hop music. It was definitely not what we were expecting and not where I would have chosen for my in laws had I known.

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ChrisS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Having a loud DJ doing wrap type music cheapened the experience.

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vipth79
Dallas
54 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This was my first time here since it became J Theodore. Had a patio lunch reservation on a weekday and I must say almost every table was occupied! Very nice patio ambiance. Not totally sure each table had 6 feet distance between them however.
Service was good but not great, the waiter didn’t offer any suggestions. The complimentary bread was delicious, served warm with butter. We split the Brussel sprouts appetizer which was huge for 2 people. The portabello tacos were very good, but the corn side was lacking in flavor a bit. My friend had the chicken paillard which she said was a bit heavy but good. I will definitely return and try some different items.

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vipGeniya
Dallas
35 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience as always!!

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vipWilliamH
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Noise level was very uncomfortable with loud music and a large party of rowdy girls screaming, literally. Everything else was great.

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RodDB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The was a table of 7 to 8 young adult that were extremely noisy, drunk and loud. One woman took her blouse off. Their table was right in front of the bar. Other customers were also very annoyed. Management did nothing to resolve the problem.

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vipHawk
Dallas
91 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed the food and service. The mussels were fantastic. The drinks were somewhat unique and quite reasonable. Overal a good experience and worth repeat visits.

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ChrylTea
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Six ladies met for lunch and to celebrate birthdays. The ambience outside is very nice and they do not rush you out. Which is saying a lot with the capacity restrictions. Most of us enjoyed our meals. I have been there a few times before and tried a different salad. Sadly, the chopped salad was extremely salty even with little dressing applied. I'd recommend their flatbread, brussel sprouts and truffle fries. They are very good.

FAQs

J. Theodore offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (214) 705-7775.

J. Theodore is rated 4.7 stars by 906 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.