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Lit Kitchen & Lounge

3.0
3
70 Reviews
$31 to $50
Fusion / Eclectic
Chef Jimmy Tessier, native of Fall River Mass, brings 30 years of progressive culinary experience to the Dallas scene. A protégé of celebrity Chef Emeril Lagasse, Chef Jimmy spent 18 years in Las Vegas opening 11 restaurants to his credentials. Chef Jimmy describes his food as "fusion", a steakhouse with swag incorporating French, Italian, and Japanese dishes.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Fusion / Eclectic, French, Japanese

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–2:00 am Happy Hour Tue–Fri 3:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (214) 214-6969

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Jacket Preferred

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    North Harwood st and wenchell ln

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 70 people are saying

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

3.0
3 based on recent ratings
  • 2.7Food
  • 3Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 2.7Value

NoiseEnergetic

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  • Dallas - Fort Worth

    Good for groups

  • Dallas

    Good for groups

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service5ambience2
    I came with a group of 8 last night and although our waiter was great and very nice, half of the entrees came out and then the other half came out an hour a half later. By the time I got my entree it’s been 2 hours and everyone else already ate. For the price of the food, we should NOT have to wait that long. We kept being told “the food is ready we’re bringing out right now” but then waited another HOUR. I know it wasn’t the waiters fault but it made the experience not good.
  2. RD

    RoniD

    Houston

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    Overpriced and underwhelming received 3 chicken nugget sized pieces of chicken for $20 never again
  3. TW

    TracyW

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    The food was not good and the waitress bring your food is slow they forgot your order when you order. If it a large party they will put everyone order on one recipe. I want go back
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food2service4ambience4
    Birthday party
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    The restaurant was extremely nice… the love music was A1 being that I’m a musician myself and knew the band personally… my problem was the FOOD!! It was horribly over priced, lacked flavor and did not deserve the 25% gratuity charge… my food was $165 for 2 drinks, 1app 1 side and 1 Maine entree… thoroughly unsatisfied will come back for the music but will go eat elsewhere beforehand!! 👎🏾
  6. HB

    HeatherB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Food was bland no flavor at all, one dish was cold. Out of the 5 dishes we order only one was semi good. Waited 30 mins for our server to come. Which she was very nice and not her fault there was only 2 or 3 servers working that night. Don’t agree with the 20% gratuity on a ticket of one person. -100/10 definitely won’t recommend to others. Vibe was great and decor as well.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday Celebration
  8. E

    Eugenia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Booked a red at 9pm and was not seated until 9:45. Food very bland and over priced. Had the jalapeño margarita as requested by server 0/10 not good. Nice ambiance but that’s all.
  9. UW

    UtopiaW

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    The atmosphere was nice, The place looks fantastic. Customer Service was nice as well. Food pricey and nasty Drinks tart and nasty Service extremely slow and very unorganized. It was a Birthday reservation.. The DJ did a shot out for everyone Birthday reservation except for mine. The place is cool for music and pictures. That's it That's all ...
  10. T

    Tiff

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall3food1service2ambience5
    Food too greasy Rice was too mushy and greasy Salmon overcooked on the outside, inside still a bit raw, and greasy Drinks were amazing Y’all need more food items.
  11. RS

    RoyaltyS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Food was disgusting and manager was very rude we were escorted out because we didn’t wanna be accommodated with drinks for the glass that was broken on us by our server. The only good thing was the dj would never return here!!
  12. N

    Nicole

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    We waited over an hour for our appetizer of French fries and sushi, our server was new so we extended grace but she knew absolutely nothing about the menu. My entree came out (a very very small and unseasoned $62 steak) and my friend’s flatbread didn’t come until an hour after my steak. It was not busy at all, we were one of 3 tables, so there was no excuse for the poor service. They do not offer any kind of birthday dessert without paying $18 for it which was disappointing. And they charge an automatic gratuity (no matter the party size) plus a service charge (which would essentially be the same thing) and an alcoholic beverage tax (the drinks were terrible) on top of regular tax. Overall we paid a lot of money for terrible service and not great food.
  13. T

    Trece

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice lounge vibe! Went for jazz night, the band was amazing! I enjoyed the food and music!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience1
    I was expecting a lot since it was so hype. It was dead and we waited over 45 minutes to get our check. The music was GREAT but it was so incredibly loud that we couldn’t talk. There are also like NO where to take pictures besides the bar.
  15. EB

    EeeeBYRD

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had a great time sitting at the bar having our meal. We were a little disappointed that we were asked to leave because of a private party planned. I wish we were told that ahead so we would be prepared mentally that we must leave at certain time.
  16. EC

    EdmondC

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    My wife saw LitKitchen on social media and we decided to try it on an our normal Thursday date night at 6:00 PM. The ambience was nice however the service was poor the waitress took too long to take me and my wife's order and she wasn't available because she worked several positions. I ordered a $70 ribeye that had no flavor. My wife had sushi and the worst scallop fried rice ever. It tasted like it had ginger in it which was tasteless. Not only is the food bad, it's very expensive. My bill was $266 for a steak, sushi, fried rice, 2 apple martini's and one shot of scotch. If you don't mind wasting your money and don't care about taste then this is your spot. THe Valet was $15 to park your car as well. We eat out 3 tp 4 times a week and don't mind spending our funds for good food and service! But this was not a place to add to our list! A very unhappy couple!
  17. Q

    Quisha

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    The DJ and the ambience was great! The DJ made sure to play all of the jams. It would be nice to hear some updated music as well and not just old school. Overall, I can't complain about the DJ. The menu was subpar. There are not a lot of good choices and the options that we wanted wanted were either SOLD OUT or No longer on the menu. That was a bummer. We ended up just ordering anything since we were already there. It took so long for our food to come out - it was cold. The waitress was all over the place - it seems as though she was new. We kept asking for water and drinks. At one point, half of my party went to the bar to order their own drinks. This could be a really good spot if they can work out all the kinks especially the menu and waitstaff.
  18. MB

    MyaB

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    If I could I would give this place a negative star. It has potential to be great, but the service was the worse ever. The food was nothing spectacular. Very bland. The manager recovered from the server errors but the errors were Beyond horrible. None of the food came out together, none of the drinks were served before the food none of our waters were refilled. It’s no way maddi (the server) should have had 2 big parties at once. She was highly over whelmed and wore it on her face and attitude.
  19. C

    Cjordon1

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The band was live and on point but a bit loud to hear myself talk. Food and drinks were amazing. This is my second time visiting and I’ll be back.
  20. D

    Denitra

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience4
    This place has so much potential, but has a lot of room for improvement. We waited to be sat an hour after our reservation. The food came out very slowly, and several people finished their food before others had even received theirs. The staff and management were very apologetic, but that’s no substitute for a poor experience overall.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    I made a reservation for $50 for 2 people. My friend ended up being very late. They would not seat me until she arrived and I had to pay an entry fee. $60 total without any drinks or food. It seems like a rip off honestly.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The place is cute with lots of area to take pictures but the food took FOREVER to come out. 1.5 hour is ridiculous. Half of our party got their food first and the rest got their food after way later. Plus the food was not even good. Service was terrible as well. Will not be back.
  23. R

    Ronn

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    I won’t be going back. I made a reservation for my birthday of 10 people. It took 1.5 hrs to be seated and 30 minutes to order 1.5 hrs to redefine that was disgust and sent back immediately just to be charge $92 with $25 added gratuity. We only saw the waitress to take orders and bring our food and free apology shots. My birthday night was ruined basically. The manager Bri tried her best to accommodate but the service and pricing aren’t worth it at all. 0 out of 10. They should just get rid of the food service Ok music
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    I had a reservation at 8:45pm. My friends and I got there at 8:40 and the host told me she can’t seat us because the table She had reserved for me still had people there. She told me they have 20 mins left on the table. She offered my friends and I a seat in front of the dj booth. It was uncomfortable set up for dinner but we made it work. She wasn’t as friendly and had a attitude when I asked her for menus. We got seated and immediately ordered our drinks. It took 25 minus for the drinks to come to us. The waitress informed us that the kitchen was backed up so we ordered as soon as we can. The place is super cute, I love the Dj, the food was okay, but the service was not that great.
  25. SM

    ShanequaM

    New Orleans

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    I was hoping for a good experience after reading the reviews. My waitress was very kind. We were also seated within a few minutes of our reservation. The sushi was good and the presentation was nice. We placed four orders and only received three. They were all on the same ticket. The waitress told us the ticket got lost. That would’ve meant no food would’ve came out. The drinks were terrible. Juice and water with a sprinkle of alcohol. There are better places to have dinner and music. Very disappointed birthday dinner.
  26. TA

    TeilaA

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    The only nice about this place was the ambience and the DJ! Service was hella slow and you would think it would be better since they make you make a 20% tip ($130) tip from our group with below average service and food. Would never come to this place again! Then was rushed to get up from our table after we waited a long time for the server to take our order. Half of the time wasted was because of them. The nerve!
  27. CH

    CicleyH

    Tampa

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience1
    The DJ was terrible. Listening to Jingle Bells on a Friday night was not what we were expecting. The waitress was very sweet and attentive. Not sure if we would give this place another try.
  28. E

    Elondria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This restaurant is an ENTIRE VIBE! Came here with 3 of my sisters to celebrate their birthdays (SCORPIO SZN) and let’s just say we will for sure be back! The ambience the waitresses! OMG BRI IS AMAZING. I mean all the waitresses were amazing and beautiful too. Food was awesome, drinks were affordable… if you’re thinking about going do yourself a favor and JUST DO IT! You won’t be disappointed
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    The overall experience was lackluster, aside from the decor and ambiance. The restaurant published cocktail and meal specials that were not in alignment with the actual offerings. Even after being presented with promotions from their own social media accounts, the managers refused to honor said promotions. The food was overpriced when compared to restaurants with higher notoriety, such as Capitol Grille. Moreover, the cocktails cost a minimum of $20. Again, more established bars and restaurants have better offerings and prices. Lastly, the restaurant refused to split the bill. I would not recommend ever.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came for my friends birthday, our server (Maddie, I think?) was amazing, attentive and knowledgeable. The bartender was awesome as well. Great experience.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    This was my first time going to this restaurant, even though the Strawberry Hennessy drinks were a 10 out of 10 and the ambiance was really nice.. sadly those are the only positive things I can say about my experience. I was interested in checking out the “Jazz is Lit” event, but saw you had to make a reservation in order to get food so I thought why not eat food and then listen to the live music. When me & my fiancé walked in to check in, some of the girls that were there I felt were being kind of rude. Granted I was late for my reservation but I did call ahead to let someone know, as well as make sure it was still ok to come which they still said it was fine to show up. One of the girls was helpful and showed urgency like she wanted to help us get seated while the other two just looked annoyed and like they didn’t want to be bothered. The girl that was checking for the tickets to watch the “Jaz is Lit” event I felt was the most rude. We finally got to our table, the band started playing and singing which was actually nice. We ordered our food and enjoyed each other’s company and music until the food came out. I ordered the chicken Parmesan lollipops, the mashed potatoes and Mac & cheese. My fiancé got the shrimp and grits. The chicken lollipops tasted like fish sticks basically. My fiancé said the same thing so we didn’t even bother trying to finish it. The Mac & cheeses was inconsistent, it was hot in some places and cold in others. The mashed potatoes were okay. My fiancé didn’t like his shrimp and grits either. Overall it was just something to do and try, but I wouldn’t go back.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Nice lounge, great service with good food and drinks!
  33. BP

    BrieP

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Service was not good. Waited over 10 mins to be greeted with water. Caught a server walking by. She provided free shots for the table. She was better than Briana the server I had. She finally showed & disappeared for extended periods of time. Just no. Drinks and shots were sour, Prickly Pear Paloma. Sushi Tacos (a little salty), & Rose Roll were good. However, I had to ask for chopsticks & then Briana brought me sticks & soy sauce with no bowl. Shrimp & Grits, NO. Brick Chicken, NO. Vibes were great. Music choices were good, but the dj changed the song so fast you couldn't really get into it. Love the photo booth. Restroom smells like a sewer. Yuck. Overall.. I won't be back for a redo. The Google reviews are off. No way this place is 4.0 stars. 4 different types of "service fees". Spend your money elsewhere.
  34. B

    Bella

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ayeee....we outchea for Jazz Wednesday w Kim. It's Lit baby
  35. AP

    AmberP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been here a couple times and each time I loved the service the food is amazing it’s cute for a date and even better for a birthday I’m in love with the place
  36. RF

    RosaF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    This a fun place to go for pre-club festivities. The food was ok, but definitely not outstanding. The only thing that was disappointing is the $25/person fee if people don’t show up. We had booked for 8, with 2 people no showing so we were charged an extra $50 fee even though the restaurant wasn’t completely booked, nor were we sat at an 8 top table, so we weren’t taking up extra seats. The “disclaimer” regarding the fee is at the beginning of your reservation when you put in your credit card info.. but can be easily missed. So i wouldn’t recommend booking this place unless you FOR SURE know that all of your friends are showing up.
  37. a

    amey

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience4
    I had a reservation for 2, hoping to get some nice views, etc you know get thee full package. We were seated alllll the way at the back behind everything in these cheap stools, mind you not like the regular chairs they have in there that are cute and decorated. We were sat at the only table, THE ONLY TABLE with those cheap $10 stools. No views of nothing. And then charged a 20% gratuity of my meal. That’s crazy, I’d never come back here ever. The girl who sat us was beyond rude.
  38. JJ

    JamesJ

    Dallas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Nice location and good service. Completely overpriced though.
  39. A

    Ashh

    Dallas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    Horrible service,one of the managers was cool but overall an unpleasant experience. We were overcharged, they won’t split checks.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience4
    Horrible service. Out of 3 of us two of our entrees came out at the same time. The 3rd entree arrived 20-25mins later. After we saw the server sir the food down at another table and then eventually brought it to our table. As we were awaiting our checks we asked to speak with management. After 20mins goes by our waitress says the manager said it’s a busy night and he can’t talk right now. My friend had to get up and go find the manager after another 20mins or back n forth with manager …he finally took her meal off the ticket. Like he should have done when the issue was brought to his attention. I’ve dined at 5 star restaurant locally and internationally and have never been so disrespected and disappointed in an establishment where I’m spending my money. Save your time and your money.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Lit Kitchen & Lounge is rated 3 stars by 70 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for Lit Kitchen & Lounge

609 N Harwood St, Dallas, TX 75201-2963

Additional information

  • Cross street

    North Harwood st and wenchell ln

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–2:00 am Happy Hour Tue–Fri 3:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Fusion / Eclectic, French, Japanese

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Jacket Preferred

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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