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The Lounge Here, Dallas, TX

The Lounge Here

4.8
4.8
380 Reviews
$30 and under
American
In our modern day culture of immediacy and convenience where chain restaurants, fast food and instant gratification are the norm, we find ourselves craving the out of the ordinary, the unique, the thoughtful destination. We want to feel adventurous and be treated special. And at HERE we aim to do just that.

The lounge, owned by Julie Doyle and Tim DeLaughter — founders of musical groups Tripping Daisy, The Polyphonic Spree, and local fave store, Good Records (next door), promises to whisk guests away into another place and time.

The decor at HERE is inviting and chic: casual enough for your post work happy hour and yet dapper enough to channel your inner mad men cocktail party. The room features a large photo mural by Rainer Judd, daughter of artist Donald Judd, adding a touch of Marfa to the space which has been a long time inspiration and continued friendship.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Bar Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–1:00 am

  • Phone number

    (214) 238-3374

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Lakewood / White Rock Lake

  • Cross street

    Garland Road/ Old Gate

  • Parking details

    Additional parking available across the street on Old Gate.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Trivia Tuesdays

    Multiple dates available
    Tue - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Geeks Who Drink brings their Small Batch Trivia format of live quiz to Lounge Here starting on Tuesday, February 21. Join us for 6 rounds of audio, visual and live hosted trivia. Our weekly quiz is free to play and we’ll be giving away gift cards from Lounge Here, Good Records, & other East Dallas favorite spots for our top teams at the end of the night. Geeks Who Drink rules limit the total number of players on your team to 6, so gather your smartest friends and come down.

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What 380 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Dallas - Fort Worth

    American

  • Dallas

    Best Ambiance

  • Dallas

    American

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  1. RahulC

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We have gotten the table right away. Food was good. The place was calm in the beginning. Then it became pretty noisy.
  2. JohnF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant NEVER disappoints. The staff is AMAZING, especially Stephanie!!!
  3. Stacy

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The perfect date night spot! From the drinks, appetizers and entrees everything we had was awesome!
  4. Marie

    Atlanta Metro

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a nice time! The food was good and the service was awesome. I liked the ambiance !
  5. AshleyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience! Love to bring first-timers, they are always blown away!
  6. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and food was as wonderful as always. Everything we had was delicious and the drinks were amazing.
  7. LaurenS

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love our time there. Best drinks, food and service every time.
  8. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fabulous! But a little loud for conversation.
  9. JackB

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2023

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Food quality was great but lacked flavor. Much of it seemed a bit bland. Waitstaff was perfect and very helpful!
  10. DawnS

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lounge Here is the perfect neighborhood bar/restaurant. The food is fantastic, they have a variety of unique drinks (my fav is the No 5), and the service is spot on. I love the mid-century modern decor, and the shrimp and arugula salad is one of my favorite salads in the city. I highly recommend this wonderful restaurant.
  11. NYer

    Dallas

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Food was good and service was great!
  12. KellyO

    Dallas

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    OUTSTANDING AS ALWAYS! We always request Stephanie as our server, so good! GO!!!
  13. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fav spot! Best east side secret
  14. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Table seating process was fast and courteous. Everyone on the staff was friendly, cheerful, knowledgeable about the menu and very willing to help with suggestions. The Lounge Here remains a treasure.
  15. SteveB

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Too dark during a recent brunch, but the food was stellar as always and the service provided by the staff was outstanding. I really love this local gem
  16. dallasina

    Dallas

    121 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    121 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The ultimate in the neighborhood spot that everyone loves. Fun urban mid-mod vibe in a cozy space with pretty lively late bar activity but not a huge crush. Cocktails are the most fun, wine list is accessible and interesting. Food menu is great though I ask humbly if they could bring themselves to put a steak on the menu. Service is always efficient and just friendly enough.
  17. DougS

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We arrived early at 5pm, so it was pretty quiet and our server took our order immediately. There were only really other people at the bar because it was Friday Happy Hour. The service was great, the food was exceptional and we really enjoyed it. By 6pm when we left, the restaurant was starting to get crowded so I would recommend going early. We love Lounge Here!
  18. HannahH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a 10/10 at the Lounge! My favorite restaurant in Dallas for cool vibes, amazing service and great food!
  19. Susie

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2023

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    2 servers in the entire restaurant is not a good thing. It took 2 hours for dinner. Server was rude at first but then realized it. Would go again for the food and ambience only
  20. SteveK

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This was our first time at Here, beautiful venue, reminds me a cool Palm Springs bars. Service was excellent, cocktails were great. The food was good but could have been hotter with more flavor. I ordered the fish which could have been cooked a bit better and the sauce was just room temperature. We will definitely go back and give it another chance. A great neighborhood find.
  21. DallasFoodie

    Dallas

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Service was off, but food was delicious as always.
  22. GabeA

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food was great, came out very fast, service was so-so, but it seemed other tables were getting better attention. Ambience is a big winner here.
  23. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The dishes were super good and a surprise for the hidden location.
  24. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lounge Here never disappoints. This was our first brunch visit and we were met with the same quality service, food and beverages that we have come to expect. The vibe is unmatched in Dallas and the attentive, yet laid back, service makes for an incredible experience every time.
  25. goodeats

    Dallas

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sorry to forget our servers name, but she was fabulous and made for a fun evening out with sisters and brothers! Definitely will be coming back!
  26. DanielH

    Dallas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had a lot of fun. The staff were energetic and helpful. I really enjoyed the music and decor and lighting and food and cocktails.
  27. EmilyB

    Alabama

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff did a great job making my birthday a very special occasion !
  28. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great for date night! Not too crowed, a great place for good food , good conversation or if your just looking to get a drink, great bar!
  29. CyndiP

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our waiter. So disappointed that it was his last night but we were a table of sailors so we got to talk to him about sailing adventures. We had been long time Sunday nighters, but had stopped when there was such a staffing turnover and staff didn’t seem to want to developer relationships with regulars. Last night was enjoyable and will come back and try to get the old feel back.
  30. CharlesR

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Nice quaint place in Lake Highlands. Small menu. Everyone seemed to like there food and drinks. I think it's a little overpriced for the quality of the food. Otherwise it was nice.
  31. BryanB

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great company, great service, great food, great drinks, great atmosphere. To sum it up… it was great.
  32. cg003

    Dallas

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, food was excellent!
  33. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite restaurant. Atmosphere, food and value excellence
  34. Eatingout

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friend and I go here everytime we go to a show at Fair Park Music Hall and love it! I had the shrimp and arugala salad and it was perfect.
  35. OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious!! I moved away a few years ago and was just visiting for the weekend. It was one of my favorite places when I lived in Forest Hills. It is even better now! Absolutely loved our waiter - he even took time to bring us the bottle of wine so we could take a picture of the label.
  36. LindaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience. It doesn't look like much from the outside but then you enter into the perfect restaurant/lounge we have been searching for. We will definitely return.
  37. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding dining experience. Food, service, and ambiance was absolutely amazing. Highly recommend. Will definitely be a return guest. 10/10
  38. SusanJ

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had such a great time at Lounge Here. Ashley took great care of us. She was very patient with my friend who always asks servers 1,000 questions. We had the charcuterie plate, always delightful, and I had a redfish special which was terrific. I finished with lemon icebox pie, also wonderful. I love how everyone there is trained to pick up dirty plates or pour water as they walk by. Such a great spot.
  39. AdamE

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall4food3service2ambience5
    It's a gorgeous spot - the finish out, the layout, the vibe, all of that is awesome. The food is pretty good, the service is a little standoffish which isn't the end of the world. Cocktails are awfully pricey ($17.50 for a smallish martini). All in all, it's definitely worth a visit for the ambiance, and certainly compared to the other upscale restaurant options in the White Rock area, it's near the top for food quality.
  40. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall1food4service1ambience1
    I used to really enjoy this place, but it is going downhill. We had to wait over 10 minutes after being sat to be greeted. The drinks were ok, I was sad to learn that their head bartender left. I brought 2 of my friends here who had never been so I ordered all of my favorites for them to try. We did 3 apps and 3 entrees to split between the 3 of us. Everything was delivered to the table at the same time. We barely had room for all the plates. By the time we got to try everything plates were getting cold. I mentioned something to both the server and manager and they didn’t seem to care. In addition to the horrible service, when I got the bill there is now a “non-cash” charge automatically added. When I asked the manager she said that it is something that they started doing and that a lot of restaurants are doing it! I’m not sure where, I eat out 3-5 times per week and I have not run into this once. Sorry to see a neighborhood favorite struggling, but I’ll take my $400 somewhere else next time.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Lounge Here offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (214) 238-3374.

The Lounge Here is rated 4.8 stars by 380 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today
Google Map for The Lounge Here

9028 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX 75218

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Garland Road/ Old Gate

  • Neighborhood

    Lakewood / White Rock Lake

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Bar Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–1:00 am

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary Southern

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Additional parking available across the street on Old Gate.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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