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The Lounge Here, Dallas, TX

The Lounge Here

4.8
4.8
351 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

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

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What 351 people are saying

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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
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Dallas - Fort Worth

    Best Ambiance

  • Dallas - Fort Worth

    American

  • Dallas

    Best Ambiance

  • Dallas

    American

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  1. CP

    CyndiP

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    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.
  2. CR

    CharlesR

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    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.
  3. BB

    BryanB

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

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

    cg003

    Dallas

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, food was excellent!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite restaurant. Atmosphere, food and value excellence
  6. E

    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.
  7. OT

    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.
  8. LT

    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.
  9. OT

    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
  10. SJ

    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.
  11. AE

    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.
  12. OT

    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.
  13. S

    Shirl

    Dallas

    61 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall3food5service5ambience1
    Our first visit here. Food was excellent. Drink was great, but I have never seen such a small martini! Service was great. Noise level was HORRIFIC. Must be bad acoustics. Couldn't carry on a conversation. Maybe we'll go back on a Tuesday night at 6:00 pm. Not enjoyable.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Go here
  15. SB

    SteveB

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent as was the service. Highly recommend
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Hostess/Waitress was great. She never hovered and provided great recommendations
  17. TC

    TaraC

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Host greeted us with a smile. Our waitress was fabulous. Good was delicious and we will be back. Celebrated our friend’s birthday and they put a candle on the dessert. Super sweet people.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the ambience and staff.
  19. NC

    NateishaC

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere was amazing. The customer service was welcoming and kind. I would definitely go here again.
  20. SS

    SShaw

    New Orleans

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    We were in Dallas from Louisiana and we’re looking for a brunch spot on New Year’s Day. When we walked in we loved it. It has a very cool vibe and we were excited to eat there. They had a weird music set up situation going on with the dj station right at the front door. Music ended up being a little too loud the entire time. Service was okay. We went 30 minutes without getting our food order taken. Which was a little frustrating because there were like 3 water boys just walking around filling up water. But it’s whatever. We ordered the appetizer chicken caesar salad to split between the two of us, I ordered the biscuits and gravy, and fiancé ordered the duck egg hash. We didn’t get the salad until about an hour into being there. Food came about an hour and 20 minutes into being there. Everything was fine. Best thing was the chicken on the salad. Last annoying bit to the brunch was the bill. Everything was correct, but we got charged $3.00 to split the chicken salad. Which I thought standard when you’re splitting an entree and not spending a lot of money at a restaurant, but we had already racked up an $82 bill between the food and drinks. So, it just seemed a little bit of an unnecessary charge and my fiancé who had worked in restaurants for almost 10 years was caught off guard by that charge. Overall, atmosphere was great and (assuming it’s a newer restaurant) I think with time it’ll be a great place to eat. It was fine for a one and done brunch while we were in town.
  21. WO

    WesleyO

    Dallas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Patio wasn't to our liking, so we opted to move inside and they were very kind to do so after pointing out we were lucky due to so many reservations; however only 11 tables were ever sat with many, many more left empty during our entire visit. Overall it was nice, but we only ordered biscuits & gravy and yogurt. After an hour and twenty minutes it finally arrived. Staff was very nice, cute place, great vibe but the Chef was either late or just didn't want to cook lol. Our app came out quickly, so that was nice.
  22. RV

    RodneyV

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    New Years Day brunch. DJ was a little loud. Our server Brandon was great. Food was excellent as always. The overall experience was a little different from evening but still very good. I think New Years Day had challenges not usual. Lounge Here is a terrific place.
  23. C

    Cindy

    Phoenix

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great NYE dinner. Food and atmosphere were wonderful and service was great!
  24. CF

    CaraF

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New Year’s Eve dinner. Great new menu options. Scallops were perfectly cooked and my husband’s steak was great. Service was outstanding.
  25. JR

    JoeR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    The appetizers were great. We had the chicken fried steak which we did not like at all. Service was very slow.
  26. GC

    GaryC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    You wouldn’t even know it existed unless you step inside. Was pleasantly surprised when we went in. Also surprised how full it was during our earlier that we preferred res at 5:30 and people kept streaming in keeping the bar chair full Food was excellent as were the cocktails. Available parking in an adventure and they should post where to park. We will be back.
  27. KR

    KathyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The halibut was delicious, as was the pimento cheese appetizer. Our server was wonderful. He checked on us, but didn’t rush us. It was a little loud, but the atmosphere was very lively with many people getting together for Christmas. We can’t wait to go back.
  28. C

    Chaz

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    We dined on a Sunday night and they were out of everything we wanted. Said that's what happens on Sundays...just an FYI.
  29. g

    gabrielh

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love everything about this place. Great food and drinks!! Love the vibe
  30. JA

    JeremyA

    Dallas

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had great food and great service at this restaurant. The atmosphere is small, but comfortable, and the vibe is very welcoming.
  31. MR

    MichelleR

    Dallas

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was wonderful & service excellent as usual - will be back soon!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I work here but I came here for my date and the food was SO BUSSIN
  33. DC

    DanC

    Dallas

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a good meal. Service is friendly.
  34. SD

    SusanD

    Dallas

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful atmosphere, amazing food, waiter phenomenal.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cozy, intimate hidden gem in East Dallas. Perfect for date night then trip to Arboretum.
  36. MR

    MaggieR

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great bar, great restaurant! Food is always really good
  37. MB

    McBoyds

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love it! Just need to make it our regular hangout!! It’s the coolest place. Staff is awesome and they really do care that your food is perfect and you are having a great time!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always fabulous and romantic!
  39. r

    rmbcciv

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not much to say other than great as always. We truly appreciate the hostess hooking my wife and I up with the four-top booth as a thank you for getting there early which she said helped her manage flow better.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorites!!!

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 351 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

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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