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The Lounge Here, Dallas, TX

The Lounge Here

4.8
4.8
316 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 18 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 316 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
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Dallas - Fort Worth

    Best Ambiance

  • Dallas

    Best Ambiance

  • Dallas

    Neighborhood gem

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  1. MR

    MaggieR

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great bar, great restaurant! Food is always really good
  2. 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!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always fabulous and romantic!
  4. 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.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorites!!!
  6. J

    Julie

    Dallas

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I had a really delicious dinner last night. Our server Stephanie was super knowledgeable and made great recommendations from the Salmon to the dessert. Highly recommend for a nice date night or dinner with friends. Nice atmosphere and a great team.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my fav Dallas restaurant. The location is lowkey & unsuspecting, the interior vibe is always swanky, intimate & chill. The cocktails are expertly crafted, the menu is familiar, yet elevated without being pretentious & the service is always on point. My date was beyond impressed with all facets of this place. She couldn’t stop mentioning how much she enjoyed it on our way home.
  8. TT

    TracyT

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed our time with friends here. The atmosphere is great for a fun night out with friends. The food is delicious, and the staff is attentive without being obtrusive or making you feel rushed.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    Food was amazing at always but our waitress Stephanie was absolutely awful. She was rude and inattentive. We have been here several time bc of the food but if the service is going to be like it was last night, there is no way I will pay those prices for that type of service.
  10. EG

    ElaineG

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Food was mediocre. Salad was skimpy and lackluster. Charcuterie spare. Service was aloof and rushed. Had had better experiences there. And sooooooo loud.😞
  11. T

    Tejasmom

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the food and cocktails. A little noisy, but it feels as if you've stepped into a sixties club.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best brunches we have had in a while. Also the live pianist was a wonderful touch.
  13. K

    Kendora05

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration. Love the look and feel. Friendly service. Fried oyster mushrooms are a must. Drinks are very tasty!
  14. W

    Wendy

    Dallas

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in Dallas!
  15. DS

    DebbieS

    New Orleans

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time to go there and we LOVED it. Our server was terrific our food fabulous and we loved the ambiance!
  16. C

    Cody

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambiance was amazing and you didn't feel like you were near White Rock Lake in Dallas. I felt like I was in a movie from the '60s! We got the lemongrass chicken and the burger. Both excellent choices. Perfect place for a date night if you are wanting something a tad different. The prices are a little higher than I expected but the quality was on point so I understand why. I would definitely recommend Lounge Here
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Like everywhere they needed another waitress/ waiter. Service was slow but our waiter was very courteous and accommodating. The chicken dish was good but the side vege mix was weird. Didn’t care for it. Drinks were tops though. It was very loud but I guess that’s the vibe.
  18. SD

    SusanD

    Dallas

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    FVulous food, fabulous waiter. Will definitely be going back!
  19. MG

    MeadowG

    Dallas

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    One of my all-time favorite neighborhood gems in ALL of Dallas. You go HERE for the grown-up atmosphere, for the killer menus, but mostly for the best service in town! We love to come often and try everything on the menu HERE
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excited to try Here for brunch! We were not disappointed. Can’t wait to go back and have an East Dallas brunch spot!!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of the most special restaurants in Dallas. It is fabulous food atmosphere and service. They make every diner feel like VIP. We are not but we love to be treated as if we were!!!! Thank you LH for always treating us like VIPs!!! The food last night was out of the park!!
  22. CN

    CharlyN

    Dallas

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Will definitely be back.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Here Burger was very tasty. Speciality cocktails were also great.
  24. K

    Kropster

    Dallas

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food is always great. Service was good. The noise level is sometimes deafening. Wish they could improve acoustics and it would be perfect.
  25. RJ

    ReneeJ

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lounge Here is a rare find. It has an amazing atmosphere, wonderful eclectic food, great cocktails, and wonderful service. We love coming here!
  26. K

    Kelly

    St. Louis

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was wonderful. Cocktails and food were fantastic. The cornbread cake dessert is a must have! Highly recommend!
  27. m

    merjerm

    Dallas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Atmosphere was nice. Food was as interesting as it was delicious. Pricey.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The Lounge Here is hidden gem! Located on the Far East side of Dallas. Feels like you are moving away from all the nice places and around the entrance of a sketchy location & when you open the door, there it is all in its hidden glory, like you are entering a magic hideout. Beautiful designed restaurant & great ambience. Service was outstanding. Extremely friendly & courteous staff. Snacks were definitely good, as we were there for only snacks & drinks. Loved every bit of it. A perfect place for a date night. Anniversary spent well. Will definitely go back. This place tops one of my favourite places. HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mac and cheese is fabulous. We shared a serving between 3 of us for an appetizer. Cocktails were excellent! All three of us had the chicken fried ribeye with shaved grilled brussel sprouts as it always hits the spot but you can't go wrong with the burger and fries either. The atmosphere is so warm and inviting. You'll feel like your sitting in the booth of an upstairs airplane lounge with the iconic curved wall melting into a chic living room from the 70's. Great date night or an evening out with a few friends type of place. Make a reservation!
  30. KD

    KimD

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From start to finish, everything was amazing. The halibut was perfect. We plan to be back again soon.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I chose this wonderful place to celebrate a friend’s birthday, because it’s my favorite spot, and I knew she would love it. The other three couples with with us had never been there, and kept commenting on what a great date night place it was, and how much they liked everything about it. We all had a lovely evening, and our server was the perfect balance of attentiveness and letting us visit without unnecessary interruptions. We felt very well taken care of, and I expect the others will add Lounge Here to their date night destinations, as well!
  32. T

    Terita

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as always!! We love it!! We enjoy the food, love the atmosphere ... and servers are always attentive!
  33. B

    Barrett

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    I've always enjoyed my experiences at The Lounge Here, but last night the service was lacking. We arrived for our 7:00 reservation and were seated relatively quickly, but no waiter or waitress came to our table until 7:18. The restaurant was busy and seemed understaffed, but it was a long time to wait to be greeted and to place a drink order. Especially considering our final bill was $280.62 before tip, it seemed like poor service for such an expensive meal. The food was good, but the service was lacking. There are so many great places to eat in Dallas with fabulous service that I'll probably take my friends and family elsewhere next time.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    Server was rude, food was average and overpriced
  35. DD

    DistantinDallas

    Dallas

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was outstanding. The service and servers were amazing, the drinks were excellent. We had a great time and will come back.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual Here Lounge delivered and was exceptional!
  37. J

    Jamesn

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service great food great kind a wish we were not seated by the bar it was a little loud
  38. DH

    DonH

    Dallas

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    We had our anniversary dinner at Lounge Here and, overall, had a pleasant experience. The appetizer was fried oysters with a slaw-type salad and was very good. The entrees were good, but my chicken fried ribeye could have been better. The batter was crispy and well seasoned. The cut of meat did not meat expectations as a "ribeye" as it was quite thin and a little chewy. Still good, but not great. My wife's halibut was very good. Dessert was s'mores in a cup and it was delicious. Service was very good. Was a little disappointed that I indicated on the reservation that this was an anniversary dinner but there was no mention by hostess or waitress of the special occasion. I won't lose any sleep over that, but it would have been a nice touch for them to have noticed that and commented. Overall, a good experience. We dined here once many years back and wanted to give it a shot again. I don't think we'll be racing back but would still go again.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Here Lounge did not disappoint! Celebrating a friend’s birthday there was very nice!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The experience was wonderful! Great service, lovely food and beautiful atmosphere! I’ll return again soon!

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 316 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 18 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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