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The Lounge Here, Dallas, TX

The Lounge Here

4.8
4.8
252 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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–12:00 am
    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

Popular dishes

Menu

Opening Act

  • Deviled Eggs$9.00

    smoked bacon, hot sauce, chives

    • Pimento Cheese$9.00

      crispy tasso ham, house potato chips, veggies

      • Crimson Lentil-Artichoke Hummus$10.00

        parmesan, veggies, tortilla chips

        • Fried Chicken Confit$15.00

          lollipop drumstick, buffalo sauce, blue cheese crema, arugula

          • Goat Cheese & Crab Toast$15.00

            tomato-bacon jam

            • Charcuterie Board$18.00

              house selection of cured meats and cheeses, seasonal or dried fruits, warm baguette

              Intermission

              • Soup du Jour

                • Cup$5.00
                • Bowl$8.00
              • House Salad$7.00

                mixed greens, tomatoes, sunflower seeds, goat cheese, citrus vinaigrette

                • Shrimp & Arugula Salad$16.00

                  cherry tomatoes, avocado, toasted pine nuts, parmesan, lemon vinaigrette

                  • A Southern Caesar Salad$16.00

                    blackened chicken breast, fried green tomato croutons, romaine, buttermilk caesar dressing, parmesan

                    • Borracho Mussels$17.00

                      cerveza, chili peppers, red onion, garlic, herbs, lime, warm baguette

                      Feature

                      • Shrimp & Grits$20.00

                        emmental cheese grits, tasso gravy

                        • Forest Mushroom Pasta$17.00

                          linguine, forest mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, capers, parmesan, roasted garlic white wine sauce

                          • Chicken Fried Ribeye$23.00

                            panko crusted wagyu ribeye, shaved brussels, duck fat gravy

                            • Grilled Lemongrass Chicken$19.00

                              airline breast, fried cauliflower "rice", shaved brussels, egg, fresh herbs, garlic, lemongrass sauce

                              • Halibut & Succotash$27.00

                                pan seared halibut, seasonal succotash, citrus beurre blanc

                                • Here Burger$15.00

                                  80/20 patty, smoked bacon, white cheddar, arugula, tomato, grilled onions, pickles, house ranch, southern bun, fries

                                  • Veggie Burger$14.00

                                    choice of organic vegan veggie patty or The Beyond Burger, white cheddar, arugula, tomato, grilled onions, pickles, house ranch, southern bun, fries

                                    Side Stage

                                    • Haricot Vert Amandine$9.00

                                      lemon, grilled onions, smoked almonds

                                      • Pan Fried Brussels Sprouts$8.00

                                        soy chili glaze

                                        • Mac & Cheese$8.00

                                          5 cheese sauce, potato chip crust

                                          • Fried Cauliflower Rice$9.00

                                            shaved brussels sprouts, egg, fresh herbs, garlic

                                            • Side Fries$5.00

                                              parmesan, fresh herbs

                                              • Entrée Splits$3.00

                                                Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                                What 252 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
                                                • 4.9Ambience
                                                • 4.6Value

                                                NoiseModerate

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                                                1. CP

                                                  CyndiP

                                                  New Orleans

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  Dined 1 day ago

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Perfect evening as always. Service is the best in Dallas! Small hidden gem with perfect food everytime.

                                                2. CA

                                                  CARISSAR

                                                  Dallas

                                                  1 review

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  We had a wonderful dinner here - our food was fantastic as was our service from Sage. We love this neighborhood spot!

                                                3. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Dallas

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Loved the lighting and the design of the space and the service was amazing! Delish food and unique cocktails! Only place I’ve ever seen Sotol!

                                                4. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Dallas

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                  Great experience. Food and ambience was great.

                                                5. FF

                                                  FinickyFoodie

                                                  Dallas

                                                  8 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  8 reviews

                                                  Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Very interesting neighborhood upscale restaurant. We had the deviled eggs and pimiento cheese to start which were both excellent then we split the chicken fried sirloin steak and it also was very good. The chocolate flourless cake was to die for. I'm new to the neighborhood but will definitely go back. The drinks we had were make to perfection. Reservations for dinner are a must as it is a small place.

                                                6. KO

                                                  KellyO

                                                  Dallas

                                                  10 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  10 reviews

                                                  Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  I’m really torn about writing this review because too many will know what a find this place is. Especially in East Dallas! The menu is limited but EVERYTHING is great here. Appetizers so good they combine to a nice meal and the sides as well if not an entree kind of person which I’m not. Best tuna Poke I’ve had anywhere and I consider their burger a standard. Lots of great options and really cool atmosphere. Dark and lounge like, perfect for dinner with friends. The bartender, Heather, one of the greats and Stephanie our server of choice is always on it! Say hi to Jocelyn at the door. She’s your in for the best seat in the house.

                                                7. EB

                                                  EarlB

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                  if you like mid century modern interiors and a coool vibe, check this place out - it's great!!!

                                                8. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Dallas

                                                  9 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  9 reviews

                                                  Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  The food… The service… The ambience is always on point. Everything was delicious and we always have a wonderful time. We love introducing friends to this place. It’s really Old Lake Highland/Little Forest Hill best kept secret.

                                                9. MH

                                                  MariaH

                                                  Dallas

                                                  13 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  13 reviews

                                                  Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Always a great environment and excellent food and service. The bartenders are especially talented. Grab a seat at the bar and enjoy the people watching and order one of their specialty drinks. A hit every time!

                                                10. CB

                                                  CharlotteB

                                                  Dallas

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                  overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                  pleasantly surprised once inside. A little difficult to find since there is 1 small marquee posting their name. Will go again for sure

                                                11. CK

                                                  CindyK

                                                  Dallas

                                                  39 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  4.0

                                                  39 reviews

                                                  Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                  overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                  Fun place to go. Love the atmosphere. Really good food.

                                                12. CM

                                                  CathyM

                                                  Dallas

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  Dined on April 13, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Ate at Here last night before a show at Fair Park. The food was amazing. I had the Ahi Tuna Poke and loved it. My sister had the shrimp salad and she was impressed. I love the ambiance and the layout of the restaurant. Will definitely be returning to try the rest of the menu.

                                                13. L

                                                  Libby

                                                  Dallas

                                                  10 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  10 reviews

                                                  Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Excellent service and food! The noise level is always high but it’s just to be expected.

                                                14. AM

                                                  AnnM

                                                  Dallas

                                                  4 reviews

                                                  2.0

                                                  4 reviews

                                                  Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                  overall2food2service1ambience3

                                                  I was really excited to go here, they have great reviews. The food was okay, too expensive for what it is. The service was SLOW. Especially for such a small place, the service was not great. The couple we were sitting next to, was rude and kept staring at us. They asked their waiter to open the bottle of wine on the other side- we didn’t hear why, but the tables were full on either side of them. Then they asked to be seated elsewhere? Not sure if it was cause we were Asian? My boyfriend and I were not loud or talkative at all, just eating and casual talk. But after coming here, I didn’t feel the staff was nice or the ambiance or crowds they attract here were nice. We didn’t need to spend the amount of money we did at this restaurant just to feel targeted or feel racism towards us at the end of the night.

                                                15. BB

                                                  BeauB

                                                  Dallas

                                                  4 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  4 reviews

                                                  Dined on April 8, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Love this place

                                                16. PS

                                                  PSJP

                                                  Dallas

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  1.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on April 8, 2022

                                                  overall1food3service1ambience4

                                                  715 reservation before an 845 show. Seated immediately, got drinks, gave our food order at 730 - an app, 2 salads, 2 sides. Told the server to "just send it all," thinking we would eat as it came out, pay, and leave. App came around 745, sides came around 800. At 800 told the server we needed to be somewhere at 845 and to either cancel the rest or box it to-go and to bring the bill. A few minutes later the server stopped by and said the food was working. At 815 I asked the hostess to tell our server to cancel the rest and to bring the bill. A few minutes later the server stopped by and asked if we still wanted the salads or to cancel. If it’s ready now we’ll take it boxed, if not then cancel, either way please bring the bill. Not upset we just needed to leave. A few minutes later she comes by and says our food is "on the line," I ask her to box it to-go and to bring the bill. At 825 no food or bill, supposed to be in our seats 10 min ago, we decide to get up and leave, obviously no one was concerned. Server ran out after us, I go inside to pay, asked her to remove the salads as we never got them and were still not boxed to-go, she got an attitude with me, "I can’t believe you would try to leave, I didn’t want to rush you so I coursed out the meal, I didn't know you had to leave, they have to cook the food." Ran card at 829, handed me the receipts, no pen, and walked away. Arrived late to the show and was almost denied entry. Coursed our meal despite requesting to send it all at once. Asked for the bill 4 times between 2 different people over the course of half an hour. Almost an hour for grilled chicken and lettuce? Come on. No acknowledgement we were celebrating a birthday despite being noted in the reservation. No apology or acknowledgement that the ball was dropped. No acknowledgement from management. The service we received this evening was less than acceptable.

                                                17. F

                                                  Fabulous

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on April 4, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  This place is remarkable in every way. I’ve returned about 6 times over the last few years. I don’t live in Dallas but always find myself suggesting Here to a friend when I’m in town. I went again last night With my wife and she absolutely loved it as well.

                                                18. PP

                                                  PorschesP

                                                  1 review

                                                  4.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                  overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                  The atmosphere was perfect for our four year date! My honey doesn’t like too many places, but he enjoyed himself, the deviled eggs and our time together!!!

                                                19. SB

                                                  ScottB

                                                  Dallas

                                                  48 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  48 reviews

                                                  Dined on March 29, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Went to The Lounge Here for a pop-up dinner. Was very impressed with the food, service, drinks and decor. Will definitely be back

                                                20. TT

                                                  TT23

                                                  Dallas

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on March 28, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Always a great meal in a great environment - love the space, the food, the staff

                                                21. AP

                                                  AmandaP

                                                  Northern MI

                                                  16 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  16 reviews

                                                  Dined on March 28, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  We went for the better half popup. As always service was wonderful. I love that they partner with local small businesses to showcase them. You could order off the regular menu for this event too. Drinks are all made well. My favorite local spot!

                                                22. TT

                                                  TommyT

                                                  Dallas

                                                  4 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  4 reviews

                                                  Dined on March 25, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Great food, good service, reasonable prices and congenial atmosphere.

                                                23. S

                                                  Sergio

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on March 24, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Amazing place! Amazing environment and staff! Drinks and food are great.

                                                24. GG

                                                  GregG

                                                  San Francisco

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on March 21, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Stephanie was awesome and Julie was very attentive. We would definitely come back for normal service or for more Better Half pop ups. The featured Amaros were a great addition as well

                                                25. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  San Francisco

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on March 21, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  One of our favorites. Never disappoints

                                                26. g

                                                  gringohm

                                                  Dallas

                                                  20 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  20 reviews

                                                  Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Great vibe

                                                27. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Dallas

                                                  9 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  9 reviews

                                                  Dined on March 15, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Better half pop up was excellent

                                                28. DH

                                                  DonnaH

                                                  Dallas

                                                  6 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  6 reviews

                                                  Dined on March 14, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Thoroughly enjoyed the PopUp dinner! Look forward to the next one.

                                                29. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Austin

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on March 13, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service3ambience5

                                                  Really cool little place! My wife and I enjoy trying new spots for date night and this hidden restaurant was definitely a cool experience. The server felt a little rushed but she was still very nice, the food was great and the atmosphere was amazing. Would definitely come back!

                                                30. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Houston

                                                  6 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  6 reviews

                                                  Dined on March 13, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Stephanie was such a pleasure! Awesome recommendations, attentive service. Reliable neighborhood gem.

                                                31. SD

                                                  SabrinaD

                                                  Los Angeles

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  Dined on March 11, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Always a great time! It’s like having a drink and dinner in your swanky living room!

                                                32. CH

                                                  ChuckH

                                                  Birmingham

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  Dined on March 9, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                  Great night and perfect food with excellant service

                                                33. L

                                                  Laurenk

                                                  New York Area

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on March 4, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Lounge Here is one of our favorite spots in Dallas!

                                                34. FG

                                                  FrankyG

                                                  Dallas

                                                  9 reviews

                                                  4.0

                                                  9 reviews

                                                  Dined on February 27, 2022

                                                  overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                  Went there just for cocktails. Service was great. Was a little disappointed with the current cocktail offering scope. Had them create a couple of cocktails off menu that were excellent.

                                                35. R

                                                  Rpas

                                                  Dallas

                                                  39 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  39 reviews

                                                  Dined on February 25, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Food is always good - had mussels and shrimp and grits. Don’t miss the deviled eggs or the brussel sprouts. Cocktails are always great!

                                                36. c

                                                  carolo

                                                  Denver

                                                  33 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  4.0

                                                  33 reviews

                                                  Dined on February 13, 2022

                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                  Really fun retro place with good food and ambience

                                                37. RC

                                                  RichardC

                                                  Dallas

                                                  1 review

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on February 10, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Coolest vibe ever The menu and cocktails are delish One the best mussels in the City

                                                38. AL

                                                  AlexLovesFood

                                                  Dallas

                                                  59 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  3.0

                                                  59 reviews

                                                  Dined on February 6, 2022

                                                  overall3food2service3ambience5

                                                  The atmosphere is great and the staff is super friendly. The food was mediocre and lacked seasoning, but for the price point, I don’t have high expectations. I’d go back and focus on food and apps.

                                                39. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on February 5, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service3ambience5

                                                  Solid experience. They were open during Dallas snowmageddon.

                                                40. SJ

                                                  SusanJ

                                                  Dallas

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on January 30, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Nice place, we’d never been to despite living very close. We were seated right away, never felt rushed - despite a crowded, busy evening, and the food was excellent. The prices were great too. I highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a cool place to dine with very friendly staff, great food and drinks and a great vibe

                                                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 252 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                                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–Sun 4:00 pm–12:00 am
                                                  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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