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About Meddlesome Moth

Dallas' original gastropub, The Moth is a full-service restaurant in the Design District featuring custom cocktails and one of the finest selections of hand-crafted beers in the US. We feature local seasonal menu items and offer fresh blackboard specials daily. Our patio area is spacious for dining al fresco. Reservations are encouraged.

1621 Oak Lawn Ave.
Dallas, TX 75207
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Gastro Pub

Hours of Operation:
Lunch:
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Dinner:
Monday - Thursday: 3:30pm - 12:00am
Friday - Saturday: 3:30PM - 1:00am

Brunch:
Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm

**Social Hour: MON-FRI 4PM-7PM

Cross Street:
Hi Line

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(214) 628-7900

Website:
http://www.mothinthe.net/

Catering:
Please call for special catering orders.

Parking Details:
On street parking, parking lot and complimentary valet service.

Executive Chef:
Robbie Lewis

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Meddlesome Moth has accommodations for parties of virtually any size. From small seated dinners in our semi-private room, to cocktail parties on the patio or a buy-out of the space for you and your guests, we endeavor to accommodate most requests. Please contact events@mothinthe.net for more information

Meddlesome Moth Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Great Beer (31)
Creative Cuisine (29)
Good for a Date (29)
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Fun (27)
Great for Brunch (24)
Fit for Foodies (23)
Casual (23)
Neighborhood Gem (20)
Special Occasion (19)
Sunday Lunch (18)
Business Meals (17)
Worth the Drive (17)
Bar Seating (17)
Happy Hour (16)
Good for Groups (16)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Hot Spot (15)
Comfort Food (13)
Local Ingredients (13)
Cozy (12)
Great for Lunch (12)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
People Watching (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Tapas (10)
Authentic (9)
Romantic (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Healthy (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Seasonal (5)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Spicy (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Live Music (1)
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 (Dallas)·Dined a day ago

Very nice, overall. I noted that this was a birthday on the reservation and we exchanged gifts but the staff didn’t recognize it or say anything.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined a day ago

We do brunch every Sunday and I’ve been here to dinner and loved it and their brunch didn’t disappoint! I recommend for dinner or brunch. Great service and great food!

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 (Richmond)·Dined 2 days ago

Lively crowd but it was still easy to talk over the fabulous food. Great service, friendly and helpful wait staff.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 2 days ago

Had a wonderful late Valentine’s date. Our server Christian did a great job of suggesting things off the menu throughout the evening. Definitely have to listen on the bacon and vanilla ice cream for dessert.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 2 days ago

Food was great. I had Grilled Oysters which were very tasty. BBQ Shrimp as a main course, which was outstanding. And Cherry Cobbler for dessert, which was good. Food exceeded my expectations. The service I received from my waitress was lousy however. She seemed genuinely disinterested. Perhaps my ordering alcohol made her feel that the bill wouldn’t be enough for it to be worth her effort. Or maybe I rubbed her the wrong way. I saw other tables getting what looked like good service, so I’ll presume I experienced an isolated incident. I’d go back, if I found myself in Dallas again. But I’d avoid the waitress I had at all costs.

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 (Dallas)·Dined 4 days ago

A friend recommended the place and it’s become a favorite. The decor is refreshing and inviting. Food is exquisite. The mussels are ridiculously good and it takes all my self-control not to just drink the sauce through a straw. Cocktails and beer selection are great. Service always on point.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Dallas)·Dined 5 days ago

We’ve been here quite a few times, but the Valentine’s Day fixed menu was just short of terrible. The dessert was OK. The steak and sides were on par with Golden Corral quality. The appetizer was good (oyster duo). The salad was as after thought. For $190 (with tip) for two I would expect at least their typical quality. My recommendation is to skip this place on any fixed menu night.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We were celebrating a birthday and went for Sunday brunch. We all loved our meal and loved the interior. I want to go back for dinner or lunch.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great service and food

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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great time and food and service

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great evening out to celebrate a birthday. Had wonderful service, an attentive waiter who answered questions about the menu, and overall it was an awesome experience. Food is outstanding with everything tasting fresh, unique menu items, and the food came out very fast and hot as well.

Tags: Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Service wad GREAT, Drinks were GREAT food was mediocre at best

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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 9, 2018

My first time to the Moth, and my husband's second time. Wow! Impressive drink menu, fantastic service, and wonderful food. I was amazed and plan to return. Not too noisy (love it), and they have a bistro-ish feel inside.....well decorated and comfortable. The service was so good! You can tell our waiter knows his stuff and cares about his customers. Don't find that very often these days!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Good visit. Love the shrimp and grits

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 (Houston)·Dined on February 7, 2018

It was a little louder than I normally like for a dining location. But it was due to so many people having such a good time, so it was easy to just go with that flow.
Wait staff was really good. Even though you had a designated server, if you were looking around any staff person would ask if you needed something.
They had a large, expected group of 45 arrive just after we were seated. That slowed down a cocktail refill according to the wait person, but didn't really notice ourselves.
Food was good. The "sharing" plate theme was well explained leading to a great dining experience on a variety of great food.....I've already recommended this place to several people.

Tags: Tapas, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Fun, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Spicy
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 4, 2018

I love this place!! My Bibb lettuce & steak salad was delicious. Our server was great. We will be back soon.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Group of 6 really enjoyed our late nite after sport get together! Amazing Beer List! I loved the music has a slant toward alternative in a nice quiet way. Waiter picked perfect beer by my description of what I like. Good Variety of food choices liked by all. My hummus had cayenne on top and wish I was advised beforehand. So I couldn't eat all of my food choice. Definitely will go here again. NO Parking to be found, so plan to valet.

Tags: Healthy, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Organic, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Seasonal
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 (México)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great experience!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Two or three things we had were truly outstanding: the confit duck wings, collard greens, and a cocktail whose name I don't remember, but it was basically an old fashioned made with an infused Scotch. I've had a lot of different cocktails over my 60 years, but that was my GOAT so far! I would rate the duck wings as the best duck I have ever had also. The beer flight, mussels and wagyu beef tartare were all very good also, as well as my wifes' cucumber-infused cocktail. I keep thinking of this place for all the beers on tap they have, but their food is really outstanding!

Tags: Great Beer, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Second time to this restaurant and it seems to be a consistently pleasant experience. We had reservations but ended up just staying at the bar to eat. The bartender made great drinks and was attentive and friendly. As for food, we ordered mostly a series of appetizers, all of which were tasty and unique.
I would definitely dine here again.

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Bringing food was too spaced out between dishes server was not attentive, and server did not understand menu

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Great food and

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Food spectacular as usual. Service was a bit annoyingly slow at times.

Tags: Casual
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Food was burnt. Too noisy

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Had a great time dining at Meddlesome Moth, per usual! Always appreciative of this restaurant's willingness to accommodate same-day (and in this case, morning of) reservations. We came for brunch as a party of 3 and had a fantastic time despite the high noise coming from a large birthday party and a rowdy (loud) table of heavy drinkers next to us. Will definitely come back!

Tags: People Watching, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Staff was very friendly yet professional. Timing of courses was spot on. Food was excellent and interesting.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Food was perfect, and service was better than perfect. Thanks Liz!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Sat at the bar. Food was very tasty

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Great meal for our group of 12, menu eclectic, with fresh local ingredients, highly recommend!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Great food, great service, but challenges with parking. We attempted to valet as we didn't see any available parking lots. There was a long line and a 10 minute wait while the valets negotiated movement of multiple cars within their tiny lot. The valet service deserves a raise because they manage a live version of the Parking Panic puzzle game.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Casual
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Booked a reservation at was excited given I received an unsolicited recommendation. Our server was attentive and engaging. Food was excellent. The food was hot and visually appealing.

The issue leading to the Overall poor rating, a server for another table spilled an entire tray of Mimosa on my 11 year old son, completely soaking him and his clothes. He was upset and embarrassed. He went to the restroom to try and dry off and clean-up, by the time he returned his meal was cold. The restaurant didn't offer to remake his meal but did take the cost of his food off the bill. I would have expected the restaurant, given the issue, to adjust the bill to appropriately reflect the incident.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We had a great experience and would definitely come back for another date night. Overall we tried four different dishes plus dessert and coffee. The duck wings stood out the most - flavor was fantastic. The Chicken Oyster special stood out, the Pig and Fig was great, and the farro side was a great addition of vegetables when we were feeling a little too decadent. The only slight disappointment were the ahi tuna sticks, we thought the tuna was a little over cooked but the sauce was great. Coffee and the bourbon bread pudding were the perfect way to end our night. Great drink selection and an overall perfect date night.

Tags: Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Great Beer
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Food was delicious as always. Loved the Thai mussels. Very busy but server was fast and attentive.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The only thing bad I can say about MM is that we did not get our table exactly at our reservation time, but this did not bother us a bit. The food and service were outstanding, we’ll be back!

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on January 19, 2018

A small group of us gather here when we are all in town for business. We always enjoy the company and the evening. The variety of selection is as wide as it is interesting. We each pretty seasoned experimenters and delighted to explore. Must deduct 1 star on our food as the Rabbit Pot Pie we found a bit bland and the crust looked a little commercial, it was good just not as great as the other dishes were. We will be back!

Tags: Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Paleo Friendly, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Majority of the food was over-salted. The tuna skewer had zero flavor.
The mussels saved the dinner.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 18, 2018

I made a last min change in the reservation from 2 to 4 to 5! No problem! We seat at one of the u-shaped booths and it was perfect! The waiter was great and he suggests were prefect! A great place for friends and colleges to meet and eat! And the prices is great! Definitely my go to!

Tags: Tasting Menu, People Watching, Tapas, Great Beer, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Drab interior, drab food slung on the table by a depressed looking waitress who never made eye contact. My table was next to a standing bar area, and my conversations were interrupted by men stood there when my daughters and I were trying to enjoy our time together.
Really depressing place to eat .

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 14, 2018

This place is just wonderful with small plates to share. We are big mussel fans and they did not disappoint!! We also had the BBQ shrimp and ribs (not as big a fan on the ribs but none the less good). We also had a caesar salad which was fabulous! I will go again once I visit Dallas again oh and did I mention tons of beer!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Sunday brunch with family- great food, great service & great time.

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