Nasher Cafe by Wolfgang Puck

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Nasher Cafe by Wolfgang Puck is an intimate dining space with minimalist decor and spectacular views of the Nasher Sculpture Garden. The cafe offers casual service: guests order and pay at the register with tableside service once seated. Executive Chef Chris Bardeloza designs seasonal menus which include sandwiches, salads, soups, daily specials, and brunch items on the weekends. Delicious vegetarian sandwiches and salads can be modified to accommodate vegans and other special dietary needs. A selection of beer and wine is also offered. Located in the Dallas Arts District inside the Nasher Sculpture Center, the Cafe is in proximity to the Dallas Museum of Art, Winspear Opera House, and Klyde Warren Park.
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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 5ambience 5

On the first screen I checked the wrong box. Everything was great including the manager--she was delightful.

f
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Understaffed, cold food and indifferent service. Will never go back.

DW
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our 2nd visit to the Nasher for lunch...and both visits were superb. The servers were as good as could be and the food was delightful...especially the corn and shrimp soup. Please make it a permanent offering. The view of the garden makes this the perfect place for a nice, leisurely afternoon.

Whatever attitude you enter with, it will be better when you leave!

DO
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a delicious lunch with friends in a lovely location. The shrimp and corn chowder was absolutely delicious. The service was excellent!

The location inside the Nasher Sculpture Garden is great!

G
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food, friendly service, lovely surroundings (it's an art museum).

H
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was OUTSTANDING. Wolfgang, give these guys a raise. Top notch from cashier to the cook and all points in between.

m
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Only problem we had that our order was very slow. New Chef and staff did not help but manager was very helpful after a 35 min. wait. Food was worth it

EA
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

A lovely lunch in a beautiful space. A tad expensive for what you get, but the quality is top notch.

RZ
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Very mediocre food and took a very long time when the place was mostly empty.

LE
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is excellent! I love the atmosphere!
We had 5 people with us, we all ordered something different from grill cheese, salad, soup, and specialty sandwiches. The presentation of the food on the plates is perfect! I never order or rarely eat desserts, but eating at Nasher Cafe, I make an exception!! Desserts are beyond amazing!!
I highly recommend Nasher Cafe!

ES
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 2

I work down the street at One Arts Plaza. We are kind of in a food desert and do not have a lot of options for eating within walking distance. It would be nice if the Nasher would consider opening up their cafe to the public for lunch time dinning. I was able to grab food by making an Open Table Reservation but wouldn't it be nice to just walk in? Also, I took my order To Go and was shuffled out a back of house exit... not so beautiful. Plus, what do museums have against signing things properly? It could be done in a tasteful way, no? Call me... that's what I do for a living. I have more comments on the Nasher store but that's not your department.

MM
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Went to lunch with a friend and sat on the patio. It was beautiful and quiet. The staff was so friendly and even sent over a piece of cake when they found out it was my friend’s birthday! We had a great experience.

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was good!

T
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Mother’s Day. Great atmosphere but valet, service and food are below average.

P
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, fantastic. Beautiful setting, good and consistent food, always friendly and helpful service

KN
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

One of the most beautiful restaurants in Dallas. The patio looks out on to the sculpture garden; basically you are eating in the midst of a world class museum.

M
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is amazing and the place with that view is perfect !! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️🌟

OT
Chicago
52 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A wonderful lunch experience with a million dollar view of the gardens. We were pleased to learn when you book your reservation on Open Table, that admission to the sculpture museum is included.

MT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a perfect outdoor patio lunch spot! To be able to enjoy a delicious lunch with excellent service, while admiring a Picasso and other statues in the Nasher garden, was such a delite! I felt like I was on vacation in my home city. I recommend this cafe to all locals and visitors.

TM
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A must visit! Great service, great food and reasonable prices! Reserving is a plus, check out their website for more info.

L
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We were 4 on a Saturday. In addition to the regular menu there was a lovely brunch menu. I ordered the chicken biscuit with honey butter and salad. Everything tasted fresh and delicious. The salad was very good with pine nuts, white raisins and cranberries and a light vinaigrette dressing.
All 4 of us ordered different menu items and all of us were thoroughly pleased. We also received a complimentary mimosa which was a lovely touch. The staff were helpful and friendly. It was a cold winter day so we sat inside. The seating area is rather stark but the view of the sculpture garden makes up for any lack of ambiance in the dining area! We all highly recommend this restaurant, cafe!

R
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

Attitude from staff.
W. Puck should be ashamed of the presentation of dishes. Salad wasn’t fresh. Cake came with a chunk missing as though someone had taken a bite and replacement looked as bad. We joked that staff had played catch with it. Coffee failed to be delivered as promised.
Disappointing.

C
Chicago
56 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

You come for the scenery. Great view of the garden. Food is mediocre: miso soup was full of salt, sandwiches were small and too much sauce.

MT
E. Tennessee
18 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Very upset.....Nasher gives open table their open times....set up reservation for 11am on Sunday.....was confirmed....showed up and didn’t open till noon!!!!!! Ridiculous!

HR
Dallas
80 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

I was pleasantly surprised at the venue...The food was good..the process of getting in was little confusing. But the space looking over the garden was beautiful....and the food rather museum cafe ish....but over all good....

LO
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I was surprised the valet wasn’t available. My friend had to park elsewhere and walk. Would’ve ok, but she uses cane so difficult for her.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service!

VE
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat inside at a great table by the windows overlooking the sculpture garden and had wonderful food-the California avocado toast and sweet corn soup are not to be missed!
Our waiter was so helpful and kind as well.
Awesome dining in a one of a kind museum!

LO
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service, food and ambiance. Totally recommend.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat before a matinee!

FD
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hidden gem.

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DT
Austin
51 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had lunch on a Sunday sitting at a window looking out towards the sculpture garden. The food was fresh, tasty and presented artistically. We ate all of it, plus the service was great. When you book the restaurant on Open Table the entrance fee is free.

JO
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good and relaxing place to visit. Good looking dishes!!