About Neighborhood Services Bar Room & Broiler
Preston Hollow's Neighborhood spot.
Dallas, TX 75230
Hours of Operation:
Open for dinner service
Friday - Saturday: 5pm-11pm
Royal Lane at Preston Oaks Shopping Center
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Self parking in Preston Royal Oaks parking lot
Neighborhood Services Bar Room & Broiler Ratings and Reviews
We were very disappointed with the quality of the food for the price we paid.
The 3 scallops I ordered were tough and on the small side. We had been there several times prior and did not have any complaints.
Sorry to say, we would not recommend this restaurant.
I live around the corner from NHS, and have been there many times over the years. It had probably 6 month or a year since my last visit. I have always loved the service and food at this place. Unfortunately, on my last visit the food or the service were not good.
The noise was deafening! We were unfortunately seated at a banquette in the front room. The smoked salmon appetizer was good. The rest of the meal was mediocre. My husband’s steak was cooked as he likes it, it average in flavor and texture. I had a salad that was just fine but nothing special. The chicken soup was too salty and some of the chicken still had the rubbery skin on.
Service was where they really fell down. The courses came much too fast. We were anxious to get away from the noise, but we never told the waiter we were in a hurry. We had not finished our salads when the waiter came up with our main courses. He quickly looked around for someone to take our salad bowls away so he could put the hot food on our table. That is an inexcusable error. Between the noise, mediocre food, and bad service we will not go back.
This has been a favorite for my husband and I for a while. They recently did a remodel and I honestly don’t notice a huge difference. I do miss the scallops that they used to have on the menu and the portions seem a bit smaller, but the food is good. It’s a dark ambiance but the TVs brightness was right in my husbands face and the music was a little loud.
We love the food at Neighborhood Services. This was our first experience at the one in Preston Hollow and the food was still delicious but the service was off. It started out great but then once we ordered dessert, our waiter dropped our check off and we never saw him again. Our water glasses sat empty, we were not offered refills on our coffee, and were never left with a thank you for coming. It was super odd! We ordered cocktails, a bottle of wine, appetizer, salads, main courses, and two desserts. We weren’t sure why we were left. The manager seemed friendly and the hostesses were great! Our waiter just seemed very stressed.
We visited on Tuesday night and it took more than an hour after our reservation to be seated. The staff had no idea what they were doing with respect to seating or schedule. They told me to close the tab at the bar because they were ready. We walked 5 feet to the hostess and they asked why we closed out, they didn’t have a table for us.
The wine recommendations were outstanding and the food very good, but managing the schedule was very poor and I do not recommend the restaurant.
Waited 20 min despite reservations. Received the wrong drink and the wrong side which were quickly corrected when I pointed it out. Only time I ever got smoked salmon where they didn't give any cracker or toast to eat it with. Very comfy booth. Great tasting food.
This place is awesome and I try to go at least once every time I’m in Dallas. The one thing I’ll say—which isn’t really a compliant—is that if you make a reservation during peak hours, you should be ready for chaos and a 20-30 min wait beyond your reservation time. Used to annoy me, now I just factor it in.
We are very glad NHS has reopened and have been back a few times. Love the new decor and more homey atmosphere as well as the people who work their. We dined at NHS Friday and I always enjoy a good Burrata salad and was glad to see it on the menu. One thing I really enjoy about the salad is the burrata cheese and with this salad it was almost non existent so I labeled it BYOB, bring your own burrata. I had ordered the Mahi special which NHS had just run out of so I asked for the branzino which had way to may bones in the fish and was difficult to eat so I ended up sharing my wife’s half chicken which was moist and very tasteful. We will back but I now know what not to order.
The bathrooms were not working which seemed unbelievable to me given the # of guests in the restaurant. No special accommodations were offered. Their attitude seemed to be take it or leave it. Just not what I expected from a place that has a good reputation around town.
Birthday reservations easily made and, for what can be a very busy spot, were comfortably within 30 minutes of our desired time. This time, we tried menu items 'outside the box' - roasted chicken and king crab fra diavalo... with 'fried brussel sprouts'... our dinners were truly exceptional and Debbie's service was keen and appropriately attentive. This is a lively spot and can be a little louder than some, but our booth seats were very comfortable and we carried on lovely conversation the entire evening without 'straining'. NHS is a true neighborhood gem and worth the drive!
This is one of my favorite neighborhood restaurants. I love the new changes they recently made. I have been impressed by several new additions to the menu and find myself trying new items I typically would not. I’m glad they added a tomato and burrata salad which I get at every restaurant that has it on the menu however, I find theirs to be overpriced for what it is. Very small piece of burrata and a few small tomatoes. It’s the smallest I have ever received. The flat iron broil is delicious especially the voodoo sauce. I find others I dine with here add it to other items since they love it so much. I don’t eat oysters but someone I go with often always gets them as an appetizer and says they are the best he’s had in Dallas. My go to apps are the crispy asparagus and now the meatballs since they did away with the spinach and crab artichoke dip (whhyyyyy??????)
Since they closed for the updates and reopened I have noticed every time I make requests in the notes on open table as I have always done they are never acknowledged. Before it was never an issue and I have been coming here regularly since opening. I have also noticed that I regularly have to wait 15 sometimes 20 minutes past my reservation time to be seated which is why I stopped going as often.
If you haven't been recently, they redid the menu, although they kept several of the favorites. The meatballs are really delicious for a starter and I always enjoy the london broil as their fries are wonderful. Service was great and it wasn't terribly loud.
A little gem of a place. Very tasty food, wonderful cocktails, good wine selection, scrumptious desserts. The waiting staff is very engaging and always attentive. The manager’s welcoming yet discreet presence adds the perfect touch to a great dining experience. One of my favorite places in DFW!
We have been here before but celebrating seeing family that we haven’t seen in months. There was only 5 of us and although we had a reservation, we got sat in the very back corner by the bathrooms for a table of 12. We asked to move but there wasn’t anything open at the time. The hostess had previously communicated to be that we would be sat in booth in main dining. Nothing to make you feel more excluded and not accepted as to be sat where no one else could see you in the restaurant. We had no vibe or ambiance back there. The table is great for a party but not for the intimate dinner we were trying to have. It was so large and uncomfortable. On top of that we ordered the London Broil which is what we always order, medium and it came out rare. Our server sent us a couple desserts on the house which was really sweet and appreciated. Overall, we love Nick and we love his restaurants but this night it missed the mark.
Our first trip to this location after the remodel. There was a fire, and I’m suspicious that they can’t cook over flame any longer at this location hence the change of the name to “Bar and Broiler.” We were curious how that would affect the food so one member of our party ordered the burger. It was certainly different but still delicious . There is a rotisserie chicken section on the menu where every dish under the section incorporates rotisserie chicken. The food is essentially the same well-prepared food, and service is as good as it has always been, warm, discreet, and well-paced. I just wish the lighting was a little bit better. I don't mind dim, ambient lighting, but it's even darker than it was before. But all in all, we're so happy to have one of our neighborhood favorites open again!
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