Proof & Pantry

4.2
346 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary French / American

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Proof + Pantry is a multi-faceted progressive American Bar/ Restaurant offering both simplicity and sophistication. Focused on serving clean flavors and impeccably sourced ingredients, drawing insight from seasonality and global cuisine. The drinks will include a collection of carefully selected spirits and wine that reflect dedication to quality, diversity and originality. Our atmosphere is interactive and engaging. The design is influenced by that of an industrial rustic pantry lined with shelving, rusted metals, distressed wood accents, and tile. It is designed to be comfortable and warm. We strive to offer excellent service built on consistency of experience and product. Proof and Pantry is named Best New Restaurants 2014 by Star-Telegram, Dallas Morning News and Best Cocktails 2015 by D Magazine. P + P is operated by Misery Loves Company.
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4.2based on all time ratings
4.3
food
4.1
service
4.0
ambience
3.8
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Marianne
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant week at Proof and Pantry ROCKS. Each course is better than the one before.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant was closed for repairs. We were not notified at all that our reservation was cancelled.

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ConnieK
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Cannot review but had to rate to submit so gave middle of the road. Unfortunately Proof & Pantry was closed when we arrived for our reservation. Evidentially they were having HVAC issues. I'll try again sometime and hope they will be open.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We made reservations for four at 5:45p on a Friday. We arrived and the doors were closed, the place was dark and there was a sign that said it was closed the previous day for HVAC work. Nothing about today, though it was clear they were still closed. No calls were being answered and no notice about a closure. So we left and went across the plaza for food at a very overworked restaurant picking up slack for a two-show evening. I was very much looking forward to the meal. Alas.

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Yummy
Oklahoma City
7 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Happy all around. Food was good. It was close to the Opera House where we had tickets for the author talk.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2017
Overall2food4service3ambience1

The air was out and no accommodation was made on the bill etc.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2017
Overall3food3service2ambience4

This was our first time at Proof & Pantry. We picked it since it was close to the theatre and offered a theatre menu. It's a cute place but the service was terrible. They didn't appear to be staffed enough to accommodate a theatre night. The poor waiters, host and bartender were running around trying their best, but some patrons gave up and left. We arrived at 6 for a 7:30 show and barely made it on time to the show. The place has potential if they can staff up wait staff and kitchen staff on theatre nights.

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vipDanG
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2017
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Restaurant was having an issue with their A/C ..basically it wasn't working however it just seemed to our party of 6 that they weren't doing anything to fix the problem (it was 96 degrees outside). Asparagus salad had very little asparagus and the mussels were dried up and off tasting. The bread that accompanies the mussels was stale and over oiled and no attempt to toast it. Three in our party ordered the prix fix pre theater menu that came with a special cocktail of the evening but the waiter didn't offer it until we were ready to leave? A glass of red wine ordered was HOT. Won't be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2017
Overall3food5service5ambience4

The food and service were exceptional. It was just u comfortably hot.

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vipMuns
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2017
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Our party of 4 arrived on time and hungry for our 6 PM reservation for a pre-show dinner at this restaurant that’s a short walk from the Winspear and our 7:30 PM show. Shortly after 7:10 PM, an hour and 10 minutes after we were seated, 2 of our entrees finally showed up. When one of the other 2 finally showed up after 7:15, we told them to take it back because we didn’t have time to eat. We never saw the 4th entrée. It was inexcusably poor service. The restaurant knew we were attending the show and they even have a pre-show menu, so they should know the importance of timeliness. We will not return to this restaurant.

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vipSophisticatedPalate
Dallas
33 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2017
Overall2food3service2ambience2

We are ATT season ticket holders and frequently go to P&P for pre-theatre dining. Most of the time we have a great experience. On this occasion, there was a staff shortage, which drastically reduced the level of service we expect. A typical salad was delivered without described ingredients. Was not until we inquired, was it disclosed that all of the ingredients were not available on that night. Too late to send back the salad, we also had to ask to have the cost removed from our bill. Growing tired of the limited menu. Definitely do not sit in the area behind the main dining room. Both times we have dined there, we have found service is really poor.

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vipBrad
Dallas
36 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2017
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Creative food. A bit too unusual for me. The veggies with my fish were unusual. Fish was delish.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must if you are in Dallas. Exec Chef Nick H has an amazing menu and the staff know how to make the dinning experience a great night out. Will definitely visit again ASAP

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2017
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Took 50 minutes to get our food. We got there 1.5 hours before a show at the Winspear, and we couldn't enjoy our meal because of how slow the service was and we almost missed our show. Completely unacceptable.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We were on our way to a performance at the Winspear Opera House. We were running late --- that evening and desperately needed a restaurant that was close by. For previous performances I always book our favorite restaurants for dinner before the performance. But this time, I had other things distracting me and I had stupidly forgotten to make reservations (!) for dinner. Soooo---at the last minute---I checked all the usual restaurants near the venue. I called and called, only to be repeatedly told that they were each fully booked. I was about to give up, but stumbled across a restaurant I was unfamiliar with called Proof & Pantry. It was wonderful! Fortunately, it was within easy walking distance to the Winspear. The ambiance was fun---the waiter was charming--and the food was great!

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DallasDan
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2017
Overall2food2service3ambience2

This is our third time here and the first time was great, the second time was good and the last time was just okay. We got there at 6 and it wasnt really full yet but our food took awhile. When we received our meals the lingunini bolgnese was cold and the quail was awesome but the grits were bland and paste like. We told the waiter about pasta being cold and he comped the meal. That was nice but not at all our intentions. Lastly it was really hot in there. We know it was humid outside but you shouldnt have to fan ourselves to stay cool inside. The pasta was colder than the temperature inside the restaurant. The drinks we ordered were delicious and we did like the twist on the cesar salad. We might be back but we wont be rushing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
30 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Too many gnats flying around the restaurant. Very distracting and makes one wonder about the cleanliness of the kitchen.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved this place. The food was great with a very relaxed atmosphere. We went for brunch and would definitely go again.

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LynneS
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Quaint atmosphere, nice breeze blowing thru restaurant. Lasagna was excellent

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vipsharonquist
Dallas
153 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It appears their menu changes every day, so we were a bit disappointed the selection had changed from that on Open Table. The Halibut was lovely and delicately prepared en papilotte. Pasta with meat sauce was declared "delicious" by my companion. Pork pasta was also a delight. Drinks took an inordinate amount if time to arrive, but when we expressed our concern about making a 7:30 performance at The Winspear, our entrees arrived tout de suite. A perfectly lovely dinner served with time to spare. Kudos also to the valet, who helped out when the "froggy" transport that usually takes us to the Winspear did not arrive that evening. Valet got out the One Arts Plaza private cart and delivered us with time to spare.

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gabbykc75
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for Mother"s Day brunch and it wasnt crowded and the food was great!!!

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vipLucyB
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience4

After a fun lunch we came back for happy hour on the plaza and the energy was great.

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PoonamD
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food with great service. We dined here before attending a performance from the Dallas Theater Center, and would definitely make this a regular pre-show routine!

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vipShells
Dallas
118 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2017
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Cute, cozy place, good location. I had the stuffed french toast. On this day, it was stuffed with marshmallows, peanut butter and bananas, pretty indulgent. My husband had burger and fries, which he enjoyed. Good food, would recommend...

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vipLadiesDinner
Dallas
98 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was good in all three cases - large pork chop, fettuccine bolognese, and fish - but their AC was clearly on the fritz with a packed crowd in a small facility! Hope they can get that fixed before summer gets here...

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and amazing food.

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RandyandMarie
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were going to the DSO and had been eating inside the Meyerson and wanted to try something local. My wife spotted this in her search and it was close to the symphony. Somewhat limited menu, but everything was excellent. Great presentation. Awesome Caesar Salad. The plate with the specialty sliced meats was delicious. Very attentive staff, several came to the table to ask how everything was. While we rarely drink, we noticed they have a wide variety of beers and wines for every taste. They also offer valet parking right at the front door. They also have outdoor seating with a good view of the local symphony district.
We highly recommend you try them out.

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vipjosephmoore
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Caesar Salad and Pork Milanese were excellent.

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Bruncheater
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2017
Overall3food3service2ambience4

This place has a lot of potential, but falls well short of the mark given the prices. Service was poor from the start. Our table was set for incorrect number of people when we arrived, and service was very slow throughout our meal. The food could have been great, as the menu has a nice selection of brunch items. However, each persons meal tended to come out over-cooked, and lacked a proper amount of sauce (where sauce was needed). We would have left very satisfied for half the price, but at this price point, we will likely not go back.

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SusanT
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The theater menu was perfect for us

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Ralentez
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always a wonderful dining experience whether pre-theater or otherwise

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JBODallas
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was outstanding! Delicious to say the least! Met a client there for lunch and was not sure what to expect as it was our first time eating there. The ambiance was great and really ideal to meet a client because it was nice and quiet and could definitely hold a nice conversation.

You will not be disappointed.

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jesse
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2017
Overall3food3service1ambience4

The food was very high quality, but prepared incorrectly. The steak was ordered medium and served rare, and the handmade pasta was served missing the black truffle. We would have loved to talked to the server about making changes, but it was as if she had disappeared into thin air after taking our order.

The restaurant did get busier over the course of our meal, and it looked like they only had one new server to cover the entire restaurant on a Saturday night. Perhaps this place is much more on point during lunch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2017
Overall2food3service2ambience3

The bartender was great, but the rest of the staff seemed preoccupied. Our server kept forgetting to bring items we requested (our drink order, extra plates, etc). The hostess seated us at a table with no light (seriously we had to use our phone flashlights to see the food). We were told the lights had been out for several weeks and could see the non-functioning lights pointed at our table. The food was good but inaccurately described on the menu. I ordered the beef bourguignon but it was really a pot roast with little indication any wine reduction was involved. We went to the restaurant based on a rating as one of the best in town. I can't say I agreed.

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SirSpeed
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The waiter was struggling to stay on top of our party of 9. The bar did not get out a second drink order for quite a while and one of our food items was very cold. Otherwise, the food was very good and the atmosphere also quite vibrant.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant for all the "foodies" out there. Very unique and tasty.

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vipGGgg
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2017
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Food was absolutely HORRIBLE!! One plate was left almost untouched because it was so bad. Old fried chicken. Old stale biscuit. zero flavor.
Service was okay-- Our waiter did not ask about the food, and didn't seem to notice the plates full of food because it was inedible.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the entire staff was very courteous and the food was excellent. the place has great ambiance for a group or a quiet date. it's a great spot perfectly close to the att pac!

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vipJachelope
Dallas
27 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food is always great but service isn't that attentive. Still a very enjoyable pre theater dinner.

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SMit
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious salad , the lamb is great, and scallops were perfect. Nice cozy environment. great place for pre: theatre or opera, or anytime. Sophisticated yet relaxed. Just all around a great find.

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Proof & Pantry is rated 4.2 stars by 346 OpenTable diners.