Salum Restaurant

4.8
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Centrally located between the West Village and Knox - Henderson areas, Salum is a casual yet elegant and comfortable space composed by Julio Quiñones, one of Dallas’ most progressive young designers. The spacious dining room displays a welcoming palette of brown, green and beige, with a sleek open kitchen as the focal point. Salum combines the intimacy of a neighborhood establishment with the quality of a fine dining restaurant with an atmosphere that is approachable and distinctive yet unpretentious ~ a marriage of vision, passion and skill with the goal of providing its visitors with an extraordinary dining experience. Owner and Chef Abraham Salum offers an array of contemporary American cuisine that combines the highest quality seasonal ingredients with a nuanced use of contrasting and complementary flavors to create a vibrant and visually inviting menu. Menus change once a month.
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Dallas
42 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy our visits to Salum. This week was no exception. We had lunch with our dear friend, George Harris, and laughed and shared stories and vowed to do this again very soon. We are sorry we missed Abri! I had the season pumpkin ravioli - YUMMY!!! And we all shared some of the bread pudding!

IM
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It feels like a hidden gem, a small/medium venue that churns out delectable eats with an elegant ambiance (gentle, yet ample lighting, comfortable seats, table lights, etc) that gives this place an aura of something special, prompting you to think it requires an occasion, but I more than assure you it's absolutely welcoming to casual eaters, like a neighborhood staple. The bread is fresh and delicious, the soup of the day is scrumptious, cocktails well-balanced and ever-changing, just like the seasonal menu. We had three different plates between us 3 and not a single plate had any leftovers. Yes, they can COOK and it shows. I was there for my birthday and they made a little delightful affair of it when our wonderful guide for the evening recommended the bourbon bread pudding. I could go on, but just go and see and enjoy yourself here. Have the chef greet you personally because he cares about your experience, the staff guide you along your evening, the drinks tasty, and the courses even more delightful. I'll be back in a couple weeks to take my brother out here too when he's back in town.

MC
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salum is one of my all-time favorite restaurants in Dallas. I always enjoy my time there. The food is consistently amazing, as is the service and staff. I highly recommend this place to everyone.

TM
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a Saturday night and room noise was loud by Salum standards, medium in comparison to most restaurants these days. Food was, as usual, delicious. Service was impeccable.

BC
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still one of the very best restaurants in Dallas with some of the very best food. Great atmosphere and ease of parking, too.

RC
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious tenderloin, excellent char, attentive but not intrusive service.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greeted by the owner and the staff was attentive the entire time - making great suggestions along the way

E
Dallas
52 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding mederainan style restaurant. The food and service were both terrific. The escargot in a pastry was some of the best I have had. The Barramundi was very tasty fish dish entre.

D
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my go-to business meeting lunch destination. It also works for date night.

JH
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salum NEVER disappoints. In a town where the “latest & Greatest” is the sought after Gem, Abraham Salum proves himself to be a legend in culinary comfort while revealing that very passion IS his secret ingredient. A deceptively simple menu is exactly what showcases his talent to express devotion and dedication to quality through uniquely creative dishes. This experience is only elevated by the staff that shares his vision through an open concept kitchen that invites you in to see just how that magic is made.

Here’s to many more years of sharing your talents with every bite! 🥂

J
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and staff. The portions were big enough to split with someone else. Delicious!

OT
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time as always. Service was impeccable snd the food was fantastic!

M
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is consistently delicious, with excellent service.
It never disappoints. It's the poster child of fine dining.

J
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, experienced engaging knowledgeable wait staff

D
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Abraham continues to set the standard for American dining in Dallas. While there continue to be old favorites on the menu, some menu items are constantly changing. Specifically, the escargots appetizer is now served in a delicate, buttery puff pastry which is absolutely terrific.

SA
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of Dallas’ best restaurants and best chef. Always a delight.

SB
Dallas
34 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server had spot on suggestions. The Cambodian amok was wonderfully prepared. Excellent dining experience.

RR
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

OT
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salum is simply outstanding. The decor and ambiance is perfect and when coupled with chef Abraham’s incredible cuisine it is tough to beat. Really outstanding experience.

PC
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about the dining experience at Salum, as usual!!

F
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Overall good. Cocktail menu was only so so. Need more vibrant cocktail menu. Too dark.

TM
Dallas
23 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We love this place for lunch and dinner. This was probably my 30th or 30th visit and Salum did not disappoint. Spaghetti carbonara: good cheese sauce but overall too salty -- with parmesan and bacon, salt can be an issue but doesn't have to be.

Beef wellington was not en croute but the tenderloin had a little "beanie" of puff pastry and that was actually just fine. Two orders came out of the kitchen perfectly cooked: one medium rare, one medium. Excellent side veggies.

The black manhattan was worth getting again, the curry beef soup was outstanding, and the apple-berry crisp was, as usual, outstanding.

Service was a bit on the diffident side. We had to ask for our cocktail order to be taken and once drinks were delivered had to ask for the bread (three pieces in the basket for a table of three? seemed a little light).

A
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our evening. Our server, Rachel, was top notch, and our food was excellent. We especially loved the chocolate cake for dessert. Rachel told us that Abraham Salum has made it himself!

MM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the perfect spot for date night or celebrating a special event. Food is amazing and the service is second to none. Chef Abraham Salum is so kind and makes a point to make you feel at home.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Nice experience but food was a disappointment particularly the pate

BC
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sill one of the best dining experiences in Dallas. Great food and service and chef owned, too. Should be on your lists of places to dine.

t
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our anniversary and the food and service here is always first class. My wife had fried green tomatoes stuffed with crab meat and then lobster tail with watermelon. I had crispy shrimp spring rolls and then beef Wellington. Our dessert was sticky toffee date cake. It was all wonderful! The chef/owner, Abraham Salum, greets and seats you and then checks back after your meal to make sure it was enjoyable. That says a lot after opening this great restaurant 14 years ago. Thank you.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful ambiance! Chef greeted us at the door and took us to our table. The food was very delicious, and unique. We will return in the future

BJ
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our absolute favorite go to restaurant for a lovely dinner with friends for special evening. And Mary is the best server ever! Please don’t ever go away!

OT
Dallas
37 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salum never disappoints! The food is delicious and the wait staff friendly and very professional. Abraham Salum is always there making sure you are enjoying the experience.

KK
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing fettuccini with red sauce and chicken! Fantastic warm olive bread with butter. 1st time guest. I'll be back!!

PH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very enjoyable evening, very helpful service
will come again

BM
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood restaurant with a warm welcome and very good food and service
We go often and always a wonderful experience
Great value

R
Dallas
27 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the Chicken Fried Spicy Pork Wings with Red Eye Gravy and Vinegar Greens, and it was so delicious. the service was spot on, as usual.


I would like to thank the staff of Salum, y'all always make dinner a great event!

KS
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was good but not great. I love the intimate atmosphere and wanted the food to be delicious but it just wasn’t. Sadly, we won’t be back.

JR
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made sure my dining experience was perfect.

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I love Salum and have dined there many times. The menu is creative and varied. Always good service. Easy in and out and not fussy. But in the last few visits the food has been slightly below expectations. Really just giving a heads up to Abraham and the staff to take a close look. It’s still a lovely, warm place.

SG
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had no expectations when we went in and enjoyed it start to finish. The wine we chose was excellent and the service responsive. Was a tight dinner room but you don't go there to hang out you go for the food. Chef greeted us at the end of the meal and seemed very proud of his dishes, with good reason.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food was just okay.
We had the fried green tomatoes as appetizer, the concept was great, but I didn’t like the breading on the tomatoes it was too much
I also think for the price I need a larger piece of rainbow trout.

K
Dallas
26 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went for restaurant week. Apps were all great. Entrees - 1 great, 1 good, 1 ok (chicken was dry). Dessert was surprisingly good given that we could see them microwaving the brownies in batches.
Service could have been better. Wanted to order another drink and waited so long decided not to. Also had to wait longer than desired sometimes for water refills.
Will go back and try a “normal” meal.

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