Permanently Closed - Smoke

4.5
703 Reviews
$31 to $50
American

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Located at the historic Belmont Hotel in the Oak Cliff neighborhood of Dallas, SMOKE is a back-to-basics restaurant with a giant wood-burning stove at its heart, which churns out most of the menu. Nearly everything is made in-house from sausages, sauces, pickles and breads to wood-infused spirits and aged batch cocktails. Seared scallops, grilled quail and bricked Cornish hen share equal space on the SMOKE menu with big flavor smoked meats. Lauded as "one of the most interesting and important restaurants in the city" by The Dallas Morning News and named as "One of the Top Plates in America" by Food and Wine Magazine, SMOKE is laying the ground for a new approach to cooking and dining.
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.4
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4.2
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DarbyM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This business is no longer here. We drove out of our way-update your site please.

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KathyS
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They are closed

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tims
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience1

Smoke is closed forever and you’re making reservations!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This restaurant was closed down. Disappointed

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vipGreenmonkey
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It is permanently closed

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

R.I.P. So many good memories here.

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vipDKWDallas
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad we could have dinner at Smoke on its last evening. Always one of our favorites -- Smoke will be missed!

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burns
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happened to go on their last night before closing the doors. Wish I would have tried them sooner.

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vipMattG
Dallas
23 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Last brunch, still as good as the first time. Sad they're closing

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vipLarH
Dallas
51 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best BBQ in Dallas.

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vipSteveM
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal every time.

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Olivia61
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best food- spare ribs are amazing! And the coke slaw is best I’ve ever had. Get the key lime pie- heavenly!

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RobynS
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal the entire family enjoyed. The meat plate was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
Amarillo
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall1food1service2ambience2

It is really hard to make excuses for a place that takes an hour to deliver cold food. Every plate at the table was room temperature at best.

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vipShawn
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall4food3service2ambience4

We normally have great service and food. No longer carry fresh squeezed OJ? Not sure how you make a mimosa without it. Service was slow. Food was not up to par. We love Smoke but this was definitely an off day.

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vipMarkG
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was good, service was lacking a bit. We had dinner for 10 people and I think the waitress was fairly new and a bit uncertain. Drinks took forever and food came in waves and some members of our party were served after others were finished eating.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Brisket was amazing. Comfy atmosphere.

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vipDiner3000
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Skip it. Dallas has far better options.

You'll see that I rarely write reviews. SMOKE deserves a warning sign.

First, taking The Big Rib off the menu was a huge mistake. It was the only reason to prioritize SMOKE over other restaurants. Really, without The Big Rib as a reliable option - this SMOKE is nothing special. It offers nothing special. The ambiance is nothing special. In fact, it was a disappointment. The grilled ribs were ordinary at best. The chef SO overdid the bechamel in the macaroni and cheese that the dish was a bland, cheesy noodle mess. Salt and pepper didn't help. I don't consider myself a foodie but this was barely palatable. I paid $23 for three bites of underwhelming ribs and two attempts by the kitchen at drippy macaroni and cheese. I visited this restaurant in 2015 and it was The meal was SO good the first night, that I returned for the same meal the very next night. Imagine my disappointment when I returned this year.

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LaceyP
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible! Raul was awesome!!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food was good according to my family. I never got to eat because they messed up my order then 20 minutes after my family was eating they brought a double pork chop that was raw inside. The waitress was kind and apologetic but the female manager was rude and unapologetic. She asked me " what do you want me to?" I was shocked and upset.

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vipMarkD
Oklahoma City
10 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite local restaurants. Food is always great! Chocolate fudge pie is to die for!

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BrandiCarolyn
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I attended Smoke for Thanksgiving and their plate was amazing! They offered a choice of meat and all their sides for a great value of just $30. The service was fantastic and the ambiance perfect for a restaurant meal on a special holiday.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Thanksgiving dinner!

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BigDaddy
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Really disappointing. We came for Thanksgiving last year and it was fantastic. Yesterday the turkey was not fully done in places and was basically inedible.

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vipMatthew
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great bbq in cool space

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent
Loved the environment
Service was great
Will definitely return

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vipGfanderson4
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Took a group out for BBQ. Service was slow but not bad. Food was ok, but you expect better BBQ in Texas. Just not a restaurant I would go back to if in town

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food delivery was quick!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service. Breakfast was good. We will go back.

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Bill
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always smoke delivers quality food and great service. It’s my go to spot.

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vipdiamondD
Phoenix
60 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

No big rib this trip! A must if you’re a carnivore and they have it.

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Businesstraveler
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Delivered as expected food was terrific service was very good. A little too noisy. All in all a great dinner

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RossK
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place every time I've been there. We usually get the BBQ board for 2 and it easily feeds three. Need to order some side vegetables because the BBQ board is meat centric. The pickled vegetables with the BBQ board are outstanding. The beer that the waiter recommended was incredible. Everything was great.

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vipBarbA
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time, and I can't believe that we waited this long to try Smoke. Each of us had a different meal, and each of us raved about our selection. The blueberry pancakes were the thickest I've ever had (truly pan-cakes) and delicious. My husband loved the smoked brisket and cornbread hash, and he's hard to please. The vibe is very friendly, comfortable and welcoming to all. We'll be back for sure!!

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BonnieR
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Arrived early for our reservation but were able to be seated early. The food was really good as was the service. My complaint is that it is way too noisy.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Food was great, noise level was good, service was good. The only drawback is that my coat, pants, and shirt need to be cleaned because I can’t get the smoke smell out.

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vipRaymond
Denver
50 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simple Kicked up menu, upscale, bbq. That you can and will brag about

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viptxrose
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We have always enjoyed Smoke but had not been there in awhile. Having family visit seemed like a good time to return. But I was disappointed that the menu was so much smaller than before. No cabrito. No fish. Our meals were good but not what we intended to have.

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CathyH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Service was awful. Never got refills on drinks. Restaurant was pretty empty so bad service is hard to overlook. I brought family from Germany to this restaurant - too bad it was such a let down.
Food was just OK.

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veronicav
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Please bring back the bottomless mimosas. And don’t be so stingy with filling our glasses with alittle more

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