Smoky Rose

4.4
78 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Smoky Rose is a chef driven SmokeHouse and Wine Garden located across from the Dallas Arboretum.
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SG
Dallas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Merry brisket tacos were awesome! Love the atmosphere!

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L
Dallas
32 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

I truly love the concept of the restaurant and they have a great menu. Patio is truly what sells this place.

Unfortunately both times I have been the service has been extremely slow. This last time it took about 20 minutes before someone even waited on us.

They sell that they have all day happy hour Mondays and Tuesdays in their bar which is why we went there. Unfortunately you have to sit IN THE BAR to receive the deal. My friend had her dog so we had to sit outside. I didn't feel like they made that clear online so it was very misleading.

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MB
Dallas
38 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

What a joke - made same day reservations on open-table and the restaurant would not honor them. We were so excited to try it as we had heard good things; but the hostess who was no where to be found when we arrived informed us that same day reservations are not allowed and we would have to wait 45 minutes. Um No. You need to get your act together. Either you accept open-table reservations or your don’t. If you won’t accept same day reservations; you need to turn off the options with Open Table.

We will not be back.

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SC
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place great staff and Wonderful food !!! The Dr. Pepper sauce is yummy, who thought that up !!!

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KC
Dallas
24 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Service was inconsistent.

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DW
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Six of us went for lunch after touring the Dallas Arboretum. Good food and service.

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J
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal!

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G
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food sand drinks were excellent. Service was just a little slow. We will certainly be returning in the future.

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KG
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We arrived before our reservation and were graciously seated. We passed by empty tables and were finally seated in the clastic curtained outside bar. Wasn’t thrilled, but it turned out fine. Very pleasant. The Jalapeño Hush Puppies and tangy dip were sublime. We gobbled them up. Good, string cocktails. Food came fast. I had smoked pork tenderloins with delicious pickled super thin red onions on top. The taste was perfect. They were just a tiny bit overdone, but only just. The second one was less done and was perfect. The mashed potatoes tasted good, but we both said the texture was off, and they were mealy. Needed some cream and butter. The Mexican street corn ( Eloté ) was superb. We split a bourbon pecan pie and homemade ice cream. This was absolutely fantastic. Gloria was our server, and we cannot praise her enough. She was very professional, yet fun. My friend loved the chicken fried steak, but did not care for the spicy gravy. I rather liked it, but it IS different. Great smoky taste on all meats. We definitely will be back.

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DW
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had the BBQ two meat platter. Turkey was good but a bit dry. Brisket was quite good. Mashed potatoes were almost flavorless. Cole slaw was different and very good. Collard Greens were excellent. We had the pecan pie for dessert, and it was excellent. Service (Izzy) was great. Worth a return visit!

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CC
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food is always so very good. The ribs and brisket are our favorites.

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P
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

very good service and atmosphere. Food was well prepared.

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OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Absolutely lovely restaurant! The outdoor set up is amazing and the interior is quaint. The brisket was on point! I had the bacon bucket which was described as crispy but I’d beg to differ. It was still tasty because it’s bacon. My friend had the eggs Benedict with brisket and it was outstanding.
The service could really use some help. While our server was very accommodating to our mention of food allergy, she seemed new at serving. She brought no spoons for coffee, no plates for the appetizer, and knowingly brought Luke warm coffee. Just a little polish for the server and this place would be 5 stars.

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LK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

It was pretty quiet as it was a Tuesday. I was pretty underwhelmed with the food. They make a big deal about their sauces - because you need the sauce for the meat to have any flavor. The queso was pretty unique, so it was good. It was reasonably priced. I would go again, but it’s not a first choice.

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SH
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

Queso and service was really good - rest of the food was below average.

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OT
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!!! Awesome deal on the sides $4

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Austin
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service were good. When we were initially seated it was in a smaller room with a large party with small children running around. There were many open tables. We did ask to be moved and were accommodated

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BA
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

soooo, open table only let us make reservations for 5:45p & it was dead... dead when we got there & dead when we left @ 6:45p... we were seating outside (?) why? & our food was tasty but COLD.... 5:45p was an extra early time to arrive & what a waste of our hustle to get there on-time. service was excellent.

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SL
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We wanted to try and I’m glad we did... enjoyable experience

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l
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Had a great experience, we went in between Christmas & New Years so you could tell the staff was light. But we had a lovely dinner & great cocktails, didn’t feel rushed.

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T
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant has the best brisket I have had in Dallas, casual, but sophisticated enough to be more than a barbecue joint.

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DL
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Good atmosphere but not so great food. Took so long to get one 17 oz steak med rare. Didn’t taste great and barely cooked. Really looked forward to this but disappointed.

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GG
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friends and I dined at Smoky Rose before going to the Dallas Arboretum. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. The enclosed patio was warm and comfortable and is even more delightful in warmer weather. We had a great time.

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OT
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a beautiful restaurant! We shared the appetizer sampler, delightful! Then shared the bbq sampler. We ate for days on that! Our server was relaxed and attentive; a perfect combo! My drink was the best manhattan ever, perfectly balanced. All others will compare to this one. Thank you for a lovely evening!

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SH
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

Ordered fried chicken with mashed potatoes. When it arrived I found out the gravy has ALL kinds of sausage in it. I don't eat red meat. And no - the menu does NOT say that the gravy is full of sausage. So the waitress took my plate back to the kitchen, scraped off the mashed potatoes and gravy, and scooped some cold mac and cheese onto my plate. Seriously?!?!?!? Needless to say, we won't be going back.

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MV
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit here and we loved it! Our server Cheyenne was wonderful. Great food and great atmosphere!

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g
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

En general bien, no sobresaliente. El Brisket estaba muy grasoso.

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E
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

At 8 pm on Saturday evening we were the only customers and so the service was superb.
The brisket was delicious but a little too fatty.

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LC
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

We so want to love this neighborhood restaurant, as the location, atmosphere, patio and service are all great. The food, however, is just average at best. We’ve tried numerous times since they opened and each time we have been underwhelmed. Unfortunately unless we hear rave reviews about the food and that things have changed, we won’t return.

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m
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, service was excellent, prices were reasonable. Definitely going back.

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R
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Took 45 minutes and three unsolicited requests to get the appetizer served.

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DB
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 5

Great location across from arboretum nice outdoor seating. Restaurant is beautiful but when you get to the food it goes down hill fast. It was Saturday and it was busy so I understand could be a little slow but some of the issues should not happen in a place like this. Half our table received food while the other half waited over 15 minutes. Food was not seasoned. The worst was the kid cheeseburger they sent out. It was the saddest looking overlooked basic burger you could find. My niece took one bite and said it was bad.

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L
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

We just had a salad and a beef sandwich, but the food took an exceptionally long and unreasonable amount of time to get and the restaurant was not full. The waitress would not check on our order at first as she said the kitchen was busy. The beef sandwich arrived with about a table spoon of beef on each half. We left hungry and were late for the rest of our afternoon.

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SL
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Service VERY slow.

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A
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Served us some iced tea that tasted like it was mixed with yesterday's coffee grounds but other than that it was ok. Seems to have declined a bit in quality and experience since it opened but it's still decent.

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RG
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

The food was awesome. Only one bartender working so drinks were slow. We sat outside and the flies were terrible.

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MR
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

First visit to Smoky Rose was great! This time the ribs and the brisket were very dry and tough.... we were surprised that they brought the food out to us because it didn’t look appetizing at all. The people were very nice and the ambiance is great, however, we will not return.

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d
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gloria and Leo provide excellent service and the brisket is the best I’ve ever tasted.

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OT
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food tasted great the waitor was very helpfull and the staff as well. The only issue was the food took longer than usual.

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JG
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

First time there so further visits are in the cards. Great ambience! The outdoor space is awesome if it weren’t 1000 degrees that day. Definitely would luv to come back for some outdoor dining. The inside was great as well. Rustic with a splash of chic.

As for the food, focus was on smoked meats and the smoked turkey I had was excellent. I didn’t have the sandwiches but I hear they were great. The smoked salmon app was disappointing. Dry, with little smoky flavor. Seemed over cooked to me. Was served with toast points, capers, pickled onions and some type of aioli which it needed for moisture. The toast points were crouton consistency so that didn’t help.

Do highly recommend the brisket queso. Ridiculously unhealthy; I should’ve ordered two!

They also serve kombucha on tap, so if you’re into that, it’s definite plus!

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