Permanently Closed - The Theodore-Dallas

3.6
407 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Offering re-imagined American classics, The Theodore is inspired by the spirit of the iconic Teddy Roosevelt and an era of American history full of wonder and discovery. The Theodore offers deliciously hearty entrees as well as shareable plates featuring artisanal toasts, American tapas, and flatbreads. All are the creations of Turn The Tables culinary director and James Beard award-winning chef Tim Byres. The cornerstone of The Theodore’s dining experience is its in-house bakery, viewable by guests from within the restaurant and those strolling past The Theodore in NorthPark Center. David Norman of acclaimed Austin bake shop Easy Tiger serves as The Theodore’s bakery consultant. Whether guests want to linger in the lounge for a cocktail, grab a quick flatbread on the patio before a movie, or slide into a curvy banquette for dinner, The Theodore promises a comfortable and spirited dining experience with food steeped in tradition yet modern in appeal.
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3.5
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3.6
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viplrobins52
Dallas
28 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall1food1service2ambience3

This was one of the worst dining experiences I have had in Dallas. We booked a table for 6 people for a family birthday. Things were off from the time we arrived- there seemed to be complete confusion as to who should take drink orders. Throughout the meal, both the waiter and the host kept coming by to take orders. And once we finally ordered, it took almost an hour for food to arrive. They were “out of steak” (?!), the pork chop was dry, and I got sick that night from the Crab Louie. There was almost no one else in the place- other people must know something we didn’t. I doubt if The Theodore will still be open in a few months.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Food was awful and greasy.Slow service

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TracieW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made a reservation for my daughter and 4 friends for her 16th birthday party. The service and food were top notch.

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vip12Vltman
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Food and drink is good, but we've now been twice and unfortunately the service has been slow both times. Our waiter was nice & apologetic, but it seems like the restaurant definitely needs to address this issue. We won't come again unless we are sure that time isn't of high importance.

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Clayton
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall3food4service4ambience3

They’ve slipped a little and are revamping their menu. In the past it was great. We’ll give them another chance.

JL
JanL
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good food - maybe a bit oversized serving. Good mimosa and quiet brunch.

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vipKropster
Dallas
50 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at The Theodore and it was great. One of the best burgers I have ever had! My husband loved his salmon salad. We will definitely visit again coming or going from a movie at NorthPark.

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vipBradB
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was great and the food was great too

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place

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karinag
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Ok food. We came here since the place was top rated for Sunday brunch but there wasn’t too much to excite you.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Even though is located inside of a mall, this place is good. The ambiance is beautiful and the food was very good. We ordered the brunch burger which was big enough to get my husband full with half of it. I ordered the lobster roll and it was delicious! We had a good time overall!

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KaraC
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The Theodore: Yummy food, friendly service and cozy atmosphere.

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vipRhonda
Charleston
41 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Saturday brunch at the North Park Mall! Delicious food, pleasant setting, excellent service. We will go again!

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JillT
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for happy hour on the patio. The service was amazing and the cocktails were great. I would recommend it.

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vipCSC1
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Sadly this is another Dallas eatery that can’t sustain good service and good food.
I was there with friends Sunday at noon before seeing a movie in the mall. Hostess was not friendly or welcoming. Server never came back to check on the table after someone else served our food and he never freshened our drinks. Veggie burger was all onions and mushrooms and not very good. The bun tasted strange- it looked great but it had a strong chemical taste and was not edible. The iced tea was good. I’ve been here several times and each time it’s worse on all levels. It’s extremely loud too. The patio has been great for happy hours.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Pretty disappointing Mother’s Day meal. Food not good, very slow.

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vipFood1st
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Waiter was never around. I refilled our waters myself twice. I asked for the manager and he never came. It wasn’t until I got up to refill our waters a third time that the manager happened to notice. Food came out luke warm. Waiter came by to apologize finally and then never returned after that. Manager took 50% off and the bill was still $50 for 5 sandwich’s. Overpriced

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Service was slow. Didn’t bring the bread, had to ask for it.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall1food3service1ambience2

The service was TERRIBLE! Management and staff was argumentative, they were out of basics like TEA, and the food was delayed and cold. Unfortunate as this used to be our go-to place for brunch. Second time recently that the service goes downhill. Sad...

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nb22
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The quiche was excellent. The French toast was not as good as expected. The experience was good overall.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience5

My meal was missing several ingredients that were listed on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience2

It took awhile for our server to come over. Once he did we placed drink orders. Then the manager came by informing us one of the wine selections was not available and that the wine menu wasn’t up to date. We then ordered food, 3 of the orders being steak. The manager came by again saying they only had 2 steaks so someone needed to change their order. Having only 2 steaks on a Friday night seems odd. The food tasted pretty good however it was hard to enjoy because all the can lights were flickering and strobing. This place is cute and could be great but the staff just seemed to not care

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vipSara
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our waiter, Mike, was excellent. He did everything to please us. When there was a problem with my entree the manager went out of his way to cheerfully handle it. This is a very nice restaurant and we will return.

KM
KarenM
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was very personable, always had a smile on his face! The atmosphere was fun but not too loud. Food was delicious! Drinks were very good! I whole heartedly recommend to families, girlfriends getting together, guys meeting for drinks or business luncheon. Even the hostess was so sweet and friendly. I guess you can tell I love, love, love The Theodore!

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CandiceM
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience3

We were seated next to the servers’ computer and they would rudely talk loudly, to where I couldn’t have a conversation with the people I was dining with. Salmon salad was subpar, due mostly to the salmon being rare- cold middle throughout rare. Server was training someone new and was barely attentive, didn’t check on us thoroughly and I watched her walk around the restaurant, so she was tending to other tables. She barely spoke to us and didn’t offer dessert which is awkward to have to yell for her to come back since I took colleagues to lunch to enjoy a lunch out of the office. $95 for terrible service and subpar food is not a great business model, especially for a lunch.

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teamhp
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Good to Average food and dining experience. Variety of menu choices. Cordial and friendly wait staff. Count on $25 per person minimum

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Early Easter Lunch

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vipRalfie
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service was a little slow and server was a bit of a “know it all.”

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Enjoyed it - will go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and ambiance! Nice outdoor seating, perfect for warm weather. Delish frozen margarita!

JR
JenniferR
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Loved the small room tucked back behind the bookcase which provided a nice space for business gathering. Disappointed that the popular wine requested was not available and the less preferred wine requested was very limited (1 1/2 glasses). Our server did a great job of checking in and provided great service.

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John
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall2food1service1ambience3

We made a reservation for brunch on Sunday. We were seated promptly and ordered without any delay. However, one of the orders for our table (two eggs scrambled with ham) evidently had to wait on the orders of chilaquiles, and the egg order was not even lukewarm. Sent the plate back and got a new plate a few minutes later. In addition, we are chilaquiles aficionados, but these were so spicy and flavorless (sounds oxymoronic, but it was true) as to be inedible. Not a good experience this time.

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NatureBoy
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food selection was limited for brunch but I had the burger and it was very good.

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Aarbym1
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Our waiter seemed to not even want to be there, food was mediocre and bland.

NH
NorthdallasHeat
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience4

First time at Theodore, definitely innovative menu selection. The food pairing were excellent. I highly recommend for foodies.

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vipMgm2
Dallas
53 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Disappointing service and food not as good as on prior visits - would not suggest for a birthday celebration!

DP
vipDiPe
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Restaurant marked is as no-show despite being on time for reservation. Also our server didn’t show until we had sat around for 10min. She came back to take our order but never came back to refill our water or coffee or clear our table of appetizer plates. Also 3 of the 4 dishes came out cold. The food tasted only ok. Nothing really stand out about it. The service here is terrible despite it looking nice. Would not recommend.

IG
IvaniaG
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I went for brunch and I’ve brunched all over Dallas and there are better places to go. Tbh, it was the location that bothered me. It’s in a mall so there are many families and it gets packed. Take my advice with a grain of salt, I’m just a 20something Dallas bruncher and this just didn’t really fit my taste. It was still nice though but for families :)

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KevinG
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, well crafted, unique menu. My favorite is the Brisket Pot Pie. The Theodore burger and Creme Brûlée.

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Permanently Closed - The Theodore-Dallas offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (469) 232-9771.

Permanently Closed - The Theodore-Dallas is rated 3.6 stars by 407 OpenTable diners.