Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill - Irving

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Our mission is to evolve the gastropub business by combining the traditional values of European and American pubs, to create a place where friends and family can celebrate life and enjoy handcrafted food, beers and cocktails.

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BS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great food, slow service and only half the tables were full. Hard to visit, very loud.

NH
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I went for the first time together. I had made a reservation through OT ahead of time. When we arrived, there was a line of people waiting, and all tables seemed full, but we were seated immediately. There is a wide selection of food and beverages, from sushi, sandwiches, tacos, burgers and pasta. For how crowded the restaurant was, we were pleasantly surprised how quickly we received our food. Everything tasted great! The location is also really nice, would want to eat here again after a concert or movie next door.

m
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was exceptional and the seasonal menu for St Patrick's day, I had the shepard's pie, was awesome. There are also special drink options available.

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met more family!! In town for a cheerleading competition.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Despicable. Our server acted stoned. Forgot my drink when served my husband then asked again what I ordered. Came back 3 times and I had to remind her again about my glass of wine. Food was poor. We will not be back.

YF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food and excellent coffee. Definitely worth another visit

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first experience dining at Thirsty Lion. Our waiter was very engaging and welcoming. He had some great recommendations and was attentive to our needs. Will definitely return.

OT
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Overall food was excellent, service was good- the noise level for a monday night was pretty loud, had trivia night going, but couldnt understand anything being said since we were on the other side of the resturant, so it sounded more like loud muffled noise adding to the already loud resturant. Love trivia nights, but like to be able to listen in. Ordered a scotch, recieved maybe 1-1.5 part pour- cost $15!?! Could go to Alamo a few doors down with a better menu and get more for less with a better drink menu. Will still come back for food, but might stick to water next time and go to Alamo after.

OT
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend will definitely return. Very good experience.

TK
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an amazing place to hang out with friends. Has the best space, best bar area, and outdoor seating. The view is great. Waitstaff amazing, and loved how the managers walked around constantly. Must visit!

HK
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food and beverages were outstanding. I had the pear martini and honestly one of the best drinks ever. The queso was great and the pepper bacon cheeseburger was superb as well. All in our party had great things to say about their food as well. Only item not enjoyed was a margarita ordered by another in the party. The server was nice and accurate, but super slow to start. Overall, will definitely be back. Actually planning to bring my husband for a date night very soon.

b
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I would recommend this place, but I would warn them how loud it is. There is no way to have a conversation. But it would be a great place to go watch a game. Food was good, service was good too for as busy as it was.

BA
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food and drinks were AMAZING. Service was very slow, it was extremely loud in there but overall experience was great.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for the first time for our Anniversary. The food was amazing and the service was even better. They brought us a free dessert and had a card that the staff signed. It was so sweet and thoughtful. Made our night.

t
Dallas
60 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I like the Thirsty Lion. It is probably my wife's favorite restaurant at this time. We had a party of 4. Everyone enjoyed their food selection from the Brunch menu. The mishap was with my beverage. My 3 guests received their beverages in a reasonable amount of time, but I did not. Initially I thought this might be due to my ordering a cocktail while other had drinks that could be more easily accommodated. I had to remind the waitress when she returned to the table AFTER THE ENTREES HAD ARRIVED. Prior to that I had already begun looking for her to pass by the table after I realized it was not a slight delay. Also, my wife did not finish her dish and requested a to-go box. My wife then left the box on the table. We walked outside the door and took 3 pictures of our group, then my wife remembered and walked back inside to the table. The to-go box had already been thrown in the garbage. The OUTSTANDING manager on duty had the dish prepared anew and personally delivered it to my wife! Bravo....that exceptional moment of exemplary customer service by the duty manager improved drink situation and gets our repeat business!!!

a
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

beautiful atmosphere..food and service was great..cant wait to come back to try new items..definitely worth it

CV
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great beer choices and all of our entries were delicious.

S
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice and excellent service.

LS
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food1service1ambience3

Wanted a quick bite to eat before a show. The evening started with a short poor on my drink. When I asked about it i was told it wasn't. i know a short poor when i see it. Sat us near the bar - way to noisy to hold a conversation. Our order was taken. My husband's drink (basically a shot) was brought out well after my drink and after we received our appetizer. Calamari, very tasty! I ordered the Poke Bowl and my husband ordered the Fish and Chips. My bowl was so spicy I was unable to eat it. No where, on the menu does it indicate that this dish would be spicy so it was surprising. Even my husband couldn't eat it. His fish and chips were over cooked but at least I was able to share that with him. The waitress came to our table and tried to take my husband's plate before he was finished eating and took my bowl, without asking, and didn't offer to box it up. (I wasn't going to take it home but she could have asked). Offered a dessert menu but the seasonal dessert was on a menu that we weren't offered when we came in the door and actually had a couple of things I might have preferred. The bread pudding was excellent (seasonal) and the coffee pretty good as well. Not the best experience for the price. I didn't complain as I know that there wasn't much they could do at that point and I know that I won't be back. YMMV.

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food! A little pricey but about what I would expect. Service was a little off, but it looked like our server was overloaded. He was very personable, just not great at some basics (no plates with appetizer, forgot to bring soy sauce we asked for, didn't refill water bottle, no spoons to stir our coffee). But overall, it was a good experience and we'll be back.

CR
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Appetizer portions too small. Too much salt in everything. Just O.K. food. Not a dining destination.

F
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Service was slow. Food was pretty good. Value was moderate.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Travis was a great waiter. Service was awesome and prompt. Definitely coming again

AK
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Had a great time! Very eclectic menu, but that made it a lot of fun! I was worried that things wouldn’t be great because they’re trying to do too much, but everything was perfect. I would definitely come back.

F
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, beer & wine and fun place to people watch

SF
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seated quickly and server came over right away to take our drink order. The whiskey sour and blood orange martini were very good.
We asked the server if we could get our orders quickly since we had tickets to show at Toyota Center next door.
We got our 2 meals in less than 10 min!
We had the Korean pork BBQ and Szechuan orange chicken dishes. Both were amazing!!
This was our 2nd visit and we will be back!

LT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food had a great flavor and quantity was pretty good as well. The drinks were excellent!

KB
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Wonderful establishment...Really good food! The waitress I had needed to improve a little. Other than that wonderful experience. I will return

RH
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The service was extremely slow and it seemed the kitchen was in the weeds all night. We waited 20 mins for a beer and 45 for food. But the food was excellent.

LD
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Out of several items on menu. Super slow service. I get they were busy, but they were not prepared.

JT
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent! Service was great! Extremely noisy. So not the right place for a private conversation unless you want to tables next to you to hear!

t
Bahrain
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ask for Claudia. She is awesome. Thanks Claudia!!!!

VM
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Brunch was disappointing - nothing special about avocado toast (cold and bland), chilaquilies bad as well

E
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met up with 2 other couples who we hadn’t seen for awhile so it was rounds of drinks and it took us a longer than average to order food. Emily took it all in stride and we never felt like we were waiting on her to get her attention. The food was very good - the menu is varied with good options to share and then entree options. Since we had several appetizers first and everyone was almost 50 or older, each couple shared an entree. The food runner brought out the plates, divided up as we had asked! If you’ve ever shared an entree, you know this isn’t always the case. Overall we had a great time the whole 3+ hours we were there. Absolutely will go back!

JC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Loved our waitress. Quick service and good food.

L
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall the meal was enjoyable however my wife returned the avocado toast because the restaurant was stingy with avocado. The avocado was spread thin like mayonnaise. You could see the bread through the avocado spread. She will never order it again. Thanks.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food!

JK
Dallas
26 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Good food and fun atmosphere. Met some friends for dinner and drinks and was the perfect spot. Service was a tad slow, but all good otherwise.

RH
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary and it was amazing!