Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill - Irving

4.5
366 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Support Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill - Irving during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 366 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.4
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostess was very accommodating to us wanting an outdoor table. Great food and price point. We’ll be back!

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Teyah
Charlotte
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service as usual!

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julissag
Dallas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was first time here and would definitely come back. Our server was attentive and food came out hot. Overall was a great experience for my boyfriends birthday.

SG
vipSheriG
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience4

I reserved a table for 10 on Mother's day and when I arrived at the restaurant, they had a portion of our party at one table and the rest of us at another table. I explained to the manager that we would all like to sit together as we were celebrating Mother's day and my husband's birthday. I was told that they were completely booked and could not accommodate our request. I was also told that since I did not request one table, they put large groups at separate tables. Half of the restaurant was empty and when we left, there were still plenty of empty tables that stayed empty the entire time we were there. I was really disappointed in how they handled the situation. We enjoyed the food and would probably go back....just need to remember to ask that all of us sit together!

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Philipp
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Food was great as always but very disappointed in the management. We had made a Mother's Day reservation and they separated our party into two tables. Several large tables were available with no one sitting at them and we were told they were reserved for parties that had requested a high top. It didn't make sense that those parties had their reservations honored and weren't even present yet, but our reservations were not important enough to be honored. There was not really an apology; just a take it or leave it approach by the manager. It was an awful way to start our Mother's Day celebrations and the other reserved tables that could have accommodated our party were empty for much of the time we were there. I was very disappointed with the both the outcome and the way it was handled.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Let me just say this was AMAZING! We had a great waiter named Caesar he was attentive and knowledgeable! I got a burger and fries with a beer flight and my boyfriend got a juicy IPA (recommended by Caesar) with spicy chicken Mac and cheese that was honestly the best Mac and cheese we have ever had! I went to culinary school, we have traveled to more cities than I can remember for our work and for fun and this place makes one of the top 10!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went this past Sunday during brunch and from the moment we walked in to the moment we left it was a great time. The host, the waiter (Caesar), the food/drinks, and the outside seating was just great! Make sure to try their calamari with extra chili lime sauce ;)

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing ate several times last werk

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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vipGigi
Dallas
48 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Arrived with 6:00 reservations but she didn’t even check since they were not busy. Seated us and waitress introduced herself with a trainee. Took our drink orders and appetizers request. Got our drinks quickly snd appetizers came out just minutes ahead of our entrees. Food was just ok. Got very little attention and we sat there with dirty dishes forever. Finally guy came and picked up plates just before we got desserts. Waitress only checked on us a couple of times and we had to ask for water!!!! Don’t think we will be going back! This was a Saturday night and not really a full restaurant. Would not recommend for a nice dinner out! Might be ok for drinks ONLY!!!!

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vipMarkK
Dallas
162 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

There are a couple of items on the menu that are unexpected, a Korean flare. Definitely recommend the ramen.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very good all around. Great drink selection. Unexpectedly varied menu.

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QueenB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I reserved a high top table for my group on my birthday. They say me in a regular table right by the door, while there were plenty of high tops that could seat our party open. We were uncomfortable in our table so we just ate quickly and went to a restaurant next door to continue our night.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was great, food was delicious.....their team surprised us with a yummy brownie topped with ice cream. This is one of my favorite places!

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DebraS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday brunch

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BritneyB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Calamari was fantastic, hamburger was average. Had a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress that took care of us went above and beyond was very attentive!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Our table was not greeted for a long time. We had to ask a hostess where our waitress was. When our waitress finally came, we saw her to order and at the end of the meal. Other people ran our drinks, appetizers, and food. She tried to clear our table when we were still eating. I had to ask another hostess to get my waitress for something. I could see our waitress sitting on her phone rolling silverware. The hostess spoke to her, then the hostess went to get the item. The next time we saw our waitress was for the check.
Thank heavens the food is amazing, and the other staff members were great!

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Last minute Easter lunch and they had reservations available! It was our first time to eat there and we were pleasantly surprised. Our son had brunch and we had entree’s, everyone was happy with the choices. We’ll go again!

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georgeG
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

All was good until our server seemed to forget about us. I could have used another adult beverage. This has never happened before and will not stop me from returning. It was a slow time of day so this played into it I am sure.

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Dallas
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this spot and compliments to the chef. The Adobo Benedict was absolute perfection and the mimosas were really good. Great ambiance and and friendly staff. Will definitely visit again.

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vipFoodie1913
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Our server was really nice once we got one. We did wait 25 minutes seated at our table before we got any assistance. I had to get up and go ask for a waiter. This was my first time at this restaurant.

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Teyah
Charlotte
16 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thirsty lion never fails. From the service to the food, everything is always top notch!

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vipSleeper
Dallas
43 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place with fresh from scratch food. Staff was superb!

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JaimieP
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd time with friends from Chicago. Loved it! Came first time in 2019. Will be back again.

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TrishC
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place and the food is always excellent!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for a casual dinner.

EP
ErinP
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delicious food, fun ambiance!

JB
vipJBHos
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience1

Menu looked good but everything tasted as though it had been previously frozen.

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vipDFWDiner
Dallas
76 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Favorite of all the similar establishments in Toyota Music Factory. Food is consistently dependable and tasty.

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HappyDiner
Portland
14 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was good but the service was almost non existent and there were only four or five tables with patrons. I was hosting restaurant executives from another chain and they remarked several times on the poor service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Service a little slow but great food

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RussD
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

I have been to TL multiple times since it first opened. I have had very good experiences in the past but this visit was not as enjoyable overall.

First I was a bit disappointed with the cocktails initially. The Margarita was very salty, and seemed to be lacking in some of the necessary ingredients so I was able to send it back with no issues and ordered a 2nd drink. That was just ok which then I switched to a beer after that.

As for the entre' I had the Tuscan chicken. I had also ordered a side dish of brussels to sprouts as a shared app. Unfortunately the description for my entry' simply said seasonal veggies and when it arrived I was a bit disappointed that it also came with brussels sprouts. Had the server mentioned that I would be doubling down on brussels I would have asked for a substitution but felt to go with what had arrived at this point.

The chicken was cooked fairly well but lacking. On the menu the description implied there would have been a sauce but was simply on its own and a little dry. The Couscous was not very hot and a bit clumpy. My significant other had a Reuben and she was pleased with the taste.

Overall the server was friendly and attentive but my experience was a bit lower than the expectations that had been built over the past couple of years.

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vipDFWDiner
Dallas
76 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always good, predictable food. Prefer it to nearby option of Bar Louie.

Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill - Irving
Responded on January 13, 2021

We appreciate you taking the time to give us such a nice review. We hope you will return soon for Happy Hour perhaps.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Birthday dinner with 6 people. Fun!

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Dawn
Memphis/West TN
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch! I had the chicken and waffles with whiskey syrup....omg! They also had mimosa specials . Will be returning soon.

Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill - Irving
Responded on January 13, 2021

Dawn, thanks for the great 5 star review. We have specials on carafes of Bloody Mary's as well. Brunch is Saturday and Sunday 10am- 3pm. See you soon!

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vipToddC
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner and drinks!

Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill - Irving
Responded on January 13, 2021

Thanks for the 5 star review! Come back soon! Did you know we have 1/2 price bottles of wine on Wednesday?

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Menu has changed and they no longer have the Pulled Pork Sliders on the menu. We asked and they were gracious enough honor our request. They never disappoint. Hopefully the more people ask they will put them back on the menu! It’s Texas for crying out loud :)

Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill - Irving
Responded on January 13, 2021

Thanks for the 5 star review. I have a feeling the the pulled pork sliders will show up again on a seasonal menu. Are you a part of our loyalty program? Seasonal menu launches are advertised through the loyalty program.

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ZacharyA
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Used to meet up for some socially distance family time. Food was great, well-priced, and the outdoor seating was perfect!

Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill - Irving
Responded on December 30, 2020

Zachary, we are so pleased that you value the efforts we have put towards creating a safe environment for our guests and staff. Thank you for sharing your kind words with us. It means a lot to us and our entire team! We hope to see you again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Honestly, not a great experience this time. We made a reservation for 7:45 and once there, we were told to leave by the server after waiting 15 minutes for water. All because they wanted to close early that night. We’ve been regulars here for a long time and had to leave out of awkwardness. Probably won’t be back for a while now.

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Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill - Irving is rated 4.5 stars by 366 OpenTable diners.

Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill - Irving does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.thirstyliongastropub.com/giftcards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.