Zåtar Lebanese Tapas & Bar

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110 reviews
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Lebanese
Zatar offers modern Lebanese tapas and entrees, unique desserts, & seasonal craft cocktails, covered outdoor seating, great hookah selection, outstanding music & ambiance.
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JB
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Waitress service NEEDS a lot of improvement on attentiveness and hospitality.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I was already been to Zatar, and every time I went there I had always a great time. The food is amazing, the service is very good and the place is so nice! It was my birthday and they surprised me with a dessert with candle, it’s been incredibly sweet of them! Definitely recommend it!

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We went to Zatar for dinner on Valentine’s Day. They had a pre-fixe 3 course dinner menu with choice of 3 shared appetisers, one entree each and choice of one shared dessert.
Appetisers:
Cheese cigars were delicious
Hummus was below average especially for a Mediterranean restaurant, being only slightly better than a store brand. The pita bread was pretty disappointing and didn’t taste like it had been frehsly made
Falafel basket- the falafel had the right amount of crunch to it but was a bit salty
Entree:
Grilled chicken with rice- the chicken was tender and delicious, however the rice was pretty terrible and seemed like it had been microwaved
Rosemary lamb chops - were okay nothing to write home about
Dessert:
Baklava and icecream- the baklava was standard but the icecream was half melted by the time the dish was served
Service- service was surprisingly terrible. It wasn’t the employees fault though, it seemed like they were understaffed that night; the person seating excused himself twice before we were seated, once to take a phone call and once to actually clear another table which you would think they’d have someone else do. The server seemed like he was always in a tearing hurry ( he probably was, the poor man was serving almost all the tables in our section) and would start to walk away even before we finished our sentences. Overall this was an underwhelming experience. Then again, it might be a one off, since it was a busy night (Valentine’s)

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LM
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Ordered the appetizers which were good. Service was attentive. Not many people dining in the restaurant.

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r
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service!!!

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KL
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Thank you for dealing with my drunk friend. The pan seared salmon with grapes + brussel sprouts was amazing. The place was furnished and decorated so well!

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We had a group of 11 for a birthday dinner. Service was good, food was great. Only negative feedback I have is the music was SO loud starting at 8pm. They had a DJ which music was great however it was so very loud for dinner time. I can see it being that crunk starting at 10pm or later but club level sound was more bothersome than fun while trying to eat and socialize with friends.

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San Antonio
34 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For some strange reason, I got an email I didn’t attend . I did however attend and despite the email, the restaurant was great.
Probably the best humus I’ve tried. My kids even liked it and they are picky eaters.
I had the sharmwa wrap and my wife had the Cafta Tahini or something like that .. both great .
The chocolate cake was a winner too

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S
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was really good, especially the upside down Lamb pilaf, Brussel sprouts and Hummus. The patio area had music and hookah. The location is also great. Would definitely recommend this place to friends and family!

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RH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 4

Great atmosphere in a good location, lot's going on in Depp Ellum so it's in a good spot. The service is not particularly good, average at best. The food is not good. Very bland, no flavor at all. Not sure what they are shooting for but they served very poor Lebanese or Mediterranean food. The humus and babbaganoush were very, very bland except for the beet humus which was terrible. The falafel was ok as were the dholmas but the chicken shawarma and lamb chops were overcooked and no flavor at all. The Mezza for 4 did not come with pita bread. This place probably won't be around too much longer I suspect, unless they get a new chef and menu.

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DB
Dallas
67 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The atmosphere was nice and our server was very friendly. However, there were multiple organizational issues- we were practically the only ones in the restaurant and were told that there was plenty of a certain lamb dish but after we placed the orders, they were one short for the table. Drinks were delayed, water was delayed at being refilled, and the timing of the courses was off. We waited a while for our appetizers (close to 30 min), which came out in shifts. We had barely started eating them and not even 10 min later, the main course was being served! Dessert was timed a little better but what took the longest were the checks. When we arrived, I mentioned to the server that we would be separate check and she assured me that she was taking “notes to avoid confusion at the end.” Well, it took well over 20 min to get the checks and some were still wrong!

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Austin
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for restaurant and was not disappointed. The food was delicious and the service was fast and friendly.

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T
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We took advantage of the restaurant week fixed price meal. The hummus appetizer was nice, especially the beet hummus. The entrees were great - my wife had lamb and rice. The lamb was flavorful and "fall-off-the-bone" tender. My flatbread was very good, although not especially noteworthy. Pistachio ice cream with the chocolate bunt cake was-wow. The Baklava was a tad dry for my taste but great with the vanilla ice cream.

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KA
Dallas
39 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! The food was the best middle eastern I’ve had in Dallas. Service by Michael and Andrew couldn’t have been better. All in all a great experience, we will be back!

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Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food and customer service! The ambiance was amazing and fun! Great place for a dinner party with friends!! Definitely top 5 favorite dinners of all time!!

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b
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

My husband and I went to happy hour at 5:30pm before watching a show at Fair Park. We ordered 4-5 appetizers and two glasses of wine each, and our total was $40! The food was amazing.

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Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Entrées are good but mezze is the best and definitely a great meal option. Hookah options are excellent.

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BA
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

almost every hookah bar ive been to has started the hookah for you before they give it to you. Prices were expensive but i guess dt dallas so whatever.

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CC
Dallas
43 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good mediterranean food in the heart of Deep Ellum.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Wait staff was very attentive. The owner even came by to ask us about our experience and was eager for feedback. We shared two appetizer platters which were both delicious. The cocktails were wonderful and had unique presentation. Overall, a very solid experience for our first visit.

Kyle

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A
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Made a reservation last Sunday evening for 4 and was a bit disappointed in the service. Reservation was made for indoors, however when we saw the nice outside seating area we asked if we could sit there and were told no, though most tables were open outside at that time. After placing a drink and appetizer order, there were no less than 5 servers that came by to see if we had been helped, which was appreciated but it was clear they noticed how slow things were moving and also made it seem very disorganized. Food order took a VERY long time to arrive, and when it arrived was average at best. Had high hopes for this place but was overall disappointed.

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CP
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Really great tapas and drinks, super slow service, a little expensive, but still a lot of fun.

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P
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Been here several times and the food is always excellent! Highly recommend Zatar

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CL
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So nice to see such a quality and authentic Lebanese option for the Dallas food scene, if you have never visited Lebanon, after the beautiful people, the food is world class... Now Deep Ellum/Dallas can have a wonderful taste of it! Excellent food and drink menu, service and experience!

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OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything. Come hungry.

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MC
Omaha
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great until the dj started playing music too loud for dinner time!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and service . We had a great experience

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I
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Dinner was great. Food was delish and our server was really great and attentive.
Only ding is that i had a reservation for the dinning area indoors, but was placed in the smoking section of the restaurant. not really comfortable eating around smoking hookahs.

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AO
Dallas
42 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Great meal, fun environment. I love Mediterranean cuisine, and Lebanese is amazing. Our waiter was pretty obviously on his first or second day, but that's not normal for this place. I'll be a return customer.

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MS
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It was good. Will go back again. Service was ok. A bit frustrating with a forgetful waiter but he was busy.

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g
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great find in Deep Ellum. Appealing menu and food preparation that did not disappoint. A spot to hit anytime during the day.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

We found this restaurant via the D Magazine write up in them. The food was ok here, but the terrible service is the lasting memory. It took 15 minutes to have our waiter greet us and take our drink orders. It took us 55 minutes to get our hummus, falafel and Brussels sprouts appetizers. The falafel was t fully cooked, the hummus was good and the Brussels sprouts were amazing. They were the best item we had that night. Our entrees came much quicker thankfully. Once our entrees were delivered and we had a check our waiter never came back to check on us. This was frustrating since we had a hooka and were smoking there for several more hours. At that point we just went directly to the bar for more drinks. No manager ever came by to check on our meal, despite chatting with one of the owners when we arrived. Every table around us also had similar service or lack thereof. Bottom line there are better Lebanese restaurants in Dallas with much better service than Zatar. I would not recommend it.

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MH
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We went for a birthday, alerted the waiter but no special attention was given. We asked to substitute one of the items on the $45 meza plate and were told that we would be up-charged. We were a party of 4 and had ordered cocktails and other appetizers so we thought that was a little much :{ The owner was there and was friendly and his toddler daughter was playing alone at a table behind us......... interesting. The food was VERY good and we will definitely try it again though.

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G
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Service was fair. Missed multiple order elements. Food served was lukewarm despite there being no one in restaurant

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P
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, ambiance, hospitality was over the top! We felt like family from the moment we stepped through the door. We want to go back tomorrow. Everything was delicious. The absolute best Brussel sprouts on the planet. We ordered another serving once we tasted the first serving. Go!

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OT
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Overall it has a good menu with nice Lebanese choices. They don't seem to get the spices quite right though - theyway overdue it. It the chef is able to smooth out the taste issues, we would really like it.

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OT
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Food is always delicious! Friendly staff and management add to the experience.

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LD
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food and love the hookah service. The actual waiter could have been a lot better. There were periods were he didn’t come to our table for over 30 minutes and getting our check at the end of the night was a real hassle. Still willing to go back and try again. Hopefully better service next time but the hookah, food, and ambiance make up for what the service was lacking!

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c
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was really good they seem like they are understaffed. Waitress was struggling to keep up and took awhile for dinner to come out.

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MG
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love coming tk Zatar. My boyfriend and I stumbled in back when it was opening weekend, unknowingly, and have been going back once a month since!

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