Zåtar Lebanese Tapas & Bar

4.6
160 Reviews
$30 and under
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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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CaroleS
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday, the food was excellent. I regret not taking a photo of the pistachio ice cream (booza), it was delicious.

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AlexC
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oz is the manager. He made great recommendations on what to order. Everything was fantastic!

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AvidDiner
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and amazing food. Our server was wonderful.

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vipRima
New England
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Definitely recommend. The Chicken shish taouk, kafta, and fries all tasted great. Fun and laid back atmosphere.

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eJoy
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Beware >>> My only complaint is that a 20% gratuity was automatically added to our bill for 3 people. The receipt we signed also had a blank space for a tip. If we weren’t paying attention to the detailed receipt, we would not have seen that the tip was already included and tipped twice.

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Taylor
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ordered the Mezze and the mule and loved it!! So delicious :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and great recommendation from the manager Oz!

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JaneJane
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

It was not really tapas, but food and drinks were good. Did not realize it was a hookah bar. Smoke and casual mask wearing was distracting. Fun envoronment.

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vipDianaV
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and atmosphere was great! Will definitely return

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vipPriS
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I can't speak for the food but the drinks and atmosphere were enjoyable! They have a main dining area and a patio for hookah which is nice for the fresh air but you do get the noise from the street depending where you sit. The hookah is mediocre and I wouldn't return again due to that.

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vipNitashaC
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zatar is hands down my favorite Lebanese and hookah spot in town. The service and staff are amazing and the food is delicious! Highly recommend.

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Robert
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was so friendly and attentive. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there! I ordered the kabob platter and my girlfriend ordered the salmon with Brussel sprouts. Both plates were absolutely delicious. We also ordered hookah and he curated an awesome flavor for us including mint, rose, and something fruity. He also treated us to a free plate of Baklava! From start to end, we loved the place, the food, and the workers! Thank you for a great experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Service was extremely slow. We went for dinner and ended up being there 3 hours because it took so long to get our food and even longer to get our bill. The waiter took my card to run the payment and I didn’t receive it back for almost 45 minutes, despite asking other servers what was going on (as our waiter was nowhere to be found). The food was fine and the portions were large. The bathroom (at least women’s) looked dirty and the stall was so small my knees touched the door while I sat and I’m not very tall. It’s also fairly expensive- I had 2 drinks, an entree, and split an appetizer with my friend and my bill was $60 before tip. The waiter was also unprofessional and asked for our numbers on our receipts when we (finally) got our cards back. Would not recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

This is a very nice place, we were seated immediately. The server was great and friendly. However people who came in after us got their food/drinks/hookah before us. I saw two of the workers arguing. But other than that everything was great, the playlist was also good!

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GraciaR
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food was very greasy. The service was inattentive, slow, and not interested in the customer. I would never eat there again and actually ate very little the first time. Very poor!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Well the service wasn’t good .... the food was ok. Had food no silverware no refills on water waiting long period of time for service ... just seemed understaffed n rushed no Quality service .
The environment is great

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vipJason
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Basically a hookah bar/restaurant. Therefore, expect a DJ. Vibrant, food was great, service was great. I would go back if I wanted great food and hookah.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

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MarkC
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

OK so in COVID times, this was a birthday dinner for my son, stuck doing college at home with his parents. He wanted Shawarma, he thought, turns out he was confusing terms and wanted Gyros meat. OK at Zatar they have both.

We started with the family Mezze platter. Sadly for Zatar we are old hands at this kind of food and had a regular table at Ali Baba on Greenville. Zatar did not compare well. The platter has two kinds of hummus. Neither was outstandng, the spicy one is just hot, better to give customers a choice and put something less repetitive on the plate. Pita that came out was cut, dry and cold. Not like the warm, soft pita we prefer. Cutting Pita ahead of service will dry it out guys, lets put more time into service. The falafel was unremarkable, and the sauce for it tasted wierd- perhaps recycled from a prior day? Hope not but that was our impression. Cheese straws are too salty to eat, really. Better to get rid of them, add some good pickles, fresh tomatoes,red onions, cucumbers, and some Baba Ganoush. That would create some good bites better than dry falafel and too salty cheese straws.

We only ordered 2 entrees for 3 people. Gyro meat was obvoiusly frozen sliced, and was dry, brown all through, and not tasty. I am from Chicago so this was an obvious gaffe. Gyro should have some pink or at least not shoe leather brown meat and some juice. Chicken was dry as the day is long. THe server complicated this by failing to bring the sauces, and then doing a disappearing waiter act so by the time we found him and got it corrected, the food was lukewarm. More dry pita and dry rice.

Oh for the days we spent at Ali Baba eating chick tawoush that was buttery, lemony, and beautiful on pita after pita of soft, warm bread. Gryos to die for.

Then the BILL came. So 3 glasses of wine, 36 dollars for avg. cab, one appetizer plate at 29 dollars, and two entrees at 19 each, 38 dollars. the tab was 133 dollars for 3 people. Ugh. No return for us.

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vipMadle
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Not good. Service lacking. Ambiance poor. Food average if you are generous. Avoid this place.

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RobertG
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We are always in the mood for good Mediterranean food and Zatar did not disappoint. This was our first, but probably not last visit! Thanks

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AshB
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was really good. Me and a friend shared several dishes. The drinks were amazing. The only thing that would have increased the experience would have been seeing the server more. There would be long periods of time where we wanted to order additional things and had to wait. There were two large parties present so we figured that would be the case. Would go back and visit again.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The food was 3.5/5, but unfortunately the service was slow and there was a terrible problem with their sewer line at the bar that just stinks up the place as you're about to sit down and eat. Quite a letdown.

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vipStefaniC
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Aside from being out of a few things we tried to order, what they had was very good!

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vipMitch
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

No one would wait on us. Wait staff fighting with each other. Used to love this place. Now, we’ll have to find another place for good Lebanese food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect in every way!!!

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vipLuisG
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

fresh and delicious food. service was friendly and servers were all approachable and seemed to love their job. the grilled salmon and cheese cigars were excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and ambience. Will definitely go back.

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Stephanie
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The food is great, the specialty drinks are delish, and the atmosphere is open so you can enjoy the local scene. Will definitely go there again and again. :)

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LauranL
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I freaking love this place! The drinks are amazing and so is the Hookah. Such a great place for Saturday nights. Ask for Lisa because she gives such amazing service

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vipLaurieA
Dallas
27 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Mediocre at best. Service was the absolute worst. Arrived on-time for our 6:15 reservation. We were seated at first by a table near the restroom in an empty restaurant. I asked for a different table and we were seated closer to the front. 15 minutes later our waiter brought us water. Forty five minutes later, dinner arrived. Moussaka - decent flavor but overloaded with peppers and onions. One piece of eggplant. Hubby had the Gyro platter. His meat was cold and average. Our waiter never asked us if we needed anything or if our meal was good. Then; we had to ask for our bill and ask someone to ask our waiter to come get our credit card. Not a repeat visit will this be.

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tannazB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I stopped in for a quick bite and to smoke hookah. We started off with hummus and fattoush salad and the hummus was fantastic!! finished off with a pot of tea and knafeh. Roy was our server and was great. He told me a little bit about his background which I enjoyed. Thank you Roy!

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KP111
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was amazing and the service was excellent. We began with the tastiest grape leaves and a gorgeous Labanese Cabernet. Highly recommend sharing the grill platter. The only weird happenstance is that each party was seated right next to each other in a completely open and rather quiet restaurant, so it felt a bit like we were all sharing our stories with one another lol. No big deal nonetheless. The servers were very helpful and gave interesting tidbits on the menu. The food came out fast and seasoned to perfection. Will definitely return!

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RCLinTX
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food: the hummus was very bland. Didn’t taste like the hummus you find anywhere else. Missing that tahina flavor. Didn’t think you could mess up hummus. We ordered a mixed grill platter. The kefta was delicious. The chicken and sirloin were overly charred losing the flavor of the spices. We ordered the beef medium and came out well done the first time and medium well the next. It was also room temp and it was cool out.

Service: our female server was good. We waited a bit too long for a fresh glass for the refill of wine that was brought to our table in the small carafe. Overall she was good. The manager came out to discuss the food and offered to comp the food and remake the plate. I accepted his offer to get a replacement but didn’t realize we’d still have to pay for it. The food came out warm with better flavor and not just the burnt charred taste.

Overall: there aren’t many menu options. Having lived in Dubai for two years, eating at the best Lebanese restaurants and an avid foodie, I became familiar with the flavors or many entrees and have to say that a lot of flavors were missing. It’s a cool place for drinks or for shisha but no bang for the buck food wise. It was my birthday dinner, first time there and probably won’t return.

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DeirdreM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. The food was delicious. I had the lamb mac n cheese and a gyro wrap. had to get a to-go box. They are not stingy with the drinks either. Nothing was watered down. Absolutely the best Hookah I've had. A little pricey, but well worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The hookah was refreshing, the drinks were well balanced, the food was delectable, the atmosphere was fairly quiet, and our server was very friendly. Overall a great experience. Know that I went on a weekday though. Don't know what the weekend is like there.

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RobynH
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Finally!!! Great falafel! Moved to TX a few months ago and have been in search of a new favorite Middle Eastern spot. Tried several items and loved all!
Servers were very attentive. We will definitely be back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful cocktails!

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vipLauranL
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lisa always gives great service she makes the experience fun and enjoyable. Sam the manager is also very funny and always checks on guest. Just such a great experience overall!

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Zåtar Lebanese Tapas & Bar does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Zåtar Lebanese Tapas & Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (972) 863-7100.

Zåtar Lebanese Tapas & Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 160 OpenTable diners.

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.

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