Zåtar Lebanese Tapas & Bar

4.7
102 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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Delivery or takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Lebanese, Tapas / Small Plates, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Tue–Thu 5:30 pm–10:30 pm
Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–12:00 am
Dinner
Sun 3:30 pm–9:30 pm
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Phone number
(972) 863-7100
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Moe Khazem
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Private party facilities
Drawing a fine line between simple & luxurious, Zåtar took roots in the re-energized historic Deep Ellum area, serving a modern twist on Lebanese cuisine. Whether you are dining in our modern yet authentic dining room or sampling hookah on our covered terrace, Zåtar is guaranteed to tempt your sense
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Private party contact
Marc Mansour: (855) 901-3737
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Catering
www.zatardallas.com/catering
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Cross street
Malcom X
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 102 People Are Saying
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San Antonio
26 reviews
Dined on October 7, 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 9, 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 3, 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
45 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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OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 18, 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
10 reviews
Dined on August 18, 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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KP
Dallas
26 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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OT
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
2 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
4 reviews
Dined on June 17, 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 26, 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
34 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good mediterranean food in the heart of Deep Ellum.

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OT
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
1 review
Dined on April 29, 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
39 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
5 reviews
Dined on April 12, 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
2 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 24, 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 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and service . We had a great experience

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I
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on February 25, 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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AI
Dallas
39 reviews
Dined on February 25, 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
8 reviews
Dined on February 25, 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
11 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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OT
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
3 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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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Frequent visitor and highly recommend. Great location, great menu, great owners, great all round. Only issue was with DJ playing club doof doof music as part of his set...probably not teaming with the theme of Arabian nights and belly dancers.

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OT
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a lovely time at this place. Food is great and owner/staff always friendly. Will be back!

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NP
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and authentic Lebanese food beautifully prepared, served with care and attention. The main dining room was lovely. Our waiter was friendly and attentive. The Owner visited and made sure we enjoyed the meal. Everything about this place was great. We dined early at 6:30PM and the indoor dining room was empty, even though the open air dining was busy. By 8PM, the place was SRO. Glad we finally tried it out, as Zatar will be on our regular East Dallas dining list for sure.

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H
Dallas
96 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A slight modern twist on classic Lebanese food but still very good. A few dishes we had were good enough that we'd go back just for those dishes (Kibbeh Nayah, Juddurah Croquettes, Shish Tawook, etc). The only negative was their very tiny pours on wine. It took me all but 3 sips to finish a glass, and I'm not a fast drinker. That was very disappointing.

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g
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2017
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

I enjoyed the food a lot but wish our server was more attentive. I feel like we were forgotten about for long periods of time. I would have ordered more food and drinks had the server been around take our orders. Now it will be hard to convince my fiancé to come back even though the restaurant is beautiful inside with a fantastic patio and the food was very good.

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OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply fabulous! I have been here probably 5 times in one week! Addicting...!

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VD
Orange County
98 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Interesting breakfast/brunch selections. Restaurant has the feel of a Mediterranean café.

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