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Neighborhood Services - Lovers, Dallas, TX

Neighborhood Services - Lovers

4.7
4.7
1886 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Since 2007, Neighborhood Services - Lovers Lane, is the original and beloved first restaurant from Chef Nick Badovinus. Tried and true, it remains the heart of the Highland Park neighborhood. Pride is taken in offering delicious and diverse menu options reflecting the city's culinary diversity. The original Neighborhood Service’s ambiance exudes a warm and friendly atmosphere, making it a popular gathering spot for locales and those afar. From the attentive staff, to the carefully selected meats and seafood, this restaurant aims to create a memorable dining experience that captures the essence of Dallas' vibrant food culture.

"Serving Honest Food & Drink in the American Tradition."
- Nick Badovinus

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2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 25 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American, Meat
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (214) 350-5027
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Nick Badovinus
  • Neighborhood
    Park Cities
  • Cross street
    Inwood Road
  • Parking details
    Complimentary Valet
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,886 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

1,886 Reviews
  1. BrentM

    Oklahoma City

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and food were simply spectacular (as usual)!! It’s always a great place to take out of town guests. They’re always so pleased with the experience.

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  2. HassamB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great time here. The food, service, ambiance, all really good.

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  3. FrannyB

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it! The wait staff was very helpful! Recommend a great wine which I really loved! Our food is as I perfect and we both had a fish dish. We loved the fried asparagus,too! Don’t skip dessert!

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  4. alexiskn

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s always a little loud in there, but the food, drinks, and service make up for it.

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  5. KayeS

    New York Area

    121 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    121 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    So loud our ears were ringing when we left. Food and service fantastic so if loud is ok with you and you don't mind shouting, you'll love this restaurant!

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  6. partyof4

    Dallas

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, consistent superb service, lively atmosphere - you never know who you'll run into here. Perfect for an early pre-concert dinner with friends.

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  7. LesterB

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Marques is an awesome server, professional, responsive and fun.

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  8. JJ747

    Dallas

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    overall3food4service4ambience1
    The food and service was good. The booth we were crammed into needs to be redone though. The bench seat is worn like an old couch so if you sit towards the sides of it you slide towards the person in the middle which is no fun. The other Neighborhood Services locations around Dallas are much nicer inside.

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  9. LouiseM

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Rude hostess , poor table placement in spite of long standing reservations, asked to leave as we were finishing our bottle of wine to accommodate another reservation! Brought guests that were in from out of town - the whole experience was embarrassing. Last time I’ll dine here.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Server was excellent. Some irritating details, no glasses ready for my beer so had to drink from the can. They initially tried to squeeze 6 of us onto a table for 4

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  11. mmitc

    Dallas

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food here is always great. We had the chicken pot pie special--terrific comfort food. Tried the short rib nachos--excellent--well prepared, just the right amount and not messy. Neighborhood Services is a perfect go-to spot. Food is always well prepared and excellent taste.

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  12. Wendy

    Dallas

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great service at our table. When we were at the bar it was rather slow. Food was very good.

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  13. Cara

    East Texas

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Details always make or break an experience for me. Neighborhood Services got all the details right, from the generous curl of orange peel in my Old Fashioned to the brussel sprouts that were crisp tender to the perfect amount of char on my hot red centered mid-rare steak. We really appreciated that we were asked about any allergies or dietary needs at the beginning of our meal, so that accommodations and recommendations could be made. Recommend reservations, even on Sunday nights.

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  14. FloydO

    Dallas

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service and wonderful food. Am looking forward to my next visit.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Jared was our server and he was amazing. Exceptional service. Would definitely go back!

    1 person found this helpful

  16. JohnO

    Dallas

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Still our favorite daddy-daughter place. Debbie was great as was the food (as always).

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  17. JackS

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Austin was our server: what an exceptional human being - he made all the difference and took a 5 star experience and turned it into a 7 star one. Thank you

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  18. Bigdaddy0442

    Dallas

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite spot to celebrate our anniversary. Over the years I’ve had nearly everything on the menu and it was all delicious. The staff really works hard to ensure you have a great dining experience.

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  19. Jspfoodie

    Dallas

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    While we had great service last night, the food has lost a step from our prior visits. Fries were limp, not crisp as usual, the burger was really undercooked and the chicken piccata was tough. I hope they can get the food execution back like it was before.

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  20. JanF

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It was way too loud in the seating area on an early Saturday evening. Otherwise a lovely place and the bar seemed a lot better for conversation. One person’s polenta was terribly oversalted (we all tried it and agreed) but the rest of the food was well executed. The manager comped the meal with the polenta and was very gracious about it. Oh, and the sign outside is so small that none of us saw it, and we had to circle back and ask a valet. They need a sign that can be seen from the street!

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  21. Mike

    Dallas

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Heard of this place for many years, but never been. Excellent food.

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  22. GEORGES

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top notch food and service! Wednesday meatloaf was awesome.

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  23. CLNeal

    Dallas

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Neighborhood Services is one of my favorite restaurants. Every time I go, I tell myself "order something different." I just can't... The London Broil Steak Frites with Voodoo sauce is one of the best meals I've ever eaten. Add a Butterscotch Pot de Creme and my evening is complete.

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  24. luv2dine

    Dallas

    240 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    240 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Neighborhood Services (Lovers Lane) is a rock star. The original of Nick's restaurants it still is awesome. Great menu, many new features, super services and specials every night. Worth the drive. Great for a date or out with friends. Still one of the best restaurants in Dallas - food is just superb and service top notch.

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  25. RonM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect & very comfortable Thank you. We will return’

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  26. JohnO

    Dallas

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service is always great (as is the food). The knowledge of the staff is so consistent. My daughter and I have been going here for Daddy-Daughter dates for the last 8 years and we just love it.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was wonderful and Debbie our server took great care of us!

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  28. KKCC

    Dallas

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always delicious and consistently great quality. Our server Debra was excellent!

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  29. MaureenB

    Dallas

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just incredible. We've eaten at Neighborhood Services many times, and it's always fantastic. They get everything right. It's obvious great care is taken to train the staff, they are wonderful. Everything from the burger to the seafood and steaks are incredible. Some of our favorites are the Voodoo Meatballs, the Schnitzel, the Halibut (a regular special item), and the Filet. If you're a dessert person, the Banana Pudding and Hand Pies are awesome! Bon Appétit!

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  30. JohnP

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Neighborhood Services provides an incredible spectrum of options for everyone to enjoy. Their best meal is the Flat Iron 10oz Steak Frites.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    So loud in that restaurant we struggled to carry on a conversation. Otherwise good food and service.

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  32. mmitc

    Dallas

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Neighborhood Services is always good. They have a variety of selections. Fish specials are usually excellent and flat iron steak is also great. Fried chicken was good but not as good as Bubbas. Always enjoy and will be baxk

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2023

    overall1food5service5ambience4
    Well the front of the house really dropped the ball here. Reservation for 3 at 7:45pm and we didn’t get seated at our table until 8:45pm. We were told 3 times that our table was almost ready while we just waited and watched everyone around us get seated. Even parties that arrived after us. Not only was it crazy to wait an hour for our table it was embarrassing as everyone around us was seated much sooner. I talked with the manager and several other front of house staff with no help and no logical reason why we were treated so poorly. We were given a free appetizer, really you think that makes up for an hour of our time (with our 14yr old daughter) by the way, forget it. This was a completely unforgivable error that if we were not with my daughter we would have just walked out. My family eats out a lot, probably too much and this was the worst we’ve been treated by any restaurant when having a reservation.

    1 person found this helpful

  34. BradfordLGriffith

    Dallas

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another near perfect experience (i can't think of why it wasn't perfect, but nothing is :)) Natalie had our table ready upon our arrival. No waiting. Restaurant was PACKED. Loud as a result, but that can't be helped. Marcus provided his usual knowledgeable and attentive, (but NEVER overbearing) service replete with good suggestions. Champagne by the glass was quite good. Not crazy money for that quality. Shrimp ceviche and east coast oysters superb, as were the halibut and tuna entrees. Wonderful time and the very best place to celebrate my birthday! The original NHS never disappoints. Ever. Unqualified recommendation, per usual. :)

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2023

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    Ordered the burger medium, served extremely rare, as in raw. Brought me a new that was well done. To their credit they did not charge me for the burger.

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  36. TastyFood

    Dallas

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Amazing as always. All the small details done right and every item at our table was delicious.

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  37. ChrisC

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was awesome, we had a great date night. Would recommend.

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  38. ToniR

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always incredible - one of the best in Dallas. We go there as often as possible.

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  39. Steve

    Dallas

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was awesome but our waiter Marcus is amazing!!!!

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  40. Sarabobera

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful evening, our server Monet was amazing and knowledgeable about everything they had to offer...the yacht rock music in the background was fun, the food and drinks were the best they have been in years- the GM Laura came over to thank us for coming in and we just really enjoyed ourselves- expensive evening and worth every penny!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Neighborhood Services - Lovers offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (214) 350-5027.

Neighborhood Services - Lovers is rated 4.7 stars by 1886 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 25 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Neighborhood Services - Lovers

5027 W Lovers Ln, Dallas, TX 75209

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Inwood Road
  • Neighborhood
    Park Cities
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American, Meat
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Complimentary Valet
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Nick Badovinus
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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