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Encina, Dallas, TX

Encina

4.8
4.8
415 Reviews
$31 to $50
Farm-to-table

Encina is a warm and inviting neighborhood restaurant offering New American cuisine, cocktails, wine, and beer with influences from Texas, California, and the South in the beloved Bishop Arts District of Oak Cliff in Dallas, Texas.

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Booked 30 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, American, Gastro Pub

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (469) 620-3644

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Matt Balke

  • Neighborhood

    Oak Cliff / Bishop Arts

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 415 people are saying

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Dallas

    Great for Brunch

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  1. EB

    EricaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Sunday was my first time eating their for brunch. My friend recommended the place. I enjoyed the French toast it was amazing and will definitely go back.

  2. j

    jenniferp

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I absolutely loved my experience at Encina. The staff was amazing, food even better, and the ambiance was exactly right.

  3. JY

    JimmyY

    Dallas

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Simply the best brunch in Dallas. We live a 20 minute drive away and make the trip 1 - 2 times per month. Pancakes, pork belly and both salads currently on the menu are off the charts.

  4. RF

    RFRF

    Dallas

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and delicious food! We will definitely be going back soon!

  5. KJ

    KellyJ

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great brunch! The blue corn pancakes were delich!

  6. A

    Anonymous

    Dallas

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is the kinda of place you can take your SO, family or out of town friends for a casual evening or a fancy night out. We went Saturday night and loved it so much we went back for Sunday brunch (which was mind blowing). Can’t say enough about this place

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful dinner. Decided to go on a pre 20 year anniversary dinner and was not disappointed. Our server met us with Champaign. Goat tacos and NY strip were delicious! Thanks for such a pleasant experience

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We wanted to change our reservation from 5 people to 7. They were very gracious and accommodating. The food was amazing, Breakfast Burger, Hash, Pork Belly and Migas. Everyone was happy!!!

  9. MT

    MissedTheMark

    Dallas

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    If just for the food, holy blessed are the creations that come out of this kitchen! Blue corn packcakes? Yes please! Duck confit with crispy skin? Uhh…yass! Also, the wine list is noteworthy. They actually put in some thought in selecting unique wines, not available at your local grocer.

  10. m

    mbsajor

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4

    Brunch food was great, but service was subpar. The drinks were expensive for the serving as well.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good guy, the food surprised me the most

  12. JC

    JonathanC

    Houston

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful food! Everything we ordered was out of this world. One of the best place in town

  13. c

    claudias

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    never disappoints! always delicious and service is fantastic

  14. LO

    LiveinOC

    Dallas

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love this local place! Last time we were here a couple months ago the food was good, but not like this visit. The burger! OMG the burger. PERFECT. My other favorite is Fearing's, which is saying a lot. Stuffed french toast, crispy bacon, and the new turkey sandwich (good call!) were all fantastic. Oh, good and crispy and well-seasoned fries to boot. Decent prices on wine (we had a bottle of prosecco). Really nice enclosed patio (air conditioned). Wait staff were very attentive. Food came out timely and hot and fresh. I cannot wait to come back. Did I mention the burger???

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5

    Migas was runny and soggy, not much flavor. Everything else was good!

  16. BD

    BonnieD

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great experience and excellent service by the chef and entire house.

  17. A

    Anonymous

    Dallas

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing as always! My favorite restaurant in Dallas.

  18. GA

    GANDCD

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    We were sad to see Bolsa close and were hoping for a similar experience at Encina. The kale biscuits and gravy were fantastic. My husband loved the pork belly. The chef has perfected the sunny side up fried egg. My friend and I both ordered the Migas. Both of us were EXTREMELY disappointed. It was delivered as a large bowl of flavorless mush. With each bite you couldn't tell if you were eating the scrambled eggs, mushy, bland potatoes or soggy tortillas. All in all, very similar to Bolsa and all of the food was good with the exception of the Migas.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    Showed up close to closing time and even then the staff was great. The food was exceptional, medium sized portions. The drinks were great. Would go again.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Amazing mussels and the duck is to die for!

  21. SD

    SherryD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    This is our favorite "go to" restaurant in Bishop Arts. The Encina team never disappoints.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience4

    I had family in town and wanted to try this place. Got reservations for 6pm on a Saturday. Got there and sat down, it was not that busy. We waited about 25 minutes and never even got a drink order, then left. No one ever spoke to us after the host sat us.

  23. AE

    AaronE

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I ate at Bolsa often. This was my first visit since it changed hands to Encina. The meal was outstanding and I will be back. Great job by all.

  24. EB

    EmefaB

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I had my birthday celebration there and it was amazing! The food was delicious and the service was great! Thank you, Corey and Austin!

  25. AH

    AyeshaH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5

    Great vibe, food was pretty good to. Service was average.

  26. SR

    SRC1

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Exciting presentations. Excellent tasting experience

  27. C

    Chad

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great ingredients, and well-executed original recipes

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Ws loved everything about this restaurant, from the service to the incredible food—by far, one of the best brunches in Dallas! I can’t wait to go back for dinner. We’ve already made reservations!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had our first experience with Encina and can't wait to return. We dined during Sunday brunch and tried the beet salad, croissants, Long Haul Montreal, Mokonuts cocktails and mimosas. Each dish was excellently presented and flavorful. The service from the staff was quick and sincere, it made for a fun experience.

  30. JW

    JaredW

    Amarillo

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food2service4ambience2

    My date found a hair in her food, right as it was served. The staff took care of it right away, but wasn’t very concerned or apologetic for the mishap. Otherwise the experience was good.

  31. F

    Foodie25

    Dallas

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    One of the best brunches in Dallas! You cannot go wrong with the blue corn pancakes, if the Montreal long haul is still on the menu, it is a must try but has limited availability (delicious duck confit).

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food, excellent staff, excellent service

  33. DP

    DaphneP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I really enjoyed Encina. Cannot wait to bring the whole family back. Food and service were crazy good!!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always an amazing experience. Food is delicious and sitting on the patio is always delightful!

  35. AR

    AshleyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was beyond fantastic! The food was delicious and filling but light at the same time!

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Sunday Funday brunch with friends. Great, inventive cocktails and classic favorites. Funky new southern rustic cuisine. Breathes new life into the building.

  37. A

    Anonymous

    Dallas

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went for Saturday dinner. Apps and entrees all slapped hard. Can’t wait to bring the rest of the crew in for dinner next week.

  38. JH

    JulieH

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As usual, Encina was delicious! Great food, atmosphere, and service. A must try if you are in Oak Cliff.

  39. NC

    NeilC

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Excellent. Brunch is the best. If ever in area again, definitely be back.

  40. R

    Russingr

    Dallas

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Easter brunch

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Encina offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (469) 620-3644.

Encina is rated 4.8 stars by 415 OpenTable diners.

Encina does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

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Booked 30 times today
Google Map for Encina

614 W Davis St Dallas, TX 75208-4744

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Oak Cliff / Bishop Arts

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, American, Gastro Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Matt Balke

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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