City Council Restaurant and Bar

4.2
12 reviews
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$30 and under
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Gastro Pub

City Council is a restaurant that focuses on healthy dining. The restaurant is a unique blend of restaurant and bar, with creative entrees and unique cocktails this eatery is just as much a nightlife spot as it is a restaurant. The most striking feature of the interior is the lighting. City Council is primarily lit with bare hanging Edison bulbs of varying heights throughout the dining area.

City Council's menu is an interesting mix of international influences. The menu is split into starters, pizzas, entrees, irons and desserts. The irons are the signature item of the house and come in several different varieties. The two most popular variations are the Texas, with roasted seasoned potatoes blended with jalapenos, red onions, pico and avocados and the Far East served with Asian slaw spicy peanuts, soba noodles, hoisin, broccoli, mushrooms and roasted peppers.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Gastro Pub, Vegetarian / Vegan
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Wed 4:00 pm–12:00 am
Thu 4:00 pm–2:00 am
Fri 2:00 pm–2:00 am
Sat, Sun 3:00 pm–2:00 am
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Phone number
(214) 965-9595
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Cross street
@Allen
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Parking details
There is several spaces on the street of restaurant guest. We also have a valet service that we share with the establishment across the street on Thomas Ave.
What 12 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
3.8
food
3.5
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4.0
ambience
3.5
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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Terrible service. We were sat down by the first disinterested waitress. The 2nd waitress was on her 4th day and clearly overwhelmed. She apologized for not seeing us (after a good ten minutes of sitting at the table). She took our drink order and appetizer order and left. The manager came to the table and asked us to move to a smaller table so he could accommodate a larger table. He agreed to comp our drinks. Great. 5 more minutes and nobody. First disinterested waitress returned and asked if he wanted anything. Yes, we re-ordered the first order. First disinterested waitress leaves. Now at 15 minutes and we had only water. Manager comes back asks hows it going. We order again. He goes to first disinterested waitress. Then to 2nd new overwhelmed waitress. Then back to disinterested. Then back to 2nd overwhelmed waitress. All the while I'm staring at the drinks we ordered at the service bar. We finally left. 20 minutes in the joint and unable to get the very complicated order of a Lone Star and a Pinot Noir. It was 25% full when we were there. The place next door, Nodding Donkey, was packed, service and food were average but at least they actually brought things you ordered. City Council sucks.

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DK
Dallas
91 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Sunday brunch. Opened late, slow service, food below average (including asking for "crispy" hash browns and getting soggy, asking for "over medium" egg which was way overcooked). One and done.

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AA
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good. Server very attentive. Even manager came out to talk and check on us. Very personable.

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TR
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Food was meh. I had the chicken fried steak with biscuits, eggs, and gravy. There was about 2 tablespoons of gravy. When I asked for more, they sent out another couple tablespoons. The meat in the chicken fried steak was tough and chewy. The best part of the service were the gentlemen who refilled our water glasses on a regular basis.

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LD
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

went here for brunch and will definitely be back! we had the churro waffles and the croissantwhich and both were delicious! they also do a bottle of champagne + choice of juice for $18. overall great food & great service. will definitely be back!

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

They didn’t have our open table reservation and failed to accommodate my request for my fiancée’s birthday.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Very cold!!!!

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CD
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 2

We cannot recommend this restaurant. Service was good, but food and atmosphere was disappointing. Now for the teenage or college crowd.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 2

Had an OT reservation for 4 to see the carolina game and they sat me outside without a server.

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OT
Nashville
19 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time! This place is so energetic, the service was outstanding and the food was very tasty! Great place and sad it took us so long to make it over to State and Allen to discover this restaurant.

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OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good selection. Good food, and staff was sweet.

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OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2017
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 1

Parking a problem way too loud. Overpriced wine for a bar

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