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About Grayson Social

1555 Elm St.
Dallas, TX 75201
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Offering tall drinks and fresh Southern fare, Grayson Social is a new restaurant and social club for downtown Dallas’ residents and thriving business community.

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast
Mon–Fri 6:30 am–10:30 am
Brunch
Sat, Sun 7:00 am–2:00 pm
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm
Dinner
Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

Cross Street:
Elm & Akard

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(972) 232-1728

Website:
http://graysonsocial.com/

Catering:
Limited area but we do cater.

Parking Details:
Please enjoy complimentary valet parking located at 1600 Pacific Avenue at the front of the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Dallas , Pacific & Akard

Public Transit:
Dart station is right across the street.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Grayson Social Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.0

service

3.9

ambience

4.0

value

3.6

Noise

Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Brunch (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
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 (New England)·Dined on June 5, 2018

Excellent service!

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 13, 2018

Attended Mother’s Day brunch. What a joke and unbelievably overpriced. Should have decided to turn around and not pay the $50 adult. $35 child rate.

Actually saw people walk in, look at the food and walk out. They made the right call.

Important not to take advantage of paying consumers. Understand your value and price appropriately. Would have enjoyed The Original Pancake House more.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on April 28, 2018

overall had a good experience. the food wasn’t bad, but our servers were a little slow. we were excited about the smoked bloody mary in a chinese to go box... but it was very underwhelming. it wasn’t filled to the brim, it was very watery not enough umph to it... oh well

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 (Dallas)·Dined on April 27, 2018

The painting contractor was painting the bar whatever special they had were not discussed signage was very poor. Parking was by discovery. Thou the place was empty they had so many empty tables and chairs it was crowded.
Food and service was good.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on April 22, 2018

I love this place. By far best brunch downtown

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on April 22, 2018

Chicken and Waffles was incredible. I wasn’t expecting much and the seasoning on the chicken was unique and delicious. Would definitely return to eat at Grayson Social.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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 (Dallas)·Dined on April 15, 2018

We went around 7 on a Saturday night and it was essentially a ghost town. While the hostess/waitress was nice, service was appallingly slow given the fact that there were fewer than 20 people in the restaurant. We had every intention of staying for dinner but after getting our mediocre appetizer before our cocktails that we ordered when we were seated, we decided to go across the street for faster service and better food. Unfortunately, there is a reason that this cute restaurant is completely empty in downtown Dallas on a Saturday night.

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·Dined on April 7, 2018

The service was good and the restaurant has a really cool vibe, but I don't think the food was worth the prices at all. The drinks were also expensive (and I was overcharged for my drink!), so for that reason I probably won't return. It was convenient to just walk down to the lobby to get brunch while staying at the Hilton Garden Inn.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 1, 2018

It was the worst experience I’ve ever had. The hostess was rude we had a reservation and she said they were too busy they couldn’t take us. This was supposed to be our for Easter brunch. They had advertised a buffet and there was just a small menu for Easter brunch! Ruined our day

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 1, 2018

Extremely slow service. Took 25-30 minutes to get two mimosas. Very little acknowledgement when delivered and casual apology. We didn’t really mind, but the staff didn’t seem to care. Would not go back.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter brunch. The signage and parking situation left much to be desired. I was unable to find the valet and ended up parking in self-park garage. The ambiance was very nice and the food delicious.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 6, 2018

It seems this restaurant is in the middle of a flux. The menu has been cut down to just a few items and one waitress was available for the entire restaurant. We've been here many times before and it was always wonderful, but there seems to be a change in management in progress or something. Wouldn't recommend it until it gets everything worked out!

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 (Austin)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Restaurant was not busy. Bar service was delayed by 25 minutes. The manager comp’d the drinks but there was no attentiveness. Very unfortunate considering the restaurant was not busy.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 12, 2018

We drove around for 30 minutes trying to find the restaurant. The address was not correct on open table or on the restaurant website. We then called the restaurant several times to ask location and there was no answer. We also asked valet and they couldn’t seem to tell us where it was. This ruined our Friday night.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Service is always superb!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We arrived and were greeted by a young man informed us the restaurant was closed. Will not be back.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Was disappointed bc the menu was not the same as their online menu. Their menus did not have a huge selection. On the day of my reservation which was schedule for 1130 a.m. i recieved a call at 7 or 8 a.m. telling me they were closing doors early at 11 a.m. and i needed to come before 11 a.m. i thought that was bad service especially on the day of on a Christmas Eve day. For was decent and prices were ok

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Wow- Grayson Social is a great little place to eat and chat. The food is great (I had chicken and waffles for brunch) and the ambiance is so pretty. But the best part was the service. We had Bani taking care of our large group and he was efficient and friendly. The owner checked on us several times, too. I spent a week in downtown Dallas for a conference and this was my favorite meal by far. Thanks Grayson Social! #besocial

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Tea
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Went for dinner. Made reservation through Open Table. When I️ arrived they had said that the dinning room was closed and I would have to sit in bar. The menu was a “bar menu” with very limited selection. I️ found something decent, but disappointed in the fact that they didn’t serve the dinner menu from their website.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 28, 2017

My husband and I attend for Saturday brunch. The food was excellent and our waitress Hannah was phenomenal!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on October 14, 2017

I have visited Grayson Social before on many occasions, twice with booking a group reservation of 15+. I was so impressed the first time, that I came back again, and next time with me people. This time I was completely UNHAPPY after realizing the entire menu had been changed. They had taken off some of their top dishes, to include Cheese grits, Killer biscuits, and the excellent thick cut bacon they once served, plus a Buscuit and bacon sandwich that was amazing.

I was distraught and wanted to walk off, but I had brought another group of friends to try out the wonderful place, and I could not leave. The menu was VERY LIMITED! The ambience is still beautiful, so hopefully they won't change that, but I was told that was about to happen as well.

Management should realize that some things are better left alone, and it's different and wonderful tasting food options that help business flourish. Marketing is the main issue, along with steady management. When those things are properly in place, all else will fall into place.

Good luck on what's in store next. I'm hopeful you bring back the menu items that were once loved by all

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We came in for a post-bachelorette party Sunday brunch. It was the perfect end to a very fun weekend. The food was amazing, very much high end versions of classic Southern comfort food. Our bride to be is from Georgia so she was in heaven. The cocktails and the coffee were delicious and the service could not have been better. We will all definitely be back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Afternoon Tea, Great Beer, Afternoon Coffee, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Your website says you have valet but there is NO SIGNAGE for this. Drove around the block 3x, finally gave up and parked in the garage next door -- $15!!!!? My $12 salad was sad. Lettuce and cucumber and a few tomatoes. No bread, no other veggies. $60 for lunch for 3, PLUS parking. No wonder we were the only people there.

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 (Austin)·Dined on September 3, 2017

We waited over 45 minutes for greasy country fried stream and egg, overcooked Kobe burgers (which did not come in kid size as originally promised) and a disappointing not-so-fresh-tasting biscuit. Only the homemade parfait with granola was good. Their cocktail menu is very nice but their coffee is very weak and they don't even have cappuccinos!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Food portions were extremely small. Service was slow and awful. The Greyson Morning taste like lemons no alcohol at all. Absolutely will not be going back!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Our experience was a dreadful nightmare of horrible service and inconsistent food quality. After making the manager aware of all the issues (he'd disappeared for some time during the debacle and I had to ask for him) he did offer to comp the meal, which we appreciated. But I was thoroughly embarrassed to have taken a group of people to this incompetently managed restaurant and would never recommend it.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Had a wonderful experience at Grayson Social last weekend for a Bachelorette Party! Our server, the food, the drinks, and the ambiance were all impeccable. All very unique! Thank you so much!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Our second time here and it was even better than the first.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Table service was great- man behind bar was by far the RUDEST , MOST CONDESCENDING bartender I have ever had in my life. SKIP on this place unless you want to a bad experience.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Great experience, showed up late for our reservation and the had no issues getting us seated

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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Absolutely fantastic experience, food and service!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Good restaurant, not what I was expecting when I walked in. (I reserved on line) wanted a nice place to take my 17 yr old daughter for her birthday dinner this was more of an adult contemporary resturant. Great food.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 6, 2017

It was a Thursday night and the restaurant was not extremely busy but the wait staff and management were very attentive. They continually checked in to make sure that the food was to our liking and the service met our expectations. The food was well prepared and presented. The prime rib was cooked to my specifications (medium rare) and had an excellent flavor.

Tags: Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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 (Houston)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Birthday brunch

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Dallas)·Dined on May 25, 2017

The service was incredibly slow, and the only waitress was most helpful- only to her friends in the bar.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Dallas)·Dined on May 24, 2017

I believe the food could be seasoned much better. The fried chicken was bland and the sliders came out cold. The ambiance is gorgeous but for the prices I would have expected a lol more from the chef.

Tags: Scenic View, Bar Seating
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 (Dallas)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Went to Grayson Social for Mother's Day. It was extremely quiet and empty, to the point where we sat in the bar because we felt uncomfortable. The drinks were extremely over priced, food was decently priced for the quality. One order was wrong, a few items tasted frozen, waitress was nice but never asked how everything was. Overall, it was a very mediocre experience. Beautiful interior and finish out.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Austin)·Dined on May 14, 2017

This was a terrible experience for a First Mothers day for my wife and I. Food was awful and EXTREMELY over priced for a buffet. I will never go back to Grayson Social and would recommend it to no one.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Very nice venue in downtown office building. The live music was fun - but way too loud so (after we commented and then asked if they could have it lowered and had no response only a blank stare) we requested to sit all the way in the back, which wasn't the nicest table available. Knowing what I know now, for an almost $200 brunch I would have chosen elsewhere.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Dallas)·Dined on May 14, 2017

The Mother's Day buffet was supposed to begin at ten and did not. The buffet was poorly arranged, being spread out all over the front of the restaurant and requiring guests to cross the hostess stand crowd to gain access. Because it was only partially ready at ten and was not opened, salads/cheeses were too warm when made available.

Service was dreadful. No one seemed to know who was supposed to wait on our table. We saw four different folks, none of whom claimed actual responsibility & it took 15 minutes for my daughter to order a Shirley Temple, which took another 15 to arrive. A single mother and a well-behaved child, we are used to treating ourselves on Mother's Day, but would never do so again at Greyson Social. The service is 1000x better at a neighborhood place like Campisi's, without the $100 price tag for the meal, which neither the food (about which I have no complaints, but it was nothing special) nor the service merited.

This was an extremely unpleasant experience for me because dining alone with even the best child is stressful when the table is ignored, and food and drink are slow to be offered.

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