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About The Cedars Social

THE CEDARS SOCIAL, is a cocktail den and kitchen that features a list of handcrafted cocktails and New American food menu.

1326 South Lamar
Dallas, TX 75215
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 6:00pm - 1:00am, Thursday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 12:00am
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Cross Street:
Belleview

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(214) 928-7700

Website:
http://www.thecedarssocial.com/

Parking Details:
Parking is North of the Cedars Social facing downtown. The parking lot is free.

Public Transit:
Cedars stop on the DART is one block east of the Cedars Social on Belleview Street

Executive Chef:
Kyle McClelland

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

The Cedars Social Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.1

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (9)
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Good for Groups (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Cozy (5)
Good for a Date (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Romantic (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Great for Brunch (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Fun (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Healthy (3)
Hot Spot (3)
People Watching (3)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Vegan (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Authentic (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Sports (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Impressive cocktails, food is unique and tasty
Will be back

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The Cedar' Old Fashioned is one of my favorite cocktails in Dallas. A few friends stopped by for dinner on Saturday night. It was not too busy, only half the tables filled. They seated us by the bar which was loud due to a rowdy few. All I was thinking about was having my favorite drink. BUFFALO TRACE BOURBON, CANE SYRUP, BLACK WALNUT & CHERRY BITTERS, SMOKED CEDAR PLANK. They actually smoke the orange peel and capture the smoke with a cedar plank and serve it. It was brought to us. No cedar plank, no smoke, no fancy cherry. It was basically just an plain old fashioned. The menu has less items on it which did make the food come out faster. The burger was pretty good, not great. I did complain about the cocktail and they did take it off my bill, which was very nice. It is just that I came here for that one experience and was disappointed. The cocktails were the one thing that this place had going for itself and now I doubt I will give it another try. The good news is that the bourbon bar in the Statler is a new favorite with those craft cocktails I like so much.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 17, 2017

If you like shrimp & grits, this is the place!

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Delicious food, great atmosphere, friendly staff, outdoors was delightful

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Spicy, Scenic View, People Watching, Good Vegetarian Options, Live Sports, Gluten Free Options, Vegan
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

One of the worst dining experiences I think I've ever had. This was my anniversary, and after sitting for almost 20 minutes, no one had acknowledged me or my wife, no one had brought us even a glass of water. I asked to speak to a manager and their response to me was basically yeah, I'm sorry that really sucks. Absolutely horrible.

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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 7, 2017

I have never done an OpenTable review before, but Friday night was one of the worst dining experiences I've had. My husband were there before a concert with plenty of time to spare. We sat for 20 minutes with no service, no water and no silverware. The table next to our confirmed they were having a similar experience.

When the server finally showed up we went ahead and ordered because we didn't want to wait again. After another 30 minutes they brought our first dish, mac and cheese. It was wrong, salty and dry.

We had to stand up and find someone to request both water and silverware.

Our other items, the meatballs, deviled eggs, fried chicken and truffle fries were so salty and mediocre in flavor, and took another 20 minutes.

The cocktails were decent and if we return it will only be to drink.

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·Dined on October 6, 2017

My favorite restaurant in downtown Dallas. I go whenever I am seeing a show at south side ballroom. It’s convenient. The service is friendly, very attentive but not hovering. The cocktails are inventive and tasty. My favorite meal is the Cedar house salad followed by the shrimp and grits. Dinner here will really get your night off to a great start! I highly recommend it.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fun, People Watching, Great for Brunch, Casual
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 27, 2017

This place has such a cool, hip vibe. If you are looking for a quiet place, this isn't it (as it has an energetic atmosphere). We didn't mind - we felt like locals dining here and the food was great!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Took some friends for a birthday brunch & hadn't ever been here before. We LOVED the 9.95 mimosas plus penny refills! The chicken biscuit and parmesan fries were delicious! The service was great & entire staff was really friendly! I will definitely be back to check out their dinner menu!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Just ok. I remember when going here was an over-the-top experience

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on September 16, 2017

I like to intrduce my friends to new places when they visit. I had not been to cedars social in a few months. Now I remember why I don't go. Its ALWAYS SOMETHING. They were out of everything I tried to order.
No olives or juice for a dirty martini.
No charcuterie board.. no limoncello for lemondrop martini and finally.
NO PORKCHOP. 7:30 on a friday night.
Wont be back and will never recommend it. They must be going out of business.

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·Dined on September 15, 2017

Very busy, waitress had to be reminded of our drink and dinner choices, waitress seemed frantically trying to keep up with the pace.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on September 14, 2017

The service was way too slow. We arrived at 630p and did not get out until 8:15. We missed the start of the show we told our server we were seeing. The food was really good. Just make sure you have plenty of time.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Vegan
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·Dined on September 14, 2017

Love this place! Super delicious food, we usually just order appetizers for the table to share and they are always amazing! Awesome drink menu as well!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Quick Bite, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Fun
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great everything!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 27, 2017

The food has gone downhill a bit. Nothing too impressive, except the truffle fries, cocktails, and the homemade ice cream never disappoint.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Great food and service. Took friends who have never been before and they both stated they are definitely going back. Excellent food, drinks, and service. One of my favorite places to dine in Dallas

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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 12, 2017

A group of us got together to so see Blondie and Garbage at the South Side Ballroom which is conveniently located across the street from Cedars Social. Great place to dine prior to going to the concert. I would make reservations early though. All tables from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. were already reserved.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Food and drinks were really good. Service was way way too slow. The restaurant wasnt even half full and it took us (party of 3) over an hour and a half to get through and pay. The kitchen was much slower than the bar.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on July 8, 2017

First time here won't be my last time! "Cocktail den" is the perfect description! Love everything about this place!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Cozy, People Watching, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Fun
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Mid-century decor and a nice mix of people (as you'd expect in South Side). Quality food and mixed drinks. Close to The Lorenzo Hotel.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Food was underwhelming and service was lacking. Just not way you expect compared to other brunch offering in Dallas. Not horrible but it would be a last resort.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Cool atmosphere. The food is really good!! It can get loud after... $10 bottomless mimosas!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Happy Hour
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 (Dallas)·Dined on May 26, 2017

I'm not sure what was going on with the A/C, but it was a little toasty in there. Take it with a grain a salt, because I was a little toasty too. Great drinks. Highly recommend, the Cat Named Joe.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Dallas)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Went for Mother's Day brunch. The food was underwhelming but not bad. Our server seemed new - we only saw him a couple times throughout the meal but many other members of the waitstaff stopped by often when they saw us looking for him. The ambiance is really nice and I would definitely come back for happy hour - but not quality enough food to go for a special occasion.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 12, 2017

It was a great place to catch up with friends and have a good time. We even where given a drink on the house for our girls. That was very nice we love the place.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Dallas)·Dined on May 3, 2017

Not what the restaurant used to be. Hadn't been back in four years, burnt food, disappointed :(

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on April 30, 2017

Great atmosphere. Excellent food and service

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Great place to go either for drinks after work, cocktails with friends during the weekend, or for a date night. The cocktails are great and the atmosphere is just as good.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Casual
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 (Dallas)·Dined on April 24, 2017

Excellent Bar! The craft cocktails are second to none.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Dallas)·Dined on April 23, 2017

Quick and stellar service and delicious brunch!

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Dallas)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Great service on Easter Brunch

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Dallas)·Dined on April 11, 2017

I met a couple girlfriends at The Cedars Social for what was supposed to be a quick bite & drink before walking over to a concert at South Side Ballroom. I had made a reservation in advance. We were seated immediately, but it took almost half an hour for me to get the drink I ordered. The restaurant was very full with fellow concert goers & extremely understaffed server-wise. There was even a shortage of menus, as ours was repeatedly taken off our table to be used by others. Our server was very sweet & apologetic, but it was frustrating at how long the visit took in total. I would assume catering to concerts at South Side is a normal thing for the restaurant, & was confused why they seemed completely unprepared for the rush. We ordered three appetizers (meatballs, mac & cheese, broccoli salad) & a round of drinks each & everything was delicious. I enjoy the food & ambiance at The Cedars Social, but will not plan on eating there again before a concert when in a time crunch.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Dallas)·Dined on April 2, 2017

We chose this restaurant because it was across the street to a show we were going to see. However, once we ate here we knew we would be back. Everyone had something different and each person talked about how good their food was. From the burgers, chicken, pork chop and more. Excellent food, friendly staff and comfortable atmosphere. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on March 25, 2017

We came here for a fun evening out, and got just that! The service was great, the drinks were amazing, and the food tasted wonderful! Very cool atmosphere and would definitely recommend to a friend.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Dallas)·Dined on March 25, 2017

This was our first time and it was a wonderful experience for my girlfriend and for me. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. May not be for everyone, but we appreciated various staff coming by and checking on our status. Food was delicious but be prepared to spend a bit of money, my entree was $32 and the other was $18. Great presentation and yummy!! We're definitely coming back. We're not drinkers so, I can't speak to the cocktails but, again, the food was really good: mussels in chili broth and carne asada...

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Tapas, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Cozy, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Third attempt here. Wasn't the charm. Food is awful, service is awful. Won't be back.

Tags: Bar Seating
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Nice surprise. Oyster toast was amazing. Patio dining by fire pit was added bonus.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Very fun, loved their mimosa deal!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 25, 2017

We had a group of 6. We were seated immediately and drinks ordered. Our server was patient ,friendly and knowledgeable. We had a wonderful time and would have liked to stay longer but we were going to listen to music at Poor David's Pub.

Tags: Hot Spot, Authentic, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching
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