The French Room

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Inspired by its original design and the grand tradition of timeless European architecture — The French Room has been thoughtfully restored.

An evening at The French Room has historically been a coveted experience. The recipient of numerous awards and critical acclaim received throughout its storied past, the restaurant has hosted countless special dinners and milestone moments. The French Room’s menu is an inventive take on French cooking, including thoughtful table-side flourishes and a comprehensive wine program.

The experience is warm, classic and memorable. Engaging and knowledgeable service is punctuated by moments of unexpected delight creating a new perspective on fine dining with style and grace.

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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my wife’s birthday and it may be the best meal we have ever had.

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B
Las Vegas
160 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a beautiful and delicious valentine’s day dinner-truly creative and unique dishes, perfectly presented, timed and fabulous! Connie, our server was wonderful as well as all of the staff.

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Dallas
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply put... An amazing meal. Will be back again.

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ER
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is spectacular! Mason is very knowledgeable and attentive. We will be back again!

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AB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

Amazing atmosphere obvi and amazing service. But the food was meh and a bit basic. You're definitely paying for the service and the atmosphere. Everything was cooked beautifully. Looked great. Ingredients were great but nothing had the 'wow.' They make you feel really special though.

I've been there 2 times before and there were memorable things each time with extra goodies and treats left for us. Usually tasting menus leave us wanting to die from gluttony but I wasn't that full. I think the food felt safe and simple for the regular Joe who wants to feel special for the night. There were some empty tables in the huge beautiful room, so to me it meant they couldn't really be too experimental and keep the regular Joe away.

The place definitely has a special vibe about itself and good memories for us (we had our first dating anniversary there and now this time first married anniversary). But we don't think it's worth the money unless you want to get dressed up and feel boujee.

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MS
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Relaxed meal with great service and good conversation with friends.
Wine pairing with fixed price menu was great. Go for the experience, food was tasty but not hearty. Especially enjoyed the risotto with truffles. Wish I'd gone early enough to have drink at bar before dinner.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous. Everything was amazing.

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KA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really miss the Lump crab cakes the French room USED to have and the 3 course option. However the chef was outstanding and the food was delicious.

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SP
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far the best place I have ever been to, not sure how relevant that is because I'm middle class but it was so good. I however do not suggest the Brioche & Fig Jam. I made the mistake of ordering it thinking it was going to be the poor people's brioche and when faced with the real deal I was very surprised. Other than that it was fantastic. A thing I was worried about was the attire and for those wanting to know too it's cocktail attire and no jeans.

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WG
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Ribeye was about what you might expect from Outback but $62. Service was attentive. Appetizers were tasty. They asked if we were celebrating a special occasion, it was my wife’s birthday and I was surprised they did not offer a complimentary birthday desert. Overall was nice but not five star.

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DM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress made our evening so special! The menu that said Happy Birthday to my daughter Lauren was so very special!

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a
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

We dine out every week - multiple nights - just not impressed with the taste of the food whatsoever.

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VN
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiting area - We arrived a little early so they asked us to wait in the bar area which was a very romantic arrangement with a candle and an exotic collection of wine on the menu. I would recommend getting a suggestion from the bartender before you order. Cozy place for a drink before dinner.
Food - We tried 5-course menu along with the wine selection. The food was perfect with the perfect wine along with each course. Just be careful with the bread, its bit hard on the outside.
Ambiance - Justifies the restaurant name.
Service - the most amazing service I had at a restaurant.

Perfect for a date night or anniversary dinner.

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LB
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for fine quiet dining on special occasions.

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JV
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Of 4 and 5 star restaurants in Dallas, the French Room is always at the top of the list. The service was fantastic, as expected. The sommelier selected a perfect wine for my wife. My sweetbread appetizer was delicious. The chocolate souffle was equally yummy. The only mistake I made was ordering a ribeye in a high-French cuisine restaurant. They cooked it sous-vide (medium rare) and finished it in the oven, which on the surface sounds great, but in execution really didn't work out to my liking. For all I know, it was textbook perfect according to French tradition. It just wasn't how I like my steaks prepared.

You're given an option of going with a one-two appetizer/main course option (which we chose), or a 5 course tasting menu. That night, the the tasting menu was heavy on the seafood, which my wife doesn't like. Given the opportunity, I would have gone with the tasting menu, and probably given a 5th star on Food.

Net/Net: French Room remains a top-notch place and deserves high marks.

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AF
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The French Room has been a favorite in Dallas for years this latest iteration meets past standards for excellence. Excellent!

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SB
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect experience for our 20th Anniversary. The renovation is impeccable. Service was perfection without any pretense. Food was on par with fine dining in NY and Paris. This is not your grandmother’s French Room. Well done.

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WW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Connie is amazing, full stop! Phenomenal experience

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DB
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Food is okay but the service makes up for the food! It is a nice experience and makes you feel as though you are in a different world. It is a place for a special occasion. The cost is a little too expensive for the value of the food.

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New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect way for my wife and me to spend our 10-year anniversary. Every dish was well-proportioned and presented. Great mixture of ingredients and overall delicious food. Impeccable service. Connie is an institution, and for good reason. Professional yet very personable, and conversational without at all being overbearing. Only wish we could’ve stayed and chatted (and eaten) longer! The chef came out to check on us and signed our menu. Even the guy who constructed my sazerac (at the table, no less) came out to chat and to make sure we were taken care of after we’d left the restaurant as we admired the art in the hotel lobby. Very memorable night.

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AT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

The French Room was playing at being fancy. It really missed the mark. Food was luke warm. For the price we expected a lot more.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time to visit the restaurant. The service, food and ambiance were perfect! I can appreciate the chef’s 5 course tasting menu but prefer having the a la carte option. We will definitely be back to enjoy again!

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CL
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 5

The French Room is beautiful! But the food (average at best) and service (below average for what I think The French Room wants to be) is nowhere close to a 4 or 5 star restaurant...imho. It’such A shame because with the right Chef and staff, you could charge more and Dallasites would be happy to pay it for a true 5 star French dining experience. And, I believe you could fill those empty tables. For a Friday night, I was surprised at the number of empty tables.
Our service was okay but too much casual conversation. The person acting as the Maitre D looked to be about 21 years old and did not dress or conduct himself as a true Maitre D for a fine dining restaurant. Many of the service staff did not look professional in their gray suits. Their suits looked a couple sizes too small. I would love for Management to go to NYC to Per Se or Eleven Madison Park to see how professional staff looks and behaves. Even Buillon locally beats The French Room in both food and service. Town Hearth, while not French, is more expensive and much busier because of better food and service.

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s
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great waiter and the symphony they perform when bringing the food out is pretty neat. Food is delicious and the presentation was beautiful. I would definitely recommend this for a special occasion dinner.

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OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible culinary experience all the way around. Obviously expensive, but entirely worth it.

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D
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service and atmosphere are fantastic. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and gave good descriptions of the food selections. The place is perfect for a romantic date.

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DF
Dallas
92 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christmas Eve tasting menu with wine pairings . Each course and wine selection perfect . Best dining experience in Dallas this year .

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 5

Portions were very small, food was not very good, duck was tough and halibut undercooked and fishy, risotto crunchy. Waiters all had I’ll fitting jackets. Our waiter had stains in his. When we said courses that weren’t good we were told “oh well, maybe you’ll like the next one” Our bill was 600.00 for a meal that was not good. We were starving so we had to go find food!

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f
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

We went for our annual family Christmas dinner. We always go somewhere really nice. We were looking forward to this, but unfortunately it was disappointing. The service was attentive, but the food was not very good. I had the chicken, which was very bland and rolled into a strange cylinder shape. The accompanying sides were very small and cold. My husband had the $70 ribeye steak which was not marbled at all or tender. It was not seared or well seasoned. We have had better steak at other less expensive restaurants. We did like the potatoes that came with it. My son had the halibut and he did like it. The wine and the chocolate soufflé were good, but we all thought the soufflé was a bit dry because it had no sauce. The ambience was fine, but a little too loud. All in all, we would not recommend or go back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A must-go! Brandon, our server, and his team put on a beautiful service. It was my sister's first tasting menu and she left overjoyed. Her and her husband are severely allergic to gluten and most of the menu was accommodating. Brandon even left out the bread and swapped our first course to be extra sure. The food was marvelous, our somm was so knowledgeable and picked the perfect wine, venue was breathtaking... overall incredible. Execution of food and service was like watching a ballet. Our maitre'd was incredible in his hospitality. It was a truly special evening. Still dreaming about the cauliflower risotto and waygu 5. Well done, French Room!

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c
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 5

Not worth the money

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D
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

We poured our own wine, the halibut was the only dish that we finished (and not because of the portion sizes), the wine the som recommended a wine that was so so that we did not finished and no one is Erwin asked us where there any issues! Out dinner was $850.00 and I have had better meals off food trucks!

WE WILL NEVER RETURN!

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DE
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

They made renovations since the last time I was there. I would say that I thought it was nicer before. I miss the french blue décor, wall murals, white gloved service and silver domed plating, the sweet breads to take home and the sorbet course. We were there to celebrate 2 birthdays. Our names were printed on the menu, but that's it. I feel like it wasn't as formal and spectacular.

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SR
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Loved the attention to detail.

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KL
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stellar. One of a kind experience. The only downside was the beautiful frescos have been painted over and the walls and ceiling are a stark white. Would love to see a touch of warmth added to this beautiful room.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

Our service was impeccable. Our food was less than decent. The first course was wonderful. The second ok, and the third was ordinary. Then a oyster was served that ruined our palate. Completely ruined. We informed the waitress but nothing was done. The main course was dry and lacked any flavor. Our cheese course was stellar. The dessert was over baked soufflé that was so dry we informed the waitress and again, nothing was done. For a family of 5 and paying $2,000 for one meal- I would expect our food to be stellar and meaningful. But it wasn’t.

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J
Dallas
81 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Great. Almost. The remodeled French Room is lovely, elegant. Service was very polite, genteel. Food was outstanding. The only issue is that the kitchen seemed out of synch with the service staff, and sometimes was uneven. Pricey, but worth it.

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SH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional service and food. Highly recommend the Chef’s tasting!

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OT
Dallas
24 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

If you have been to the French Room before it was remodeled, you should skip ot entirely. We have gone to the FR for 10 years and ALWAYS had a great time with some of the most attentive servers, hosts and sommelier. This year, we were met by an unprofessional sloppy dressed maitre d, then taken to our seats where the lack of professionalism really started. Every person in this dining room wore a suit 3 sizes too small, were clumsy with delivery of everything, made jokes about the french words in the titles, etc.. The music was blaring rock & roll Christmas music and was an absolute distraction. Everything about the dinner was sloppy. We have great respect for the efforts taken to keep it a traditional Hotel, but the French Room has now become an over priced Hilton Hotel restaurant (which it is). If I were to pay $45 a person and walk out it might be tolerable, but at $125 per person for dinner (not including drinks) it is in no way worth it. Skip the French Room and go to another great restaurant whom doesn't employee staff from a local sports bar.

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KA
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly a one of a kind experience in the city of Dallas. The food was incredible and every member of the staff was fully educated in every detail of its preparation. It was remarkable to experience the combined efforts of every person in the restaurant, up to and including the chef, in tending to our every need. I would heartily recommend the French Room for any special occasion.

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