The French Room

4.6
2055 reviews
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$50 and over
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French
Top Tags:
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
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. Led by chef Michael Ehlert, The French Room’s menu draws on French culinary traditions and methodology with a fresh sensibility, 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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Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
French, Contemporary French, Afternoon Tea
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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(214) 651-3615
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AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Jacket Preferred
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Executive chef
Michael Ehlert
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Akard
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Parking details
Valet parking available.
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Public transit
DART and DART Light Rail (Akard Street Station)
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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

This was our first time there after the extensive renovation. Although we enjoyed the previous decor, the new version is also good. Food and service remain terrific. Two fix price menus from which to choose. Very good experience.

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M
Dallas
106 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely outstanding. From the greeting to the departure, there is no experience that comes even close to The French Room. The service and food was fantastic. A very memorable night for my wife's birthday. If you are looking for a top notch experience, go to The French Room.

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A
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The "new" French Room is just that, new. While I definitely appreciated the prior formality (which I characterized as a "southern" formal - think Commander's Palace in New Orleans) the new French room presents a feeling of a modern European dinning experience - think Monaco. Gone are the white gloves, but today's attire of modern gray sport jackets still sets an ambiance, just different. The service and food remain excellent, although a few options for some of the more eccentric items on the tasting menu would be nice. Overall, if you are expecting the "old" French Room, you may be disappointed, but keep an open mind and I think you will find the new French Room to be a wonderful dinning experience not otherwise available in Dallas.

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CK
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to sample the food after the renovation and reopening. As always, the food was exceptional; however, I was not enthralled the premium wine pairing selections. Left most of the wine in the glass to be taken away. Overall the renovation was breathtaking and my husband and I had a great, quiet anniversary celebration.

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KM
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An absolutely wonderful place to dine. Unforgettable and delicious. Every moment from when you walk into the bar is great and the people are so nice. Our go-to dinner in Dallas.

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CM
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner at the French Room was a "bucket list" item for my husband due to family history. I must admit I had concerns based on some of the reviews since their renovation in 2017. Rest assured the new French Room will not disappoint. From the moment we entered the restaurant everything was incredible. Our waiter, Morgan, was amazing. He was professional, knowledgeable, attentive and kind. We started with caviar. Excellent taste and presentation. The Tasting Menu was perfectly matched with beautiful French wines. Toward the end of the meal we had a wonderful surprise addition to the team waiting our table. He name is Connie and she has been with The Adolphus since 1985. What an inspirational delight she brings to the entire restaurant with her very presence. Yes the meal was expensive, but it was worth every penny! Great food, great service and wonderful memories! My sincerest thanks to the chef and staff of The French Room!

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CB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely phenomenal service and world-class food. Well worth the price.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the best dining experience we’ve ever had. Phenomenal work by the chef. The food had fresh flavors and was beautifully presented. We do not like huge chunks of food and appreciated the small pieces that were truly works of art. A special thanks to the sommelier Leslie. She listened attentively to what we like in a wine and bought us a bottle that was exactly as we wanted. The surroundings are opulent and I was glad to find a place where we needed to dress beautifully. We are hoping to return in the near future. Thank you from Johanna for making Stan’s birthday dinner exquisitely special.

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t
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of the last restaurants in Dallas that is elegant and upscale. Its romantic and very cozy. Great for special occasions and for that special date. Can't wait to go back.

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TX
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was very creative. Disappointed in the service. Long wait after being seating to be contacted.
Pacing was off. Long and uneven waits between courses. Final bill was incorrect. Hoped for and did not receive a flawless dining experience.

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FP
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superlative food and setting, amazing service without being stuffy. Connie was our captain for the evening and she treated us like old friends. Not a single misstep and worth every cent. Will definitely be back!

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MJ
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable from start to finish. We couldn't have been happier.

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F
Dallas
30 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time to The French Room. Previously learning that it is one of 5 restaurants on the 2018 WINE ENTHUSIAST MAGAZINE BEST WINE LIST RESTAURANTS in TEXAS (1 of 100 in the nation), we determined to check it off our bucket list for our anniversary. The fact that the interior decor was recently refreshed was just a plus. Our friends who also just had an anniversary they had not had time to celebrate, agreed to join us. Our reservation was for 5:30 and it's a good thing, as we did not leave until 9:30. We all went with the 3 course meal, however, there were 3 complimentary additional dishes (courses?) brought to our table. We were all 4 blown away by the knowledgeable, approachable, friendly staff (thank you, Jillian).
The food was outstanding in creativity, freshness and flavor. The lamb seemed to be a table favorite as well as the golden beet salad. The restaurant is beautiful and the wine list very well balanced. Wine prices were surprisingly reasonable. A great time was had by all. We hope to return, probably for another special occasion as the experience is pricey and a distance from our home.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Good place... the price value formula... i don’t know.... the bar was better

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c
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Celebrating our anniversary. Had a lovely dinner with amazing service from Connie! Great food, outstanding service and a wonderful memory.

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KA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wedding reception was held there five years ago. We go as a couple several times a year. We do miss some of the frescas and angel paintings but the charm is still there. Mason, Connie and the new maître 'd were great!!

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YG
Western NC
7 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really enjoyed all parts of my visit
I was alone but the whole staff made sure I was not feeling alone.
From the host to the chef , everybody engage some great discussion.
Service was the highest level of French service I have seen in years. Attention to details was outstanding.
I had the “Chef menu” and that was incredible.
Sommelier is very knowledgeable.
I’ll be back for sure !!!

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AM
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best place in Dallas. April (she runs the place) is AWESOME

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J
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been coming to the French Room for years but had not been there since the remodel. After reading many of the negative reviews after the reopening, we were wondering if we had lost our favorite dining destination in Dallas. Well, what an amazing experience we had. From the thoughtful greeting at the entrance to our leaving, we experienced attentive, thoughtful, knowledgeable and kind service. While I personally liked the previous fresco type of wall/ceiling, the new look is tasteful with a definite touch of elegance. (Nothing lost here.) The staff was very knowledgeable and efficient while not imposing their presence into our conversation. It was clear that we could enjoy a leisurely dinner and conversation. It was my friend's birthday and many of the staff wished her a happy birthday. The food was wonderfully prepared and beautifully presented. I don't think that any of us left a morsel of the many dishes we enjoyed. We all ordered their famous souffles and I believe they were even better than we had on earlier occasions. All in all, I don't believe there was anything I could say that is a negative. It was a great dining experience and we look forward of many more years of occasions to return.

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JT
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We have always loved The French Room and often select it for special occasions. This is our first visit in about 2 years. Our old friend is gone - This is no longer "The French Room." Food, service and ambiance are too low to rate for the prices charged. Now that Dallas has many more fine dining venues, this is not such a big loss, but it is certainly a disappointment.

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OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place to have 10 year wedding anniversary

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K
Dallas
57 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The French Room never disappoints! It was and still is fabulous. The newly renovated room is elegant & spectacular. The tasting menu was superb. The service staff were friendly, helpful, and attentive. Connie our server made the evening even more special. Highly recommend the French Room, it is always first rate.

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BB
Dallas
74 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I couldn’t believe how incredible the service was at this restaurant. Not only was the service the best I’ve ever had but the Grand Marnier soufflé was the best soufflé I have ever had in my life. The entire meal was delicious. Well done!

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DC
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

What an overrated, tedious experience, despite a good wine list and such hard work from the courteous staff! Unfortunately, their hard work is wasted on elaborate ritual that rings hollow -- for example, the arrival of each dish requires the waiter to make a formal speech listing its ingredients and preparation, as if we didn't know what we ordered! For anyone who's been to a one-starred or better Michelin restaurant, and we'd been to several dozen, the French Room's cooking was inferior and the bill was as high or higher ($350-plus for two having the 3-course prix fixe with moderate wine), even when compared to London or Paris. Not sure how this place gets any top ratings, maybe just folks who haven't been to haute cuisine places before? Maybe folks who enjoy the 1910-era rituals? The staff are very pleasant, but the "play" they have to enact is dull as dishwater.

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OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

A beautiful setting with outstanding service. The food was ordinary at best.

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WI
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our anniversary on a TU night - the restaurant was busy enough, but quiet. We had not been to the French Room since it was renovated, and even though the frescos are gone, the room is still elegantly beautiful, and the staff very attentive and professional. They brought us champagne and small appetizers for our celebration, then we ordered from the prix fixe menu. The only other option was the chef's tasting menu, but it did not appeal to us as much. Wine pairings were only available for the tasting menu, so we ordered a bottle of wine separately. The food and wine were wonderful and thankfully we saved room for dessert, as the chocolate soufflé was tremendous. If you're prepared to spend a lot of money, you will have a great experience at the French Room!

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OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wife’s birthday

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F
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and very interesting dishes. Would go back again for that special occasion!

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r
Dallas
47 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a special evening! It was our anniversary and everyone knew what the occasion was and mentioned it to us. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. The wine selection is extensive. The decor was beautiful and all was excellent.

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p
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful
first time here after the remodeling and went to celebrate our anniversary
Every aspect of the evening was en point- from the greeting to the seating and food
Chef Ehlert had a sophisticated and deft touch.
we loved it

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BP
Dallas
32 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The French Room is not just a great meal, it is also a great experience. A real treat.

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e
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Dessert was the only part that fell a little flat. Amazing amuse bouche, palate cleanser, and mini dessert tray at the end. Service was incredibly attentive. They're doing great things at The French Room!

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HP
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good wine selection and very reasonable prix fixe 3 course meals. Good bar service. Entrees could use a lobster or shrimp dish. Excellent foie gras. Good service. Souffle's are very good, but should be ordered and made at the time dinner is chosen so the kitchen doesn't run out. Overall a first rate dining experience and very reasonable given what is delivered.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top formal dining in Dallas. Excellent service and food. Feels like you are in somewhere in Europe. Perfect for a special occasion.

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JB
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Simply wonderful. We visited the French Room a few years back and were sad the classic paintings (wallpaper) on the ceilings were gone, leaving a just white paint. Those decorations set the place apart from newer luxury offerings.

Small complaint though, what a wonderful and special dining experience. Expensive but worth it!

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G
Dallas
194 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It was a nice evening but not exceptional. When you are paying these prices the evening should be memorable for the service and the food and the entire experience but it was not.

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d
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

Very pricey for what they offered. This may have been a great spot when Dallas didn’t have many options, but now it struggles to compete with the rest.

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DL
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

The food was just ok...we were disappointed for the price. We upgraded to the premium wine selection for dinner and were disappointed in the wines.

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JE
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Expensive but excellent. Reserve for special occasions

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SW
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the 7-course tasting menu which showcased Chef Michael Ehlert's creative culinary genius. Each course displayed a sophistication of tastes that I had never experienced. In addition, while each course was totally unique in its own right, they were created along an underlying theme to form a coordinated whole. It was amazing.
Now for the wine. The sommelier selected wines, each one very different and unique, to pair with each course. The selected wines perfectly complemented the tastes in each dish. I have never experienced so many flavors that played so well together.
The service was perfect (thank you, David) and the the quiet atmosphere of the newly restored French Room made the experience complete. This made for an evening that I will never forget and will probably never match.

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