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The French Room

4.2
1982 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary French / American
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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. 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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary French / American
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(214) 651-3615
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Payment options
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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4.5
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73% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipSingdgd (Dallas)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Always love going to this restaurant! Top notch food and service!!! 😊

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OpenTable Diner (Fayetteville)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

We loved the chef’s tasting menu with the wine pairing. It was interesting, fun, tasty and the wines were spectacular. The wine pours were even hefty. It was a memorable time.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Dallas)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The service was great. However, my meal was over salted & overall food quality was truly disappointing.

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Ricardo (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great service and food. They serve all their wine at the appropriate temperature!

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OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
2.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We thought that the food was going to be as great as, for example the Eiffel Tower Restaurant in Las Vegas. Unfortunately the food was salty for the most part and some of the servers looked frantic and lost at times. Not what we were expecting for a top French Restaurant.

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vipRoberto (Las Vegas)
2.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

A Shadow of the old French Room. Celebrated Anniversary here over 20 years. Very disappointed with the new French Room. Food, service and atmosphere not close what it used to be. Sad to see the Dallas Landmark change to a very average restaurant. We’ll be looking for a new place to celebrate. Very Sad!!

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OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

The renovated French Room is more of an experience than a meal. Impeccable service, incredibly rich 7 course French meal in a (new) old school Dallas institution. Diners are an interesting mix of date nighters, old-money regulars and older doctors with their young girlfriends. We loved both the food and the people watching.

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JessFW (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Superb service! A decadent night out that we will remember for a long time.

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SuKi (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

We went to the French Room for my wife's 40th. It was an immensely enjoyable experience. Service was top notch. Food was excellent. Ambiance was perfect.

The only thing that was subpar was the souffle (mango?). It was too sweet. Other than that, everything was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Wonderfully romantic evening at one of our favorite restaurants in the US.
We both had the tasting menu and enjoyed every bite. Loved the addition of fresh flowers and live piano music.
Service was excellent and unobtrusive.
Sommelier was friendly and had excellent suggestions.
Can't wait to return.

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vipMike (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Superb food, wine pairings and service.

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vipPete (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

This was a special Wedding Anniversary occasion that exceeded my expectations. The French Room was ready for my wife and I with a personalized printed menu that acknowledged and celebrated our Anniversary. We were given special seating and the service was exceptional. They all made us feel very special and were attentive to our every need. We hightly recommend The French Room for a special, memorable occasion. Would also recommend staying the night at the Historical Adolphus Hotel. That rounded out a wonderful experience for us!

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OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Exceptional Service along with Incredible food. Spent over 2 hours enjoying top shelf wine and delicious French cuisine.

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vipWadeR (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

The chef and staff are to be commended for excellent service, delicious food and the most outstanding ambiance in Dallas. Thank you for making our anniversary so special.

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James (Dallas)
3.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

Went to try the refurbished French Room. Compared to the "old" room, the visit was a complete letdown. Gone is the décor that made the place so special - all has been wiped clean with ivory-colored paint and fabric. No remaining awesome ceiling paintings, gilded everything, huge pot of fresh flowers in the center. The wait staff is no longer allowed to place your napkin in your lap when you first sit down. They wear all gray suits with open shirt collars; no more black and white with ties. The whole experience reflects a new philosophy of ambience and service, more modern and youthful, but without the charm of the past. The menu is entirely new, and the food was great. But I miss the charm...

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LGWS (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Anniversary

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vipOpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Very nice atmosphere, delicious food, quiet and fun.

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Rusty (Dallas)
2.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

We have always celebrated special occasions at the French Room! I had my wedding reception in the Grand Ball Room 37 years ago! We love the French Room and were very disappointed last Saturday night. The food was ok. The minute I entered the room, something didn’t feel right. It used to make you feel so special! It seemed so sterile this visit. The waiters have to push around a tackie white cart with wheels that seem to “fight each other”! The is not the French Room experience I remember. You don’t know how sad it made my husband and I feel. Sorry, I doubt we will be back

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Happy (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

This place has amazing food and service!

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viplareeh (Dallas)
3.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

The food was a bit less than average but presented to look much better
The steak had been partially cooked ahead of time A horrid thing to do to good beef.

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vipJoeP (Dallas)
3.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

Terrific service from staff. Lacking was the quality of the food.
Ordered the 7 course tasting menu and two of the items were great, 4 were Ok.
The main course which was duck was so undercooked that it became difficult to chew.
Wine service was very good.
Terrible situation for a great staff with at best a moderate chef.

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vipjofola (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

we had an excellent experience at the French room. we had the seven course tasting menu supplemented with black truffles for one course and white truffles for another course. we also had a half-bottle of krug champagne, a half-bottle of puligny-Montrachet and a half-bottle of Pontet-canet. we also had a sweet wine from the loire valley with our foie gras. it was an exceptional evening. more particularly, it was an exceptional evening for dallas. my wife and I recommend it highly. this is a unique institution for dallas.

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vipRosemary (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

A delicious and special meal - absolutely outstanding foie gras appetizer and tuna main course. Unobtrusive but excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on January 10, 2018

Exceeded my expectations. Wonderful service and all around a delightful experience. Food was great too. Will return!

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Kenneth (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on January 9, 2018

My family from outside Dallas has stayed at the Adolphus since almost the year of the hotel's construction. I have the 1924 book "Norfleet", part of which takes place in the Adolphus. Personally I remember the Century Room with its floor show on ice back in the early 1950's. I identify with the Adolphus when the intersection of Commerce and Akard was the center of the world in Dallas for New Year's Eve and Texas/OU weekends. I returned to the French Room tonight. I wondered about the French Room since the hotel remodelinlg. It was a beautiful culinary experience. Each course was memorable and delicious. A 3 course or 5 course dinner was available. Portions were real creations and tasty and more than just tiny. My fish was outstanding. The service was pleasant and the waiter knew her menu well. The decor was regal without being stuffy or busy. Aside from the French Room, the bar was well appointed and welcoming, as was the remodeled hotel lobby. It's not just a remodeling. It's a recreation. Every thing was so fine without being overdone. I'll be back, not every night of course. It's a special place. But I'll be back at the next opportunity.

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vipBrad (Dallas)
2.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

Miss the Frescos on the ceiling. Feels like I am eating in a amped up stuffy hospital setting. Service has gone downhill since before the remodel. They used to be right there when you needed something, now you have to flag down your server. For some reason they push around these little carts, which really distracts from the level of services expected and atmosphere. Food was ok, but not to the standard of the past before the remodel. They just do t have the 5 Star quality like before. Better off going to Stephen Pyle’s new place for top quality service and food. We will try it again, but will give them 6-12 months to fix their issues before we do.

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OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
4.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

We have been coming to the Adolphus and the French room for 20+ years.

Well, since the recent remodel and Marriott taking over we think overall things have gone downhill somewhat.

The THREE COURSE PRIX FIXE menu had very limited choices. Too much of the French touch
for us. Seemed the menu was a little pretentious. And the 100 page wine book, wow.
Ninety percent of the wines we had never heard of and the prices were quite a bit higher
than before Marriott took over.

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Dunc (Dallas)
3.0  Dined on January 4, 2018

The food at The French Room was outstanding. As a long-time French Room diner, the atmosphere was not the same. However, the new décor is stunning, contemporary, and clean. The old world feeling and elegance is gone. While the website says coats for men are required, there we several in the restaurant in golf-style shirts. The hostess had to ask our names twice, which was never the case in previous years. The service was "spotty" at best. While the waiters were wonderfully attentive and knowledgeable, it was one hour after we were seated before the first food (other than two "stuffed button tomatoes) were delivered. Once the meal was brought, the presentation was outstanding and the food was more than outstanding.
Overall we enjoyed the evening, but The French Room has become another hotel dinning room, although a very good one.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on January 3, 2018

The food was beautifully prepared and presented. We had the pairing menu and the foie gras pairing was perfection!
We highly recommend it to our friends.

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LuvDallas (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on January 3, 2018

The best meal and service I’ve had in Dallas in years. Made me think back to the first years of the Dean Fearing Mansion. Not a single detail was overlooked, including my name at the top of our table menus as it was my birthday. My husband had sticker shock, but I feel it was worth every penny.

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