Vidalias Southern Cuisine

3.8
91 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Southern

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Vidalias restaurant, located inside our downtown Fort Worth hotel, offers delicious Southwestern fare with a contemporary twist. Savor our delicious cuisine for lunch or dinner after enjoying an event nearby at Sundance Square.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Southern, Southwest, Breakfast
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Mon–Fri 6:00 am–10:30 am
Sat, Sun 6:00 am–12:00 pm
Lunch
Daily 11:00 am–5:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(817) 210-2222
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Derek Breitbach
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Cross street
2nd Street and Main St
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Parking details
Complimentary Valet Parking
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 91 People Are Saying
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3.8based on all time ratings
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M
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Part of Renaissance Hotel, this restaurant has a good menu, great service but a little small for large groups. The menu would be good for foodies, unusual combinations are very tasty. Check with wait staff for portion sizes, soup bowls are large and some entries are on the small side.

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Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The food isn’t bad, but ordinary. It’s a typical hotel restaurant. Good service, fine if you’re staying at the Worthington and don’t feel like going out.

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DM
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

We would recommend Vidalias for the food only. Our meals were excellent - we had the tenderloin and the TX fish. Both were very tasty and perfectly prepared. The three sides that come with the entrees were of generous portions. The green beans were the best we've ever had, whilst the brussels sprouts were very good as well. Not much here in terms of ambiance or decor. The service was neither attentive nor overly slow. This is a hotel restaurant inside the Ft. Worth Renaissance hotel. Valet parking was free when validated at the restaurant. It was nearly empty at 6:30 pm on a Saturday evening. We gambled on it at the last minute when we could not get reservations at Del Friscos and several other high-end steak houses.

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Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

Bad service
Appetizers were not ready before main entrée
They ran out of chicken as a main entrée
Final check screwed up
Service very very slow
Would not go back to the restaurant

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JL
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and food was good. Surprisingly not packed, but service was excellent and food was great. Hopefully stays in business!!

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SD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great casual atmosphere with great service and good food. The Black Pepper Grits are a must try. I'll gladly be back for more.

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SL
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Very mediocre food, not worth the $.

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h
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Christmas Day
We expected something a bit more festive. But looking back, I suppose the restaurant was primarily for hotel guests. The food was fine.

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AK
Dallas
26 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 1

Vidalia’s is in a great location in downtown Fort Worth. We had a family dinner there on a Saturday night prior to a Christmas show at the Bass Hall. There was no one at the hostess stand when we arrived, and the bartender who saw us standing there ignored us. My husband approached him and asked about our reservation, and he told us to sit anywhere we liked. It turned out we were the only ones there. The facility was not decorated for the holidays, so there was no festive atmosphere. The bartender turned out to be our waiter. The menu was good but limited. The food was delicious. Service was slow. Prices were on the high side. Overall, not a bad experience, but we won’t be going back.

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S
Dallas
23 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2011
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

We went early due to a concert at Bass Hall on a Sunday evening. The staff was very nice, the food excellent and the experience very good. Highly recommend it.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2011
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our server did a great job of recommending dishes and even had the kitchen split up the dishes for us after we told them we were going to share a few entrees. Food was prepared well and was delicious. The ambiance was very nice--good background music, too. The service was exceptional.

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m
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2011
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 1

The menu on their website is not what they serve. It was terrible.

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d
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2011
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing, outstanding, the very best meal we have ever had! This is a rare gem that needs to be discovered! You will be completely in awe from the friendly service to the exquisite chef-prepared creations! We dine out frequently and this is truly the best experience we have had in years!

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2011
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

It was very quite...we were one of three tables in the whole restaurant which we felt was very odd for a Saturday night. The food was good, but over priced for the quality. The server was pleasant, but seemed to forget about us often. Over all we will not be back to Vidalias Southern Cuisine.

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OT
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2011
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Another hotel restaurant with good food and service that tries hard to be good; but, doesn't quite get it.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2011
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were thrilled with the fabulous food. The shrimp and grits appetizer made me swoon. I will make another reservation and go again.

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V
Dallas
71 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2011
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This is the second time we have eaten at Vidalias. It was a Sunday night, and we were the only ones in the restaurant. Their menu has shrunken quite a bit from what they use to serve.

But we had one of the best meals we have had in a LONG time. My steak was incredible - tender and done medium rare. The asparagus was grilled to perfection. My husbands house speciality - a chicken dish - was equally as good. I recommend this place even though I have read others have not had a good experience.

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c
Orlando
14 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2011
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Fair as far as food quality.. unlimited champagne helped food quality... server was forgetful and easily distracted..

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Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2011
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

This is the second time (in over a year) I've been to Vidalia's and been served by a very rude man named Michael. After he sat us I remembered him with chagrin, and when my girlfriend (who is less than 5 feet tall and whose legs don't always reach the floor) asked that we be moved from a booth to a table he became very passive-aggressive and really took it out on us; e.g. waiting almost 15 minutes to take our order, serving newer arrivals before us, and not refilling our drinks. I informed the manager who agreed that he had had several complaints about this server, but then advised me that the next time I come in I should ask for a different waiter! Are they that hard pressed for help there? They don't need any more of my patronage...

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j
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2011
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 2

Friday nite: Service:poor. Waiter seemed unconcerned.
I could see if it would have beeen crowded (Valentine early dinners (7:00PM)) but there was hardly anyone there. The food: fair. Presentation was good but the food temperature left something to be desired. We all considered sending our food back but considering the service we encountered.... Would I go back. No.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2011
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food at Vidalia's is good every visit, tasty and consistent. That being said, I only wish I could say the same about the service. In spite of making reservations on Open Table, it did not appear that we were expected. However, that was not a problem because there were only 2 other tables seated during the time we visited. We waited while they set up for a group our size (6). An outdated menu (lower prices) was given to one of our group and quickly spirited away. Bread plates had to be brought out after the bread was placed. Water glasses emptied before refills were offered. We had to request a chiller for the open champagne, then it took awhile to get it. This was not a sleepy week night visit. We visited Friday on Valentine's weekend!

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OT
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2010
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It was good, not great. Maybe because it was New Years eve. The prices we good.

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HH
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2010
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

My husband and I went there New Year's Eve, Dec 31 2010. Pricing was excellent for the limited menu special that evening.

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OT
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2010
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 1

Very disappointed in the atmosphere. We had been there a couple years ago and had a wonderful experience. This time I felt like I was in an empty diner when it should have been busy on a Saturday night in December. No business so they didn't really acknowledge our reservation or provide us a romantic table as we requested through Open Table. Won't be going back there.

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b
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2010
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

Very disappointed. According to the website, the restaurant overlooked Houston St. and had a terrific menu. The web site is at least 5 years old according to the maitre'd and is way out of the way sort of "down under" with no ambience. We just ordered a class of wine and an appetizer and took it upstairs to stand and overlook the street to see the parade. I included in my "requests to the chef of the reservation that we wanted a table by the window to watch the parade. I feel that someone should have informed me that those conditions were no longer possible. I need inform Bud Kennedy that he is also way out of date on that restaurant. A shame, really, because I remember it being delightful before they moved it.

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RU
New York Area
173 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2010
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The food was very good and we even got a free app of a green tomato (that was excellent) b/c I made an OpenTable.com reservation. What was strange is that hardly anyone was dining there. That section of town has a lot of restaurants so perhaps b/c this is in a hotel it's not as popular. I chose this b/c of reviews on OT.com and hope more people dine here, as it was a nice dining experience.

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L
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2010
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was perfect as was the food! Great evening, we'll be back soon.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2010
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were on a timeline and they were able to get us in and out, without feeling rushed. Food was excellent and the service was impeccable. A very nice and enjoyable dinning experience. We will definately return during the symphony season.

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Dallas
35 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2010
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a nice brunch and met some friends and just enjoyed the experience.The food was very enjoyable and we had Mimosas which were yummy.

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OT
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2010
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The staff was absolutely delightful start to finish. Our booth was comfortable; lowest noise level of any restaurant we've visited in some time. The chef was imaginative! We've eaten fried green tomatoes at many places. This presentation was innovative and delicious. The evening's interesting disappointments were easily avoidable! The bar did not have the recipe for one of the cocktails - by the way: it's listed on your website menu. Then the dinner menu had changed a week/two before and one of the entrees for which we choose the restaurant was no longer available/ingrediants obviously unavailable. ps As of today that web menu has yet to be changed! With so many restaurants at the same price points, we're won't be rushing back.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2010
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Upscale southern-sounds good? Definitely needed some help. The signature chicken had a pasty crust, and the green beens the server suggested I substitute for the greens was too spicy. Someone else had the greens, they were terrific. The bourbon sauce was very salty, not the sweet reduced bourbon I was expecting. But my appetizer of shrimp and grits was the winner of the evening, delicious and fit the description on the menu. I might try Vidalias again, but not too soon.

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DM
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2010
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

On a Saturday night, there were two tables including us. Our waiter was very serious and slow. He was the waiter and the bartender. There is no ambiance. Food was ok...nothing to brag about. Very disappointing. Nothing like the website.

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OT
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2010
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

We thought we were going for a nice Sunday Brunch, but it was not a great experience. The service was terrible, and the food was pike a hotel continental breakfast. We only ate the breakfast buffet because the brunch portion was not set up on time. Definately not worth the price. This is our second tim eating at Vidalias ( had dinner there on New Years Eve) and our experience was about the same then. We definately will not return.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2010
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoy our dining experience. The choices of dishes available is unusual and very different from other restaurants. The flavor of my dish was excellent and the presentation of the food was very good. I found the staff to be a little bored that evening, it was a slow evening for business (as usual as we were told). Our waiter was very polite and knew the the variety of dishes, I thought very well. We look forward to returning to sample the other dishes that are on the menu.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2010
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was wonderful and so was the food.

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CS
Dallas
46 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2010
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was fantastic. The appetizers, salads and soup are very notable. I am not a "dessert person" but the Moon Pie is the most fantastic dessert I have had. The waiter was a little awkward and had some difficulties being personable but was very attentive. Overall had an absolutely great experience and will recommend it to all.

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m
Dallas
54 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2010
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Perfect for Bass Hall events. Free parking, great food and service. Restaurant is nice and quite with a view of the kitchen. Just a nice strole across Sundance Square and ou are at the concert hall.

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M
New Orleans
18 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2010
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This restaurant is unique in that it is Southern cuisine with upscale decor. The restaurant is inside the beautiful Ft. Worth Renaissance hotel. Food and service were excellent. Highly Recommended!

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2010
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was really good and easy to go through the lines, no waiting.
The only disappointment was the "peel your own shrimp". Though the shrimp was good peeling it was messy and left your hands smelly.

The drink service could be improved. Not enough waiters coming around to refill water, and getting coffee had to always ask, no one coming around with hot coffee for refills.

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LA
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2010
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We went for Mother's Day and the only problem was that they did not have their regular brunch menu available because the hotel was having a big Mother's Day brunch in the ballroom. However, they were very accomodating and we ended up having a nice time. Wa probably not the special occasion place I was envisioning, but it would be great for brunch or breakfast after church on Sundays, just not on a Sunday that happened to coincide with a holiday.

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