Restaurant Review: The French Room in Dallas

French Room chef Marcos Segovia. (Photography by Kevin Marple)

This opulent restaurant clings to the fine-dining standards of old. They still have a dress code— no jeans, no tennis shoes. Tables are set formally with crystal wine glasses, china, and knife rests. I recognized most of the people working the floor; our server has been working there for 28 years. Ask for a glass of Champagne and the sommelier appears. He delivers the order and describes how the glass is etched to induce the lovely bubbles to form a single line to the top. The temperature is 47 degrees, cool enough to quench but warm enough to take in the yeasty qualities of the wine. In early March, there were three dining options: a three-course option with a seasonal slant ($55), a three-course menu from their list of classics ($80), and a five-course tasting ($110). However, the menu options change frequently. We found all of the menus uninspired, almost dated, compared to what is going on in other kitchens in town.

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  • marisa

    Could not agree more with Nancy….uninspired. The room is beautiful but not enough to warrent our business. We used to go several times a year for many years. Have not been back in 2-3 yrs.

  • TheBradsBlog

    Had a similar experience a few months ago – but the room is a stunner!


  • Gina

    Yes I agree with Nancy’s review. We went a couple if weeks ago and noticed a few shabby details. Our food was nice but not as special as the room commands.

  • 31858060

    Glad to hear JOE GARZA’S desserts are still as wonderful as ever!

  • zeditor2

    Right on! Dated. To remain top notch, one must keep up. I was taught that the details are to be noticed when in a fine establishment. Food is good, but I did notice the “tattered” linens. One expects more from the reputation of this restaurant. I’ve been in less pricier establishments with out the holes and stains. Wouldn’t recommend at this point.