Reader Reviews: DFW Restaurant Week 2013

DFW-restaurant-weekIt’s  day FIVE of DFW Restaurant Week 2013. We are STILL waiting for your pictures and reports. Tell us the good, bad, and the ugly. We also want pictures of great servers. If you have a wonderful service experience, ask for the servers name and snap a photo and email them to me. We will honor them  each Friday.

Many restaurants still have dinner reservations and some are doing prix fixe lunch specials. Here’s the list. Go out and support our local restaurants. Your dollars will help the North Texas Food Bank and the Lena Pope Home. Remember to tip your server. We’ll fill cyberspace with food: tweet us (@DSideDish) reviews and we’ll retweet them. It’s too hot to think so LET’S EAT.


  • big tex

    I ate at Nonna for restaurant week last night and it was fantastic. Had a grilled romaine salad with pancetta and avacado to start, lobster ravioli for the entree, and sticky toffee pudding for dessert. It was all top notch. Service was good, I didn’t feel rushed or that we were being treated differently as RW patrons. I would absolutely go back for restaurant week in the future (and any other time of course). Nonna did it right.

  • Andrea Winn

    I can’t believe this wonderful restaurant has been in my backyard for years and I’ve never been! Salum was amazing–from the open kitchen, the menu, the varied and fairly priced wine list, to the attentive staff. We went for restaurant week but I like that they are offering their regular menu, just in case something strikes your fancy (like the foie gras). Our first courses, Serrano caprese salad and roasted elephant garlic with goat cheese were rich and decadent. Our entrees were huge and we had to take part of them home. We opted for the port porterhouse with polenta and kale and the squid ink pasta with mussels, clams, and shrimp. Chef Abraham was on the floor greeting guests as family. Perfect! We can’t wait to return.

  • knt

    Agreed. I was there for dinner last night. The food and service were excellent from start to finish. I’ll definitely be back.

  • joeli

    My husband and I dined at Abacus last night. Jasper’s is one of our favorites and we have eaten there often. We expected even more from Abacus but were very disappointed. Our service was slow (but not necessarily the case for other tables), had to remind our server twice that we wanted to look at the wine menu and then were halfway through the first course before he remembered to take our wine order, the food was under seasoned, the “big” plates arrived room temp to cold and our blueberry/lemonade slushy was never served. We often visit restaurants during Restaurant Week to try new places (that’s how we discovered Jasper’s) and new dishes; this visit just didn’t work out so well.

  • Jon Alexis

    Had our first dinner at Mot Hot Bai. They have done a great job with the space – cozy but not cramped, and nice seemingly authentic vietnamese touches (i say “seemingly” as i’ve never been, but felt authentic!). Love the esoteric wine and beer selections. All of the dishes were really polished. Great portions, well sauced, sauteed bok choy and sprig of fresh herb on plate. Flavors were awesome- shaking beef and caramel pork were electric! The best thing about this place is most vietnamese and thai places tend to have mediocre protein. THe chicken in the pho, the pork and the beef in the entrees was actual meat, recognizable parts of the animal! and not overcooked! Personally i love the effort they put into authenticity. pho is a breakfast/unch dish in vietnam, so they dont serve it at dinner. vietnamese desserts aren’t overly sweet, so neither are their’s. this is great. If you want each restaurant to meet your pre-existing expectations, how can we have variety? great work from a great restaurant team, really loved our meal.

  • Jon Alexis

    just realized this was for rest week. MHB is not doing rest week, but i still reccommend it.