The  French Room (2.5 out of 4 stars)

The French Room's veal sweetbreads looks like a delicate still life.

Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News

The French Room (2.5 out of 4 stars) in Downtown Dallas

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1321 Commerce St.
Dallas, TX 75202

Between Griffin and Akard, inside Adolphus Hotel
Business Hours
  • Sunday Closed
  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 5:30PM – 10:00PM
  • Wednesday 5:30PM – 10:00PM
  • Thursday 5:30PM – 10:00PM
  • Friday 5:30PM – 10:00PM
  • Saturday 5:30PM – 10:00PM
The 106-year-old restaurant in the Adolphus Hotel downtown has been restored to its beaux-arts glory, with a dining room of creamy whites and gilded edges, towering floral arrangements, cheese and caviar trollies, and all the trappings of old-school fine dining. Chef Anthony Dispensa has introduced an a la carte menu alongside the traditional five-course tasting, both as refined and quietly French as their surroundings. A starter of veal sweetbreads, the main-course chicken, plus selections from the cheese cart and the pavolva are among the highlights on a menu that is generally delicious if timid. On the other hand, the wine list, by the glass or the bottle, is among the most exciting in the city. --Michalene Busico/Restaurant Critic

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