Central 214

★★★☆☆
  • 5680 N Central Expy

    Dallas, TX 75206

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  • 214-443-9339

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We had to wait 30 minutes to get seated and then another 55 minutes to get our food which turned out to be kind of bad. The waitress was absolutely forgetful and rude.
Not worth your time or money.

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★☆☆☆☆

We had to wait 30 minutes to get seated and then another 55 minutes to get our food which turned out to be kind of bad. The waitress was absolutely forgetful and rude.
Not worth your time or money.

Pros: None

Cons: Unreasonable wait time

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Now I have to admit that their deviled eggs are awesome! I've never had shrimp in them before and I was impressed. It's conveniently located by the Palomar.

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★★★☆☆

Now I have to admit that their deviled eggs are awesome! I've never had shrimp in them before and I was impressed. It's conveniently located by the Palomar.

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The lambchop lollipops are excellent. If you like deviled eggs, try her shrimp and deviled eggs appetizer. The trout is the best ever! Don't forget to stop at the bar in the hotel for a drink. It's always fun in there.

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★★★★☆

The lambchop lollipops are excellent. If you like deviled eggs, try her shrimp and deviled eggs appetizer. The trout is the best ever! Don't forget to stop at the bar in the hotel for a drink. It's always fun in there.

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would have rated higher but my perfectly-cooked filet was tainted by the "char" marks left from the grill - my guess is that the cooking surface either was too hot or unclean (or both) when they attempted to "sear" it. the replacement dish (braised short rib) was significantly better, though. the lamb loin was also tasty but again was marred (to a lesser degree) by those repugnant grill marks. i would definitely like to give this place another shot.

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★★★☆☆

would have rated higher but my perfectly-cooked filet was tainted by the "char" marks left from the grill - my guess is that the cooking surface either was too hot or unclean (or both) when they attempted to "sear" it. the replacement dish (braised short rib) was significantly better, though. the lamb loin was also tasty but again was marred (to a lesser degree) by those repugnant grill marks. i would definitely like to give this place another shot.

Pros: good bar scene

Cons: would not recommend the carpaccio (like a "taffy pull") or anything grilled

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Very creative drink menu that are actually good. Food is great - crab cake is awesome. If you want a fried food fix, the fried portabella mushrooms are really good. Cheese plate is excellent. A little pricy, but not unexpected for the atmosphere and style of location.

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★★★★★

Very creative drink menu that are actually good. Food is great - crab cake is awesome. If you want a fried food fix, the fried portabella mushrooms are really good. Cheese plate is excellent. A little pricy, but not unexpected for the atmosphere and style of location.

Pros: Creative menus, good quality, friendly bar staff, mature atmosphere

Cons: pricy

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I consider myself somewhat of a foodie. I like to try the new places as they open, and see what their dining experiences have to offer. Last Friday night, I made a reservation for 5 at 7:30; my mother and were celebrating our birthdays. They aren't new enough to not have a groove. OK, worst service in Dallas. The hostess and mangers were great. The food, atmosphere, and presentation were amazing. However, when you don't have bread with your cheese plate, nor wine, 20 minutes after you have ordered a bottle, you start to loose your appetite. Ariiving at 7:45, we had no drinks 30 minutes into our dinner, no order was taken 45 minutes into our dinner. Our server stayed at our table for no more than 5 seconds at a time. He would take one drink order, and run off, when there were 4 other people waiting to order, and we had to flag him down each time. I can't tell you how awful he made the whole experience. When I finally tried to pull him aside to talk, he didn't have the time. (He only had us and one other table of 3) When I talked to the manager, I asked for a new server...She brought over a couple appetizers to compensate, instead of a new server as I requested. As stated before, no good when your appetite is waning. He then charged us for something we didn't have, and had to adjust the ticket. I gave him my card immediately after dinner, because we all wanted to get out of there quickly, they did bring a dessert with candles for our bdays, and it was really delicious. However, just thinking of the experience makes me ill. Seriously, the worst experience I have had dining in Dallas...and like I said, I eat out alot. It's such a shame, because it's a cool place. Luckily it didn't set the mood for the whole evening, but it took us a few minutes to get past it all. I firmly believe that every restaurant deserves a second chance, but it this case it will be a long while before I can make a reservation there without feeling doomed.

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I consider myself somewhat of a foodie. I like to try the new places as they open, and see what their dining experiences have to offer. Last Friday night, I made a reservation for 5 at 7:30; my mother and were celebrating our birthdays. They aren't new enough to not have a groove. OK, worst service in Dallas. The hostess and mangers were great. The food, atmosphere, and presentation were amazing. However, when you don't have bread with your cheese plate, nor wine, 20 minutes after you have ordered a bottle, you start to loose your appetite. Ariiving at 7:45, we had no drinks 30 minutes into our dinner, no order was taken 45 minutes into our dinner. Our server stayed at our table for no more than 5 seconds at a time. He would take one drink order, and run off, when there were 4 other people waiting to order, and we had to flag him down each time. I can't tell you how awful he made the whole experience. When I finally tried to pull him aside to talk, he didn't have the time. (He only had us and one other table of 3) When I talked to the manager, I asked for a new server...She brought over a couple appetizers to compensate, instead of a new server as I requested. As stated before, no good when your appetite is waning. He then charged us for something we didn't have, and had to adjust the ticket. I gave him my card immediately after dinner, because we all wanted to get out of there quickly, they did bring a dessert with candles for our bdays, and it was really delicious. However, just thinking of the experience makes me ill. Seriously, the worst experience I have had dining in Dallas...and like I said, I eat out alot. It's such a shame, because it's a cool place. Luckily it didn't set the mood for the whole evening, but it took us a few minutes to get past it all. I firmly believe that every restaurant deserves a second chance, but it this case it will be a long while before I can make a reservation there without feeling doomed.

Pros: atmosphere and food presentation

Cons: service

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Bonnie Trice you're so hot. you waited on me and my boys 2 Fridays ago, ifyou or anyone who knows this little hottie bartender from Hotel Palomar reads my post make sure she knows I am in love with her and to call Chas Mitchell.

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★★★★★

Bonnie Trice you're so hot. you waited on me and my boys 2 Fridays ago, ifyou or anyone who knows this little hottie bartender from Hotel Palomar reads my post make sure she knows I am in love with her and to call Chas Mitchell.

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Showed up late on a Saturday night. Place was packed. We had no reservations (I don't recommend this). The staff could not have been more accomodating. Love the place and the way they treat their customers. Food was quite nice too. I have stopped by a few times for a quick drink with friends -- also wonderful service and atmosphere.

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★★★★★

Showed up late on a Saturday night. Place was packed. We had no reservations (I don't recommend this). The staff could not have been more accomodating. Love the place and the way they treat their customers. Food was quite nice too. I have stopped by a few times for a quick drink with friends -- also wonderful service and atmosphere.

Pros: Service was superb, food very good, really enjoyed the "vibe"

Cons: A bit crowded, a bit loud

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Some trips to Central 214 haven't quite dazzled as one might hope for given its reputation and the price. The menus are touted as "seasonal" and "extensive," but it's hard to pinpoint exactly why. The single-page dinner menu features…

 

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