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There’s nothing quite like finding a hidden gem in the heart of the city. If you are searching for a true kitchen and cocktails spot in Dallas, Texas, 3Eleven Kitchen and Cocktails Dallas has you covered! Recently, we had the pleasure of patronizing their restaurant, and boy do we have a tale to tell!
Background and Location
Strategically located in the midst of the Dallas West End District, 3Eleven Dallas is a modern American restaurant that encapsulates the evolution of the historic district. The restaurant is known for its scratch-made premium liquor cocktails and its farm-to-table menu options. Dining there led us to fully grasp why the restaurant’s mantra and unique selling point is “every ingredient has a purpose.” Every single ingredient in the menu options we indulged in brought something epic to the table. To the table… farm to table…see what I did there? I digress.
Address: 311 N Market St. Suite 100, Dallas, TX 75202
From the moment we stepped into the restaurant, we were hit with a welcome wave of nostalgia. It was a unique blend of contemporary vibes and modern amenities in a space rich in history. It’s the little things such as the sound system belting catchy tunes, that although modernized, teleported us back to a previous happy-go-lucky era.
We enjoyed a multi-course early dinner, chock-full of some of the restaurant’s most celebrated menu options. From land to sea, our menu options and subsequent food tasting journey was definitely an experience worth writing home about!
We were pleased to see their drink menu options, offering everything from mocktails to cocktails and everything in between. Some of their drinks include: Bloody Maria, Bloody Mary, Manmosa, Mimosa and so much more. There is definitely something for pretty much everyone.
First Course: Appetizers
We kicked our feasting spree off with a welcome spread of crispy calamari and crab cakes. The calamari was decked out with shaved parmesan, fresh flat-leaf parsley, and was accompanied by a spicy smoked tomato dipping sauce. The giant crab cakes were equally delectable, complete with spiced sriracha aioli.
Second Course: Salad
The Texas Walnut Salad was fresh, tasty, and most important of all, healthy. It consisted of mixed greens, strawberries, blueberries, walnuts, beef, and shrimp for protein, and with a pecan balsamic vinaigrette dressing.
Third Course: Steak and Lobster
Is there anything quite like a steak and lobster combination? Can you say second to none! We enjoyed the 12 oz ribeye, lobster tail, shrimp scampi, garlic mashed potatoes, and broccoli. This was a heavy course that was quite filling; however, we could not get enough of all the good food, so we stayed on course and continued our feasting journey.
Fourth Course: Salmon
Ah, the salmon! How much did we love the salmon? To infinity and beyond! It was well seasoned with Mediterranean spices, accompanied by vegetable quinoa, and a lemon and dill cream sauce.
Fifth Course: Dessert
Why have one dessert when you can have two? We enjoyed both the tuxedo bomb and the flourless chocolate torte. Each bite melting in our mouths in what felt like chocolate heaven!
Menu Pricing, Dining Options, Hours of Operation
We thought the pricing was fair, especially considering the generous serving sizes. We also love the fact that there are pricing specials, such as the current offer (at the time this review was published) of a 3-course ribeye steak dinner for $49.99.
The restaurant offers dine-in, take-out and delivery options, and they are open for weekend brunch, daily lunch specials, happy hour, and dinner. Indoor seating, as well as outdoor patio seating options, are available. Banquet space is also available for private parties and events.
While at the restaurant, we quickly realized that it’s a fan favorite, judging by the throngs of people we witnessed pouring into the space. We, therefore, recommend that you make advance reservations on Open Table.
Their hours of operation are as follows:
- Monday to Wednesday 4: 00 pm-10:00 pm
- Thursday 11: 00 am -10: 00 pm
- Friday and Saturday 11:00 – 11: 00 pm
- Sunday 11:00 am- 10: 00 pm
- COVID-19 precautions are diligently observed.
- Casual dining with an upscale twist.
- Check out what’s nearby here.
How To Get There
If you choose to drive, be aware that metered parking spots are few and far between. Lot parking is available at the following locations:
Alternatively, you can drive to a DART station and take the train to the West End station. Located on Pacific Avenue, between Market & Lamar streets, West End Station is served by the Central Business District (CBD) segment of the DART Rail Red, Blue, Green, and Orange lines. Learn more here.
3Eleven Dallas: Rich history, mouth watering food, upscale cocktails with a twist, fun and relaxing ambience. We’re sold! It goes without saying that we will be frequent fliers at the restaurant.
In the spirit of sharing, we’re happy to announce that 3 Eleven has so graciously offered a discount for our readers. Mention and/or show them this post and enjoy 10% off your order. Now, go out there and feast!
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