Media Grill & Bar

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$31 to $50
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Gastro Pub
Media Grill + Bar



Inviting as it is inspired, Media Grill + Bar is a refreshing twist on Gastropub style food, offering a surprising, palate-pleasing menu. In addition to its handcrafted signature cocktails, Media Grill + Bar also places an emphasis on local beers, having on tap 16 tasty American craft draught beers. The impressive high-tech, high-energy eatery also boasts complimentary WiFi; 27 HD plasma TVs, including a 103" screen; With lunch, dinner, and a late night menu seven days a week, the Media Grill + Bar perfectly embodies the spirit of the Hilton Anatole's hospitality.
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TY
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

We were there for a seminar and i was shocked at how un prepared they were for large groups. I would thing they would pla n for this super long wait time to get back to a table and then a long time until a server came over. They did a great job just very under staffed

OV
Omaha
22 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Service was horrific and slow

A
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 2

This is one of the few places to eat at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas. The food was almost inedible. The wait staff were kind and courteous but not available very often. I would order Grubhub or Doordash if you are staying and do not have a car/time to go out.

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

For our annual 3 generation of strong women summer trip we could not have picked a better place to dine! Our waiter was amazing and attentive. The food from children’s spaghetti to perfectly cooked filet mignon was delicious. Great deviled eggs. Peaceful and quiet dining area. Absolutely recommend!

JM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Pretty average. Long wait for table and then for food. Slow service.

H
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

It’s good food but a fairly limited menu. Staff are great!!

OT
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Unbelievably slow service. We were practically ignored the entire time we were there. Water was never refilled. Waiter didn’t know how to split a check.

A
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

it was a very quiet and nice lunch

DS
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

New Years Eve dinner before party event at the hotel

SV
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

I wasn't impressed with the food, quite place for a conversation. Plane burger.

CU
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Good!! The salmon was awesome along with the cheese board! Easy access in Anatole Hotel off Stemmons!

KB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

we ate on a slow saturday night at 6:30pm and the service was "odd" and poor - server didn't recognize the menu items and told us we had "old" menus then laughed and said we will "try" our order to see if it was back there, poured tea into my glass of diet coke and rarely came back to refresh drinks. I had lettuce wraps that were very tasteless and had to flag down a staffer and ask for soy sauce. As a Texan and half-asian I can say that the lettuce wraps were really bad. This place is expensive with small portions.

VC
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Not impressed for what you pay but pretty much only place to eat at hotel

GS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

We were attending a conference at the hotel. Reservations for 5 were made a week in advance for an early dinner. Upon arrival, we were handed a menu with 4 entrees which included 2 different burgers. The wait staff had explained they were running out of food. Restaurant was understaffed, overpriced. Burger was fair, at best. Would not recommend.

OT
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We were in for a conference, and made a lunch reservation through OpenTable. The food was good and pretty reasonably priced. There was a moderate wait for our food, but it was busy. Overall it was a good experience...much better than most of the other reviews described.

JC
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Ate there twice while at a conference in the hotel. Waited an hour for the food to arrive both times. While it is conveniently located it is not expedient. Since the hotel knows when they have conventions on site they should be adequately prepared for a high volume of people - so I assume the service is that way all the time. The food is very good, but if you don't have 1.5-2 hours to spend there then I recommend you try another place.

BP
Oklahoma City
3 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

Limited menu. I ordered the fried chicken, which was noted as a restaurant favorite. It was soggy and sub par. My husband ordered the farmhouse burger and ate 3 bites. Wasn’t good enough to finish. We tried the restaurant because the kids meals are included with the Hilton’s resort fee. The kids buffet seemed to have been sitting out for a long time. It was dried out and unappetizing. If you are not wanting to leave the hotel for dinner, do yourself a favor and order pizza to the room. It would have saved us $100 and would have been 100 times better.

M
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 2

Bad service, food is pricey. We travel almost an hour to dine here but was very disappointed.

AR
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

The Host/Hostess positions could use some training. They did not greet us when we arrived. We waited because we had a reservation. When we gave her the reservation info, she totally ignored it; she didn’t check the system, just sat us at a table. They didn’t document it so we got a no show e-mail from Open Table. Positive - Our Waiter was wonderful & provided great service.

PF
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 1

We have gone there two years in a row both times the food came out wrong, it was cold, the appetizers came out incorrect, a bar drink came out incorrect. The server was very nice but the experience was lacking.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Awful. Food was cold, horrible service, disgusting.

OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 2

The food was terrible!

SB
Houston
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 4

Terrible service. Delivered two peoples meals at the table and one was wrong. They kept forgetting to bring her food. Several burgers went out to other tables but not hers. Once it arrived it was obviously rushed because it was very undercooked. Terrible experience and will never go again.

Being a restaurant in a hotel where many functions are held, you would think they would be able to handle increased # of patrons and orders.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2018
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

First they had us (party of 7) wait only to find out they squeezed all 7 us into a 5 person round table rather than put 2 four person tables together. They were not busy. The hostess immediately said she was told to do it after indicating our disappointment.

Second, service was extremely slow. At one point they brought the dinner plate for one person (not the one child’s mind you) and didn’t bring everyone else’s plate until about 15 minutes later. No explanation and again they were not very busy. Of course, much of the food was not very hot.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Do not use Open Table to make a reservation. Media Grill & Bar does not check it. Still got a table, but they told us they do not use Open Table.

OT
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2017
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

The online menu we found didn't match the in-house menu which was very disappointing since what we had decided on before getting there wasn't available any longer. Significant changes were noted. Food we did get was good as was the service. The open air concept to the hotel lobby made the temperature a bit too cold for comfort. Menu was pretty limited. Manager did stop by and provided some free appetizers because of the menu snaffoo which was nice.

S
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2017
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Review downgraded due to arriving at restaurant and being told that the restaurant does not accept Open Table reservations on Fridays. I showed the hostess my confirmation email and she was not impressed. She did say that they would look for a table. My business party waited until a table was available and the meeting came off fine. And the food was fine as well. However, the initial rather curt response set a negative and embarrassing tone. Had we had time to leave the hotel, we would have done so. What topped off the event was getting an email from Open Table scolding me for being a "no show". This one was on the restaurant in my opinion for not having better informed Open Table of their restrictions. It does make me wonder if calling a restaurant directly rather using Open Table is a safer way to go in the future.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2017
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

The ambience is good. Food was Ok as not many options especially if you are vegetarian.
The biggest disappointment was that thier website was misleading. They said they had dance and DJ and forced us to make a reservation after 10 PM. I took my wife to celebrate her Birthday and there is no dance and DJ. They said they dont have it any more for quite some time.
Ordered Thai rice and it was just a rice with coconut milk and steamed vegetables.
But the service was relly good and waiter was really attentive.

OT
Dallas
57 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2017
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Nice place to hang out and watch football. Food was not spectacular but definitely better than normal bar food.

EM
Dallas
69 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Made a reservation on Open Table. The hostess had no record of my reservation. Had to wait until a table became available. Minor inconvenience.

PF
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2017
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Got order wrong and not a lot of variety. Need bettter wine menu for a bybthe glass order.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2017
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

okay place to go. service needs work. food was like eating at a texas roadhouse

OT
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2017
Overall 4Food 2Service 3Ambience 5

Needs a new chief. When the food is great, everything else falls into place. When the food is off, it down plays the entire experience

s
Dusseldorf Area
6 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2017
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

Besonderer Anlass wurde ignoriert. Wünsche wurden ignoriert. Kellner sehr ruhig gewesen. Essen nichts besonderes. Nicht kinderfreundlich.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We were celebrating a birthday. Everyone enjoyed their meal from burgers to steaks. Ramon was an awesome server.

OT
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2017
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Our family was not impressed with the quality of food at the price point we paid. We all left food on our plates, which is a cardinal sin in our family. This is a great place for a meet and greet, but i recommend you plan your sit down meal elsewhere.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2017
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

This place is expensive for the quality of food that you get! It's good food but the burger is. It worth $15+

A
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Loved the tortilla soup and the coconut rice bowl. Service was great too.

LB
Las Vegas
18 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and they made our table larger when I asked as it was too crowded before. Sat on the "outside" in atrium area which was quieter. Food is good but small menu and a little expensive.
Waiter was excellent and warned us that a huge group was coming in so we should order soon--which we did.

TT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2017
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Very nice... I enjoyed the lunch food, menu. The art work was stunning. Valet was attentive and very professional.

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