Elm Street Cask & Kitchen

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$31 to $50
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Elm Street Cask & Kitchen is a neighborhood Bourbon bar and grill located on historic Elm Street in Downtown Dallas. We serve Southern-inspired comfort food, like our Chicken & Waffles or Shrimp & Blue Corn Grits. We pride ourselves on featuring honest, made from scratch food with fresh, flavorful ingredients from local purveyors. Following its name, Cask & Kitchen’s 200 bottles of Whisky and Bourbon pay homage to Southern distillers and the history of their craft. We salute the makers, their signature styles and varied production methods in our Whiskey Bible. We are open morning, noon and night. Join us for happy hour 2-7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Brunch is served from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We loved our experience here! The service was great; we bonded with the Food Service Manager, Barry. Our group LOVED the Bloody Marys! They were served with bacon, olives, cucumber, and celery! So delicious. We are brunch there, and everyone’s plate was clean by the end. The interior decor is great and I would totally go back!

OT
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

My family and I went here while we were visiting Dallas. It was absolutely delicious and a great atmosphere to take your time drinking, eating and mingling. The food was absolutely delicious. I highly recommend it

OT
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Slow to get the food out

LR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 4

Food was great, but service was extremely poor. A manager said they were very buay, but the whole place was only 50% full.

A
Dallas
38 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We tried this place during restaurant week and what a find!!! The food options were great and the prices were perfect for a downtown lunch ! Awesome atmosphere and our waiter Mike was just fabulous! Can't wait to go back!!

n
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Went here for a birthday dinner. Service was quick and helpful and the food was good. If I'm in the downtown area again, I'd go back. There are some other menu items I'd like to try

SE
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Underwhelmed. Slow Friday night and standard menu items were unavailable. Bar standards unavailable, a bourbon bar that can't make a mint julep? Advertised Heaven Hill flight, but no Heaven Hill?
Caveat: we were there for the prix fixe restaurant week deal, so relieved we didn't pay menu prices for the meal.

OT
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and food!!!!

JP
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Overall, the food was good. We just had to keep fighting off the gnats, of course that was not an ideal environment. I was there asking my friend to become my bridesmaid.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 4Ambience 3

We were one of the first several in the restaurant for Brunch on a Sunday. The sticky roll pastry was stale and the crab eggs Benedict tasted like it was cooked early in the morning and left under a heat lamp. We were sat by the bar and gnats were all over the place probably from some kind of leak or trash in the bar area. The server was very friendly, which was the only good part about this place. I’m not picky, but I’ll never visit this restaurant again.

SS
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Went with three other friends for dinner. The decor is amazing and I was surprised for a Friday night 7pm dinner that we were the only ones eating in the restaurant for a while. The female server (I have her name but won’t post it publicly) was not welcoming or kind to us. If someone asked for straws for the table, she’d only bring one to the person who asked. This happened 2 times and then we just stopped asking. We came towards the end of happy hour and she didn’t come back by to ask if we wanted anything else until after happy hour had ended. She was no where to be found if we ever needed anything- would go to the back I guess- we couldn’t flag her down bc she wasn’t around. For food- we got a few items. Best was the burger. Everything else was okay. Over priced for the taste and also a very small menu. I don’t see myself going back here or recommending it again.

OT
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great food and drinks for a reasonable price!

TG
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful breakfast on the patio. The food was amazing -- try the Almond Ricotto pancakes - so good you won't want to share!

OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Pictures online looked great. In person it is just okay. Food was okay.

JC
Dallas
35 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

It was ok, nothing spectacular or remarkable. It is attached Tia hotel

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

I really enjoyed the food, but the service was pretty poor. I went there for brunch with a group of 8 when there was relatively few other people in the restaurant. Our drinks took longer than they should have for what we ordered and the waitress forgot orders/requests on more than one occasion.

CH
Dallas
31 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Nice addition to the downtown dining scene. Nothing outstanding but good enough food with good service and a fun atmosphere, particularly when the weather is decent and you can eat on the patio.

SF
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

The service was subpar, my food order didn't come correctly, drinks took forever to come out and the restaurant was practically empty. I'd never been and decided to try it out. I will not be returning and was sadly disappointed.

CS
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

Let me start with the positives. The food was excellent, and definitely worth a try. Their whiskey selection is amazing, so if you’re a brown liquor kind of person also a reason to check it out. The issue is that they are new and haven’t balanced out how to staff properly, which hurt the service. If they can figure that part out this place will be successful.

S
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 5Ambience 5

The Mac and cheese was cold when it came out. the "short rib" dinner I ordered was not a short rib. seemed like it was actually a roast. The mashed potatoes that came with the "short rib" plate were bland, almost runny and I first wondered if they might be instant, although I don't think they were. The shrimp and grits were pretty fantastic though. Our server was great, and the drinks were great. Overall, not a fine dining experience and I highly regret spending what I did on the evening. I do not recommend this place if you are wanting a nice dinner.

JM
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Good for quick bite. Convenient to majestic and other downtown venues.

S
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 1

Very poor service. No plates given for appetizer, no water glasses on table, slow and innatentive to say the least. We had to ask for absolutely everything. It’s almost as if our waitress was not supposed to be in that role. Food was OK, premium cocktails left a lot to be desired. I do not plan on returning.

AP
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Went to Elm Street Cask & Kitchen for Saturday brunch. The ambiance is awesome, the patio on a nice day is likely phenomenal (we sat inside, in the bar area). Prices are moderate. Food was pretty bland, heard other guests request salt and pepper while waiting for our meals. I had the frittata, my boyfriend had the machaca. Just ok, overall. The restaurant was fairly empty and our waitress was pretty attentive. If you’re in the neighborhood check it out but not worth an out of the way visit.

LO
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Brought my family here and will not be back. My dad had a giant hair in his drink and my sister’s drink was served in a dirty glass. They delivered multiple wrong items and everything was overpriced. Our server was awful, spilled a drink all over my feet, and was extremely inattentive.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

The food was good and the whiskey selection was diverse with very good prices for their pours. We had the pimento cheese dip, flat iron steak and beef short rip. The service was pretty slow even though there were only 4 tables seated in the restaurant with mulitpe servers. Our waiter didn't bring our food, it was a member of the kitchen staff, and then didn't check on us for almost 5 minutes afte the food was delivered. I ordered a drink off the menu and they were unable to make it because they didn't have eggs (the drink required egg whites) and Prichard bitters, both very common ingredients. I was able to overlook everything as the hiccups of a new restaurant opening but my main issue was as I was leaving the table next to us asked where thier leftover brussel sprouts were that our waiter was supposed to pack up for them. I was walking out as they asked this and I saw the waiter walk over to the drink station, look around for a few seconds then talk to a bus boy. The next thing he did was start looking through the trash and pulled out a to-go container with their leftovers, put it in a bag and bring it to the table. I was completely grossed out! I waited table for almost 5 years and would never pull leftovers out of the trash to give to a table. Tell the kitchen and have them remake the side dish for the table. I would have gone back but not after witnessing that complete disregard for food safety and the customers trust.

TT
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Service was great! The waiter was very attentive! The food was good!

SM
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

Furniture outside is extremely cheap and constantly rocked. The service was not good at all. When we asked the waiter about a dish he shrugged and said it sells well. Took forever to get waited on and forever to get our check. Food was good, but I wouldn't go back because it was not a good experience.

KK
Los Angeles
75 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

We were visiting on business. The menu looked great but we were skeptical when we arrived because it was so quiet? But the food was so good!

BF
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The restaurant is hard to fine. The building signage is in adequate. Parking is difficult. The valet booth is not easily seen from the street. It took almost 15 minutes to get my car out of valet. There were only two people waiting

AH
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Hi. The restaurant itself is great. The food and service were also good. However, it’s inside a hotel and there was nobody there when we went so there was no atmosphere.

A
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Service was awesome! Our reservation was early (4:30pm) however we had to wait quite a while for our meal.

Y
Dallas
48 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 2

Don’t order the short ribs, as it is actually a HUGE chunk of fat, no real meat...and if you find a small sliver of meat, it has no flavor.....definitely not what you would expect for short ribs. Yuk!

OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 4

Food was extremely bland- even the ranch.... The drinks were also very weak.

ST
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

It’s pretty basic to have accurate hours. Who closes for brunch at 11:00? It’s wrong in open table and google. Waste of parking and time.

BH
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 5

They're newly opened and need to work out the kinks with service and staff.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Sunday night supper , excellent choice. Good beer and food, smallish menu but I always think that’s good