Nasher Cafe by Wolfgang Puck

4.4
36 reviews
$30 and under
American
Nasher Cafe by Wolfgang Puck is an intimate dining space with minimalist decor and spectacular views of the Nasher Sculpture Garden. The cafe offers casual service: guests order and pay at the register with tableside service once seated. Executive Chef Chris Bardeloza designs seasonal menus which include sandwiches, salads, soups, daily specials, and brunch items on the weekends. Delicious vegetarian sandwiches and salads can be modified to accommodate vegans and other special dietary needs. A selection of beer and wine is also offered. Located in the Dallas Arts District inside the Nasher Sculpture Center, the Cafe is in proximity to the Dallas Museum of Art, Winspear Opera House, and Klyde Warren Park.
What 36 People Are Saying
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4.4based on all time ratings
4.4
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4.3
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4.6
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4.2
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ChristineK
Detroit
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They were so accommodating, great food for kids, I wish I lived closer so I could just eat lunch there daily

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NaomiH
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing, service outstanding. Ambience couldn't be better, especially if you sit out on the porch overlooking the garden. Their daily cake is delicious! Only one thing is that I wish they had a better selection of wine.

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ritak
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

There was a problem for me was with the vegetable soup. It was too spicy/hot with red pepper flakes in the broth. You don’t expect it in vegetable soup . I didn’t send it back, but I wouldn’t order it again. I also ordered a half sandwich” with a patty and grilled onions. There was a lot of black from the grill in the onions...not appetizing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall1Food5Service5Ambience5

On the first screen I checked the wrong box. Everything was great including the manager--she was delightful.

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vipfredg
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience4

Understaffed, cold food and indifferent service. Will never go back.

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DaniseW
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This was our 2nd visit to the Nasher for lunch...and both visits were superb. The servers were as good as could be and the food was delightful...especially the corn and shrimp soup. Please make it a permanent offering. The view of the garden makes this the perfect place for a nice, leisurely afternoon.

Whatever attitude you enter with, it will be better when you leave!

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vipDiningOut
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a delicious lunch with friends in a lovely location. The shrimp and corn chowder was absolutely delicious. The service was excellent!

The location inside the Nasher Sculpture Garden is great!

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vipGabba
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good food, friendly service, lovely surroundings (it's an art museum).

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Happy
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was OUTSTANDING. Wolfgang, give these guys a raise. Top notch from cashier to the cook and all points in between.

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maggie
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Only problem we had that our order was very slow. New Chef and staff did not help but manager was very helpful after a 35 min. wait. Food was worth it

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

A lovely lunch in a beautiful space. A tad expensive for what you get, but the quality is top notch.

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RobertZ
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

Very mediocre food and took a very long time when the place was mostly empty.

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LisaE
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is excellent! I love the atmosphere!
We had 5 people with us, we all ordered something different from grill cheese, salad, soup, and specialty sandwiches. The presentation of the food on the plates is perfect! I never order or rarely eat desserts, but eating at Nasher Cafe, I make an exception!! Desserts are beyond amazing!!
I highly recommend Nasher Cafe!

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EileenS
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience2

I work down the street at One Arts Plaza. We are kind of in a food desert and do not have a lot of options for eating within walking distance. It would be nice if the Nasher would consider opening up their cafe to the public for lunch time dinning. I was able to grab food by making an Open Table Reservation but wouldn't it be nice to just walk in? Also, I took my order To Go and was shuffled out a back of house exit... not so beautiful. Plus, what do museums have against signing things properly? It could be done in a tasteful way, no? Call me... that's what I do for a living. I have more comments on the Nasher store but that's not your department.

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MargM
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Went to lunch with a friend and sat on the patio. It was beautiful and quiet. The staff was so friendly and even sent over a piece of cake when they found out it was my friend’s birthday! We had a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was good!

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vipTony
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience4

Mother’s Day. Great atmosphere but valet, service and food are below average.

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Paolod
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, fantastic. Beautiful setting, good and consistent food, always friendly and helpful service

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KendaN
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

One of the most beautiful restaurants in Dallas. The patio looks out on to the sculpture garden; basically you are eating in the midst of a world class museum.

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Morusa
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is amazing and the place with that view is perfect !! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️🌟

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
59 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

A wonderful lunch experience with a million dollar view of the gardens. We were pleased to learn when you book your reservation on Open Table, that admission to the sculpture museum is included.

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MelissaT
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a perfect outdoor patio lunch spot! To be able to enjoy a delicious lunch with excellent service, while admiring a Picasso and other statues in the Nasher garden, was such a delite! I felt like I was on vacation in my home city. I recommend this cafe to all locals and visitors.

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TabethaM
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A must visit! Great service, great food and reasonable prices! Reserving is a plus, check out their website for more info.

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Keylyme
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

We were 4 on a Saturday. In addition to the regular menu there was a lovely brunch menu. I ordered the chicken biscuit with honey butter and salad. Everything tasted fresh and delicious. The salad was very good with pine nuts, white raisins and cranberries and a light vinaigrette dressing.
All 4 of us ordered different menu items and all of us were thoroughly pleased. We also received a complimentary mimosa which was a lovely touch. The staff were helpful and friendly. It was a cold winter day so we sat inside. The seating area is rather stark but the view of the sculpture garden makes up for any lack of ambiance in the dining area! We all highly recommend this restaurant, cafe!

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vipRuxtonvet
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience5

Attitude from staff.
W. Puck should be ashamed of the presentation of dishes. Salad wasn’t fresh. Cake came with a chunk missing as though someone had taken a bite and replacement looked as bad. We joked that staff had played catch with it. Coffee failed to be delivered as promised.
Disappointing.

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vipChicanoechick
Dallas
58 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

You come for the scenery. Great view of the garden. Food is mediocre: miso soup was full of salt, sandwiches were small and too much sauce.

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vipMadison
E. Tennessee
18 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Very upset.....Nasher gives open table their open times....set up reservation for 11am on Sunday.....was confirmed....showed up and didn’t open till noon!!!!!! Ridiculous!

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vipHenryR
Dallas
87 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience5

I was pleasantly surprised at the venue...The food was good..the process of getting in was little confusing. But the space looking over the garden was beautiful....and the food rather museum cafe ish....but over all good....

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LynelleO
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

I was surprised the valet wasn’t available. My friend had to park elsewhere and walk. Would’ve ok, but she uses cane so difficult for her.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful service!

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VickiE
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We sat inside at a great table by the windows overlooking the sculpture garden and had wonderful food-the California avocado toast and sweet corn soup are not to be missed!
Our waiter was so helpful and kind as well.
Awesome dining in a one of a kind museum!

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LynelleO
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding service, food and ambiance. Totally recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place to eat before a matinee!

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vipFormerDelfoodie
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hidden gem.

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DiTex
Austin
52 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had lunch on a Sunday sitting at a window looking out towards the sculpture garden. The food was fresh, tasty and presented artistically. We ate all of it, plus the service was great. When you book the restaurant on Open Table the entrance fee is free.

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JOANAC
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good and relaxing place to visit. Good looking dishes!!

FAQs

Nasher Cafe by Wolfgang Puck offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (214) 242-5149.

Nasher Cafe by Wolfgang Puck is rated 4.4 stars by 36 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.