The French Room
Inspired by its original design and the grand tradition of timeless European architecture — The French Room has been thoughtfully restored.
An evening at The French Room has historically been a coveted experience. The recipient of numerous awards and critical acclaim received throughout its storied past, the restaurant has hosted countless special dinners and milestone moments. The French Room’s menu is an inventive take on French cooking, including thoughtful table-side flourishes and a comprehensive wine program.
The experience is warm, classic and memorable. Engaging and knowledgeable service is punctuated by moments of unexpected delight creating a new perspective on fine dining with style and grace.
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Tue - Fri 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Wonderful food and service to celebrate our anniversary.
The food was pretty good but nothing to write home about. I would not be interested in going back.
The French Room provided the absolute perfect place for my wife and I to celebrate our 40th anniversary. The restaurant is visually stunning, the food was exquisitely delicious, the service was impeccable and the executive chef was incredibly talented and extremely personable. The night was truly memorable!
Terrible, no atmosphere, no character, food was unexciting, overly expensive and small. Wait staff came to table in flannel checkered shirt and apron, really!! No somolier, response time for service was ridiculously long.
Will not return!!
It has been changed significantly.
It's much less fancy and formal.
The food is still good but the menu is smaller.
Overall experience not what is used to be
the service in the bar was slow and not attentive at all and there was not even a crowd, however the service in the restaurant was great and our waitress was very knowledgeable and friendly. of course the food and drink was amazing.
Beautiful dining rm BUT whatever charming, quaint history this restaurant had no longer exists! It’s run by staff who don’t know what they’re doing. While the chef has one or two creative dishes, it’s an overall miss. For instance, the butter taste like margarine. The smoked oysters, a new dish, was basically raw oysters set on a pile of smoking wood.
What a dreadful dinner served by less-than-welcoming staff.
Had anniversary dinner at the "old" French Room and it was wonderful (but a bit empty) food and service were stellar. Returned for another anniversary.... Now room is redone and missing splendor. menu is simplified and there is no Chef's tasting menu but wonderful waitress "set up" an equivalent by having us choose an array of appetizers and split entrees so this was marvelous first rate service. the foie gras tart was the first item at a premier restaurant that I was unable to finish.... it was just to odd, presented as a slice of "cheesecake" as a slice of pie with apricot jam and ? chocolate shavings? it was like a cheesecake factory nightmare dessert. ugh. What were they thinking? Overall food was great and service excellent but it was not up to the bar of the old French Room...was expecting expense but sadly feel that the new "bistro" atmosphere with staff in "La Madeline" style aprons with service table in the middle of the once glorious room is poor change for this now overpriced hotel restaurant that had been an incredible experience is merely a very nice, too pricy, restaurant
Wonderful service. Judith the hostess was exceptional, as were all the wait staff. They were very kind and accommodating to my mother who is in a wheelchair. The sandwich and scones courses were pleasantly unusual and delicious. The desserts were alright but a bit dry. The tea selection was outstanding. Beautiful setting in the French room. Perhaps live music such as a harp or piano player would add more to the ambience than recorded music. Overall., a great experience.
The new revised French Room was a very good experience, still in transition from the old to the new. This is not the old restaurant we loved but shows a lot of potential in its modernization. In our experience, the food was very good, the service was good, the ambiance is what we mostly miss. The "formal" atmosphere is not there with staff wearing casual café of bistro uniforms and the music. We don't like the music (smooth techno?), but will return to see how they evolve, hoping the music will change. We were told more changes are coming, makes sense to change the name to not associate with the French Room of the past since it seems to be moving away from French traditions.
The small plates and high prices were not surprising, but the absence of more tradionally French fare was. Very few menu options, especially of seafood. Food was good but not very hot, and not memorable at all. We had the shortribs and the pork chop, and neither was really good. The appetizers have a somewhat deceiving title of "Shareables" but they are barely enough for one (we had the octopus, which had the right texture, but again not very hot). Not planning on returning. Unfortunately, good French options in DFW are few.
It was outstanding
Food was exceptional
I knew we were in trouble when seated by a young man in a worn sweater. The elegance is gone, completely and apparently intentional. The hip hop music and driving bass is totally inappropriate. The service staff was not as well dressed as my Uber driver. The food choice and quality was a huge disapponitment, who serves a short rib that is hard to cut with a steak knife. Also who charges $1 per olive for extra olives on a $16 martini?
It is easy to understand why they are on the third chef since reopening...and unfortunately maybe the last. It should be renamed - formerly known as the French Room.
Our server Connie was great, but the evening was a disastrous disappointment. We've dined at the French Room for special occasions in the past, and we looked forward to an elegant dinner to celebrate our anniversary. In the past, our dinners at the French Room were unique even among other fine dining establishments. Where else could you sit down to a long drawn out multi-course dinner of such high quality? Well, I guess I'll have to find out, because that is no longer the French Room. The room was mostly empty, and now I know why. The decor is stark white now, and lacks the old warmth, soft colors, and beauty. What used to be a fixed price, multi-course dinner is now just like any other restaurant. It was expensive, but perfect for a special occasion to splurge - like an anniversary. Tonight, however, there was nothing special and no fun touches like an amuse bouche, sorbet, French press coffee, chocolate souffle, etc. The menu was actually a little strange and un-interesting, where even if I tried to recreate a multi-course meal, there wasn't anything that I really wanted to try! We almost left after perusing the menu, but due to it being Saturday night, we knew our chances of getting anywhere else for our anniversary was going to be an exercise in futility. It's now a few hours later, and I"m hungry again after my 3 scallop dinner and tiny beef ragout sharable appetizer. Please bring back the old French Room! We will never come back to this version.
Amazing food and decor
It was the first time to go to celebrate Pre-Christmas dinner spending the weekend in Dallas. I have thought for a long time to go to this restaurant and like the environment, the decor, the food, etc. it takes time to serve you but was worth it. Like it and probably will go again an special occasion.
It was amazing.
Food was great.
Based on its previous reputation something is terribly wrong at the French Room They called two days in advance to confirm our reservation which is typical but then called the day before to tell us that due to "volume" the chefs menu was not available. When I booked the only times available were 815 and 10. We arrived early at 745 and were told we would need to sit in the lounge until 815. In the lounge a waitress brought us a menu and never came back. We went back and were seated at 815. The restaurant was almost half empty so not sure why we were asked to wait. We ordered champagne, three starters and two main courses. Champagne came without an ice bucket. The first two starters were paced nicely then there was a 30 minute lag before the third. It came cold and chewy obviously having sat under a heat lamp. During the wait a bus boy was teaching a new staffer how to put a table cloth on a table. The took in on and off the table two feet from us a half dozen times, spoke in full voice, and had their butts in our faces. Can't tell you about entrees we asked for a check and left. I will say the restaurant staff was apologetic and comped our entire bill. I don't think it was from lack of trying but something is very off at a Dallas staple.
Anniversary. The overall experience was very nice. The service was excellent, as was the food.
My only suggestion would be that the music did not match the atmosphere. The room is spectacular with a level of ambiance on its own accord. The techno bump was not necessary, certainly not at the level it was playing. It simply ran counter to the elegance the room portrayed.
That aside, worth the effort and money to dine.
We have been going to the French room for many years and this was our second visit since it reopened. There is no doubt that the food and service are far and away better than it was two years ago. That was a disappointing evening so it was great to see that things are getting back to the high standards we were hoping for. The food was fantastic and the wine list had some good affordable options. I had the octopus and short rib while my wife had the stuffed pasta and scallops. Just two possible suggestions to consider. First, it felt like the wait staff was under dressed for such a nice place and the restaurant really needs a pop of color. Perhaps fresh flowers for the tables would do the trick. All in all a delightful dining experience.
Some of the most exquisitely prepared food that I have had. Menu is boring in its lack of ambition. No soup.
The room is a horrendous reproduction of EUR.
The service is erratic.
Wine prices: Perrier-Jouet glass $20. Retail price for a bottle: $40. No sommelier.
All the signs of accountants taking over and budgets cut to the bone. Tragic. A Dallas icon has become a caricature and irrelevant in the Dallas dining scene.
I expect the chef to leave within a year.
This place needs an outside consultant to refocus it.
In my opinion, the food was good, but the service is inattentive and slow. I've checked this former Dallas landmark restaurant off my list, and will not go back. It is sad to experience a wonderful venue that did not deliver a better dining experience.
Wonderful experience. One of our favorite in Dallas!
Outstanding food and service in a historical place. Legendary for a reason
Over the years, I've heard wonderful things about the French Room and heard it referred to as the crown jewel of Dallas dining. Those days are gone I'm afraid to say.
While the actual food that was served was well done, the service was barely better than a Chili's. We did not receive half of what we ordered and a manager never came to check on us.
If you're looking for quality french food, come to the French Room, but if you're looking for superb service to celebrate a 10-year anniversary, literally go anywhere else.
My wife and I made a reservation based on very positive past reviews. Apparently there has been a change in head chefs since we made our reservation (waitress said about 2-3 months ago). Service was chaotic. After being seated, we had to wait ~10 minutes for anyone to even acknowledge our presence. And the dining room was maybe 25% full on a Saturday at 7:30pm. We read great things about the tasting menu, but apparently that had been phased out with the new head chef. $300 and three hours later, only two courses had been served. When the dessert menu arrived, we were just ready to leave. Don’t recommend unless the French Room gets a new chef/waitstaff. It’s a shame, because the room is very beautiful and the restaurant has so much potential.
We went for our first anniversary, and it was absolutely delightful!! Our server, Connie, was incredibly professional and kind. The restaurant even treated us to a champagne toast on the house and offered me a non-alcoholic cider as an alternative because they noticed I abstained from alcohol earlier in the night. Those thoughtful little details make the experience one of a kind.
The salmon wasn’t my favorite, but it was still good and the rest of the food was to die for. We ordered risotto, beef tenderloin, pomme purée, and a chocolate dessert that I can’t remember the name of.
This was my all favorite restaurant in the southern US.
The chef menu is gone. A good sommelier is gone. Connie was the only head waitresses and she did a fabulous job as always. If it was not for her this would be just OK. Ok is not good enough for that type of place and what I was accustomed to. Something changed since January 2019 and not for the good.
Had a wonderful meal at the French Room. I was expecting a bit more individualized attention to detail from wait staff.
Food was great! Worth it. Beverages are way too expensive
So impressed with the staff and how they made our evening work out despite a change in the menu. Everyone was very helpful, attentive and the food was amazing.
Music style and volume did not fit the elegance of the room. Food and presentation was excellent. Service was a little slow but attentive. Also, lighting was so dark you needed a flashlight to read the menu. Fix the loud and pounding style of music and the lighting and you’ve got a winner.
What a superb dining experience as we shared the tasting menu and premium wine pairing with our friend from Germany! Every aspect of the food, service and wine presentation was flawless. For a true taste of FINE dining, The French Room may be the most elegant and elevated culinary experience to be had in Dallas. Every course was meticulously prepared and was a delight for the eyes and the palate. Special kudos to our server and our wine steward.
Classy,elegant and so beautiful. The French Room never disappoints. The service is exceptional. The servers are so knowledgeable about what they are serving. Very interesting for sure. We were here having tea for my mother’s 75th birthday. It was lovely. The scones, clotted cream and jams were our favorite. If we closed our eyes we could have been in England having afternoon tea. It was a lovely day for all of us.
We make several trips a year to Dallas and we always a lot one evening to dine at the French Room. It was almost as good as before the renovations but I deducted a few points for lack of an amuse bouche and the fact that my favorite dish , the duck was removed and the removal of the Grand Mariner soufflé. We always ask for Connie as our server and she is an absolute delight and a good reason we keep coming back!
I had a my 23rd birthday here and they pulled out all the stops! They customized the menu for memorabilia with a message and the date, and they had a lovely bouquet set up at my table, and Aubrey and Quaid were the most lovely experience captains! I will definitely be coming back to the French Room AND the Adolphus very soon
Celebrated our 9th wedding anniversary!
Exquisite dinner, excellent ambiance, personalized experience!
Would definitely be back! Thanks FR !!!
I am in a wheelchair and getting to the seating area for this restaurant is very complex. It is in a beautiful old hotel but I am not a fan of using the service elevator then going through the bar and then using a small lift just to get there. The food was very good. We had the tasting menu and I really enjoyed all the dishes. The amous bouche (sp?) was the only thing we all disliked. The service was impeccable. I didn’t notice the noise level which means it must have been fairly quiet. This is definitely a special occasion restaurant based on the cost. We went for my adult daughter’s birthday and she really enjoyed it.