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. Join us for Happy Hour in the bar from 5-7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Brunch is served from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

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SarahC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Wouldn’t recommend this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The food was a bit over priced for what it was. The service was ok but we had a ton of fruit flies flying around the entire time.

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AmberM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

We made a reservation using Open Table because we were downtown at a museum and had a big group. When we arrived at the restaurant the hostess was distracted and stressed and almost dismissed us telling us she was dealing with another situation. Evidently, there had been a bar crawl and we were immediately told they were out of tacos and tequila. This was not why our group had come. We waited half an hour to be seated. She even told us that she didn’t know why we were able to make a reservation because their system had been shut down. She never once thanked us for being there or apologized for her unfriendly behavior. We were seated by the food and beverage manager who was kind and friendly and finally apologized for the wait. The food was good. We ordered the chili, kale salad and chicken fried ribeye. However, those who ordered the chicken and dumplings were surprised to see when it came out that it is a broth based soup with chicken and veggies. It’s good but more explanation should have been given because that is not chicken and dumplings. We also asked for ice for our waters which took forever. The server was very kind and did a good job with a big group. Another server or perhaps manager was apologetic for the time it took to seat us as we were leaving. Overall, this is probably not a place we’ll be returning too. They don’t seem to have everything together.

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ChrisM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I Plan on going back at least once a month! Great Place indeed!

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Waste
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Absolutely terrible food. Nobody in the restaurant and now I know why. Our party of 16 all said the food was terrible. Do not eat here. Even the Old Fashion was terrible. Not a single item, even French fries, was bad.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience4

Unfortunate. That’s how I would describe my experience. The staff was friendly. The food, however, was extremely mediocre...at best. My hashbrowns were stuck together and rubbery as if they had been microwaved. They brought out “fresh” hashbrowns that were undercooked. They offered to try again, which I politely declined. The manager, Barry, came over shortly thereafter and asked if everything was okay because he heard that we “weren’t happy.” I told him everything was fine, but explained the hashbrown situation. He asked if he could get us anything, which we declined. He insisted, so I asked for a cinnamon roll and asked that it be hot in a kitschy sort of way, teasing with him. That’s when things went left...he told me that he was 62 years old and knew how to do his job. He stated that he was trying to do what he could to make sure that when we left we would want to return. He went on to say that if we’re still not satisfied, we could leave a bad review, he doesn’t care because he knows what he’s doing and he does it well and walked away. There was actually more he said, but I can’t remember it all. My friends and I sat there uncomfortably stunned. I generally don’t leave reviews, but he asked for this one. I had zero intention of returning before this “talking to” from the manager, but assure you that said chances are less than zero, if that’s possible. It’s unfortunate because the restaurant is beautiful and has such great potential. Oh, and the cinnamon roll was dried out and hard. Unfortunate. The fruit was good and very fresh.

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beetle74girl
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Overall, good food and service. We had a few issues but nothing that would keep me from returning or recommending it to others.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Hour and 20 minutes and only received appetizers. One of which was too salty to eat, but they charged us for it anyway.
We got our food to go (it was also not exactly what we ordered to top it all off).

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TaylorSweatt
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We came in for the winter classic! I made a reservation for breakfast before the game, our service mike was great, got us in and out although they seemed a little under staffed!

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ChrisiMC
Mobile
13 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We weren't sure if there was a big staff turnover when we were there, but the service was definitely off. To be fair, it was New Year's Eve and they had a prix fix menu. We sat at our table for 30 minutes (no exaggeration) before our waiter talked to us. Fortunately the hostess had poured water for us. She told us it was her first day of working there. Once our waiter came by, he was attentive and helpful. The food was probably not as good as their usual fare. We will try it another time when it's not a holiday.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I went here on NYE with my boyfriend and a couple friends. The Pre Fixe menu was $45 a person, which I had, and it wasn’t worth it. It was a three course salad, entree and dessert. It was a very plain and small portion. The ambiance of the restaurant was nice, and I split a good bottle of wine with the table...but everything else was marginal. Service was poor, when the restaurant wasn’t packed, and it took someone about 20 minutes to take any drink orders. I wouldn’t go back.

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Allen
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Food was good but a bit pricy for serving size. Felt that price point for NYE was high based on portion size. Service was terrible. Had servers stand over me as I finished my plate to take my dish on multiple occasions. I felt rushed as did everybody in our party of 4. Multiple times we told server no to picking up our plate with food still on it. Would have comeback because food was good but service will prevent me from returning.

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bpwill
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greeted by amazing staff. Came here for NYE and the menu did not disappoint. The chef is more than accommodating, even with a set menu. He came to our table and made the experience just that much more personable. I would recommend this place as a must visit to anyone in the Dallas core.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Food was bland. We got our salads before we ever talked to waitress. It’s was a fixed corse meal. Would have liked to start with a drink. They rushed every course. Had to ask for the wine that was supposed to come with main course. Was half way done with steak before got my wine.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Christmas night, but they were out of most menu choices...

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

It was Christmas Day. Arrived on time for our reservation and was told it would be a 30 minute wait because they overbooked. After 30 minutes we were seated and watched everyone around us get served before us. It was another hour before our food arrived. It was a prefix meal and when we went to order desert, we were told there was no more. So disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

The food was below average,some things being overdone while others came out cold. There gnats that nagged us throughout the meal.

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ZenCatTravels
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Christmas Eve prix rice dinner selection was lovely. A rich pureed root vegetable soup set the tone, fragrant with spice
The stuffed roast pork loin was beautifully presented along side a moist sage stuffing and a heavenly sweet potato mash with a hint of pur maple syrup. My partner's arugula & spinach salad with candied walnuts, cranberries and mandarins was gorgeous. Both the bread pudding and the peppermint bark chocolate lava cake were sweet endings worth every calorie.

Service was a bit chaotic, being Christmas Eve, but we will definitely return.

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Gobie
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect Christmas Eve dinner with a very attentive waiter with excellent service!

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JenT
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The service was so so so slow! We were one of three tables in the restaurant, could never find our server and it took forever to get anything. Will not be going back any time soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Mexico
7 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food was pretty good. It was not busy, but the service was REALLY slow. I would give it another try.

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Daz81
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

It was terrible from the start. We got there and there was no one to welcome us and check us in. Then the hostess tired to sit us after we told her we needed to add 2 more people. This place was not full to start and she still sat us with 10 rather than 12. No communication at all. Our waiter was terrible! He would come ever so often we didn’t get refills on water. Only one bartender and she had told us she would be a while because she was behind. Food was ok. My food came with avocado that was black. My sister’s food went back for same reason. Overall bad experience and will not go back. Hostess was pretty rude. They gave us coupons for free app or dessert.....left them on counter when I walked out.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Went for Thanksgiving Dinner. Previously told on website that regular menu would be available as well as Thanksgiving fare. Not so. There were supposedly 2 options for Thanksgiving not counting the regular menu that wasn’t available, but when we ordered they brought us the family style option which none of us ordered. The food was horrible, cold, with no seasoning. The plates were small salad plates, we had to ask for dinner plates. They brought the food with no serving utensils, soup with no soup spoons, no bread of any kind. There were dirty dishes we had to send back, virtually no service from the wait staff, and then there was a 20% gratuity automatically added to the bill. This was the first holiday after losing my brother and sister within a 7 month period. We needed to do something different and have fun, instead we were sadly disappointed.

Elm Street Cask & Kitchen
Responded on 4 December 2019

Hi, We are so sorry that we let you down on Thanksgiving. We apologize for the service you received. We also apologize for any confusion with our Thanksgiving special vs. Friendsgiving menu. We have passed along your feedback so we can make improvements. We hope you will give us another chance in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had a reservation at 130. And from the description online we were looking forward to a good Thanksgiving lunch. There was only 1 waiter.running around doing everything. We sat for 20 minutes without being greeted by our server. He was clearly stressed and in the weeds. Other staff members were just sitting around on the dining side.. also we were not expecting to be crammed into the bar side. I think this place was just under staffed and should just be closed Thanksgiving. Very disappointed. Left without drinks or food and find somewhere else.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience1

Our service was great but the food was not. They only had one option of champagne which was Andes and my chili had so much grease floating in it I could barely eat it. We missed their breakfast menu by 30 min and that was the meal we intended to eat there. We didn’t have many options because it was thanksgiving and we didn’t make a reservation early but I would not go back here under any circumstance. I’m sure it will go the way of most Dallas restaurants.

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KendalynKey
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very delicious ! Downtown isn’t always the best location , but this is a little gem !

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vipJamesB
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Brunch with family for my wife’s birthday and was disappointed by overall experience. Felt like it was a soft opening...many items on menu were unavailable even though it was 12 on a Sunday. In the end, not a horrible experience, but given all of the brunch competition out there...probably not going back which is a shame given the whiskey selection.

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jillianb
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience5

Our dinner was amazing, but the service was extremely lacking. We were there for almost 3 hours, yet the place wasn't even busy! We had to repeatedly ask for water refills. At one point our waiter swung by and chuckled "hey guys.. it's been awhile!" as we waited 30 minutes for dessert - which were cold and tiny and totally not worth it.

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vipterriC
Dallas
45 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Went during happy hour specifically for their sausage dog, beer, and whisky shot special for $12 that is advertised on their website. Unfortunately they don’t offer that anymore. We ordered the poutine and the wings. Wings were good but nothing special. The poutine was disappointing. Old fashioned was good and so was the peach tea. I am disappointed that their well whisky is Jim Beam. You claim to be at whisky bar, can’t you offer something better than that? Probably won’t be back. Not for happy hour anyway.

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Chelsie
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I hosted a brunch here on 10/27/19 for a group of friends and the service was excellent. They have a great brunch menu and the drinks were phenomenal as well. The only negative aspect is the location and finding parking due to construction, but the hostess was very descriptive in detailing how to get to the valet area.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with a group of 15 people on short notice and had a tremendous experience. Every dish was amazing!!!

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jose
Denver
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Out of everything. Slow service.

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vipaamorr424
Atlanta
42 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service & food!!!!