Meddlesome Moth

4.6
2786 reviews
$31 to $50
American
Dallas' original gastropub, The Moth is a full-service restaurant in the Design District featuring custom cocktails and one of the finest selections of hand-crafted beers in the US. With 40 Beers on tap! We feature local seasonal menu items and offer fresh blackboard specials daily. Our Covered (and enclosed) patio and Beer Garden are spacious for dining al fresco. Reservations are encouraged.
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TovorisC
Dallas
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was great and the service was fantastic! A great place for brunch

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CarmenG
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Our server was amazing. The food was not very good. And that was disappointing because on previous visits the food was much better.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

There must be a change of chef or direction in which the restaurant is going from our last visit. Ordered the ribeye at MKT price, was expecting an actual steak and received two pieces that maybe amounted to a 6oz portion for the price of a full steak by the same meat company at another establishment in downtown Dallas. Not only was it on the small side but also contained inedible chewy sinewy pieces as well. Menu could use a little transparency there. Had their “carrot cake” as well and wasn’t fond of how dry and unappetizing it was, there were dry carrots sprinkled on top that tasted like stale veggie chips. Drinks and their service were good, but food was definitely not up there.

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vipDougW
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The menu sounded good, but the food just didn't deliver. I hate to say it, but it was bland and not nearly as flavorful as the menu description. Certainly not worth the price.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and a delicious meal!

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vipLindaB
Raleigh
18 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Got the ribs, greens & cornbread. The best ribs ever!!

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MarshaB
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great and attentive. There was a man with a dog that would not leave us alone. She tried, another server tried. We were about to complain and get manager and she finally got him out. I do not think he was a customer.

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RowanK
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Fantastic service and ambiance inside the restaurant. The food was either too rich/flavorful/salty, or the complete opposite with little to no flavor. The Thai Mussels were incredible but all other dishes we got were not so.

The beer selection was fantastic.

If you're looking for good food, you may want to look elsewhere. A cool dining experience with an awesome beer selection, you've found a good spot.

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vipScott
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed the experience except for the very loud party in the booth next to us. As a result, we couldn’t hear each other.

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MaryB
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Waitress was very thoughtful and really excellent. When I made the reservation on Open Table I requested a birthday dessert be brought to my husband as a surprise.

We sat outside and since it was getting hot towards the end of our meal I dd not mention the birthday dessert to the waitress. I am sure she would have accommodated but then it would not have been a surprise.

Do requests made on open table ever reach the restaurant?

Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was very attentive and food came out quickly.

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Brumie
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice ambiance/service, love the craft beer selection (did a beer flight of 4 choices for $20) and shareable plates are delicious. I would recommend public parking next to Virgin Hotels - short walk to the restaurant. Valet parking is available but they wouldn’t take my Tesla becoz I didn’t have my keycard with me. It appears that they want the key because of flexibility to move your car from time to time.

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AlliS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The shared plates were a great way to try different things. The burger and truffle fries were delicious.

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vipChristianeW
Dallas
32 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The menu here is so eclectic and creative. The pork belly is amazing! I keep coming back!

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MariaF
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

The waitress was not very attentive. Took forever to get our drink orders then our food order. She never came to the table to see if anyone needed more water etc.. a great restaurant but need more enthusiastic waitresses

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Catherine
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is my favorite brunch spot!

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vipMichael
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and really cool ambiance, interesting concept

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vipDallasfoodie
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meddlesome Moth always delivers a warm inviting environment with just the right touch of cool. The food is always on point and the staff is knowledgeable about menu items and drinks. The rock & roll stained glass tops it all off.

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RobinW
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sampled a lot! Pork belly, perfection. Brussel sprouts, yummy! Grilled oysters, delicious. Moth balls, so cheesy and amazing. Dr. Pepper ribs, amazing! Fried chicken skins, surprisingly spicy and flavorful. The drinks are amazing as well.

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JenineS
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This place is a new favorite, this was my second visit and I haven't been disappointed either time. Friendly, on point staff, great recommendations

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Ordered the Mother and Child and Poke Bowl - both had no flavor! Left still hungry… Would not recommend this place for brunch/ lunch.

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JessM
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Great spot, menu changed so I was slightly disappointed. Will be back but maybe for dinner instead!

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StevenH
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Very refreshing atmosphere, incredible beer selection, great service with personality, made the only standard food worthwhile.
In a beautiful ambiance such as is there, was disappointed that the food did not equal the experience.
Please don’t get me wrong. The food does not suck, but it definitely doesn’t reach the level that you expect after being valet parked, and join the other guests in the dining room.
Would not turn down an invitation for dining here again, but it will not be one of the “gotta get there” spots on our next Dallas trip.

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CharlesL
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a terrific lunch with an old friend who was flying through DFW on his way to Spain. Service was excellent - friendly, prompt and efficient. We both had the Pepper Bacon BLT. It is an outstanding sandwich. Fries are fantastic too.

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vipKimT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was not great, never made suggestions or told us what was on the specials. Food wasn’t spectacular

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vipJosephW
Dallas
28 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The service was just fine and the restaurant space is very cool. But I was not impressed by the food. The MOTHER CHILD REUNION entree has jalapeno gravy but no spice and no real flavor. I literally thought I had COVID for a second. The guacamole was just average at best. The best thing I ate was the iced coffee, which was from a can.

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Chandra
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was great 👍 and I love a good brunch spot. I will be back

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vipSiranV
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome!! Great food and service

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vipJulieW
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Wait staff very attentive.

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LisaB
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Staff was nonchalant and not too eager to refill drinks and get silverware after food arrived

We had to keep trying to grab our waitress. ( the place wasn’t too busy…. Staff was huddled in a corner talking.

Food was “ok”.
It is discouraging to spend over $200 on a dinner and walk past a minimum of 5 staff when leaving to have no one say Thank you. Or have a good night. 2 small words that go along way.

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vipREMA
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Great waitstaff. HUGE selection of beer. Always look forward to a great dining experience at Meddlesome Moth.

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WillyT
Dallas
28 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place and it was perfect before we to grandkids to WICKED!!!

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VNorm
Tulsa
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere is amazing and the food was nothing less astounding. The service team was on par without a missed step. Great time all in all!!

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EJS1
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We 3 really enjoyed our lunch experience at Meddlesome Moth! Food and Service was spot on. The daily special "chicken biscuit" had a nice twist to it and the Poke Bowl was fresh and tasty.

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JuliaT
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is outstanding, one of the best meals I’ve had in Dallas - great vibe and playlist!

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vipChamp
Dallas
58 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative dishes cooked right and delivered with great service. A refreshing step up from most restaurants these days. Bravo!

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vipUrviD
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun drinks and good food. I’d go back with a group of friends.

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NancyA
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's been six or seven years since I've enjoyed a meal at Meddlesome Moth. The food and service is still amazing!

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vipChip
Dallas
24 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an enjoyable meal and great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was great!

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Meddlesome Moth is rated 4.6 stars by 2786 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 bookings at the moment.

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