TruFire Kitchen & Bar - Southlake

4.5
885 reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Contemporary American scratch kitchen with Mediterranean, Italian, and Global influences. From organic scratch-made pizza dough in the kitchen to fresh squeezed juices behind our bar, TruFire is passionate fresh, local, and quality ingredients.

"Life Happens in the Kitchen".....

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 885 People Are Saying
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FaithD
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I went to this TruFire location a few years ago with girlfriends, and we had a really enjoyable time and I recall the food being stellar. My sister and I met there for dinner recently and had such a mediocre experience. While we did arrive earlier on a weekday night, the restaurant was shockingly dark for an early weekday evening. I also immediately got the unmistakable stench of dirty bar mats when I walked in. Mind you, there were only 2-3 tables in there and not a lot of activity, but it smelled like an old college bar. Very off-putting. The waiter was very nice, albeit a bit anxious and eager to get us through the ordering process. My sister and I had the falafel platter and the gyro platter. Both of us thought it was OK, but I really wish the pita was fresher. It tasted a little dry and old. I was also hoping for quality feta that has a strong flavor, but it was just... "there." At the end of the evening, my sister and I popped in the restroom before we hit the road back home. As soon as the toilet auto-flushed, my sister said the water began backing up. Unfortunately, I was never able to use the restroom as an employee was in the other stall on the phone speaking with someone. We chose this restaurant because it's halfway between where we live and we'd both been here before and had a great experience, but this will be my last time. Dallas has too many other, better restaurants.

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Gigi57
Dallas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a variety of dishes from steak, pizza, garlic noodles, to appetizers. Across the board everything was delicious. Our server was amazing. They had our table ready when we arrived.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We had the Mediterranean Shrimp Salad and the Gyro Plate. Both of them were excellent. Very fresh and served at the correct temps. Service was fine, could have been a little more attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a perfect time celebrating my birthday Sunday! Mathew was very patient and attentive with our crowd of 16! Prices are great here! We will be back!

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vipTmq54
Dallas
60 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Met a friend. We always come here to order the same things and chat. Unfortunately this time the outside area where we sat was very busy and clearly they didn’t have enough staff. Food was good but service was really slow. Especially cocktails

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truse17
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The restaurant provided a gluten free dedicated menu which had a large variety of options. The staff was knowledgeable regarding cross contamination as well. The TruMac noodles were over cooked and gummy, but flavor was good. The GF pita was great. Portions were generous sizes. Great atmospheres

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vipJEJ3
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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slowe
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent brunch menu and everything on it is outstanding! Seriously!!

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travelingeater
Dallas
29 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

TruFire is a great little restaurant that was brimming with happy people, enjoying their meals. I can see why people like to sit outside in the summertime: great people watching in the Square. Our food was fine. I wouldn't say it is something that I would diet all week for. But, if you are looking for relatively healthy choices, then this would be a good place to go.

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vipTroyS
Washington DC
99 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Atmosphere is western meets industrial, fun and comfortable. We ordered the L'il Goat, Mediterranean shrimp salad and spicy noodle entree. Everything tasted delicious and we would highly recommend this restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

The service was great, but all of the dishes we ordered besides the appetizer (the falafel platter) were truly…bad. I don’t say that to be unkind, but to honestly give some feedback to this restaurant. I ordered the spicy garlic noodles, and I thought I had a choice of chicken, shrimp, or prosciutto. Nope, it came with all three, and had a hefty portion of arugula on top. I have no idea why anyone thinks that those three proteins belong together in one dish, but they do not. The prosciutto was also basically just ham, not prosciutto, and the shrimp was overcooked and tough. Our server was great, attentive, helpful, but the food here really is just not good. I wouldn’t plan to be going back there unfortunately. I think you guys need some help redesigning your menu because there’s lots of potential with your staff and location, but overall not up to par.

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vipPumpkin
Phoenix
26 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu was diverse and offered a good variety. They had glasses of wine listed at various prices which was perfect, i.e. $9/glass list, $10/glass list. Food was delivered in a timely manner and tasty.

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PeterM
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Not bad. The food was decent if a touch uninspired. With music overhead, baseball and college football going on at the bar it was nearly too loud to talk. The redeeming qualities were the excellent Olive Oil Cake and our waiter Taylor.

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Brunch
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent brunch. Joel’s service was attentive without being intrusive and the bourbon French toast was to die for! We can’t wait to come back.

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wmmb
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

One of my favorite places for date night. The food is always good. We ate out on the patio tonight and the weather was perfect. I always recommend this place!

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MariaD
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our server was nice for our first time here it was overall a great experience

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GWJM
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Would come back here again.

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vipArgyleTraveler
Dallas
59 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service on a very busy Sunday. Regular menu is available along with the brunch menu. Best is that they have a dog friendly patio that's covered, so was nice and cool on a warm day.

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vipmaryannegi
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall4food1service5ambience3

I am 36 weeks pregnant. I ordered wedge salad and it came out with several large portions of the wedge brown and spoiled. Sent it back. Then the second attempt came out (after a solid 10-15 minutes) the same way. Waiter was great and handled it well but I really question the food quality inspection if they let it happen two times. And clearly I am not going to take any chances with compromised food during pregnancy.

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Gethealthy
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with great food and drinks. Everyone who works there are friendly and helpful and we've never been disappointed with the quality of food or employees.

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Lilly
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were amazing! Will tell my friends and family to come here!

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Georgette
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the grilled artichoke as an appetizer then ordered the gyro platter. Both were delicious. It was enough to split which is what we did. Service was excellent and outside patio seating was shaded and very comfortable. I recommend this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

This food is trash... loud loud loud restaurant with concrete floors... you hear everything... wait staff is poorly trained ... the only thing they did right was having Machete served at a decent temp

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch date. First time on Sunday. Pleasantly surprised about the live music on Sundays until 3. Food was delicious and SUPER filling, as usual.
We drive 1-1 1/2 hours to eat here on occasion. We have never been disappointed. Great food. Great staff. Yummy mimosas. Atmosphere is casual comfy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Labor Day weekend getaway

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vipKrisE
Dallas
28 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tyler at the bar and Shelby, our server most of time, are the reasons why we keep coming back. The food is good too.

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Gregresa
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Not a bad experience, just very underwhelming for the level expected and the price point.

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vipSoxfan
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I always like Tru Fire but was disappointed that none of the staff were wearing masks. Many restaurants have their staff in masks. Otherwise, food & service were good.

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ChelseaB
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and brunch menu!!! $2 mimosas!!!

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MariaM
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waitress was wonderful, a very warm person. She brought desert with candle on it for my husband’s birthday which made the night very special.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good!!!! Get the flatbread appetizer!

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jredhd477
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Waitress was not very attentive. Waited 10-15 minutes to come to table. All our drinks and water was empty. Drinks were weak and watery

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AnnaS
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Music could of been more soft for dining. Overall, great atmosphere, delicious food and good service.

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Snorkelbuddy
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was fantastic and the food was phenomenal! I could not have chosen a better place to have my birthday dinner. I really appreciated the fact they have a separate and extensive gluten-free menu.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience3

Service was terrible we basically had to beg for refills, as you could watch the wait staff just huddled together talking instead of actually checking on tables.
Will not return!

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vipjenniferhall
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We just had to wait about 5-10 minutes for our server, but a manager(?) did come take our drink orders, after we had waited./

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WineDude
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great, friendly service. Delicious food - especially the salads. Terrific wine selection. It was rated as $$ out of $$$$, but based on the prices, I believe it should be $$$. In my opinion it was a bit overpriced ($15 hamburger), but delicious nevertheless. It was busy and quite noisy, so it was hard to have a conversation. Overall, I recommend it as long as you know these things on the front end.

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SherryW
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience3

First time visit: delicious food, frustrating service, music a bit too loud for easy conversation. Food alone would bring me back.

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vipSallyR
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Best and most innovative pasta dish I’ve had in YEARS! Highly recommend the Gyro Saltibocca 👍

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vipWilmaM
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding. The service was great, but for a bit of a backlog at the bar. To his credit, our waiter was not just waiting at the bar for our drinks, but he was pitching in to help the overwhelmed bartender get the drinks out. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening and look forward to another good experience there next time.

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TruFire Kitchen & Bar - Southlake is rated 4.5 stars by 885 OpenTable diners.

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