I have been going to Red River in Dallas for a little over a year now. Great place to dance and meet up with friends. The dancers are of all skill levels and they do provide dance lessons on Thursday and Friday nights. My friends and I have generally had a great time on Thursday and Saturday nights.However, for the last two weekends we have encountered a couple of really annoying things. While they do have a great house band, the volume was set so high that it leaves you unable to even have a conversation without yelling. Ears were ringing for the next day! Really...do you think we can't hear it? It was so loud that you had to hold your glass on the table or it shimmied off on to the floor. NO KIDDING! As well, there has been a progression of people bringing drinks on the dance floor and they spill causing potential danger for those that are trying to dance. Let's not forget those who are just standing on the dance floor talking. Seriously, that is what the bar and table area are for. The dance floor is for DANCING!!! It's typically the younger crowd (those under 25) and they do allow minors. However, let's get some help from the bouncers here. When three of my friends/co-dancers told the bouncers, they shrugged it off and said, 'just let us do our jobs' but then did nothing. As there are not many country bars in the Dallas area, you would think they would try harder to make it a more pleasant experience for those who really want to dance.
Went for all-u-can-eat crawfish.In a nut shell:a) Dishonest management that support false advertising and absolutely will not stand behind their assurances.b) Sloooooow service (took about an hour to get our 1st batch of crawfish).c) Hate to admit it after the horrible service and management, but the crawfish itself was actually pretty good - large, spicy and garlicky.Regarding a), the situation was that I called and was absolutely 100% assured they were running a $12.99 special this Fri, sat and sun but the hostess that answered the phone. I even asked her to double check and she supposedly "went to ask" and came back and said yes, definitely.Yet upon arrival, the management refused to honor it.I even played them the recorded phone conversation from my call (I have a call recorder app on my phone), and they just said sorry, they acknowledge what we were told but NO.While the normal $17.99 price is actually a fair price for the all-u-can-eat, it's a matter of principle and a business standing behind what they promise, and clearly, this place does not have such ethics at all.I only give it a 2 instead of 1 because, again, the crawfish itself, after the aggravation and super slowness, was admittedly good, and I would be lying to say otherwise.Still, be very cautioned about the unscrupulous management. Watch you bill for erroneous add-ons and expect a built in 18% gratuity (perhaps part of the reason for slow service).
White Horse Saloon is Dallas' newest and finest Country Music Nightclub and Dance Hall. Located in North Dallas at the corner of Park Lane and N. Central Expressway in the Caruth Shopping Center. It's near Sherlocks between Sports Authority (rear entrance) and Bed, Bath, and Beyond. Some you may remember this as the former Borrowed Money location.There's plenty of well lit parking. Open seven (7) nights a week, doors open at 7 PM. White Horse Saloon has FREE Dance Lessons Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday nights from 7-9 PM. The club features a full bar, brand new dance floor, the latest light and sound, and a must-see laser light show.If you haven't been there you should take the time to see what you're missing.. North Dallas finally has a club to call their own.. help spread the word, White Horse Saloon is open for business and they're doing it right! White Horse Saloon offers a Freeroll Texas Hold Em Tournament on Tuesday night at 7 & 10 PM, Ladies Night on Wednesdays, College Night on Thursday with a $500 Bikini Contest around Midnight. White Horse Saloon is the talk of the town..There's more info on their web site at http://whitehorsesaloon.com
01/15/2017Del Frisco's Grille - McKinney Ave - Dallas
We celebrated my wife's, Phyllis,70th birthday there tonight with oldest Son Jon & Daughter in law Tina, Daughter Deanna, son in law Kraig and 5 month old London, Deanna & Kraig's newest baby. Place was great but really pricy for the amount of food you get.Don't misunderstand the food was great just not enough if you are hungry. Great food, filets, sea food, chicken wings, burrito wrap with avocado, Brick Chicken, pasta chicken something I think ? Fantastic table bread & butter. Great wine (2 bottles).The brought cake with candle and we all sang happy birthday to the 70 year young wife of mine. She got high on 3 glasses of fine wine and was very funny to boot. Great evening I'd say !The Host, Mike, was great and made sure everyone were taken care of and on time plus he was humorous and friendly and fun.I ordered a refill for my Coke Zero and waited 20 minutes & it didn't show so Mike took care of it. Then ironically as we were getting up from the table to leave they brought me another one which I didn't have the time to drink plus I was full by then.Over all it was a really great experience with a couple of very minor faux pas.We will be back again for sure.
10/15/2014Sonny Bryan's Smokehouse - West End
We ate at Sonny Bryans in the West End while visiting the King Tut exhibit at the DMA, this location is a convenient quick train ride from the Museum. Located in quaint area of restaurants in Dallas, the West End, Sonny Bryans has the best pork ribs I ever had. Try the big rib man plate, around 12 ribs for 18USD, but way more than enough food for 2, so you can share. It comes with 2 hearty sides, a salad, fresh rolls, and a hearty portion of pickles, sliced onions jalapenos. Sit by the window, you get to look down at all the street traffic and passersby, also has outdoor seating but it was too windy that day. Excellent onion rings, a must have and try the turkey and brisket. The smoked sausage was mediocre. Service was excellent. The lavatory is located in the basement, accessible thru a lift. Sonny's has multiple locations, and when we asked around for the best bbq, Sonny's was recommended again and again.
Beautiful and Cozy... This is not a place that will rush to make incredible food... You can tell that everything is scratch made... Yes, everything... If you are looking for quality service, incredible food and an intimate time with friends and family, then I highly recommend this place. My wife is still talking about how great my entree was... Southern Style Shrimp En Croute (shrimp in Herb butter wrapped in scratch made pastry). If I was in Death Row, this would be one if the items on my platter. Yes, I'm a Foodie!I saw the previous review and I wanted to say that on the menus it stats... That if you leave the tip section open on the credit card receipt, it will add 20%... Why write a bad review, because you didn't see it posted and/or didn't want to tip someone... Own it... Write in $0, if that's what you want or tell them what they did wrong...
Excellent fried chicken which is far superior to the big-name places. They also have tons of things which aren't on the online menu like sandwiches, catfish, fried livers & *corn fritters* which are 2die4 good! BIG portions of side orders like spicy rice (yummy!), fries & mashed potatoes. The only downside is they're often busy and it's not uncommon to wait, but their food is well worth any minimal delay. Actually, I was stunned to see they'd received two such low ratings here, so 4 stars from me is probably more realistic. Still, we've eaten at Williams 10-15 times and barring the occasional wait, I cannot recall EVER being disappointed with the food.