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“Sushi at its Best- Great Sandwiches & Salads, Happy Place!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of R+D's Kitchen

R+D's Kitchen
8300 Preston Rd Ste A, Dallas, TX 75225 (Formerly Houston's)
214-890-7900
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Ranked #32 of 3,099 Restaurants in Dallas
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
jwparker
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Sushi at its Best- Great Sandwiches & Salads, Happy Place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

Very classic menu that never changes. Salads are wonderful. Sushi is the best in Dallas. It is all good.....Outstanding service. Decor is sort of like being in Aspen or some resort in Colorado. Very nice. Good crowd of people always very busy has a good vibe and great outdoor seating. Also good place to eat solo. The have several food bars, central location to Park City area

Visited May 2013
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Plano, Texas, USA
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Very positive experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Unplanned stop at R+D was based on single recommendation from co-worker. Hadn't heard anything about it otherwise. What an unexpected positive experience! Menu is simple with atypical assortment of meals (i.e., sushi, meatloaf) but appealing, and all prep'd from scratch. Wine menu is fairly short but comprehensive. Dessert menu is limited, but not a deal-breaker. Decor is streamlined Modern/Prairie with quality look and feel. Waitstaff was fantastic. Had no reservation, so instead of :45 wait, sat immediately at kitchen bar overlooking sushi and general prep areas of kitchen. Definitely recommend eating at bar. Sushi prep was fascinating. Who would have thought a place like R+D would need two guys to turn-out fresh-made sushi constantly for almost two hours on Thursday night?! Ordered Mediterranean Tuna Salad (main), Roasted Chicken w/ what tasted like apricot glaze (main), fries (appetizer), and hot fudge sundae, all of which was excellent. Server was Benny C, who was very attentive, friendly, and not in a phony typical waitstaff way, and very knowledgeable. When asked, he was able to intelligently discuss origins of R+D concept, the menu, the kitchen staff, history of Houston's, general Dallas restaurant industry. Very impressed. We'll definitely go back.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dallas
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5 restaurant reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Never disappointed at R&D Kitchen”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

My favorite place to dine at R&D Kitchen in Dallas is at the bar. The barkeeps are attentive, educated about the wines and always professional. On my most recent visit with 2 friends we had several different dishes and split them all. We started with the Crunchy Shrimp roll - 6 pieces, steamed shrimp & chopped macadamia nuts for crunch. If you like sushi don't miss this, it's the best. Our second appetizer were the chicken meatballs - holy cow. Tender & delicious, served in a flavorful tomato sauce. For our mains we split the omelet, served with a side green salad and the Asian Chicken salad. The omelet - which we only ordered because it was recommended by Chef Robert, was made with goat cheese and spinach and cooked perfectly. The Asian Chicken is never a disappointment. Then of course we had to have the carrot cake to top it all off! This place stays busy, so your best bet is to go early or later -so you won't have to wait.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Houston, Texas
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51 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Nice Brunch Spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Some of the portions here tend to be a little small. One friend had the stacked cornmeal waffle with shaved ham. It was very tasty, but on the small side. If you are going to order this, you might want to get a side as well. I got the cheeseburger with fries. It was delicious! I didn't need to eat dinner that night. Another friend got the pan fried fish and it was also very tasty, although it could have used a little more flavor, but it was not fishy at all. The service here is great. All the servers are very friendly and keep you full of everything you want. We were there this past Sunday afternoon, 4/14 and were able to sit outside after only a short wait. We will be going back.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Coppell, Texas
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12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Poor Service, OK food, Good Location”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

We happened in to R & D to get a bite to hold us til dinner, and decided to split a burger. The burger was good, however there was a hair hanging out the side. Sooo, ok, it was replaced......fairly quick, Our server was lackadaisical (?) at best. We were at the restaurant through the change of shift at 5pm, which was also the time of my burger crisis. NO APOLOGY FROM THE WAITER, he told another server about the issue and promptly left. It would have been nice for him to let us know someone else was going to cover our table since his shift was over. For a $13 burger (fries not included) I would expect better service. Probably won't return.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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