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“Top Choice for a Romantic Dinner” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Saint Martin's Wine Bistro

Saint Martin's Wine Bistro
3020 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX
214-826-0940
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Ranked #10 of 3,027 restaurants in Dallas
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dallas, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Top Choice for a Romantic Dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

It was happenstance that we got engaged at St. Martin’s; it was a convenient spot for after-church brunch, and while there, I got tricked into proposing. (Perhaps it was the food, perhaps the mimosas.) But it’s no accident that we returned there for our first anniversary, and a number of anniversaries since. It’s a lovely, romantic spot with a European vibe and dependably delicious food. Along with fellow Greenville Avenue stalwart The Grape, this is my choice for best spot in Dallas for romantic dining without the pomp and circumstance of a French Room or The Mansion. And for such a special-occasion type of place, it’s unexpectedly affordable. St. Martin’s is always running three-course specials for $35 or so, usually including a glass of wine. But the best deal of all is Sunday brunch for $16.95, including an adult beverage, an appetizer, and any main course.

We were most recently there for brunch on Father’s Day. The place was crowded, and the usual excellent and gracious service was slower than normal. A manager, noticing us looking around, jumped in and took our order while our waiter was engaged elsewhere. Complimentary muffins were a nice touch to stave off hunger while our order was prepared. The champagne brie soup is a signature dish, and has never disappointed. There are plenty of omelets on the menu, but I opted for the lemon sole on a bed of risotto - good to the last bite. My daughter’s Crab Cakes Benedict was also delicious. We forwent dessert, but from past experience, you can’t go wrong with anything on the menu.

There are three different dining rooms, each with its own charm. My favorite tables are the one in the front window, and another located in a recessed alcove at the rear of the main dining room.

There’s free valet parking – much appreciated given the parking situation on Lower Greenville.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Oklahoma City, OK
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Very Good French Foods”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

While not at the top of the line in french food, they do a very good job. The duck was done to perfection. Prices were on par with other french restaurants. Wait staff did okay!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“This restaurant is impeccable !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013 via mobile

Dined with a group in their private back room with Chandalier
Perfect in all respects
John was the perfect host
Really nice presentation of fresh food

  • Visited June 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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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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77 reviews 77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Very special place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013 via mobile

Romance and great food. This is a lovely little find that is has everything you need for a romantic night out.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Georgia
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“The Best Filet Mignon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

We had dinner at St. Martin's on Mother's Day. Our daughter, son-in-law, my husband. myself and our one year old granddaughter. Our hosts were welcoming, warm and wonderful. The atmosphere was golden. There was a live pianist who played delightful music throughout the evening. Our waiter was thoughtful and patient with our one year old. The meal was simply delicious for all of us. I ordered a medium rare filet mignon. It was cooked to perfection. We will definitely visit again! The restaurant is expensive but it is worth every penny.

  • Visited May 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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