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“Fabulous in Every Way”
Review of Driftwood - CLOSED

Driftwood
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: Driftwood is the latest addition to the collection of establishments in Oak Cliff & the Bishop Arts District. We are an upscale casual seafood dining experience.Chef Omar Flores is continually updating the menu with fresh new additions to keep your palette entertained. We offer a diverse selection of wines and crafted cocktails to compliment your meal. Driftwood is a casual, high-quality seafood experience. We strive to offer fair-raised or wild-caught, organic, pesticide free, non-GMO products as much as possible. We continually update the menu based on the availability of fresh produce, catch and ingredients. Casual yet elegant. Driftwood was designed to be a comfortable and relaxed environment for you to enjoy your dining experience, with focus on approachable pricing. We want you to feel at home when you are dining with us. Come be a part of the Driftwood Family.
Reviewed November 10, 2013

Insanely great dishes prepared by one of the top Chefs in Dallas Texas. If you demand the best seafood and are willing to pay for it this is the place for you. Don't come here expecting a huge plate of fried seafood for ten bucks. This is the best in Dallas along with Spoon, TJ's, and 20 Feet.

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Thank Joey S
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

Restaurant has a pleasant casual feel with great service but outstanding food. Of the four in our party nobody was disappointed by their dinner choice.

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Thank Bart W
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

I'm a foodie, so i like Chef driven Restaurants. Challenges are many and Driftwood needs to work on them. First, the food served was very good to excellent. It does take time to get to the table as there is a lot (too much?) of "massaging" of the food as it is being plated. The Romaine Hearts Salad with anchovy dressing was a nice take on a Caesar. Ocean Going Trout was delightful set on a zippy quinoa. Worth going back for. Wife's Lobster Roll & Chargrilled Octopus were delightful. Now, we had a reservation for 5pm. They were not prepared. They started off behind and stayed behind. If you open at 5 and take reservations you need to be ready to go. They have a $35 chef 3 course menu but were not prepared to talk about it. So, everything was just out of sorts during the entire (1 3/4 hour) meal. They change menus often (according to the staff). The current menu is not on line. They need to keep up to date. Perhaps they are overwhelmed? Bring the staff in earlier, get the communication between kitchen and front house improved and have someone oversee your website. Potential is there. But they have work to do.

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Thank Johnmac541
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Chef Omar has a knack of bringing flavors together that you would not expect with wonderful results.

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Thank tdtexas
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Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

A pleasant surprise in the Bishop Arts District of Dallas, a genuinely upscale restaurant, nice decor and all, specializing in fish. Oddly, there is no land protein on the menu for those who do not like to eat fish but apparently a steak is avaliable upon request. Why keep that a secret?

Anyway, the room is bright and pastelly and well turned out, as were our fellow dining guests. Small plates of stuffed zucchini flowers and littleneck clams were scrumptious. One entree of scallops was the absolute best; the other of grilled octopus was over cooked, a bit soft in texture and needed flavor.

Service was the only real issue here. Our server did not know the price points of all of the specials (I always ask this to avoid nasty surprises at tab time) and she recited the specials list so fast as to be incomprehensible. The real service problem was the arrival of our entrees simultaneously with the lifting of our finished small plates, with no rest break between courses. This is a mark of poor expediting and/or amateur serving, unacceptable in a restaurant that is otherwise of higher quality.

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Thank Walter V
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