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Review of Belly and Trumpet - CLOSED

Belly and Trumpet
Price range: $15 - $35
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: McKinney and Lemmon
Description: Belly and trumpet's share plate menu provides guests the opportunity to experience a variety of chef zenner's innovative creations during their dining experience. The menu is dynamic and incorporates global influences in soulful, contemporary dishes that change on a regular basis. The intimate house is filled with vibrant colors and plush, luxurious furniture that glows warmly in an energized, social and sophisticated ambiance. The wine list is approachable and eclectic and is complemented by cocktails crafted with meticulously selected ingredients.
Reviewed August 7, 2013

We went for dinner early (5:30pm) but decided to nosh at the bar since that is where all the activity was. Gracious greeting at the front door (opened the door for us....nice touch). Happy hour was going on. Nice selection of wines by the glass for $6 and good pours. Nice start. You must have the Shishito Peppers. Unique and hard to stop eating them. Delicious. Kona Kampachi as well. Small plate but tasty. My Prime Hanger Steak was melt-in-your mouth perfect medium rare. The wife's Antelope Heart Tartare with foie gras was fresh and full of flavor....a winner. Neat place. We will be back. Ask for the "Happy Guy" bartender.

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1  Thank Johnmac541
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Reviewed August 2, 2013

Ate at B&T last night. We weren't excited about the choices on the wine list at all. We ordered a bottle of red wine which was HOT when it arrived. We tried another bottle, also HOT. Our server was great. She poured us 1/3 of a glass from another bottle while our bottle chilled. We had the naan, onion, tahini appetizer which was very good. We had the yu choy plate which was very heavy on garlic. The nuts and shisito peppers were great, as was the watermelon salad.
Overall, we thought the food was good. We were annoyed with the menu as we had to ask the waitperson MANY questions about things on the menu we weren't familiar with. The servings are small, although meant for sharing (?).
It isn't a restaurant we'll return to. There are too many other wonderful choices in Dallas.

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1  Thank travelin f
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

Went to Belly & Trumpet last night with a friend. Very good service but was a little underwhelmed by the food. We ordered the apple eggplant (good because I like goat cheese), zucchini (YUM. Would go back for it), hanger steak (other places have better steak offerings) and antelope tartare (mostly what I tasted was capers.)
I'd return again for a drink and an app but not a full meal.

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1  Thank Julie H
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

I went her with my girlfriend for her birthday. Our waiter was fantastic and very knowledgeable about the menu. A lot of the items on this menu are not typical so you may need your waiter to guide you and ours did just that. We ate the apple eggplant with maitake mushrooms and black garlic sauce, Oysters with Green Tomato and jalapeno, Antelope Heart Tartare, and merguez sausage. The apple eggplant with maitake mushrooms and black garlic sauce had a woodsy and fresh flavor. It was one of the better vegetable dishes I have had. The Antelope heart tartare was very good. The merguez sausage had a mediterranean flavor was a light casing. We found a nice wine for around $55. Great experience I can't wait to go back.

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1  Thank CDins
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Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

Our dinner group was so impressed with the whole experience. Although our table was not quite ready, the bartender was accommodating, not at all pushing drinks on us and even offered two free, delicious plates of tapas.

The chicken feet are incredible but everything we ate deserves to be ordered.

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1  Thank awhitelady
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