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“Stay Away!”
Review of Stephan Pyles - CLOSED

Stephan Pyles
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: American, Southwestern
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: St. Paul
Transit: Trolley
Reviewed May 10, 2013

High end prices; low end service. This restaurant used to be great, but has seriously declined in quality over the past 3 years. The food menu and wine list have both been seriously pared back due to financial problems at this restaurant. The restaurant space is way too large and feels empty as a result even when half full. Service personnel used to be great, but are now just a cut above the staff at TGI Fridays. Our waiter was unprofessional and clueless. Told us that it "took him a while to get used to cold soup" even though the restaurant features a $20 cold soup on the menu. We ordered a wine priced at $100 and specified a 2009 vintage. The joke of a Sommelier brought us a 2011 vintage without even acknowledging the "bait and switch" tactic.

Please don't waste your hard earned dollars at this "has been"!

Thank peeauslee
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Reviewed May 10, 2013

The food is good but I am not sure that the stellar reputation is completely deserved. However, I have been generous in my overall rating since I just didn't like the food in Dallas that much and don't wish to unfairly put down Stephan Pyles on that basis. Every sauce and flavouring was so overly overcomplicated, that I could't really work out what was going on. However, the Ceviche appetizers were great, and rather unexpected, and they worked for me because they were much simpler than everything else. We tried pretty much all the Ceviches, and i loved them. After that, it felt very much like several other restaurants in Dallas, but it was well executed, and the service was smooth, polite and efficient. No major problems, and the atmosphere was fine. A bit "hard" and noisy, but not excessively so.

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Thank Barstool12
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Really enjoyed the food, service and ambiance. Original menu with layers of perfectly proportioned flavors. Well worth the price.

Thank T M
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Liked the central location in downtown Dallas, easy to get to, next to the sculpture garden. The food was good, yet not what one would expect given the level of the restaurant. Then the service was accommodating and friendly. Made for a pleasant dinner meal.

Thank FlorenceTraveller2
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

We did not have a booking but were able to eat at the bar. A creative Caesar Salad with grilled shrimp was a perfect light lunch with a glass of Chardonnay. An attentive Harman looked after us. Understand the main restaurant is excellent

Thank PhilipJK
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