Meddlesome Moth

1621 Oak Lawn
Dallas, Texas United States 75207
restaurant  4.7/5.0 47 reviews
Sun-Thu 11am-Midnight, Fri-Sat 11am-2am

Mayor: jzzbassman (3) | Taps: 42 | Bottles: 100+
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76
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
notalush  (388) Denver, Colorado | March 8, 2014
This many ratings and no one has commented on the fact that this place is totally showing up wrong on the map? - anyway - quasi-upscale yuppie tapas place - quirky decor, but bordering on "cozy" and "cramped" - very popular, so make sure you make a reservation - service was fairly attentive, but definitely had a hipper than thou attitude - nice draft list that was reasonably priced, but I would have liked more local options - as with most tapas, the prices were a little high, but portions were decent - most of what I had was quite good (especially the steak tartare), but there were one or two misses - I think I prefer Common Table, just because of the more relaxed vibe (despite their higher beer prices), but this is certainly on-par - another quality beer restaurant in Dallas.
66
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE 4/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
TylerGreenDC  (54) , | January 28, 2014
An attempt at an upscale craft-beery restaurant. Loud. Not particularly comfortable. Trying to be very stylish. Food attempts to be very upscale. But most of it falls just a little short.... and at these prices, falling short is a big problem. Good beer list though.
82
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
chibuck  (527) Chicago, Illinois | December 15, 2013
Really cool spot that could have fit into any city. Only place that Iíve been in Texas that made me think this could survive and thrive in Chicago. The decor is awesome, high slanted ceilings and stain glass that makes you think of a church. Huge bar with lots of taps. More Texas focused here, with Jester King draft and bottles, only place in town with Live Oak. Had several bottles, Prairie stuff, even some bomb! hidden away even if they wonít give it to you. I wish I had eaten here over Common, every dish made my mouth water. Only had a brief staff but this is a must to come back to, and frankly the only spot in DFW thatís a must check out.
78
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
jmikolich  (112) North Ridgeville, Ohio | September 23, 2013
Stopped in on a Tuesday night, during the USMNT game, found the bar very busy and a private party occupying the left area.. managed to find a seat in the 9th minute, and was promptly served.. large amount of taps with good variety, though the sampler prices are way high, I ordered some nice pints had good service from the bar tender, no issue with noise. the stained glass windows in the dining room are a nice touch, nice upscale neighborhood with little to NO parking, I ended up parking 2 blocks away in an apartment complex as there was no street parking, most guests were dressed in ties FYI
76
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 4/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
t0rin0  (1516) Do Not Resuscitate, California | September 20, 2013
Visited February 2012.

Fucken a, my whole rating was deleted because I clicked submit without putting a score in. Iíll re-write this later. Food is weird for the sake of weird. Not enjoyable, even after trying three different small plates. Trying too hard to be artsy. The beer list on the other hand was pretty good and sitting outside on the patio up against the wall was enjoyable, even with the flies. Prices were high, service was good, and the place is enjoyable all around.
92
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
PRBeer  (518) Parsippany, New Jersey | July 23, 2013
This was a must visit on my recent Texas craft beer trip. Iíve been wanting to check this place out since numerous previous visits to lesser DFW area places came up short. Let me be clear...the Moth did not come up short...it definitely did not disappoint. I actually planned my nights hotel less than a mile away...so that when my wife told me she was too tired to go to a beer bar after a great dinner at Wolfgang Puckís in the Reunion Tower (as I suspected she would)...I was able to drop her off at the hotel and sneak over here for an hour before closing time (LOL!). So...and as the other reviewers have said...love the ambiance...love the stained glass windows...great staff...and very enjoyable...mixed...eclectic crowd. The conversations were almost as good as the beers...which were exceptional. This is a destination beer bar...go out of your way to visit it.
86
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0  (142) Denver, Colorado | July 15, 2013
Modern, low-lit, and spacious place in the Design District in Dallas. Really dig the stained glass artwork inside. Service was great and they have a Cicerone on staff, who helped us the entire night. Food was pretty good, although, I didnít get to venture through the menu much. Selection is great for Texas taps and regional offerings, but the prices can be very expensive, especially the flights. I had fun here and its a great place to hang with your friends or have a date night. Definitely worth a stop if you are in Dallas.
76
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Shep133  (27) St. Louis, Missouri | December 26, 2012
It was very busy for dinner and the bar area was packed but I didnít wait too long before I got a seat. Food is phenomenal! Get some. The beer selection pretty good for Dallas but had a lot of common foreign taps on when I was there. This might be because they are owned by Flying Saucer. They also have a pretty good selection of bottles. Bartenders were very busy but were ready to give suggestions. Not sure why they have valet parking when there is parking all over the place.
96
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
Tim Webb  (373) Bristol, England | October 16, 2012
On a whistlestop tour of some of the finest pub-restaurants in the US, this was the best. A large room that is divided cleverly to include some discrete areas. It aspires to and delivers standards that treat beer drinkers with huge respect. It is assumed they will want to eat unashamedly well and that they will want to try the whole gamut of beer types, from cask-conditioned to mixed spice, not just the potent, the pungent and the psychotic. Alternatively, for visitors from the UK, it really is rather splendid.
88
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 19/20
msante79  (342) Mount Prospect, Illinois | July 8, 2012
Stopped in with a good sized group for some dinner. Cool building with street parking. Long wall of taps with the names written chalk above the handles which was kink of cool. Nice selection with a wide variety of styles and regional offerings available. we went with about 15 different small plates and all were great. Highlights were the bacon lollipops and shrimp and grits. Probably one the top ten meals I have ever hap, and easily the best I have had at a place listed on ratebeer.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
jackl  (653) Minneapolis, Minnesota | June 8, 2012
Visited for lunch on a lazy Friday afternoon. The Meddlesome Moth is quite smart looking, itís certainly not your average dive. The ambience is quite relaxed, despite the slightly upscale surroundings. The tap selection was pretty good, about 30 taps. Despite the large selection, I would have preferred to see a few more local Texas offerings. The bottle list wasnít particularly interesting, well appointed bit lacking in "unobtainium". Of course, this could be due to Texas less-than-relaxed beer distribution. The service was very good. The bar staff were happy to provide sample pours, and I was even given unsolicited samples from the bartender one he realized my interest in beer. The food was very good, and not bad value. Overall, a pretty nice place!

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