About Restaurant506 at The Sanford House

506 N. Center St
Arlington, TX 76011
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The Sanford House Inn & Spa is the location of restaurant506. Contemporary dining fare is presented in an exquisite atmosphere. The menu is "Inspired American" cuisine and features dishes made with only the freshest ingredients and are hand-prepared by our culinary team led by Executive Chef John Klein.

The menu changes seasonally and includes a delicious variety of the finest meat, seafood, fish, game, and poultry with fresh wholesome vegetables nestled in lively sauces. Classical methods of cooking are combined with healthy food preparation to create new taste impressions.

Join us for a drink in the Van Gogh Lounge which is also located inside the Manor House of the hotel. It is a perfect spot to savor our classic cocktails prior to dining or simply to meet friends and sample some delicious appetizers. Whether you stay at our Inn as a guest, or come for a meal, you will immerse your senses in a luxurious memory.

Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Continental

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Wednesday - Friday 11:00am - 2:00pm
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday 11:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Thursday - Saturday 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Closed Monday and Tuesday

Cross Street:
Sanford St

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(817) 861-2129

Website:
http://www.restaurant506.com/

Entertainment:
Located in Downtown Arlington, The Sanford House is steps away from both Cowboys and Rangers Stadiums. If you need any help planning your tailgate party, please let us know! We can create custom packages that include transportation for you and your friends on the day of the big game!

We are also just down the street from popular Arlington destinations such as Arlington Music Hall, the Levitt Pavilion, Theatre Arlington and the Arlington Art Museum. We can offer special dining times for you if you are looking to attend a concert or a show at any of these great venues.

Parking Details:
There is parking available on site at The Sanford House. However, if our lot becomes full, there is additional parking available at our Spa & Salon across the street.

For events with over 75 guests, we can arrange for valet parking.

Executive Chef:
John Klein

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
The Sanford House Inn & Spa has several options for any events that you may be planning. Our experienced Event Coordinator can help you with any special details that you need and our Culinary Team is exceptional at developing custom menus that are sure to be a hit with your guests.

Promotions

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Details
Enjoy Mother's Day with friends and family in the casual elegance of restaurant506. We will be serving a special prix fixe menu - $49.95++ per adult and $15++ per child.
1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1000 point tables

Details
Wed - Thu 5:30PM - 9:00PM

Private Dining

The Sanford House Inn & Spa has four indoor rooms available for private parties up to 50 people and a large outdoor Courtyard for parties up to 200 people.

Restaurant506 at The Sanford House Ratings and Reviews

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100% would recommend it to a friend

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Only one complaint

Dined 3 days ago

Great dining experience. The only complaint is that they were all out of pickles. A burger without pickles wasn't as much fun. But, food was great. Waitstaff & atmosphere were amazing. Will definitely go back.

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Wonderful brunch

Dined on April 24, 2016

We sat on the porch on a beautiful Sunday morning and enjoyed the most delicious brunch. The biscuits and andouille sausage gravy were out of-this-world flavorful. We also savored the chicken and waffles and bagel and salmon. Fabulous meal, fabulous ambiance, and prices are right in line for the quality of the food.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service5

The service was impeccable and the food ...

vip
Dined on April 16, 2016

The service was impeccable and the food was extraordinary. I had a chicken dish prepared with thinly sliced plums that was beyond fresh tasting. Do not miss the chocolate melting dessert

food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Hidden Gem

Dined on April 8, 2016

Ate lunch here with five of my co-workers. We really did not know what to expect, but we were pleasantly surprised to discover a great new place to eat lunch, especially with clients. The food was superb, the service was exceptional, and the ambiance was amazing! Would highly recommend this restaurant!

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience4
service4

Upon our arrival, my wife and I were gre ...

Dined on March 20, 2016

Upon our arrival, my wife and I were greeted by the hostess, who acknowledged our 24th anniversary. The atmosphere is quaint and friendly people. This was our second visit in the last month and I can truly say the food is consistently good. The crabcakes/new potatoes and burger are excellent.

food4
ambience3
service3
value3

I go there regularly with friends and lo ...

Dined on March 20, 2016

I go there regularly with friends and love the atmosphere. Wish they would change the menu every couple of months. Everything I tried was good. I recommend it.

Tags: great for brunch
food5
ambience5
service5

We had a 7:15 reservation, we arrived a ...

Dined on March 19, 2016

We had a 7:15 reservation, we arrived a little early and we're seated immediately. Our server Michelle was great, she was very knowledgeable about the menu and also informed us of the off menu offers. I had the surf and turf and my wife had the salmon both were good. The ambience in the room was very conducive for a romantic dinner. We throughly enjoyed ourselves and we will be back.

food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Very good service and food,noise level h ...

Dined on March 13, 2016

Very good service and food,noise level high due to a large party of 10. Would highly recommend for brunch,

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

ALWAYS a great experience at Restaurant506

vip
Dined on March 12, 2016

I've been going to Restaurant506 at Sanford House for nearly two years, at least a couple times a month. Never been disappointed. Upscale but relaxed ambiance, great staff, friendly smiles, and - above all - GREAT FOOD! I've been there for Brunch and Dinner; they provide distinct but equally pleasant experiences. Brunch value is amazing - you can't get food and service of this quality at this price anywhere else.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Enchanting

Dined on March 11, 2016

I took a close friend of mine on her Birthday and we were just amazed. We have never been to such an elegant place before so we felt so special. At first, it seemed to be to good to be true and thought the food might be the deal breaker but I was so wrong. The food, service and atmosphere was on key. I plan on returning for those special occasions in my life and hope to share those special moments with the special people in my life!

Tags: romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Exellent Brunch!

Dined on March 6, 2016

We had a reservation at 11am for Brunch for 2 on a recent Sunday. No wait for the table and the server was not far behind. The brunch menu is not huge, but the items we tried (Crab Cakes Benedict and Steak & Eggs) were both excellent. The prices are good for such a lovely setting and such excellent, attentive (but not "hovering") service. This is NOT a buffet, which made it all the nicer. We lingered and did not feel rushed. It was quiet enough for pleasant conversation, but that may have had to do with the fact that the room we were in seemed to be all adult couples, with no small children. The breakfast cocktails are not cheap, but they are excellent, making it easy to overspend on them, especially if one member if your party is a designated driver. There are not any menu items that I would classify as "healthy" but they will definitely adjust menu items (sauce omitted, or on the side, no butter, etc) upon request. This is a brunch where adults can go to pamper themselves.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

Date day success!

Dined on February 27, 2016

I had a wonderful first time experience at restaurant506! Everything was impeccable and bottomless mimosas cannot be beat.

Tags: great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Wish we would have gone there sooner!

Dined on February 27, 2016

We had some friend who are also foodies who told us about 506 a while ago. We finally made the trip and are already planning our return trip! I could not begin to say enough good things about our most amazing server, James. He literally anticipated our every need and was prompt with our drinks and food. After we finished our dinner he offered a tour of the wonderful surroundings. I promise he sold us on the place and we are already planning a trip for our anniversary even if we only live fifteen minutes away!!!! Now let me tell you the food was hands down the best I have had since moving back to Texas! The chef came to the table and met us and explained how he did things without seeming too fancy pants....but that food was majorly fancy pants! The prices were amazing for what we had(hellloooo short rib heaven!) and the drinks were yummy too! We will be back soon and James better be there waiting!!! Thank y'all for our new favorite place!

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

We Love it.

Dined on February 26, 2016

My wife and i had a great time. love the food and the service was very good also.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, scenic view
food3
ambience3
service3

Brunch is nothing to write home about re ...

vip
Dined on February 20, 2016

Brunch is nothing to write home about relative to their dinner.

food5
ambience4
service4
value5

Hidden gem

Dined on February 18, 2016

This was my second visit. Celebrated my husband's birthday for the second year in a row here. Last year we had dinner and breakfast, this year was lunch. We enjoyed it very much! The food was awesome! We may just make this his birthday spot every year!

Tags: great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great Valentines Day Dinner

Dined on February 15, 2016

Me and my girlfriend made a reservation for Valentines day at 08:00. We arrived at 07:50 and they said our table would be ready soon and asked if we would like to go to the lounge for a drink while we waited. We of course went and had two strong gin and tonics and complimentary fancy cheese and crackers while we waited. We were sat at a lovely two top table by a beautiful fireplace at 08:00. Our waiter, who was perfect, brought us something "to open our palate" which was delicious. He then took our order. Everything was timed perfectly and cooked to perfection. Would, and have, recommend to any of my friends. Will be returning to try their full menu very soon.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Excellent......as usual

Dined on February 15, 2016

We have been to the 506 a number of times and it is always good. The Valentine's Day meal was amazing.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food4
ambience4
service4

Our Valentines Brunch was Fabulous!!!

vip
Dined on February 14, 2016

Our Valentines Brunch was Fabulous!!!

food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Great

Dined on February 13, 2016

I took my gf here for Valentines and was not disappointed. Great food and excellent service.

Tags: romantic
food5
ambience5
service5

Perfect for a quiet romantic evening. G ...

Dined on February 12, 2016

Perfect for a quiet romantic evening. Great atmosphere with a beautiful courtyard to enjoy after dinner.

food4
ambience5
service5
value4

A great place to lunch with friends.

Dined on February 10, 2016

Service is very good. Presentation and taste of food is impressive. I have eaten there 10-12 times and never been disappointed.

Tags: great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great Anniversary Dinner

Dined on February 4, 2016

We celebrated our 48th wedding anniversary. The total experience was top-notch. The drinks were perfect; the appetizers were delicious; the main courses to die for! We had crab cakes and seared scallops for appetizers; rack of lamb and beef tenderloin with grilled shrimp for the main course. Cheese cake for dessert served with two flutes of "comp" champagne. All was just so enjoyable. We WILL be back!!!!

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

Elegantly casual. Great service and food ...

Dined on January 31, 2016

Elegantly casual. Great service and food. I dine here often. My go to place to treat someone.

food3
ambience5
service5
value3

Need to change menu tired of the same t ...

Dined on January 21, 2016

Need to change menu tired of the same thing over and over. Want go back till they change things .

Tags: special occasion
food3
ambience5
service5
value4

Food

Dined on January 17, 2016

Salad was fresh and bread pudding was outstanding . The meat was unremarkable and food can use improvement to keep up with the price.

Tags: special occasion
food1
ambience4
service5
value2

Not as expected

Dined on January 13, 2016

Surprised to receive this request when I had already contacted Sanford House about our experience for lunch and received their reply.

Tags: special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Got to rate as one of the more romantic restaurant

Dined on January 9, 2016

Want a romantic restaurant? This is it. Quiet, great food, reasonable prices and very good wait-staff. Top selection for a nice quiet conversation and good food.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

zoe

vip
Dined on January 2, 2016

outstanding in central Arlington. 50 characters minimum is foolish

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

Dinner on a Thursday

Dined on December 11, 2015

Spicy Shrimp-pasta special, too much food but I ate it all! The wine list was good, with some inexpensive but good bottles and some high end Cabs. Crab cake appetizer was light and crispy. No room for dessert this time. Park across the street, trying to get into the spaces by the dinning room was tough.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

Loved it!

Dined on December 6, 2015

We came in for brunch after church and had a fabulous time! The service was quick, but not rushed. I had the migas, which were amazing! Just enough zing to keep you going back for more. Our group shared the peaches and cream french toast, which was the perfect amount of sweet! Overall, this was an excellent experience and we will most certainly return.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

Incredible...as always!

Dined on December 5, 2015

We love this place. Brunch, lunch, dinner...always great. Only complaint on this trip was that the steak was tough, but it never has been before. They also have my favorite dessert..EVER! Chocolate deconstruction. A hollow ball of chocolate with ice cream and berries inside. At the table they will pour boiling hot caramel over the top. It makes this beautiful hole in the top with the melting continuing until you have a plate full of melted yuminess!! If no one is looking I'm tempted to lick the plate. The waitstaff is great. Always helpful.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

November, 2015

Dined on November 7, 2015

Excellent Dinner! Try the crab cakes appetizer or tuna tacos. Yum! Followed by Salmon pasta or special of the night that included prime rib, lobster and scallops...Very Good! Excellent wine and drinks! The chocolate destruction or bread pudding will satisfy your sweet tooth for dessert. Chef John even greeted us at our table at the end! Great place in Arlington near the Rangers/Cowboys Stadiums. Very nice local place. If I lived in FW or Big D, it would be worth the drive. Very accommodating staff. Took a tour of the rooms in the Sanford House. Wow! My wife and I are spending the night next time!

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service5

506 is Excellent

Dined on November 7, 2015

Restaurant506 at the Sanford House is a hidden gem in Arlington. The food is excellent with a wide range of dinner choices. Service was not rushed which makes for an enjoyable evening. Our visit around 7 PM on a Friday was surprisingly not busy,but it was raining which may have been the reason. The dining area is well apointed and quiet with the tables well seperated adding to the upscale experience.

Tags: special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

Fantastic Find!

Dined on November 1, 2015

My aunt and uncle recently moved to Texas and live in Mansfield. I live in Dallas so wanted to find someplace in between to meet for brunch. I searched for places in Arlington which served Brunch and Restaurant506 was one of the places listed. I looked at reviews and every source had a rating of 4.5 out of 5 or higher, even those with hundreds of reviews. We decided to give it a try and we were not disappointed. My aunt and uncle told me that I could pick the place every time and I said why not here next week.

Tags: great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience5
service5

This was the first time to eat there, an ...

Dined on November 1, 2015

This was the first time to eat there, and we chose Brunch. Everything was great and we definitely plan on dining there again. We chose the crab cakes with poached eggs and the chicken and waffles. Very tasty indeed. This was our anniversary, so the restaurant treated us to complimentary champagne as well.

food5
ambience4
service5

Nice & Quaint!

vip
Dined on October 31, 2015

My wife and I found this restaurant to be excellent. The brunch menu had a good selection to choose from and prices were very reasonable. Our waiter was extremely courteous, professional and prompt. Our food was not only great tasting but arrived hot and fresh. When in the area next time, I will certainly visit again.

Tags: great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service4

Nice surprise

vip
Dined on October 22, 2015

I was looking for something close to a customer and found this gem. I'll be back again to take advantage of the dinner menu. They have gluten-free items too - which is awesome !

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch
food5
ambience4
service5

large group of 10 right beside our table for 2

vip
Dined on October 18, 2015

we requested and received a window table for 2. unfortunately we were extremely close to a large table of 10 plus a very young baby. we would have preferred to go to another dining space in another room. multiple conversation going on at once. we were unable to hear each other at our table.

Tags: great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5

A find in Arlingon?

vip
Dined on October 11, 2015

Boy, were we surprised. We had a commitment in Arlington and looked around for a restaurant on the web. Boy, did we hit a home run! We are looking for an occasion to come back for the weekend for a "staycation" at in one if the suites upstairs and enjoy the garden and other attractions.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem

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