About Stephan Pyles

1807 Ross Suite 200
Dallas, TX 75201
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The Flagship Restaurant of Celebrity Chef Stephan Pyles, pioneer of New American Cuisine and founding Father of Southwestern Cuisine. This architecturally significant restaurant serves Pyles' newest style of cooking, New Millennium Southwestern, with emphasis on cultures that are related to Spain - The Latin New World, The Mediterranean and Arabia.

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Southwest, Latin / Spanish

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm: Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
St. Paul

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(214) 580-7000

Website:
http://www.stephanpyles.com/

Parking Details:
Street parking is also available.

Public Transit:
Trolley

Executive Chef:
J. Chastain

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Stephan Pyles Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

special occasion (73)
fit for foodies (69)
romantic (55)
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good for groups (37)
great for lunch (34)
notable wine list (30)
hot spot (23)
neighborhood gem (21)
vibrant bar scene (13)
late-night find (9)
great for brunch (7)
great for outdoor dining (4)
scenic view (1)
kid-friendly (1)
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food5
ambience5
service5

Great restaurant that is closing as he o ...

vip
Dined 6 days ago

Great restaurant that is closing as he opens a new one down the street. We wanted to go one last time.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Excellent experience!

Dined 6 days ago

So glad we could experience this Stephen Pyles venue on it's last week before closing down. Wonderful food and service!

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
food2
ambience4
service5
value2

Outstanding service

Dined on April 23, 2016

The service was really perfect! The place is very nice, we liked the design. We were expecting something very special from this place because everyone is talking about this restaurant like one of the best in Dallas. Unfortunately the food was good and correct, but not special. We thought it would be modern and innovative cuisine, but we didn't have any surprise in the plate. The global impression is ok.

Tags: good for groups, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Something special

Dined on April 17, 2016

Wonderful evening and wonderful meal at Stephan Pyles. Attentive, yet not intrusive service. Lovely, low-light interior. Very warm and romantic. Delicious, lovingly prepared cuisine. Can't wait to return.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service3

I'm so torn over this restaurant. The fo ...

Dined on April 15, 2016

I'm so torn over this restaurant. The food was wonderful. No doubt. But everything took FOREVER to happen. A two hour meal like this is totally understandable. But this took well over THREE hours and we only had a few oysters, a salad and a steak. It's not like we were in a hurry, but I also didn't want to spend the whole night there. Again, the food was fantastic. But the painfully slow service really made me question whether or not I'd go back.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Ceviche experience

Dined on April 15, 2016

Met friends at restaurant. Ordered the Ceviche sampler as appetizer and was delicious. The entrees were great, also. Recommend highly as a great dining experience.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food2
ambience3
service2
value2

This restaurant is a disappointment.

Dined on April 15, 2016

Not living in Dallas, I am not a frequent patron of this restraint, but since it has had such good reviews, I have tried it three times in the last few years and each experience has been more underwhelming than the last. The latest entre was red snapper that was almost inedible. This is a fish that in belter restaurants is seldom served fried, but Mr. Pyles did so anyway. It was dry and greasy at the same time, if that is possible. It was accompanied with a garnish of some type of pumpkin puree and a mustard sauce, but it simply couldn’t rescue the terrible fish presentation. I debated sending it back, and should have. I did have the lobster ceviche, which was quite good as well as an excellent chocolate cake desert. Service was mediocre, with a waiter filling our mineral water glasses with tap water from a pitcher so quickly that we couldn’t tell him to stop. Bread was served initially but we had to ask twice for additional bread service. The wait staff is clearly not trained to be very attentive to diners. This was particularly inexcusable as the restaurant was not even half full at 7:30 pm on a Thursday. All in all, this is a place that appears to be living on its past reputations, and in Dallas there are a lot better options.

food4
ambience5
service4
value4

Orders not available

vip
Dined on April 7, 2016

Two couples went for a special birthday dinner this past Wednesday evening to Stephen Pyles where we had had memorable dinners previously. On the menu was a great red snapper entre whichever had previously had. All four of us decided to order it. About 15 minutes later we were informed that they had but two servings left and two of us switched our order to the delicious salmon. Another 15 minutes elapsed before they again informed us that none of the snapper was available! After the new orders were taken we finally got our entres which were delicious but quire tardy.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food3
ambience2
service1

Has really gone down hill.

vip
Dined on April 5, 2016

Has really gone down hill.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

MY FAVORITE ...

Dined on April 1, 2016

Mr. Victor Rojas, the GM, stays on top of things and Peter is an all star pro as a server. The food, the ambiance, and the service is outstanding. If you are thinking about eating there, hurry up. They are closing at the end of April because the lease has ended and Chef Pyles is opening a new place down the street. You owe it to yourself to eat here -- this the Chef Stephan Pyles' namesake -- the one and only. EAT THERE while you can.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great spot for business lunches

Dined on March 30, 2016

I hadn't been to Stephan Pyles before (other than Stampede 66) and thought it was super high end. I found the lunch menu to be very affordable even though the food was not some scaled down version of the dinner menu. I will definitely do more lunch meetings there and can't wait to see the new location.

Tags: great for lunch, hot spot
food3
ambience4
service4
value3

Special Dinner for My Son

vip
Dined on March 27, 2016

I took my youngest son here for a celebratory dinner while he was in town. He did enjoy himself but we are going to try another restaurant next time.

Tags: special occasion, hot spot
food5
ambience4
service5

Everything my group of 4 had was great, ...

vip
Dined on March 26, 2016

Everything my group of 4 had was great, all loved their salads, entrees . I had oysters, great, would go back but understand they are closing restaurant and opening a new venue.

food4
ambience4
service4
value3

Great Business Supper

vip
Dined on March 22, 2016

Food was great, service as well. Good place for a business meal.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

Waiter, Brandon and Sommelier were both ...

vip
Dined on March 22, 2016

Waiter, Brandon and Sommelier were both outstanding. Food is amazing and service is just as great. This restaurant is worthy of Michelin star consideration. A truly great restaurant.

food5
ambience4
service4

Great as always.

Dined on March 21, 2016

Great as always.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

The lunch was excellent. The dill fra ...

Dined on March 15, 2016

The lunch was excellent. The dill fraiche is to die for.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Very enjoyable

Dined on March 11, 2016

Our waitress was terrific. We told her we were going to the symphony and she kept that in mind. Our dinner was quickly paced. The food was delicious! We didn't have room to taste the desserts :(

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food3
ambience4
service2
value2

Lunch is always awesome with great menu ...

Dined on March 10, 2016

Lunch is always awesome with great menu and service. I was disappointed in the service for dinner and my lamb was a bit on the tough side. This is the first time I have been there for dinner.

Tags: good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

As always my favorite restaurant in Dall ...

Dined on March 5, 2016

As always my favorite restaurant in Dallas. Incredible attention to details, from food presentation to service. Sara made our night even more enjoyable with her natural hospitality and no rush service.

food3
ambience5
service4

Service was good. Parking easy. Cool int ...

vip
Dined on March 5, 2016

Service was good. Parking easy. Cool interior. Food was ok. Food on silverware. Wine was bad had to switch it out. Went light on the pours. Was average. Too pricey for what it's worth.

food1
ambience2
service1

A new level of awful. Cocktails were goo ...

Dined on February 28, 2016

A new level of awful. Cocktails were good but then it went down hill from there. 3 of our five entre's arrived cold. Then, while cooked medium rare, the $58 rib eye was so tough I could not cut it with a steak knife. Maitre d said he would remove the two cold dishes, instead only got a $45 credit which covered less than half. Server DISAPPEARED. This ordeal spread out for more than 3 1/2 hours. Awful, just AWFUL

food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Going to miss when it's gone!

Dined on February 25, 2016

The food and service were terrific as usual. I'm going to miss it when it's gone but I'm looking forward to the new venture. Thank goodness it'll still be within walking distance from my office.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for lunch
food4
ambience4
service3
value3

Solid

Dined on February 21, 2016

Beautiful ambiance. Great food. Not wonderful for gluten-free options. And in fact, WARNING: the bread service person who came out to our table kept insisting (I asked 3 times) that all the bread he was offering to me was gluten-free. NOT THE CASE! As I was so astounded by all the gluten-free options, I asked our server later and he said "No, we don't have any gluten-free bread. I'm glad you asked me." Stephan Pyles, please train ALL of your staff!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5

Service was awesome. Food always good

Dined on February 21, 2016

Service was awesome. Food always good

food2
ambience5
service5
value2

My husband's steak was very tough and not chewable

Dined on February 16, 2016

My husband's states was very thigh and not chewable.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, hot spot
food1
ambience3
service1
value1

TERRIBLE EVERYTHING!

Dined on February 15, 2016

We asked for a booth table. She said they were all booked. Well I had reservations for over a month and my wife is pregnant yet we couldn't get a booth. So my pregnant wife was seated at a table that had a bench (note to staff- you should accommodate people who are pregnant, esp when its valentines). Then we sit there for about 10 minutes before anyone comes by to give us water, as a matter of fact the owner actually came by before the waiter, but he didn't bring water or even offer to have someone get us water. So our waiter finally shows up and does in fact apologize so no big deal. Now when it's time to order my wife had a couple of questions about the menu but our waiter had no idea how to answer, instead he nervously read back the same info that was already on the menu (Train your staff!). First course comes and the shrimp bisque is just terrible, so bad that only two spoons were consumed, my wife had a spoon and then I tried it. The waiter comes to clear the table and doesn't even mention or ask why the bowl of shrimp bisque was completely full. Instead he just takes the full bowl of soup and pretends everything is ok. Next course comes out and we ask the food runner to take our picture. He nodded his head and literally ran the other direction. Kind of rude no? So then the main course comes out, low and behold they've messed up again- my wife's steak was cooked MR when she ordered it MW. So the waiter comes and takes the plate... now how is it that on Valentines Day I am sitting with a plate in front of me yet my wife doesnt have a plate in front of her?! So I let my food get cold so that we could eat together. Mind you if I'm paying $100 per person I expect the chef to know how to cook a steak to the temperate that was requested. The manager brings the steak back to the table and doesn't even apologize. At this point I'm done. Give me the dessert and the check. I wrote "TERRIBLE" on a comment card & left my number. Of course no follow up.

food4
ambience4
service5

It was an amazing night!

Dined on February 14, 2016

It was an amazing night!

food3
ambience5
service4

Not great just so so

Dined on February 14, 2016

Not great just so so

food5
ambience5
service5

Stephen has consistently provided a wond ...

vip
Dined on February 14, 2016

Stephen has consistently provided a wonderful dining experience. The food and service are consistently excellent . Please visit before Stephen closes this restaurant on April 30.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Never fails.

Dined on February 14, 2016

Always consistently great. It was a Valentines dinner for my wife and I. The tamale tart appetizer started the evening off with a unique flavor followed by two great entrees. And the donut and crème brulee dessert topped off the evening. Chef Stephan came by and greeted us. It was a perfect evening.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food3
ambience4
service3
value1

Nice, but overpriced.

Dined on February 9, 2016

The food was fine, but it was fussy, expensive, and not especially memorable. The service was solid.

food1
ambience1
service1

Horrible service and food sums it up. Th ...

vip
Dined on February 7, 2016

Horrible service and food sums it up. This was my first Stephen pyles restaurant experience and I was trying it because my boyfriend generally likes it. It started out with an 8:45PM reservation that we didn't get seated til 9:50PM. I do believe this is because they were serving a large party and trying to have a full dinner service in the front room, bad decision. We get to the table, no salt and pepper, which shows Mr. Pyles feels his food is perfectly seasoned which is very untrue. We started with salads and they didn't make me aware of the 3 dressings they put on mine at the table, 1 of which was very hot and if given the option before hand I would have said no thank you. My boyfriends salad was just ok. He ordered the ribeye which came out less than medium rare piled on top of baked beans smothered all over the plate and stacked so high full of fried onions it it was not in any way "pretty," and had no spices on it what so ever. I ordered potato gnocchi which came out with no sauce and was more like baked mash potatoes wrapped in pasta noodles with again no flavor. The carrots in the veggies that came on the side were excellent though. Even after letting the waitress know it was bad and having her take it back she cleared the plates and no one ever came by and asked us how our dinner was. She did say they would take his steak off, but of course they didn't. We don't expect anything free, but we do expect a decent dining experience and a restaurant with a kitchen staff who cares what they are putting out. Especially when you are really paying for a great dining experience and food.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great place

Dined on February 7, 2016

Really enjoyed the different seafood dishes and appetizers. Even wine by the glass was very good. Entree for my wife was great as was my steak.

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Lovely experience from every aspect!

Dined on February 7, 2016

From the intimate and eclectic ambiance of the exciting decor, to the attentive and genuinely like able waitstaff this was a hit! The food was as beautifully presented as it was prepared. Every course was unique and delicious. Thank you for the perfect dining experience for our special celebration. We will certainly be back again.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience4
service4

Great for the business lunch. Make sure ...

Dined on February 4, 2016

Great for the business lunch. Make sure you order a bottle of wine. Great wine program.

food5
ambience4
service4
value5

sw

Dined on January 31, 2016

Branzino was fabulous. Really special. Servers were young and need a little more self assurance but at least service was with a smile. Beware if loud music is not your thing. Go if you want to experience the cooking of one of the best chefs in Texas- you will not be disappointed.

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

Stephen Still The Best

vip
Dined on January 24, 2016

My dinner with my wife and four of our best friends was, and as usual for a Pyles's restaurant, fabulous. Stephan has been on the cutting edge for over 30 years. The cocktails were unusual and excellent. Try the blood orange Sazerac. The wine list had some very good values. Some of us had bone in rib-eyes, all of which were perfectly cooked to order. I had the special Caesar Salad which was different and very good, as well as 1/2 dozen of the fresh oysters, interestingly coming with three sauces and an eyedropper full of hot sauce. My main course was the coriander kissed lamb. Some of the best I've tasted in Dallas. The place is not inexpensive, but for some of the best prepared and presented food in Big D, well worth every penny. Our waitress was knowledgeable, well trained, and unobtrusive. Stephan came by our table and chatted about his upcoming restaurant on Flora. Go now before this gem closes in a few months. Cannot wait for Stephan's new place which understand will be smaller and more intimate. months.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

Delicious

Dined on January 20, 2016

I've been for lunch twice. The first time I had Stephan’s Original Caesar with Jalapeño-Polenta Croutons, which was very tasty. The second time I had "The Melt" (Short Rib Ropas Viejas, Caramelized Onion, Roasted Peppers, Muenster Cheese, Chile Mustard, Balsamic Jus, Anaheim Chile Bread) with fried onion strings. I haven't been able to stop thinking about that lunch all week, it was so yummy. Highly recommend.

Tags: great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

impressive ...

Dined on January 20, 2016

Peter always provides the best of professional, friendly, knowledgeable, attentive service. The food was prepared perfectly. The ambiance is GREAT!

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list

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