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Taps: 20 / Bottles: 20
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 2 | Reviews: 2
Reviews by thirdeye11:
3.63/5 rDev -7.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3 | $$
Zymology is the first place I know of in Dallas that is trying to mix beer and wine into a singular location. When I went they were in their second week of being open, and the owner was our bartender as well. Extremely friendly, personable, and never was overbearing.
Monday nights they have $3 pints, but the "pints" are most likely 14oz as I don't think they were true pint glasses. They were poured well, but I was disappointed that Maredsous 8 wasn't on the $3 list! Also they did not have the Affligem Blonde as advertised which is what I was most looking forward to. I love that beer, and can't get it many places.
Aside from that the draft and bottle selection were good (about 20 of each) but I noticed a LOT of overlap between the two. Sierra Nevada Pale in both bottle and draft (why when your storage is so limited?) and plenty of other duplicates between bottle and draft. If they had 20 different drafts from their bottles I think their selection would have moved up to at least a 4.0.
Since it was pint night at $3 the prices were reasonable.
The food itself obviously has some kinks to be worked out. My wife got a pizza which was good, but no parmesan cheese or red pepper flakes? Come on seriously. I had a "mini sandwiches" plate with 3 different sandwiches, but the only one I really liked was the prosciutto. The mac and cheese though was awesome! Aside from the mac and cheese the food was not all that special, and I probably wouldn't go out of my way to eat here again.
Atmosphere was good. Brand new place so it's squeaky clean, and completely remodeled from whatever it was before. For a Greenville Avenue place it's one of the nicest in terms of atmosphere by far. Very classy and tastefully done.
I'd go back, but I'd really like to see some more selection differentiation between bottle and draft. Oh and the price of Chimay Blue at $12 (12oz), and the Lambic's at $15 (12oz) has GOT to come down. Chimay is regularly sold for $8-10 and the Lambics are generally $10 elsewhere. I do wish this place luck though because the concept is neat.
02-25-2009 18:39:01 | More by thirdeye11
More User Reviews:
4.2/5 rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
This place is new and it shows, in good and bad ways.
The beer selection is reasonable and contains good representation for most of the broadest categories of brew, but not deep in any particular way.
The wine list also has enough options to satisfy most palates, without anything particularly hard to find.
(See the beer and wine menu here: http://www.zymologydallas.com/images/FMBack.jpg )
The food, on the other hand, is excellent. The menu's relatively small, but experimental and impressive. The appetizer, pizza, and sandwich categories are the largest, but the items in the entrée and dessert section are all noteworthy.
The buttermilk roasted chicken is simply amazing, although the serving of cheese grits I had weren't prepared by an expert. Since the chef was minding the dining area that evening and I've never before been disappointed with his work, I expect that may have had to do with the kitchen staff still being inexperienced - grits aren't something everyone's prepared before. The ginger applesauce with the ribs is simply amazing
There are a respectable range of gourmet topping options for the pizzas and all the appetizers I've tried have been delicious. It's nice, for instance, to have some properly fried green tomatoes and the blue fries are addictive.
My experience with the desserts have also been quite good. The banana tres leches cake surprised me (not a tres leches fan) and the creme brulés are deliciously subtle.
(See the food menu here: http://www.zymologydallas.com/images/FMFront.jpg )
The service is personal and personable, but not all the staff is equally experienced. Some aren't fully familiar with the drink menu yet and obviously not quite aficionados themselves. Others have informed and considered opinions on nearly every menu item, though; so I expect this will even out as everyone gets up to speed. Especially nice is the degree of approachability on the part of the owner and the chef. They seem to genuinely enjoy interacting with the patrons.
Also of note is their large rooftop patio. They do allow smoking up there but they don't serve food on the upper patio.
03-02-2009 23:49:28 | More by venotar
Zymology in Dallas, TX
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