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Meddlesome Moth

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Meddlesome MothMeddlesome Moth
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

33 Reviews
Reviews: 33
Visits: 87
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: n/a
Taps: 42
Bottles: 120
Cask: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

1621 Oak Lawn Ave
Dallas, Texas, 75207-3401
United States
phone: (214) 628-7900

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @mothdallas

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Reviews: 33 | Visits: 87
Reviews by HardTarget:
Photo of HardTarget
3.95/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Atmosphere: A nice upscale place, low light, able to have a conversation, crowd seems a bit yuppy Dallasite, not a hippy hangout by any means.

Service: Friendly, professional, but a little lacking in beer knowledge. I've been twice and both times the servers didn't really know much about beer, once bringing me the wrong beer.

Selection: A good, but not great selection. Maybe I've become a little jaded, but I expected to see some more local representation. They did have some Live Oak Hefe, which is always nice.

Food: This is where they shine. Bacon Lollipops were decedent.

Value: Pricey, but worth it. Small plates mean you can get out with a reasonable bill.

Overall: I try to visit whenever in town. (714 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Persdawg
5/5  rDev +17.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Go here. You can't lose. (25 characters)

Photo of ruzzal
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of spoony
4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

V-The Moth is a upper scale restaurant with a nice, long bar up front and about 35 taps sitting behind that nice, long bar. I visited for dinner on a Wednesday around 8 pm and the place was slammed, so be prepared for people if you go. The Moth tries hard to be hip with tattooed servers and people milling about. It mostly works and isn't offensive, but this place is not mellow.

Q-The beers on tap were all craft and mostly American with lots of Texas influence. The selection was pretty solid for a restaurant with higher end food.

Ser-Service during the heat of the dinner rush was pretty good: reasonably prompt, food timed well, etc. The beers were poured into beer-specific glasses and the pours were pretty close to correct (I could have used a little more head on my hefe than the half finger that I got).

Sel-For a higher end restaurant, the tap list is great. I didn't notice a bottle list, but with 30-plus taps you can probably find something you want. It is Dallas and it was mid-June when I dropped in, so the beers understandably skewed to towards lighter options, but there were a few darker beers offer too.

F-My beet salad was good, but a little overdressed. The lamb skewers with yogurt and chickpeas, however, were dy-no-mite. The other food around me looked good too.

O-The Moth is a nice spot for good food and good beer. It may be a little hectic for some, but I would come back for the lamb and more food anytime. (1,446 characters)

Photo of rgdgerard
4.63/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

One of the best places in big D to have quality beers, and the food is far better than most other locales (105 characters)

Photo of nickfl
4.57/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Very cool place. My wife described it as having a "yuppster" vibe, too fancy for true hipsters but very obvious with its over the top efforts to be cool. It's a bit much, but fun and very Dallas. The food looked promising, though we didn't eat. The beer was well kept and the staff seemed very legitimately knowledgeable. The draft selection was very good and the bottle selection is approaching epic, though you apparently have to know to ask for certain things that aren't advertised on the menu. I'd put this on the must do for any hardened beer geek visiting Dallas. (576 characters)

Photo of LittleDon
4.4/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

A trendy place that balances both the tap selection and food. Was there on a Tuesday at about 6. No wait for a table, but the place filled up soon after. Make reservations! High quality tap list with about 40 items. Not enough locals (2 or 3) and too much Dog Fish Head (at least 10), but good stuff, none the less. The food was superb.Small dishes, all very well prepared. I was with three others and we shared the mushrooms, Brussels sprouts, mussels Diablo, and meat board. The sprouts, with its tasty bits of caramelized pancetta and the mussels with plenty of garlic, spicy broth were the standouts. Service could have been a bit speedier, but not that big a deal. Very little parking, plan on valet. Would I return? For just the food, no. For just the beer, no. Having both, though makes it worth the trip. (813 characters)

Photo of st9647v3
4.73/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of casapy
3.88/5  rDev -9.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Good selection within the 40 taps. Plenty of bottled choices if the taps don't excite you. Friendly and knowledgable staff. Kind of loud but not overpowering. Great place to go when you're in Dallas. (200 characters)

Photo of darthvohn
4.68/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of Redrover
4.14/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

I was in Dallas for work and was able to stop by for an enjoyable customer dinner.
This is an attractive space. As you enter there is the hostess stand and then the bar is off to your left. The dining area and washrooms are off to the right.
I liked the stained glass Elvis, Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee Lewis. The ceilings are angular and of varying heights. There is also a patio which is always nice.

The waiter was friendly and knew the beer & food menus.

The beer list is large and varied by brewer and style. I had a great Gose and a really nice Pale Ale. Beer was served in the correct glassware.

The food was very good. We enjoyed a lamb appetizer, some good salads and entrees. Dessert was an awesome Blueberry Crumble with Ice-cream.

It was crowded and had a nice buzz. You will have to speak pretty loud as the music is played a pretty high volume.

This is new favorite place in Dallas. (920 characters)

Photo of Techichi
4.51/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of HaremScarem
4.51/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of ChicagoNick
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of beerforpresident
4.56/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Photo of charrel
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of WholeLottaTricks
5/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of timlyon
4.36/5  rDev +2.1%

Photo of ianw87
5/5  rDev +17.1%

Must visit if you are in Dallas. Amazing food, great beer selection. (69 characters)

Photo of djuras
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.13/5  rDev -3.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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4.68/5  rDev +9.6%

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Meddlesome Moth in Dallas, TX
94 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.