Taps: 42 / Bottles: 120
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 41 | Reviews: 26 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by fragilehearted:
4.33/5 rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$$
I've been here only once before, and with DFH 120 on tap, it was high time I paid a second visit. Parking is "free" valet (which you obviously would tip, so not free), which I personally can't stand at all, but since it's hip/upscale, I understand. BF & I elected to instead use the plain ol' street parking just a little ways down. I expect there might not be as much of that convenience at a busier time, though, so keep that in mind.
The overall atmosphere/vibe is a great. Slightly upscale and trendy, but still quirky (loved the music) and not snobby. We were both wearing jeans and didn't feel uncomfortable, but it was for an early dinner rather than a night out, so just keep that in mind. Since it was early in the evening, bf and I got a huge comfy booth to ourselves. The clientele appeared to be foodies or beer nerds also wanting that "only served on tap in Texas" DFH 120.
Service was good but nothing extraordinary. Waitress wasn't able to answer a question about an ingredient on the menu, but she was more than happy to run back to the kitchen to check for us. I've had better luck at the bar the last time I was there - those people seem to know their stuff, which is great for a place like this.
Selection is lots and lots of beer. The bottle list is generally what you can get at your craft beer bottle shop (and with the markup, wasn't that interested); however, their taps are great. Love the chalkboard - after all, that tap list is always changing. They do rare/special tappings frequently and post about them on social media (Facebook/Twitter), so it's very helpful if you've got your eye out for something specific and special. The taps are reasonably priced for what you're getting (my DFH 120 was $6 for the glass - again, remember, this is a nice place). No crap beer at this place.
The food is well...I felt like I was eating from menus from Top Chef. It is upscale, no doubt about it. I liked the small plates for sharing, definitely helpful for big groups. The food is in the "a bit pricey" (a bit, not overly) area for what you get. It's fancy food, but the menu is overly complicated in my opinion if I can find several words and wonder "What the hell is that?" It's for foodies, and I'm not that. But the quality was great, I'll give them that. Got my bf to try tofu for crying out loud!
Overall, if you're in Dallas and you like beer, you should try this. However, not really going to be a regular hangout for me, since I don't live in the neighborhood. I'd consider it a special treat type of place.
01-02-2012 08:08:11 | More by fragilehearted
More User Reviews:
4.54/5 rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Visted Dallas for a conference and had a chance to check out the Moth on a Friday night. Parking: valet or do what we did and use the free lot a block away. Very cool exterior. We didn't have reservations, so there was a 1.5 hr wait for a table...good thing we like to eat at the bar ;-)
Took us about 15 min of hovering (enough time to check out the monster tap selection) to get prime seats at the bar. We were greeted quickly and drinks and food arrived promptly. Had the duck wings and steak tartare...very good! Beers were phenomenal...Prarie Bomb was a nice treat for a Michigander!
Prices were what I would expect for the selection, menu and atmosphere. Primarily a younger crowd. Good music. Gave a lower rating for service since it seemed like forever in between rounds, even though we were smack dab in the middle of the bar. Found our bartender (and fellow Beeradvocate member) quite knowledgeable about beer. Looking forward to my next trip to Dallas!
02-23-2014 23:07:24 | More by drbenderdo
4.24/5 rDev -3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5 | $$
A special treat. I took the time to study the menu(of beers) online before I got there. I always want to try something I haven't had before. The aged Scottish ales were on my radar and they did not disappoint. Remember Harviestoun.
Our party got "share" plates of food. I got to try different things and they were all good. I have been back and will be excited to return. Trying something new and different is exciting for this old timer.
I thought the wait staff were very knowledgeable about their beers and food. The gastropub itself was different. It was a crowded, busy evening my first time. The din was becoming unbearable for me and my wife. It may have been our seating location because the next time it didn't seem so loud.
01-24-2014 02:23:58 | More by Thankin_Hank
Meddlesome Moth in Dallas, TX
96 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.