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Meddlesome Moth

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Meddlesome MothMeddlesome Moth

34 Reviews
Reviews: 34
Visits: 90
Avg: 4.33
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

Place added by: SSW117 on 05-09-2010

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Reviews: 34 | Visits: 90
Reviews by shoky01:
Photo of shoky01
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Visited the Moth for the first time this weekend. It was recommended to us by almost every other place we hit in Dallas. It was relatively easy to find although there was a little construction near it. The free parking lot was a short walk away, would be nice to park close without valet but its nice joint so its understandable.

Walking in we felt a bit underdressed. For a bar/lounge place it was very upscale and trendy. We almost got a table but since we were only interested in the beer we sat at the bar. Very comfy stools btw. The 40 taps or so they had were all nicely arranged with chalk board above to write whatever was on that tap, guess they change them often enough.

We got there during a cellar fest, so they had afew rare and cellared beers either on tap or bottled. I had the Mikkeller Black Hole (red wine), which was really awesome. The beer selection in general was impressive, rivaling that of the Flying Saucer.

All in all i liked the place, but it was a bit pricey and we didnt even eat. Couldnt go there as often id go to the Saucer just for that reason. But for special occasions it would fit just fine.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Docrock
4.44/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Went on a Tuesday evening and while crowded was seated as soon as we arrived. 40 taps with a decent variety, nothing spectacular but not a single tap devoted to any BMC. Bottle list quite extensive with a good variety of locals and regional selections. It is obvious that there has been a cicerone involved here. Was told he longer is there but still "helps out occasionally". Staff is pretty knowledgeable and helpful. By farms favorite stop so far in the big D. Will return on my next trip. Food was upscale, self described GastorPub, but reasonably priced.

5 beer sampler- 5 oz each for $20.00 was a bit steep but they also freely provide1 oz tasters so overall well worth a stop if your in Dallas.

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Photo of gtermi
4.97/5  rDev +14.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Persdawg
5/5  rDev +15.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Go here. You can't lose.

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Photo of ruzzal
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of spoony
4.19/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

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Photo of rgdgerard
4.63/5  rDev +6.9%
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

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Photo of nickfl
4.57/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

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Photo of LittleDon
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

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Photo of st9647v3
4.73/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of casapy
3.88/5  rDev -10.4%
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.

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Photo of darthvohn
4.68/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of Redrover
4.14/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

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Photo of Techichi
4.51/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of HaremScarem
4.51/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of ChicagoNick
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of beerforpresident
4.56/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Photo of charrel
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of CRJMellor
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of WholeLottaTricks
5/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of timlyon
4.36/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of ianw87
5/5  rDev +15.5%

Must visit if you are in Dallas. Amazing food, great beer selection.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.13/5  rDev -4.6%

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Meddlesome Moth in Dallas, TX
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