Taps: 42 / Bottles: 120
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 54 | Reviews: 27 | Display Reviews Only:
4.14/5 rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75 | $$$
The Meddlesome Moth is a cool and classy beer-centered restaurant and bar in the upscale "Design District" area of Dallas. I was expecting a Ginger Man redux and was floored to find such a beautiful, well-designed space.
I love the bar area, where you can seat not only at the bar proper but at a slim long back bar overlooking the dining area (great for people watching).
Tons of beers on tap, with a bit of everything: Double Jack, Real Ale Kraken, North Coast Rasputin, Lakewood Temptress, Dogfish 90, Stone Sublimely, St Feuillien Speciale 2011... plus the biggest bottle selection I've seen in the DFW area! Lots of sours and rare brews.
The food is outstanding- we had a steak tartare and shishito peppers with goat cheese mousse, pricey but truly delicious. This is not your typical bar food!
Service at that back-bar area where we were was spotty, but it seems to be alright in the dining area and the bar itself.
Expensive all around, no doubt, but oh-so-worth-it. Shall return soon!
08-07-2013 00:54:45 | More by DoubleSimcoe
4.6/5 rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5 | $$
The Moth is an absolutely must-visit spot in Dallas. I sat in both the huge indoor area and the also very large and beautiful patio, which are each great in their own way. The overall atmosphere is fairly upscale and the food is excellent.
The tap list is very impressive, with a cask on as well. They also have a nice big bottle list and a second bottle list with more limited selections and vintage selections that you have to ask for (be sure to ask for it, you won't regret it).
Service was very good and very friendly. Location is a touch out of the way, but if you are going to an event at the arena, it is only a 10-15 walk away.
11-27-2013 12:54:39 | More by TheSevenDuffs
3.95/5 rDev -10.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Atmosphere: A nice upscale place, low light, able to have a conversation, crowd seems a bit yuppy Dallasite, not a hippy hangout by any means.
Service: Friendly, professional, but a little lacking in beer knowledge. I've been twice and both times the servers didn't really know much about beer, once bringing me the wrong beer.
Selection: A good, but not great selection. Maybe I've become a little jaded, but I expected to see some more local representation. They did have some Live Oak Hefe, which is always nice.
Food: This is where they shine. Bacon Lollipops were decedent.
Value: Pricey, but worth it. Small plates mean you can get out with a reasonable bill.
Overall: I try to visit whenever in town.
11-25-2011 02:02:28 | More by HardTarget
4.55/5 rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$$
Wow.... definitly the fanicier beer establishment I have ever been to. The place it straight up pimped out. At first I was like this place will never make because it obvoius they spent a fortune to start up. But, I found out from the waiter that the Flying saucer owners on this too. So now i no where the backign comes from. They'll be fine....
This palce it top notch fine diding that lives up to menu hype. I had steak frites and it was fantastic but other mates had fish and chips and they said it was superb. Beer menu is way above avergae. Wonderful place and somethign differnt. If you can handle fine dining, thi sis the place for you.
09-17-2010 03:24:31 | More by CampusCrew
4.23/5 rDev -3.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$
The Meddlesome Moth is the best, closest-to-downtown beer bar Dallas has. Still, it's about two miles away. The atmosphere is Dallas chic--a modern bar with an open kitchen, which I appreciate for the smells wafting into the dining area.
It's a dark place with the bar to the left as you enter. The dining room, to the right, features tablecloths and trio of large stained glass lights that highlight early rock and roll legends (Chuck Berry, Elvis, but I can't identify the third--possibly Bill Haley). The bar is 20 yards long and became very, very busy as the night wore on.
The service was above and beyond--the bartender brought me eight different Texan micro bottles to consider.
For food, I ordered Tandoori Lamb, which was superb. The "raiti" sauce was like tzatziki and it was delicious.
Overall, this was a very good experience. My only wish is that it was closer to downtown.
10-28-2013 00:34:22 | More by smcolw
Meddlesome Moth in Dallas, TX
96 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.