Dallas >Food & Dining > Charlie Palmer at The Joule
1530 Main St, Dallas, TX | Directions 7520132.780685 -96.798430
Sun-Thu 6:30am-2pm, 5:30-10pm;
Fri-Sat 6:30am-2pm, 5:30pm-11pm
Neighborhoods: Historic District
Unbelievable... Service, Food, and Atmosphere – I had made reservations for our 2nd anniversary to Charlie Palmers. For two reasons.
1) It was new 2) It was down the street and within walking distance
But I was blown away. The food was amazing. We started with the pear salad that was crisp and had alot of flavor. The pera was thinly sliced. We also tried the appetizer special which was a ravioli with a italisn cured ham/nut filling.. I didn't like it but she couldn't get enough of them. The Waiter then brought the amuse which was a lobster "corndog". It was at first very strange to see this on your plate... then the flavors came through. The cornmeal and the lobster went very well together. I can't explain how good it was. She had the Diver Scallops that she described as tender andd perfectly prepared .and I had the Wagyu Flat Iron steak. This steak had zero fat, full flavor, and juicy. And was a large cut. The portions were just right. Then we went for the Creme Brulee for desert. Amazing it was creamy and fresh. Also the waiter brought some smaller candies to much on that were also amazing. Fresh jellies, a caramel covered in rich chocolate. The best food I have had in a long long while... and puts Abacus on the run.. if not on the chase.
The interiors were also very intriguing. Large chrome plane propellors slowly rotate above your head giving you a bit of a dream like atmosphere. Plus if you can I recommend getting the corner seat in the back if you are only dining with another. It was the best seat in the house - full view of everything going on.. plus some pillows to lay back on.
The service was top notch also. Always on cue to fill your wine and water. However the manager went around asking every table if they were okay but us... I felt as if it is because we were young. Besides that (which is very very small) I have to HIGHLY RECOMMEND Charlie Palmer's to ANYONE looking to spend a little cash for a great meal. I will be back again definetly.
Acclaimed chef and hospitality entrepreneur, Charlie Palmer's superb Dallas debut is a destination for fresh elevated New American cuisine. – The Scene
Inspired by Texas' status as the nation's top producer of wind energy, world-renowned restaurant designer, Adam D. Tihany incorporates a 'breezy' themed decor. Giant turbines spin leisurely above diners while walls featuring walnut vertical screens lined in amber-toned silk represent wind vents. Earthy amber and rustic red tones create a rugged, yet contemporary, ambiance. Service, like the decor, has a down-to-earth but upscale excellence. The electronic wine list captured in a notebook lets diners scan through the 700+ wines by varietal, vintage or region.
Sweet rosy beet in a layered gateau with creamy goat cheese is as tasty as it is picture perfect. Sauteed foie gras paired with heirloom apple is deliciously large enough to share. The dry aged New York sirloin cooked to a flawless medium rare will rival any top steakhouse in Texas. Desserts such as the wicked chocolate peanut butter bar take the cake.
Hits: Diners may customize their meal by ordering individual sides such as quinoa with dried fruit and fresh herbs, trumpet mushrooms sautéed in brown butter or steak fries with béarnaise.
Misses: The 80s and 90s soft rock music playing through the sound system seemed out of place in the elegant setting.
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