You don't want to miss it.
This is a lovely restaurant. The atmosphere is calming and even though there is not a lot of room between tables, the sound of conversation from one table to the next does not carry. While we went with friends, it would also make a great destination for date night.
The presentation of all the dishes we tried was top quality. There must be a classicaly trained chef in the kitchen. And, the flavors of each dish came together beautifully. The Lobster consume was perfect. The wine list is also nice with some quality choices and a good representation of the regions.
Of course, all this doesn't come cheap so don't be surprised at the bill, but the food is worth it!
Unfortunately, the service doesn't measure up to the surroundings. While others have mentioned that they felt fawned over while dining, I felt that we had the trainee who had lost his training wheels. It won't keep me from going again, but if the service doesn't improve, it will keep this restaurant from being on the top of our list.
I was referred to the restaurant by a friend in the area who raved about it and he was not lying. Not only is the French/Latin blend of tastes out of this world but the ambience is inviting and the chef/owners Norma and Jose are very friendly people who obviously have a deep passion for what they do.
We started with the Chile en Nogada and the Ensalada Soley. My wife and I fought over the last two bites of the Duck Confit from the Chile...not kidding.
I had the L'agneau (Lamb Chop w/ Chorizo) and literally licked the plate clean...after my wife gave it back to me. She had the Filete de Pescado (Snapper) and it was perfectly cooked, dressed with some of the best risotto I have had in Dallas.
With Restaurant Week still in full throttle it was very empty but I have a feeling the ease of gaining a reservation will be very short lived.
My New Favorite Restaurant. My wife and I are vegetarian; I informed the gentleman taking our reservations that we are vegetarian. When we arrived, everything was ready for us. The chef had already worked out a wonderful meal for us. It was incredible. The chef and his wife, the pastry chef, personally greeted all guests at their tables. Everything about the meal was perfect. Unfortunately, I think this restaurant will become incredibly crowded once the word gets out.
Best Kept Secret in Dallas. From the shrimp ceviche to the Caesar salad to the red snapper to the cajeta creme brulee, nothing was even remotely disappointing. The interior is cozy, the service is attentive, the food is out of the world, and the owners stopping by the table was a nice touch. It wasn't very crowded when we went, but there was energy nonetheless. I'm not sure how long it will remain undiscovered.
Best new plate for the summer 08. I have now had two dinners at this great little spot on Henderson and have another planned for this Saturday. Everyone I take loves the place and food. This will not be quiet for very long so go now before you won't be able to get a reservation this fall. The Mexican flavors on the French dishes are amazing what a twist...try the Chile en Nogado with Duck Confit as an appetizer...wow!
Haute cuisine at its best in Dallas.
This is my first review of a restaurant on citysearch. I enjoyed the dinner and the evening at Soely so much I wanted to let others know about it. They've only been open a month and the word has yet to get out on how wonderful it is.
The cuisine is high end (Latin-French fusion), the customer service is the best I've had in Dallas, the chefs are friendly and approachable, the decor is modern and the food itself is excellent, unique, lovely.
The chefs are a couple who met in France at culinary school (they do speak fluent French) and are originally from Mexico. The flavors are unexpected (for example, the sorbets blended herb tones with fruit or citrus) and the skill of the chefs is notable. The halibut veracruzana with fried yucca cake was not only beautifully presented but also so delicious!
I highly recommend it for the service alone, but just the fact that the food is so excellent and prepared with such care and thought - it is that much more compelling. I will be going back for sure - just to try the scallops....
French with a Mexican Flare....what a combination. I had a an excellent dinner at Soley this week. Overall the experience was relaxing, and elegant, but not pretentious. I began the evening with the ceviche tartar which was divine. I am usually not a fan of ceviche, but I was pleasantly surprised. I also tried their escargo which was excellent!! For the main course, I had Boeuf et crevette, which is a delicious fillet that is pared with tasty shrimp. The prices are a little high, but worth it. The food was excellent and service impeccable.
Not recomended. In my personal opinion this place is very pricy for where is located. If you are in the knox-Henderson area you expect to get into a place where you can feel relaxed and for me it has this concept of "want to be" a very fancy restaurant... will be great for highland park area but henderson.
Great Food!!! you have to try it!!.
It's my second time at this lovely place, we were celebrating my boyfried's birthday, so I took him to Soley! Perfect for this ocassions. Food was great, I tried the Chile relleno with duck confit!!! once you tried it, you are going to fall in love with it. When I made the reservation I told them it was my boyfriends birthday, and they made a special dessert plate for him, It was a very nice detail.
Service was great, wine list is better that the first time I was there.
Try this place out, and say Hi to Chef Jose and Pastry Chef Norma.
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