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2815 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX | Directions 7520632.823057 -96.770284
Neighborhoods: "M" Streets
Cheers to Terilli's – Terilli's was devastated by a fire that started adjacent to the restaurant this past Tuesday. Me and my boyfriend and our friends and family that went to Terilli's are beyond devastated. This place was always worth the wait and it was just down the street from us. It was one of the places that made this neighborhood and area special and unique. The place had great food and old world charm with none of the pretentiousness of Uptown, HP, Henderson, etc. Or the chain cheesy-ness of the Plano-Frisco-Addison places... One of the few places that you actually got candlelight and jazz with your dinner. Anyone who would even say Olive Garden in the same breath as Terilli's has no clue what they are talking about. Me and my family are great cooks and we know good food. Maybe it was an off night because everyone I know loved the place.
It will be missed and I hope Jeannie Terilli and co. will rebuild in the same spot and bring us back what Dallas and Lower Greenville need! :) Good luck and God Bless!
Amazing place!! – Awesome place, loved everything about it! Deffinitly call early to get a reservation though. Amazing 5 star restaurant, i will be going back!
Lower Greenville Italian restaurant meets jazz club in an art deco setting. – The Scene
A covered and heated patio opens to a dimly lit dining room and bar with widescreen TVs at this bustling spot. To the right is a black baby grand that gets tinkled every Tuesday through Sunday by local jazz artists. The vibe is art deco with black wood lining the ceiling, exposed brick and oversized modern portraiture. In the back, a private dining area can hold up to 30 people upon reservation.
Though the pricey menu promises otherwise, this food is adequate at best with the exception of a few plates. Crab cakes were moist to perfection and complimented by a piquant spicy remoulade. The chef's special, cheese tortellini, was on the dry side and offered no surprises. Lobster fettuccini with artichokes was prepared well enough. Standout desserts include the Xango Cheesecake, a naughtily fried tower of cinnamon and sugar wrapped in filo dough.
Hits: Waitstaff is attentive and accommodating even on a busy night.
Misses: Cuisine suffers from blandness and mediocrity at times.
Waited too long just to be dissapointed – My friends recommended this place and by the looks of the other reviews other people seem satisfied. On the other hand I was not, the most impressive thing to me was how fast the valets retrieved the car, very nice!! Upon walking in there was no one at the hostess stand (more waiting). We were then informed that there is a 45 min wait it was 8:30 on a Friday; that would of been understandable except for the fact the place was half empty. The music is nice but very loud. We ordered calimari for a starter it was bland and greasy but at least not chewy. My dining companions orded crab claws,tasty but half of them were too soaked in butter to be eaten. The other ordered veal which he was satisfied with I ordered a chicken dish with angel hair, veggies, and parmesean sauce. I was very disspointed there was barely any sauce on it when everyone elses had plently. The chicken was very dry and bland. This dish was a major 18 dollar miss. After the plates were cleared there was about a 20 minute absence of our waitress and then we waited even longer for change. My suggestion, go to Olive Garden you will pay less and be actually full when you leave.
Cool Atmosphere...but loud!! – The ambience was great. When my husband and I drove up we were ooohing and ahhhing at the site of it. It's so nicely lit up...and the patio looked so inviting. And it really was, until we stepped inside. We soon discovered that we were screaming at each other, because the music was soooo loud. The inside of the restaurant is very nice and dimly lighted, but the blasting saxaphone and piano was very distracting. I can see where they can get the idea that it's romantic, but this is really a restaurant that you take a group of people to. My husband and I requested to sit outside on the patio, and it made it bearable. Everything else was great...they have a great selection of imported beers and the food is very tasty.
Intimate Atmosphere – Celebrated a friend's birthday here. Great selection of martinis/wines (however, markup on wines was high). The atmosphere is chic, romantic, and intimate, very conducive to conversation. The lobster asparagus salad was absolutely awesome!
best steak and martinis in town – If you are in the mood for a great food and live music, Terilli's is the place to go. They do such a great job of blending fine, romantic dining with fun and energy. I can take a date or go out with friends for happy hour, and feel comfortable either way. I also recommend asking for Joey, he will make sure you have a good time.
A Favorite – My husband and I have searched Dallas for great Italian food and found it at Terilli's. The escargot was unusual but outstanding. I highly recommend it. The wine was served in glasses large enough to savor the aroma. I had lasagna and it was the best I've ever had. What a surprise when I sipped the decaf coffee served with dessert. It was rich with a delightful cinnamon taste. We'll go back to Terilli's time and again.
Smooth Italian – Great food served by attentive and friendly staff have made this my favorite spot for Italian. Coupled with good live music, you have a great date combo. We love the bar. The martinis and bellinis keep the crowd happy. Even Micheal and the other bartenders seem to have a good time. Valet the wheels at the door and leave your worries at the curb.
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