Colton and I love tapas style restaurants, because we get to try a variety of entrees. We like to order a few different things that sound good and share it. Typically, after dinner, we talk about who “won” (who ordered the better meal), but with tapas, we both win. You know it’s a great meal when you leave and you are unable to pick a favorite dish. City Hall Bistro invited us out for dinner last week, and we had one of those meals. From the water to the dessert, every detail was perfect, and the food was incredible.
About City Hall Bistro
City Hall Bisto is located inside the beautiful Adolphus Hotel in downtown Dallas. It’s bright and beautifully decorated with modern art, marble counters, white subway tile, and wood floors. It’s the perfect place for a date night or a night out with friends. They pay great attention to detail, which is obvious by their choice of lighting, chairs and more.
The dinner menu features European favorites from the garden, sea, and land. Not only is the restaurant beautiful, but our waiter Jared and the rest of the staff were attentive and wonderful. Colton loved that they offered sparkling water for the table too.
City Hall Bistro features an expansive wine list to compliment your meal. I prefer hand-crafted cocktails when available, so I was excited see they had some mouthwatering options on their menu.
The Lilly’s tonic is simply gin with house-made traditional or pomegranate tonic. I opted for the pomegranate to add a bit of sweetness.
If bourbon is more your style, the 1912 is a classic old fashioned.
A bitter night is a rye option made with coffee-steeped campari.
Everything on the menu sounded amazing to both of us, so we asked Jared to order some of his and the chef’s favorites for us. Honestly, I can’t wait to go back and try more menu items.
The atayef, savory Lebanese pancakes, are stuffed with pear and duck confit. These delightful are primarily savory, but they have a bit of sweetness to them too.
Colton loved the linguini with lump crab, shrimp, and a spicy tomato sauce. It has the perfect amount of spice and is full of flavor.
Another great spicy item, the shortrib stuffed pequillo peppers are served with arugula, lemon, and pine nuts.
When Jared handed us the dessert menu, my eyes immediately went to the chocolate creme catalan. However, he convinced us to order their most popular dessert, the Spanish churros. They serve these warm churros with saffron gelato and caramel. Apparently they run out of these because they are so popular. I now understand why.
Next time you are looking for a place to try for dinner, head over to City Hall Bistro because you are sure to find something that everyone will enjoy.
What would you like to try? Leave me a comment below.
Thank you to City Hall Bistro for hosting us for our delicious dinner. All thoughts and opinions remain my own. As you know, I wouldn’t share a place with you that I didn’t love.