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The Lounge Here, Dallas, TX

The Lounge Here

4.8
4.8
298 Reviews
$30 and under
American
In our modern day culture of immediacy and convenience where chain restaurants, fast food and instant gratification are the norm, we find ourselves craving the out of the ordinary, the unique, the thoughtful destination. We want to feel adventurous and be treated special. And at HERE we aim to do just that.

The lounge, owned by Julie Doyle and Tim DeLaughter — founders of musical groups Tripping Daisy, The Polyphonic Spree, and local fave store, Good Records (next door), promises to whisk guests away into another place and time.

The decor at HERE is inviting and chic: casual enough for your post work happy hour and yet dapper enough to channel your inner mad men cocktail party. The room features a large photo mural by Rainer Judd, daughter of artist Donald Judd, adding a touch of Marfa to the space which has been a long time inspiration and continued friendship.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Bar Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–1:00 am

  • Phone number

    (214) 238-3374

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Lakewood / White Rock Lake

  • Cross street

    Garland Road/ Old Gate

  • Parking details

    Additional parking available across the street on Old Gate.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 298 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Dallas - Fort Worth

    Best Ambiance

  • Dallas

    Best Ambiance

  • Dallas

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Dallas

    American

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  1. SD

    SusanD

    Dallas

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    FVulous food, fabulous waiter. Will definitely be going back!
  2. MG

    MeadowG

    Dallas

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    One of my all-time favorite neighborhood gems in ALL of Dallas. You go HERE for the grown-up atmosphere, for the killer menus, but mostly for the best service in town! We love to come often and try everything on the menu HERE
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excited to try Here for brunch! We were not disappointed. Can’t wait to go back and have an East Dallas brunch spot!!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of the most special restaurants in Dallas. It is fabulous food atmosphere and service. They make every diner feel like VIP. We are not but we love to be treated as if we were!!!! Thank you LH for always treating us like VIPs!!! The food last night was out of the park!!
  5. CN

    CharlyN

    Dallas

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Will definitely be back.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Here Burger was very tasty. Speciality cocktails were also great.
  7. K

    Kropster

    Dallas

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food is always great. Service was good. The noise level is sometimes deafening. Wish they could improve acoustics and it would be perfect.
  8. RJ

    ReneeJ

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lounge Here is a rare find. It has an amazing atmosphere, wonderful eclectic food, great cocktails, and wonderful service. We love coming here!
  9. K

    Kelly

    St. Louis

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was wonderful. Cocktails and food were fantastic. The cornbread cake dessert is a must have! Highly recommend!
  10. m

    merjerm

    Dallas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Atmosphere was nice. Food was as interesting as it was delicious. Pricey.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The Lounge Here is hidden gem! Located on the Far East side of Dallas. Feels like you are moving away from all the nice places and around the entrance of a sketchy location & when you open the door, there it is all in its hidden glory, like you are entering a magic hideout. Beautiful designed restaurant & great ambience. Service was outstanding. Extremely friendly & courteous staff. Snacks were definitely good, as we were there for only snacks & drinks. Loved every bit of it. A perfect place for a date night. Anniversary spent well. Will definitely go back. This place tops one of my favourite places. HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mac and cheese is fabulous. We shared a serving between 3 of us for an appetizer. Cocktails were excellent! All three of us had the chicken fried ribeye with shaved grilled brussel sprouts as it always hits the spot but you can't go wrong with the burger and fries either. The atmosphere is so warm and inviting. You'll feel like your sitting in the booth of an upstairs airplane lounge with the iconic curved wall melting into a chic living room from the 70's. Great date night or an evening out with a few friends type of place. Make a reservation!
  13. KD

    KimD

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From start to finish, everything was amazing. The halibut was perfect. We plan to be back again soon.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I chose this wonderful place to celebrate a friend’s birthday, because it’s my favorite spot, and I knew she would love it. The other three couples with with us had never been there, and kept commenting on what a great date night place it was, and how much they liked everything about it. We all had a lovely evening, and our server was the perfect balance of attentiveness and letting us visit without unnecessary interruptions. We felt very well taken care of, and I expect the others will add Lounge Here to their date night destinations, as well!
  15. T

    Terita

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as always!! We love it!! We enjoy the food, love the atmosphere ... and servers are always attentive!
  16. B

    Barrett

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    I've always enjoyed my experiences at The Lounge Here, but last night the service was lacking. We arrived for our 7:00 reservation and were seated relatively quickly, but no waiter or waitress came to our table until 7:18. The restaurant was busy and seemed understaffed, but it was a long time to wait to be greeted and to place a drink order. Especially considering our final bill was $280.62 before tip, it seemed like poor service for such an expensive meal. The food was good, but the service was lacking. There are so many great places to eat in Dallas with fabulous service that I'll probably take my friends and family elsewhere next time.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    Server was rude, food was average and overpriced
  18. DD

    DistantinDallas

    Dallas

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was outstanding. The service and servers were amazing, the drinks were excellent. We had a great time and will come back.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual Here Lounge delivered and was exceptional!
  20. J

    Jamesn

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service great food great kind a wish we were not seated by the bar it was a little loud
  21. DH

    DonH

    Dallas

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    We had our anniversary dinner at Lounge Here and, overall, had a pleasant experience. The appetizer was fried oysters with a slaw-type salad and was very good. The entrees were good, but my chicken fried ribeye could have been better. The batter was crispy and well seasoned. The cut of meat did not meat expectations as a "ribeye" as it was quite thin and a little chewy. Still good, but not great. My wife's halibut was very good. Dessert was s'mores in a cup and it was delicious. Service was very good. Was a little disappointed that I indicated on the reservation that this was an anniversary dinner but there was no mention by hostess or waitress of the special occasion. I won't lose any sleep over that, but it would have been a nice touch for them to have noticed that and commented. Overall, a good experience. We dined here once many years back and wanted to give it a shot again. I don't think we'll be racing back but would still go again.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Here Lounge did not disappoint! Celebrating a friend’s birthday there was very nice!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The experience was wonderful! Great service, lovely food and beautiful atmosphere! I’ll return again soon!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Such an intimate vibe. Our server Sage was incredible. Definitely looking forward to returning.
  25. p

    peapod

    Dallas

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is fabulous, service and vibe is wonderful. I love the special cocktails. One of my solid go to restaurants in Dallas.
  26. KO

    KentO

    Dallas

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    The restaurant is nondescript outside but once you walk inside it is a beautiful lively place! Our server was great and took good care of our family. It was our first time here, I’m always looking to try something new and the thing that disappointed me most was the food. Appetizers: The deviled eggs (which they’re known for) had a sour almost vinegary taste which was not good. The humus was runny and uneventful. Main course: The shrimp and grits was not good, a roux that tasted almost like tomato basil soup which is not what shrimp and grits should taste like. The halibut was ok and so was everything else. Maybe we just caught them on a bad night or the chef was out…
  27. L

    Lmp22

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The perfect place for dinner & drinks with the girls!
  28. AF

    AmyF

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our go to fave restaurant in Dallas! Beautiful interior and fantastic cocktails. I highly recommend it!
  29. BL

    BradfordLGriffith

    Dallas

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great deviled eggs, friendly service start to finish. Chef said hello. Shrimp and grits, burger and chicken all good . Sauvignon Blanc cold as promised. Love this place!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I really enjoy eating at Here lounge. The food , service and atmosphere are great! I highly recommend this restaurant but make reservations because it’s always packed.
  31. BL

    BryttaniL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Heard about this place on the Nudge app so took my gf out for a date. It is hidden on this strip next to record stores and tattoo shops and has no sign so you can easily miss it, but when you go inside you forget where you just were. It was dimly lit with good energy. They have a good drink menu but my gf saw they had Blanton's on the menu and we have not been able to get that anywhere so we had to order it. The food was good but honestly I think the appetizers were better :) I would recommend this place for a nice chill night out.
  32. NG

    NatalieG

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great early dinner at Lounge Here. The service was outstanding, the cocktails were creative, and the food was delicious. The lighting and ambience is lovely. We'll definitely be back!
  33. M

    Mell

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Atmosphere is great and the food is always amazing!
  34. MS

    MichaelS

    Dallas

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Don’t let the unassuming location and exterior fool you. Once you cross the threshold of the front door, you enter a lively lounge. The decor and design is unique and modern yet very inviting and comfortable. We were able to make a reservation and get one of the booths which was very comfortable and a little easier to have a conversation than one of the tables in the middle of the smallish dining room. For a Thursday night, the place was busy and energetic. The volume was loud, but part of the vibe. Lakewood and East Dallas needs more places like this. The menu was simple but the food was very good. I look forward to going back and trying to fish. We both had the chicken fried ribeye, emphasis on the chicken fried part which was amazingly crispy and the rich decadent gravy made the dish. I was expecting a thicker cut of a ribeye but it was more like a traditional chicken fried steak thin cut. It wasn’t what I was expecting, but I wasn’t disappointed in the dish. Service was good and the menu prices were quite reasonable for Chef level fare. The bar area looked like a great place to hang on f you had to wait for a table.
  35. D

    Diner

    Dallas

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful! We missed Steph who is the best in town - but service was flawless, fun and comfy! Food delicious and the space is unique!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service. Can’t wait to go back
  37. s

    smacki

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Food was pretty good. Desert was great. Service was ok. I think they were shortstaffed. Waitress seemed annoyed that she was a waitress. It is a very loud interior.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    W head such a fun time. The atmosphere was so super chill and mid-century Palm Springs. We could not stop raving about our food! Such a fun spot for a date night or evening out with friends!
  39. SJ

    SusanJ

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a fun place. Drinks, food, ambiance and service all excellent. Also, it must be said, some places have all this but they lack a fun atmosphere. Not the case at LH! It’s VERY fun.
  40. BI

    BethanyInDallas

    Seattle

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our time here with another couple we had not seen for a while. Lots of good energy, our server was super fun and the food was delicious, as always. Thank you!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Lounge Here offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (214) 238-3374.

The Lounge Here is rated 4.8 stars by 298 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today
Google Map for The Lounge Here

9028 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX 75218

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Garland Road/ Old Gate

  • Neighborhood

    Lakewood / White Rock Lake

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Bar Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–1:00 am

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary Southern

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Additional parking available across the street on Old Gate.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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