June 15, 2015

Dallas Eats // Kenny’s Wood Fire Grill

Sometimes you are just sitting around, doing nothing, looking at yelp and and you see a restaurant in the neighborhood with 4.6 stars and you decide to treat yourself, because its Friday and you made it through another week of adulthood. (This is basically the summary of Michael and I every Friday night. Like we cannot not eat out. It’s impossible. And yes this picture quality is lovely.)

Here’s the Sitch 
Place: Kenny’s Wood Fire Grill 
Order: The menu here is totally manageable, one page, but when our server came over and told us the specials we were sold. The meal starts off with their speciality made bread, that is akin to a Yorkshire pudding but a little more dense- THIS BREAD I WILL HAVE DREAMS OF FOREVER. And they give you as much as you want, so keep ‘em coming. Then we went for the Steak Crostini as an app and the meat was perfectly cooked. For dinner I pre-gamed with a caesar salad then ordered the salmon special and it just melted on my tongue. A Salmon filet over a butter cream sauce with an heirloom tomato garnish and a balsamic vinegar drizzle. YUM. Michael when for the Surf & Turf, a filet mignon with a lump crab cake covered in bernaise sauce. The filet was cook to a perfect medium and we find that is incredibly hard to deliver for most places. Each of these dishes came with a choice of one of their delicious sides so we shared the potato cakes and mac & cheese. I think the best part about this meal was that each piece elevated the other. Everything was working together. We finished off the night with a bread pudding that we are positive is the best one we have ever had. They made it with croissants, so don’t let me even begin to wonder what the calorie count was on this bad boy. All I know is we have eaten at a lot of places since moving to Dallas and this place, by far, blew our expectations. We can’t wait to go back.
Price: $140 (including tip, you can get out of here for a lot less, we just went a little crazy with the specials which tend to be the most expensive items)
Atmosphere: It feels like a dark moody steak house in the best possible way. It’s cozy inside and I feel like that is hard to find in Dallas because everything looks like it was built in a strip mall. We were able to sit at the Chef’s table which meant we had a first hand look into the kitchen. That was so fun! We loved having so much activity going on and see all the steaks being cooked and the food being plated. Our server, Richard, was extremely attentive, as was the whole staff. I am not sure if they are always like this or if we were getting special treatment for being at the Chef’s table, but either way we loved it. Their motto is “Everyday is a Holiday and every meal is a feast!” Pretty great words to live by if you ask me. With: Michael Husband
Rating: 5/5 Stars. GO GO GO GO and take me with you.

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