Has the stigma of hotel restaurants completely disappeared? After our recent visit to Urban South Dine at the Westin Dallas Park Central, we are convinced this is true.
Urban South Dine is one of Dallas' newest casual restaurants, offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner with superfoods options for all three meals. So for all the resolutioners out there still going strong, you can eat out at Urban South Dine guilt-free!
Urban South Dine has a full selection of beers and wines, but they also have a cocktail menu crafted by their very own mixologist.
I was immediately intrigued by the CCR - gin, fresh lemon juice, agave nectar, celery, and cilantro. I've always been a fan of cocktails with a savory element - cucumber martinis, bloody mary's, I love it all, and the CCR was no exception. Highly recommend this cocktail.
She chose the Curious George - Jim Bean, Banana Liquer, fresh lemon juice, honey, and angostura bitters. I'm not normally a bourbon whiskey drinker, but I took a sip anyway and was shocked to find that the banana liquer compliments the Jim Bean so smoothly that I didn't mind the taste of the whiskey.
We split the Spanish Chilies and the Tempura Shrimp Explosion and were both very pleased with our choices.
The shishito peppers were blistered and topped with himalayan sea salt. Not a whole lot of added flavors which was refreshing. They are super addicting though. We could not stop eating them, even with the sweat dripping down our foreheads. (Each pepper's spiciness level varies. You'll find some that aren't spicy at all and others that definitely have a kick.)
The sweet chili sauce with the tempura shrimp was DEE-licious, and the batter was crisped to perfection.
We both happened to be in the mood for a good steak during our visit, so one of us got the Center-Cut Filet Mignon with sweet potato fries and the other got the Boneless Rib-Eye with truffle fries - both juicy, tasty, and tender. We were also in LOVE with the sweet potato fries, by far my favorite to this day.
We were obviously not very adventurous that night but the Gulf Coast Red Fish (pan seared, grits cake, swiss chard, lemon butter sauce) and the Guava Chicken (sweet potato souffle, grilled asparagus, flax seed, caramelized shallots) also caught our attention. We'd never heard of a grits cake, but they nailed it. It would definitely be delicious with that lemon butter sauce that comes with the red fish.
The Citrus & Berry Symphony was a light and refreshing finale to our meal. The flavors will wow your tastebuds but not weigh you down even more, but if you save enough room, try the Apple Empanada. Ours was deconstructed to accommodate for our dietary restrictions, and with or without the dulce de leche ice cream, the empanada was superb.
Click here to make your reservation and browse the entire menu.
Thank you Urban South Dine for your hospitality and comping our meal. As always, all opinions and thoughts are our own.