Park Tavern strives to fill its menu with foods you've probably never tried. Such tasty new experiences may come in the form of the tavern's street-vendor-style carnitas tacos with citrus slaw, its bulgogi cheesesteak sandwich, or its animal tots: a Texas-sized spin on classic Canadian poutine. It features a platter of tots, or fries, buried beneath pulled pork, cheese curds, grainy mustard, a fried egg, and heavy stout gravy. A reviewer at CraveDFW called the dish "nothing short of terrific."
Guests enjoy the creative food in an urban lodge setting, which has a rustic, yet upscale appearance, much like the queen of England after she completes a mud run. In the warmer months, they can cool off with a craft beer or cocktail out on the patio.
Modeled on England's famed watering holes, Baker St. Pub & Grill greets visitors with a softly lit atmosphere, age-darkened wood, and ceilings adorned with anglophilic knickknacks. Classic Britannic drinks such as Guinness and Strongbow Cider flow from the bar's taps, joined by New Belgium, Fat Tire, and other American craft brews. Guests can pair their brew with something from the pub menu, featuring Welsh rarebit sandwiches, bangers and mash, and shepherd's pie. Fish and chips come in classic form, or potato crusted. Those looking to sink their teeth into homegrown specialties can order a juicy sirloin burger or spicy chicken wings.
Featuring an extensive menu of creative American food—including The Reuben 1976, born on the restaurant and brewery's opening day—Humperdink's has served the mertroplex area for 36 years. Humperdink's boasts menu items such as barbecue ribs, sustainable seafood, steaks, gourmet burgers, and original buffalo hot wings, along with a number of award-winning microbrews crafted on the premises and served on tap.
Leave cares and diets behind when selecting from Barley's "totally fried" menu. You'll find crispy onion rings ($6.95), spicy or mild chicken strips served with dipping sauces ($6.95), and fried pickle baskets ($4.95) among the bar-hearty options. Add a little greens to your grease with a Buffalo fried chicken salad ($7.95) served with your choice of dressing. Barley House also serves draft and bottled beers, wine, and mixed drinks.
When the garage-style glass doors at The Nodding Donkey's Uptown location roll up into the ceiling, the aroma of American food spills out onto the street and a secluded patio. It's the smell of crispy onions and blue-cheese crumbles combined with a bison burger; the scent of brisket, sweet pickled jalapeños, pickled red onions, goat cheese, and barbecue sauce heating up on a Texican pizza. In the evenings, customers catch whiffs of simple gourmet plates such as beef tenderloin, Scottish salmon, shrimp fettuccine, and braised chicken with mushroom ravioli. As flat-screen TVs beckon the eyes, servers plunk glasses down and pop open bottles to offer more than 30 beers and 16 wines by the glass. They also lead special events such as wine, beer, and whiskey tastings.
Those looking for a more family-oriented dining experience can eat at The Nodding Donkey's second location, situated near SMU. Playing host to a diverse brunch spread every weekend–from chicken and waffles to poached eggs and prosciutto served on an english crumpet–the SMU locale also caters to children with a kids menu of chicken strips, pizza, and fruit.