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[ Bar, Eatery ]
4901 Belt Line Road
phone: (972) 392-4600
(Place added by: Morris729)
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| Reviews: 11
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Transferred to Dallas so have spent two months near this establishment, in a hotel, while waiting to move into a house. I eat/drink at this establishment twice/three times per week.
Typically, I eat dinner at the bar and the service is prompt as the bartenders learn your name and stay on top of your needs. True, it can be loud with the crowd/sports broadcasts. The salads are excllent and the pizzas appear to be upscale.
In terms of beer, each one I have tried (Hefe, Porter, Stout, Bock, Pale Ale & Red Ale) was drinkable and very, very fresh. The Hefe needs no lemon as flavor/effervescence abounds. The Red is unique with a bite at the end of a sip. The Porter, although flavorful, is served much too cold (same for Stout) and so I ask for it in a hot glass & let it sit for awhile to allow the flavor to come through. The Pale Ale is just ok--drinkable but not noteworthy by any stretch..
05-14-2005 04:39:14 |
More by gclark
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
I was in Dallas (Addison, specifically) for a few days on business and wanted to get a taste of the local brew. Had I realized that BJ's was a chain, I might not have stopped in, but it wasn't that bad of an experience in the end.
Tried their Irish Red, Porter, and Brown Ale, and was pleased with each. If I recall correctly, the Brown Ale was my favorite of the bunch, as it was the perfect balance of drinkability and malty flavor. I stuck to their house brews, but they had a good selection including SN Bigfoot on top -- a welcome sight, since we never have anything of that nature up here in the Northeast.
The atmosphere was decent -- though I didn't really see much more than the bar area.
The service was excellent, as I had a great bartender who was willing to talk shop about beer and sports.
For dinner, I had a pot roast sandwich at the recommendation of one of the bartenders, and never regretted it for a second. It was an open-faced sandwich with a solid 3/4" thick slab of cut-it-with-a-fork roast on a big piece of texas toast, topped off with gravy, a scoop of mashed potatoes, and a generous side of vegetables.
The only downside to the entire experience was watching one of the bartenders pour a Guinness. Clearly untrained, they left the tap on until the beer overflowed the pint glass, ensuring minimal head. Devastating.
Overall, though: good times in Addison.
04-10-2007 23:36:49 |
More by beals
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5
Since the Rock Bottom has been closed down for some time now, its nice to finally have another brewpub open in Addison. The atmosphere and décor is fairly upscale, yet the prices on both beer and food are pretty reasonable. The restaurant area is very large, yet getting good service has never been a problem though the waitresses dont seem to know much about beer. However, considering that 95% of the bartenders and wait staff are young attractive blondes, their lack of beer knowledge can easily be forgiven. They dont actually brew at this particular location; they have their beer trucked in. They have 8 of their own beers: BJs Blonde, Harvest Hefeweizen, Jeremiah Red, Piranha Pale Ale, Nutty Brewnette, PM Porter, Tatonka Stout, and Berry Burst Cider all $3.50 for a pint ($2.50 during happy hour). In addition, they have a pretty nice selection of Belgian beers: Affligem, Chimay, De Koninck, Duvel, Hoegaarden, Koningshoeven, Lindemans, Maredsous, and Orval all of which are fairly reasonably priced. Their menu is quite extensive with over 100 different items. Ive only had some of the appetizers, all of which were good though not great. There are several TVs throughout the restaurant (not as many as you would find in a sports bar, though), but if you want to assure yourself of a good view, you will probably want to sit at the bar (the only big screens are over the bar). If youre in the area, its definitely worth checking out.
08-01-2003 21:39:35 |
More by Morris729
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5
This is a large establishment with a nice "upscale" tone (as Morris729 said) to it and their is an outside glassed in patio that has a totally open feel to it. On the enclosed patio, their are large glass overhead doors that can be lifted exposing you to the outside air when weather permits. The wait staff is friendly, but perhaps a little good beer challenged, but also as mentioned by Morris729, it can be forgiven. I ate there during lunch and there was 80's music playing, but that's okay...I got over it. I had two of their own beers (blonde and pale ale) and they were solid beers but slightly unspectacular. They also have a nice bottled selection as well. All in all, I liked this place and would love to go back some evening during the spring or fall and experience the open patio and some good brews. Cheers!
03-02-2004 02:50:51 |
More by BeerAngel
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$$
Chain. Brightly lit. They have a selection of their own beers that are either brewed on the premises or at a nearby BJ brewhouse. These beers are ok takes on standard styles, mainly sorted by color vs any flavor profile. They have a decent selection of Belgians, just like every other BJ's. This is the place where upper middle class women get together for black and blue salads and wine. Some upscale young couples that can't afford French food or one of the Pappas Brothers restaurants will come here. Everyone, but the folks I'm usually with, are dressed well and behave well. TVs located throughout to cater to the sports minded. High ceilings prevent any real smokiness problems, except around the bar. Decent chili, some ok ribs. If you are stuck somewhere without access to beerfly at least you know that BJs will offer their own "brand" of beers plus some fine Belgians (the Saison DuPont in the 375ml bottle is mighty fine). Great place for the expense account and folks willing to try some craft beer.
12-28-2005 02:01:48 |
More by pentathlete
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Dropped by the place last week while I was out in Dallas on business. The atmosphere left a bit to be desired. Basically looked like any number of chain restaurants inside. Lots of big screens around. A bit noisy (and not people noisy) from all the TV's and music. A patio is available for outdoor dining. Selection is basically their 8 beers on tap including an IPA, a wheat and a porter. Also some bottles that I didn't have time to peruse. I had the porter and it was pretty good. Tasted fresh. Service was prompt and friendly. One of the guys at the table found a metal shaving in his salad and had his meal comped immediately. Food was pretty damn good. i had a roast beef sandwich with au jus ont e side that was excellent. Nachos weren't bad either. All in all a pretty good restaurant but I wish they emphasized the beer a bit more as it seems worthy of promotion.
09-28-2004 03:23:27 |
More by ViveLaChouffe
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
I'm with briman and confused why this is listed as a Dallas location when it's clearly located in Addison on any US map. Regardless, this BJ's is conveniently located near Addison Circle Park (upscale location near the airport) on restaurant row with lots of bars, hotels, restaurants, & shopping nearby. I met Finnman there on a summer afternoon for a couple pints while doing a beer trade. We sat at the bar and I enjoyed the Pook's Pilsner & Bock, plus a sample of their house cider. I'd rate the Pils as above average (3.75) with the Bock being about average (3.2). The cider might be a good choice for any lady friends in attendence who don't appreciate beer, but it was rather fizzy & overly sweetened IMO. The service was friendly & timely with no complaints. A recommended visit for a business luncheon, family dinner, or a quick dinner for one at the bar.
01-20-2008 05:33:00 |
More by Beertracker
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$$
I stopped in while in Dallas on business. BJ's is a short walk from the Springhill by Marriott. I'd been to a couple of BJ's in the northwest and wasn't in a rush to get back but this was close to the hotel, so I gave it a shot. I was glad I did. This location is certainly nicer than the two I'd been to and the happy hour specials ($2 for BJ's beers and 1/2 price personal pizzas) made it great.
The atmosphere is pretty modern and commercial but it's nice. Their beer is just above average but they do offer quite a few craft beers such as SN Anniversary Ale and Stone Arrogant Bastard. They have two small brewing tanks on display and after some speculation, my friend and I decided to take a closer look to see what they brew on the premises. If you look through the door, they're labeled "Root Beer" and "Cream Soda" so I guess that answered that question.
BJ's is a great stop if you catch them during happy hour (M-F ?-7). But otherwise, I'd skip it and head to the Saucer.
01-20-2010 01:36:37 |
More by GJ40
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
First off, this is in Addison, not Dallas.
Pretty large seating area, as well as a big separate bar area. Lots of TV's, both of the widescreen variety behind the bar area, and basic 40in flat screens dotted around the dining section. Standard selection of their beers, nothing seasonal offered by our waiter.
Food was kind of hit or miss at this location. Of our selections at the table, the burgers, fries & rings got good reviews...while the blackened chicken was basically bland. Everything else...pot roast, salads, stuffed potatoes were average. They have a large and varied menu, so honestly I wouldn't expect them to excel at everything. I've had pizza and other items in the past at this location that were excellent.
Service was a little iffy during this visit. Three of our orders were basically wrong...one was the wrong entree....and on two others he took one person's instructions and applied them to someone else's order...and vice versa.
Beers were on par with past visits. Nutty Brewnette and the Red were as good as in the past. As I mentioned before, no seasonals offered this time....and now that I think of it, I'm not sure I've ever been offered a seasonal or off-menu brew at this location.
In any case, overall this location is worth a visit. Good atmosphere,
varied menu, and in-house brews. You could do a lot worse.
09-03-2007 00:47:59 |
More by briman
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
A pretty good reataurant, just an okay brewpub. I really like their food and they have great lunch specials. Pizza is fantastic. They have an above average beer selection for a commercial chain. They also have their own brews which I found to be just average, not bad but nothing to come back for. They have about 8 regulars in their lineup and a few rotating seasonals. Service is quick and friendly.Overall I like the restaurant and enjoy their food, but I normally go for lunch and don't even get a beer.
05-29-2011 19:40:54 |
More by txbrew81
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