Restaurants & Bars

Texas Dallas-Fort Worth

Cafe Patrique in Dallas


Restaurants & Bars 3

Cafe Patrique in Dallas

Chip Wilson | Mar 20, 2002 11:25 AM

My wife and I went to one of our favorite pasta and pizza places last night, Johnny Orleans on Forest Lane, only to find a notice on the door that they had been evicted for failing to pay the rent. We saw the new Cafe Patrique across the street and decided to give it a try - MISTAKE!

The atmosphere of Cafe Patrique is unappetizing at best. The building was formerly a Boston Market, and it hasn't been changed much other than the bright red paint inside and out.

Many of the menu items featured Risotto, so if you are not a fan of extremely overcooked rice, then your selections are few. We started with an appetizer of Crab Risotto, but I'm not sure where the crab was.

After that experience, I decided to stick with the Rosemary Chicken Ceaser. It was served almost bone-dry, and the chicken tasted like it had been cooked a week ago. I get better ceaser salads at the deli in the office building where I work.

My wife had the Telapia, which was better, but so smothered in a thick citrus sauce that it didn't taste like anything but oranges.

We finished off this bad experience by paying the inflated bill and swearing we would never be back.

Want to stay up to date with this post?

Recommended From Chowhound