The Stoneleigh P Restaurant in Dallas is a place to avoid. We went there for a hamburger today for lunch. The “restaurant” was actually a drab and dirty looking bar reeking of cigarette smoke even though there were no smoking signs posted.
I ordered a medium hamburger with lettuce, tomatoes, onions and their special sauce and my wife ordered a medium cheeseburger with ketchup. Boy was that a mistake. They don't serve ketchup here...their motto is "Our hamburgers are so good, it doesn't need ketchup." Asking for ketchup obviously ticked off our server, who by the way had the appearance of an upswept sidewalk, because she ignored us for the rest of the meal. I guess not serving ketchup, plain mayonnaise or yellow mustard cuts some food costs.
Don’t order fries either. They serve only chips, straight from the bag. Another cost cutting measure I guess.
We had heard good things about the burger.... but when they arrived they were extremely unimpressive. Instead of a medium burger, we were served a glob of burnt meat on a huge, cold pumpernickel burger bun with garlic/mayo spread smeared thinly on one half of the cold bun much like one would smear bacterial cells to the surface of a culture medium.
The burger was a misshapen patty of overcooked meat that had obviously been fried beyond recognition earlier in the week and then microwaved especially for our dining pleasure.
Even though the burger is too heavy on the pumpernickel bread, it did overwhelm the taste of the burnt meat.
To end on a positive note, the raw onion was tasty.
With unappetizing food and inhospitable service The Stoneleigh P Restaurant in Dallas remains a bleak spot on the culinary landscape.