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Samar by Stephan Pyles - Dallas


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Samar by Stephan Pyles - Dallas

dfwtexex | Oct 13, 2009 09:55 AM

We went last night to try to get in before the weekend crowd. The food was extraordinarily good. As advertised, they serve small plates of Spanish, Middle Eastern and Indian food. The plates are lovely and delicious, but are indeed small. I would recommend that if you are going to share, that each order be shared by 2 people. That seems to be how they are set up. For instance, the fried squash blossoms stuffed with house made haloumi cheese (my favorite taste of the night) came 2 to an order. The plates are generally in the $7-10 range, with a couple pricier ones. We also had peekytoe crab fritters, a white bean and clam stew with chorizo foam, a chicken sausage kabob with apricots, cumin and saffron infused cauliflower, and haleem (which was ground lamb porridge with lamb kebab on top). Other than the Naan, I don’t think that I ate anything last night that I had ever had before. It was all amazing. The service, as expected, was excellent. We were greeted warmly and the manager stopped by to talk with us and thank us for coming. It was all very smooth and not overbearing. Chef Pyles was in the kitchen, but we saw him walk around some. The room is nice. Except for a beautiful, underlit onyx bar, it’s not over the top. In fact, the tables and chairs felt fairly ordinary. I wonder if the permanent furniture hasn’t come in yet. We had six plates, an order of naan and 4 glasses of wine. The bill was $88. Fun night. I can’t wait to go back.

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