Posted: 8/31/2010Provided by Citysearch -
My girlfriend and I came here for restaurant week. While I have had drinks at the bar previously, neither she nor I had ever dined here. Upon our entry, Adam, the host, made us feel very welcome and sat us in the main dining room. After our water glasses were filled, we were greeted by Susan, our waitress for the rest of the evening.
What surprised us immediately, was the way that the Mansion managed to be classy without being stuffy. Sure, the place looks nice and you'd feel out of place in Jeans and a T-shirt; however, nothing about the service came across as overly formal. We felt very comfortable throughout our long evening.
We both opted for the 3 course wine pairing with our meals, and boy am I glad we did! My appetizer was a watermelon salad with slices of fried prosciutto matched with an Austrian Gruner Veltliner. I thought the match sounded odd, as the GV is a very dry wine. However, it worked perfectly. The pours were generous without being over the top ~4 oz per glass. Without boring you with every detail of every course, let me summarize it by saying it was all well-conceived, well-executed, with great wine matches and attentive service.
This is without a doubt, the best restaurant I have eaten at in my eight years in Dallas - and probably one of the top 20 in the US. When you have an important event and don't mind spending some money, this would be the place to go. Very classy. Just don't expect HUGE portions and you will love it.
If you're wondering about the one and two star reviews, don't worry. Click on those reviewers and you will find that they have not reviewed anything else. Don't put too much weight on their reviews - I would not be surprised if it's jealous competitors or upset ex-employees.