Thursday, October 18, 2012
Restaurant review: Try unique flavor fusions at Terrace Bistro, NYLO South Side
And the view is not bad either.
DALLAS The NYLO Hotel at South Side recently opened up as did their full service restaurant, Terrace Bistro. The hotel is located off of Lamar and although it is open for business, there was still a lot construction going on inside and outside of the hotel. The restaurant itself is not a separate space, rather it is part of the main lobby with little partition. The concierge at the front desk directed us to take a seat anywhere and let us know that he would alert our waitress. Odd.
When she did arrive, we were pleased with her friendly manor. We ordered the watermelon basil tea and the peach ginger tea. While they both were tasty, the peach ginger tea is definitely the way to go.
The hummus was our appetizer choice. It had a smokey flavor that wasn't too overpowering and had a nice, creamy texture. Served alongside toasted pita, this appetizer was a great start to our meal.
The cocktail menu had some interesting choices, so we placed our order. At lunch they didn't have a full time bartender, so it took our waitress a few extra minutes to make the drink herself. The Razz Bubble was a mix of St. Germain, Prosecco, and raspberry flavoring. It was a nice stiff drink ... once it finally arrived.
For the main course, our waitress suggested the bistro burger. This was served on a Challah bun with mustard, lettuce, tomatoes, mushrooms, aioli and white cheddar. The patty was thick, juicy and flavored just right. The fries were pretty good, too. These thick cut fries, seasoned with salt and pepper, were a nice accompaniment. Our waitress was good enough to split the burger and serve us with two plates since we were sharing the meal. This extra touch always makes a difference to us.
We also wanted to try the corn risotto side dish. When it was delivered, the risotto looked dry; however, that was misleading. This risotto was definitely creamy. It could have used some additional seasoning to punch up the flavor, but it was a decent dish.
On the way out we snuck up to the top floor to see the Soda Lounge. WOW! This place has the best unobstructed view of downtown Dallas, complete with a bar, fire pit, and infinity pool. We wish NYLO the best of luck and hope they enjoy their new real estate in South Side.
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