Natalie's - Closed

5940 Royal Lane
Dallas, TX 75230


  • Sun 11am-2:30pm, Mon-Sat 11am-8:30pm
  • $$
  • Wheelchair accessible, Catering, Kid Friendly, Private Party, Takeout
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • Street Parking
  • Reservations Accepted
This hole-in-the-wall restaurant likes to pretend it's a well-kept secret. Alas, one step into the eatery will prove nothing is further from the truth. The dining room is continuously packed, albeit with an older crowd. The menu evokes simple home-cooked meals made all the more comforting by the warm service. Among the popular dishes are the lentil soup, salmon in a white wine and lemon sauce, the lamb shanks and the beef goulash. The dining room is quiet, encouraging pleasant discussion unhindered by a raucous soundtrack. This place has pleasant written all over it, pleasant for those in need of a respite from the Uptown revelers or pleasant for those who just like life at a slower pace with a side of fresh, hot cinnamon roll.

Related Stories (3)

  • Natalie's Eats Al's Steak: Al Ahmedus Consolidates His Restaurants
    Friday, April 15, 2011 at 6:24 p.m. by José Ralat Maldonado

    The supremacy of women has once again been made evident -- this time by a man. Al Ahmedus has expanded his first restaurant, Natalie's, into the next-door space once occupied by Al's Steakhouse & Salad, also owned by Ahmedus, in the...

  • Respecting the expectable
    Thursday, January 9, 1997 at 3 a.m. by Mary Brown Malouf

    Navigation may confound you at Tarazza, but at some places, you know exactly where you stand. Natalie's, the little cafe with the heart-warming story behind it (it was started by a school principal and dietitian) has flourished by d...

  • Hot Dish
    Thursday, January 9, 1997 at 3 a.m. by Mary Brown Malouf

    Mandibles across Dallas should thank Natalie's for their homemade cinnamon rolls, a welcome break from the bagel workout most of us call breakfast. Of course, they have more sugar and more fat than a bagel--they also have more flavo...


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