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J Black's Feel Good Lounge

2409 N. Henderson Ave.
Dallas, TX 75206-6942


  • Sun, Fri-Sat 11am-2pm, Mon-Thu 4pm-2am
  • $$
  • Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Street Parking
  • Reservations Not Necessary
This recently opened Henderson Avenue hot spot may look a lot like the original Austin location, but the designers of the Dallas branch of the "Feel Good Lounge" went with a more polished, less rock-and-roll feel that’s appropriately Dallas. The interior has the feel of a place to kick back, compatible with enjoying its top-shelf cocktails, like the sangria or the Hemingway, and chef de cuisine Bobby Weddle's casual grub. Customers can retire to either a leather couch inside or a plush banquette on the patio. They do so mostly for brunch, when the menu is long on traditional offerings -- eggs Benedict, migas, Bloody Mary. Fancy tacos, named by year, are also available. The "1993" taco includes scrambled eggs with sautéed portobello mushrooms, arugula, shallots and sun-dried tomatoes with goat cheese. The bar’s happy hour offers $1 off all drinks, 25 percent discounts on bottles of wine and half off select sharing plates, like pitas and hummus or the tasty fried macaroni-and-cheese balls.

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