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The Mitchell

1404 Main St.
Dallas, TX 75202
Critics' Pick
Best Of


  • 11 a.m. to midnight Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday, 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday
  • Wheelchair accessible, Patio/Sidewalk Dining
  • Dinner, Late Night
  • Full bar
  • Street Parking
The Mitchell is, as we’re fond of saying, the lovable underdog of the Dallas French restaurant scene. Most things that other French bistros in town can do, The Mitchell can do just as well and for a lower cost. Dishes here range from a hearty bowl of onion soup to lobster and monkfish bouillabaisse. Steak frites or a slab of crispy pork belly make good accompaniment to a night of cocktails: This is, after all, a bar, with the tiny corner kitchen punching well above its weight.

Top pick: Roasted bone marrow is an indulgence here topped only by the steamed mussels, an “appetizer,” which is in fact an entire Dutch oven of exquisitely flavored shellfish.

The downside: We love The Mitchell, but the bar’s staff turnover — at least four different head chefs in 2018 — is genuinely alarming. We’re still nervous every time we walk in the door. (Only one other Dallas restaurant, Flora Street Cafe, prompted so many return visits to vet the kitchen’s consistency, and Flora Street ultimately failed to make the list at all.)

Fun fact: The bar has a dual specialty in gin and indie grower Champagne, with regionally noteworthy selections of both.

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