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Central 214

Map & Directions 5680 N. Central Expressway
Dallas, TX 75206
  • New American
  • Mon - Fri 6:30 AM - 11:00 AM 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM Sat - Sun 6:30 AM - 2:30 PM 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Business Dining, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party
  • Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Recommended, Accepted
  • Lot Available, Valet


Dallas Observer's Description

For some time, Central 214 was led by Blythe Beck, but now Graham Dodds mans the pass, fresh from an award-winning stint at Bolsa in Oak Cliff. His bone-marrow butter steak is a stunner. Dodds procures beef naturally raised in Texas, sears it to order and slathers it end to end in a beautiful compound butter, tricked out with herbs, soft garlic and bone marrow. Sure, it's heavy. Consider it a special-occasion dish. A house-made blood sausage stuffed into ravioli, and a delicious Scotch egg are standouts too.

There are lamb's breast and beef short ribs and thin crispy ribbons of pig ears. There's an oxtail ragout. Are you seeing a pattern here? Dodds doesn't shy away from animal protein, but there's a certain elegance to his cooking. Hosted in the Hotel Palomar's downstairs dining room, Dodds’ cooking makes for compelling eating. And his bar snacks are a worthy accompaniment to a long session at the bar.

Member Reviews

  • kittymoose77
    kittymoose77 wrote a review for Central 214
    on 11/16/10

    The cocktails here are creative, delicious, and well poured! Atmosphere is hip and fun.. patio is delightful as well!

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  • Betty L. on 01/24/12

    Wow...Chef Graham Dodds new menu is fabulous!

  • Betty L. on 02/25/10

    Gotta have the scallops ~ yumm! Say hi to Chef Blythe Beck while you're there!

  • Lis O. on 08/18/13

    The food was spectacular. Farm to table restaurant with all dishes having a unique flavor. Every dish I tried was better than the other. The favorite would be the Gnocchi & oxtail.

  • Carece S. on 05/17/12

    Try the Triple Cooked Fries, Malt Vinegar - Incredible delight with Artisan Texas Cheeses (via @Foodspotting)

  • Almost Veggies on 05/01/12

    Devour the massive menu standout titled ~ ugly pug chocolate cake with chantilly cream! Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes.

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