Dallas’ Best Shellfish: Spoon Bar and Kitchen

Like oysters? Prawns? Lobster? Then, Spoon Bar & Kitchen is just the place for you. Chef John Tesar knows how to make a “rockin” restaurant with amazing shellfish dishes. With classic rock music playing in the background, I wanted to savor every bite and grab for another and another one when I recently dined there for a media lunch.

For starters, my table enjoyed a king crab leg (flown in from one of Tesar’s friends on the East Coast) accompanied by a rich and oceanic fish sauce, which was amazing. Brick and Basil fried Prawn with basil pesto was superb, too. SpoonStarters Next, we thoroughly enjoy a mid-course of the Seafood “Ramen,” with five different kinds of fish and pork belly melting in your mouth. The ramen is made in-house and cooked perfectly. I highly recommend that you order this dish, which is nicely priced during lunch.
IMG_3050 My main course was LOBSTER Agnolotti, lobster butter & lobster knuckles, which is informally called the lobster on lobster on lobster. WOW! From the fresh lobster meat to the creamy lobster butter and the lobster ravioli, the whole dish just melts in your mouth like candy. The portion is perfect, and you will sit back on the plush blue booth and savor this precious moment. Yes, it is that good!
IMG_3053 Finally, after this rich meal, what better way then to end it off with some Yuzu and Lemon dessert to freshen your palate?! It should be noted that menu is constantly evolving, so what is on the menu today, may not be there tomorrow.

John Tesar and the Spoon staff will be offering a Sunday Brunch beginning on Mother’s Day, May 12, 2013 from 11AM to 2:30PM. They will also be offering lunch beginning May 14, 2012 from 11AM to 2:30PM Tuesday through Friday. I highly recommend you making reservations at the number below.

Spoon Bar & Kitchen
8220 Westchester Rive
Dallas, TX 75225


  1. That looks amazing, Jennifer!!

    I’ll have to add that to my bucket list 😉

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