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About Origin Kitchen + Bar
Origin Kitchen + Bar features seasonal craft cuisine highlighting expertly sourced ingredients. Origin's cyclical menu celebrates the flavors of each season using the freshest ingredients presented with a rustic sensibility.
Origin's beverage program offers hand-crafted cocktails, a diverse and accessible wine list and a variety of beers highlighting local breweries. Our passion for fresh, seasonal flavors drives a seasonal cocktail menu celebrating classic cocktails with a unique approach.
Dallas, TX 75205
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday-Friday: 7:30am-10:30am
Lunch: Monday-Friday: 10:30am-2:00pm
Dinner: Tuesday-Friday: 5:00pm-10:00pm
Brunch: Saturday: 8:30-2:00pm, Sunday: 9am-3:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Origin Kitchen + Bar has a private lot for our customers.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Origin Kitchen + Bar Ratings and Reviews
Wanted to like this restaurant because of the good reviews but the wait was too long. We came in for brunch on a Sunday. After waiting 15 minutes after our reservation to be sat down, we had to haul down a waiter from a different section to order because our waiter was no where to be found. The coffees took forever (simple black American coffee they pour from a large jar), the food took even longer. Restaurant was half empty. Our waiter (who was not supposed to wait on our table) was very nice, we didn't walk out because of him. Food was okay - pretty bland.
I ordered the short ribs and they came out incredibly burned. While the chef remade the dish they excused its texture describing it as "seared." My husband ordered the hanger steak. It was cool to the touch and the vegetable medley was a hot/cold mixture. I would not recommend for the price.
We had a reservation. 20+ mins past the reserved time we were seated. Our apps were forgotten for another 20+ mins.
That being said the cocktails and food were very good, especially for our Paleo, Whole30 crew's needs. I'd recommend it bc it seemed like we were the only ones getting shafted and we had a good time. They comp'ed the apps so that was nice. Bad service impression, great food. I'll have to try again sometime.
How do you run out of Bread Pudding during Restaurant Week at 7:30 pm? We had to wait for quite some time to order drinks because our waiter disappeared. The food could be seasoned more. The chicken chimichurri was dry, but my friends say the steak was delicious. The bread pudding that we waited to see if we wee going to get..........they could have kept it. Who makes bread pudding with no cinnamon or nutmeg, buttery taste, etc. I have to wonder is the chef from the South..............Once was enough for me in regards to the food. The Gold Rim Margaritas were really good.
We went for Restaurant week, which meant a four-course limited selection menu. The calamari was delicious and the breading was nice and light, though the Thai salad was incredibly spicy. It went downhill from there. The "halibut with risotto" was a cooked-to-death piece of what was once a beautiful fish, served on top of white rice with butter--I don't know how they call that "risotto." For the cookie and ice cream dessert, the cookie was also overcooked. There is nothing appealing to me about a dark brown cookie that you have to break in order to eat. Overall, great ambiance but there are too many other better options in Dallas for me to go here again.
Maybe it was an off night, but you'd think a restaurant would bring their A-game if they participate in restaurant week. Our group wasn't impressed and won't be back. It was really the service that was consistently poor from start to finish. Service makes all the difference, especially if the food isn't executed particularly well and the menu isn't all that creative. The server who took our order struggled quite a bit and didn't seem to know what was on the menu. We never saw him again after that. We waited 20+ minutes for the first course, but then we were rushed through the next 2 courses only to be waiting again for the dessert course. Apparently there was some problem with the egg setting for the bread pudding. We had to flag down staff to find this out though, and they didn't seem too concerned whether we were happy or not. Seemed like they're both under staffed and staffed with the wrong people (lack of experience, not professional, not happy to be there). We saw lots of scrambling to put in orders and get plates out. Not a well oiled machine, no rhythm or flow, and we could feel the tension as customers. The last thing we saw as we left sums it up well - the hostess was slumping/kicked back fully engrossed in her mobile phone. What a shame for all the customers on this Saturday night, especially if they were as excited as us initially.
They let us know the moment we walked in that they were under staffed which I appreciated. Our food took a little too long but the manger brought us a quick appetizer as a comp to hold us over until our order arrived. We knew they were all working hard to make up for being under staffed. Luckily we were in no rush and enjoyed the longer dinner service. I love eating here because they accommodate all my food allergies so easily and the menu has really great offerings.
The service has continuously dwindled over the last 6 months to the point where we will likely not be coming back. Not sure if ownership or management has changed, but whomever is hiring needs to do a better job vetting the host/hostess and server positions. We make reservations each time, but the last 3 times we've stood at the host's stand for over 5 minutes waiting for someone who works there to seat us . . . and there was no line. Several times recently, when we are finally seated, we've had to wait over 10 minutes to have a server come take our drink order. Last time I watched two servers bicker over whose table it was to serve while we just sat and watched the exchange, waiting for menu. A couple times in the last 2 months I've had to send my order back (The King) because the server didn't hear me request the gluten-free option (I have a real wheat allergy; not being trendy). They apologized for the inconvenience, sure, but I had to wait 10 more minutes for my correct order while watching my wife eat hers.
And if you want the bill so you can leave, well that, too, can take some patience. The server will actually have to come back to check on you - which the last 3 times our server checked on us only after 30 minutes!
If you do go here, go alone and sit at the bar. Service at the bar is still wonderful, I guess because they can't miss you.
Overall there is a real lack of attentiveness here, as if the servers/hosts are too busy to be bothered. Last year this restaurant felt like a quaint spot to eat and feel welcome, like a small town diner, where the sugar caddy was full and the staff seemed genuinely pleased to see you. Today, not at all. Which is terribly frustrating because the food is so damn good.
We really enjoyed this restaurant! The food was delicious and the service has above and beyond. We were wanting some Paleo options for food and have honestly tired of HG Supply and how overrated the place really is. We cannot say enough great things about Origin! We will definitely be returning!!!
We ate here earlier this week and LOVED our meals, our drinks, and our overall experience. They were happy to accommodate a party of 10 with just half an hour's notice, and the service we received was top notch. Delicious seasonal menu, fabulous craft cocktails, and wonderful service. Origin Kitchen + Bar is a winner!
Arrived just after opening and 2 other tables were there and I was still rushed. I ordered the steak and eggs. Steak great, eggs runny and under cooked (asked for medium no runny whites). Sweet potato side was soggy and just not good. Server never came back around to see how meal was. Not sure I would come back.
As usual, Origin did not fail us. I had the sweet potato hash with avocado, my husband had the same with beef, and his friend had the same with chicken. All were delicious. My other friend had the kale salad and she said it was great! Plus, they serve bullet-proof coffee. What is not to like?
By far one of the best brunches we have had in dallas! As New Yorkers we can a bit picky when it comes to our food but origin exceeded our expectations. We left feeling very full but not bloated and tired like we normally do after a big brunch.
Origin is a great option for paleo peeps that have friends and family don't don't observe the lifestyle. They have options for both. Some of the brunch highlights were the super fluffy pancakes with the maple cream and the sweet potato hash with eggs and chicken sausage. The acai bowl was also delish!
We are flying home today but we will definitely back!
I had the grilled chicken salad. They brought me whipped cream for the dressing by mistake. It basically ruined my appetite. The waiter was clueless and didn't seem to care. He said oh I guess I brought you the stuff that goes on our waffles. I brought a friend here for the first time. I was embarrassed that I chose this restaurant. Service was poor. Food was less than desirable. Won't go again.
The address is McKinney Avenue, but that is actually the back doorway so you need to go through the restaurant to find the host stand which is a bit strange.
Food quality is wonderful. Items are very fresh and portions are large. The chicken nacho appetizer had malanga chips, fresh tomatoes, and high quality chicken---plenty to share. Shrimp & grits was very rich and flavorful. My friend had the brisket tacos and loved them. Sadly, service was a bit off, beverages were not well attended and at times, it seems they had Team service and other times a server would appear totally lost as to which course we were eating/ordering, then the original server who had been absent for a long time would reappear.
Food was exceptional and worthy of a return trip.
This neighborhood gem is great for Breakfast too!! There aren't many breakfast restaurants that do fresh ingredients at an accessible price. The Maple Syrup is real, not imitation!! Most popular places have great pancakes and french toast, but use artificial syrup. This one gesture demonstrates the extreme attention to detail and the commitment to real food that is fresh and authentic. The chicken sausage is also a rare find on most breakfast menus. The food i fresh, not friend and greasy drowning in gravy. There are many delicious comfort food menu options with fresh ingredients that are delicious and healthy. My only suggestion to them would be to get a juicer and serve fresh squeezed O.J. Be sure to make a reservation because there is nothing like it in town. A+
Excellent family dinner at a highly underrated restaurant. Origin has some of the most interesting menu items in the area, offering local ingredients, innovative cocktails and a relaxed atmosphere. The bar was trying out a new spring cocktail and they asked us to oblige in a tasting which we happily did. We love Origin!
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