Thanks to Luis Noble, I've found a new place to eat in the Bishop Arts District of Oak Cliff.Oddfellows is a small quaint place staffed by people who care about their guests' dining experience.
Our table of four had macaroni and cheese ($3.50) that's as good as my mama's (it was voted best in Dallas for 2011), brussels and bacon ($3.50) which will make you GLAD you like mini-cabbages, Brooklyn lager fondue ($9), duck quesadillas ($10) and fish and chips ($11).
Everything was prepared perfectly ... and Russell, our young server, was very careful to explain the menu and answer all our questions. When he learned we wanted red cocktail sauce with our fish, he went to the kitchen and whipped up some of his mama's recipe (he was raised on the Gulf Coast). Try finding service like that at a chain restaurant.
Luis had recommended the coffee, so Sara Smith and I ordered a latte and a mocha. Not only were they gloriously delicious, they were beautiful to boot. Oddfellows has some very talented barristas.
The only disappointment I had was the french fries. When serving an English style fish and chips, the fries need to be chunky and hand cut.
Parking is scare in the whole area. We had to circle a nearby lot several times, but the effort was certainly worth it.
Luis says Oddfellows breakfast and weekend brunch are also amazing. Hopefully, I'll have a chance to try that part of the menu soon.
I'm giving Oddfellows an enthusiastic four stars.
316 W. 7th
214-944-9598 (Good luck getting them to answer the phone)
Reservations for 6 or more only.
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