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Week In Reviews: Saint Ann, Taj Chaat, Katy Trail Ice House

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Saint Ann, two stars from the DMN.
Saint Ann, two stars from the DMN.
Photo: Christopher Whitten/Saint Ann on Facebook

Here's where Dallas critics ate this week.

DALLAS MORNING NEWS -- Leslie Brenner gives two stars to Saint Ann Restaurant and Bar, which has a "weirdly vertigo-inducing" glass floor. The new chef is Chad Starling of Chicago's Aria, and he replaces rubbery scallops and farmed salmon with "nicely seared" scallops and golden trout. She doesn't dig the taco plate and the ricotta gnocchi is "too oily."

OBSERVER -- It's off to Irving for Scott Reitz, who eats at Amruth Indian Kitchen and Taj Chaat House. At Amruth, he ate many pickles and reports their mixed vegetable pickle "would kick the English pickle's ass," and liked a "robust" goat curry. At Taj Chaat House, where diners order on little slips of paper, the cooking is "more humble" and the pickles of a lesser quality.

DALLAS MORNING NEWS -- Mark Vamos heads to the Katy Trail Ice House, which gets two stars and is "basically a great big bar." But Vamos likes the friendly atmosphere, the jalapeno "bottle caps" and tender briskiet. He deems their burger "respectable." -- Joseph Daniel visits Al Wadi Cafe in Bedford, where the dolmas are fresh but Daniel doesn't like them anyway. The lamb kebab is surprisingly filling, and the restaurant's gyro is "moist and tender." His favorite dish is a classic Greek mousaka, eggplant layered with ground beef and and potatoes in a marinara sauce.

Katy Trail Ice House

3127 Routh Street, , TX 75201 (214) 468-0600 Visit Website

Saint Ann

2501 N. Harwood St., Dallas, TX 75201