Kim Pierce visited Qariah on Lowest Greenville: The recently opened restaurant's menu may be "largely limited to Lebanese greatest hits", but they're done well—chicken shish tawook is "not just succulent, but amazingly so". Tabbouleh, baba ghanoush, and fresh-baked pita are equally delightful, not to mention the bonus BYOB policy. [DMN]
Mark Vamos checked out Neighborhood Services: The OG Lovers Lane outpost of Tristan Simon's Dallas staple is as slammed as ever, and the noise level can reach a deafening roar, but "attentive, professional servers" and fantastic food, including "oceanic and sweet, perfectly fried" clams, juicy barbecued quail, and a practically orgasmic London broil make the noisy atmosphere worth it. [DMN]
Scott Reitz scoped out Cook Hall: The gastropub that's replaced Craft at the W Hotel has some worthwhile dishes, including a bargain-priced hangar steak with a "brilliant" chimichurri sauce and a juicy burger; the rest of the menu doesn't fare so well, though, with soggy popcorn shrimp, bland pork belly sliders, and a disappointing charcuterie board adding up to a restaurant that's simply not worth the trip, unless you happen to be popping in for a pre-Mavs game bite. [Observer]
Teresa Gubbins investigated Reservoir in Fort Worth: The new gastropubby spot offers "hipster hallmarks" like sliders, "none-too-shabby" pizza, and an "irresistible" version of chicken and waffles with Cap'n Crunch-crusted poultry. [DFW.com]
THE BLOGS: Daniel Vaughn posted a new batch of barbecue reviews; Almost Veggie checked out Cane Rosso; Burger Saturday reviewed the offerings at Rodeo Goat; Dallas Denton and Beyond reviewed Boulevardier.