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The Food at Eureka! Ranges 'From Forgettable to Plain Bad,' Says Reitz

Meanwhile, Leslie Brenner is impressed with The Grape.

The patio at Eureka! in the West Village.
The patio at Eureka! in the West Village.
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Scott Reitz went to Eureka!: This California-born chain that recently landed in the West Village specializes in burgers, "but any Texan with a spatula and a stopwatch could turn out burgers better than the ones" Reitz tried here. Burgers were consistently overcooked, and "no matter how the beef was cooked, it was always greasy, but not juicy." The rest of the menu "oscillates from forgettable to plain bad."  Nonetheless, "show up at 8 p.m. on a Thursday and expect nearly an hour wait." There's a fine craft beer selection and carefully mixed cocktails, but "it's hard to understand how a staff so snooty about booze could be so apathetic about substandard food."

Leslie Brenner reviewed The Grape: With 27-year-old Sarah Snow now in charge of the kitchen, this Lower Greenville staple "is in fine form." Snow "has a good sense of balance and of the flavors that work together," displayed in dishes like chestnut agnolotti with "delicate slices of candied orange, pretzel crumbs and fennel fronds" and "saucy, tender braised rabbit" that "tastes and looks like something from your French grandmother’s kitchen, honest and delicious." Even long-time menu staples "seemed much more carefully prepared than when [Brenner] last reviewed the restaurant." [DMN]

ELSEWHERE: D Magazine reviewed ¡C. Señor! in Bishop Arts; Daniel Vaughn tried barbecue and a burger at Loco Coyote Grill in Glen Rose; City of Ate rounded up the city's best crispy tacos and tried the patty melt at Dallas Grilled Cheese Co.DFW.com ate Jamaican food at Angie's Bikkles and Thai at Mama Tiki's, both in Fort Worth.

The Grape Restaurant

2808 Greenville Avenue, , TX 75206 (214) 828-1981 Visit Website

Eureka!

3700 McKinney Avenue, , TX 75204 (972) 993-2222 Visit Website

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