Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Dallas Restaurant Review: Vapiano

I always love hearing about new, interesting places to eat in Dallas, so I thought I would share the love here on moose and lulu.

We recently had a little girls night out at this new place in Mockingbird Station called Vapiano. In three words... fresh, modern, and unique.

First let me explain the concept to you. You walk in and there is a host stand where they give you this card that looks like a hotel keycard. The bar is on the right and the restaurant is on the left. The restaurant is set up into stations, and you go to different areas depending on what you are in the mood for. When you place your order, you scan your card. Same at the bar. And then at the end you pay back at the host stand.

The restaurant is very modern with red bar furniture and light wood tables. Every table has potted herbs on it and there is also an herb garden in the middle of the dining room.

I sampled bruchetta, a basil and mozzarella salad, and tomato soup, and the others had pizza which they also said was really good. The best way I can describe the food is FRESH. I'm not sure if it was the herbs everywhere or just the quality of the food, but it was so good!

The fresh food combined with the modern atmosphere was right up my ally and I will definitely be going back to try the pasta. (Which is all made fresh, in-house, every day.)

Anyways, just thought I would share this fun little spot. If you haven't been yet, go!

Vapiano, 5319 S. Mockingbird Lane, 214-887-1557

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