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Fearless Critic restaurant review
Indian, Middle Eastern
Casual restaurant

Mon–Wed 11:00am–2:00pm
Mon–Wed 5:00pm–10:30pm
Thu–Fri 11:00am–2:00pm
Thu–Fri 5:00pm–11:00pm
Sat 5:00pm–11:00pm

Features Date-friendly, good wines, kid-friendly, outdoor dining, veg-friendly
Bar Beer, wine, liquor
Credit cards Visa, MC, AmEx
Reservations Accepted


2100 Ross Ave.
Dallas, Texas
(214) 922-9922
Samar by Stephan Pyles
Incremental tongue arousal from all around the world, in a warm and beautiful setting

One of the founding linchpins of Southwestern cuisine, Stephan Pyles has long had a passion for Latin flavors. Every creation he has executed since his deep Southwestern flirtations has been an experience to be pleasantly reckoned with. With Samar, Pyles explores the culinary influences of Spain and other Mediterranean locales (plus India and Turkey) to create an affordable, tapas-style menu in bright, rich environs reminiscent of Morocco or Turkey.

Samar’s Spanish inspirations include blistered chilies with smoked salt, white gazpacho, and chorizo with potatoes, fried egg, and foie gras. Or try Indian staples such as tandoor chicken with butter masala or coconut fish curry. There’s also a delicious veal tagine, lamb pizza, and garlicky hummus with a side order of sundried-tomato-basil naan.

Samar has one of the most reasonably priced wine lists in the city. Though not overly extensive, the tightly focused selection of wines pairs exceptionally well with the savory menu. Specialty cocktails feature fresh herbs such as rosemary and mint. Dallas’s own Cultured Cup hand blends teas for Samar.

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