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Fearless Critic restaurant review
Dallas
Food
Feel
Price
8.6
6.5
$45
Southern
Casual restaurant

Hours
Mon–Thu 8:00am–3:00pm
Mon–Thu 5:00pm–10:00pm
Fri 8:00am–3:00pm
Fri 5:00pm–11:00pm
Sat 8:00am–11:00pm

Sun 11:00am–10:00pm

Features Kid-friendly
Bar Beer, wine, liquor
Credit cards Visa, MC, AmEx
Reservations Not accepted

www.smokerestaurant.com

Oak Cliff
901 Fort Worth Ave.
Dallas, Texas
(214) 393-4141
Smoke
Smoked-out meats may be inconsistent, but the highs are not to be missed here

Smoke is not where “meat meets west.” Instead, it celebrates Modern American cooking on old American wood-fired equipment: smokers, ovens—even stoves. Located in the funky 1940s-era Belmont Hotel—a boutique sleep with a Mad Men vibe—this restaurant stakes its claim on house-made sausages, house-smoked meats, and cocktail formulations featuring fresh juices garnished with house-pickled anything and everything.

“Big Rib,” a Flintstones-sized beef rib, is satisfyingly smoky, but with a tender pull that is anything but reticent. There’s North Carolina pulled hog, fire-baked oysters, and side dishes typical of this ilk including house-cured pork belly and rabbit sausage. Because of the unpredictable nature of old-fashioned cooking, meats can dry out. It’s a risk.

Smoke also offers behemoth brunches that include tasty blueberry ricotta pancakes and barbecue eggs Benedict—nice twists on what are often tired mainstays. Smoke’s mezcal and key lime meringue pie is a delicate and refreshing respite.

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