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Fearless Critic restaurant review
Moroccan, Middle Eastern
Casual restaurant

Mon–Thu 11:00am–10:00pm
Fri 11:00am–11:00pm
Sat noon–11:00pm
Sun noon–10:00pm

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


2304 Victory Park Ln.
Dallas, Texas
(214) 979-0003
Medina Oven & Bar
Pretty good Pan-Middle Eastern in a small space—with good cocktails to boot

Medina Oven serves up an amalgam of Moroccan and Mediterranean cuisine: dishes created with a contemporized slant are coupled with authentic compositions. Nosh, nibble, and gnaw flatbreads, dips, and spreads plus phyllo and gourmet pizzas. Grouse: the portions—tasty though they are—are as dinky as the dining room. (No, says the house marketing wizardry, the dining is room cozy, sexy, intimate—horny yet?). You’ll have a whale of a time filling up on this stuff.

And the dining room is good and sexed-up: sprays of vibrant color, handcrafted (or looks to be) tile, and lantern sconces designed to elicit the feel of a Marrakesh city café. Great outdoor patio, too, with iron chairs that get cushioning from vibrant pillows in exotic patterns. Sit back and behold the narrow strip of urban green space with burbling water fountains surrounded by Victory Park steel and glass. Then sample the tasty vegetable in coriander saffron broth, the grilled brochettes, and the tagines (sea bass with carrots, peppers, and potatoes in a tomato sauce).

Quaff cocktails like the caramel fig martini (roasted fig stunt doubles for the olive), the mojito (rum, lime, fresh mint, and orange blossom water) and the “Med-Rim Margarita” (Patrón silver, Cointreau, and ruby red grapefruit with a sugared rim). Feeling sexed-up yet?

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