American cuisine has progressed so much over the past decade or two. No longer are your selections limited to pizza and burgers. Now, American cuisine can be truly upscale and unique. One of the best new places in Dallas to enjoy more upscale American dishes is Merchant House, a cocktail bar and restaurant.
The menu at Merchant House is set up to allow for easy sharing of dishes. On the first page, you'll find shareable appetizers, like Hummus, Ahi Tuna Nachos, and Crispy Devilish Eggs. The Lil' Cheesesteaks are a unique play on the classic Philly Cheesesteak, featuring orange marmalade and shaved beef.
Merchant House also offers entree-style dishes like their Shaking Beef Salad, which features marinated tenderloin steak, avocado, and watercress. The fish and chips is good choice if you're craving something fried. You'll love the Dallas Blonde batter and homemade fries on the side! The Merchant also offers their own play on the hot dog. They call it The Big Dog, and it's a Chicago-style hot dog on a brioche bun.
Make sure you pair your meal with a unique cocktail. Casa Lavender is a creation made with tequila, pineapple, lemon, simple syrup, creme de violette, and lavender bitters. Mint lovers will fall in love with the Japanese Cucumber Collins, and anyone who loves fruity drinks will like the Georgia Peach.
Merchant House would be a great place for a first date or for Friday night dinner with friends. The natural wood tables, green plants, and dim lighting lend a relaxing, yet somewhat posh environment. The restaurant is located in an old house, so you'll feel right at home when you step in the front door.
Merchant's House opens daily at 11 am and is located at 4040 Maple Ave, just a few minutes from The Ashton Apartments. Contact us if you're looking for a new home in the area.