The Heights, Dallas, 5/16/16 – 9/3/16

Exterior
Exterior

The Heights in Lakewood has been open about a year and serves lunch, dinner and weekend brunch.  I’ve been for lunch several times and have enjoyed the food and friendly service;  during two visits at dinner both had great service  but the food was terrific once  and flawed the other. I believe the good meal is more indicative of their product but can’t omit it in all honesty. The restaurant offers a full bar but a very limited  wine list.  

Lunch menu
Lunch menu
interior
interior
bar seating
bar seating
front portion
front portion
Frankie liked having a pepper grinder on the table
Frankie liked having a pepper grinder on the table

 

For lunch I first tried the BBQ burger which is adorned with bacon, blue cheese, onions and bbq sauce.  It is messy but good. The contrast of the sweet bbq sauce and the blue cheese is different but good enough I’d come back for it again. The burgers all come with large cut fries that are adequate for your fry fix.

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BBQ burger with buttermilk blue cheese, sweet whiskey grilled onions, apple smoked bacon, sweet and spicy bbq glaze and herb mayo on toasted bun
inside
inside
fries
fries

 

For dessert we split the chocolate pie and while it looked like a small piece it packed a lot of goodness in the package. It was lick the plate good.

Chocolate fudge pie
Chocolate fudge pie
another view
another view

 

The chicken salad is a nice bowl of chicken, greens, apples, walnuts, cheese and cranberries with a light vinaigrette.  It is a satisfying combination of flavors and textures.

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Heights Chicken salad with chunk chicken breast, baby kale, spinach, dried cranberries, green apple, house smoked walnuts, cubied brie and cranberry vinaigrette

 

The turkey club sub  is roasted turkey, ham and bacon with cheese and mustard. It is heated so the provolone is melted and the turkey is warm. It is a nice sandwich but the burger packed more flavor.

Turkey club
Turkey club
Frankie liked looking at the old photos of the area
Frankie liked looking at the old photos of the area

 

Dinner:

Frankie was mesmerized by the candle
Frankie was mesmerized by the candle
dinner menu 1
dinner menu 1
dinner menu 2
dinner menu 2
wine list
wine list
wine
wine
Frankie got cool in the wine holder
Frankie got cool in the wine holder

 

For our first dinner we tried the Wedge salad which was supposed to be seared but no one at the table could find any evidence of the searing. It was a good dressing but not enough for the huge piece of iceberg and the avocados had turned in color.

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Flat Top Wedge: seared wedge of iceberg, apple smoked bacon, chives, tomatoes, avocado, buttermilk blue cheese, green goddess dressing
Frankie wondered about the brown avocado
Frankie wondered about the brown avocado

 

We all had the chicken pot pie at dinner and it was so salty it was inedible. They did redo one and the sauce was way less pasty and the saltiness was gone, so they are capable but it’s hard to want to roll the dice on trying again. They were nice enough to adjust the bill but it was a disappointment to have it look so appealing and not be. In The Height’s defense our dining companions said they’ve had this dish numerous times and it was always very good.

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Chicken Pot Pie: Slow poached chicken, baby vegetables baked and topped with jalapeño cheddar biscuit
little closer
little closer

 

They redeemed themselves with a delicious chocolate dessert and a good blueberry crumble.

chocolate pie
chocolate pie
blueberry crumble
blueberry crumble

 

Our second dinner was totally different. Again we had wonderful service but this time the food matched that.  The martinis from the bar were nicely cold and a perfect accompaniment to looking over the menu. There was a fish special but it didn’t speak to me. We started again with the wedge salad which this time was slightly warmed from its sear on the grill and adorned with brightly colored and flavorful avocados. It was a really tasty salad, although I still would cut down the size of the iceberg or add more dressing.

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Flat top Wedge – seared wedge of iceberg, apple smoked bacon, chives, tomatoes, avocado, buttermilk blue cheese, green goddess dressing

 

For a main course we had the steak and fries which was also very good. The meat was tender and tasty, accented by the nice sauce. The fries were crispy and had potato taste and the salad was a generous portion of greens and crisp, tart apple. Altogether a terrific plate.

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Steak Frites: Seared marinated choice aged tenderloin, steak fries, red wine jus, baby kale green apple salad, herb butter

 

We ended with their chocolate pie which is like a piece of fudge on a crust. A perfect ending for a wonderful meal. Better believe I’ll be back!

fudge pie
fudge pie

 

Frankie posed with the Vespa ad
Frankie posed with the Vespa ad

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