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The Cedars Social

Cocktail Bar$$$$
Cedars, Dallas
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  • Eater
    EaterJune 16
    The drinks here are ordered by the era in which they were created, from the Aviation during Pre-Prohibition to Vesper Martini from the Repeal era (post prohibition). Read more
  • Dallas Observer
    Dallas ObserverSeptember 17, 2013
    A staple in the craft cocktail scene, the mixologists at Cedars Social change up the menu seasonally, offering cool and crisp in the summer, warm, rich drinks in the winter and everything in between.
  • Laurie D.
    Laurie D.May 5, 2013
    Ambiance & food speak for themselves. Definitely a place worth checking out when in town. Snazzy cocktail menu. For all the single ladies - make your way to the bar and chat with Cullen :)
  • Noah
    NoahMay 15
    Had a great experience! Hosted a party in the backyard. Excellent service from Leif! The chef made a custom pescatarian and gluten-free menu for us. The picky crowd loved the food.
  • GLENN
    GLENNNovember 19, 2013
    Nice place. Eclectic. Cool location. Good-looking attentive wait staff. Great views from windows. Music slightly loud than necessary. Great patio firepit. Will try food next time. WORTH PATRONAGE.
  • ドーラ
    ドーラJanuary 1, 2012
    A cocktail adventure every single visit. Honestly, the drink menu is a little bit intimidating, but their knowledgeable staff can always point you in the right direction and make great suggestions.
  • ドーラ
    ドーラJanuary 1, 2012
    Cedars Social also has a great breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu. My favorites to nibble on are their eggs benedict, crab cake sliders, roasted asparagus, and deviled eggs (amazing!).
  • Justin N.
    Justin NordellMarch 3, 2013
    If you want the best drink you've ever had, ask from the incredible TRINA behind the bar. Fun, gorgeous, and a killer mixologist! You won't be disappointed.
  • Tony X.
    Tony XerrayOctober 13, 2016
    Reminds me of upscale bars in NY, which is a good thing! Their burger was delicious and the kale salad was wonderful. Great place to chill out.
  • SusieDrinksDallas
    SusieDrinksDallasAugust 25, 2011
    The cocktails are small but totally worth the price as they are STRONG and incredibly innovative. They also have a throwback cocktail list ... just don't order a dirty martini.GET THE MOSCOW MULE.
  • ドーラ
    ドーラJanuary 1, 2012
    The mixologists are among the best I’ve ever experienced and pour some of the greatest cocktails made only with the freshest and tastiest ingredients.
  • Dallas Foodie (.
    Dallas Foodie (Danielle G.)July 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    On my list of Best Mixology Cocktail Bars in Dallas! To get an amazing drink simply tell your server or bartender what flavors you like. They will take it from there.
  • Kenn Y.
    Kenn YoungarJuly 14, 2012
    Amazing service! Hadn't even got to half way through my drink and have been asked twice if all was good. Ima gunna be coming here a lot more often! Ask for Pete!
  • Dallas Observer
    Dallas ObserverAugust 19, 2014
    When ex-NFL players open restaurants and bars, it's usually safe to expect a somewhat dumbed-down concept. Read more
  • Chris W.
    Chris WeberOctober 18, 2013
    Request a drink be made with name your alcohol. I gambled with Scotch and won. They are amazing behind the bar.
  • The Feast
    The FeastJune 12, 2011
    Dallas' first true cocktail den is the brainchild of owner Brian Williams, barman Michael Martensen and chef John Tesar. Go for the chicken and waffles. Read more
  • Tom J.
    Tom JFebruary 29, 2012
    Imbibe Magazine listed The Cedars Social as pouring some of the Best Classic Cocktails in the South in their March/April 2011 Southern Issue.
  • Kaylee
    KayleeMay 29, 2016
    I would have loved this place a whole lot more if our event waiter wasn't so rude to customers. Great craft cocktails apparently the first craft cocktail bar in Dallas.
  • Raimundo M.
    Raimundo MbalaJuly 10, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    On Monday nights it's ALL YOU CAN EAT Prime Rib. Try it with the lobster tail. . .you'll slap yourself!! It's absolutely delicious!!!
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkNovember 7, 2013
    Excellent place to have a work or pleasure happy-hour. Great environment/service makes up for slightly more expensive prices.
  • JJ
    JJJanuary 2, 2016
    Cedars Old Fashioned nice smokey finish from the smoked cedar plank
    Upvoted May 5
  • Mimi R.
    Mimi RobinsonApril 30, 2011
    Go for cocktails, food is good but $$$ not worth a second try. Cocktails also $$$ but very much worth many tries. Relaxed, if rather nondescript, but it's got that certain energy. Just the bar part...
  • ドーラ
    ドーラJanuary 1, 2012
    My favorite drinks are the Shakedown Highball, the Celery Cup, the SouthSide, and the Texas Fizz.
  • Raimundo M.
    Raimundo MbalaJune 17, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Great Bar Service. Try "Moscow Mule" and ""Sausage and Peppers.". You won't be disappointed, and YOU WILL be back!
  • Heidi K.
    Heidi KimJuly 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The truffle mac and cheese is my favorite thing ... ever. Definitely get it if you can-- :).
  • Liz
    LizJuly 2, 2011
    Hmm the size of the cocktails are disappointing for the price but very delicious and creative! Best onion rings in town. Devil eggs are mediocre
  • Rachel R.
    Rachel RobinsonNovember 19, 2014
    Don't come if you're in any sort of a hurry. But once you get your food, it's delicious.
  • R. Y.
    R. YoungJuly 31, 2011
    Best $13 crown rocks in South Dallas... the ritz has nothing on this place. Excellent overpriced mac n cheese as well.
  • Lindsey C.
    Their grilled cheese with truffle essence is amazing. As is the heirloom tomatoes and burratta.
  • Raley W.
    Raley WeltyAugust 18, 2013
    Great place to try lots of things. Truffle Mac n cheese is a must.
  • Tori C.
    Tori C.June 16, 2011
    Great burger and short rib sliders. The chocolate brioches bread pudding is also a win!
  • Bill F.
    Bill FlaggJune 10, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Mike is the best bartender! You give him your mood and the mixologist will make it happen for you!
  • Clint W.
    Prohibition Era drinks, and food ranging from $10.00 to $45.00. Ambient music
  • Alex A.
    Alex ArzeOctober 1, 2015
    Do NOT plan on going to the bathroom here if you have pediophobia or any other fear of creepy things. Everything else is amazing though!
  • Marc R.
    Marc RamirezOctober 2, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Ask for something off-menu with whiskey and prepare to have your life transformed
  • tracy p.
    tracy pellMay 15, 2015
    Awesome classic cocktails. I love their flatbreads, deviled eggs and Mac and cheese.
  • The Power Group
    The Power GroupFebruary 19, 2013
    We recommend the Moscow Mule, deviled eggs, and the cheese (smorgas)board!
  • Ashley E.
    Ashley EspinosaMarch 5, 2013
    Pretty chill, lots of fire pits, decent Pimm's
  • Jim A.
    Jim AnthonyApril 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Anything from Trina is better than the best from anywhere else.
  • KERRY P.
    KERRY PROKUPFebruary 18, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Drinks are excellent, but if you are an impatient drinker, you will get annoyed.
  • JJ
    JJJanuary 2, 2016
    Best Truffle Mac and Cheses
    Upvoted May 5
  • Martin E.
    Martin EkechukwuMay 12, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Great food. Very friendly service! Try a mocktail if you don't drink alcohol
  • Roz T.
    Roz ThomasOctober 29, 2014
    Unusual cocktail menu, all expertly prepared.
  • Jenn D.
    Jenn DuSeptember 10, 2011
    Awesome mixologist! The Mexican monk was fantastic!
  • Anaka S.
    Anaka SerenaAugust 14, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Just thinking about the burger makes me hungry. Order it with the english muffin.
  • Kristina S.
    Kristina SmithOctober 31, 2011
    so much fun, beautiful layout. outside is a treat in the summer.
  • jess i.
    jess icaJanuary 27, 2015
    HORRIBLE slow and I mean SLOW service. Drinks are delicious, but jeeze. 15 minutes for one drink is a little much if you sit at a table.
  • Kevin V. W.
    Kevin V. WilliamsFebruary 16, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Smoked Cedar Old Fashion with Bulliet Bourbon.
  • Ben H.
    Ben HolcombSeptember 4, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Must try the Mac & Cheese & the drink called "Moscow Mule"
  • Bethany H.
    Bethany HawkinsJanuary 19, 2013
    Go for the razor clams and brussel sprouts.
  • Gilt City
    Gilt CitySeptember 23, 2011
    The short rib sliders are so delicious here, especially when paired with a refreshing cocktail.
  • Lara B.
    Lara BeckerApril 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Green Pastures and Knickerbacher for a swweeeet rum mix..mmmm!!
  • Patrick H.
    Patrick HartJanuary 16
    Just tell them what you like and let them do the rest. It's money.
  • ILiveInDallas.com
    Get all your buddies to grow mustaches for two weeks and have a mustache & bowtie party.
  • Bill F.
    Bill FlaggFebruary 4, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Mary on Crack. Great bartenders and cocktails!
  • Melissa K.
    Love.this.place. Great atmosphere, cocktails and conversation.
  • Xavier D.
    Xavier DarkhorseJuly 12, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Slow down and let the mixologists take the time to make you something wonderful.
  • Dallas Observer
    Dallas ObserverJanuary 25, 2013
    Yours truly has voted Cedars Social as "Best Mixology Bar" for 2012!!! Check it out!
  • Kevin
    KevinMay 4, 2013
    Stop what you're doing and order the truffle mac 'n cheese. Right. Now.
  • Marc R.
    Marc RamirezSeptember 28, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Get the Number Four. Angus Winchester is genius
  • Ally F.
    Ally FiestaNovember 2, 2011
    Awesome adult beverage selection. Kick it by the fireplace & make a new friend ;)
  • J. Damany D.
    J. Damany DanielFebruary 4, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the Moscow Mule. Heck, try any drink!
  • Penny K.
    Penny KimApril 8, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The pork belly is to die for!
  • Jeff U.
    Jeff UMarch 14, 2011
    Nice cocktails. Try the Vaya Con Dios!
  • James S.
    James StokerDecember 7, 2011
    Spicy Wings... Extra blue cheese. Amazing!
  • Jonathan A.
    Jonathan ArmsteadApril 27, 2012
    I feel like I stepped out of Dallas and into...somewhere hipper than Dallas
  • Ben H.
    Ben HolcombMarch 12, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Be sure to order the Mac n Cheese
  • Madelyn M.
    Madelyn MillerJanuary 29, 2012
    Lousy service. I live across the street and would love to hangout there--but had three bad experiences in a row. I consider that a strike out
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 22, 2014
    Omar Flores, chef of Driftwood, eats here on his nights off. He loves the The Social Market. Read more
  • Sherry M.
    Sherry MonkFebruary 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Love the chill atmosphere!
  • Dina L.
    Dina Light-McNeelySeptember 30, 2012
    Order an old fashion. It won't do you wrong.
  • Timothy M.
    Timothy MöhleDecember 12, 2015
    Three pages of cocktails. I'm in heaven.
  • Brandon A.
    Brandon AmelongJune 29, 2013
    Pimm's cup... don't mind if I do! Try it with celery.
  • Chase M.
    Chase MacriSeptember 13, 2014
    Cocktails and some of the food. Beware any server wearing a fedora.
  • Neil L.
    Neil LemonsNovember 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The Deviled Eggs are divine.
  • chanelle f.
    chanelle foxJuly 15, 2011
    Food portions are itty bitty! Beware!!!!!!!! And don't come hungry!
  • cam
    camDecember 16, 2014
    Fantastic cocktails
  • Cindy S.
    Cindy SpencerApril 1, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Chicken & waffles, Pimm's cup, Cuban Sandwich.
  • ILiveInDallas.com
    ILiveInDallas.comJanuary 16, 2012
    Get the truffle mac n' cheese.
  • Marc R.
    Marc RamirezJanuary 7, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Best Sazerac in the Big D
  • James S.
    James StokerApril 6, 2012
    Truffled Mac and Cheese is where its at!
  • John J.
    John JonesJuly 9, 2011
    Try the water with ice. It's delish.
  • Daniel W.
    Daniel WagnerDecember 23, 2011
    Expensive drinks but they're made right for once. No pluckers sweet and sour here.
  • Tracy M.
    Tracy MeesFebruary 19, 2012
    Best bathroom hand towels Ever!
  • Nic B.
    Nic BarnesJune 30, 2012
    BEST cocktails in Dallas
  • Addie R.
    Addie RoseMay 18, 2013
    mimosas are strong.
  • Kandee P.
    Kandee PhasavatMay 2, 2013
    Pimm's cup all the way!
  • Kurt B.
    Kurt BiggersAugust 24, 2013
    Great crowd and drinks.
  • Tyler H.
    Tyler HortonApril 3, 2011
    Ball and chain. Best cocktail hands down
  • Taylor S.
    Taylor SmithJanuary 7, 2012
    THE BAR IS WAYYYY SLOW. Waited 30 min for our drinks
  • Tori C.
    Tori C.July 8, 2011
    Wasn't a fan of the chicken and (savory) waffles.
  • Óscar Y.
    Óscar YañezNovember 11, 2011
    Japanese Maple was pretty good!
  • Miss Â.
    Miss ÂnneDecember 2, 2013
    Just made a regular. w00t
  • Sean R.
    Sean ReardonDecember 18, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Have Jules make you a What It Is. Srsly.
  • John M.
    John MichelAugust 29, 2012
    Pegasus. And the truffle fries
  • Oh Hey Dallas
    Oh Hey DallasSeptember 28, 2011
    Best onion rings in town
  • Christian R.
    Christian RodriguezFebruary 25, 2013
    Absolutely incredible service.
  • Marla W.
    Marla WatsonMarch 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    We love Megan!!!!
  • Nik
    NikMarch 19, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Crabcake sliders...Mmmm
  • Shawn H.
    Shawn HendersonJuly 25, 2011
    Great spot!
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