Tesar's Commissary--any reviews?
- bhoward May 16, 2011 02:48 PM
Any one been to the Commissary yet? The photos on Brad's Blog make me want to try the place next time I am in Dallas.
I've only tried the burgers but found them to be quite impressive: consider that you're gonna be getting a grass-fed patty (if you go beef), high quality bun and vegetables, with a pickle made in house, and a heaping mound of fries. You can build a top notch burger like that for about $10! I like the one with the duck egg, the short rib burger, and the soft shell crab burger.
The small space is a nightmare for noise and can feel pretty cramped. Service can be pretty spotty too.
I haven't personally gotten to try the Table, but the concept does sound appealing to me since I have friends who have limited experience with chef-driven/higher end dining. They feel intimidated for various reasons, so I see it as a potential way to break the ice for them.
I've only been once, but my experience is consistent with your burger assessment. The meat was delicious - rich, beefy, juicy. The fries are a little weak, and it does cost an extra $2 or $3 to park - but what you get for the money is a bargain. We sat outside, so no problems with the space. I've heard about service problems, but mine server was competent enough to make me not really care.