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Tesar's Commissary--any reviews?

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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.

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  1. 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.

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    1. re: air

      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.

      1. re: gavlist

        Thanks. I will give it a try and report back. The sous vide hanger steak is calling my name and the wine list looks very reasonable with some really interesting choices.