You’ve been racking your brain to come up with the perfect get-together spot for post-work drinks/dinner with friends/that next date.
Worry no more thanks to R Bar & Grill. Open since March 24, the new restaurant is adjacent to the newly renovated Hilton Arlington. Chef Michael West (who earned his chops at Old Hickory Steakhouse in the Gaylord Texan) showcases his vision through familiar food with contemporary twists in an upscale setting.
This ain’t your mama’s hotel restaurant. R Bar & Grill is sleekly designed with reclaimed wood floors, dim lighting, and brown leather seating (very comfy, btw).
Play catch-up with friends over local craft beers (Franconia, Firemans #4, Gateway XPA and Devil’s Backbone) at the spacious bar outfitted with ten 50″ tvs. Or politic over the day’s events with cleverly crafted cocktails in hand.
Although still in its infancy, early faves so far include:
Wild Boar Chili – boar chili topped with a fried egg and arugula ($9)
Smokey Caesar Salad – fried green tomato “croutons”, romaine lettuce, charred corn, smoked tomato ranch and parmesan cheese ($7)
Cooper Street Tacos – chicken fried chicken, green chili country gravy, charred corn, cheddar cheese and pico ($9)
Rocket Pizza – pepperoni, pecan wood smoked bacon and italian sausage ($16)
Onion Rings – Beer marinated served with smoked tomato ranch ($5)
Fish, steaks, burgers and wings and even fried oyster nachos can also be found on the enticing menu.
R Bar & Grill’s dishes feature ingredients from local purveyors and dishes influenced by cuisine in the region. Some of these local purveyors include:
- Dallas Mozzarella Co. (Dallas)
- Jimmy’s Food Store (Dallas)
- Veldhuizen Farms (Dublin)
- Massimo Bakery (Dallas)
- Gloria’s Tortilla’s (Fort Worth)
Need gluten-free options? Smile because R Bar & Grill has nine to choose from.
Foodies with sweet teeth may consider capping off their meal with a dessert like strawberry shortcake donut holes.
Trust us. R Bar & Grill is a refreshing addition to the Arlington restaurant scene. Get there before the secret’s out of the bag.
AT A GLANCE
R Bar & Grill
|2401 E Lamar Blvd
Arlington, Texas 76006
|Hours of Operation
Sun-Thurs: 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Fri-Sat: 11:00 am – 2:00 am