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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Tillman's Roadhouse

We went to Tillman's Roadhouse for dinner after Bar 828. I went there earlier this month for brunch but I've always heard their dinner is much better!

Tillman's Roadhouse
324 West 7th Street
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 942-0988
Price: $$$

Since we snacked a bit beforehand, I just planned on getting dessert and mooch off some of my friend's food. hehehe. :P

We were seated outside on the patio. The weather was super nice to dine outside. Our table was in the corner and kinda small though. Cute...but not practical for eating dinner on.

We were given some Truffle Popcorn to start. I liked it a lot. I think truffle is either love or hate since it's quite potent. It definitely added some complexity to the popcorn.

One friend got the Chicken Fried Steak (roasted garlic mashed potatoes, poblano cream gravy, bacon lardons, haricot vert, cherry tomatoes) $25~
I've heard great things about their Chicken Fried Steak. Also the picture on the website looks amazing!! It was a little surprising when it came.. I pictured a flat piece of chicken fried steak, like how most other places prepare it. This one, however, came in 3 smaller pieces, quite thick in size. They pretty much took 3 pieces of steak, battered them, and fried them. Not like your typical pounded out versions. The steak was cooked really well...super tender. I liked the batter but it kinda fell apart from the meat. It had great flavor and crunch though. The poblano cream gravy was really good with the steak and potatoes. I also really liked the haricot vert (green beans). They were a little salty, but I liked the flavor and they were cooked well. The quality of the ingredients were really good, but I think I still prefer the regular way with the flat pounded out steaks.

Quesadilla Caddie (smoked brisket, black beans, chihuahua, oaxaca, cilantro, caramelized onion, charred tomato salsa, avocado creme) $11~
I think they've changed this but didn't update the online menu? The quesadillas we had were assorted. I think there was duck and chicken and maybe brisket? The duck one was awesome. You could totally taste the duck flavor. They weren't greasy and had a nice crisp outside with the grilled tortilla. The other meats, however, were just normal...nothing too standout-ish about it.

My other friend and I ordered the Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip Cookie Tower (banana ice cream, chocolate icing & chocolate sauce) $13~ for the table.
But either of the other guys really helped us eat it...WEAK!! :P So the 2 girls had to eat it all! It was pretty huge. The giant PB cookie on the bottom, with 3 scoops of banana ice cream, topped with chocolate chip cookie, chocolate frostin, and another chocolate chip cookie. And chocolate sauce on the side. Sugar overload! The chocolate sauce was awesome. I think that was my favorite element of the dish. Next would be the chocolate frosting on the chocolate chip cookies. The chocolate flavor was intense. I thought the chocolate overwhelmed the banana flavor in the ice cream, but my friend said she could really taste the banana, and that was her favorite element. The PB cookie had good PB flavor, but it was just a little too thick. We ate everything, but couldn't finish the PB cookie. My friend said overall it was just ok. I enjoyed it...but definitely needs to be shared with more than just 2 people next time!!

Man, I was so full after that. All that sugar and fried stuff... Even though everything was good, I think my expectations were too high going in because I wasn't really blown away by anything. They've still got some other stuff I want to try though, so I'll definitely be back in the future.

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