Dragonfly restaurant has re-emerged as a whole new experience. In truth, Dragonfly was always a cool place, the open doors, the pool, the scene – but the restaurant menu was a bit funky to say the least. That has changed and I’m here to say the new menu is wonderful. The décor’ is also updated with lighter colors and cleaner lines and a much more welcoming feel. Dragonfly used to be a restaurant that you might go to every once in awhile for something different. It’s now a place that you can put on your list of regular night’s out.
Executive Chef Dan Landsberg, formerly of Tillman’s Roadhouse, has put his unique taste into the menu, which includes fresh food from local vendors. The starters will get you off to a perfect beginning to your meal. We tried the Ahi Tuna Tacos, which were out of this world. Light but full of flavor. The Brisket Bacon Cheddar Sliders might be a meal for you if you’re not too hungry, especially if you add the Hand Cut Sea Salt Fries. They come with two sauces which were delicious—Honey Mustard Ketchup and Truffle Ranch (one of the unique new tastes I’m referring to). We also tried the Roasted Cashew Asian Chicken Salad, which is a must-have when you go. One last appetizer is the Hoisin BBQ Baby Back Ribs, great flavor and just enough meat to wet your appetite.
For main courses, Dragonfly has All-Natural Black Angus Beef from right here in Texas (why would anyone go anywhere else for beef)? But we tried a few different items such as the Beef Tenderloin which came with awesome Sesame Potatoes. The Roasted Pork Tenderloin comes with Lo Mein noodles and both are fantastic—the Sweet-N-Spicy sauce was perfect on the pork. We also had the Comida, which is a different item that Chef Landsberg prepares nightly. For us it was Fish and Chips and how lucky were we. I love good fish and chips and you’d have to have gone to the Royal Wedding to find any better than this.
We tried a few different wines with our courses and each was perfectly paired and as tasty as the food. Dragonfly takes its dessert menu seriously and also has fun with it. The names give that concept away; The After School Snack is a house made Hoho, a Baked Twinkie and Butterscotch Pudding. It almost made me cry. You can also go for the Cereal Milk Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich and the Who Put Their Peanut Butter in My Chocolate, which is peanut butter mousse, chocolate bundt and fudge sauce. My mom would have had a tough time coming up with anything better when I was a kid, which is exactly the point.
Dragonfly may have the same name and location but that’s about it. Everything else has changed and we are all the fortunate recipients of the results.
2332 Leonard Street Dallas, Texas 75201