Hotel Crescent Court is not only a hotel, but a special area of uptown for shopping, dining, wedding rehearsal dinners, wellness spas, and beauty. In-between uptown and the Hardwood District, the hotel is a stone's throw distance from the corporate offices of financial behemoths and luxury watch makers MoneyGram International and Rolex. Being near the financial district they know they aren't just serving traveling dignitaries - local executives that work in buildings nearby need to eat too. However, contrary to popular belief not all want stuffy and arrogant options for lunch. The Conservatory provides a great experience for those looking for an attractive, approachable environment, a light lunch, and a friendly top-notch staff.
We were recently invited to experience The Conservatory within the Hotel Crescent Court. It started with mimosas in the courtyard, and a takeaway cake at the end. In the middle of our experience we were treated to an amazing power lunch with a number of courses.
I've worked in uptown on and off for six years of the last ten, before recently taking a job in north Dallas. I wish I would have spent more time in Hotel Crescent Court while working in closer proximity. However, I live downtown and I look forward to having brunch at The Conservatory on some Saturday soon.
On this recent visit, even though I only had an hour and a half, however, I went out of my way to Uber to uptown so I would not miss out of this invite. The food, company, and experience, all delivered as promised.
I first noticed The Conservatory's glass sunroom where breakfast and lunch is served overlooking a peaceful garden, which then led to the inner courtyard with beautiful and elaborate fragrant foliage that gave way to a breath of fresh air in the middle of the city. The regular menu at The Conservatory features breakfast standards as well as Tex-Mex favorites and a variety of classic sandwiches, salads and entrees for lunch.
However, they just released a new menu designed specifically for the busy executive that enjoys wining and dining vendors and colleagues for brunch and lunch. I'll let the photos tell the story. If a picture is worth 1,000 words, here's 22,000.
Roasted Beets and Texan Burrata
- Citrus segments, hearts on fire -
Ahi Poke Tuna
- Texas grapefruit, celery, finger lime caviar-
- Cheddar mornay glaze -
Biscuit and Gravy Benedict
- Roasted jalapeno biscuit, braised pork, poached egg, black pepper gravy -
U.K. Native and Hotel Crescent Court’s Executive Chef Charlie Rushton
Tipple Tea and Mojito
House Made Potato Gnocchi
- Marinara mozzarella, parmesan, fresh basil -
Baby Arugula Salad
- Shaved fennel, watermelon radish, parmesan, cherry tomatoes, balsamic -
Our wonderful host & Hotel Crescent Court Director of Sales & Marketing, Saun Lightbourne (glasses), Holly from HeyFood.com (far right)
The group, including Susie from SusieDrinks.com (right)
Corinne Wilcox (left) and Katie Ballard (right) from Modern Luxury Dallas
Sarah Blaskovich of GuideLive.com
Freelance writer Valerie Jarvie