22 Scenes from The Conservatory – An Uptown Eatery Offering the Perfect Power Lunch

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Roasted Beets and Texan Burrata 

- Citrus segments, hearts on fire -

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Ahi Poke Tuna

- Texas grapefruit, celery, finger lime caviar-

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Lobster Omelet

- Cheddar mornay glaze -

 
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Biscuit and Gravy Benedict 

- Roasted jalapeno biscuit, braised pork, poached egg, black pepper gravy -

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U.K. Native and Hotel Crescent Court’s Executive Chef Charlie Rushton

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Tipple Tea and Mojito 


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House Made Potato Gnocchi 

- Marinara mozzarella, parmesan, fresh basil -

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Baby Arugula Salad 

- Shaved fennel, watermelon radish, parmesan, cherry tomatoes, balsamic -


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Our wonderful host & Hotel Crescent Court Director of Sales & Marketing, Saun Lightbourne (glasses), Holly from HeyFood.com (far right)


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The group, including Susie from SusieDrinks.com (right) 

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Moi

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Dessert 

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 Corinne Wilcox (left) and Katie Ballard (right) from Modern Luxury Dallas

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Sarah Blaskovich of GuideLive.com

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 Freelance writer Valerie Jarvie 

Hotel - Neil Lemons - DallasThe dine-in crew for the day.