The Theodore takes dining at a mall to the next level of happiness. NorthPark Center must be jumping for joy to have the tuna melt at Breadwinners, and now lobster-with-coconut-butter excellence at The Theodore. Everyone in Dallas should wake up smiling at the thought of this kind of dish existing.
While talking about decor is usually a bore, this time is different. Everything about the inside of this restaurant is spot-on in the best way. One area offers a view of their kitchen, huge bar area, as well as side rooms for private dining, and a patio. A portrait of Honest Abe is sure to make someone happy today. The only people who will not enjoy the decor are those with a strong dislike for the color—> green. If this color hurts your feelings then you may need to consider counseling first.
[quote]At The Theodore, we believe the devil is in the details, which is why we put just as much focus in the atmosphere of the restaurant as we do in our hearty and distinctly American entrees and our uncomplicated and approachable cocktails.[/quote]
Green. The explosion of green inside The Theodore is another win. Stressed out people probably feel relaxed because of this triumphant color. Please, take time to enjoy the gallery of pictures below. Remember this glorious gallery of green whenever life is dragging you down. It’s the right thing to do.
Leslie Brenner wrote about The Theodore recently.
[quote]And another favorite: a split-and-broiled whole lobster swathed luxuriously in coconut butter and dressed up with cilantro, braised celery and beautifully roasted fingerling potatoes. It’s large enough to share, but I’m dreaming of sneaking in solo and keeping it all to myself.[/quote]
She only had to mention the broiled lobster with coconut butter one time for me to jump in the car and drive there for lunch. The Theodore isn’t cheap. After having a major plan to stuff my face at Montlake Cut, it made sense to only order the $32 lobster. This is not a lot to spend if it’s the only order ordered.
Having sat at the bar, there’s no way to know for sure how the service is at regular tables. It’s hard to not have great service at the bar. As for the rest of the menu, I haven’t eaten anything else. Fact—> The broiled lobster with coconut butter is a shining star from chef Tim Byres. It’s all you need.
The first detail of complete and total intrigue was the coconut butter. Challenge yourself to not need three napkins. Hello! It’s perfect. There’s nothing more anyone could do to make this dish better. Every part of each ingredient brings it together magnificently. It’s a massive win causing ultimate lobster-joy.
FIVE: High 5! *****
FOUR: Please & Thank You
TWO: Double Wow
ONE: Wow + Ouch = Wouch
8687 North Central Expressway
Dallas, Texas 75225