DFW Restaurant Week – Origin Kitchen+ Bar

I’ve been wanting to check out Origin Restaurant + Bar for a while. Ever since I read an article on another bloggers site. So, last week was part of DFW Restaurant Week and I made reservations for Kari & I. I  am so I glad I did.

If you’ve been to Restaurant Week before you know that many of the restaurants have special menus for that week only. It’s a great way to see how that restaurant shines, as a lot of them use it as an opportunity to get new regular customers.

This is what we had.

Smoked Mozzarella Bruechetta

First course;

Smoked Mozzarella Bruechetta  , Fried Calamari

Fried Calamari

Second Course;

Warm Shaved Brussel Sprout Salad (2)

Warm Brussel Sprout Salad

Third Course;

Rib Eye

Grass Fed Rib Eye, Wild Caught Halibut

Wild Caught Halibut

Fourth Course;

Tres Leches Bread Pudding

Tres Leches Banana Bread Pudding, Gluten Free Cookie a la Mode

Cookie a la Mode

Review of food.

We split the apps, the Smoked Bruechetta was so good and the fact it was served with cherry tomatoes and arugula made it even better. The fried Calamari was probably one of my favorite dishes for the evening. Unfortunately, I don’t think it’s a regular offering – but it should be. It was served with saute’ed  bell peppers, carrots & almonds with two kinds of dipping sauces. I would go here again just for the Calamari.

We both had the Brussel Sprout Salad and thought it was excellent.

The Rib Eye steak was a good cut of steak and was cooked properly, however, I wish I’d stepped out of the box and ordered something a little more creative {not their fault – mine}. Kari’s Wild Caught Halibut with risotto was on point.

Oh…the desserts! To be Gluten free and have a choice of desserts (three) was like going to Gluten free heaven. The Bread Pudding was REALLY good and I was a little surprised Kari liked it ’cause she’s not a fan of the whole soggy bread thing. She was glad she ordered it. And we found out that the chef had never made it before, the GM decided they’d try it…well TRY IT AGAIN. My Cookie was chocolate chip and it was “hot” out of the oven with ice cream on top and a smear of caramel with berries……yummmm – I ate every last bit and I’m not a dessert eater.

***Side note- on the standard menu they have a Cookie Trifecta ; chocolate chip, fudge chunk & peanut butter w/ salted caramel ice cream.


I don’t think we could have had better service. Our waiter was very attentive and when it got a little busier as the evening progressed the GM stepped in and helped. In fact when he found out that we were Gluten free he was actually a little more attentive explaining how they came up with some of the recipes and asking our opinion.

Once again we found an establishment that understood, was glad to have us {maybe giddy to have us}, and didn’t treat us like we had leprosy. A new add to the repertoire.


Here’s a link to the standard menu.

There’s plenty of parking. Go in thru the back door.

  • 4438 Mckinney ave
  • Ste. 150
  • Dallas, TX 75205
  • (214) 484-3970

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