Last Lunch of 2013: Jonathan’s Oak Cliff

Last lunch of 2013 and it was the best!
Last lunch of 2013 and it was the best!

First of all, I am terrible at taking pictures of anything other than food. Sure I am a foodie so taking pictures of food definitely comes in handy when I cannot articulate well enough how freaking awesome something is, but I seriously get so caught up in stuffing my face, I forget to take pictures of people (Sorry Jess!).

Too damn busy burning the memory of how life changing the chicken pot pie and chicken and waffles were. When I am in that moment, please don’t talk to me. You don’t exist.

My very good friend came down to visit from New York and she had seen pictures from my first time at Jonathan’s in early December. It was the perfect place for some good food. Both of us have that same (for me yearly) “let’s get fit” resolution so why not end 2013 with a bang!? And some bangin’ chicken it was..

We both decided to tackle this conundrum called “picking only one thing off the menu” by ordering two entrees and splitting them. Best idea ever.

Chicken and Waffles
Chicken and Waffles

The Chicken and Waffles I’ve had before and it was just mind blowing. I’m definitely more a savory person than I am sweet and this dish came with this awesome thick gravy. There was just so much flavor in it and slathered on the chicken…just so good. Each bite was a little bit of heaven. There’s a good balance in the dish. The waffle was soft and had a light sweetness. The chicken was well breaded and fried perfectly. The meat was nice and moist and not dried out. All three together and you’ve got some heaven on a plate. It’s easily the most popular dish at this restaurant.

Chicken Pot Pie
Chicken Pot Pie

The pot pie was a pretty decent size. Not too big, not too small. There were peas, potatoes, shreds of chicken all baked to this stewy perfection. The consistency was nice and thick and it just felt like comfort in a bowl. Sorry I can’t recall more than that. Was too busy stuffing myself to think.

Jonathan’s has been on my bucket list for some time and I am so mad at myself for not going sooner. The restaurant is a house-turned-restaurant so it’s not very big. They do have an outdoor patio, but not suitable when it’s cold as hell outside. Great place for smaller parties. Good luck trying to bring a party larger than four. You’ll wait all day.

Brunch on the weekends can be very busy. If you can, I’d go during the week for lunch or dinner. The overall price range is very reasonable. I think it’s pretty cheap in my opinion and worth every penny.

Restaurant: Jonathan’s Oak Cliff
Occasion: Last lunch of 2013 and it was a good one
Address: 1111 N. Beckley Ave, Dallas, TX 75203
Phone Number: 214-946-2221
Prices: Chicken and Waffles were $10.5 and the Pot Pie was $12. Overall pretty reasonable for the portions they give you
Parking: Parking lot is tiny. We through the back and parked in the other restaurants lot. Not too many spots.
Atmosphere: Can feel a little cramped because it is so small. Food makes it worth it.
The Verdict: GO !

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