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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Enigma Restaurant Review

: Enigma is just that---a mystery. Housed in its former location on McKinney Avenue, it rarely had more than three tables occupied on any given Saturday night. But it then picked up and moved to another nearby location, with perhaps double the space. There is no restaurant like it in Dallas, or perhaps anywhere. We think of it as Elton John as he might be if he had a hit of speed---glitzy, off-the-wall, and over-the-edge. No two menus are alike---common items like lamb chops will never be served in the same manner to people at the same table. Also, no two table settings are alike, although each is of the highest quality. For example, at a table for four, you’ll see four different place settings of china, four of crystal, and four of cutlery. On a recent visit, three of us tried to test this theory, and each of us ordered a Caesar salad. We were served three totally different versions---each with a different dressing; one with croutons of dehydrated banana slices, one with baby corn cobs, and one with lots of shredded vegetables. All rules are broken, Enigma says about itself, and it’s quite true.


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