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3113 Ross Ave. (U.S. 75/Central Expwy.) Send to Phone
Despite the Aussie-inspired name, Tucker dishes up creative contemporary food that draws inspiration from around the world.

Dinner Tues.-Sat.

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: Tucker is in a converted warehouse on a block that includes some shuttered stores just the other side of downtown. But don't let the location fool you; it's an urbane oasis in the midst of all the urban decay. The all-wood décor features the massive wood bar from the old Baker Hotel in downtown Dallas and double-sided wooden train station benches, along with decorative moldings and library shelves from early-twentieth-century homes that have long since been torn down. Though tucker is Australian slang for food, and the owners are Australian, there's precious little on the seasonal, contemporary brasserie menu that screams Down Under. A mushroom strudel with a light, creamy jalapeño sauce hits the right note of earthy flavors and spice. The Thai-style butternut squash soup is superb---velvety, with undertones of coconut milk and robust hot pepper. Hits among the main courses include lamb chops and strip steaks. The outdoor deck, with an enormous wood-burning fireplace, is completely closed off from the street, making it one of the great places in Dallas to eat al fresco almost any time of year.


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