Every once in a while, the moon and stars align, and my husband and I are in the same area of Dallas for our respective jobs and get to meet up for lunch during the week. Several months ago, on such a day, we were near the Bishop Arts District and stopped in to Stock and Barrel for lunch, only to realize that they don’t open until dinner during the week. We were disappointed, but the wait was worth it — we went back recently on a Sunday for brunch.
There were several appealing options on the menu, so we consulted our waiter for recommendations, and he helped us narrow our choices down to two, which we decided to share.
I ordered the Fried Spicy Spaghetti, which includes Wagyu meatballs, fried spaghetti and charred tomatoes, topped with two fried eggs. It was slightly spicy (to me) and one of the most unique dishes I have had in a while. They soak the noodles overnight in a spicy sauce, our waiter explained, and then pan fry them the next day. All I can say is WOW!
My husband ordered the Wood Grilled Wagyu Meatloaf, and I have to say WOW again. I don’t say that easily about meatloaf. Generally, I don’t like it at restaurants. I’m partial to my own and especially partial to my mom’s meatloaf. But Stock and Barrel’s meatloaf is in a category of its own, and mixed with the gravy, onion/potato hash and fried eggs on top … I will order this next time if my husband doesn’t. It’s comfort food taken up several notches, for sure.
The restaurant describes itself as a modern American wood fire grill, and Chef Jon Steven’s goal is for Stock and Barrel to become a mainstay in Dallas. Based on our experience, we don’t think that goal will be a problem.
The restaurant has 2,800 square feet of indoor space and features a dog-friendly patio and an open kitchen with counter seats for those who want to watch the kitchen in action. They are open for dinner Tuesday – Sunday and brunch on Saturday and Sunday.
Address: 316 Davis St. in Dallas (in the Bishop Arts District)