Dakota Deluxe Bar and Grill

Dakota Deluxe Bar and Grill
179 West Regent Street, Glasgow, G2 4DP
  • Telephone 0141 404 3680
  • Food served Mon–Fri noon–2.30pm, 6–10pm; Sat 12.30–10pm; Sun 12.30–3pm, 6–9.30pm
  • Pre-theatre times Mon–Fri noon–2.30pm, 6–7pm; Sat 12.30–7pm
  • Average price £15 (set lunch); £28 (evening meal)
  • Pre-theatre price £15
  • Email
  • Website glasgow.dakotahotels.co.uk
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The imposing Dakota Deluxe hotel features a bar and grill restaurant offering swish cocktails, succulent steaks and more in a suitably classy setting.

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A new (opened in 2016) business-oriented hotel in the middle of town, Dakota Deluxe is within an easy stroll of dozens of great restaurants. To hold on to their overnight guests and pull in the locals at weekends, the basement grill has to get things spot on, and under head chef Tony Tapia – who’s worked with Rick Stein and Mark Hix – the food served up is both precise and accomplished. It’s also a little more inventive than the steak-heavy menu might at first suggest, with walnuts and black truffle making their way into an artichoke risotto, for example, and an extraordinary violet ice-cream accompanying a bright, sharp lemon-meringue soufflé. Fish, including a market-dependent choice of the day, is a strong point, too, well handled by the kitchen. While not quite a bargain, à la carte prices are reasonable for a consciously luxurious venue where dark wood and leather décor glitters with crystal glasses and oversized bottles of rare vintage wines. And on the subject of wine, there’s an interesting list and an impressive 25 available by the glass.

  • High point: Simple but beautifully prepared dishes, elegantly served
  • Low point: An inevitable corporate look and feel
  • Notable dish: Flat iron steak with Bordelaise sauce
  • Private dining: Up to 12 covers
  • No. overnight rooms: 83
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Loungecore jazz
  • Capacity: 93
  • Largest group: 87
  • Open since: 2016
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 25
  • House wine: £18 per bottle