Clark Food & Wine Co. is the New Kid on the Block

10.30.2014 by: Allison Turpin
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Lower Greenville has truly transformed into a hot spot of restaurants and bars that attract an eclectic mix of Dallas patrons. And the newest kid on the block is Clark Food & Wine Co., which is a casual neighborhood restaurant with a big open dining room and large bar area up front.

The concept of the restaurant comes from five-star Dallas chef Randall Warder, who once served as chef de cuisine at the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek. He wanted an establishment that was sophisticated yet funky, and the Greenville area is the perfect spot for such a place. The name Clark comes from Warder’s mother’s maiden name, and the food is described as European influenced with American and Texan flavors.

Open dining room with industrial modern touches

Clark Food & Wine Co. does have a nice open bar with a creative cocktail menu and an array of wines. It would be a great place to grab a drink on the outdoor front patio on a day with nice weather.

The menu starts with a Charcuterie Board and a Cheese Board as well as “6 Packs” like Brisket Meatballs and Saltine Crusted Oysters. The Cheese Board was excellent with a sampling of taleggio cheese, manchego cheese, raw blue cheese, crostini, thin apple slices, and sweet honey. They also have three offerings served in jars for a unique twist on dips, including Smoked Pork Rillette.

Cheese Board with various cheeses, parmesan crisp, marcona almonds, and honey

Brisket Meatballs {Clark Food & Wine Co. Facebook Photo}

Texas Chopper salad with brisket

One of the highlights of the meal was the Texas Chopper Salad. Served in a bowl that looks deceptively small, a pile of moist brisket lays on a salad packed full of white cheddar cubes, roasted corn, avocado, black beans, cilantro, and jalapeno all dressed in a green goddess dressing. It was flavorful, spicy, and a complete meal on its own.

They also serve sandwiches like the Gulf Crab Roll and a Grilled Burger as well as Brick Oven Flatbreads. The BTC is a large flatbread topped with smoked bacon, roasted tomatoes, white cheddar, tomatillo salsa, avocado, jalapeno, and lemon mayo. The crust was perfectly thin and crispy and the flatbread was chock full of a variety of Southwestern flavors. The lemon mayo was a little heavy for our taste, but the acidity cut the spice of the salsa and jalapenos nicely.

BTC Flatbread with southwestern flavors and lemon mayo

Grilled Burger with fries {Clark Food & Wine Co. Facebook Photo}

Smoked Meats round out the menu and appear to be a signature of this new establishment. The Natural Brisket took 10 days to perfect the recipe, and the Natural Chicken is a popular option for a lighter plate. Without the desire to be another barbeque joint, the meats are smoked and served dry.

The staff at Clark Food & Wine Co. were friendly, personable, and helpful. Your dining experience will feel relaxed and not rushed, and we recommend trying a few things family style. There is a lot of competition in this popular Greenville location, but we think this restaurant has a shot at keeping up with its neighbors. 

Clark Food & Wine Co. Official Website

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