Checking Out Private|Social's Awesome Texas Food Menu

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Two weeks ago Private|Social announced a new direction on their Facebook page. Edible art was out, and "awesome Texas food" was in. A subsequent news release said the restaurant was looking to embrace a menu with a lower price point and more approachable food.

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- Rocco Milano on the Changes at Private|Social

Chef Najat Kaanache, who replaced Tiffany Derry earlier this year, remains at the popular Uptown restaurant. Her new menu is a mix of casual Texas classics, sandwiches and burgers, and three big-ticket steaks. A 12-ounce rib eye with chocolate hazelnut sauce will set you back $38, while an 18-ounce strip steak costs $48. You can split the difference with a $42 filet mignon, if that's more of your thing.

The rest of the entrées, including fried chicken, fried duck and sliced brisket, range from $20-25. Seafood options listed under dive right in cover the bases with fried catfish, beer steamed mussels, halibut and mahi mahi.

I've voiced my disdain for grilled chicken sandwiches in the past, but Kaanache's chicken pesto hero sounds like a decent alternative. The meat is roasted and served with both a sweet and spicy vinaigrette and a creamy pesto on a kaiser roll.

Here's the rest of the menu:

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Private Social

3232 McKinney Ave., Dallas, TX

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9 comments
cyrrndr
cyrrndr

$20 fried chicken? $10 mac n' cheese? That is crazier than hell

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

$20 for fried chicken???  I'll stick to Miss Chicken, thank you.

notallofeastdallasislakewood
notallofeastdallasislakewood

chicken wings + burgers + a $48 steak + a $65 or $95 spanish/moroccan tasting menu = recipe for success.  don't see how this concept can possibly fail.

primi_timpano
primi_timpano topcommenter

Pretty dull menu for an expensive fancy place.

beda50
beda50

@Myrna.Minkoff-Katz Hey I work right across the street from Miss Chicken (901 Main) and have never had the least desire to try the place.  Are you saying it's good??

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

@beda50 The cats get their Wednesday treat from Miss Chicken.  I don't eat it, but they seem to enjoy taking tiny licks of the coating and bits of the meat.

PS: Ask Big Kitty her opinion.  bigkitty@meowmail.com

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

@ScottsMerkin Lisa's got more stars than Miss Chicken on Yelp, but, hey, girlfriend's right down the street from me.

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