Walk in and you feel as if you’re in a scene from Mad Men, so retro-cool and chic it is. This jewel-box venue brings a dash of cozy yet sophisticated glamour to Casa Linda, just east of White Rock Lake. The menu is eclectic New American, with a Southern touch: great burgers and skinny fries, shrimp and grits, a chicken-fried ribeye. Don’t miss the bar’s elegant craft cocktails or the decadent Bayou Goo (chocolate and candied pecans) from neighboring Humble Pies. Order this to go: the goat cheese and crab toast, borracho mussels, and flaky pan-seared halibut with citrus beurre blanc and fab-fresh, not-your-grandma’s succotash, all generously portioned. Pro tip: Lounge Here is open late, but takeout ends at 10.
Note: Review reflects COVID-19 protocols in place at the time of visit.