Nova - A Dallas Restauant: Hip and Yummy!

Industry Observer

I am always up for trying new restaurants and a friend took me to Nova tonight.  What a great experience.

Located at 1417 Davis Street in the Kessler Park/Winnetka Heights area of Oak Cliff in Dallas, Nova is self described as a GastroPub and I think it’s a great description.  After a day looking at houses on the Oak Cliff Tour of Homes, we started out with cocktails.  JD, tending bar tonight, made my companion an incredible martini and I had a fantastic Bloody Mary as we enjoyed appetizers.  Our appetizers were the Tempura Soft Shell Crab and the Blow Torch Salmon.  Both were incredible.  The Blow Torch Salmon was incredibly inventive, cooked with an actual blow torch, it is charred a bit on the outside, but still cold (like sashimi) on the inside and served on a skewer.  It had wonderful taster and texture.

Nova Dallas Restaurant

Chef Kelly Hightower, formerly of Hatties and The Mansion on Turtle Creek has put together an incredible menu that changes every few weeks.  For entrees, my companion had the Jamaican Beer Can Chicken and I had the Nova Burger with Apple Smoked Bacon and Asiago Fries.  Again, both were great.  The chicken is heavily seasoned with jerk spices and seasonings, so drink plenty of water (or your beverage of choice).  The burger was cooked perfectly, nice, thick and juicy, and served on a great fresh bun.  The menu also offers a nice selection of entrees, including some incredible sounding Pizzas… I’ll definitely be going back to try them!

Nova Restaurant Dallas

As if we could eat one more thing, we split the Strawberry Shortcake for dessert.  It was light and tasty with fresh whipped cream.  A nice sweet ending for the meal!

I highly recommend Nova.  It’s hip atmosphere in one of Dallas’ most exciting areas coupled with incredible food makes it a winner to me! 

Comments (3)

Elizabeth Cooper-Golden
Huntsville Alabama Real Estate, (@ Homes Realty Group) - Huntsville, AL
Huntsville AL MLS

Oh yum!  Nova sounds like a wonderful place to enjoy a great meal!  The apple smoked bacon and asiago fries sound wonderful!  Now, I'm getting hungry, lol.

Oct 10, 2010 03:57 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Yum-MY!  Everything just looks mouthwatering!  Glad you enjoyed your hip night out!!

Oct 10, 2010 04:46 PM
Ellie McIntire
Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate - Ellicott City, MD
Luxury service in Central Maryland

I love restaurant right ups. Good pictures add to the delight. Dessert looks Divine.

Oct 14, 2010 04:14 PM