Meridian 98 ~ "Foodie" Friday 1-12-18

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899

In case you didn't feel the cold that swept in late yesterday afternoon you'll feel it today and the rest of the week-end! Lisa Von Domek keep that cold weather in Dallas! :) Why not bundle up and head out to the Hill County Galleria. You'll drive through our beautiful hill country scenery for some farm to fork Texas food? It's a hot, hot spot and you won't be disappointed!




Executive Chef Patrick Newman restaurant is designed after an authentic London club and showcases locally sourced seasonal dishes from Texas farmers and fishermen. It’s Bee Cave’s hottest upscale rooftop lounge and small plate eatery.  The venue is a cozy space that with quarter sawn oak interiors and leather furnishings with a full bar, multiple indoor seating arrangements and a wonderful rooftop terrace that delivers great views of the neighboring Texas Hill Country.


Meridian 98 serves a buffet style breakfast daily and has a tapas style menu available in the evenings. Chef Newman grew up knowing that what mattered was the love and care that went into the harvesting of the food, and the time spent with family and friends enjoying the food. He feels that each meal is meant to be appreciated with your eyes first; and that’s why he believes that food is art and encourage delicious culinary and craft cocktail creations reflecting his Southern roots.  


Here’s a sampling of what you’ll find on his winter/fall menu…from the Appetizer menu there’s Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Dates with smoked salt caramel and Tonga Coconut Shrimp with a sweet chili mango sauce.  On the Shared menu there’s Risotto Ballz with red wine risotto/bleu cheese/ basil pesto and shaved manchego…or try some Crispy Calamari with lemon aioli and agridulce.  On the Sliders menu there’s a Pork Belly Slider made with crispy pork/slaw and dynamite sauce served with sweet potato fries…or the Philly Slider with roast beef/provolone cheese/peppers & mushrooms served with Au Jus and shoestring fries…or try an Ahi Tuna Slider with heirloom tomato and arugula served with dynamite sauce and sweet potato fries.


Meridian 98 is located in the Sonesta Bee Cave in the Hill Country Galleria in Bee Caves, TX     


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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

I love the idea of a good breakfast buffet. This sounds like a great place to put on my list

Jan 12, 2018 04:56 AM #2
Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

Oh my, that risotto/bleu cheese would be the first thing I'd try!

Jan 12, 2018 04:58 AM #3
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Good morning, Dorie... no doubt, there are some very creative dishes on this menu!

Jan 12, 2018 04:58 AM #4
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Dorie, hope the snow & ice stays in Dallas, and Meridian 98 sounds like a great place for date night! 

Jan 12, 2018 05:32 AM #5
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Dorie - there are a number of menu items at Meridian 98 that I would love to try.

Jan 12, 2018 05:39 AM #6
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

Sounds like a great restaurant Dorie Dillard. I do love a good buffet too .  There are lots of them but few really good ones

Jan 12, 2018 05:42 AM #7
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Sounds like a great place with a chef who knows what people want. That buffet sounds dangerous, as they say you eat with your eyes first, I can feel the pounds floating around maybe the Tapas would be a better bet, small plates to enjoy.

Jan 12, 2018 06:58 AM #8
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for continuing your excellent Foodie Friday blog series.

Jan 12, 2018 07:09 AM #9
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Good morning Dorie,   I can see my plea to discontinue your Foodie Friday until I've lost 10 pounds fell on deaf ears!   Yum...

Jan 12, 2018 07:18 AM #10
Corey Martin
Martin Presence Group - Ruston, LA
Real Estate and Management Solutions

Those sound like some interesting dishes. Those aren't tastes that I would think of combining. But that is why he is an Executive Chef and I am not. Thanks for sharing. 

Jan 12, 2018 07:52 AM #11
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Dorie. You did it again. I am hungry for this place now and it sounds wonderful.

Jan 12, 2018 07:56 AM #12
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Your descriptions are amazing and mouth watering. Did you know that there are buffet schools in Scandinavia.  When I worked in the summers at a country club in Edina, MN during my college years, I was taught the art of buffet food and presentation by two top notch grads from Norway and Sweden.  A

Jan 12, 2018 11:03 AM #13
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Dorie my stomach is crying "feed me" after reading your blog ....... LOL

Jan 12, 2018 11:54 AM #14
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Sounds like a good place to go for tasty food this weekend, Dorie. I was reading Alexandra's comment - always learn something new about her amazing background. Who knew?  

Jan 12, 2018 12:40 PM #15
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

With it as cold as it is in some areas of the country, I doubt I would be going outside for anything, haha.

Jan 12, 2018 12:50 PM #16
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Happy Friday Dorie! "Farm to fork" sounds delicious to me. I hope many in the Austin area see your article and give this restaurant a try.

Jan 12, 2018 01:01 PM #17
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Mmmm....hard to find things NOT to love on this menu !

Jan 12, 2018 01:42 PM #18
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Dorie.

You had me with the bacon wrapped dates and the coconut shrimp.  I'm in

Jan 13, 2018 01:03 AM #19
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Dorie, we are just leaving our cold spell behind and today was the first time I had the windows and doors open to let the warm air in:))Endre

Jan 13, 2018 08:04 PM #20
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Hi Dorie! You had me at bacon wrapped stuffed dates - O M G! Everything sounds divine! Meridian-98 sounds like my kind of place! I love trying unique dishes and mixing flavors that I would never think to mix in my own kitchen.

Have a great weekend, Dorie!

Jan 13, 2018 10:37 PM #21
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