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Tipping has been taken off the menu at Canary By Gorji. New policy focuses on service, hospitality and equitable pay for hard-working staff.
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Critics Say...

Eater 38 Essential Restaurants "... Canary By Gorji has been keeping it real in the northerly parts of Dallas for more than a decade. Start off with a plate of delicate baby eggplants stuffed with gorgonzola and topped with pomodoro sauce, then treat yo’ self to Gorji’s epic paella made with rabbit, chorizo, mussels, and shrimp."

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Dallas Observer: We sampled Gorji’s mussels, scallops, duck, beef, boar, lamb and quail, and every single one was cooked flawlessly, with total understanding of each cut’s identity."

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D magazine calls this small, Dallas restaurant "one of the most underrated in town". Chef Gorji’s brand of mostly-Mediterranean-with-a-touch-of-Texas-style food is distinctively different from other global menus." The review goes on to say that ".. Gorji’s food, is clean and naturally delicious."

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CultureMap, the Dallas lifestyle blog describes Canary By Gorji as having "gracious service and an exotic "new Mediterranean" menu that's as impressive as it is unexpected. Dedicated chef-owner Mansour Gorji uses novel ingredients such as pomegranate on dishes that incorporate a swath of influences, including French, Greek, Italian, Spanish and North African. You'll feel like this is your special discovery."

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Food Lovers Guide To Dallas/Fort Worth says "Intimate dining at this 10-table retreat means a relaxed evening of inspired food. Chef-owner Gorji has won legions of devout fans who are utterly bewitched by his food and honest, warm smile."

Prime Beef Tenderloin Steaks in Addison

Gorji is the back-to-back Texas Steak Cook-off Champion winning two times in 2004 and 2005 against some of the best chefs in Texas.

Guests say they think Canary has some of the best steaks in Dallas, TX even though it isn't a traditional steakhouse. The Dallas Observer seems to agree saying that the “beef tenderloin is one of the best in the metroplex” and named the prime tenderloin to the Dallas Observer 100 Favorite Dishes List.

The championship ribeye and tenderloin are favorite steaks at the mediterranean, steak and seafood restaurant in Addison, in north Dallas.

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In addition to being one of the best steak restaurants in Addison, Canary’s menu also offers Wild Boar Tenderloin, Lamb T-Bone and Prime Bone-In Pork Chop.

Creative Seafood
Dishes such as poached rainbow trout with yogurt and elephant garlic, paella, prix fixe specials or the surprising Mediterranean style gourmet catfish.

Wine List
The wine list includes Mediterranean and international offerings. Boutique wines from Turkey, Israel, Lebanon, Spain and France and some luxurious high-end domestic wines complete the menu in this small, upscale restaurant in Dallas (Addison), TX.

New Mediterranean Cuisine

baby eggplant photo | Canary By Gorji | Addison, TX | Dallas, TX

Canary By Gorji’s Mediterranean food pays homage to French, Greek, Italian, Spanish, Middle Eastern, Turkish and North African cuisines, but are not defined by nationality or authenticity. Taking the best elements and interchanging the techniques and ingredients, he focuses on keeping the essence of a dish with less emphasis on tradition and more on flavor. Specializing in fine dining in Addison , Canary By Gorji features "New Mediterranean Cuisine," as well as steak and Seafood.

In a recent review, the Dallas Observer calls Canary’s cuisine great food that doesn't need to be trendy. The changing menu includes dishes like escargot in pomodoro, baby eggplant with gorgonzola, duck breast with red plums, pan-seared quail legs with white wine pomegranate reduction, lamb tongue crostini as well as mezzo with hummus, tabbouleh, tzatziki, dolmas and other specials.

Chef Gorji

Chef Gorji | Addison, TX | Dallas, TX

Gorji, an engineer-turned-chef has lived on three continents, and has just passed a quarter century calling Texas home, thirteen of those as chef-owner of Canary By Gorji. He nightly cooks his signature New Mediterranean cuisine at the 8-table restaurant in Addison, located in north Dallas, TX.

Gourmet Sauces & Cookbook

Winning Sauce Line
He is the creator of Gorji Gourmet Foods, a line of sauces for home cooks that taste like you have spent hours preparing, but you only need to heat and use. The sauces include:
Pomodoro Sauce
Puttanesca Sauce
Arrabiata Diavolo Sauce
His other products include:
Dipping Oil & Marinade Primer
Pomegranate Vinaigrette

New Mediterranean Cookbook
The Mediterranean food that he serves nightly in his Dallas restaurant is detailed in Zing! By Gorji, his Cookbook. Often going against the grain of traditional culinary practice, his creative take on cooking philosophies mixes science and old world hot and cold theories to create his unique recipes.

“One of the best experiences we've had in a long time. Gorji was a great host and the food was absolutely wonderful from the preparation to the presentation.” - - Jonathan G., Yelp     