Gorji’s New Mediterranean Cooking has its roots in the countries of the Mediterranean basin, paying homage to French, Greek, Italian, Spanish, Middle Eastern, Turkish and North African cuisines. But he does not define his New Mediterranean Cuisine by nationality or authenticity. He takes the best elements and interchanging the techniques and ingredients, focuses on the flavor of a dish.
In September Dallas Observer is doing a Best of Dallas® 2016 issue. Leading up to that they are sharing (in no particular order) their 100 Favorite Dishes, the Dallas entrées, appetizers and desserts that impressed them this year.
Filet Mignon In Addison, Dallas, TX
Canary's filet mignon in Addison, Texas is a Dallas Observer 100 Favorite Dishes, No. 29: Steak at Canary.
"Gorji's philosophy and techniques of cooking filet mignon are described and go on to say "...Gorji won back-to-back statewide Texas Steak Cook-Offs a decade ago, and although he has ...
Celebrating 19 Years of Food and Friends
It has been an eventful last couple of years. Pivoting to fine dining TakeOut during the pandemic was challenging, but turned out to be fun with everyone sending their photos of how they plated their take-home meals. The settings were very creative and we gathered a large photo gallery that we called TakeOut Tables. Then in 2021 as we resumed dining-in again we were honored to be named Dallas' Best Steakhouse by the Dallas Observer.
Steak and Texas Wine Dinner
On March 1, 2022 we celebrated our 19th anniversary and the best ...
Thrillist Top 22 Romantic Restaurants In Dallas
Thrillist Romantic Restaurants article by Steven Lindsey lists his picks for intimate dinners and memorable date nights in Dallas.
A Fine Dining Experience at Gorji, One of the Most Romantic Restaurants
Cozy, seven-table (now five-table) space for New Mediterranean Cuisine
If ever there was a restaurant specifically designed for romance, it would be Gorji. With zero televisions, no children allowed, and a dedicated server to wait on you all night long, it may be hard to go on a date anywhere else after ...
Fine Dining Gorji Restaurant In Dallas Joins National No-Tipping Trend
Fine Dining Gorji Restaurant (formerly *Canary By Gorji) became the first no-tipping restaurant in Dallas, TX November 2016. Read press release at PRNewswire.
Chef-0wner, Gorji, who has long contemplated the bold move, says "it was not an easy decision to make, but thinks it is a win-win policy for everyone, the back of the house, the front of the house and positively impacts guests’ dining experiences."
New No Tipping Restaurant Equalizes Pay Between Front and Back of the House
Now those ...
Gorji:Dallas' Best Steakhouse 2021
Dallas Observer names fine dining Gorji the best steakhouse of 2021 in its Best of Dallas report. They write "At Gorji, the small staff and charming atmosphere rebuke the big show found at many local steakhouses, which is even more reason why we love this place so much. At the end of the day, it's the fire-kissed meat that is cooked to perfection that draws us in and keeps us going back to this five-table gem."
Read more about Gorji's Best Steaks Dallas.
As reported in D Magazine 2019
“Gorji combines elegance and simplicity with a particular talent for lightness, a willingness to let herbs speak and lushness complement without burdening," says D Magazine Food Critic, Eve Hill-Agnus
As reported by D Magazine: "Perhaps you have long heard that Gorji is a hidden oasis, a Mediterranean secret presided over by Mansour Gorji—owner, chef, chief provisioner, host, server, and promoter. In 2015, the restaurant changed its name after 14 years, shortening it from Canary by Gorji. Gorji also introduced a ...
Gorji's Pomegranates & Big Flavors Cited in Dallas Observer List
Chef Gorji's signature New Mediterranean Cuisine and flawless steak were recommended by the Dallas Observer. They had previously called the back-to-back Texas Steak CookOff Champions' steak "one of the best tenderloin in the DFW metroplex."
"Seven Under-the-Radar Dallas Restaurants That Serve Big Flavors Without Big Hype
By Brian Reinhart | June 16, 2021
"...That got me thinking about “sleeper” pick restaurants in general: places that aren’t nearly as well-known as they should be. I ...
Gorji In the KLIF Radio Studio with Jay Maymi
KLIF radio talkshow host Jay Maymi talks with Chef Gorji about his journey from being an Engineer in Scotland to being chef-owner of an acclaimed restaurant in Texas, creator of a gourmet sauce line and author of a "New Mediterranean Cookbook."They discussed what it takes to leave a successful career as a mechanical engineer and venture out into a new experience in the restaurant and food industry.
Jay Maymi Introduces Gorji Gourmet Sauces To His Radio Show Audience
The engineer turned chef ...
Read about the list and how they choose at The Dallas Observer
Gorji restaurant named #15 on Dallas Observer Top 100 Restaurant list 2019
The Top 100 Dallas Restaurants, No. 15: Gorji is very nearly a one-man show, with chef-owner Gorji buying the ingredients, answering phone calls for reservations, greeting each table and cooking dinner with the help of a tiny handful of waiters and kitchen staff. The dining room is small, the atmosphere is intimate and each table is booked for only one party per night, which makes this ...
Gorji Gets Another 100 Health Inspection Score in 2020!
Restaurant Health Inspection Score 100!—Two Years in A Row
"We have flirted with a 100 several times before. In 2017 and then again in 2018 we made it! We are very proud of this achievement. Cleanliness is as important an aspect as everything else in the restaurant industry," says Chef Gorji
Restaurant Health Inspection Score 100!—Two Years in A Row
"We have flirted with a 100 several times before. In 2017 and then again in 2018 we made it! We are very proud of this achievement. Cleanliness ...
Outstanding Service By Gorji, #1 in DFW
OpenTable asks, "Looking for restaurants with the best service in Dallas?" Each month OpenTable analyzes more than 400,000 new diner reviews. Gorji is rated #1 in the top 10 restaurants with the best service in DFW. Gorji restaurant strives to provide an enjoyable evening with their policies of no double seating, no TVs, no children and no tipping. It seems OpenTable diners agree with others that it is truly a dining experience!
Gourmet Pizza and Texas Wine Tasting at Gorji Restaurant
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Enjoy 3 different crispy skillet pizzas with Texas grown Mediterranean grapes that have won double gold, gold and bronze in the Houston International Wine Competition 2019.
Proud to present Reddy Vineyard Wines,
a pioneer in the Texas Wine Industry for more than 20 years.
Eric Sigmund, their sommelier will be presenting and answering your questions.
Reservations & Pre-Payment Required
Seating is limited, call to reserve
“Texas Wine ...
Fox 4 Good Day Show Presents Gorji's Pan Fried Gnocchi and Texas Chili
Chef Gorji demonstrates his Pan Fried Gnocchi and Texas chili on Fox 4 Good Day morning show. The has been featured as an appetizer on the Gorji restaurant menu. At the restaurant Chef makes the Texas chili recipe with his Gorji Gourmet Pomodoro Sauce.
Avocado Appetizer with Texas Chili Made with Gorji Gourmet Arrabiata Diavolo Sauce
Texas Chili Avocado Appetizer that will delight your guests. Serve the spicy Chili made with arrabiata sauce over a grilled chilled avocado and top with a dollop of yogurt and chopped chives. Gorji Gourmet Foods Arrabiata sauce brings a clean tasting zing with a kick, but doesn't linger. Use Gorji Gourmet Arrabiata Diavolo, the winner of the Golden Chile Award, for the spicy tomato sauce in your bean less chili recipe. Chef Gorji serves the avocado appetizer at Gorji New ...
We are very small with only 5 tables. We believe dining should be pleasurable and relaxed, so we do not rush you through your dinner to "turn the table" to seat more people, we do not have televisions and unfortunately cannot accommodate young children. We thank you for your understanding of these matters and hope you enjoy your time with us when dining in Dallas.