Canary By Gorji - First Dallas restaurant to go no tipping.
Canary By Gorji joins a national dining trend
Gorji said he had been thinking about the concept for more than a year. ...No-tipping by fine dining restaurants in New York and San Francisco over the last several months helped guide him.
Chef Gorji wanted to eliminate tipping from his restaurant Canary by Gorji long before it became a national, buzzy topic.
"...it’s a perfect fit. Canary has just eight tables, its cuisine is elegantly high-end and it doesn’t practice turn-and-burn seating..."
Canary by Gorji is a small 8-table, Mediterranean-inspired restaurant. Chef Gorji does everything from shopping for ingredients to answering the phone.
".... Graham Dodds at Wayward Sons and Matthew McCallister at FT33 were names that came up, along with Dallas chefs like Mansour Gorji at Canary by Gorji."
Chef Gorji won back-to-back statewide Texas Steak Cook-Offs a decade ago, and although he has retired from cook-offs, the judges could wander into his restaurant tomorrow and hand him another medal.
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“Addison may be a wasteland of chain restaurants, but 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.”
...the prime beef tenderloin, was recently praised in a Dallas Observer review as "one of the best in the metroplex.” They continued on to say that Chef Gorji is “some kind of a meat genius... 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.”
Arrabiata Diavolo won silver for Best New Product 2015, as well as the Golden Chile twice at ZestFest 2015 & 2016. Pomodoro and Puttanesca took home second and third places in the pasta sauce cook-off category in 2015 and 2016.