Best Server of KRLD Restaurant Week Number Two: Brandon Smoot, Come on Down!

We asked you to pay attention to servers who went above and beyond the call of duty to make your KRLD Restaurant Week memorable. Last week, Amber Zuniga and Johan Mand of Charlie Palmer shared the honor as Best Servers of KRLD Restaurant Week Number One.

The winner for week number two is Brandon Smoot from Dish. (Last week Dish server Ira Steck was a runner-up.) Obviously Dish is providing great service during the hectic time of Restaurant Week. Way to go Brandon! Your public has spoken.

Below you will find other servers who captured your attention during the second KRLD Restaurant Week. Thanks to all who took the time to nominate your server. And thanks to the many servers who work hard to represent the Dallas restaurant business. We appreciate you both. Go. Eat. Nominate. (nancyn@dmagazine.com)

Abacus
I went to Abacus tonight with a friend and our server was Robert (sorry, no
picture). I believe he mentioned he is normally at Jaspers in Plano but is
helping out at Abacus during RW. He was fantastic from the very beginning,
recommending some fantastic dishes and pointing us in the direction of a
bottle of wine vs the more pricey wine pairings. He clearly knew the menu
well as his recommendations were stellar (pork belly bun small plate, pork
chop big plate). We were never rushed, despite Abacus’ time contraints on
each table. It never felt like he was judging and he took the time to make
conversation with us throughout the evening. Overall, it was a tremendous
experience, as it always is at Abacus. Kent Rathbun’s people definitely
understand the importance of customer service and it shows.

Bolla
We had a great service experience at Bolla in the Stoneleigh. Our server was Collin; and an example of going above and beyond. My wife prefers a red Zinfindel wine; and there was not one on the wine list by the glass. So, we asked Collin if he could ask for a glass of red Zinfindel to be served with my wife’s entree. He gladly and asked and served the wine. And, we really appreciated his friendly, courteous, and professional service.

5 comments on “Best Server of KRLD Restaurant Week Number Two: Brandon Smoot, Come on Down!

  1. Phillipe from Capital Grille was a phenomenal server. He really went above and beyond to ensure the table of four RW goers I was with had a superb dining experience. One of my best RW experiences of all time.

  2. Captial Grille has the BEST service in Dallas. Ive never had a negative service experience there. I love that I can confidently make a reservation knowing that I will receive perfect service no matter which server I get. Capital Grille – WAY TO GO on your service standards!!

  3. Went to Capital Grille last night for RW and also had Phillipe. He was outstanding! Spot-on suggestions, impeccable service and extremely friendly without being intrusive. You can really feel the difference there with how they approach RW, it doesn’t seem like a burden but an opportunity.