The newest bar on McKinney has a lot to offer – low prices, good food, and fantastic service. I ventured in thanks to my hard-working friends over at UrbanDaddy and I’m very glad I did, and I have plans to head back in within a week. Saint John’s Wood is a great place to dodge the usual McKinney crowd and have a chill drink – though you do have to share a valet line with the Aura-goers (not that there’s anything wrong with them at all … just a different mind-set). The atmosphere is laid back and there is PLENTY of seating – both upstairs, downstairs, and on the I’m-stoked-for-the-weather-to-warm-up-so-I-can-sit-on-it patio.
Our waitress, Luisa, was attentive and very thorough. I used a different straw in my first drink and, upon bringing my second, she brought the same straw – I like that attention to detail. The whole staff was just as amenable; they chatted to the customers, changed the channel so everyone could watch their team, and were just darn friendly.
Now back to the prices – if you take a good look at the receipt to the right, you’ll see that we had a soda, 5 drinks, and a snack for just over $20. Granted, this is happy hour, but it’s pretty impressive. They also gave us a last call for happy hour drinks – a couple bucks won’t make much of a dent, but I still like that. The title is actually a quote from the owner when talking about his drink prices; he wants to have the lowest prices on McKinney.
As for the food, we had sweet potato fries and they were de-lic. I can’t wait to come back to try the burger, which they say is the best in Dallas (we’ll see about that). If it tastes as good as it smells, I may have to agree with them.
****side note: since SJW just opened, their prices were still being adjusted
Drink strength: 3.5
St. John’s Wood
2908 McKinney Ave | Dallas, TX 75204
Daily | 3-8 p.m. | $3.75 wells, $4.50 calls, $4.75 wine by the glass, $3 domestic drafts, $4 import drafts, $3.50 domestic bottles, $4.75 import bottles