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Saturday, May 10, 2014

The Cedars Social

I'll give you a little peek at the "modern comfort food" and the handcrafted cocktails served at The Cedars Social in Dallas, but there's something else I'd really rather show you.

Even more delightful to those of us who are mid-century enthusiasts is the establishment's decor, which grabs your attention even before you walk inside. I first saw The Cedars Social a couple of years ago, because it is right down the street from Southside on Lamar, the apartment building where my daughter, SIL and the boys had a loft before moving back to Fort Worth. The first thing that caught my eye was the small, mid-century style flat-topped building against the Dallas skyline. (For you fans of the TV series Dallas, Southside on Lamar was where Rebecca moved after she and Christopher split up, and The Cedars Social was John Ross Ewing's favorite watering hole.)

The Cedars Social

As nondescript as the building seems at first, you get an eyeful of the front doors, and you know something more is going on inside.

Forms+Surfaces double doors

Need to do a double-take on those doors? Here's a photo from the manufacturer's website. They're not vintage, but they're definitely spectacular.

The interior boasts a host of furnishings to delight the retro lover...Thonet, Bertoia and Eames style seating, great vintage lighting, a fire pit, and even a vintage bicycle suspended from the ceiling. Outside, original Russell Woodard chairs and tables (just like mine) provide patrons with seating for patio dining.

Eames style chairs and library style sitting area

Bertoia style chairs and vintage bike

Period lighting, parquet floors, Eames style stools

Fire pit, surrounded by Thonet and Bertoia chairs

Woodard chairs and tables

The next time you're in Dallas, stop by The Cedars Social at the corner of Lamar and Belleview, and enjoy the retro neighborhood bar and grill atmosphere.


  1. Oh wow, that place is mcm fab! And that library is a nice touch. I will take my Olivetti typewriter there and type away without a care.

    1. It would be a great place for typospherians to meet!

  2. Really neat looking place. It seems like a nice relaxing place. I agreee with you and Ton; a good place to type.