Delicious: Something special night or day at Nova

Demi-glace rainbow trout on roasted-garlic parsnip puree, topped with grapefruit, arugula and pistachio salad. Photo by Kathy Tran
Demi-glace rainbow trout on roasted-garlic parsnip puree, topped with grapefruit, arugula and pistachio salad. (Photo by Kathy Tran)

Nova is a favorite neighborhood bar and casual dinner spot. But the local restaurant also offers
specials on par with any fine-dining establishment.

Late-night pizza. Everyone always talks about Nova’s late-night pizza, says owner Darren Scott. And yes, Nova is a place to find a great meal after 10 p.m. in Oak Cliff any day of the week.

But there’s so much more to Nova.

On the menu every day is a grilled Berkshire pork chop and a certified angus beef rib-eye steak. There are handmade goat-cheese gnocchi and a grilled pineapple and arugula salad as well as bowls of udon and pho.

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It’s your favorite neighborhood hangout (Advocate readers voted Nova Oak Cliff’s best bar in 2015) that has a burger and mac and cheese but also a chef-driven menu of specials, which change about every day or two.

“We have a lot of regulars who come for that,” Scott says. “If I don’t change the specials often enough, they get a little impatient.”

Chef Eric Spigner also comes up with a rotation of seasonal specials about four times a year.

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Current seasonal features include jerk bison short ribs with mango carrot puree and tandori savoy cabbage with coconut rice and pickled shitake mushrooms. Everything is made in-house and can be ordered until 10 p.m.

After that, there’s always pizza.

Nova
Ambiance: Neighborhood bar meets fine dining
Price: $10-$31
Hours: Monday-Sunday, 4 p.m.-2 a.m.
1417 W Davis St.
214.484.7123
novadallas.com

Did you know: Nova is open on Christmas Eve and Christmas

Lamb rack with goat-cheese gnocchi, pigeon peas, chanterelles and charred shallots. Photo by Kathy Tran
Lamb rack with goat-cheese gnocchi, pigeon peas, chanterelles and charred shallots. Photo by Kathy Tran
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