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.
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.
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.
Ambiance: Neighborhood bar meets fine dining
Hours: Monday-Sunday, 4 p.m.-2 a.m.
1417 W Davis St.
Did you know: Nova is open on Christmas Eve and Christmas