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Review: Park House Membership Worth It

Social club features a variety of amenities
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Sunlight reflects off of the windows of the building housing Park House. This side of the building overlooks the grounds of the Dallas Country Club.

Park House, a social club and restaurant located in Highland Park Village, is a hub of activity that has grown in popularity and exclusivity over the years. 

To be a part of this social club, you need a membership under your family’s last name. There are four memberships available to the public: resident, non-resident, junior and culture. Also, those under the age of 18 are only permitted to visit Park House until 6 p.m. on Saturdays and all day on Sundays. 

When you step into the first open room of the club, the design immediately stands out. There is plenty of seating with a mix of chairs and sofas and a large fireplace. Each room within the club has a vastly different aesthetic, offering unique experiences for members to enjoy. Every time I walk through the club, I find something new to enjoy. 

The main dining room to the left of the first room has a contemporary design with green seating and a granite bar to the side. Next to the bar, there is a room with a long aisle table and a television. The room is small, simple and dark, giving it a comfortable and inviting atmosphere. 

Another room in the club with a unique and specific design is semi-hidden and called “The Vault.” It has artwork hung up all over the walls just like many other spaces in the club. Its interior appears similar to that of a bank vault, and it even features a painting of a $100 bill on it. 

My personal favorite room is the lock room, where there are locks with the last name of each member attached. It becomes a quest to find your personal lock. The room also has an open window where you can look out onto the Dallas Country Club. The inviting nature of the room is completed with comfy bean bags next to the main table. 

“The Balcony” has an area where you can dine, and it offers a different view on the other side of the club with a tiny pond. The view over the patio is beautiful and scenic. 

Not only is the social club beautifully designed, it offers an enjoyable dining experience. 

The people that work at Park House are so sweet and by the time I pay the check, I feel like they are my friends. The servers check on you regularly and are knowledgeable about the items on the menu. Asking the waiters for an honest opinion on the food is a great way to figure out what you want, and I did just that when trying a few things on the menu. 

The appetizer I was most excited to try was the deviled eggs. They came with bacon, sweet relish and fresno on top of the egg. Usually, I am not a big fan of deviled eggs, but these particular ones changed my opinion on the hors d’oeuvre. The crunch of the bacon made the texture stand out to me, and the egg was overall pleasing to the eye and to the mouth. 

Next, I tried the crispy chicken paillard as my main course. The chicken came with roasted nuts, an arugula salad, pesto and parmesan. I had high expectations for the dish, and I was not disappointed. The chicken was flavorful and moist, and the sides offered various complimenting flavors. 

 I would recommend visiting the social club with family or friends if you ever have the opportunity, as it is inviting and is unlike any other social club. 

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August Lazzaro
August Lazzaro, Social media manager
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