Nick Badovinus


  • Nominee for Best Restauranteur
    James Beard Foundation
  • Best New Restaurant (Neighborhood Services Grill & Bar)
    D Magazine
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in Dallas

Where I Go Out

At My Venues

Fried asparagus
$$$, Wine Bar, Modern, American, Bluffview
"My wife and I have been known to fight over the last one on the plate. The asparagus are coated in a tempura-like batter and fried up so light and crispy. The creamy dill dressing that is drizzled over the asparagus and accompanying frisée round out this addictive dish."
Original voodoo peppercorn sauce
$$$, Wine Bar, Modern, American, Bluffview
"This is basically a Worcestershire-peppercorn beurre blanc. It comes with the "butcher's meatballs" but this stuff is good on anything. Dip your hand-cut French fries in it, spoon some on your seared scallops, etc. This black magic sauce will make you buy a voodoo doll that looks like owner Nick Badovinus so you can stick pins in it until he tells you how to make it."
Three jack and mac casserole
$$$, Wine Bar, Modern, American, Bluffview
"Good mac and cheese is ubiquitous, but great mac and cheese is hard to find. This here is great mac and cheese, and you can find it at Neighborhood Services' original location. With three types of Jack cheese, it is the perfect balance of cheesy and creamy."
Stock cheese burger
$, Outdoor Seating, Burgers, Modern, Trinity Groves
"This melt-in-your-mouth cheeseburger is a juicy delight and it only costs about $3.50. The patty is cooked to perfection and comes with a freshly baked bun from Village Baking Co. Sit outside on the patio for a nice breeze and super casual, easy atmosphere."