8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218


Dining at the Arboretum

Seated Tea

Complete your Dallas Arboretum experience with a seasonal and delicious three-course tea set amid the festive ambiance of the beautiful DeGolyer Tea Room. Seated Tea is only available to guests 10 and older. Reservations required. See Details and Menu


Lula Mae Slaughter Dining Terrace

Open daily | 10am–4pm
Service provided by Gil’s Elegant Catering

The dining terrace offers a quick, convenient, “sandwich counter” experience for guests who want to grab something simple or a glass of wine or cold beer and enjoy it “al fresco” with a view of A Tasteful Place, White Rock Lake and downtown Dallas in the distance.


Breakfast Selections   

Breakfast ends at 11am

Ham and Cheese Croissant | $8.50


Soup of the Day

12 oz. cup served with bread | $7.50



*½ of Our Famous Chicken Salad Sandwich with Cup of Soup | $12.50

*Small Garden or Caesar Salad with Cup of Soup | $12.00


Healthy Choices

Fresh Fruit Salad–Assorted Seasonal Fruit | $8.50



Served with fresh bread

Garden Salad | $8.99

Mixed Baby Greens with Cucumbers, Tomatoes and Shredded Carrots  

Choice of Dressing    


Salad Trio | $11.99

Choose Three Salads:  Fresh Fruit Salad, Fiesta Black Bean and Corn Salad,

Pecan Chicken Salad, Caesar Salad or Fresh Garden Salad 


Pecan Chicken Salad | $11.99

Famous Chicken Salad served with sliced Tomatoes, Cucumbers slices on Baby Greens

Choice of Dressing      


Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad | $11.99

Sliced Chicken Breast, Crispy Romaine, Fresh Parmesan, Ancho Croutons and House Caesar Dressing


Specialty Wraps and Sandwiches   

Served with chips and pickle

The Monterey Club Wrap | $12.50

Shaved Turkey, Bacon, Jack Cheese, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Herb Cream Cheese in Tomato Basil Tortilla 


Southwest Caesar Wrap | $12.50

Sliced Chicken and Lettuce with Chipotle Caesar Dressing, Parmesan Cheese in Tomato Basil Tortilla 


Our Famous Chicken Salad Sandwich | $12.50

Prepared with Sun-dried Cherries, Toasted Texas Pecans served on a Buttery Croissant


Hot Panini Sandwiches 

Served with chips and pickle


Country Style Panini | $13.50

Sliced Turkey, Parma Ham, Provolone Cheese, Sliced Tomato, Pesto Mayonnaise on Rustic Rosemary Focaccia Bread 


Tuscan Panini | $13.50

Sliced Chicken Breast, Sliced Tomato, Provolone Cheese, Boursin Cream Cheese on

Rustic Rosemary Focaccia Bread  


Roasted Portabella Panini | $13.50

Balsamic Portabella Mushroom, Roasted Red Peppers, Jalapeno Hummus,

Vegan Cheese and Baby Greens


Children’s Menu

Grilled Cheese Sandwich | $7.50

Served with Choice of Chips or Honey Graham Crackers


All Beef Hot Dog | $7.50   

Served with Choice of Chips or Honey Graham Crackers


Ice Cream and Desserts

Assorted Ice Cream Bars | $4         

Frozen Lemon Icees | $5.50

Brownies | $4.50                              

Chocolate Chunk Cookie | $4                               

Lemon Bars | $4.50


La Crème Featured Beverages                                                        

Café Latte | $6.00      

Café Mocha| $6.00      

Cappuccino| $6.00      

Mexican Hot Chocolate| $6.00      

Mayan Mocha Latte| $6.00      

Chai Latte| $6.00      

Drip Coffee | $3.25



Coca Cola Soft Drinks | $4.00

Lemonade | $4.00

La Crème Iced Teas – Peach Ginger Green or Tropical Passion | $4.00

Dragon Fruit Lemonade or Lavender Lemonade| $5

Bottled Water | $4.00

Frappuccino’s and Smoothies | $7.00 

Selection of Red or White Wine and Champagne | $11

Imported and Local Craft Beers | $9

Domestic Beer | $8


Café on the Green

Friday – Sunday | 10:30am-3pm

*Weather permitting
Service provided by Gil’s Elegant Catering

Located along the Paseo, Café on the Green features casual outdoor dining for the whole family to enjoy, and often features live or recorded music that matches the theme of the festival or season, along with special seasonal menu items, cold beer, glasses of wine and a great selection of coffees provided by Gil’s Elegant Catering.




Smoked or Polish

We Proudly Serve Genuine Texas Made Hans Mueller’s Brats



Your choice of Brat with Warm Purple Sauerkraut

Choice of Cold Potato Salad or Warm Potato Salad


Plant Based Sausage on a Stick


Carved Pastrami Sandwich with Big Eye Swiss Cheese on Rye Bread


Pecan Chicken Salad Choice of Dressing

Famous Chicken Salad served with sliced tomatoes, Cucumber Slices on Baby Greens



Warm Apple Strudel – $6.00      Large Cookies and Dessert Bars – $4.50


Hot Dog Plate

All Beef Hot Dog

with Choice of Bag of Chips or Grahams Snack



Bottled Water (16.9oz) – $4.00     Soft Drinks (20oz) – $4.50


Assorted Oktoberfest, Local Artisan Micro Brews, and Imported Beers – $9.00

Domestic Beer -$8.00

Local White Rock Brewery Current Flavors 12oz Pour $8.00


Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir- $11.00

Restaurant DeGolyer

Open daily | 11am–3pm

Located at the heart of the Arboretum, Restaurant DeGolyer resides within the historic DeGolyer House. Guests can choose to enjoy lunch on the outdoor loggia or opt for indoor seating in the DeGolyer Tea Room. Please note that seating in the tea room is reserved for guests aged 13 and older. Outdoor seating includes cooling fans for warmer days and heaters for cooler days, ensuring your comfort in any weather.

Lunch Menu

Soup of the Day

Cup of Soup $4.00 | Bowl of Soup $6.00

Served with an Herb Biscuit


Entrée Salads

Seafood Stuffed Avocado – Fresh Avocado with Atlantic Blue Crab, Gulf Shrimp and Scallops. Caper Dill Aioli and Crispy Flatbread Shard

Brown Derby Cobb Salad – Mixed Greens garnished with Diced Tomatoes, Poached Chicken, Crispy Bacon, Diced Egg and an Avocado Wedge (when in season) with your choice of Dressing

Salad Niçoise – a Provencal Style Salad with Broiled Salmon Filet, Organic Baby Lettuce, Poached Potatoes, Green Beans, Kalamata Olives, Poached Eggs and Tomato Wedge

Kale and Garbanzo Cakes – Sautéed Kale and Spinach, Garbanzo Beans, Potatoes and Diced Peppers served with Rice and Sautéed Green Beans with a Red Pepper Coulis. Dairy free, Gluten free, Vegan

House Made Signature Dressings – Dijon-Dill VinaigretteRoquefort, Creamy Champagne Vinaigrette and Classic Ranch

Salad Trio $15.95
Seasonal Fresh Fruit Salad – unadorned, fruit at its best!
Chicken Salad (Tender Chicken with Dried Cherries and Texas Pecans)
Spinach Salad – with Bacon, Tomato, Egg and Champagne Vinegar Dressing



Served with house made Rosemary Potato Chips or a House Salad. We Offer Gluten-Free Sliced Bread Upon Request.

Skinny Garden Club $13.95
Roasted Turkey, Bacon, Provolone, Lettuce and Tomato between Two Slices of Toasted Artisan Sourdough

Chicken Salad Sandwich $13.95
Chicken with Dried Cherries and Texas Pecans with Sliced Tomato on a Flaky Croissant

French Dip Sandwich $15.95
Thinly Sliced Roast Angus Sirloin on Local Baguette – Horseradish Cream with Au Ju for Dipping

Sonoma Grilled Cheese Sandwich $12.95
Provolone and Cheddar on Local Artisan Sourdough Bread with Tomato and Bacon

Monterey Chicken Sandwich $14.25
Grilled Chicken Breast with Peppers and Onions, Monterey Jack Cheese on Ciabatta with Cilantro Jalapeño Mayo


Bistro Entrees

Chicken Picatta $17.50
With Wild Rice Blend and Baby Green Beans

Pan Seared Salmon $18.25
With Wild Rice Blend and Baby Green Beans

Three Tea Sandwich Plate $15.95
Served with a Cup of Soup or Spinach Salad
Mini Croissant with Chicken Salad; Sliced Turkey and Brie Spread on Wheat Bread; Traditional Creamed Cucumber on White Bread


Children’s Menu (12 and under)

served with House Made Chips

Macaroni and Cheese
Peanut Butter and Jelly
Kids Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Chicken Fingers and French Fries
$9.00 – 3 pcs (12 and under); $12.00 – 4pcs (Over 12 and Adults)



Selection of La Crème Hot Teas/ Iced Tea
Coffee/Decaf Coffee
Bottled Water/Coke/Diet Coke/Sprite


The Finishing Touch


Tres Leches Cake
Kentucky Bourbon Pecan Pie
Lemon Cream Shortcake
Gluten Free Chocolate Bliss Cake
Praline Crème Brûlée


Wines by the Glass and the Bottle and Local Craft Beers

Please inquire with your server
Cabernet Sauvignon – Pinot Noir – Merlot – Chardonnay – Sauvignon Blanc – Pinot Grigio – Prosecco – Champagne


A 20% gratuity will be added for parties of six and more. We ask no separate checks for groups of eight or more.

Grilled Cheese Kiosk

Closed for the season

Open during good weather in the spring and fall, this convenient food station is on the Paseo near the Gift Cart.

Picnic Spots

The Arboretums stunning green grass, relaxed, tranquil atmosphere, and natural setting invite individuals, families and children to sit down and share a picnic. Visitors are invited to order food to-go and picnic anywhere on the grounds (except in restaurants) or bring your own food to enjoy in the garden.

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