Canary By Gorji Celebrates 15 Years of Culinary Adventure



Canary By Gorji celebrates its 15 year anniversary in March 2018. Beating the odds for success as an independent chef-driven restaurant in a major metropolitan area, especially one as competitive as Dallas-Fort Worth, is not an easy task. In a market crowded with steakhouses, mega-theme concepts, new multi-million dollar restaurant group corporations and a “bigger is better” outlook, Gorji has kept it simple at his 8-table restaurant.

“Less is more—and—definitely more sustainable,” says the chef.

With this philosophy in mind, Gorji has been continually upgrading, evolving and refining his cooking and dining concepts. Canary’s intimate and upscale vibe reflects the bold steps taken in pursuit of keeping the focus on a pleasurable dining experience. Canary was rated #1 in food, #1 in hospitality and #3 overall in Dallas in 2017 by Renzell, the new national restaurant rating system.

  • Early Adopter of “Going Small” Restaurant Concept
  • Local Before The “Local” Movement – shops every day for the best ingredients for each night’s menu
  • Hands On – in the kitchen every night cooking for his guests
  • Dallas’ Only No-Tipping Restaurant
  • Doesn’t Seat Young Children
  • Doesn’t Have TVs
  • Doesn’t Double Seat To Turn Tables


March 14, 2018:
Celebrating with Venison, Langoustine and Lamb Skillet Pizzas & Wine Pairing

New Zealand Venison Tenderloin Strips Skillet Pizza
Psagot M-Series Cabernet Franc 2014 (Judean Hills, Israel)

Langoustine Tails Skillet Pizza
Chateau Ksara Chardonnay Cuvee du Pape 2014 (Bekaa Valley, Lebanon)

Colorado Lamb Tenderloin Slices Skillet Pizza
Les Roches de Yon-Figeac Grand Cru Bordeaux 2012 (Saint-Emilion, France)

See pizza and wine pairing details at

Zing! By Gorji Cookbook features recipes of his signature “New Mediterranean Cuisine” and has won 5 domestic and international awards (London Book Festival, USA Book Award, National Indie Excellence Award-Regional, International Indie Excellence Award, Independent Publishers Award.)

Gorji Gourmet Foods were developed from recipes Gorji uses in his kitchen at Canary By Gorji. They help home cooks prepare gourmet dishes without spending hours in preparation. They include Pomegranate Vinaigrette, Dipping Oil/Marinade and three pasta & pizza sauces: Arrabiata Diavolo, Puttanesca and Pomodoro. All five products have won 21 awards in blind judging food competitions: 6 gold, 9 silver and 6 bronze. They are available in DFW Whole Foods, Royal Blue Grocery Stores, Jimmy’s Food Store and local specialty grocers.