It is worth going to; but it is a bit difficult to get in. You have to know someone who is a member (usually oil magnets, membership is now only inherited, cannot be bought, so I’ve heard). Very old & stuffy, very ‘Dallas’ But admittedly, excellent food.
It was an experience! I went with another widow. She was a dear.
I think the show ‘Dallas’ was based around this place (I was a bit young!). I alsor found online conspiracy theorists say that it was the Petroleum Club who arranged the assassination of JFK. When I was there, the ultra conservative Dallas Republicans were mocking the Democrats. Ironically, the Kennedy’s were having a wedding reception in the banquet facility section of the club. Irony! ..It was interesting watching the snub, yet polite, interaction between parties.
Food and atmosphere were what you would think, while also rather busy, and exquisite.over 6 years ago