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Dallas Dining Suggestions

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#121 syoung68

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 02:36 PM

More info. Leaving in 2 days. Still have not picked a place. GRRRRR. Turns out the friend of DW lives in Murphy. We were all leaning toward smoke then I realized how far of a drive it would be for them and I felt bad. So we have now been going back and forth. THey say they do not mind driving but have since pitched Urban Crust, Asian Mint, and La Duni. Thoughts? Based on menu I am leaning toward La Duni.

#122 syoung68

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 02:54 PM

Also, how is Whiskey Cake in Plano? They were not high on it. I am just curious to the eG opinions.

#123 jsmeeker

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 03:13 PM

Been to Urban Crust once. It was pertty good. But if you want pizza, I think Cane Rosso in Deep Ellum is the place to go. I like La Duni a lot, but that has a lot to do with their desserts. Really awesome cakes. Especially the quattro leches cake. It's killer. Not familiar with Whiskey Cake, so can't comment on that.

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#124 kayb

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 03:29 PM

And bump again....I'm in Dallas this weekend. A group of us have reservations at Al Biernat's. I wasn't famliar with it, googled, looked at the menu, and it looks fabulous. Comments? Suggestions? Reviews?
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#125 bmdaniel

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 03:35 PM

It's a steakhouse - pretty decent at what it is, if that's what you want.

#126 Rico

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 03:52 PM

Agreed with bmdaniel, I think it's a perfectly suitable steakhouse.
American Airlines magazine said it was the best place to get a drink in Dallas, for what that's worth - I can name a few that I prefer, if you're interested.

How long are you here? How many meals out?

Edited to take out unnecessary commentary and edit some poor, poor grammar.

Edited by Rico, 28 September 2011 - 04:08 PM.

#127 jsmeeker

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 05:51 PM

Al Biernat's has been around a long time. It's kind of a Dallas institution. I think it's a fine choice if you are in the Oak Lawn/Highland Park area.

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#128 DanM

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 07:57 PM

Mr Kilgore

Do you have any new suggestions for the Plano or Northern suburbs? We are back in town and are always looking for fun new places.


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#129 hll

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 02:14 PM

Anyone have any special suggestions for one dinner in Dallas. Business meeting so cost not a real concern.

Thanks in advance.

#130 Dana

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 10:09 PM

Can't go wrong with Pappa's Brother's Steakhouse. Not really innovative, but very nice.
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#131 justj4

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 06:48 AM

each have multiple locations, I like pappasitos, and gloria's restaurants http://www.gloriasrestaurants.com/ . There are several nice restaurants at the shops of legacy near Plano area.

#132 veil

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 04:15 PM

Any new info on this topic?  I'll be in Dallas for the first 2 weeks in June.  Will be working, so can't take any day trips to Austin, etc.  Will eat anything (huitlacoche, tripe, etc.).  Prefer holes-in-the-wall!  Thanks in advance.

#133 cyalexa

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 06:36 PM

I live in Oklahoma but travel to Dallas at least twice yearly to eat and shop. There are still lots of restaurants on my "to try " list, but of those I have tried my favorites are:

Abacus - get the tasting menu with the upgraded wine pairings

Sushi Sake - the salmon sashimi is amazing, uni sushi and grilled hamachi collar also very good

Meddlesome Moth - extensive beer selection; the mussels in coconut broth were delicious

Kalachandjis - great vegetarian lunch buffet, wonderful setting

Royal China - get handmade noodles and dumplings

Tei-An - can't remember what it is called but the pieces of Kobe cooked on a hot rock are TDF, expense account would be helpful

Mughlai - the best Indian lunch buffet I have ever had; if you go for dinner or don't like buffets get murgh malai kebab, kadhai paneer, or dal makhani; have a Kingfisher with your meal

Alounak - the lamb shish kabob was great and I would go back just to have it again, the falafel was not good

First Emperor Barbecue - get the green beans with pork and the scallion pancakes, this is the only place on my list that approaches "hole-in-the-wall"

If you have access to a kitchen or are driving and can shop for things to take home get lamb rib chops at Sara's Market.
Jimmy's is another great place to shop and the sandwiches from the deli are really good (try the tuna).

#134 cyalexa

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Posted 03 June 2015 - 05:51 AM

When you live in Oklahoma, Dallas is a food mecca.

This trip I ate at:

Blue Sushi Sake Grill on Walnut Hill Lane
I had the good fortune to show up during happy hour and took full advantage!
The calamari was tender. I found it somewhat under seasoned and there was no salt on the table. I used soy sauce instead but would have preferred salt. I had one order of each of the speciality nigiri: blue balls - oddly sweet but still quite tasty; cherry bomb - good but not great; itchy salmon - excellant, I ordered a second helping; zuke maguro - good but not great. The service was good and I enjoyed sitting on the patio.

Pera Turkish Kitchen on Preston Rd.
I had the Adana, one of their "signature " dishes. It is well-seasoned grilled ground lamb. I found it delicious and also really enjoyed the cabbage salad served on the side. The baklava was also very good. Service was very good.

The chicharrones appetizer was the best dish of the trip. I don't typically go back to a restaurant, preferring to try new places, but I will definitely go back for these. Very good service in spite of a crowd.

Oso on Preston is apparently closed. The website and recorded phone message both say they open at 5 so I was frustrated to find the door locked at 5:20, especially given the traffic I endured to get there. Fortunately, Mesomaya was right across the street.