Bennigans: Kick'off a Great Lunch
This sports bar and grill is part of the Bennigan's chain. I fell in love with Bennigan's while visiting Universal Studios in Orlando, Fl.
Their menu is limited from the original Bennigan's menu, but their Sports Sampler and Fish and Chips are selections not to be missed.
Favorite Dish: Sport's Sampler
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IHOP: Late Night at the IHOP
After spending all night at Ripley's Haunted Palace of Wax attraction, we were in need of finding a place to eat at midnight. This is right on Belt Line Road west of Dallas Parkway. It is clean, the wait staff is friendly and the food, for an IHOP, was terrific!
The only complaint I have is that the booths seem to be a little run down.
If you are out late in the Addison area, this is an option to sit down for a late night breakfast.
Favorite Dish: Steak and egg omelet
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Fogo de Chao: Great Brazilian Barbeque
After all I had heard about this restaurant, I couldn't wait to get there! Fogo de Chao offers a buffet and barbeque in the "Churrasco"style or Brazilian tradition.
The restaurant features continuous tableside service featuring fifteen different cuts of beef, pork, lamb and chicken. These cuts are brought to the table by Gaucho chefs; the amount controlled by small green and red "chips" given to the customer. Green side up means "continue with the meats"; red side up means "stop or stop for now".
The various meats are paraded around one's table while you make your selection. This style of dining was unique to us, but we loved it! The salad buffet contained a wide variety of fresh vegetables, gourmet salads and lots of side dishes. We were also able to order one of my favorite dessert: tres leches cake.
Favorite Dish: The Brazilian barbeque was fantastic--meats cooked to perfection; a vast array of salads and delicious desserts!
BJs Brewery Addison, TX: Horrible Service!!!!!
I ate at this resturant tonight with my family. When the food came out, it was cold and when I asked the waitress about it she seemed irritated and replaced it but with an attitude. The place seemed to be understaffed. Not sure how because several employees (wait staff) were gathered around talking and laughing instead of doing work!! I asked our waitress if I could talk to a manager and she came back 15 min. later with our bill and said that all of the managers were busy but that she had one of them remove the dish that was brought out cold from our bill. I have never experienced the kind of lousy service tonight at ANY resturant before!! I WILL NEVER EAT THERE AGAIN!!!!!
Favorite Dish: ?
Nate's Seafood: Seafood and Live Band
The restraurant is decorated with a "New-Orleans, cajun" ambience. On some days, they have a live jazz band at the bar. Of the 3 times I visited, I enjoyed eating at the bar counter.
Favorite Dish: When its in season, order the "turbo" crawfish by the pound, as an appetizer. You may want to wash that down with a tall glass of beer; the "turbo" seasoning may be too salty by itself.
For the main entree, the ribeye steak is juicy and succulent and its very good size. It comes with hush-puppies (fried potato balls?) and garlic bread.
Finish it off with the new york cheesecake with strawberry toppings.
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This restaurant is found in a few states across the country but they don't exactly consider themselves as a Chain restaurant and it doesn't really give you that feel either. Immensely popular and you cannot book so you have to just avoid the busy nights and times or be prepared to wait. Our wait time was only 5 mins on a Sunday night. There is a bar there you can fill your time in while waiting.
Favorite Dish: The service was very good although it gets a little noisy and it is a bit hard to hear the waiters menu suggestions. The spinach dip appetisers is definitely worth trying - its delicious but save room for the great choices in Main courses. I had the fish of the day which was Halibut topped with stuffed crab and I choose the couscous as an accompaniment which was wonderful. The Hawaiian sirloin was also perfect and came with an unusual corn dish of white beans, corn done in a very light curry sauce. If can manage it, their desserts are also well recommended.
Soho Food & Jazz Restaurant
Soho Food & Jazz - a great restaurant with indoor and outdoor dining and great live jazz entertainment. There is a happy hour there at night as well. We went here for my birthday and it turned out to be a great choice.
Service was good, house wine was good, ambiance was great. The menu we were told is being improved (even more so) and will be quite different still. An original and amazing blend of flavours in the menu.
Favorite Dish: Ahi Tuna - sesame seared ahi tuna, wasabi potato silos, stir fry & ponzu reduction. The Tuna was amazing and you could have it drizzled with wasabi or play it safe and have it on the side. The potatoes were unbelievable. Imagine mashed potatoes, with a hint of wasabi, piped into a deep fried spring roll shell!.
The Pupu platter (as an appetiser). You can either have it for one or for 2. for one, a satay stick, battered shrimp, the most mouthwatering calamari with a light batter, sushi of raw julienne vegetables with raw fish wrapped in rice paper and served with an extraordinary soy based sauce.
The Tiramisu - if you get as far as dessert (we shared one), you will think you have died and gone to heaven. So light that it could have levitated off the plate and the pool of rich coffee sauce underneath was delicious.
The Londoner is a real traditional English pub in North Dallas. Great atmosphere, good service, plenty of parking.
Favorite Dish: Fish and chips. Fish done in a beer and flour batter which makes it nice and crispy and not greasy - fabulous. The steak and Mushroom pie - huge with large chunks of melt in your mouth steak and sliced mushrooms served with beans and mashed tatties. There is also an appetitiser of chips (fries) and curry sauce. Now this was a little strange and I think was more catering to the TexMex tastebuds as it was like a salsa with a curry flavour.
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