My favorite place to go to breakfast is on Restaurant Row in Addison, North of Dallas. It's got a little nicer feel (you could show up in shorts and a nice shirt but I wouldn't wear your jersey and cut offs). The food has a range of breakfast items and some brunch items.
It gets busy after church on Sundays and most weekend mornings from 8am-after 12pm. But it's definitely worth the wait, if you can spare the time. It's not a huge place. There are three small eating rooms but the service is good.
The only downfall are the hours...Wish it was opened later into the afternoon but only because I like it so much.
6:00 am-2:00 pm
6:30 am-3:00 pm
Favorite Dish: The food is definitely the best part of coming to Benedict's. Their gigantic breakfast burrito was HEAVEN! Eggs are great, meats are cooked well...pancakes are just as yummy as ever! They have almost everything you could want for breakfast, no matter what your traditions/customs are!
Some others praise their brunch/lunch items like soups and salads but I can never pass up the breakfast here.
If you've ever wanted to try authentic african cousine, you should hurry up and vistit African Village Restaurant. Although not very fancy, this restaurant has food that will make you want to cry cause it is so good.
They also do take-out.
Favorite Dish: You should ask for the vegetable soup with pounded yam.
Other great dishes are Egusi Soup and Ogbono Soup, both served with Pounded Yam.
The Okra Soup is good also, but not everyone likes the slimy texture.
Also make sure you try the fried plantain and taste an original Nigerian malt drink (non-alcoholic)
Mexican cusine is great but Meso-American, Mayan Huasteco and Aztec cuisine is quite unexpected. Selected as one of the top ten new restaurants in Dallas for 2006 and also selected as "One of America's Best Restaurants" in Gourmet Magazine!
Things that :
1. Clean table cloths and napkins (cotton)
2. Sparkling clean glasses (no water or soap spots)
3. Clean silverware (again, no water or soap drops)
4. Service is great and amicable.
5. Decor outstanding but the restaurant is too small!
When I go to restaurants, the above are some of the items I consider important. When the kitchen is visible I also check if the staff are wearing something over their head and are dressed in an apron. Service people should be serving from the right and removing plates from the left.
They are opening a second restauant somewhere in Dallas.
Favorite Dish: Pipian
Abacus is billed as contemporary global cuisine and might be considered neuvo American. The feel when you walk in the door is a modern feel that, when you look more closely, could reflect more of the clean lines and muted colours of the modern Arts and Crafts period. The dining room is open yet cozy in the way the booths and tables are arranged. For most of the evening I didn't know there was anyone else in the restaurant even though we were not the only table it sure felt intimate and comfortable.
Our service was fabulous and our server did a great job at coming to the table at just the right time. She was knowledeable and allowed us to pick and choose whatever we wanted.
Favorite Dish: The food at Abacus was incredible. I have to rate it one of the top 3 meals I've had in my life. Recognize that this includes some pre-Katrina New Orleans meals at places like Nola's, Gautreau's, Galatoire's, & Brennan's. Everything was spot-on and had great flavour, presentation and concepts.
Dark, quiet, and shockingly not crowded, this restaurant has the feel of a true Italian trattoria. The building itself seems almost Victorian from the outside, but once inside the brick archways and checkered tablecloths took me a world away from Dallas. The candlelight and bottles of Pellegrino on the tables added a touch of true authenticity.
Favorite Dish: I ordered the fettucine del pescatore with calamari fritti to start. The calamari was decent, above average even, but the fettucine was amazing. I have never truly understood scallops until I had this dish. The seafood was abundant and the marinara sauce perfectly complimented the shellfish without overwhelming it. The pasta was cooked perfectly al dente. Our waiter was efficient and polite. I truly have not had a dining experience like this since I left Italy.
This restaurant is Texas based although it has now expanded to New Mexico. The company took over from he famous Night Hawk restaurant in Austin who created an authentic Texas ranch house setting with large fireplaces, booths, and large portions. They had been in operation for 70 years. The Texas Land & Cattle has since expanded to seventeen locations.
Their Signature menu items include: "Texas Land & Cattle Steak House’s Pepper-Smoked Sirloin, specially seasoned, slow-cooked and sliced to order in 10-ounce and 16-ounce portions; The Trail Boss Margarita, a 16-ounce frozen Margarita made with Jose Cuervo Gold Tequila and a special lime mixture; and Branding Iron Margaritas, hand-shaken sipping margaritas, featuring a choice of top-shelf tequilas."
The Green Room is one of Dallas' best restaurants and is top notch for its combination of great food, excellent wine and a laid back atmosphere. The restaurant and bar are located in the Deep Ellum neighborhood and are a popular nightime hangout.
The restaurant is known for its wine as well as its food. The "feed me wine me" selection is a four course meal prepared specially by the chef, with each course being paired with a different wine. I'd highly recommend this as it was one of the best meals I've had, although after all that wine, I can't exactly remember what it was.
Favorite Dish: The feed me wine me. See above.
If you want something a little more personal than your average corporate chain restaraunt, this is a MUST in Dallas dining. This little gem has been in business for years and still going strong. Good idea to make a reservation. Great atmosphere and vibe, they cater to the hip and famous. Did I mention live jazz? I dont even like jazz and I love this place...for a few dollars in the tip jar you can make a request. Also, there is a small dancefloor so you can go cheek to cheek while you wait for dessert. You won't be disappointed.
Favorite Dish: Farm Raised Salmon “Horseradish Aioli”
Served on Horseradish Whipped potatoes & Creamy Cucumber Salad
Famous for it's beer biscuits, Barbec's specializes in breakfast. Serving biscuits and sausage gravy, corned beef hash, eggs, pancakes and a variety of breakfast meats, this is not a dieter's paradise. But if you want down home cooking, this is the best place for miles and miles.
Favorite Dish: If you're getting breakfast, most things come with 'breakfast bread'. Get the biscuits and gravy instead of toast and grits. Trust me. Come Hungry.
If you're there in the afternoon. Try the chicken-fried steak or chicken-fried chicken. About as artery-clogging as it sounds, but damn good. About as Texan as it gets.
The Green Room. The Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex is loaded with great restaurants, but The Green Room is my absolute personal favorite.
Eclectic food set in a funky atmosphere in the groovy part of town... In the past few years they have also added a roof top deck much like the other Deep Ellum nightspots.
Favorite Dish: If you are there with three or four other people, order up the 'Wine me, Dine Me' or the 'Feed me, Wine me' whatever they are calling it these days... Served in four courses, this is the Chef's special selections for the evening. Each course is paired with a different wine.
By simply ordering this you are left with no expectations as your dinner is totally at the Chef's discretion. So, each course is a pleasant surprise. I have ordered the 'Wine me, Dine me' on three or four different occasions and have never been disappointed in the Chef's selection. It just makes for a fun and interesting dinner for all...
My wife and I often hit this place for a meal before a long flight. We've had some long flights to Hawaii that would not have food service save the garbage overpriced sandwich or chips. The food here is the usual pub grub selctions; sandwiches, burgers, soups, salads and a variety of appetizers.
this place is always hopping with people but the service is always fast and attentive. I enjoy their cheddar burgers and the mozzarella sticks. Liz enjoys their burgers as well as their onion soup. After a good meal and a large Miller Lite I'm always able to get through a long flight without being hungry.
Favorite Dish: The burgers here are large and very flavorful. The fries are also quite nice.
They have a GREAT wine by the glass list (over 100 different wines! WOW), very well balanced, including wines from all over the world, with some rare ones that you will not find anywhere else.
They have great tapas to complement the wines, including a build-your-own cheese plate (you should accept their recommendation to see what goes better with your wine choice), a pate plate (GREAT value), hummus, bruschettas; as well as sandwiches and some other small plates.
We went several times and everybody is extremely knowledgeable of the wines and extremely friendly. The last time we were there, there was a big party and our server thought that he was a little bit slower than usual, nothing that we noticed, but he felt he was not doing his best so he brought us 2 extra glasses as an apology. Talk about great attention to details! We even met the owner, who come to our table to check out if everything was great. Talk about a personal touch!
On top of the great wines, food and service; it’s a great place to see and be seen, great ambience. No wonder why everybody is highly recommending them!
Favorite Dish: the wines!
We LOVE Kenney's! And that includes Kenney, the owner, who is a hands-on chef/owner, talking with the clients all the time and making sure that everything is PERFECT. And it’s paying great for him, the place is always packed, no wonder why! AMAZING food, AMAZING ambience and decor, great bar scene and great drinks. They even have Grey Goose on tap! One of the only 2 places in the country to have that. No beer on tap here, if you are a beer lover, you need to go somewhere else, all you’ll find here are some beers by the bottle, and nothing too fancy either.
The food is out of this word! Among the appetizers, try the steak bruschetas; it’s the PERFECT bite, it transports you to another planet; and the salmon is WOW! As an entrée? Anything that comes out of that fired grill is excellent!
The ONLY thing that needs improvement is the wine list, especially by the glass (way too basic, with nothing really impressive) but is good enough, after all, grey goose martinis happen to be a good companion to the meats as well!
Favorite Dish: best appetizer: the steak bruschetas and for an entree anything that comes out of that wood fired grill...
Another GREAT place for beer Lovers! They have an extensive list (80 beers on tap!) and the servers can really help you make a good choice. Just tell them what you like and accept their recomendation.
The best part of this place is that is the super casual atmosphere, since it was originally a house, the patio is super cool. It's very normal to see people with their dogs coming for a beer. You'll see a complete mix of people, from people dressed in suits to people in shorts. Nobody cares what you are wearing, we are all there for the beers!
Food was OK (we had a couple of sandwitches, nothing to die for... but we didn't go for the food anyway!)
Favorite Dish: Beers!
This place is CLOSED :(
The only thing I don’t understand about this place is “how come it’s not packed 24/7!?”
This is probably one of the most beautiful restaurants I’ve EVER seen in my life (and you guys know that I’ve seen hundreds and hundreds of restaurants around the world!) The set up is absolutely perfect for a restaurant: you have the nice entrance, the magnificent bar, the “wow! I’m so cool” area for the cigar and wine aficionados, the private dining area and the “regular”, which is really impressive dining area…
They have a well rounded menu, with lots of options, but now so many that the chef is going bananas and can’t control them. It’s a perfect combination between the “I don’t have enough options” and the “I don’t know what to choose”. You can find something for everybody and you can rest assure they did a good job preparing it… specially for you, nothing frozen or pre-prepared… You have several delicious side dishes to make your experience more personal. After all, you are the one whose eating, not them, so why would they choose for you? The “macaroni and cheese”, the “gnocchi” and the “potatoes au gratin” are comfort food taken to another level. If you are lucky enough, you can get an “Organic American Kobe Beef Burger” that is just too delicious to be included everyday. The salmon, the steaks, the fish, everything is impeccable (yes, we loved it and we went there A LOT so we had a chance to try almost everything on the menu plus several specials)
The service is more than perfect. They are extremely attentive, but they give you your room. They will not over do it (and still, you will NEVER have to ASK for anything… they just KNOW…) (and trust me, if we are picky in one area, is this one…) service is what differentiates a fine dining from a fine kitchen… in a fine kitchen you have a nice meal, in fine dining you have the overall experience… OUNCE had the overall experience…
And the prices? More than fair! The wine selection is amazing, and they pour BIG time. The martinis? The best quality you can find. Of course a pomegranate martini made with PAMA will be more expensive than a pomegranate martini made with pomegranate juice or bolls… It will also be A LOT better… so… if you are looking for $7 martinis you will NOT find them here (why would anybody want THAT???) if you can spare the extra $3 to have something REALLY good… this is THE place to be…
They have a great happy hour: all the martinis, drinks and wines by the glass are half price between 4 and 7 pm. I recommend you to go, order the Norwegian salmon tartines and a nice lemon drop martini, relax and enjoy the place before it becomes too popular. Be one of the first “regulars” so when everybody else discovers it, you’ll have a more than special treatment.
We think it’s only about time (and they have to change their valet situation, as we told them, fill the parking spaces in the front of your place instead of leaving it to the valet parking guy) we KNOW they have done everything right, now they need YOU to fill out their seats and become a success… for a LONG time!
Cheers to ounce: great menu, great food, great ambience, great wine menu, great martinis, great prices, great service… CHEERS to a GREAT SUCESS!
Favorite Dish: everything!
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