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Restaurant Week experiences (2011)

Went to EddieV's in Oaklawn.

Menu was very good considering a simple entree is close to the Restaurant Week 3 course price. It was the first day of RW and they seemed a little frazzled by the volume but the server was excellent and made sure we had a perfect dining experience. I had the chowder which was good but I would have preferred the mussels (they were out). The CM 4th course was two very large blackened scallops. Very tasty. They also ran out of salmon but offered any fish on the regular menu as a sub. I chose the sole which was very good. Wine parings were a reasonable 5$ per course if purchased for all courses. They were half pours but was really enough for me. You could purchase extra wine by the glass as well.

Aug 16, 2011
Morgan68 in Dallas - Fort Worth

Steak Frites

Toulouse on Knox has a great steak frite with thin crispy fries.

Aug 01, 2011
Morgan68 in Dallas - Fort Worth

abacus wine speacial

Rathbun's Blue Plate does 1/2 price bottles on Wednesday. Certainly downmarket from Abacus but I think their food is solid and I like the use of fresh and sometimes local ingredients.

May 03, 2011
Morgan68 in Dallas - Fort Worth

Good Seafood Raw Bar in Dallas?

Ended up at Oceanaire. They were running at special at the bar so we sat there and had $1 / $1.50 oysters. Ended up eating 4 dozen between the two of us. Was very tasty. We also split a chilled seafood platter appetizer but I thought it was over priced.

May 03, 2011
Morgan68 in Dallas - Fort Worth

Good Seafood Raw Bar in Dallas?

I think S&D is gulf oysters as well. Twinwillow, I do like the oysters at Pappadeaux and they often are priced right! I've been to Truluck's a couple of times and I don't recall them having a large selection of oysters. Looks like Oceanaire is my best bet!

Apr 26, 2011
Morgan68 in Dallas - Fort Worth

Good Seafood Raw Bar in Dallas?

I'm looking for suggestions for a quality seafood raw bar in Dallas. I'm looking to find something similar to the beautiful seafood platters that you find in Paris Brasseries. I am not a big fan of gulf oysters so looking for a place that might offer a decent selection of oysters and shellfish.

The most promising menu I have found so far is Oceanaire in the Galleria but I haven't been. I looked at Ocean Prime but they just mention "oysters" on their menu without mentioning where they are from.

Any suggestions?

Apr 22, 2011
Morgan68 in Dallas - Fort Worth

2010 Restaurant Week Menus?

I went this past sunday and was fairly pleased with the meal. I actually prefer the menu you are going to have. Our appetizer had "charcuterie" which was so very small that it was impossible to share with 3 people easily. The salad was a bit boring. The scallops were outstanding, large (3 per person) and perfectly cooked and we enjoyed the sides. The dessert again was a bit difficult to share but the size was okay and it was very good. Over all it was a good experience.

Aug 23, 2010
Morgan68 in Dallas - Fort Worth

2010 Restaurant Week Menus?


Restaurant Week 2010
Week 2:

First Courses (For the Table):
Baby Spinach Salad & Candied Pecans
Smoked Salmon Rillettes

Main Courses (Choice of One):
Smoked Chicken Cavatelli & Chanterelle Mushrooms
Wagyu Petite Tender & Borderlaise Sauce
Roasted Atlantic Tripletail, Mushrooms & Bacon Jam
Diver Scallops, Sweet Corn & Leeks

Side Dishes (For the Table):
Assortment of Market Vegetables
Fingerling Potatoes, Caramelized Onions & Bacon
Roasted Mushrooms

Dessert (For the Table):
Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwich & Caramel
Texas Peach & Almond Buckle

Aug 21, 2010
Morgan68 in Dallas - Fort Worth