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Pera's: My new favorite place in Addison

Eat the hot fresh baked bread, and if you want something not "light," order the filet, the short ribs (or lamb or shrimp if you want a different protein), and the pachnga borek, and get the apple baklava ala mode for dessert. "Light" will be the last word that comes to mind. I ate there Saturday night and had another awesome meal.

Jul 28, 2014
ssh in Dallas - Fort Worth

Korean BBQ inside the Loop

Chang Jing, on Greenville just north of Beltline, is excellent and has great service. Perhaps that's a bit closer, although just north of the loop.

Jul 24, 2014
ssh in Dallas - Fort Worth

Pera's: My new favorite place in Addison

My favorite was the Pachanga Borek, pastrami, mozzarella and peppers all melted together in a flaky filo dough. I also really liked the quail over pomegranate molasses, and Cornish Hen with Jalapeño Couscous.
For dessert they have apple baklava which is excellent. The house made fresh and hot bread with yogurt instead of butter is also terrific. My wife loved the egg and grilled asparagus dish, which was a soft boiled egg over nicely seasoned asparagus and the steamed sea bass.

Jul 21, 2014
ssh in Dallas - Fort Worth

Pera's: My new favorite place in Addison

Pera's opened a few months ago on the south east corner of beltline and preston. It has a terrific tapas menu, is reasonably priced, has great service and most importantly, great food.

http://www.perawineandtapas.com/menu....

Jul 19, 2014
ssh in Dallas - Fort Worth

Downtown Dallas Dinner Recommendation - Tough One

Pappas Brothers. Reserve the fireplace room.

Apr 02, 2013
ssh in Dallas - Fort Worth

Daughter wants a "Fancy Dinner" for her 5th Birthday

Simply fondue sounds great for a young girl. If she likes steak perhaps she would like Texas De Brazil. Kids love the salad bar and having different items brought to the table. Dinner for a 5 year old is only $5!

Jan 04, 2013
ssh in Dallas - Fort Worth

Bull Asian Bistro in Frisco

I cant beleive I waited this long to try this place: Authentic Korean cuisine made with flair, in a great setting with great service. We had the bibimbop, topokki, and seafood pancake, all of which were as good or better than my Harry Hines and Royal Korea town favorites. The bibimbop is prepared like a tuna or salmon tower at sushi places, rather than in a bowl. The plating is amazing. Check out their menu then click on the entree for a picture.

http://www.bullbistro.com/menu.html

The service was outstanding.(I left my wallet there and our server and the warm managment made sure it was safe till my return). If you live within 30 minutes its worth the drive.

Dec 30, 2012
ssh in Dallas - Fort Worth

in Dallas for one night

Stephan Pyles on Ross Ave. Not tex-mex but southwest and very good.

http://www.stephanpyles.com/admincent...

Dec 28, 2012
ssh in Dallas - Fort Worth

Stephen Pyles Restaurants

Stephan Pyles and Samar.

Jul 03, 2012
ssh in Dallas - Fort Worth

asian trade district area harry hines and royal

Korea House. Corner of Royal and Harry Hines. Broad menu of street food, sushi, with some Pan Asian dishes thrown in.

Jul 02, 2012
ssh in Dallas - Fort Worth

fearings or nick & sams?

Fearings. The menu is more diverse and sophisticated. N&S is a steak place--a good steak place bu still just a steak place. You can examine both menus online. If you like what Fearings has to offer, go there. If youre looking for a very good steak place, go to N&S.

May 21, 2012
ssh in Dallas - Fort Worth

Sushi Axium in Addison is open and wonderful

They had a soft opening a few days ago and we ate there last night. The service was great as was the food. This is a sister location to the one on Henderson. Theyhave a long list of creative sushi rolls as well as more traditional sushi. The menu is eclectic and includes Thai, Vietnamese, Japanese, and Korean dishes. Service is polished especially given that it just opened. It's on the corner of Beltline and Montfort.

May 21, 2012
ssh in Dallas - Fort Worth

Good non-chain places to eat with groups in Addison, TX

http://www.chamberlainsrestaurant.com/ On Beltline in Addison

http://www.jaspers-restaurant.com/ 12 minutes up Tollway

http://www.mesomaya.com/ 5 Minutes south on Preston

http://www.nonnadallas.com/ 15 minutes south just off Tollway

http://www.royalchinadallas.com/ 7 minutes south on Preston

http://shinseirestaurant.com/ 10 minutes south on Inwood

http://www.zizikistaverna.com/ On Beltiline

http://www.kennyswoodfiredgrill.com/ On Beltline in Addison

Jan 11, 2012
ssh in Dallas - Fort Worth

Good non-chain places to eat with groups in Addison, TX

How far from addison can you venture and what types of food do you enjoy? You have many choices.

Jan 11, 2012
ssh in Dallas - Fort Worth

A good first date place in Addison...

Mi Piaci, nice view, decent italain.

Ferraris, mom and pop type Italian.

Kennys, fun, a little louder but not so much you cant talk, broad menu choices, excellent food

All located around Beltline and the Tollway.

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Mi Piaci
14854 Montfort, Dallas, TX 75254

Jun 28, 2011
ssh in Dallas - Fort Worth

Honeymoon in paris: Where to eat a tasting menu with these diet restrictions?

Because what we do eat is equally long. Beef, lamb, duck, chicken, veal, sausage, pork, risotto, pasta, and flatbreds make a long list of foundations upon which you can build a varied tasting menu. In Dallas Ive head "tasting menus" of just beef! There is a terrific french place her Called Bijoux http://www.bijouxrestaurant.com/ thats has a 5 course tasting menu but where you have 4 or 5 choices for each course and can repeat courses (ie get 3 appetizers and 2 desserts, or 5 entrees). Something as simple as that works too.

Jan 08, 2011
ssh in France

Honeymoon in paris: Where to eat a tasting menu with these diet restrictions?

Thank you for your insight. We will report back when we return.

Jan 06, 2011
ssh in France

Honeymoon in paris: Where to eat a tasting menu with these diet restrictions?

My wife and/or Icant eat (or dont like): seafood, organ meat, foi gras, mushrooms, anything with cream based sauces or wine based sauces. We do eat steak, pork, veal, chicken, pasta, breads, most veges, mexican, asian, and italian (subject to the restrictions above). We enjoyed a 17 course meal at Robuchon in Las Vegas as they accomodated our requests when we called in advance (although still declined doubling up on the beef course as we requested and in 2 courses simply removed the sea food from the course and served the remainder).

What place would best accomodate us if we called a week or so in advance and would do a custom menu for us? Price doesnt matter as its our honeymoon and once in a lifetime trip. We were considering Savoy, Le Cinq or Taillevent, and the rest of what I see to be highly thought of here. Ive read the threads about making special requests but havent seen a place willing to esentially customize a tasing menu because of our allergies and limited pallette.Thank you

Jan 05, 2011
ssh in France

N9NE Steakhouse

N9ne is great. Let's face it, every steack place gets their meat from the same 2-3 places. They all have the same 1000 degree or hotter ovens, and there isnt much they do differntly to a steak. That siad, N9ne steaks are as good as any other place and it also has great bread, appetizers, sides and desserts. "Famous" people likely go there because its a fun clubby place and is in a hip hotel. You should go becasue the food is crative, diverse and great!

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N9NE Steakhouse Las Vegas
4321 West Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89103

Aug 08, 2010
ssh in Las Vegas

Non-"French" food in Paris

Thank you everyone for your great ideas and insights. Ill report back.

Apr 26, 2010
ssh in France

Non-"French" food in Paris

We are honeymooning in Paris and Monte Carlo. Both of us love food but neither like heavy or cream sauces or dishes made with a lot of butter or oil. I dont eat seafood of any kind and I only eat a few types of vegetables.My fiance loves sushi and all fish. Ive eaten at Robuchon in Vegas, Alinea in Chicago, Daniel in NY, French Laundry in California and many other "french" places, and while I enjoyed the food, I always have to customize the tasting menu (beef, lamb, duck, pork, buffalo, no fish, no mushrooms, etc) or carefully order ala carte. So we are looking for something that will fit my limited tastes. We prefer fun to formal and love asian influenced cuisine. Ive searched this site and others but havent gotten a good feel for where to eat. Thank you so much!

Apr 25, 2010
ssh in France

Dallas Steakhouse, but not a chain

You can wear jeans to any steak place in dallas. I've been to them all in jeans and have never even been looked at twice. I was never the only one in jeans either so you shouldnt feel out of place.

Ive found that the biggest difference between steak houses isnt the steak, its the bread, sides, appetizers and desserts. All the places mentioned serve good/great steaks. Most get their meat from the same places and all have essentially the same ovens. All have about the same "dallas" feel. So I suggest you choose based on everything but the meat.

if you do that Bob's is out. Sides, bread and dessert are pedestrian at best. A giant buttery carrot and a baked potato just dont cut it. Try Al's or Pappas. Both have great bread, sides and desserts with good service and nice atmosphere. Pappas has a huge (but pricey) wine list.

Dec 14, 2009
ssh in Dallas - Fort Worth

Robuchon La Maison tasting menu?

Yes. But call ahead, because they are inflexible without some warning. Or do what I did (I dont eat seafood). I called the manager and modified the tasting menu. Go over exactly what your husband wants with the manager or they will simply remove the seafood, etc from the dish and add a vegetable or some other item he may or may not like. I wanted several of the same beef course and they wouldnt do that because it was a "costly" item. I reminded them that I was paying $325 per person and that an extra ounce or two of beef should be coverd in the price!! They still said no. So they will work with you but not a whole lot.

Nov 26, 2009
ssh in Las Vegas

Sunday Brunch at Verandah Four Seasons LV

Verandah is great. Buffet and menu are available. Fresh cooked donuts with multiple toppings greet you as you enter. The buffet is always fresh and has a broad range of food to satisfy anyone. Its not as large as a mega hotel buffet but 50 times better. The menu has some great dishes too. Its my favorite place for breakfast in vegas.

Nov 25, 2009
ssh in Las Vegas

India West: Best Indian in Dallas

Ive been to, among others, Saffron House, Taj Mahal, India Palace, Kabab n Kurry, all of the indo-chinese places at Beltline and 75, and a few others that dont come to mind. Ive also been to at least 6 places in Chicago and would rate it as good as those if not better.

The naan was very fresh and hot out of the Tandoor. Not too buttery. A little bit crispy outside and soft and hot inside. We had chicken tikka masala. It was a mild cream and tomato based curry. We had chicken vindaloo. It was a thicker, tomato base and fairly spicey (we ordered it medium). The samosa was potato and peas, although they have a lamb samosa too.

Perhaps what distinguishes it from other places in Dallas is the new modern interior, trained servers and bussers, and nice plating. It felt more upscale american without any upscale prices. The only downside is that the menu is more limited than some places.

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India Palace Restaurant & Bar
12817 Preston Rd Ste 105, Dallas, TX 75230

Saffron House
5100 Belt Line Rd Ste 728, Dallas, TX 75254

Nov 01, 2009
ssh in Dallas - Fort Worth

India West: Best Indian in Dallas

India West is owned by the folks that started Kabab n Kurry. Its located just east of Beltline and the Tollway. With a modern american decor, well trained, if not a tad too formal servers, the place gives off an Americanized vibe. But the food is pure India, and excellent. Portions are large, and nicely plated. Although the menu has fewer items than many places, it still covers quite a bit. We had Masala and vindaloo, 2 types of naan, and a samosa. Everything was as god if not beter than what Ive had at any place in DFW.

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Masala
7447 N MacArthur Blvd, Irving, TX 75063

Oct 30, 2009
ssh in Dallas - Fort Worth

(Dallas) Best French....

Oct 27, 2009
ssh in Dallas - Fort Worth

Loft 610: Abacus north

Tre wilcox has redone the menu at loft 610 and is working there everynight. He has taken some of the best from the Abacus menu, increased portion size and lowered the price a tad. The food and service are both great. Shortribs were near the best Ive ever had and reminded me of the shortribs at Standard (now Nick and Sams cafe). Buffalo tenderloin, salmon, crab cakes and some sushi, all from or close to what was at Abacus, are on the menu and are great. Had a broad and what appeared to be fairly priced wine list. Desserts looked wonderful but we were too full.

It was less than 1/2 full on a Tuesday evening but I suspect will be packed on weekends. Its on the tollway and 121 so its in an area that needed some great food.

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Loft 610
5760 State Highway 121 Ste 175, Plano, TX 75024

Oct 14, 2009
ssh in Dallas - Fort Worth

Cheap err, "inexpensive" but, good sushi. (Dallas)

Naan at shops at legacy has sushi happy hour. 2 people can eat for less than $20.

Sushi Robata on the tollway and frankford is always inexpensive and good. Naan has korean dishes too.

Sep 28, 2009
ssh in Dallas - Fort Worth

"Smoke" Restaurant in Dallas?

Overpriced and only so-so BBQ. We had ribs, pork, turkey, sausage and beef. None of the meats stood out. All were bland without some sauce and all were a tad dry.The 4 sauces were good but not great. The bread was very good and the service pretty good. Apple pie was terrible. For lunch it was $100 for 4 people.

Sep 25, 2009
ssh in Dallas - Fort Worth