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Arlington - good eats near Parks at Arlington? Mexican or Italian?

Thai House Restaurant is one of the best Thai restaurants in North Texas IMHO (after trying many places in Dallas and comparing them to Thai House.) Thai House is at 3701 South Cooper. One of the great things about it is the beautiful, understated decor. The restaurant is spacious, tastefully decorated, and it's just relaxing to sit in there and chat with your company while you wait for your food and while you eat. It's a restaurant that exudes class and elegance, while being very reasonably priced. The corn cakes are a delicious appetizer-- here they prepare the cakes in a way that is light, not greasy as in other places that serve it. The curries are lovely, and they have fine desserts, like black rice pudding with mango. I wish I were eating there tonight!

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Thai House Restaurant
3701 S Cooper St, Arlington, TX 76015

Apr 17, 2010
kajuble in Dallas - Fort Worth

My Martini Wine & Bistro in Arlington

Lasiciliana, there are several places I can recommend.

Potager is a very unusual restaurant, and the food is outstanding. Do a search on Chowhound for it and you will find lengthy comments about it. The restaurant is tiny and charming. Local foods prepared by a French trained chef.

Arlington has outstanding vietnamese cuisine because of its large vietnamese population. My favorite place is Pho Palace because it has nicer decor. Apart from Pho soup its menu has many other noodle and stir fries, etc.

One of the best Thai restaurants in North Texas (IMHO) is Thai House on Cooper Street, near the corner of Arbrook and Cooper. It has a lovely ambience, very quiet and relaxing and comfortable and excellent food.

Olenjack's is a contemporary fusion cuisine kind of place that has very good food and modern decor.

A great lunch spot is Prince Lebanese, featured on Diners, Dives and Drive Ins on the Food Network. That is on Randol Mill street. They are also open for dinner.

La Cacharel is a famous French restaurant in Arlington that's very pricey. I'm not a fan of that cuisine, so I have never been.

Mexican food in Arlington is not so great, as is the case in much of North Texas. Most of the Mexican food is Tex-Mex and is pretty sloppy. For authentic Mexican, you may try some of the Taquerias around Oakcliff and such... check out this article

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedconte...

I will close by saying that calling Arlington is a city is maybe a bit off... it's more like an urban sprawl with primarily chain restaurants. Arlington does not have "local" cuisine in that regard... it has been developed as an entertainment center (stadiums etc.) and local yokel places struggle to survive amongst the Chili's and Friday's and such. A lot of the local type places are small diners, so to speak. But when you think Arlington: think sprawling malls, shopping centers and no pedestrian walking spaces.

All the restaurants I've mentioned here are "local" non-chain restaurants but they are not local or "authentic" in the sense that they somehow communicate some kind of singular, Arlington TX identity.

It sounds like you want some Texas adventure. I recommend going Mexican in Fort Worth (the institution there is Joe T Garcia's, although opinions vary about it) and there are some good barbecue places there. So, rent a car and go to Dallas and/or Fort Worth.

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Pho Palace
2126 S Collins St, Arlington, TX 76010

Thai House Restaurant
3701 S Cooper St, Arlington, TX 76015

Cacharel Restaurant
2221 East Lamar Blvd, Arlington, TX 76006

Potager Cafe
315 S Mesquite St, Arlington, TX 76010

Mar 19, 2010
kajuble in Dallas - Fort Worth

Who serves PIE in the metro..... real pie, good pie??

Norma's in Oak Cliff is great... plus if you go at 6:15 or 6:30 PM they will sell you pies at half price (they close at 7 PM and try to unload their pies at that time.) First discovered Norma's pies when I saw people eating slices for breakfast there. I was intrigued and came back for pie.

Mar 18, 2010
kajuble in Dallas - Fort Worth

Dallas: looking for a restaurant for party of 10-15

Hey foodies, I'm throwing a surprise dinner party for my lady on Saturday and I'm looking for a good place to host it. Probably about 10-15 people, and I was hoping for some place not super busy and loud (like Matt's in Lakewood, which is fun, but too loud!). I thought of Bangkok House on Greenville, it has a lot of space and it's not loud and crazy, but I'm curious about other recommendations. Doesn't have to be fancy-- I think the most important thing is people being able to enjoy each other's company. Your help is appreciated!

CB

Mar 18, 2010
kajuble in Dallas - Fort Worth

Potager (Arlington)

Captainshen-Thanks for posting this. I work at UTA and drive past Potager a lot. I've heard good things about the restaurant, there's a little bit of buzz happening. I will definitely check it out-- I want to support this kind of operation! Maybe there's hope for downtown Arlington?

Mar 20, 2009
kajuble in Dallas - Fort Worth

Two days in Fort Worth

Foiegras,

Re: the new Kincaid's Franchise, Arlington Heights is one of those fancy outdoor malls that are popping up everywhere-- it has a Border's, a Studio Movie Grill, a Freebird, a Gloria's, World Market and a ton more shops, and Kincaid's as well.

Arlington Heights is off of I-20, one or two exits east of the Cooper Street exit. It's huge and visible from the Highway.

Mar 20, 2009
kajuble in Dallas - Fort Worth

Dallas Help! Need Good Lunch Joint in Plano, near 75

Hey Lunis, Plano Rose and Planojim:

THANKS FOR THESE RECOMMENDATIONS!!!!!

C

Mar 19, 2009
kajuble in Dallas - Fort Worth

Two days in Fort Worth

I want to second what jmartin said about Kincaid's (original fort worth location, not the new one in Arlington Heights). It has a great atmosphere and vibe about it.

Mar 19, 2009
kajuble in Dallas - Fort Worth

Dallas Help! Need Good Lunch Joint in Plano, near 75

Clarification: it does not have to be right off the 75 or right at the junction of those two highways. Anywhere within 5-10 minutes by car would be fine. Thanks--C

Mar 19, 2009
kajuble in Dallas - Fort Worth

Dallas Help! Need Good Lunch Joint in Plano, near 75

Hi folks in Dallas area, I need some help. We're meeting my father in law for lunch near 75 and George Bush Turnpike. He's not a very adventurous eater (like us), so no sushi and such for him. So, can anyone recommend some good independent (non-corporate) restaurants along 75, near 15th street in Plano, just somewhere near 75 and GB Turnpike area?--Thanks, Chris

Mar 19, 2009
kajuble in Dallas - Fort Worth