Post # 1
We are looking for a delicious place to have a nice dinner. Less than $75, but more than $40. We only eat out one time a month to save up for something really special. We don’t drink alcohol so we won’t be taking that into consideration.
Post # 3
Are you thinking fort worth or dallas (or mid cities)? What type of food?
Our favorite "do-it-up" dinner is at Abacus (Dallas, Uptown). They have really unique food. The chef just won when he competed in Iron Chef back in Feb. and last time we were there, he was showcasing those recipes. My favorite thing to do is let the chef choose your 9-course meal, but its pricey ($90 pp). Stephen Pyles (Dallas, Downtown) has some unique offerings as well.
For seafood, both Trulucks (Dallas, Uptown) is good as is the Oceanaire (Dallas, Galleria).
Nice steak places are aplenty in Dallas. I like the atmosphere of Nick and Sam’s (Dallas, Uptown).
My best source of restaurants is D Magazine. I’d suggest you pick up a copy, they have a good restaurant listing in the back of each magazine that you can refer back to over and over.
Post # 4
- Wedding: September 2008 - Catholic Church and Reception at The W Hotel
I’d also check out http://www.guidelive.com.
They have all diff restaurants listed on there, with locations, pricing and ratings. I use it all the time!
Post # 5
Great suggestions! I love all of them. Sushi you can do Kenichi @ V Park. I love Stephen Pyles too.
Post # 6
For Fort Worth, I’d recommend the Reata, and see if they can seat you on the roof in the glass dome. Another nice place is Duce, a Tim Love restaurant, and Iron Chef winner! Both are moderately priced, anywhere from $30-$60 a plate.
Post # 7
I love Stephen Pyles too! Some other good places are York Street, and Teppos or Tei Tei for Sushi.
Post # 8
There’s also a Truluck’s in Southlake if that’s the side of town you’re on. I like the Melting Pot, I know there’s one in Southlake and one in Addison. Plus, it’s fondue so it’s an interactive experience – fancy AND fun!
Post # 9
My vote’s in for Nick & Sams if you’re a steak lover.
Post # 10
Ruth’s Chris is a nice place to go for a special treat, but it may run you more than $75. We like to go to Carrabba’s for dinner out (I can’t spell it to save my life though) they have cloth tablecloths and great service, without totally breaking the bank. However, both are chains, so if you are looking for a special evening out, maybe a local place or a specialty restaurant? If you are looking for a great dining experience, I’d recommend Ruth’s Chris. If you haven’t been-some fondue restaurants are TERRIFIC and you can make an evening out of it. Some are better than others though, so you may want to ask some friends.
Post # 11
Nick & Sam’s also have a new restaurant, Bella, in Uptown. I haven’t been able to try it yet, but its right by where I work and its always pretty packed!
Post # 12
My favorite middle price range steak place is Texas Roadhouse, and they’re all over dallas. FI and I always get out of there for like $40.
For italian, we love Maggiano’s Little Italy, the food is good, maybe not my favorite italian, but definitely good, and it has a great atmosphere.
For asian cuisine, we love Yao Fuzi, *amazing* food, and a great atmosphere.
For Mexican, there are tons of places you can go, Blue Mesa is nice, I like Cristina’s but it’s not quite as nice. The best Mexican food in dallas in my opinion is the El Taquito Cafe, but that is definitely not a nice atmosphere, and it’s in a not so great area, but the food is to die for.
Something my FI and I do to save money is, I will cook a nice dinner at home, and we will go out for dessert every friday. Dessert only comes out to like $15 bucks, and it’s still like we get a mini date every week. 🙂