Thanksgiving in Dallas area
We are looking at spending Thanksgiving in the DFW area, just 3 or 4 of us, (meeting in the middle)
From looking at the archives, is appears that hotel resaurants will be possible. We don't really care if it is Turkey and Dressing, BBQ or Mexican would be great.
Any Thanksgiving suggestions? I'm still researching places to stay but mostly am looking downtown Dallas, or Ft. Worth.
We're also looking for a nice brunch or dinner out on Thanksgiving day. We've done the buffets and they're just too overwrought for us. We want something soothing and elegant, with a menu - like two or three choices for apps, same for salad, entree, dessert. A nice wine list would be welcome, too. I'm not going to worry about price at the holiday.
The Mansion may be a good choice, with the new chef coming aboard before then, but what else? I thought Craft was OK, if rather impressed with its ubercoolness. I'd be in heaven if York Street or Lanny's were open for the holiday, but back to reality....
Any more ideas?
I don't know what your budget is, but this question comes up every year -- where to go out on Thanksgiving? Some of the best restaurants in Dallas are in hotels and are open on Thanksgiving -- The French Room, The Mansion on Turtle Creek, Nana, etc. You don't have to settle for brunch -- although some are good -- if you would prefer a really good meal.
I agree that the Gaylord puts out a good holiday buffet. If you are looking for some touristy Dallas ambiance and passable hotel-style buffet food, the restaurant at the top of the Hyatt Regency Reunion Tower (the big ball in the Dallas skyline) revolves for broad views across downtown. I've taken my parents there for many a holiday and they've always gotten a kick out of it. The buffet typically has cold meats like crab claws, lox, and jumbo shrimp, carving stations for ham, turkey and roast beef, several other buffet-style entrees, traditional holiday sides, and a large dessert station. Again, the food won't bowl you over, but it's fine for a holiday buffet, and the view makes for a festive meal.