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Nov 6, 2006 03:07 AM

The Best Restaurant in Dallas?

I'm planning a business trip to Dallas tomorrow. I have 5 managers I want to take out. Where should I take them? Aurora? York Street? Nana Grill? The lists I have found are confusing. Any suggestions? Thanks!

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  1. Without further criteria, I would vote Abacus. Here's the Dallas Morning News's review:

    1. I do love Lola and Local, but I have to say after our dinner at Stephan Pyles Saturday night, it is near the top of my list. The waiter was exceptionally attentive and warm, but not overly so. The food was excellent. The ambience was very nice and until about 21:00 the space was very quiet.
      Husband had tenderloin that was cooked perfectly. I had the vegetarian option which was not an afterthought. Every element was delicious. The only disappointment was the Pumpkin Creme Brulee. The tostado layers were a little tough.
      There were some cutesy things, like the dressing arriving in pipettes and added to the greens at the table, but it was fun.

      1. Some of these restaurants are closed on Mondays.

        1. What area will you be in? Or is distance a non-issue?

          1. I'll second Abacus. It's a very loud, rowdy, expense account kind of place. And the food's not bad either! And it's closer to "real" food that people might eat. With some of the other places mentioned, you're likely to find tasting menus filled with all kinds of things that many people won't eat (e.g., brains, cheeks, tongue, etc). So I guess it depends on how adventurous you and your dining companions are.