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Dec 30, 2006 09:17 PM

Mansion on Turtle Creek with Tesar (DFW)

Has anyone been since Tesar has taken over? I was debating between the Mansion or Craft for my next special occasion. . .

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    1. re: adkim

      I saw that, but thanks. I was just looking for Chowhound perspective.

      1. re: adkim

        Help me out here, guys. I haven't been around as long as you have. How do guidelive's reviewers look at the food compared with how chowhounders do it?

        And vktp, for a special dinner, I kind of think that you'll get a better experience -- superior food, less attitude -- at either York Street or Bijoux than at Mansion or Craft. IMO, of course.

        1. re: HalleyP

          Actually I have reservations for Bijoux for next week, and usually pop in to York Street a couple times a year ;) I agree they're likely better, but just trying to branch out and try some new places. I went ahead and made reservations for the Mansion for dinner next month. . .

          I generally find that DMN/guidelive takes hype into account more than chowhounders. Also, I do wish ethnic cuisines were covered more. . .

      2. I was there for a company holiday party. I was generally not impressed, however this could very well be that their catering is second class.

        1. Went for lunch a couple days before Christmas. Lots of lobster options. I had the lobster burger - really pretty darned good. Came with truffled french fries, which were just this side of perfection. My friend had the lobster roll, which was another fancy sandwich take, and it was good, too.

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          1. re: HalleyP

            Lobster burger, eh? Explain please.

          2. Just a fancy name for a lobster sandwich, I guess. A big piece of lobster on a bun that's suitable for a burger and served with those incredible fries.

            1. Went for lunch a few days ago. Definite slant towards Tesar's northeast roots with lobster roll, etc. Was actually pretty underwhelmed. Started with the consomme served with torteloni stuffed with potatoes and truffles. Didn't taste any hint of truffles. For $18 I wanna taste truffles right? Above average salad and then an orange dusted lobster with artichokes that was out of this world. Expected a little more though. Recently went to Bijoux and revisited Lola last night and they are both better, though I'm comparing lunch to dinner.