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jessicheese Mar 30, 2007 01:29 PM

I'll be staying at the Hilton Garden Inn Addison in May for 3 days. I'm pretty unfamiliar with the area and am being sent for work. Are there any restaurants in this area, or places I should get to while in town? If I don't have a rental car, am I stuck, or are there options? Any help would be appreciated!

Thank you!

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    Fon_Win Feb 12, 2008 11:39 PM

    There's so many good restraunts on beltline, would be interesting to get a history on it to be honest.

    anywho, Chamberlains Fish Market is my birthday spot. It's where I treat myslelf to something special. My Favorite dish, stuffed lobster.

    Not a cheap place to eat, but you defintely get what your pay for.

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      yumyum palace Feb 12, 2008 06:37 PM

      My suggestion for Addison is Mi Piaci, on Montfort rd.. The Italian is delicious and the pasta homemade. Last I was there (January for my SO's b-day) we enjoyed a couple pasta dishes (2 half portions equally one full portion) and osso bucco.


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      1. re: yumyum palace
        irodguy Feb 12, 2008 07:44 PM

        Yep great choice! Other choices would be Flavors Indian. Clay Pit okay kind of yuppie Indian. Of course for a really good modern style burrito Free Birds. Of course for Cajun personally I like Nate's it's a chain, but still some of the best Cajun in town.

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        J.R. Feb 12, 2008 02:49 PM

        I think Addison is lacking in original choices, however, I do like Chaimberlins Fish Market which is across the street from where you are staying. I think it's actually on of the top 2 seafood resto's in town.

        1. lambretta76 Feb 11, 2008 06:52 AM

          Any new recommendations on the best of Addison? What are the best restaurants on Beltline Road? Is there any ethnic cuisine that Dallas really excels in?

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          1. re: lambretta76
            soulslinger Feb 11, 2008 07:28 AM

            Texas De Brazil

            Chamberlins Fish Market and also Steak and Chop House

            Go Fish

            Mi Piaci

            Fogo De Chao

            All are on the Beltline Corridor


            It seems to me we excel in steaks (a lot of steakhouses here) and brazilian style churrascarias (places to gorge yourself and fill your meat cravings). I think we have about 8-10 churrascarias in Dallas and I have lost count on steakhouses. Other than that we have great chinese, indian, vietnamese and a few good german places. Since I don't know where you are from it is hard to tell you what we have better. If you are from the New England area....we have spicier fare.

            1. re: lambretta76
              Raynickben Feb 11, 2008 07:54 AM

              Well, this isn't ethnic per se but Kenny's Woodfire Grill a great place to eat: http://www.kennyswoodfiredgrill.com/
              Also, I've had some good food and wine at Mercy bar but you may have to take out a bank loan first. http://www.mercywinebar.com/

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                Clem943 Feb 11, 2008 08:52 AM

                I work in the area and have two favorites: 1) Andiamo's at Belt Line and Marsh is reasonably priced Italian in a cozy litte restaurant. It's been there at least 15 years. 2) And, on out Belt Line a mile or two, is Caribbean Cafe, which has been written about much on these boards.

              2. re: lambretta76
                DeniseAV Feb 11, 2008 05:47 PM

                If you want great food AND great atmosphere, you have to go to Magic Time Machine. Their spinach and artichoke dip is to die for. We get that everywherre we go and MTM is the best.

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                  irodguy Feb 12, 2008 07:51 AM

                  Interesting in a kid friendly or birthday way yes, great food not really.

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                    simply_victoria Feb 12, 2008 10:51 AM

                    No no no. Do not go to the Magic Time Machine. Just stay away.

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                      Webra1 Feb 12, 2008 11:59 AM

                      But Magic Time Machine has a SALAD BAR in a CAR! YUMMMM!!11!!!11!!

                  2. re: lambretta76
                    simply_victoria Feb 12, 2008 10:51 AM

                    Just a small recommendation, Soho on Beltline near Montfort. Cute little place with good, fun tapas.

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                      soulslinger Feb 12, 2008 11:36 AM

                      I was going to recommend Soho but it seems I get shot down for something like Magic Time Machine. I guess Hooters would be a good recommendation also...j/k

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                    adewaal Apr 11, 2007 12:28 PM

                    If you have never been to Houston's you should go there. It is small chain and thus some folks immediately disregard it, but it is very good. You can search the boards and see most people really like it. In particular the Evil Thai Noodle Salad, tortilla soup, grilled artichockes and Hawaiin Rib-eye are very tasty.

                    1. jinet12 Apr 11, 2007 06:02 AM

                      Not sure exactly where the Hilton Garden Inn is in Addison, but here are my picks...These are all on Beltline or "restaurant row"...Claypit, Houstons, Trulucks, Le Madeline's, Hamburgers at Snuffers ( right off Midway and Beltline), El Fenix, and Blue Mesa...

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                        Chandavkl Apr 10, 2007 09:37 PM

                        Having travelled all over the country on business, I don't think I've ever seen a restaurant row like Belt Line Road in Addison. That being said, this goes on for miles so it's hard to say whether there'll be stuff to your liking within immediate walking distance of your hotel.

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                          ratatosk Apr 1, 2007 01:49 AM

                          I haven't been there in ages, so I can't attest to the up-to-date-ness of my recommendation, but Constantin's (15404 Midway, a block or two north of Beltline) used to serve some pretty amazingly delicious Romanian food. The place is primarily a bakery, so they only serve lunch, but the couple who run it used to run an excellent restaurant, and so this lunch is left-over from that restaurant rather than tacked on to the bakery. The chicken dolmas, in particular, were heavenly, the grandmother soup was very good, and the stuffed cabbage was top-notch if you're into that sort of thing. They kept my two favorite dishes (the Veal Forester and the Gourmet Chicken) and my brother's (he liked the Chicken Schnitzel). If it's even half as good as it used to be, it's excellent, and excellent Romanian food in Texas seems like a rarity to me.

                          Basically, though, you're in one of the best parts of the DFW metroplex to be stuck in without a rental car, foodwise. You can't throw a stone without hitting a restaurant in that section of beltline, and while most of them are overpriced, and some of them are abominable, several of them are pretty good. There are a bunch of wine stores on Inwood just south of Beltline, and I happen to know that alot of the wine guys from those stores are partial to Nate's Seafood, on Midway, for Crawfish. I'm allergic to certain shellfish, including certain small red pointy ones, but the non-craw meals I've had there have been quite good.

                          1. captainshen Mar 30, 2007 09:30 PM

                            Oh! Oh! Sushi buffet very close to you! I know they area 2 miles north of you fairly well. If you go east, there is Midway, which has restaurants up and down it. one is called the Blue Goose, it's mexican food, it's alright.

                            Then right on beltline and midway (walking distance!) there is Tokyo One, the good sushi buffet, but way over my price range at $25 per person. The sushi that i had there (i could only afford to go in and pick up 'to go' peices for between .50 and $1 a peice) was great, but then i had to take them away and eat there ;). Oh, the life of a college student. Also, at the corner of Midway and Trinity Mills, there's a Krystals (tiny burgers).

                            If you go west, there is Marsh lane, which is the home of Seabose. Seabose is a japanese shop that was recently reviewed on this board, if you're curious. They sell good (GREAT) sushi and are worth a visit if that kind of food interests you at all. There's a little restaurant in the shopping center across from it called Fishfish that i've always wanted to try.

                            So, unless you're from somewhere that you're used to walking, i guess you'd need a rental car?

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                            1. re: captainshen
                              irodguy Apr 1, 2007 07:41 AM

                              I would not call T1 good sushi but rather lots of sushi cheap. While there hot foods are okay there Sushi is so so at best. If you want good sushi go to Mr. Sushi also very close to your location. There is simply every kind and price range of restaurant in Addison.

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                                kuidaore Apr 1, 2007 03:24 PM

                                Agree about T1. Some of their fish comes out half frozen! However, some of their hot dishes were pretty tasty to my surprise (I have very low expectations for a sushi/Japanese/Asian buffet ;-).

                                Many people like Clay Pit, which to me is an Indian version of PF Chang. We like more authentic Indian and have been wanting to try the new restaurant on Beltline, Flavors (recommended on this board).

                                If you can describe what kind of food you like, we could probably help better since there are so many options in that area.

                                1. re: kuidaore
                                  captainshen Apr 1, 2007 10:17 PM

                                  Oh, i've been wanting to try Clay Pit! I'm glad to hear that it's good.

                                  Sorry about the recommendation to Tokyo One-- the sushi I had there was great, but like i said, I only got a couple to-go peices. I was also thrilled to see inari there, so I may have been biased ;).

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                              indigotoe Mar 30, 2007 04:08 PM

                              Beltline Road in Addison is called Restaurant Row... there are dozens of places to eat. Check guidelive.com or dallasobserver.com to narrow it down by cuisine or to look at a map to see the distance from your hotel.

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