Fun Date Restaurant in Dallas
I am looking for a fun/different date restaurant in Dallas. Something for mid-20s thats pretty nice but not terribly expensive. Cuba Libre is always a favorite but I was looking for something new. Any ideas would be appreciated.
for the fun go to sangria or cafe madrid, both tapas places in the knox henderson area
for just amazing food-2900
Try Alo - reasonable and has a modern vibe going. Or, if you are up for bishop arts, we love Hatties and Tillmans Roadhouse. Actually - - you could go to the mexican restaurant in Bishop Arts (so sorry I forgot the name) which is tiny but excellent and not too expensive and then round the block to tillmans which is funky and has a long cocktail menu. that would be a nice date!
I'm a huge fan of Vickery Park. It's a bar, but much of the menu approaches decent restaurant quality. Excellent burger, excellent chicken sandwich (jalapeno cheddar bread, bacon - it's juicy and delicious), really different tortilla soup, the BEST calamari in town - it's buffalo fried!
They've got a fantastic playlist as well - the best and most varied in all of Dallas - from emo rock to old jazz to underground hip hop to mid-90s Radiohead.
Aw Shucks is great as well. On Lower Greenville, big patio, not too expensive, super casual; it's my favorite fish shack in town.
I'm a huge fan of The Grape. New ownership (chef owned), not too expensive, much nicer than the above two, and on Lower Greenville so you can have a nice dinner and then get sh*t-canned next door at The Dubliner! It's my favorite 1-2 punch in town!!
re: Epicurious Esquire
EpiEsq, thats hilarious. The food at Vickery is excellent - and I fully second the calamari. Just make sure about what time you go, etc. since it is very much a bar atmosphere (dark, smoky, etc) and not a particularly date-night like crowd. Not sure what your date is like but he/she may or may not be in to that.