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NORTH NORTH Dallas hot spot?

BunsonBurner Jan 31, 2008 07:50 PM

So, my husband and I are getting to go out tomorrow night for the first time in several months, after having a baby. The grandparents are in town and we're excited to head out on the town! The problem is that we are spoiled by great restaurants living off Mockingbird for 6 years. Now, we are on the McKinney/Frisco border surrounded by chains. We could drive in to the city, but I just hate to spend half of our date on the road. Any suggestions up in this area?


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    dalaimama RE: BunsonBurner Feb 1, 2008 04:33 AM

    Roy's off the Tollway is nice.

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      soulslinger RE: BunsonBurner Feb 1, 2008 05:55 AM

      I would recommend Jorg's Cafe Vienna in Downtown Plano on 15th. Food is Great and sometimes there is an accordian player on Friday and Saturday nights. If you are looking for a quiet romantic place this is not it but you will have a great time and really enjoy the food.


      I also recommend Sea Breeze off Preston @ Spring Creek (in the Weir's shopping center). I ate there last night for the first time and my wife had the shrimp bisque (shrimp were so tender they melted) and fish and chips and I had the clam chowder (wonderfully chock full of non-gritty clams and seasoned superbly) and Grilled Cobia. Everything was excellent and the fish and chips were extremely light and nto grease laden like most versions. Grilled cobia was a delicate white fish and came grilled to perfection with a small olive/caper relish on top. I would highly recommend this place if you are in the mood for seafood.


      If you want great food, not a whole lot of atmoshpere, and cheap prices to save money for the next date, I would head to First Chinese BBQ on Coit and Parker. If you search the boards there is nothing but praise for First Chinese BBQ.


      1. vktp RE: BunsonBurner Feb 1, 2008 07:28 AM

        Bob's, also at Legacy and the Tollway
        Yao Fuzi for something slightly less expensive.
        Cafe Malaga for tapas on the Square in downtown McKinney

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          pikachu2818 RE: BunsonBurner Feb 1, 2008 07:30 AM

          For bumpin spots in Frisco there's Loft 610 - Lounge & Bar. It's right at Tollway and 121.

          On the other side of 121 in front of Stonebriar Mall is Chaucers. That's really bumpin too if you want sushi and drinks!

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            JohnnyVegas RE: BunsonBurner Feb 1, 2008 08:29 AM

            Well, what do you like and what are you up for?

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              BunsonBurner RE: BunsonBurner Feb 1, 2008 11:01 AM

              I forgot about Jaspers...always wanted to go there. And, they take reservations. Should we go somewhere else before for drinks and apps? Any suggestions near or on the way there?

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                vktp RE: BunsonBurner Feb 1, 2008 11:05 AM

                They have a pretty lively bar area, and the food is so great, I opted to just get there early for drinks. But from what I vaguely recall, there's a few wine bars in the Shops at Legacy, if you really want someplace else to linger first.

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                  bhoward RE: BunsonBurner Feb 1, 2008 11:16 AM

                  Cru is just a few doors down from Jasper's and would be a good place to have wine before dinner. Here is a link:


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                  BunsonBurner RE: BunsonBurner Feb 1, 2008 11:19 AM

                  Sounds great, we have 8:30 reservations! My husband is definitely getting the ribs...any other suggestions?

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                    vktp RE: BunsonBurner Feb 1, 2008 11:48 AM

                    Pork tenderloin, medium rare.
                    My parents liked the salmon.
                    There used to be a great burger on the menu too, though I don't see it anymore.

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                      luniz RE: vktp Feb 1, 2008 12:00 PM

                      The smoked pork was alright. Martini was the worst I had in town. Nice place to walk around at night after dinner tho.

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