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NORTH NORTH Dallas hot spot?

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?

Thanks!

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  1. Roy's off the Tollway is nice.

    1. 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.

      http://www.cafevienna.us/

      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.

      http://www.seabreezefish.com/

      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.

      http://www.firstchinesebbq.com/

      1. Jasper's
        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

        1. 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!

          1. Well, what do you like and what are you up for?
            Vegas

            1. 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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              1. re: BunsonBurner

                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.

                1. re: BunsonBurner

                  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:

                  http://www.cruawinebar.com/locations.htm

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

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                  1. re: BunsonBurner

                    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.

                    1. re: vktp

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