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Seeking advice for best Dallas restaurant for book celebration

Marcia1250 Mar 4, 2008 10:01 AM

Childrens book about men and boys herding cattle that end up in Texas in the 19th century needs a restaurant to celebrate the author. Theme appropriate place somewhat near convention center or Hyatt regency would be best. what say you Dallas hounds?

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  1. LewisvilleHounder RE: Marcia1250 Mar 4, 2008 10:43 AM

    How many people is there in the party?

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    1. re: LewisvilleHounder
      Marcia1250 RE: LewisvilleHounder Mar 5, 2008 05:04 AM

      8 people,all adults

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      margiehubbard RE: Marcia1250 Mar 4, 2008 03:25 PM

      Is this an all adult gathering?

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        Marcia1250 RE: margiehubbard Mar 5, 2008 05:05 AM

        8 people, all adults

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        margiehubbard RE: Marcia1250 Mar 5, 2008 05:25 AM

        YO Ranch in the West End is the first western atmosphere type place that comes to mind...

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          dalaimama RE: margiehubbard Mar 6, 2008 01:37 PM

          I thought of that as well, but I have no idea if it's any good any more.

          You might want to look at Dakota's on Akard. It's not a theme place, but they have great steaks and it's a pretty place.

          Frankly, if your budget allows I would go to Fearing's at the Ritz. The Rattlesnake Bar is pretty Texan and Dean is one of the pioneers of Southwest cuisine (granted, both he and Stephen Pyles have moved a bit away from that, but you still see hints). The other suggestion is the aforementioned Stephen Pyles.

        2. iluvtennis RE: Marcia1250 Mar 6, 2008 09:38 AM

          Not really close to the Hyatt, but the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine has a couple of restaurants that may fit the bill.

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