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Ft. Worth Area....Impress Clients

LargeLife Mar 12, 2008 08:25 AM

I'm visiting clients in the Ft. Worth area next week.....mid-week.....and would like to take two of them to dinner...three people total....Would like to impress them.....Budget not an issue....Would like a reference on a top steak house....And any other place you might think would be a higher end dining establishment.......


Miami, FL

  1. irodguy Mar 13, 2008 11:29 AM

    Utimately you need to also determine if they are "Ft. Worth" people or are you bringing in folks from outside. Ft. Worth folks will not necessarily be impressed with Del Frisco's but would not turn their nose up at it either. Things work a bit different in Ft. Worth than in Dallas, while Dallas is all about upscale super fancy.., Ft. Worth is about driving a high end pickup and keeping it close to the vest.

    Del Frisco's is again the standard high end steak, or you could do H3 in the stockyards, not high end but fun.

    Reatta is also okay, but again depends on what kind of crowd you are taking out.

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    1. re: irodguy
      cowtowner Mar 17, 2008 02:20 PM

      62 Main Street in Colleyville would get my vote

    2. p
      pizzaQTpie Mar 12, 2008 11:40 AM

      Is La Piazza Italian Restaurant still good over there in FW? Anyone know? I remember it being upscale and pretty good.

      1. irodguy Mar 12, 2008 10:51 AM

        If you are a member of a reciprocal club, then I would suggest the Ft. Worth club

        It's the place for the power movers and shakers in Ft. Worth. There are many great places to eat, but one place where you are likely to see the Bass brothers at the next table.

        1. d
          DFWGuy Mar 12, 2008 09:18 AM

          For steak, my choice would be Del Frisco's in downtown.

          1. LewisvilleHounder Mar 12, 2008 09:06 AM

            Lanny's Kitchen would probably be the best impressive spot in Ft. Worth. Lanny Lancarte is the grandson of the fames Joe T Garcia who's restaraunt serves only two dish and very well (fajitas and enchiladas). Lanny's is actually a part of Joe T's restaurant but has much higher end fare...think gourmet Mexican.


            Another impressive place is Tim Love's Lonesome Dove Bistro. Great Western type fare.


            For Italian Nonna Totta on Magnolia has had some great reviews. The chef is from Milan and the pastas are made in house.


            That would be my three picks!

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            1. re: LewisvilleHounder
              iluvtennis Mar 12, 2008 12:30 PM

              Lonesome Dove!

              1. re: LewisvilleHounder
                Epicurious Esquire Mar 13, 2008 10:04 AM

                I second the Lanny's recommendation. Absolutley marvelous.

                1. re: Epicurious Esquire
                  luniz Mar 13, 2008 10:25 AM

                  I don't think it's very likely to impress expess account types though. They won't very likely appreciate what they're getting, rather how much of it.

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