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Apr 15, 2008 01:12 PM

Stuck in Downtown Dallas - where should I eat dinner?

Where should I have a nice dinner? I'll be staying at The Adolphus and I won't have a car, but I wouldn't mind a short cab ride. I'd prefer not true FINE DINING, but I'd like something good and unique to Dallas. Any ideas?

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  1. Stephen Pyle's restaurant of the same name.

      1. i second Local. it's a wonderful restaurant!

        1. Perhaps the best restaurant in Dallas is just around the corner from the Adolphus--Charlie Palmer. But, it is DAMN fine dining!

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          1. re: bhoward

            The bar at Charlie Palmer actually has some yummy stuff, if you're looking for a bit of a lower price point. The sriracha-barbecue chicken wings are amazing. (They look nothing like the wings you see everywhere else!) And I love the salumi platter. You kind of get the best of both worlds there.

            If you like seafood, the Dallas Fish Market isn't bad. Re: short cab ride, there's a ton of new restaurants at Victory Park, which is probably five minutes away. I like La Condesa (bright, cheery, trendy Mexican place) and have heard good things about Medina, a Morrocan restaurant.

            1. re: bhoward

              Charlie Palmer is great and a quick walk.

              Lola is also a short cab ride away. Both have very reasonably priced wine lists, too, although Lola may get the nod on both the depth and reasonableness of pricing on it's list.

     -- wine list is no longer on line. But if you're a wine lover, it is to die for, both in depth of selection and pricing. I had a Leflaive 1999 Puligny-Montrachet "les Pucelles" for $150 on Saturday that was spectacular. If you could find that wine at retail, and I doubt you can without going to the in bond markets in London, it could easily be twice that price.