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Need a great restaurant in Arlington/Dallas

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JMCINNYC Jun 13, 2008 06:26 AM

I am looking to get a gift certificate for a friend in the Arlington area, and I don't live there. Can anyone recommend a really nice/romantic place with great food?
Thanks in advance!

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    sike101 RE: JMCINNYC Jun 13, 2008 07:54 AM

    In north Arlington there is Piccolo Mondo, a nice italian spot that serves up good, mostly southern italian food made entirely in house. It leans to the romantic side and has a piano player on the weekend, but not in a cheezy way. There is Olenjack's that has pretty darn good new american food in a nice spot with a little bustle. Then there is Cacharel, an Arlington old-timer. They serve what you might call continential fare. Kind of a special occasion place. I havent been there in years, but it was always good, just not terribly exciting. Break out the navy blazer. Most everything else is chain or down scale mexican. South Arlington probably has some places too.

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      snatex RE: JMCINNYC Jun 13, 2008 08:13 AM

      Piccolo Mondo and Olenjacks are great recommendations. I would pick Olenjacks for more interesting food and atmosphere.

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        JMCINNYC RE: snatex Jun 13, 2008 09:01 AM

        thanks all - does anyone know anything about a place called Lanny's Kitchen in Ft. Worth?

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          sike101 RE: JMCINNYC Jun 13, 2008 11:18 AM

          Lanny's is considered one of the best mexican resturants in town. Its not your typical tex-mex stuff (enchilada's etc), more along the lines of Rick Bayless' Frontera or Topolobampo. This board should have plenty of reviews.

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            luniz RE: JMCINNYC Jun 13, 2008 11:19 AM

            Lanny's Alta Cocina? Search the board man, many will tell you it's the best restaurant in town.

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              kindofabigdeal RE: JMCINNYC Jun 13, 2008 08:21 PM

              check out www.dallasfood.org, click on search on the left side of the page and put in "lanny's." You'll see three reviews, one vegetarian, and two carnivorous, all with pictures. Also, there's an interview with Lanny.

              Sorry I can't provide a link to the reviews, it's because of the computer I'm on at the moment.

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