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Dallas BYOB list

dg1873 Jun 30, 2008 02:08 PM

I have a list I've put together and am wondering if anyone can confirm any of the uncomfirmed listings. I put an asterisk on those I know are current BYOB. Please feel free to add listings!

Afghan Grill
*Bangkok Inn
Besa's Pizza and Pasta 5
Cafe Amore
Cafe Greek
*Campania Pizza and More
Caravelle Chinese and Vietnamese
Cathy's Wok
Central 214
Covino's (Italian)
Dalat (Closed)
Fadi’s Mediterranean Grill
Flavor Asian Fusion and Dessert Bar
*Food From Galilee
Indya Fusion
Kozy Kitchen
LA Gourmet Pizza
Mai's Vietnamese
Momo's Pasta
Pompano Seafood Restaurant
Roti Grill-
RJ's Crustaceans of New Orleans
S&D Oyster Co.
Thai-rriffic Cuisine & Deli
Tukta Thai - Lake Highlands
You Chun

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    eljugo May 11, 2009 12:03 PM

    Check out http://gobyo.com/index_D.html for BYOW listings in Dallas (not sure how accurate the list is).

    Legislation ending prohibition of BYOW by holders of mixed beverage licenses in Texas is currently under consideration in the Texas legislature. The bill (Senate Bill 2523) has passed the Senate and is pending in a House Committee. Testimony on the bill was taken last week and there is some opposition, so you may want to urge your legislator to vote for the bill soon if you want to see this passed before the legislature adjourns in late May.

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      dalaimama Dec 4, 2008 09:55 AM

      Tony's Pizza & Pasta in the Lake Highlands neighborhood

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        foodbevlaw Dec 3, 2008 09:00 PM

        Cowboy Chow in Deep Ellum is also BYOB (at least til their license comes in - sign's posted in the window).

        1. bhoward Jul 6, 2008 05:17 PM

          I would be very surprised if Central 214 even allows one to bring wine, much less is BYOB. Where did you get that information?

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          1. re: bhoward
            dg1873 Jul 7, 2008 10:43 AM

            Some friends did it awhile back--maybe have been a year or so ago though, so it definitely could have changed. There was a notable corkage fee.

            1. re: dg1873
              GoBYO Nov 22, 2008 10:39 AM

              While my reply is months late, I can provide information about a website that provides BYO information for 10 major metro areas, GoBYO.com. I'm one of the founders, and hope that our data about corkage fees can be helpful. Feedback is welcome. Cheers!

              1. re: GoBYO
                Webra1 Nov 22, 2008 02:52 PM

                Great website. I discovered many places that I did not realize allowed byob or did but with a small fee.

                Also just tried a new Asian fusion place on Lemmon called Manow that is BYOB until they get their liquor license. Same owners as Nandina. They have Thai and Sushi. Not really authentic - BIG emphasis on fusion here. Only tried a few things so far, but can recommend Duck Curry, Papaya salad, and Thai broth soup. Prices seem slightly higher than Nandina. 4315 Lemmon Avenue

          2. LewisvilleHounder Jul 6, 2008 05:08 PM

            You can add Little Sichaun to the list in Plano off Legacy and 75. I don't believe there is a corkage fee there either.

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              PWORD9D8 Jul 6, 2008 05:01 PM

              Zorba's in Plano is BYOB.

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                BluffViewChound Jul 2, 2008 09:10 PM

                Has Eden always had a corkage fee?

                1. donnaaries Jul 1, 2008 09:23 AM

                  Though they don't have stemware, First Chinese BBQ will let you BYOB.

                  I believe the corkage at Momo's is $15

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                    dg1873 Jul 1, 2008 08:34 AM

                    It would also be great to know the corkage fees, if any.

                    Since I can't edit my original post, I'll just keep track of all comments and post a compiled list at the end.

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                    1. re: dg1873
                      Webra1 Jul 1, 2008 09:28 AM

                      Eden has a corkage fee of $5.00.

                      I also find the inclusion of Eatzi's as strange. You're able to consume beer and wine that you purchase from them, but I'd guess they really don't have a BYOB policy.

                      Also add Bistro B in Garland for Vietnamese.

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                        dg1873 Jul 1, 2008 09:43 AM

                        Eatzi's was questionable...

                    2. Scagnetti Jul 1, 2008 07:40 AM

                      Are you sure about Rafain's?

                      Oishii but as they server wine and beer, they will charge you a corkage fee.

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                        Thefoodczar Jul 1, 2008 08:29 AM

                        Amici Signature in Carrollton. Surprised it hasn't been mentioned yet!

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                          twinwillow May 14, 2009 10:03 PM

                          Amici is great! It's a real, "sleeper". Chef/owner Bartelino serves the best (call to make sure he has it) veal chop-anywhere!

                        2. re: Scagnetti
                          dg1873 Jul 1, 2008 08:33 AM

                          not sure at all about rafains ;)

                          oishi told me they are no longer BYOB .. but maybe they're having growing pains w/ the addition of the bar?

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                            Webra1 Jul 1, 2008 09:27 AM

                            Oishii is no longer BYOB. Since this is fairly new policy, not many people may be aware.

                            As far as I understand the law, once you have a liquor license, you are prohibited from allowing BYOB.

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                              Bhutani Jul 1, 2008 09:33 AM

                              I am not exactly sure what the law in Texas states regarding BYOB in the case of restaurants' having liquor licenses. There are plenty of restuarants, though, that offer BYOB and have at least beer/wine licenses (e.g. Momo's, Suze). Oishii allowed BYOB long after they started serving beer and wine.

                              I am not sure what the cost of BYOB at Suze is. I remember calling them once and remember it was either $25 or $35.

                              1. re: Bhutani
                                Webra1 Jul 1, 2008 09:40 AM

                                Correct. Oishii used to have just a beer/wine permit. Now they have a full liquor license (hard liquor) which I believe changes the rules in Texas on BYOB.

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                                  dg1873 Jul 1, 2008 09:45 AM

                                  that would make sense. .. .. ive always wondered where the "line" is as well.

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                                auto Jul 6, 2008 05:32 PM

                                you are allowed to have BYOB with beer/wine, not sure on liquor.

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                            auto Jun 30, 2008 04:50 PM

                            Simon Sushi
                            Gregory's in Plano

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                            1. re: auto
                              dg1873 Jul 1, 2008 08:32 AM

                              thanks! suze is GOOD to know!

                              1. re: auto
                                donnaaries Jul 1, 2008 09:20 AM

                                I believe Gregory's is no longer BYO since they obtained a liquor license... anyone one else know for sure?

                                1. re: donnaaries
                                  ShannonSutlief Jul 1, 2008 11:27 AM

                                  Gregory's did get its license and is no longer BYOB. I talked to the owner about it a few months ago.

                                  1. re: donnaaries
                                    dg1873 Jul 2, 2008 11:08 AM

                                    thanks for checking!

                                    1. re: donnaaries
                                      auto Jul 6, 2008 08:42 AM

                                      We hare having a wine dinner there on July 12, and we are bringing our own, maybe it is BYOB for large parties.

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                                    luniz Jun 30, 2008 03:29 PM

                                    confirm Thai-riffic (as of two weeks ago anyways) and add Simon's Sushi & Jasmine Thai in Plano if you're going outside Dallas proper..which Cathy's is, btw they changed their name to JS Chen's like a year ago...pretty old list there.

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                                      cbs2528 Jun 30, 2008 02:58 PM

                                      Tony's (pizza & Pasta) Northwest Hwy in Lake Highlands

                                      1. LewisvilleHounder Jun 30, 2008 02:27 PM

                                        Where abouts is Dalat??? I used to eat at the one on Bryan several years back but they closed and Alessio's moved in. Was just curious since I saw the mention or is this a dated list?

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                                        1. re: LewisvilleHounder
                                          dg1873 Jun 30, 2008 02:37 PM

                                          I have it at 4801 Bryan St., so I'm guessing that is a dated inclusion :) Thanks for the update!

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