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danamarie Jan 16, 2009 07:04 PM

I am coming to Dallas for a month for work. My husband will be visiting me for a few days and we have been trying to pick some places we need to try. Last time I came for work and he visited, we really enjoyed Babe's and Hibiscus. I am trying to find a place that will appeal to both of us. I enjoy exciting food and he is more of a meat and potatoes guy. I was thinking about Lola's or Del Frisco's because I will be staying in Addison, but I am completly open to suggestions. Also, we will probably go to the Ft. Worth Zoo and are there any places there that I should not miss? I apperciate your suggestions!

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    OCNC Jan 16, 2009 07:49 PM

    If you liked Hibiscus, you'll love Neighborhood Services which is the new restaurant from teh same chef. It's the hottest place in town right now for good reason.

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    1. re: OCNC
      Scagnetti Jan 17, 2009 09:00 AM

      I would be interested to know what you ate at Neighborhood Services that you thought was so good.

      Also, the wait there can easily go beyond an hour and a half.

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      CocoaNut Jan 17, 2009 06:31 AM

      For FW, here are a couple of my suggestions to someone else:
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/584550

      Also in FW is Angelos BBQ which is fairly close to the zoo. But I'd skip the sausage - pretty bland. Also, they are closed on Sunday.
      http://www.guidelive.com/portal/page?_pageid=33,97400&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL&item_id=2682

      For the Dallas area, here is another recent post with recs and the OP reviewed the places he tried.
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/571614

      I also see that you had a post back in the fall that has some great recs to refer you.

      You can do a CH-TX search on any of these resto's for add'l info. Enjoy!

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      1. re: CocoaNut
        LewisvilleHounder Jan 17, 2009 02:44 PM

        I suggested a few places to the OP back when she/he/they were in town the first time. Most my recs showed up again on the Dallas area post you provided above.

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          danamarie Jan 17, 2009 06:05 PM

          Yeah, I did follow a lot of your suggestions when I was down in Dallas the first time and I appreciated all of them. We just have so many good choices that I almost wanted someone to make our decisions for us. We have decided to try out Lola's and The Love Shack, but I just wanted to thank you again for all of the great direction!

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            LewisvilleHounder Jan 17, 2009 08:01 PM

            When you make your reservations ask for Christine (perhaps)....or ask for the waitress. We went last month and had a wonderful meal and she was gracious without being intruding and very knowledgeable on her wine pairings. Don't miss the charcuterie plate that is house cured by the chef. Also the tasting room is just as expensive as the regular course menu....I would suggest either but I really enjoyed the tasting room a lot.

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        specialk_sigtau Jan 18, 2009 07:53 PM

        New to the site, but not to food! For Dallas, make sure you hit up Perry's Steakhouse. The steak is great, but that's not the main attraction. If you like fried softshell crabs, then you have to check out the tempura fried lobster tail w/ a white gravy like bearnaise sauce(like hollandaise). The thing is the size of a catcher's mit and you could easily have it as a meal b/w the two of you w/ a few sides. It was $50 last time I went, but definitly worth awesome goodness!

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