DFW Rehearsal Dinner Near Southlake
We are getting married at the end of August, and our rehearsal is in Southlake, so I'm trying to see, if I can find a place near it for dinner. About 40% of the guests are vegetarian, so I need to find a very vegetarian friendly place.
Buca Di Beppo would be perfect, except for sentimental reasons, it's not an option. If I can't find anything local, I will most likely go with Maggiano's in Plano. But I thought I'd give it a try.
Any of the following places would probably have "no meat/fish options" available on the menu, but with advance notice, I would also imagine that any of them could accommodate specific dietary needs. You should also be able to google any of them to find their menu and location/phone numbers.
Personally I prefer Brio Tuscan Grille to Bucca - it's seems to have more upscale selections and lighter pastas. Unlike Bucca, the dining area is very open. It is also pretty loud, so if that is a consideration...... For dessert, you could cross the small, adjoining park area and have some wonderful gelato at Piccomolo Italian Ice.
Also in Southlake Town Square (and around the corner from Brio) is Campania Pizza - great pizza made in accordance with the stringent standards of the Verace Pizza Napoletana Association, it is fired in a wood burning oven. This is my favorite of this style pizza. I believe they also have some non-pizza items on the menu. Campania also has a 2nd floor mezzanine (sp) that may be perfect for your wedding party. Nice wine selection.
Across Southlake Blvd in the Central Market Shopping is CoalVines Pizza, also very upscale pizza baked in a wood burning oven. Large wine selection.
Other restaurants in the area that I haven't tried, but will note their existence:
The Melting Pot fondue
Taste of India (my neighbors from Bombay (Mumbai) say this place is pretty authentic for the area – though not “really fancy”)
If you would like to send your guests home/hotel with something sweet to enjoy later, Nothing Bundt Cakes makes some great individual bundt cakes in various flavors.
Other than steak and seafood, those are the notables that come to my mind.
I’m not sure what expense you are looking at, but Grapevine has many wineries that offer to personalize wine labels commemorating an event – of course, you have to buy their wines to use the labels. But if you would be interested, you may also select the grape or combo of grapes for your wine choice.
Have you looked into any of the places in town square?
Brios is a great place and they have several vegetarian options and some seafood options (do they eat fish?) Brios IMO is better than Maggiano's.
There are several sushi places around there if seafood is an option (sushi sams, cowtown sushi.)
Rockfish is really casual (peanut shells on the ground) but they have a good menu, the location is small so it depends on the number in your party.
Good luck and congrats on getting married!