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I am planning a client dinner in Dallas in December. I am based in Boston and do not know anything about the dining scene in Dallas. We would want something downtown for a group of 40-50 people. I don't want a chain steakhouse, rather a dining gem of Dallas. Please advise.

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  1. Given the downtown requirement, Stephan Pyles is the first thing that jumps in my mind. Might also conisder Charlier Palmer's at the Joule (though technically a chain I suppose), the Screen Door, or maybe even Dakota's. 560 (restaurant on top of Reunion Tower) is another option, but I cannot vouch for the quality of the food as I have never been there.

    Some may disagree with this suggestion, but the Iron Cactus has a nice 2nd floor with a balcony that could probably handle your party. The food (mexican) is not outstanding and it is certainly not a "dining gem of Dallas," but it has a nice, festive atmosphere that would be fun for your group.

    Have fun in Dallas.