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Upscale BYOB in Dallas

sike101 Oct 16, 2009 11:23 AM

Anyone know of an upscale restaurant in Dallas that allows BYOB?

I have been sitting on a nice bottle of cab for some time that I'd like to enjoy while someone else does the sweating. I thought it would go well with Charlie Palmer's cuisine but no dice there. Obviously I don't mind paying the corkage.

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    PreeceDDS Oct 30, 2009 12:23 PM

    Five Sixty in Reunion tower for a corkage fee (think it's 25), Grand Met at the Grand Hyatt in DFW airport is great (also 25)...they will validate parking btw, and Urbano is nice, no corkage fee at all.

    Grand Met
    2337 South International Parkway, Dallas, TX 75261

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      sike101 Oct 30, 2009 01:42 PM

      Though about 560, since they are one of the few upscale places in town that do BYOB, but I just ate there last month. It was great though.

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      whitknee Oct 29, 2009 07:15 AM

      Dali Wine Bar has BYOB on Sundays, no corkage fee.

      Dali Wine Bar
      1722 Routh Street, Dallas, TX 75201

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      1. re: whitknee
        sike101 Oct 30, 2009 01:44 PM

        Strange business model for a wine bar no? I've been meaning to try Dali, I've heard good things.

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        dg1873 Oct 20, 2009 12:45 PM

        Suze (corkage used to be $25). Also Urbano Paninoteca (not upscale in feel, but generally upscale in food).

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          sike101 Oct 20, 2009 12:49 PM

          I've been looking for an excuse to try Suze, thanks.

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            twinwillow Oct 20, 2009 03:35 PM

            Be prepared to pay $25.00 for the corkage fee at Suze. I stopped going there years ago just because of the exorbitant corkage fee Gilbert Garza insists on charging.

            Believe me, Amici Signature is your very best bet for upscale dining with delicious food at very low corkage fee's.
            $4.00 I believe. More suitable food for a really good Cabernet.

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          Analisas mom Oct 17, 2009 08:17 AM

          Yes I would agree Amici in Carrollton rocks.

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            Scagnetti Oct 21, 2009 07:48 AM

            +1 on Amici Signature Italian


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            gavlist Oct 16, 2009 04:41 PM

            I haven't been, so I don't now how upscale it is, or how good... but Urbano Paninoteca is byob, and looks like it might be worth a try.

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              twinwillow Oct 16, 2009 08:55 PM

              Although a pleasant restaurant with nice food, it's very small and, very casual. Not what I would describe as being, "upscale". However, worth a try, regardless.

            2. twinwillow Oct 16, 2009 04:00 PM

              Look no further. Amici Signature in Carrollton. The best (upscale) BYOB in Texas! Chef/owner Bartolino Cocuzza is great! Bring your best girl because it's a lovely, romantic restaurant.


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                DallasDude Oct 16, 2009 04:13 PM

                Cordon Bleu, the culinary school that is fairly new to Dallas, has a restaurant that is very inexpensive and allows BYOB.

              2. Webra1 Oct 16, 2009 12:15 PM

                Try: http://www.gobyo.com/index_D.html

                This website has a pretty large Dallas BYOB database. I'd call to double-check before you go just in case.

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                  sike101 Oct 30, 2009 02:02 PM

                  I was really looking forward to heading out to cowtown to try Eddie V’s (listed as a BYOB spot on that site) but alas, they don't allow it.

                  I guess I didn't realize it was against TACB regs to for a full bar to allow BYOB. I couldn't believe it was only the Dallas market, since Craft NYC allows BYOB, but not Craft Dallas.

                  Looks like some are trying to overturn that rule, but can't find any up to date news. My guess it that other places with full bars allow it, but just don’t publicize the fact. Probably ask the manager in person for the next time you visit.

                  I'll have to try Amici, but I’ve got a Barolo in mind for that. What I want to carry is a big California cult cab, begging for a big steak, or new American. There is a notable prime steakhouse downtown that permits it, but my wife is a regular lunch diner there, so that's out.

                  1022 S Broadway St, Carrollton, TX 75006

                  Other Place
                  1607 W 7th Ave, Corsicana, TX 75110

                  Craft Dallas
                  W Hotel Dallas, Dallas, TX 75219

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