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dinner in north Dallas -- tonight!

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Hey there. I've only been in Dallas for a day, but my past three meals have been at Red Lobster, IHOP and the Olive Garden. Anyone have any suggestions for non-chain restaurants in north Dallas, heading towards Plano? I'd be eternally grateful ...

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  1. I love Cadot at Preston Road and Frankford and, Lavendou a little further North on Preston Road. Both are French provincial cooking.

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    Lavendou
    19009 Preston Rd. Ste 200, Dallas, TX 75252

    Cadot Restaurant
    18111 Preston Rd # 120, Dallas, TX 75252

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    1. re: twinwillow

      Thanks! I actually found Lavendou through a Google search -- maybe we'll try it tonight (if my boyfriend and I can convince his family to branch out a little...) Appreciate the help!

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      Lavendou
      19009 Preston Rd. Ste 200, Dallas, TX 75252

    2. If you are looking for ethnic food Afghan Grill on Preston just north of Campbell is great. I love their Kadu Buranee (a curried pumpkin dish) and the Aush (a heart vegetable soup). They have a pretty diverse menu so you can choose what you like.

      http://www.afghangrilltx.com/

      Further up north into Plano on Preston at Spring Creek is Sea Breeze an excellent seafood restaurant. I have never had a bad meal there. Prices are reasonable and the fish is fresh and seasonal.

      http://www.seabreezefish.com/

      For a pretty reasonably priced sushi restaurant you can head to Sushi Robata on Frankford and the Dallas North Tollway.

      http://www.yelp.com/biz/sushi-robata-...

      I have heard good things about India West in Addison. I have not been there personally but the digs look nicer than most Indian eateries.

      http://www.thrillist.com/far-north-da...

      Let us know if you would like some into Richardson (just east it sounds from where you are). Richardson has some great Chinese, Indian and Persian/Lebanese

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      Afghan Grill
      17370 Preston Rd Ste 490, Dallas, TX 75252

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      1. re: LewisvilleHounder

        Have you also tried Giovanni's? A Persian friend recently recommended it (but stay away from the Italian), it's near Preston/Frankford.

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        1. This is all great info, thanks so much! My last two meals were homecooked and delicious -- but I'll be back soon and look forward to trying all of these suggestions. Thanks for coming through, fellow Chowhounds!

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          1. re: herring

            Cadot for sure. Closed on Sunday. Bene bene at Frankford and the Tollway.

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            Cadot Restaurant
            18111 Preston Rd # 120, Dallas, TX 75252