Ft. Worth - Gift certificate rec's for inlaws
I'm in Houston, but my husband and I want to get his folks a gift certificate for a nice dinner in Ft. Worth. They live in Arlington, and mother-in-law uses a walker and in not-so-great health, so we'd like to keep it on the west side of the metroplex.
Here's what I'm looking for: non-chain, interesting restaurant with quality menu, fairly casual atmosphere (nothing too trendy/modern, they are older). Ethnic is fine, they are adventurous eaters. Any help is greatly appreciated, as I know next to nothing about the restaurant scene in DFW! Thanks.
I would recommend Bisto Louise. They are in Ft Worth at Hulen and I-20. It is a very easy drive from Arlington, and their food is very good and Chef owned/run. The restaurant is French Bistro but not too stuffy. Their menu is mixed with opportunities for more adventurous eaters or those that prefer something more traditional.
Also, just an FYI - you mentioned "west side of the metroplex", but the topic title was "Ft. Worth"
The "metroplex" is inclusive of both Dallas (east) AND Ft. Worth (west). Arlington is between the two. Your saying "west" of the metroplex would technically put your in-laws pretty far from where they live. I don't really think you meant that.
So! Just to clarify a bit of D/FW geo for you.......
I would recommend Ellerbe's Fine Foods, just south-east of downtown Ft. Worth. A relatively new restaurant serving some some down home comforts (pulled pork sand and shrimp po-boys for lunch) to a bit more lofty (wild boar and duck for dinner).
A little bit elegant and a little bit casual. The last time I was there, the couple seated next to us was probably in their 70's (since you mentioned age).