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Feb 8, 2010 05:57 AM

Dinner at an old favorite

Last Friday night it wasy Husbands Birthday and so I asked him where he would like to go for Dinner. He brought upseveral places but then decided he didn't want to spend a ton so picked one of our old fav's that we sometimes tend to forget about. We went to Vincent's in Plano. I have been going to this place since I was a child. I use to go over to the one on Bachman Lake and then later they had one on Midway. Now Plano is the only one left and it is still run by the same Greek family. It has been in business for 115 year. There is a reason for that. The food is just wonderful. I don't think the menu has changed in 30 years. We started with the oyster Beinville which is th best I'v ever had, then for dinner I had the Snapper al Vincent pan seared to perfection with ton's of lump crab piled on top. My daughter had the crab au gartin. It was so delish and then My husband ordered the prime rib. Again fantastic cooked beautiful. We we're so happy when we left and with 2 glasses of wine our bill was still under $100.00 . If you love seafood and Steaks I highly recommend Trying Vincents it's very quite relaxed place but the food is still fantastic. I have probably been there 50 times in the last 30 years and it's always fantastic. Sometimes we get caught up in whats new hot and trendy, but this place is a classic.

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  1. I had all but forgotten about the Vincent's near Bachman Lake. I had no idea they had a place in Plano.

    The Vincent's in Dallas was a good fish restaurant in an era when there weren't that many seafood restaurant choices. I'll always remember how good the cole slaw was.

    I always enjoy reading your restaurant reviews, you should do more of them.

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    1. re: Scagnetti

      Thanks, the cole slaw i still the bomb by the way.

    2. I remember Vincent's as being one of the very few seafood restaurants in Dallas many, many, years ago. I'm taking like, the early 70's!

      1. That is a blast from the past!

        Back during the same era, does anyone remember the name of, or know what happened to the Italian food restaurant that was a block or 2 north of NW hwy off of Webbs Chapel Extension (maybe behind the Bell Ringer?) They had the richest, simple fettucini Alfredo.

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        1. re: CocoaNut

          I know the place you are talking about but I can't remember the name. It was on the east side of Webbs Chapel Extension.

          Not bad Italian food either.

          1. re: Scagnetti

            Yep, that's the place. I wish some of those old places were still around.