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Fine Dining Downtown Dallas recommendations for husband's 40th.

bnljane Mar 16, 2010 06:51 PM

So, I've asked my friends who are "foodies" for recommendations for my husband's 40th birthday dinner this summer. All have given great reviews of 560, Fearings, and The French Room.


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    sike101 Apr 16, 2010 11:06 AM

    Yes to all of those, plus Pyles too. Drinks at Charlie Palmer's, but there are better places for that kind of money in my opinion.

    Dallas Chop House just opened across from main street gardens, has gotten good reviews. I havent tried it yet, but it always smells great walking by. Their patio looks nice too. Closing in on my 40th as well and I promise there will be beef.

    Dallas Fish Market is often overlooked but I think its the best fish restaurant south of Galleria. I've had several excellent meals there, the service is great and wine is reasonable.

    Any specific cuisine or scene you're looking for?

    Dallas Fish Market
    1501 Main St., Dallas, TX 75201

    Dallas Chop House
    1717 Main Street, Dallas, TX 75201

    1. Dallas Alice Apr 16, 2010 09:13 AM

      I would add York Street to the list, although you have to have a liberal view of "downtown" for it to qualify as responsive to OP's request (if Hibiscus and The Mansion are downtown, so's YS). I am not a fan of Charlie Palmer's.

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        fixer Apr 16, 2010 08:06 AM

        You might look into Aurora as well as the others mentioned.

        1. taldeac Apr 15, 2010 09:22 AM

          I am probably past time to help with your husband's birthday, but I would include some other options as well and if I were rating them I would rate it Charlie Palmer, Fearings, Hibiscus (Not completely downtown, but I love it), The French Room, Stephan Pyles, The Mansion, 560 and Craft in that order. I am not a big fan of Craft, but you can't really go wrong with any of the others, I would just say it comes down to personal preference.

          1. DallasDude Mar 17, 2010 02:36 PM

            I love 560, and the beautiful chef Johannes (if I tell enough people she will get the message), but Craft is also fantatic as is Pyles. French Room is a great choice. Seems you have what my father called a 'high class problem'. I might be inclined for Tei An.

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              pgwiz1 Mar 17, 2010 02:18 PM

              Try Nana at the Hilton Anatole. They have a fabulous tasting menu with a wine pairing option.

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                Rene Mar 17, 2010 06:23 AM

                You should get better response on the DFW board.

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