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Coppellhound May 19, 2010 08:29 AM

Hi,

We're looking for a good place to go for lunch to celebrate our anniversary. I know, usually you pick dinner, but child will be in school and we'll have the time during lunch. Preferably I'd like something non-chain, nice and we are open to type of cuisine. Some of the restaurants I've been wanting to try (Shinsei, Tei Tei, etc) seem to be closed for lunch. Any suggestions would be sooo welcome! :)

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Tei Tei Restaurant
2906 N Henderson Ave, Dallas, TX 75206

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    DKS1 RE: Coppellhound May 19, 2010 08:33 AM

    Aurora (on Oak Lawn) is now open for lunch and they seem to have a pretty spectacular, three-course lunch menu. And best of all, I think it's under $20 pp. That would be a very special lunch!
    Depending on what area of town you'd like to stick to, you may want to think about Nobu (since you mentioned Shinsei and Tei Tei), Craft (in the W hotel), or Rise No. 1 in Inwood Village. Such a nice little French bistro with amazing (AMAZING!) souffles...
    Happy anniversary!

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    Shinsei Restaurant
    7713 Inwood Rd., Dallas, TX 75209

    Tei Tei Restaurant
    2906 N Henderson Ave, Dallas, TX 75206

    Nobu Restaurant
    Hotel Crescent Court, 400 Crescent Court, Dallas, TX 75201

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      DallasDude RE: DKS1 May 19, 2010 09:15 AM

      +1 @ Rise

      Fantastic souffle restaurant, with both sweet and savory dishes.

      http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/cityo...

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        bhoward RE: DallasDude May 19, 2010 02:06 PM

        I agree totally about Rise. Great lunch spot.

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          flomogal RE: bhoward May 19, 2010 04:45 PM

          Make that three votes for Rise. Perfect for what you're looking for! Go early (11:30 sharp) or late (after 1:30) to avoid the crowds.

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      Coppellhound RE: Coppellhound May 20, 2010 04:55 PM

      Thank you all for your suggestions. Unfortunately, my husband wanted to stay close to our "bubble" and the restaurant we chose was not so good. :( He wanted Italian so we opted for Amici in Carrollton. I wish we had just walked over to Agave Azul.

      I am definitely going to try Rise & Aurora for lunch. Both look fantastic! Thanks again.

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      Amici
      1022 S Broadway St, Carrollton, TX 75006

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        air RE: Coppellhound May 21, 2010 01:06 PM

        What did you like/dislike about your meal at Amici?

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        Amici
        1022 S Broadway St, Carrollton, TX 75006

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          Coppellhound RE: air May 21, 2010 06:38 PM

          For the money, I really expected something better. Everything on the menu seemed kind of heavy or cream laden. The salads didn't interest me either and the only soup was a cream of mushroom. I opted for a baked ziti with ricotta and grilled eggplant. The pasta tasted bagged (and undercooked), the sauce was non-descript, the ricotta (Precious no doubt since we saw a container in the kitchen) was unseasoned and the mozarella also tasted out of a bag. The eggplant though was the worst offender. The meal came with 3 measily little peeled rings of eggplant that had this awful charcoal taste. Seriously, I think I could have put the same meal together (using the same ingredients) and it would have been better. It was just really disappointing. The staff were very nice though.

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