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Best <100 Tasting Menu

the_sneeb Aug 24, 2010 01:40 PM

Girlfriend's birthday is coming up and I'm looking to find a good tasting menu for under 100. So as much as I'd like, no Fuego amigos. Her favorite is Charlie Palmer but I don't see a tasting menu on the website although I feel like I have in the past. Currently in the lead is either Nana or omakase at Tei An. Any suggestions? Nothing Rathbun please. No offense to ol' Kent, don't think he needs my bidness anyway.

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  1. DallasDude RE: the_sneeb Aug 24, 2010 02:57 PM

    Mansion tasting menu is 105 bucks. Great deal

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      OCNC RE: DallasDude Aug 24, 2010 07:36 PM

      Mansion only had like three or four courses on the tasting menu and they're small. You will be much happier Sneeb at Stephen Pyles or Abacus.

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      sass RE: the_sneeb Aug 24, 2010 03:06 PM

      Nana! I did their 5 course tasting menu with wine pairings and it was spectacular. They have a 5 or 7 course tasting menu, both of which are $100 or under if you forgo the wine.

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        DallasDude RE: sass Aug 24, 2010 03:28 PM

        Pyles has a tasting menu besides the Fuego, BTW.

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        Fuego
        6333 Camp Bowie Blvd Ste 240, Fort Worth, TX 76116

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          pgwiz1 RE: sass Aug 25, 2010 01:21 PM

          I second Nana!! Took my husband there and he keeps wanting to go back on random days :)

        2. air RE: the_sneeb Aug 24, 2010 03:39 PM

          Drive up to Keiichi in Denton and call ahead telling them you want to do omakase. Be sure to specify it's for a special occasion and give them your budget.

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          Keiichi
          500 N Elm St, Denton, TX 76201

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            luniz RE: the_sneeb Aug 24, 2010 03:57 PM

            What kind of food does she like & how adventurous is she? Big difference between what you'll get at Tei An and the Mansion.

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              the_sneeb RE: luniz Aug 25, 2010 03:10 PM

              Adventurousness is no issue, she's run the gamut.
              Air, is the omakase at Keiichi above and beyond what I'll get at Tei An? It's definitely on my list but I'm not sure if we're going to want to spend an hour in the car each way on her birthday.
              DoyleDude, do you know what a regular tasting at Stephan Pyles runs? I almost think it'd be more fun to go be glutonous at Samar.

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              Stephan Pyles
              1807 Ross Suite 200, Dallas, TX 75201

              Keiichi
              500 N Elm St, Denton, TX 76201

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                DallasDude RE: the_sneeb Aug 25, 2010 03:19 PM

                The Pyles tasting menu is a bargain by comparison at 60 for a 6 course and 90 for a 10 course without pairings.

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                  luniz RE: the_sneeb Aug 26, 2010 08:09 AM

                  "is the omakase at Keiichi above and beyond what I'll get at Tei An? I"

                  not in my opinion. The omakase in Keiichi is not really anything that you wouldn't order normally at almost any better sushi place in the metroplex. If you order the tasting menu at Tei An, who knows what you're going to get. Scott has some reports from Tei An tasting menus on dallasfood.org, very interesting reading.

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                  Keiichi
                  500 N Elm St, Denton, TX 76201

              2. the_sneeb RE: the_sneeb Aug 25, 2010 02:02 PM

                What about Local? They've got a 7 course @ $70, with wine $100. Seems like a steal.

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                  luniz RE: the_sneeb Aug 26, 2010 08:07 AM

                  I've had it, it's not bad and not a bad deal but it's not anything particularly exciting. It's a tasting menu as "here are some things from our menu in smaller portions" not "Here is a bunch of mind blowing stuff that will make you rethink dinner".

                2. dallasfoodie RE: the_sneeb Aug 29, 2010 07:13 PM

                  Check out Bijoux. 5 course for $75 or 3 course for $59

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