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Downtown -- Dinner Options near Dallas St betw Travis and Main

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BRL Oct 10, 2010 04:22 PM

I will be staying at the Residence Inn at 904 Dallas St -- between Travis and Main. Are there any good, casual, non-chain dinner options within walking distance of the hotel?

Will be going out to dinner twice with a few coworkers -- looking for very good food and casual atmosphere.

Thanks for your recommendations.

BL -- DC Hound

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    kagemusha49 Oct 10, 2010 06:19 PM

    Trying not to draw a blank here:-
    If you walk a couple of blocks past Travis on Dallas you'll see Masai sitting on the right on a corner- mostly fish - a bit pricy but fairly nice. In the basement of the builing before you cross the street to get to Masai there's Treebeards which is more cafeteria style cajun - cheap and good but I'm not sure if they open at night - on the same block as Masai there is a Pappas BBQ but I think it sucks. If you turn left on Lousiana there is a big hotel whose name I forget (Westin?) just opposite the 777 Clay garage - in that hotel there is a Shulas steakhouse I never ate there and it is probably overpriced - at the top of the hotel is a rotating restaurant called the Summit and I ate there a couple of times not cheap but not bad. In the same block as the hotel there is a Benihana if you like that kind of thing - there is also a vietnamese/mexican restaurant/cafe whose exact name I forget (it faces onto Clay) I always liked the Pho there. Frankly, you'd have better choices if you'd be willing to walk a few more blocks or take a cab into Midtown.

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      WtotheN Oct 11, 2010 12:08 PM

      Would you consider taking a taxi or public transport about 10-15 minutes away? Unfortunately I can't think of good, casual, non-chain options very nearby, unless you can get to Treebeards for lunch (they aren't open at night).

      If you hop on the light rail (there's a stop a block or two from your hotel) or grab a taxi to Midtown, you have a lot more options that meet your criteria.

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        chefspop Oct 11, 2010 01:05 PM

        Josephine's might fit the bill if you're up for Italian. It's about three and one half blocks from your hotel at 1209 Caroline St. You'll find a family-owned restaurant using top-notch ingredients at moderate prices.

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          WtotheN Oct 11, 2010 02:52 PM

          I believe Josephine's closed some time ago

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            chefspop Oct 12, 2010 07:30 AM

            What sad news. I loved that place. Sorry that my first post here turned out to be a bum steer.

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              Lambowner Oct 12, 2010 07:58 AM

              chefspop, me too. I really liked their food and I'm so sad to see them go. But clearly you are familiar with the local restaurants! So carry on....

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          hobbes404 Oct 17, 2010 11:58 AM

          Bangkok Chef - address is pulling up 914 Main, but it's actually on the corner of Travis and Walker
          Bombay Pizza - Also showing 914 Main - the street entrance is off Main just past McKinney.

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          Bangkok Chef
          6560 Greatwood Pkwy Ste 100, Sugar Land, TX 77479

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            tlegray Oct 18, 2010 04:40 PM

            I like District 7 Grill on Pierce and Brazos near the Federal building. I've only tried their mahi salad and burger but I keep going back because they know how to cook mahi. This is casual. There's also a sister restaurant, Table 7 Bistro on Fannin near Capitol. I've not been to this one but the menu looks similar.

            http://www.district7grill.com/

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            District 7 Grill
            501 Pierce St, Houston, TX 77002

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