I'm relatively new to town (live in Plano) and haven't found many unique independent places yet. I have a date tomorrow night with a fellow foodie and I'm looking for suggestions. Moderatey priced, independent, food that stands out. Any ideas would be appreciated.
Jasmine Thai on Spring Creek, get the water spinach & jungle curry, maybe the garlic prawns. Bring a decent bottle of wine or sake. Blue ginger is also pretty good. Maybe Platia Greek in Frisco although I haven't been yet so I can't really describe it. Honestly if you want to impress a date though, take her to someplace in Dallas, maybe Local, or Cafe San Miguel, something like that.
Cafe San Miguel
1907 N Henderson Ave, Dallas, TX 75206
2050 Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano, TX 75023
That's still not enough info to work with. "Food that stands out" can mean a lot of things, ranging from the awesome Malaysian at Blue Ginger Garden or the better than pub fare offered at Holy Grail Pub. More specific info like cuisines, if it has to be a new restaurant, etc would be helpful.
I am with air on this one need to narrow it down a bit for us. We aren't sure if you are eating in Plano either....you live there doesn't mean you will be dining there. I live in Lewisville but dine every place but Lewisville.
Most ethnic places in town are independent.
I would say go cheap like Al Markaz in Carrollton, get the Brain Nihari and see if he/she is a true foodie and won't flinch at the cheap price, cuisine or atmosphere. Get an extra buttered naan....you will eat it too.