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cameback Jan 13, 2011 07:02 AM

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.

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    luniz Jan 13, 2011 01:52 PM

    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.

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    Cafe San Miguel
    1907 N Henderson Ave, Dallas, TX 75206

    Jasmine Thai
    2050 Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano, TX 75023

    1. twinwillow Jan 13, 2011 09:16 AM

      What about that restaurant that used to be on 15th. Street in Richardson. Gregory's? He moved to Plano and had great food and was, BYOB.
      Can anyone tell the OP about his restaurant? Food was great!

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        planojim Jan 13, 2011 11:02 AM

        Gregory's moved to the square in Mckinney last year. I passed it after eating at Squareburger.
        http://gregorysbistro.org/

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          twinwillow Jan 13, 2011 01:53 PM

          Thanks again, Jim. I remember his food as being very good. The OP asked for "independent" restaurants and that why I suggested Gregory's. I love chef owned restaurants. And, I remember the service as being very warm and welcoming.

      2. air Jan 13, 2011 08:18 AM

        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.

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          LewisvilleHounder Jan 13, 2011 02:00 PM

          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.

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