Dinner recommnedations needed
I am a Chowhound from Philadelphia and I will be staying in Dallas at the Ritz Carlton for one night during the week and would appreciate some dinner recommendations. I will have a car and don't mind a short drive. I typically don't mind dining alone, but I usually like a place that either has a bar you can eat at or is fine for solo diners. I am open to anything, but I love BBQ, Mexican, tex/mex, or any other ethnic as well as Italian. No steak houses please. thanks much!
For one night, you really don't need a car as you'll be right on the McKinney Ave Trolley line which runs from downtown, through uptown to West Village - many, dining options on and near the route.
Fine dining Fearings, with regional favorite and chef/owner Dean Fearing at the helm, is in the Ritz.
More casual options - Idle Rich Pub, Dream Cafe
Idle Rich Pub
2614 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75204
I would try "Samar" on Ross Street downtown. They have a "chefs counter" that you can sit at comfortably. Fabulous Indian/middle Eastern "fusion" foods by Stephen Pyles. His (Stephen Pyles) restaurant also has a chefs counter to sit at.
Also, "Nosh" on Oak Lawn in Highland Park. Again, with a great "chefs counter" and, fabulous food!
I would try Manny's Uptown (Tex-Mex) not terribly far from you. Also, in the West Village shopping center not far from you is Baboush. Excellent Moroccan food.
There are many restaurants on Mckinney Avenue not far from your hotel. Talk to the concierge (especially about Nosh and the other restaurants I've listed) in your hotel if you don't find the answers here. Or, try the other threads here based on the particular food you want.
Click on the links of the restaurants I mentioned.
IMHO, I personally think you'd probably prefer one of the other places I, and others have mentioned above. Especially, Samar, Nosh, Salum, or Stephen Pyles. Any of them will be most conducive for a solo diner.
Click on all the above links and see which menu and restaurant suits you the most. They're all good ones.
And please, be sure to give us your report after your Dallas visit.
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