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blanford Aug 29, 2012 03:39 PM

I am coming to Dallas in Sept. I have eaten at Nona, Abacus, Fearings, Pyles, Mansion and even Lucia (was amazing). I have also tried most of the steak places. I was wondering if there is anything new to try.

  1. twinwillow Aug 29, 2012 04:11 PM

    You should try some of the great places in Oak Cliff.
    Hattie's, Smoke, Mesa, Boulevardier and, Oak Cliff's great new seafood restaurant, Driftwood.
    http://www.yelp.com/biz/boulevardier-dallas Newly opened
    http://www.driftwood-dallas.com Newly opened

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    1. re: twinwillow
      LewisvilleHounder Aug 29, 2012 05:19 PM

      Forgot Bambu (Thai), Pera (Turkish), Lal-Quila (Pakistani), Aslam Biryani (Indian - Biryani only), Sushiism (Japanese)

      Oak, Acme F&B

      1. re: twinwillow
        blanford Aug 29, 2012 05:45 PM

        I am with some people who will want to "fine dine" at least one night and these all seem a bit casual......will definitely do some of these on other nights though. I wish York Street was still open! Any new places for fine dining?

        1. re: blanford
          foiegras Aug 29, 2012 06:13 PM

          Oak is fine dining, is it not? Any specifics of what your dining companions are looking for in a fine dining experience?

          1. re: foiegras
            blanford Aug 29, 2012 06:40 PM

            OK will look into Oak. As I said we have eaten at all the restaurants I mentioned on my post and loved them , but was checking to see if anything new......so I guess something similar to the experience at the places I listed.

            1. re: blanford
              LewisvilleHounder Aug 30, 2012 07:43 AM

              You can add in Restaurant Ava out in Rockwall to your list of higher end places that you have yet to visit

              In defense you just asked for new restaurants not high-end new restaurants. I did take some time out before I posted to check where you were from, not much info on the profile and it was hard to get a judge on where you are from your previous posts.

              1. re: LewisvilleHounder
                blanford Aug 31, 2012 07:27 AM

                I am from Nashville Tennessee.......I just love a place with great food so high or low end does not matter to me. I loved York Street and thought it was the best by far. I also love Lucia as well as Fuel City Tacos and love a grat dive! However , at least one night the people I am with will want a "high end" place one of the nights. haven't been to The Mansion in awhile.....how is it? Will look I to Tei-An .

                1. re: blanford
                  twinwillow Aug 31, 2012 02:16 PM

                  The Mansion would be my first choice by far!

                  Tei-An is high end Japanese and quite innovative. And also very good.

                  1. re: twinwillow
                    foiegras Sep 3, 2012 09:00 AM

                    Just wanted to note that there are also fusion options. Some of my favorites are the braised tongue and the short green soba with braised BBQ brisket. (Both the chef and I are into braising ;)

                    1. re: twinwillow
                      blanford Sep 4, 2012 04:07 PM

                      What about The Mercury or Pyramid? Also if you had to choose between Fearings, The Mansion and Abacus which would you pick?

                      1. re: blanford
                        twinwillow Sep 4, 2012 04:34 PM

                        Can't speak for the others but I feel The Mansion would give you the desired experience. The Mercury is terribly over rated and I think to a certain extent, although still quite good, so is Abacus.

                        I haven't been to the Pyramid Room since the recent chef change but from what I've read, it could possibly be quite good.

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          sike101 Aug 29, 2012 11:18 PM

          I'm not sure there is anything new that matches Fearing, Pyles or Mansion in terms of fine dining. The trend has been more in line with Lucia: exceptional food in a more casual, but still trendy, setting.

          First on my wish list is Campo in Oak Cliff. Oak was a mild let down in my only visit, still way trendy and packed, with a menu and staff with lots of potential but hasn't hit it stride yet. Same could be said for Driftwood, but for slightly different reasons.

          I'd also consider Tei-An and Samar. Wolfgang Puck's 560 is fantastic as well, don't let the celeb chef's name fool you. Bijoux's more relaxed menu is getting good reviews, makes sense because their older prix-fixe/tasting menu was good (and expensive). Smoke is far from fine dining, but one of the city's restaurants your not likely to find in other places.

          Al Biernat's is more than good steaks, if you haven't been there yet. And Javier's is a Dallas insitution among the park cities set, definitely solid "Mexican" fare in an old-school, classic setting.

          But...I'd probably just eat at Stephan Pyles again, it never disappoints.

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          1. re: sike101
            foiegras Aug 30, 2012 09:25 AM

            Agree with Tei-An, and Marquee would be another option. I was also thinking of Samar. Charlie Palmer at the Joule is converting to steak ... has that happened yet/has anyone been?

            1. re: foiegras
              tiomano Aug 30, 2012 01:08 PM

              Another vote for Tei-An

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            CocoaNut Aug 30, 2012 06:16 AM

            The French Room at the Adolphus.

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              pepper131 Aug 30, 2012 08:53 AM

              Tei An is not on your previously visited list, but does provide a nice experience.

              1. jinet12 Aug 31, 2012 01:05 AM

                I hear that Perry's is quite good.

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                  srwilfong Sep 2, 2012 03:17 PM

                  French Room at the Adophus can't be beat for classic, old world dining. Tei-An is exceptionally good in a cool, sophisticated space. I'd hit these places for fine dining. 560 is also very good, and the view can't be beat.

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