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BYO Wine

Mike C. Miller May 7, 2013 07:18 PM

Any suggestions for a Bring Your Own Wine place for an upscale graduation dinner. Would prefer

1. Great upper end food; and
2. Ovo lacto vegetarian friendly;

Corkage price isn't really an issue as I'm bringing 1990 Bordeaux and Chateau d'Yquem.

  1. twinwillow May 7, 2013 08:04 PM

    Not sure about being Ovo lacto vegetarian but Cafe Urbano is a great BYO.
    And, they just might cook to fit your needs.

    2 Replies
    1. re: twinwillow
      Mike C. Miller May 8, 2013 08:54 PM

      Didn't see much for vegetarians. But I'll do a bit of investigation. But it's a good place to note for future reference as its not too far from my Dallas place and its always nice to get a decent meal with a really good bottle of wine that was paid for ten years ago!!

      1. re: Mike C. Miller
        twinwillow May 8, 2013 10:10 PM

        The food at Cafe Urbano is great! Possibly, the very best BYOB in Dallas!
        And certainly our personal favorite BYOB.

    2. twinwillow May 8, 2013 08:52 AM

      Another BYO is Eden on West Lovers Lane.
      I've never been there but they have a good reputation for serving good food. They also might be a bit more flexible on your specific dietary needs.

      Also, Suze might do a BYO. Gilbert Garza's food would be most suitable for those wonderful bottles.

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      1. re: twinwillow
        Mike C. Miller May 8, 2013 08:48 PM

        Been to Eden with a wine group before. Food was fair at best. Service was hectic, almost comic a la a Monty Python skit. They obviously mean well and want to please, but it was a "unique experience" to say the least.

        I'll check out Suze.

        1. re: Mike C. Miller
          twinwillow May 8, 2013 10:07 PM

          Glad to know that about Eden. Like I said, I've not been there.

          Years ago when Suze was owned by Susie Priorie (late, Iris) and the current owner Gilbert Garza was her chef, Suze was strictly BYOB.

          Gilbert changed the BYOB policy after he bought Suze from Susie Priorie. We haven't been in a while but the last time we were there many years ago, Gilbert allowed patrons to bring "better" bottles of wine to the restaurant for a steep corkage fee. He might still.

          He was still married to Liza Garza of Sissy's back then.

          1. re: Mike C. Miller
            twinwillow May 10, 2013 08:34 AM

            Mike, please do say where you finally chose to have your graduation dinner. And how it was.

            Personally speaking, we're always looking for good BYOB restaurants that serve something other than ethnic food.

            Cafe Urbano still ranks No.1 for us.

            Amici in Carrollton used to be a no-brainer but after their fire and subsequent re-build, they got their liquor license and are no longer BYOB.
            They were up till then, the very best BYOB in the Dallas area, bar none!

        2. twinwillow May 10, 2013 06:28 PM

          Mike, I thought of you today after reading this from City of Ate today.
          Note with interest their comments about Cafe Urbano.


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