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BYOB places in Dallas

BirthdayBoy Mar 4, 2005 03:55 PM

I hate to sound cheap, but I'm tired of getting reamed by wine prices at restaurants. Any recommendations for places with good food that allow you to bring your own wine? I don't care about the type of cuisine as long as it tastes great. I know a big part of restaurants' profit margin is in wine sales, and I won't stop going to good places with good wine lists, but every so often I'd like to bring my own and save a few bucks. Thanks for your suggestions!

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    AussieGirl Mar 4, 2005 04:47 PM

    what abt Red Sage. The best thing is that they don't even charge corkage. IF you do forget yr bottle of wine, you can order one from the bottle shop down the road and you pay store prices (they add on $5 for delivery fee).

    Red Sage is in South Lake though..


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    1. re: AussieGirl
      Chuck Mar 6, 2005 06:18 PM

      I thought I was pretty familiar with Southlake but I haven't heard of Red Sage - what can you tell us about this restaurant AussieGirl?

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      Kirk Mar 4, 2005 05:33 PM

      Dave R, who has been MIA for a while, recommended Amici in Carrollton a while back. If he is out there somewhere, maybe he can add to the list.

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        jepap1 Sep 23, 2012 01:36 PM

        Amici serves very good food, but it's a bit on the expensive side. You can bring your own wine, but they do charge a corkage fee and another fee for splitting a dish so don't expect it to
        be a bargain.

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          vstock Sep 24, 2012 06:41 PM

          I was told that after the reopened after the fire it was o longer BYOB. Can anyone confirm?

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        Raynickben Mar 5, 2005 09:13 AM

        If you do a search of restaurants on www.guidelive.com for BYOB you will find 122 restaurants listed. I'm sure you can find a place close to you with good food! I recommend Zorba's in Plano as a good place to start.

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          TexSkills Oct 24, 2006 01:37 AM

          Another vote here for Zorba's in Plano. I used to live at that place on Friday evenings.

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          van Mar 5, 2005 01:29 PM

          Jade Garden and Mai's (next to each other on Bryant @ Fitzhugh) both allow BYOB and no corkage. The food is good, but the stemware isn't, so bring your own if you bringing something nice.

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            Dave R Mar 6, 2005 07:47 PM

            The guidance so far is pretty good. The best known BYOB places in the Dallas area are Amici, Arc-En-Ciel and Caravelle. Lots of wine entusiasts dine at these places and you'll usually see a lot of wine open there. I haven't been to Red Sage (too far to drive for me). The only one of the "top" restaurants in Dallas that allow BYOB as a matter of policy is Suze, but corkage is $20. I don't know if you're aware of this or not, but (I believe) Texas law only permits byob if you have no liquor permit or only a beer/wine permit. If they have a full liqour license, then they aren't supposed to allow byob.

            Dave R

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              webMs Mar 23, 2005 05:37 PM

              You might be interested in this constructive article which appears on

              Link: http://www.chicagofoodies.com/2005/03...

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                johnny Mar 30, 2005 11:02 AM

                I like MOMO's on Forest - slight Corkage and Barry's(Lebonese) in Snider Plaza - No Corkage.

                1. donnaaries Jun 29, 2006 05:25 PM

                  Tukta Thai in the Lake Highlands area is also BYOB. No corking fee and lots of ppl bring their own wine/beer.

                  1. Jambon_It Jul 5, 2006 03:02 PM

                    tukta thai!!!!!!!!!!!!!! is so freaking good!
                    get the waterfall, or anything.

                    also good for byob is everyone's favorite classic—mai's vietnamese.

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                      jepap1 Sep 23, 2012 01:40 PM

                      Tukta thai serves the best thai in the Dallas area in my opinion. It's just a long way from where
                      we live, but we try to go there at least once a month. Very courteous staff. Bringing your own
                      wine makes this restaurant a real bargain for this quality of food and service.

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                      swoll50 Sep 25, 2012 06:47 PM

                      Giulianna's in Sunnyvale. Pretty good italian (especially for that side of town) and I think corkage is $1 per drinker, but half the time that isn't even charged.

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                        OaklawnKaren Sep 26, 2012 08:27 AM

                        Urbano Cafe on Fitzhugh right behind Jimmy's Food Store. Great food - risotto, paninis, mediterranean stews, spaghetti bolognese, changing blackboard menu. No corkage fee. Make reservations for busy times, it's small.

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