TASTING THE TOWN
Great restaurants often claim first fame on the strength of a single style-defining dish- The Mansion’s tortilla soup, Actuelle’s pecan-crisped catfish, the Riviera’s creme brulee come to mind as enduring examples. But less-exalted eateries, too, have their own knockouts, created by cooks who wouldn’t dream of calling themselves chefs, but whose signature specialties bring customers back again and again. Each of those assembled here is worth a special trip to sample; for fun, we list them course by course because, served under one roof, they’d add up to a dynamite dinner.
The appetizer: Riscky’s Barbecue’s smoked catfish. It’s a whole one, moist and succulent, subtly spiced and fragrant to the bone with a magic mix of mesquite, oak and hickory. Large enough to share as a starter ($5.95 at lunch, $8.95 at dinner) or it can be had as an entrée. 1701 N. Market, Suite 104.
The soup: La Madeleine’s tomato-basil. You thought La M’s famous Caesar salad was the French bakery’s only addictive dish? Try this one, and celebrate the celestial mating of ripe tomato sweetness with fresh basil oomph. Creamy perfection by the cup ($2.29) or bowl ($3.29). All locations.
The entree; Farmer’s Grill’s fried chicken. Health experts say ix-nay on the ied-fray, but even the most ardent anti-fat evangelists would have to admit this restaurant’s starring dish is irresistible. Barely gilded with a whisper of seasoned flour, the meaty breasts, juicy thighs and drumsticks are quick-fried to a greaseless turn. With vegetables, $4.50. 4015 Lemmon Ave.
First side: Arnold’s Texas Barbecue’s corn on the cob. Roasted whole in the shuck, the golden ear emerges from its smoke-parched wrappings infused with perfumed sweetness, each kernel a separate explosion of sunny flavor. Butter? Salt? You won’t need them-believe me, you’ve never had corn more delicious. Ninety cents. 601 N. Haskell.
Second side: Zeke’s fried okra. Drive to Fort Worth for a single serving of a vegetable nobody likes? Don’t laugh-aficionados would kill for this West Side fish joint’s recipe. Owner Mark Lidell swears the secret’s no more than starting from scratch, hand-cutting the fresh pods and lightly applying a flour, milk and cornmeal batter. However he does it, the treatment’s transcendent. $2.25. 5920 Curzon, Fort Worth.
The dessert: Mangia Italia’s chocolate tart. The menu description is forbiddingly complicated, possibly because this Quadrangle Grille-originated dish defies description. Think of a rich, deep-chocolate round, its edges cakelike. encircling a molten center of fudge. Stud it with pistachios, heap it with espresso whipped cream and chocolate shavings, eat it with giddy joy-and total disregard for the cost in cash ($4.25) or calories. 6334 La Vista.
Hail to Ale
When Bob Precious opened his bar in Houston, he named it after his favorite book, The Ginger Man by J. P. Donleavy. The book’s hero, a young American who travels to Dublin to study and live a rambunctious life, embodies Precious’ philosophy. He too traveled to Ireland for a bawdy time and returned with a Bacchic love of ale. Precious opened his bar in an old house and offered a large selection of his favorite brews. Now he’s moved the idea to Dallas.
The Gingerman resides in a two-story Victorian house, built around 1910. Soon after its opening, collegic and barely post-collegic bodies began pouring in, overflowing onto the spacious upstairs back deck. Though Friday and Saturday nights can feel like alumni weekend at a frat house, the beergarden in back provides space for a relaxed tasting of the 42 draft and 100 or so bottled beers. From the lagers of Britain to the Weiss (wheat) beers of southern Germany, traditionalists will find plenty to sample. The more adventurous can try brews from Japan, China and the Philippines. Bottle beers range from $2.50 to the $11 Belgian St. Sebastian. The most expensive drafts are $3.50 for a pint and $4.50 for the 23-ounce glass.
Like all old houses, this one has a history. A psychic reader lived there most recently and had to be evicted by marshals when sherefused to move. Still, any bad karma shemay have left behind hasn’t seemed to affectthe Gingerman. 2718 Boll, across from theQuadrangle. -Elizabeth Robbins
ON THE ROAD
Out Yonder in Ponder
Ranchman’s Cafe is the name, unadorned beef is the game, and cholesterol counters might just as well head out in some other direction. This is steakhouse heaven, where a man can wrap himself around a sirloin the size of a pickup bed. while his light-eatin’ lady nibbles the club that, at a mere half-pound, is the daintiest cut on the menu-a menu which has, by the way, put Ponder on the state’s culinary map.
Owner Dave Ross, slices and trims the grain-fed St. Louis beef himself, weighing out some 700 pounds of choice steaks per week, in addition to the hearty sandwiches, sides and homemade desserts that are added attractions.
From Dallas, the 46-mile trail follows 1-35 to Denton, turns south on I-35W, then takes the first exit (marked Ponder) to FM 2449, which leads right to the door. Open daily, 11: 30-10. (817) 479-2221. Cash and checks only-no credit cards. -Betty Cook
CAFE BRAZIL You’ve got to feel sorry for the people of Lakewood-no sooner do they discover and claim a new neighborhood eating place as their own delicious secret than the rest of the city discovers it, too. The charmer in this case is Cafe Brazil, which announced itself as "not just another coffee house," and proceeded to prove the boast by expanding from its original breakfast-lunch format to add dinner a few weeks after opening. Owners Michael and Dawnelle Tate, who share 20-odd years of restaurant experience in other parts of the country, also work in the restaurant. She’s out front with their son Dylan, supervising and dispensing the daily-changing variety of coffees offered at all times, while he’s in the kitchen with chef Iduardo Rodriguez.
The whole crew did the place proud on our visits. Lunch menu standouts were Caesar salad, a heaped plateful of super-fresh romaine liberally dewed with good eggy dressing, and the day’s soup, a robust black bean. A tuna salad sandwich was thick and crunchy with chopped apple and pecans; a BLT was less generous with the bacon, which could have been crisper, but held plenty of ripe tomato. Bread pudding was a pleasant version, but the prettiest dessert was a custard, baked in a flat, shallow dish, with a whole egg buried in its smooth heart.
The dinner menu evolves, rather than changes, daily. Star starters on our visit were my companion’s crisp-skinned crabcakes with sassy jalapeno remoulade, which were outstanding, and my own round of Danish brie, baked to quivering succulence in paper-thin phyllo on fresh raspberry coulis. Both entrees were fine, too; A toothsome roast quail was splendidly complemented by its wild rice and mild goat cheese stuffing and its shallot-scented sauce Bercy; pan-seared Norwegian salmon-a thick, tender cross-slice-was juicy perfection accompanied by roast pepper cilantro butter.
Alcohol isn’t offered here, but one’s own wine will be willingly poured (there’s a $1.75 corkage fee). Thirty varieties of coffee are offered in quarter-to-full-pound packages for home brewing, and four are kept fresh for pouring at all times. 6340 Gaston. 826-9522. Breakfast and lunch, Tue.-Fri. 7-6, Sat-Sun. 8-2. Dinner Tue.-Thur. 6-10, Fri.-Sat. 6-midnight, plus late night coffee. Closed Mon. Inexpensive to moderate. -Betty Cook
Down Eduardo’s Way
EDUARDO’S ACAY ALLA The redevelopment of the Deep Ellum stretch of Main Street into a little urban paradise takes a big step forward with the opening of Eduardo’s Aca y Alla. This place-with its look of high-tech simplicity dressed up with touches like the wildly arty light fixtures-effectively straddles the gap between the cool bohemian types indigenous to the neighborhood and mainstream Dallasites. And how many restaurants in town with menus in which no items cost as much as $10 offer free valet parking? Owner/host Eduardo Greene works hard to make customers of every stripe feel at home, and the kitchen doesn’t let him down.
Eduardo’s serves Mexican dishes emboldened by all kinds of influences-European, Asian, New American. Customers who always order the same old Tex-Mex items, however, won’t be too shocked by what actually arrives at the table. The chili con queso just has more veggies floating around in it than usual, and the quesadillas taste fairly normal despite the presence of mushrooms and cacciotta cheese along with spinach in the filling (though the creamy ancho dip that comes with them is both original and addictive). The beef fajitas may be the most refined version ever-I can’t imagine anybody complaining about getting silken strips of tenderloin when they were only expecting skirt steak. Only those who opt for the combination plates are at risk of disappointment. The plato de Tomas- though it had a plump, tender tamale and good rice and beans-was ruined by a beef enchilada whose tortilla shell had disintegrated and dried out at the ends.
But the real fun at Eduardo’s is inordering the unusual inventions. The onlycomplaints we had about the shrimpdiablo, sautéed in orange chipotle sauceand served on a bed of bok choy, or thepumpkin ravioli, filled with freshpumpkin and peanuts and floating oncilantro pesto, were that the portions wereon the small side-we could have eatentwice as much. The tequila-cured salmoncarpaccio tasted a mite fishy to me, butacquired violent partisans among othersat the table. The main courses sound lessexotic than the appetizers, but are just asoriginal in their execution. The chilerelleno, for instance, is a poblano pepperstuffed with turkey, apple and raisins,fried in tempura baiter, then anointed witha fresh tomato coulis. The Greene pastatosses spinach-jalapeno fettucine withmarinated grilled chicken, black beans,and tomato in shallot bechamel.Eduardo’s also offers fresh fish. The onlyhitch we had here was that the waiterbrought us red snapper instead of theswordfish steak we ordered, but thesnapper itself was excellent in its garlicbutter. There’s also an unusually widechoice of desserts. The most satisfying isprobably the rich Aca y Alla chocolatecake, but the gingered caramel flan andthe margarita cheesecake also makeintriguing finales to a dining experienceas vivid as an evening at the theater. 2914 Main. 748-7140. Lunch, Tue. -Fri. 11-2:30;dinner, Sun.-Sat. 5-midnight. Open nightly until 2 a.m. Closed Mon. Allcredit cards. Moderate. -W.L.Taitte
Southern Comfort Food
NATCHEZ "Fresh" is the word to describe this neat-but-not-gaudy North Henderson restaurant. The old Bohemia quarters, which I recall as being rather darkly opulent, have been lightened and brightened to match the warmly accommodating mood of the staff. Pale walls are hung with paintings of the South. Comfortable chairs frame white-linen-topped glass tables. Music is taped and wonderful, an esoteric mix of smooth jazz and mellow standards assembled by owners Dan Vincent and Bill Dykes. The general ambience is winning and gently cosseting.
So is the food. The menu is simplicity itself, a short list of six soups and salads, seven entrees and seven a la carte vegetable and pasta offerings, plus several daily appetizer and entree selections.
One of these was our first visit’s highlight-a grilled tuna cut, moist and nicely cooked, spiked with delicate cilantro buerre blanc and crowned with zesty pico de gallo. The menu’s catfish entry was no less splendid, a pair of perfect fillets crisped in stone-ground corn meal, fried but absolutely greaseless, served with lemon dip. An al dente sautee of green beans and carrot coins, plus admirably seasoned rice with carrot and celery dice, sided both. We’d started the meal with a happy toss of lettuce, spinach and jicama in sweet mustard dressing and a bracing bowl of sturdy navy bean soup studded with all manner of minced vegetables. We ended it with a shared serving of bread pudding that came as a hot wedge on rich, buttery caramel sauce, topped with a scoop of Blue Bell vanilla ice cream.
Our second dinner was only slightly less stellar, the "less" being largely due to my inability to deal neatly with the high-stacked, juicy innards of my intriguingly named Debris sandwich. Debris was what I made of it, finally, separating the thatch of cream-dressed cole slaw from its bed of jus-drenched beef pot roast slices, and attacking the whole thing, bread and all, with a knife and fork. These comfort-food elements were prefaced by an appetizer of pan-crisped potato cakes that were terrific once I’d scraped off the too-sweet honey-mustard sauce that they were served in. My companion’s fettuccine was generously studded with bite-sized bits of tender chicken breast and red bell pepper in creamy sauce.
The moderately priced wine list, not long but gratifyingly broad, includes eight by-the-glass offerings; our Chilean Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon selections were a mere three dollars apiece-a rarity lately, when prices often seem designed to punish diners for not buying the whole bottle.
Natchez’ food tabs are correspondingly modest: The menu’s costliest main dish is $10. 95; entrees include a choice of soup or salad; and excellent iced tea or coffee is only 50 cents. Altogether, this new oasis appears geared to offer white-tablecloth amenities for fairly low-budget prices-a concept I find applaudable. 2810 North Henderson. 821-4552. Lunch, Mon.-Fri. 11: 30-2:30; dinner, Mon.-Fri. 5:30-10; open Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Moderate. -B. C.
Just the Place for Pizza
MISE EN PLACE This is an itsy-bitsy pizza place with big ideas. The name is a culinary idiom meaning (roughly) "everything in place, " and the menu goes so far as to briefly educate you further in a few basics of gourmet cooking, explaining terms such as "a la minute" and "al dente. " The sum effect is that the owners believe pizza from Mise en Place is of a different caliber than other pizza-and they’re right.
The menu keeps it simple, offering only a selection of salads and pizzas and focusing on quality instead of variety. Main-meal salads include a Thai-inspired toss of smoked chicken, greens, rice noodles, cucumbers and sunflower sprouts with a spicy ginger vinaigrette. A remarkable mixed green salad features a fragrant rice wine vinaigrette over a lovely mix of baby and bitter greens.
The pizza toppings are equally unusual, ranging from a cheeseless one made with tomatillo sauce to a grilled duck pizza with spinach and wild mushrooms. We enjoyed the Best Italian Pizza scattered with roasted red, green and yellow pepper chunks, sweet grilled onions and Italian sausage.
The medium-crispy crust of the barbecue chicken pizza is brushed with barbecue instead of tomato sauce and topped with pieces of smoked white meat, grilled scallions, pepper rings, roasted garlic and cilantro. (Most of the vegetables used are organic; the herbs are homegrown. ) There are lots of options, so if you do want orthodoxy-pepperoni and Italian sausage, for instance-you can have it.
Or, if you want to try something really exotic, check out the dessert pizza, covered with chocolate and buttered pears. Not all the novelty was successful- prosciutto slivers overwhelmed the New Italian pie with salt, and the smoked chicken pizza was too similar to the barbecue chicken pizza.
Owners Terry and Shelley Paxton have been working on this idea for the last five years. Terry, who earned his chef’s certification from the Culinary Institute of America, worked for Simon David, then moved West and did consulting for California pizza corporations.
Mise En Place will deliver pizza within a limited delivery area, but regardless, it’s definitely worth the trip to pick it up. 7011 Lomo Alto at Lovers Lane. 520-2424. No credit cards. Price range from $4.95 to $15.95. Delivery available for lunch, Tue-Sat. 11-2:30; dinner, Mon.-Fri. 5-10, Sat. 5-11, Sun 5-10.
-Mary Brown Malouf
Luxurious Fantasy or Expensive Rip-off?
HOTEL. ST GERMAIN The chichi, stratospherically-priced seven-room hotel in a redone 1909 house across the street from the Crescent originally did not serve meals. Now it has added dinner on Friday and Saturday nights. And get this: You have to reserve a place, order everything you want to eat except for a small choice of desserts and guarantee payment via credit card all at least two days ahead of time.
The menu (faxed to you or. less conveniently, read over the telephone) offers a choice of two soups or a salad as a first course and a choice among only four entrees (each of which has a set appetizer that must come with it). The set price is $65 per person, plus drinks, tax and an automatic 18 percent gratuity-or up to $100 for special menus on special occasions like Valentine’s Day.
So the six-table dining room at the Hotel St. Germain has suddenly leapt into the position of the most expensive-and least convenient-restaurant in town.
What do you get for the money and the hassle? Not enough. Chef William Guthrie’s food can be impressive. A diner who began with the oyster velouté soup, enriched with green onion butter and afloat with a half dozen salty little bivalves, and then went on to the roasted red snapper in a slightly picante red curry sauce, garnished with large butterflied shrimp with an unusual crisp texture, might conclude that this is a kitchen with some promise. The vegetable accompaniments-a rich-flavored timbale of chewy arborio rice and tender, buttery cucumber-would reinforce the favorable impression, although the skimpy appetizer of barely cooked rounds of zucchini topped with fresh tomato, rosemary and croustin cheese might not. Pastry chef Gary Burstein’s version of a classic diplomate-essentially a bread pudding with a delicate custard heart-or his dense chocolate terrine, striped with three bands of medium to very dark chocolate, would also make you tentatively classify this place as one of the city’s better French kitchens.
But another sequence of courses could send a diner away screaming, "Rip-off!" The salad I sampled contained a leaf or two of almost every precious lettuce there is, from mache to frisée and came to the table drizzled with an interesting creamy dressing heady with the reek of garlic. But the dressing tasted strange atop the other ingredients in the salad-slices of all sorts of fruit, including pear, blood orange and grapefruit-and there wasn’t quite enough of it to moisten all the elements of this odd admixture. The appetizer that followed, called a "buché, " was described by the telemarketer who took our order as a kind of pastry. It tasted for all the world like a mere round of nice goat cheese, accompanied by grapes and toast.
After two courses that barely required the services of a kitchen, I was looking forward to the roast duck to come, but it turned out to have skin not quite crisp enough and meat far too well done. Its blood orange sauce had the gelatinous feel of insufficiently dissolved cornstarch or arrowroot. Vegetables were no belter. A heavy hand with the spices had given the "braised" (really simmered-they hadn’t been browned first) carrots and cauliflower a sharp tang, and the potatoes, though layered with lots of expensive truffles, had little more flavor than boiled spuds.
The pretension surrounding a meal here subtracts from rather than adds to the appeal, although the old china and real crystal and silver certainly compose the most luxurious table settings in town. Diners find a handwritten note from the proprietress and printed individual menus bearing their names awaiting them on the tables. The ambience is heavy on New Orleans froufrou. The effect of the good antiques and the fresh flowers is rather spoiled by cutesy little touches like lengths of orange chiffon material draped all over the place. The service staff, too, seems silly in its little white gloves.
All in all, dining at the Hotel St. Germain is for those with fantasies of European luxury and very deep pockets-who don’t mind looking the other way when the kitchen is less than inspired. 2516 Maple. 871-2516. Dinner, Fri-Sat. 6: 30-11. All credit cards. Very expensive.
D Revisits Jennivine. This charming cottage on adistinctly charmless block of McKinney feels very Englishwith its nooks and crannies, bull’s-eye glass windows andflower-filled courtyard Jennivine started out as a modifiedwine bar-specializing in housemade patés, unusual cheesesand wine. But the menu has expanded over the years. For oldtimes’ sake we tried a plate of pate and cheese and werepleased with the chunk of greenish, savory sage derbycheese, a rich, rough pork pate and a crumbly chicken liveraccompanied by a basket of rich crackers and elegant toastpoints. All the entrees we selected from the day’s blackboardspecials were prettily presented and very hot (the latterquality a basic you’d expect in any restaurant but a lot of foodarrives at the table lukewarm these days). Sautéed catfishfillets, a stir-fry of white chicken, snow peas and otherbright-colored vegetables were all fresh and good. Fordessert, we couldn’t resist ordering "icky sticky tofleecake"-Jennivine’s version of a traditional recipe of spongecake with a buttery, bittersweet sauce and. of course, theEnglish classic, trifle. 3605 McKinney Ave. 528-6010. Inexpensive to moderate. -M.B.M.
D Revisits Cardinal Puff’s. The last time we dropped in here. Cardinal Puff’s was attempting to expand its culinary horizons to include a broad selection of Mexican items. About the only remaining evidence of that foray is the homey chicken tortilla soup, served with an avocado pico de gallo and rice on the side, and the bland bean chalupas. The same chicken breasts that go into the soup can also be ordered as the chickenwich deluxe-marinated, grilled and snuggled onto whole-wheat buns with Swiss cheese and mushrooms to make a moist, satisfying whole. Otherwise it’s back to the basics: Thick but not unwieldy patties of beef cooked to order and served on buns substantial enough not to disintegrate under their juices. The burgers are good enough to make us want to come back, but the offhand service could use a few tweaks in the direction of efficiency and cordiality. 4675 Greenville Ave. 369-1969. Inexpensive. -W.L.T.
D Revisits The Riviera. It’s exciting to be in the middle of the crowd at Dallas’ number one dining spot at 9 p. m. on a Saturday evening-with big business parties at the round tables in the middle of the room and former Mayor Annette Strauss entertaining in a (relatively) quiet corner. You can admire the dexterity of the waiters as they pirouette between the tables, even as you grow more and more frustrated by the difficulty of making yourself heard amid all the hustle and bustle. Still, even though The Riviera may not be an ideal spot for a romantic tete-a-tete, it’s hard to resist the seduction of the food, which only seems to get better and better. Red meat and seafood receive equally imaginative treatment here. You could start with sweetbreads and wild mushrooms braised in red wine, then move on to the spectacular rack of lamb: five massive chops brought to the table like a military array of crossed swords, the rosy meat seasoned with a crust of cracked pepper and sided with a mango mint chutney. Or you could begin with the gulf shrimp tan, sautéed shrimp and spinach baked in a flaky pastry shell with saffron garlic custard, and proceed to fillet of turbot in a bacon and tarragon sauce. After these Himalayan heights, it’s a bit of a comedown when you get to the desserts. Even when surrounded by a rich sauce and accompanied by a dollop of homemade ice cream, the cakes (flourless almond or chocolate meringue) seem less inspired than what went before. 7709 Inwood. 351-0094. Very expensive. -W.L.T.
D Revisits Celebration. Celebration started out in the ’70s as an idealistic enterprise combining simple home-style food and a leather shop-a late-blooming ’60s kind of an idea seemingly more suited to Austin than Dallas. The leather shop is gone, but the restaurant has endured and expanded, rambling now through all the rooms and hallways of two connected stone houses on Lovers Lane. Reservations are only taken for large parties so there is always a wait. You simply expect to spend 10 or 20 minutes (at peak hours on weekends. 30 to 45) in the bar or on the patio or standing around outside until your table is called. Once seated, though, the food comes fast. Everything is served family-style by a friendly waitstaff. starting immediately with a bowl of chilled salad greens-mostly iceberg and leaf lettuce-surrounded by smaller bowls of Thousand Island, blue cheese, Italian and vinaigrette dressings and various additions such as cucumbers, croutons, etc. We selected some menu standards: tender pot roast with huge carrot chunks, sweet cooked onions and thin brothlike gravy, mashed potatoes and broccoli. Fried catfish was sweet and crisp but the spaghetti with non-descript tomato sauce and slightly dry baked chicken were a little too much like real home-style perhaps. 4503 W. Lovers Lane. 351-5681. Inexpensive to moderate. -M.B.M.
D Revisits Javier’s. In spite of being far-and-away the most expensive Mexican restaurant in town, Javier’s manages to attract a loyal clientele to its premises just across the railroad tracks from Highland Park. Part of the appeal is the worldly atmosphere conjured up by the courtly waiters and the setting filled with dignified wooden carvings from Mexico. But mostly it’s the sophisticated Mexican treatment of beef, chicken and seafood-different enough not to seem like the same old Tex-Mex, yet not spicy or adventurous enough to intimidate the conservative palate-that keeps the tony patrons coming back. The most unusual specialty is the barra de navidad-huge shrimp sautéed and tumbled in a sweetish diablo sauce (the secret ingredient is coffee). More classical is the red snapper mojo de ajo-a crisply sautéed fillet in a brown butter sauce with lots of slivered garlic and lime juice. For the even more conservative, there’s the filete con champinones, beef tenderloin in a mushroom brandy sauce. Javier’s also offers rich desserts with a continental twist, like crapes in a sauce made from cajeta. the Mexican goat-milk caramel sauce, or Kahlua flan (excellent custard but much better served without the ice cream topping suggested on the menu). But many customers order instead one of the dramatic flambéed Mexican coffees to end a meal. 4912 Cole. 521-4211. Expensive. -W.L.T.
D Revisits Toy’s Cafe. Stuck away on one of the least inspiring blocks of Lemmon Avenue, this place is even harder to find since it changed its name from Thai Toy’s to simply Toy’s, But though it doesn’t look like much from the cracked parking lot, and seating at those darned high stools is as uncomfortable as ever. Toy’s is a place you don’t forget about once you’ve found it. The menu offers only Thai vegetarian and seafood dishes, and they’re sensational. Especially noteworthy are blackboard specials like a whole baby red snapper in ginger sauce or dried beanthread noodles with mixed seafood. Even dedicated carnivores will be appeased by such satisfying alternatives to meal as the delicate eggplant curry Thai-style in its minty green sauce, or the assertive fried shrimps with garlic sauce and broccoli. 4422-B Lemmon Ave. 528-7233. Inexpensive to moderate.
Austin’s Barbecue. 2321 W. Illinois. 337-2242. Inexpensive.
Baker’s Ribs. 2724 Commerce. 748-5433. Inexpensive.
Peggy Sue BBQ. 6600 Snider Plaza. 987-9189. Inexpensive.
Riscky’s. 1701 N. Market, Suite 104. 742-7001. Inexpensive.
R.J.’s Sho-Nuff. 391C Maple Ave 528-5230. Inexpensive.
Sonny Bryan’s Smokehouse. 2202 Inwood. 357-7120. 302 N. Market. 744-1610. Inexpensive.
Outback Pub. 1701 N Market, Suite 105. 761-9355. Inexpensive.
Allen Street Bar & Grill. 2900 McKinney Ave. 871-0256. Inexpensive to moderate.
Balls’ Hamburgers. 3404 Rankin in Snider Plaza. 373-1717. 4343 W. Northwest Hwy. 352-2525. Inexpensive.
Chip’s. 4501 N Central Expwy. 526-1092. Inexpensive.
Club Schmitz. 9661 Denton Drive. 902-7990. Inexpensive.
Deep Elmer’s. 2615 Commerce. 748-9898. Inexpensive. 8. 0. 2800 Routh St. 979-0880. Inexpensive.
The Green Elephant Bar and Griff. 5612 Yale, 520-6625.
Hard Rock Cafe. 2601 McKinney Ave. 855-0007. Moderate.
Prince of Hamburgers. 5200 Lemmon Ave, 526-9081. Inexpensive.
Snuffers. 3526 Greenville Ave. 826-6850. 14910 Midway, Addison. 991-8811. Inexpensive.
Starlight Diner. 2715 Elm. 747-STAR. Inexpensive.
State. 3611 Parry Ave. 821-9246.
Texas Hamburgers. 1606 Market Center Blvd. 747-2222. Inexpensive.
Arcadia Bar & Grill. 2114 Greenville Ave. 821-1300. Inexpensive.
Atchafalaya River Cafe. 4440 Belt Line, Addison. 960-6878. Moderate.
Caballo Bayo Bar & Grill. 3904 Stemmons. 630-1253. Inexpensive to moderate..
Cafe Margaux. 4216 Oak Lawn. 520-1985. Moderate.
Crescent City Cafe. 2730 Commerce. 745-1900. Inexpensive.
Dodie’s Seafood Cafe. 2129 Greenville Ave. 821-8890. Inexpensive.
Louisiana Purchase. 2901 N. Central Expwy., Suite 101. Piano. 423-0533 Inexpensive to moderate.
Nate’s Seafood & Steakhouse. 14951 Midway Road. Addison. 701-9622. Moderate.
Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen. 3520 Oak Lawn. 521-4700. Moderate to expensive.
Red’s Cajun Queen. 3701 W. Northwest Hwy. 350-9777. Inexpensive to moderate.
Seafood Cafe. 2129 Greenville Ave. 821-8890. Inexpensive to moderate.
Gloria’s Restaurant. 600 W. Davis. 948-3672. 9386 LBJ Frwy. at Abrams. 690-0622. Inexpensive.
August Moon. 15030 Preston at Belt Line. 385-7227. 2300 N. Central Expwy, Plano, 881-0071. Moderate.
Cafe Panda. 7979 Inwood, Suite 121. 902-9500 Moderate.
Cathy’s Wok. 4010 W. 15th, Plano, 964-0406. Inexpensive.
Canton Chinese Restaurant. 400 N. Greenville Ave, Suite 25. Richardson 238-1863. Inexpensive.
Chef Wang. 9. 130 N. Central Expwy., United Artists. Plaza. 373-1403. Moderate to expensive.
Chu’s Restaurant. 15080 Beltway, Addison. 387-1776. Moderate.
Crystal Pagoda. 4516 McKinney Ave. 526-3355. Moderate.
Elm St. Shang-Hai. 2807 Elm St. 651-8988. Moderate.
First Chinese Barbecue. Ill S. Greenville Ave., Richardson. 680-8216. Inexpensive.
General China. 1920 Skillman, 827-3688. Inexpensive.
Grand Taipei. 216 W. Campbell, Richardson. 907-1027. Moderate.
Henry Chen’s. 3701 W. Northwest Hwy, 956-9560. Moderate.
Hong Kong Royale. 221 W. Polk, Suite 200, Richardson. 238-8888. Moderate to expensive.
Hunan Restaurant. 5214 Greenville. 369-4578. Inexpensive to moderate.
May Dragon. 4848 Belt Line at Inwood. 392-9998. Moderate.
Pacific Garden. 4527 Travis. 522-6868. Moderate.
Restaurant Jasmine. 4002 Belt Line. Suite 200, Addison. 991-6867. Moderate.
Szechwan Pavilion. 8411 Preston. 3684303. 1152 N. Buckner, Suite 128, Casa Linda Plaza. 321-7599. Moderate.
Taiwan Restaurant. 4980 Belt Line, Addison. 387-2333. Inexpensive to moderate.
Tasty China. 3514-A W. Walnut, Garland. 276-1999. Inexpensive.
Texas Jade. 3227 McKinney Ave. 871-8898. Moderate.
Tong’s. 11661 Preston. Suite 143. 361-6588, Moderate.
Tong’s House. 1910 Promenade Center, Richardson. 231-8858. Moderate.
Uncle Tai’s. 13350 Dallas Pkwy., in the Galleria. 934-9998. Expensive.
Dallul. 2515 Inwood. 353-0804. Inexpensive to moderate.
River Nile. 7001 Fair Oaks. 363-1128. Inexpensive to moderate.
Addison Cafe. 5290 Belt Line, Suite 108. 991-8824. Moderate to expensive.
Chez Gerard. 4444 McKinney Ave. 522-6865. Moderate to expensive.
Clair de Lune. 5934 Royal Lane. Suite 120. 987-2028. Moderate to expensive.
Epicure Highland Park. 69 Highland Park Village. 520-8501. Moderate to expensive.
Ernie’s. 5100 Belt Line. Suite 502. 233-8855. Moderate to expensive.
Ewald’s. Stoneleigh Hotel, 2927 Maple. 871-2523. Expensive.
The French Room. The Adolphus Hotel, 1321 Commerce. 742-8200. Expensive.
The Grape. 2808 Greenville Ave. 828-1981. Moderate.
Juniper. 2917 Fairmount. 855-0700. Expensive.
La Madeleine. 3072 W. Mockingbird. 696-0800. 3906 Lemmon Ave. 521-0183. 628 NorthPark Center 696-2398. Inexpensive.
L’Ancestral. 4514 Travis. 528-1081. Moderate.
Le Brussels. 6615 Snider Plaza. 739-1927. Moderate.
Le Caviste. 5405 W. Lovers Lane. 352-6512. Moderate.
L’Entrecote. Loews Anatole Hotel, 2201 Stemmons Frwy. 748-1200. Very expensive.
Les Saisons. 165 Turtle Creek Village. 528-1102. Expensive.
The Old Warsaw. 2610 Maple. 528-0032. Very expensive.
Pierre’s By The Lake. 3430 Shorecrest. 358-2379. Moderate to expensive.
St. Martins. 3020 Greenville Ave. 826-0940, Moderate to expensive.
Sweet Temptations. 9090 Skillman. 503-6007. Inexpensive to moderate.
Watel’s. 1923 McKinney Ave. 720-0323. Moderate to expensive.
The Wine Press. 4217 Oak Lawn. 522-8720. Moderate to expensive.
York St. 6047 Lewis. 826-0968. Expensive.
Belvedere. 4242 Lomo Alto. 528-6510. Expensive.
Cafe Athenee. 5365 Sp]ring valley, Suite 150. 239-8060. Moderate.
The Chimney. 9739 N. Central Expwy. 369-6466 Expensive.
Franki’s Li’l Europe. 362 Casa Linda Plaza, Garland Road. 320-0426 Inexpensive to moderate.
Hofstetter’s. Plaza at Bachman Creek, 3840 W. Northwest Hwy.. Suite 400. 358-7660. Inexpensive to moderate.
Kuby’s Sausage House Inc. 6601 Snider Plaza. 363-2231. 3121 Ross. 821-3121. Inexpensive.
Cafe Greek. Preston Valley Shopping Center, Preston Road at LBJ. 934-9767. Moderate.
Goldfinger. 2905 Webb Chapel Extension. 350-6983. Moderate to expensive.
Greek Bistro. 2014 Greenville Ave. 826-8989. Inexpensive to moderate.
Kosta’s Cafe. 4914 Greenville Ave. 987-3225. Inexpensive.
Theodore’s Seafood Restaurant. The Corner Shopping Center. 8041 Walnut Hill, Suite 810. 361-1922. Moderate to expensive.
Bishop Arts Cafe. 316 W. Seventh St. 943-3565. Inexpensive to moderate.
Chubby’s. 11333 E. Northwest Hwy. 348-6065.
Farmer’s Grill. 4015 Lemmon Ave. 521-2281. Inexpensive.
Gennie’a Bishop Grille. 321 N. Bishop. 946-1752. Inexpensive.
Good Eats Cafe. 3531 Oak Lawn. 522-3287. 6950 Greenville Ave. 692-3287. 702 Ross. 744-3287. 14905 Midway; Addison. 392-3287. Inexpensive.
Highland Park Cafeteria. 4611 Cole at Knox. 526-3801. 300 Casa Linda Plaza at Garland Road. 327-3663. Lincoln Plaza, 500 N. Akard. 740-2400. Inexpensive.
Highland Park Pharmacy. 3229 Knox. 521-2126. Inexpensive.
Mama’s Daughters’ Diner. 2014 Irving Blvd. 742-8646. Inexpensive.
Original Market Diner. 4434 Harry Hines. 521-0992. Inexpensive.
The Mecca. 10422 Harry Hines. 352-0051. Inexpensive. Roscoe’s Easy Way. 5420 Lemmon Ave. 528-8459. Inexpensive.
Rosemarie’s. 1411 N. Zang. 946-4142. Inexpensive.
Theo’s Diner. 111 S. Hall. 747-6936. Inexpensive.
Tolbert’s. One Dallas Center, 350 N. St. Paul. 953-1353. 1800 N. Market. 969-0310. 4544 McKinney Ave. 520-3406. Inexpensive to moderate.
Vice Versa. 6065 Sherry Lane. 691-2976. Inexpensive.
Akbar. 2115 Promenade Center. Richardson. 235-0260. Inexpensive (lunch) to moderate (dinner).
Ashoka Indian Cuisine. 5409 Belt Line, Prestonwood Creek Shopping Center. 960-0070. Moderate.
Bombay Grill. 14849 lnwood. 934-8234. Moderate.
India Palace Restaurant. 12817 Preston, Suite 105. 392-0190. Moderate to expensive.
Kebab-N-Kurry- 401 N. Central Expwy., Suite 300, Richardson. 231-5556. Inexpensive to moderate.
Kebab-N-Kurry. 2620 Walnut Hill. 350-6466. Inexpensive.
Shalimar. 35 Richardson Heights Village. Central at BeltLine, Richardson. 437-2858. inexpensive.
Shusml. 859 N.E. Green Oaks. Arlington. (817) 860-8728. Moderate.
Taj Mahal. Canilh Plaza. 9100 N. Central Expwy.. Suite 179. 692-0535. Moderate.
Tipperary Inn. 2818 Greenville Ave. S23-7167. Inexpensive.
Acapella Cafe. 2508 Maple. 871-2262. Moderate.
Alessio’s. 4117 Lonw Alto. 521-3585. Expensive.
Cafe Italia. 2720 Stemmons Frwy. 521-0700. Inexpensive to moderate.
Caffe Paparazzi. 8989 Forest Lane. Suite 136. 644-1323 Moderate.
Capriccio. 2616 Maple. 871-2004. Expensive.
Chiantl Restaurant and Pizzeria. 9526 Webb Chapel. 350-7456. Inexpensive.
Fausto’s Oven. 300 Reunion Blvd., in the Hvatt Regencv Hotel. 651-1234. Moderate.
Ferrari’s. 703 McKinney Ave., in The Brewery. 954-1112. Moderate to expensive.
Flip’s Wine Bar & Trattoria. 1520 Greenville Ave. 8:4-9944. Moderate.
Joey Tomato’s Atlantic City. 3232 McKinney Ave. 754-0380. Moderate.
La Tosca. 7713 Inwood. 352-8373. Expensive.
La Trattoria Lombardi. 2916 N. Hall. 954-0803. Moderate.
Massimo da Milano. 5519 W. Lovers Lane. 351-1426. 2121 San Jacinto. 871-0400. 901 Main Place. Suite CK)6 in the NCNB Building. 761-6350. Inexpensive to moderate.
Mi Piaci. 14854 Momfon. 934-8424. Moderate to expensive.
MoMo’s Italian Specialties. 9191 Forest Lane, Suite A2. 234-6800. 2704 Elm Si. 748-4222. 3309 N. Central Expwy.. Suite 370, Piano. 423-1066. Moderate.
MoMo’s Pasta. 3312 Knox. 521-3009. Inexpensive.
Nero’s Italian. 2104 Greenville Ave. 826-6376. Moderate.
Patrizio. 25 Highland Park Village. 522-7878. Inexpensive to moderate.
Piccola Cucina. 1030 North Park Center, Suite 330. 691-0488. Moderate.
Pizzeria Uno. 2811 McKinney Ave. 855-0011. 4002 Belt Line. Addison 991-8181 Inexpensive to moderate.
Pomodoro. 2520 Cedar Springs. 871-1924. Inexpensive to moderate.
Portobello Restaurant. 2150 N Josey Lane. Carroll ton. 245-8022. Moderate.
Ristorante Savino. 2929 N. Henderson. 826-7804. Moderate to expensive.
Rodoifo’s. 5956 Royal Lane. 368-5039. Inexpensive to moderate.
Romano’s Macaroni Grill. 4535 Belt Line. Addison. 386-3831. Moderate.
Ruffino’s. 11661 Preston. Suite 153. 8907555. Moderate.
Ruggeri’s. 2911 Routh St. 871-7377. Moderate.
Scuro. 2713 Elm St. 741-0111. Moderate.
Sfuzzi. 2504 McKinney Ave. 871-2606. 15101 Addison Road, Addison. 960-2606. Moderate.
Sweet Basil. 17610 Midway. 733-1500. Moderate.
311 Lombardi’s. 311 Market. 7470322. Moderate to expensive.
Fuji-Ya. 13050 Coit. 690-8396. Inexpensive to moderate.
Hana Japanese Restaurant. 1486.1 Inwood. 991-8322. Moderate.
Hibachi-Ya Japanese Steak House. 3850 W. Northwest Hwy., Suite 510. 350-1110. Inexpensive.
Mr. Sushi. 4860 Bell Line. Addison, 385-0168. Moderate.
Nakamoto Japanese Cuisine. 3309 N. Central Expwy.. Suite 360, Piano. 881-0328- Moderate.
Sakura Japanese Restaurant. 7402 Greenville Ave., Suite KM. 361-9282. Moderate to expensive.
Shinano Japanese Restaurant. 8630 Spring Valley. 644-1436. Moderate.
Shogun of Japan. 5738 Cedar Springs. 351-2281. 3455 N. Bell Line. Irving 594-6911. Moderate.
Sushi-Yama. 8989 Pores! Lane, Suite 112. 234-3474. Inexpensive.
Kobawoo. 3109 Inwood, 351-6922. Moderate.
Korea Hometown. 105M) Walnut. 272-9909. Inexpensive to moderate.
Koreana. 12101 Greenville Ave.. #107. 437-1211. Inexpensive to moderate.
Adelmo’s. 4537 Cole. 559-0325. Moderate.
Blind Lemon. 2805 Main St. 939-0202. Inexpensive to moderate.
Monte Carlo. 5201 Dallas Pkwy., in the Grand Kempinski Dallas Hotel. 386-6000. Expensive.
Sambuca. 2618 Elm St. 744-0820. Moderate.
Anita’s Mexican Cantina. 7324 Gaston. #319 328-9639. Inexpensive.
Blue Goose Cantina. 2905 Greenville Ave. 823-6786. Moderate.
Boys’ Town Cafe. 2723 Him St. 748-6414. Inexpensive.
Cantina Laredo. 4546 Belr Line. Addison. 45S-0962. 8121 Walnut Hill. 987-9192. Moderate.
Casa Dominguez. 2!27 Cedar Springs. 742-4945. Inexpensive to moderate.
Chuy’s. 211 N. Record. 747-2838. Moderate.
Desperados. 4818 Greenville Ave. 363-1850. Inexpensive to moderate.
El Asadero. 1516 Greenville Ave. 826-0625. Inexpensive to moderate.
El Ranchito. 610 W. Jefferson. 946-1238. Inexpensive to Moderaie.
Flamingo Joe’s. 2712 Main. 748-6065. Inexpensive to moderate.
Grandpa Tony’s. 3BO W. Mockingbird. 357-1531. Inexpensive.
La Calle Doce. 415 W. 12th, 941-4304. Inexpensive to moderaie.
Las Cazuelas. 4933 Columbia. 827-1889. Inexpensive.
La Suprema Tortilleria. 7630 Military Pkwy. (at Loop 12). 388-1244. Inexpensive.
Mario & Alberto. LBJ Frwy., ut Preston. Suite 425. 980-7296. Moderate.
Mario’s Chiquita. 4514 Travis. Suite 105. 521-0721. 221 W. Parker, Suite 400. Piano. 423-2977. Moderate.
The Martinez Cafe. Preston Park Village, 1900 Preston. Piano. 964-7H98. Inexpensive.
Matt’s Rancho Martinez Mexican Restaurant. 6312 La Vista. 823-5517. Inexpensive to moderate.
Mercado Juarez, 1901 W, Northwest Hwy. 556-0796. 4050 Bell Line, Addison. 458-2145. Inexpensive to moderate.
Mia’s. 4322 Lemmon Ave. 526-1020. Inexpensive.
Mi Casa Tex Mex Restaurant. 8301 Weseheser. 890-9939. Inexpensive to moderate.
Mi Cocina. 11661 Preston. Suite 138. 265-7704. Inexpensive.
Milagro Tex-Mex Cafe. 1009 W. Davis. 948 5571. Inexpensive.
Primo’s. 3309 McKinney Ave. 520-3303. Inexpensive to moderate.
Uncle Julio’s. 7557 Greenville Ave. 957-9900. 4125 Lemmon Ave. 520-6620. Moderate.
ZuZu. 6423 Hillcrest. 521-4456. 5940 Royal Lane. 739-012. 3100 Independence Pkwy., Piano. 596-6744. Inexpensive.
Ali Baba. 1905 Greenville Ave. 823-8235. Inexpensive.
Agnew’s Natural Grill. 3011 Routh St. 720-3900. Moderate to expensive.
Bluebonnet Cafe & Deli. 2218 Greenville Ave. 828-0052. Inexpensive.
Actuelle. 500 Crescent Court. Suite 165. 855-0440. Expensive
Aransas Pass. 2912 N. Henderson. 827-8650. Moderate lo expensive.
Aristocrat Hotel Bar & Grill. 1933 Main. 741-7700. Moderate to expensive.
Avner’s. 2515 McKinney Ave. 953-0426. Moderate.
Beau Nash. 400 Crescent Court in the Hotel Crescent Court. 871-3200. Moderate to expensive.
Bravo. 2621 McKinney. 871-2786- Moderate.
The Bronx. 3835 Cedar Springs- 521-5821. Inexpensive to moderate.
Buffalo Club. 2800 Routh St., So Me 125, in the Quadrangle. 220-2465. Moderate to expensive.
By George! 2900 Greenville Ave. 821-1538. Moderate.
Chaplin’s. 1928 Greenville Ave- 823-3300. Moderate to expensive.
City Cafe. 5757 W. Lovers Lane. 351-2233. Moderate.
The Conservatory. 400 Crescent Court in the Hotel Crescent Coun. 871-3242. Very expensive.
Crockett’s. Doubletree Hotel at Lincoln Center, 5410 LBJ Frwy. 701-5160. Expensive.
Dakota’s. 600 N. Akard. 740-4001. Moderate to expensive.
Deep Bllum Cafe. 2706 Elm St. 741-9012. Moderate to expensive.
Dover’s Grille. Doubletree Hotel at Park Vfest, 1590 LBJ Frwy. K69-43OO. Moderate to expensive.
Dream Cafe. 2800 Routh St., Suite 170. in the Quadrangle. 954-0486. Inexpensive.
Gershwin’s. 8442 Walnut Hill at Greenville Ave. 373-7171. Moderate to expensive.
Huntington’s. Westin Hotel. Galleria. 13340 Dallas Pkwy. 851-2882. Expensive.
Kathleen’s Art Cafe. 4424 Lovers Line. 691-2355. Moderate to expensive.
Landmark Cafe. Mel rose Hotel. 3015 Oak Lawn. 521-5151. Expensive.
Laurels. Sheraton Pwrk Central Hotel, 12720 Meril Drive, off Cort near LBJ Frwy. 851-2021. Expensive.
The Mansion on Turtle Creek. 2821 Turtle Creek Blvd. 559-2100. Very expensive.
Nana Grill. Loews Anatole Hotel, 2201 Stemmons Frwy. 761-7470. Expensive to very expensive.
Parigi. 3311 Oak Lawn. 521-0295. Moderate to expensive.
The Promenade. 2821 Turtle Creek Blvd. in The Mansion on Turtle Creek. 559-2100. Moderate to expensive.
The Pyramid Room. 1717 N. Akard in the Fairmont Hotel 720-5249. Very expensive.
Quadrangle Grille, 2800 Routh St., Suite 180. in (he Quadrangle, 979-9022. Moderate.
Routh Street Cafe. 3005 Routh St. 871-7161. Very expensive.
Simply Fondue. 2108 Greenville Ave. 827-8878. Moderate.
650 North. 650 N. Pearl. 855-1708. Expensive.
Atlantic Cafe. 14866 Momfort. Addison. 960-2233. Moderate to expensive.
Aw Shucks. 3601 Greenville Ave. 821-9449. Inexpensive.
Cafe America. 4546 McKinney Ave. 559-4441. Expensive.
Cafe Pacific. 24 Highland Park Village. 526-1170. Expensive.
Dinger’s Catfish Cafe. 8989 Forest Lane. 235-3251. Inexpensive.
Fishmonger’s Seafood Market and Cafe. 1915 N. Central Expwy., Suite 600, Piano. 423-3699. Moderate.
Hampton’s. Presion Center. 8411 Preston, Berkshire Court. 739-3474. Moderate.
Jozef’s Seafood Restaurant. 2719 McKinney Ave. 954-0407. Moderate lo expensive.
Newport’s Seafood. 703 McKinney Ave. in The Brewery. 954-0220. Expensive.
Rusty Pelican. 14655 N. Dallas Pkwy. 9SO-8950. Expensive.
S&D Oyster Company. 2701 McKinney Ave. 880-0111. Inexpensive to moderate.
Yoli’s. 9220 Skillman. Suite 124. 341-3533. Inexpensive.
Baby Routh. 2708 Routh St. 871-2345. Moderate to expensive.
Blue Mesa Grill. 5100 Belt Line at Dallas Pkwy. in Sakowitz Village. Suite 500, Addison. 934-0165. Inexpensive to moderate.
Brazos. 2100 Greenville Ave. 821-6501. Moderate to expensive.
Cisco Grill. 6630 Snider Plaza. 363-9506. Inexpensive.
Loma Luna Cafe. 4131 Lomo Alto. 559-4011. 8201 Preston, Suite 100 (at Sherry Lane). 691-1552. Moderate.
Ruby’s Greenville Avenue Cafe. 826-4910. Moderate.
Sam’s Cafe. 100 Crescent Court, Suite 100. 855-2233. Moderate to expeasive.
Zuma. 2701 Stemmons Frwy. 631-3050. Moderate.
Cafe Madrid. 4501 Travis. 528-1731. Inexpensive to moderate.
White Swan Cafe. 2307 Abrams. 824-8122. Moderate.
Arthur’s. 8350 N. Central Expwy.. Campbell Centre, Suite M 1000. 361-8833. Expensive.
The Butcher Shop Steakhouse. 808 Munger, off Lamar 720-1032. Moderate.
Del Frisco’s. 4300 Lemmon Ave. 526-9811. Expensive.
Lawry’s The Prime Rib. 3008 Maple. 521-7777. Moderate to expensive.
Old San Francisco Steakhouse. 10965 Composite (off Walnut Hill, east of 1-35). 357-0484. Moderate to expensive.
Paim Restaurant. 701 Ross. 698-0470. Very expensive.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House. 5922 Cedar Springs. 902-8080. Expensive.
Wellington Restaurant & Bar. 2408 Cedar Springs. 748-1291. Expensive.
Al’s New York Style Dell. 3301 Oak Lawn. Suite A (entrance on Hall). 522-3354. Inexpensive.
Bagel Emporium. 7522 Campbell. 248-0608. Inexpensive.
Bagelstein’s. 8104 Spring Vulky. 234-3787. Inexpensive to moderate.
City Cafe To Go. 5757 W. Lovers Lane. 351-3366. Moderate.
City Market. 2001 Ross, Trammel! Crow Center. Suite 200. 979-2696. Inexpensive.
Crescent Gourmet. 400 Crescent Court. 871-3223. Inexpensive to moderate.
Deli News. 15775 Hillcrest, Suite 502. 392-3354. Inexpensive.
Gilbert’s New York Delicatessen. 127 Preston Forest Village. 373-3333. Inexpensive to moderate.
Henk’s European Dell. 5811 Blackwell Street. 987-9090. Inexpensive to moderate.
Marty’s. 3316 Oak Lawn. 526-4070. Moderate.
Polio Bueno. 3438 Samuell Blvd. 826-0645. Inexpensive.
Tommaso’s Fresh Pasta. 5365 Spring Valley, Suite 158, al Montfon. 991-4040. Inexpensive to moderate.
Bangkok City. 4301 Bryan at Peak. 824-6200 Inexpensive to moderate.
New Siam. 2415 Willcwbrook. Suite 108 (at Northwest Hwy and Harry Hines). 358-5679. Inexpensive to moderate.
Sala Thai. 4503 Greenville Ave. 696-3210. Moderate.
Thai Cuisine. 1913 Central Expwy, (off Park), Piano. 422-5219. Moderate.
Thai Lanna. 1490 W. Spring Valley, Richardson. 690-3637. Moderate.
Thai Lotus. 3851-D Cedar Springs. 520-9385 Inexpensive.
Thai Nipa. 4315 Lemmon Ave. 526-6179. Inexpensive.
Thai Siam. 9560 Skillman. 341-5835. Inexpensive.
Thai-Thai. 1731 Greenville Ave. 828-9795. Inexpensive.
Thai Soon. 2018 Greenville Ave. 821-7666. Inexpensive.
Thai Taste. 4501 Cole. 521-3513. Moderate.
Arc-en-Ciel. 3555 W. Walnul. Garland. 272-2188. Inexpensive to moderate.
Cafe de Saigon. 5617 W. Lovers Lane. 350-8767. Moderate.
East Wind. 2711 Elm St. 745-5554. Inexpensive lo moderate.
Mai’s Cuisine. 4814 Greenville Ave. 739-5424. Inexpensive.
LAS COLINAS/MID CITIES
Bistro Bagatelle. (French) 406 W. Abrams, Arlington. Metro 817-261-0488. Moderate to expensive.
Cacharel. (French) Brookhollow Two. 2221 E. Lamar, Suite 910, Arlington. Metro 817-640-9981. Moderate.
China Terrace. (Chinese) 5435 N. MacArthur. Irving. 550-1113. Inexpensive to moderate.
Esparza’s. (Mexican) 124 E. Worth St.. Grapevine. Metro 817-48U4668. Inexpensive.
Gaspar’s. (New American) 150 S. Denton Tap Road. Coppell. 393 5152. Moderate.
Jinbeh. (Japanese) 301 E. Las Colinas Blvd.. Suite 301. Irving. 869-4011. Moderate.
La Margarita. (Mexican) 3636 N. Belt Line. Irving. 570-1137. Inexpensive to moderate.
La Suprema. (Mexican) 6311 N. O’Connor, Irving. 506-0988. Moderate.
Tandoor. (Indian) 532 Fielder North Plaza. Arlington. Metro 817-261-6604. Moderate.
Via Real. (Mexican) 4020 N. MacArthur, Irving. 255-0064. Moderate to expensive.
Benito’s. (Mexican) 1450 W. Magnolia. (817) 332-8633. Inexpensive.
Cafe Aspen. (New American) 3416 W. Seventh. (817) 877-0838. Moderate to expensive.
Kincaid’s. (Burgers) 4901 Camp Bowie Blvd. (817) 732-2881. Inexpensive.
Hedary’s. (Lebanese) 3308 Fair field off Camp Bowie Blvd. (817)731-6961. Moderate.
Jons Grille. (Burgers) 3009 S. University. (817) 923-1909. Inexpensive.
Juanita’s. (Mexican) 115 W. Second. (817) 335-1777. Moderate.
Ristoranto La Piazza. (Italian) 3431 West Seventh. (817) 334-0000. Moderate to expensive.
Le Chardonnay. (French) 2443 Forest Park Blvd. (817) 926-5622. Moderate to expensive.
Papi’s. (Puerto Rican) 2239 N. Main. (817) 625-4413. Inexpensive.
Reflections. (New American) The Worthington Hotel, 200 Main. (817) 870-1000. Expensive.
Saint Emilion. (French) 3617 W. Seventh. (817)737-2781. Moderate io expensive.
Tejano Mexican Cuisine. (Mexican) 5716 Camp Bowie Blvd. (817) 737-7201. Inexpensive to moderate.
Tours Restaurant. (New American) 3500 W. Seventh. (817) 870-1672. Moderate Io expensive.
Water Street Seafood Co. (Seafood) 1540 S. University Drive. (817) 877-3474. Moderate.
Angry Dog. 2726 Commerce. 741-4406.
The Art Bar. 2803-05 Main. 939-0077.
Arthur’s. Campbell Centre, 8350 N. Central Expwy. 361-8833.
Club Dada. 2720 Elm St., at Crowdus. 744-3232.
Dave & Buster’s. 10727 Composite, near Walnut Hill at Summons Frwy. 353-0620. 8021 Walnut Hill, at North Central Expwy. 361-5553.
Dick’s Last Resort. Corner of Record and Ross. 747-0001.
8.0 Bar. 2800 Routh St.. in the Quadrangle. 979-0880.
Froggy Bottoms. Pan of Dallas Alley in the West End Marketplace, 2019 N. Lamar. 988-0581.
Gator’s Croc-n-Roc. 1714 N. Market. 748-0243.
Greenville Bar & Grill. 2821 Greenville Ave. 823-6691.
Improv Comedy Club and Restaurant. 9810 N. Central Expwy., Suite 600 (in The Corner Shopping Center). 750-5868. 4980 Belt Line at Quorum, Suite 250, Addison. 404-8503.
Joe Miller’s. 3531 McKinney Ave. 521-2261.
Knox Street Pub. 3230 Knox. 526-9476.
The Library Bar. Omni Me!rose Hotel, 3015 Oak Lawn. 521-5151.
The Lion’s Den. Stoneleigh Hotel, 2927 Maple. 871-7111. Louie’s. 1839 N. Henderson. 826-0505.
The Lounge. 5460 W. Lovers Lane. 350-7834.
Memphis. 5000 Belt Line. Suite 500. 386-9934.
Milo Butterfinger’s. 5645 Yale. 368-9212
Miml’s. 5111 Greenville Ave. 368-1994.
Mucky Duck. 3102 Ufelbom. 522-7200.
The Outback Pub. 1701 N. Market. 761-9355.
Poor David’s Pub. 1924 Greenville Ave. 821-9891.
The Rhythm Room. 5627 Dyer. 890-0944.
The Safari Bar. 10821 Composite. 351-3262.
State. 3611 Parry. 821-9246.
Stonelelfth P. 2926 Maple. 871-2346.
Studebakers. NorthPark East, 8788 N. Central Expwy. 696-2475.
Take 5. Dallas Alley in the West End Marketplace, 2019 N. Lamar. 988-0581.
Trees. 2709 Elm St. 748-5009.
2826.2826 Elm St. 741-2826.
Video Bar. 2610 Elm St. 939-9113.
White Rock Yacht Club. 7530 E. Grand. 328-FUNN.
FORT WORTH NIGHTLIFE
J&J Blues Bar. 937 Woodward. (817) 870-BEER.
RJ’s Bar & Grill. 1216 N. Main. (817) 624-0175.
The White Elephant Saloon. 106 E. Exchange. (817)624-8273.
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