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By D Magazine |


If the last time you had beign-ets was at Cafe Du Monde in New Orleans, you’ll be glad to know the real thing can be had closer to home. The new French Quarter Cafe in Old Town on Greenville Avenue serves the addictive pastries with cafe au lait and iced coffee. Even better-from Thursday to Saturday the cafe is open from 6 a.m. to 4 a.m. for breakfast or a late-night snack. Can’t beat that. (The rest of the week they close at 10 p.m.)


PEOPLE The chef, in crisp double-breasted whites and proper long apron, comes through the candlelit room to greet his guests. They compliment him on the superb food and gracious service. Thanking them, he turns back toward the kitchen, and they are treated to a rear view of bare legs sticking out from under a pair of Jams. “The customers get a kick out of it,” chuckles Jack Chaplin, chef and owner of Chaplin’s, the popular American restaurant on Lower Greenville. Dallasites, used to dressing up to spend money, are sent a clear message by Chaplin’s unorthodox costume of shorts and a chefs coat: Here, upscale doesn’t mean dolled-up. Many chefs eschew the proper kitchen uniform of white jacket, toque, clogs, and trousers, opting instead for something more casual, but Chaplin definitely has his own style. “I want them [customers] to be as comfortable as I am when I’m here. I don’t go to restaurants where they make you wear a jacket and tie.” -Mary Brown Malouf

Bill Martin’s Back in Business ON THE ROAD Back in the early Sixties, Bill Martin opened his first seafood place on White Settlement Road in Fort Worth. The tiny hole-in-the-wall establishment served only fresh-opened raw oysters, which were an inland oddity at the time, and vast schooners of draft beer, which were not. As Martin’s fame grew, he expanded his business into several popular seafood restaurants, which he later sold in 1979.

What even old scouts may not know is that Martin’s back, in Burleson of all places, where he and his wife now operate Bill & Marty Martin’s Famous Seafood Restaurants. The plural is pure nostalgia, and so is the place for those who mourned Martin’s expansive good humor and his touch with seafood. He hasn’t lost either-the raw oysters, fried fish specialties, and terrific hush puppies are still featured, along with such updated fare as mesquite-broiled fish fillets, Dungeness crab, and Australian lobster. The split-level place itself is all earth tones and warm hospitality-and yes, beer still comes in those tub-sized schooners, although a $5 club membership is required (this is Johnson County, after all). Even so, the dinner tab for two can run comfortably under $30-even less if you dig into the all-you-can-eat fried shrimp featured Mondays through Thursdays at $8.99 a head (yours, not the shrimp’s). 2701 Interstate 35W, Burleson. (817) 447-1277. From Fort Worth, drive south 20 miles, take exit 32, cross over, and you’re there. -Betty Cook

Familiar Faces

TENDING BAR Who are those familiar faces that smile comfortingly at you when you walk into your favorite neighborhood watering hole? Maybe it’s Libby Straight who has been in the bartending business for 11 years. From her days at Hoffbrau Steaks, to the Lounge at the In wood Theatre, the original 8.0 Bar, On the Air, San Francisco Rose, and Zanzibar, to her current status as bar manager at Brazos, Libby has made friends from all walks of life with her easygoing personality.

Or it could be David Bush, the king of “liquor aerobics.” Bush has been doing tricks with the bottles and glasses of his trade since 1979. His bartending show began at the Dixie Lake wood, then moved to the 8.0, Eastside, Monopoly, and now to Terilli’s. A full-time residential real estate salesman, Bush has no plans to give up his weekend job. “If I wasn’t behind the bar, I’d have to spend money to have fun.”

Writer and co-owner of The Wahoo Reader, Carl Daniel has bar-tended since college. His stomping grounds have included the original Stone-leigh P, Al’s Bamboo, Hoffbrau, The Grape, Primo’s, San Francisco Rose, Deep Ellum Cafe, and now Mick’s, near Terilli’s. “I like it because it’s unstructured. I make the money to pay my bills and have time to write. It’s a low-stress job.”

Tommy Stanco, who is a children’s entertainer first and foremost, comfortedthose who hung out in Deep Ellum in itsearly revival days. He worked the bars ofthe Prophet and Club Dada. Now, he’s apartner at the Balcony Club near theLakewood Theatre and invites his fans tocome on down. -Lisa Taylor


By Itself, a baked potato Is an Innocent example of vegetable virtue. It’s what you put In or on it that fills you with simple pleasure or guilty excess as well as complex Garbs. Rule No. 1 Is never to accept one that’s baked In foil; otherwise, satisfying variations are endless. Witness these:

Gene’s Stone Pit Bar-B-Que, 3002 Can-ton, slow-bakes a monster, then stuffs It with chopped barbecued beef under a mantle of melted cheese-plus sour cream and red onion, If you’re feeling reckless. $3.50. Farmer’s Grill, 4015 Lemmon Avenue, hews to home-spun tradition with a country-style buttered version crisped with chopped onions and real bacon fragments topped with sour cream. $1.99.

Jason’s Dell, 54OO East Mockingbird boasts 10 enoughfor-two super-spuds-try the beef pepper saute, packed with roasted beef, sautéed onion, and bell pepper beneath a blanket of provo-lone cheese. $3.95.

Red Lobster, all lo-plain perfection, tered, then rolled In kosher salt before baking. Add the offered fixings If you choose, but the spud here needs only butter to be good to the last crumb, crisp skin and all. 79¢.

Your house, wherever. (This may be cheating, but where else can you find the ultimate?) Scrub, prick, and bake for an hour at 425 degrees; massage, split, and butter, then pile It with caviar. Nothing extravagant; lumpfish Is fine. And I promise come any better than this. -Betty Cook


Pierre’s Retro Charm Returns

PIERRE’S BY THE LAKE Everyone has predicted that this will be the decade of cutting back instead of cutting edge- comfort foods and proven pleasures replacing the untried and outrageous. The resurrection of Pierre’s and its apparent popularity could bear this out. The pleasures you experience here were proven decades ago and still wear well. Forget flower garnishes and goat cheese; forget regional Italian and bistro French. This is “continental” cuisine with no provenance but that never-never land of restaurant kitchens that ruled in the Fifties and Sixties.

The pretty house has a romantic view of Bachman Lake that by itself creates a charming setting, though Pierre’s does not seem “designed” in the sense that many restaurants are. The entrance is awkward, and the rooms are dark and slightly crowded. The live music was listenable but not overwhelming, sliding from Nat King Cole to Ray Charles to Frank Sinatra without a foray into the Nineties-it’s as though time stood still. The oversized menu features nostalgic favorites done well-like fresh and juicy shrimp cocktail, yes, in a stemmed glass on lettuce with cocktail sauce. Smoked scotch salmon came with all the trimmings, including lovely thin toast triangles, and succulent crab-stuffed mushrooms were drenched in butter. (Remember when we didn’t worry about cholesterol?) Salads, thank goodness, did not rely on iceberg lettuce, and the Caesar was hot with garlic. Along with retro items like chicken Kiev and beef Stroganov, there was a tempting list of flaming specialties prepared tableside, but we opted for less glitzy entrees: the baked salmon, bathed in butter but sided by lackluster creamed spinach, a softball-sized filet mignon, and big brown-sauced veal chops. To end: scoops of chocolate and white chocolate mousse on swirled raspberry sauce, a thick wedge of Black Forest cake sauce similarly, and, another relic that was well resurrected, a “velvet hammer”-Cointreau, white crème de cacao, and ice cream blended into a thick and lethal milkshake. Dining in the bad old days wasn’t so bad after all. 3430 Shorecrest. 358-2379. Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Sat. 5-11 p.m.. Sun. 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. All credit cards. Moderate to expensive. -Mary Brown Malouf

Maine St.: Seaworthy and Yupbeat

MAINE ST. Judging by ongoing crowds at the string of recently opened Lakewood restaurants, you’d think all East Dallas had been starving for casual, yupbeat, family-focused establishments.

And Maine St. is certainly that. The former Revco drugstore has been transformed into a clean, clubby arrangement of bar, lobster tank, booths, and tables on two levels, with wall-mounted gamefish setting a seafaring scene. Service is informal: Owner-host Mark Terheggen has been known to greet guests with the youngest Terheggen perched on his shoulder.

On our last visit chef Porfirio Rubio’s food ranged from ordinary to outstanding. An appetizer assortment of smoked oysters, rock shrimp, and scallops was terrific; smoked Vermont cheddar and ale soup and New England clam chowder both were deep-flavored and fine. Oddly, our most expensive entree, $10-a-pound lobster, was least satisfying; Billed as pan-roasted in brandy, herbs, and butter, it seemed merely to have been grilled-the meat was more chewy than luscious, and the tomalley, the creature’s greenish liver, had been removed; our waiter said most people prefer it that way, but my gourmand companion, who savors the delicacy, did not and was not amused.

Nantucket cape scallops, though, were sensational, sautéed with wild mushrooms

Maine St. is an informal haven for seafood lovers.

and white wine; salmon fillet with tomato-basil cream sauce was subtly succulent, as was duck roasted with green peppercorns and brandy sauce. Sautéed vegetables and new potatoes served with these were delightfully al dente. Cornmeal-crusted catfish fillets, the only under-$10 dish we tried, were a fairly standard version; their accompanying cabbage salad, the restaurant’s variation on the cole slaw theme, was unexciting.

Desserts-lemon pound cake and a devil’s-food-were fresh and moist, and whileespresso isn’t offered, Maine St.’s regularbrew was excellent. 6348 Gaston. 826-8264.Sun.-Thur. 11 a.m.-10 p,m., Fri.-Sat. 11a.m.-11 p.m. All credit cards. Inexpensive toexpensive. -Betty Cook

A Grand Experience

GRAND TAIPEI Grand Taipei is an interesting halfway house between too-Americanized Chinese restaurants and those intimidatingly authentic ones where you have to worry about getting unexpected doses of sea urchin and other strange creatures when you order a house special.

You can begin a meal here the way Chinese banqueters do, with a combination of cold meats and marinated vegetables: Celery hearts marinated in a Chinese mustard sauce contrast piquantly with toothsome barbecue spare ribs. Or you can begin with one of the dishes that northern Chinese folks would think of as a snack: The pot sticker dumplings enclose a bountiful amount of meat filling, and the Dan Dan house noodles provoked one member of our party to say the dish was one of the best she’d ever had in a Chinese restaurant.

Two chefs man the kitchen at the Grand Taipei, one from Taiwan and one from northern China, so there are authentic specialties from both regions. The Grand Taipei chicken, a subtle dish from the north, tosses juicy nuggets of chicken and small fresh mushrooms in a white sauce. The dish of lobster and chicken breast with oyster sauce displays the exuberance of the Kwangtung province. The chef sent out two large empty lobster shells to prove what we already knew, that the dish boasted an extraordinary amount of lobster; and both lobster and chicken pieces had been coated with a light batter, crisply fried, and quickly mixed with crunchy snow peas and other vegetables. Another dish not on everymenu is the pork in tea-flavored sauce,flecked with red pepper so as to be mildlyspicy. The only downside to our explorationat the Grand Taipei was what the menucalled Peking duck, which was merely aroasted duck with an especially crispy skin,not the great Beijing extravaganza involvingtortilla-like crepes and hoisin sauce. But theduck proved juicy, and the friendly waitressbrought a double portion to atone for asmall prior slip in communication, so wecould not be too unhappy. The Grand Taipeiis a most useful addition to the Richardsonrestaurant scene-it even offers freedelivery. 216 W. Campbell, Richardson.907-1027. Lunch Mon.-Thur. 11-2; dinnerMon.-Thur. 4:30-9:30; open Fri. 11 a.m.-10p.m.. Sat. noon-10 p.m., Sun. ll:30a.m.-3p.m. MC, V. Moderate. -W.L. Taitte

An Unceremonious Beginning

TEXAS JADE Ten years ago a new Chinese restaurant of this quality in these parts of Texas would have been worth its weight in gem stone. A decade later we’ve grown accustomed to so many outstanding Oriental dining spots that we’ve all become a little jaded. Unfortunately, this latest upscale Chinese dining establishment doesn’t astound us, doesn’t give us anything we haven’t had before in ample proliferation.

The menu’s appetizers are especially disappointing. Tiger Skinroll sounds exotic, but turns out to be omelette crepes rolled pinwheel-fashion around a tasteless ground shrimp filling. A gloppy, too-sweet sauce ruins otherwise tasty barbecue spareribs, and shrimp toast here can be heavy and oily. Far better than any of these as a starter, the lotus flower soup floats tender scallops and shrimp and morsels of chicken with crisp vegetables in a light broth.

The menu at Texas Jade seems long because of its airy layout and descriptions of various dishes, but actually presents fewer choices than most neighborhood Chinese restaurants. The chefs specials range no farther afield than a dish called sugar cane shrimp in bird’s nest and a chewy version of General Tsao’s chicken (not very different from two other listed specialties, sesame chicken and tangerine chicken). I tend to distrust the specialties that offer two or more items on the same platter, but in this case the Princess Delights really does delight with hunks of lobster in a fire-engine red ginger sauce on one side of the platter and chicken in a brown sauce on the other end. 3227 McKinney Ave. 871-8898. Sun.-Thur. 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m. All credit cards. Moderate. -W.L.T.

A Family Affair

LeCOUR’S BLUE FRONT Lately, I’ve been astonished to learn how few residents of this city suspect the existence of the network of underground tunnels and establishments that laces downtown buildings together. Or are aware of the fact that one of said establishments is a no-frills German eatery, the Blue Front, whose family roots go back to an 1877 tavern.

What brought all this ignorance to my attention was the opening in Lakewood of a new German restaurant, this one owned by AnnaBelle and James LeCour, whose mother Louise LeCour is one of the downtown Blue Front’s owners, all descendants of the original founder.

The new Blue Front, while not whole-family owned, is certainly family influenced. To judge by all the happy embracing and reunion-style carrying on during the first weeks after the Lakewood opening, enough Dallasites do remember the downtown Blue Front to assure this newcomer of initial ready acceptance.

Whether the welcome lasts or not will depend on which dishes the less sentimental choose to try. Two of our more adventurous selections were disasters. A plate lunch charmingly billed as Grossmama’s Depression Dish-hash and two vegetables-was indeed depressing, a textureless mass of thin brown gravy plopped between oversharp sauerkraut and unseasoned boiled potato. Pig knuckles, chosen from the list of dinners “for serious meat eaters,” were almost inedible, four fatty rounds of skin-on-joint that yielded no more than two good mouthfuls of lean pork.

On the positive side, an appetizer of herring in sour cream was lovely, its accompanying potato salad pleasant. A pair of potato pancakes, beautifully crisp, mated joyfully with applesauce on the side. Wiener schnitzel was outstanding, too, the thin veal succulent, its lemon butter sauce blissfully sparked with capers. Holstein schnitzel was even better, the same sauce gilding a mellow fried egg atop the tender veal, with a brace of anchovy fillets adding a lively nuance to the dish. A Reuben sandwich described as “the best in Dallas” was not quite that, although it might have come closer if its grilling had not been too brief to melt the Swiss cheese. Service on both our visits could not have been nicer or more caring; the place itself could hardly be more comfortably tuned to family trade. Or,for that matter, to family budgets. 2221Abrams. 828-0123. Mon.-Sat. 11 a.m.-10p.m., Sun. noon-9 p.m. All credit cards.Inexpensive. -RC.

Macaroni Mania

ROMANO’S MACARONI GRILL The anteroom wall of this huge, hard-edged cacophonous food depot is hung with gee-whiz raves from various publications, most of them concerned with the restaurant’s concept, which is Fuddruckers with an Italian accent. (No coincidence: Founder Phil Romano launched and sold both.) You’ll have time to read them all while you wail upwards of an hour for a table in the immensely popular, no-reservations establishment-including an Award of Excellence from something called the Food Appreciation Society of Italy “for having the most authentic Italian food and atmosphere in America.”

While the Food Appreciation Society of Addison clearly agrees, I can’t say that [ did. True, the food we sampled was generously portioned and modestly priced, but preparation struck us as by-rote competent. Steamed New Zealand green lip mussels with saffron were pretty, but chewy. Roasted peppers with pesto and cheese were grilled, not roasted, and carpaccio held next to no flavor in its paper-thin leaves of beef.

Pizza della Casa-ricotta, Gruyère, smoked mozzarella, and sun-dried tomatoes-was better, the tomato laid on in copious curls atop the molten cheeses-Yellow and green pasta with prosciutto and peas, billed as a family recipe, was nicely al dente but blandly underseasoned and slightly soupy. Quaglia alla Griglia, a brace of pancetta-draped quail, had clearly been precooked before popping them into the oven for heating when ordered; their flavor and texture were vaguely cardboard)1. Not so a companion’s veal chop: The huge thing, rosemary-scented, fairly dripped succulence from its fat-laden flesh.

Best dessert for our money was a sin orgyaptly called chocolate chocolate, a dense,dark devil’s-food square blanketed withsauce-like fudge frosting between snowybanks of not-very-rich whipped cream.Espresso was serious stuff, generouslypoured and swiftly brought. As, indeed, waseverything-service here was sunny,cheerful, and smoother than I’d havethought possible, given the crowded, noisyconditions of the place. 4535 Belt Line,Addison. 386-3831. Lunch Mon.-Sat.11-2:30; dinner Mon.-Thur. 5-10, Fri.-Sat.5-11; open Sunday 11 a.m.-10 p.m. All creditcards. Moderate. -B.C.



D Revisits Nates Seafood and Steak House. When this place opened in 1989. it promised to give usseafood truly worthy of its Louisiana heritage. Now thecrowds have found it and, perhaps as a result of the constantrush, the kitchen seems to have lost some of its edge. Bin youstill can’t do much better than the standard Cajun and Creolefare found here. The seafood gumbo is the real Lafayette.La., thing, thickened with a dark roux that adds as muchflavor as the shrimp and crabmeat do. Deep-fried fresh cat-fish fillets crackle appropriately when you bite into them,and the crawfish étouffée. though a trifle sweet, starts outwith freshly boiled mudbugs in season (you can even gel aplatter of half étoufée, hair fried crawfish). Avoid stall coststhe shrimp scampi pasta, overpoweringly sweet and over-heavy with cornstarch. For dessert, Louis’s bread puddingcomes crowned with fluffy meringue. 14951 Midway Road.Addison. 701-9622. Moderate. -W.L.T.


D Revisits Canton. What lures customers: into this converted Dairy Queen (rather than into one of its two Chinese restaurant rivals less than a hundred paces away) is the fine, authentic food at rock-bottom prices. You could spend weeks exploring the 34 entries on the list of “authentic Chinese dishes” alone; Almost everybody who comes here seems to order the crunchy, moist sesame chicken, and with good reason. But you also cannot go wrong with the prawns with black bean sauce, served still in their shells. Crisp, pan-fried noodles are a specialty here, served with your choice of topping (we opted for the barbecue pork and were not disappointed). The list of appetizers is rudimentary, but there’s an ample choice of interesting soups, including a mild and comforting one of minced beef. 400 N. Greenville Ave.. Richardson. 238-186S. Inexpensive. -W.L.T.


D Revisits Akbar. This dimly lit. almost courtly standbyfor fine Indian dining hasn’t changed ownership (it’s still panof the largest local group of Indian restaurants), but the foodhas changed styles somewhat, nonetheless. Both the tandoori chicken and the barra Akbar (large cubes of ratherchewy lamb) are now coated with a rather spicy paste beforethey are roasted in the big clay oven, for instance (formerlysuch dishes had been among the few dishes you could counton to be mild rather than peppery here). A dish we hadn’tsampled before, the Murg Kadaiwala, proved an interestinginvention combining small tidbits of chicken with similar-sized pieces of fresh jalapeno, sweet pepper, and onion-with a hefty kick of fresh ginger for added flavor. Just assatisfying, the tandoori makhni jheenga sauced oven-barbecued shrimp with tomato and a splash of heavy cream.2115 Promenade Center, Richardson. 235-0260. Inexpensive(lunch) to moderate (dinner). -W.L. T.


D Revisits Blue Goose Cantina. This college hangout seems always to be crowded with happy sippersspilling out on the narrow street-side patio. Inside is the mostauthentic (down to the prices in pesos) of all the faux can-tinas in town. The wonderful flour tortilla machine turns outthick homemade-tasting rounds-ask for some, no matterwhat else you order. Grilled foods-pork, beef, chicken, andeven quail-are the specialties, but the basic Tex-Mex com-binations are also good. On our Sunday visit, the service wascocky but efficient enough; I guess everyone, including thewaiters, is here to have a good time. 2905 Greenville Ave.823-6786. Inexpensive to moderate. -M.B.M.

D Revisits Casa Rosa. “If restaurants were perfect,you’d be out of a job.” That’s what my son pointed out to meafter our last meal together at this Lovers Lane favorite.We’ve always found this pretty place dependably good butwere disappointed with the food last time. The rather ambitious menu includes mesquite-grilled salmon and steakranchera. but we were in the mood for basics which, unfortunately, were not up to par: The queso was gelid, the salsatasted of canned tomatoes, the tamales on the combinationplate were nearly tasteless. A trio of enchiladas included oneof blue com filled with white cheese, one filled with chickenunder a green sauce, and one of beef topped with chili. “Hotplate” is the standard waiter’s warning in Mexican restaurants, but this one was so hot the enchiladas were still cooking when they arrived. By the time I could eat them, theywere cooked to mushiness. The best thing we tried was abasic plate of cheese enchiladas. 165 Inwood Village.350-5227. Inexpensive to moderate. -M.B.M.


D Revisits Kathleen’s Art Cafe. The pictures on the walls didn’t seem any more prepossessing than on our visitsbefore the place added “art” to its name. But the food didseem to nave changed for the belter-more ups, fewerdowns. The national craze for bruschetta (Italian breadtoasted with toppings ranging from simple olive oil toelaborate concoctions) takes flight here in a version withprosciutto. olive pesto, and goat cheese-a far better starterthan the plain-Jane crab cakes. Thai chicken salad willplease anybody with a taste for things Thai, but is really toobig for an appetizer. A special of lamb chops with dijonmustard and thyme sauce proved a splendid creation, but theonly thing appealing about the soggy sesame-crusted catfishwas the tangy black bean sauce. No complaints at all couldbe lodged against the gorgeous-looking desserts. The”Death by Chocolate”-a rich cake filled with a hazelnutcream-may be the best chocolate dessert in town, and theItalian wedding cake and fresh berry shortcakes aren’t farbehind in the Dallas sweet tooth sweepstakes. 4424 LoversLane. 691-2355. Moderate to expensive. -W.L.T.


D Revisits Zuma. The menu here has been changedsomewhat since my last visit-there are more straight-forward Mexican and Tex-Mex dishes, lots of grilled meat,Mexican pizzas (one involving smoked chicken, pineapple,and avocado), and a good selection of salads and sandwiches. It seems less inventive than its sibling restaurant.Blue Mesa, but there are some tricks on the menu and manyof them work. Tri-colored chips come with chunky, cumin-heavy salsa which would have been better warmed. Theoutstanding appetizer platter included fabulous flautas: In-stead of the usual hard-fried sticks, the chicken was rolledin soft flour tortillas and pan-fried. Nachos were loaded withsteak and cheese, and the smoked chicken quesadilla was,as they say. a meal in itself-stuffed with scallions and smoked chicken and drippy with cheese. Specialty entrees werewell conceived but less well executed; The red chili pastatopped with smoked chicken was overcooked (perhaps underthe lights wailing to be served) though the chicken wasoutstandingly tender and moist. The pasta under the shrimpon the seafood platter was also mushy, but the grilledvegetables and tuna were fine. 2701 Stemmons Frwy.631-3050. Moderate. -M.B.M.




Safi’s Afghan Cuisine. 14849 Inwood. Addison. 991-9292. Moderate.


Anderson’s Barbecue House. 5410 Harry Hines (across from Parkland). 630-0735. Inexpensive.

Austin’s Barbecue. 2321 W. Illinois. 337-2242. Inexpensive,

Baker’s Ribs. 2724 Commerce. 748-5433. Inexpensive.

Blue Ribbon B-B-Q. 316 Hillside Village (Mockingbird and Abrams). 823-5524. Inexpensive.

Bob Willy’s. 1933 Preston. Piano. 596-0903. Inexpensive to moderate.

Bubba’s Texas Bar-B-Que. 4208 Live Oak. 821-7062. Inexpensive.

Gene’s Stone Pit Bar B Que. 3002 Canton. 939-9419. Inexpensive.

Peggy Sue BBQ. 6600 Snider Plaza. 987-9189. Inexpensive.

Riscky’s Barbeque. 1701 N. Market, Suite 104. 742-7001. Inexpensive to moderate.

Roscoe’s Easy Way. 5420 Lemmon Ave. 528-8459. Inexpensive.

Sonny Bryan’s Smokehouse. 2202 Inwood. 357-7120. Inexpensive.


Jennivine. 3605 McKinney Ave. 528-6010. Moderate to expensive.


Ball’s Hamburgers. 3404 Rankin in Snider Plaza. 373-1717. 4343 W. Northwest Hwy. 352-2525. Inexpensive.

Cardinal Puff’s. 4615 Greenville Ave. 369-1969. Inexpensive.

Chip’s. 4501 N. Central Expwy. 526-1092. Inexpensive.

Club Schmitz. 9661 Denton Drive. 902-7990. Inexpensive.

8.0. 2800 Routh St. 979-0880. Inexpensive.

Hard Rock Cafe. 2601 McKinney Ave. 855-0007. Moderate.

Prince of Hamburgers. 5200 Lemmon Ave. 526-9081. Inexpensive.

Purdy’s. 4812 Belt Line. Addison. 960-2494. 1403 E. Campbell, Suite 101, Richardson. 480-0288. 2200 Walnut Hill at Story Lane. 255-6447. Inexpensive.

Snuffer’s. 3526 Greenville Ave. 826-6850. 14910 Midway, Addison. 991-8811. Inexpensive.

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.

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. at Parker Road. Piano. 423-0533. Inexpensive to moderate.

Red’s Cajun Queen. 3701 W. Northwest Hwy. 350-9777. Inexpensive to moderate.


August Moon. 15030 Preston at Belt Line, 385-7227. 2300 N. Central Expwy, Piano. 881-0071. Moderate.

Cafe Panda. 7979 Inwood. Suite 121. 902-9500. Moderate.

Cathy’s Wok. 4010 W. 15th, Piano. 964-0406. Inexpensive.

Chef Wang. 9330 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.

First Chinese B-B-Q. 111 S.Greenville Ave, Richardson. 680-8216. Inexpensive.

Hong Kong Royale. 221 W. Polk. Richardson. 238-8888. Moderate to expensive.

May Dragon. 4848 Belt Line at Inwood. 392-9993. Moderate.

Restaurant Jasmine. 4002 Belt Line. Suite 200, Ad-dison. 991-6867. Moderate.

Szechwan Pavilion. 8411 Preston. 368-4303. 1152 N. Buekner. Suite 128. Casa Linda Plaza, Garland Road at Buckner. 321-7599. Inexpensive to moderate.

Taiwan Restaurant. 4980 Belt Line, Addison. 387-2333. 6111 Greenville Ave. 369-8902. Moderate.

Tasty China. 3514-A W. Walnut. Garland. 276-1999. Inexpensive.

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. Addison. 991-8824. Moderate to expensive.

Cafe Le Jardin. 4900 McKinney Ave. 526-0570. 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. Preston at Mockingbird. 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 Com-merce. 742-8200. Expensive.

The Grape. 2808 Greenville Ave. 828-1981. Moderate.

La Madeleine. 3072 W. Mockingbird. 696-0800. 3906 Lemmon Ave. 521-0182. NorthPark Mall. 696-2398. Inexpensive.

L’Ancestral. 4514 Travis. 528-1081. Moderate.

Le Brussels. 6615 Snider Plaza. 739-1927. 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.

The Riviera. 7709 Inwood. 351-0094. Very expensive.

St. Martin’s. 3020 Greenville Ave. 826-0940. Moderate to expensive.

Waters. 1923 McKinney Ave. 720-0323. Moderate to expensive.

York St. 6047 Lewis. 826-0968. Moderate to expensive.


Belvedere. 4242 Lomo Alto. 528-6510. Expensive.

Bohemia. 2810 N. Henderson, 826-6209. Moderate.

Cafe Athenee. 5365 Spring Valley at Montfort. 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 at Buckner. 320-0426. 2515 McKinney Ave.. Suite 150 953-0426. 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.


Athens Cafe. 5290 Bell Line. Suite 118, Addison. 991-9185. Inexpensive to moderate.

Augustus. 15375 Addison Road. Addison. 239-8105. Expensive.

Goldfinger. 2905 Webb Chapel Extension. 350-6983. Moderate to expensive.

Greek Bistro. 2014 Greenville Ave. 826-8989. Inexpensive to moderate.

Kostas Restaurant and Taverns. 275? Baehman.351-4592. Moderate.

Little Gus’. 1916 Greenville Ave. 826-4910. 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.

The Blue Onion Restaurant. 221 W. Parker Rd., Suite 527, Piano. 424-2114. Inexpensive.

Celebration. 4503 W. Lovers Lane. 351-5681. Moderate. Chubby’s. 11333 E. Northwest Hwy. 348-6065.

Fanner’s Grill. 4015 Lemmon Ave. 521-2281. Inexpensive.

Fox Hunt Pub & Grill. Manor House. 1222 Commerce at Griffin. 748-6686. Inexpensive to moderate.

Good Eats Cafe. 3531 Oak Lawn. 522-3287. 6950 Greenville Ave. 691-3287. 702 Ross. 744-3287. 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 Daughter’s Diner. 2014 Irving Blvd. 742-8646. Inexpensive.

The Mecca. 10422 Harry Hines. 352-0051. 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 & Bryan. 953-1353. 1800 N. Market. 969-0310. Inexpensive.

Vice Versa. 6065 Sherry Lane. 691-2976. Inexpensive.


Ashoka. 5409 Belt Line. Prestonwood Creek Shopping Center. 960-0070. 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.

Mumtaz. The Atrium, 3101 N. Fitzhugh at McKinney Ave., Suite 101. 520-2400. Inexpensive to moderate.

Sagar. 1492 W. Spring Valley. Richardson. 644-3577. Inexpensive to moderate.

Shalimar. 35 Richardson Heights Village. Central at Belt Line, Richardson. 437-2858. Inexpensive.

Shushmi. 859 N.E. Green Oaks. Arlington. (817) 860-8728. Moderate.

Taj Mahal Indian Restaurant. Caruth Plaza. 9100 N. Central Expwy.. Suite 179. 692-0535. Moderate.


Acapella Cafe. 2508 Maple. 871-2262- Moderate.

Alessio’s. 4117 Lomo Alto. 521-3585. Moderate to expensive.

Alfonso’s. 328 Casa Linda Plaza. 327-7777. Inexpensive to moderate.

Avanti. 2720 McKinney Ave. 871-4955. Moderate (lunch) to expensive (dinner).

Cafe Italia. 5000 Maple. 521-0700. Inexpensive to moderate.

Caffe Paparazzi. 8989 Forest Lane. Suite 136. 644-1323. Moderate.

Capriccio. 2616 Maple. 871-2004. Expensive.

Chianti. 9526 Webb Chapel. 350-7456. Moderate.

Fausto’s. 300 Reunion Blvd., in the Hyatt Regency 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. 824-9944. Moderate.

II Sorrento. 8616 Turtle Creek Blvd. 352-8759. Moderate to expensive.

Joey Tomato’s Atlantic City. 3232 McKinney Ave. 754-0380. Inexpensive to moderate.

La Tosca. 7713 Inwood. 352-8373. Expensive.

La Trattoria Lombardi’s. 2916 N. Hall. 954-0803. Moderate.

Lombardi’s at Travis Walk. 4514 Travis Walk. 521-1480. Moderate.

Lombardi’s Expresso. 6135 Luther Lane. 361-6984. Inexpensive to moderate.

Massimo da Milano. 5519 W. Lovers Lane. 351-1426. 2121 San Jacinto. 871-0400. 901 Main Place in the NCNB Building. 761-6350. Inexpensive to moderate.

Mike’s Spaghetti Inn. 6465 E. Mockingbird. 827-7035. Inexpensive.

MoMo’s Italian Specialties. 9191 Forest Lane. Suite A2. 234-6800. 2704 Elm St. 748-1222. 3309 N. Central Expwy. Suite 37, Piano. 423-1066. Moderate.

MoMo’s Pasta. 3312 Knox, 521-3009. Inexpensive.

Nero’s Italian. 2104 Greenville Ave. 826-6376. Moderate.

Pasticcio’s. 4527 Travis. 528-6696. Moderate.

Patrizio. 25 Highland Park Village. 522-7878. Inexpensive to moderate.

Piccola Cucina. 1030 NorthPark Center. Suite 330. 691-0488. Moderate.

Pizzeria Uno. 2811 McKinney Ave. 855-0011. 4002 Bell Line. Addison. 991-8181. Inexpensive to moderate.

Pomodoro. 2520 Cedar Springs. 871-1924. Inexpensive to moderate.

Ristorante Savino. 2929 N. Henderson. 826-7804. Moderate to expensive.

Rodolfo’s. 5956 Royal Lane. 368-5039. Inexpensive tomoderate.

Ruggeri’s. 2911 Routh St. 871-7377. Moderate.

Scuro. 2713 Elm St. 741-0111. Inexpensive to moderate.

Sfuzzi. 2504 McKinney Ave. 871-2606. Moderate.

311 Lombardi’s. 311 Market at Ross. 747-0322, Moderate to expensive.


Fuji-Ya. 13050 Coit. 690-8396. Inexpensive to moderate.

Hana Japanese Restaurant. 14865 Inwood. 991-8322. Moderate.

Hibachi-Ya Japanese Restaurant. 3850 W. North-wesi Hwy.. Suite 510. 350-1110. Inexpensive.

Kobe Steaks. Quorum Plaza. 5000 Belt Line. Suite 600.934-8150. Moderate to expensive.

Mr. Sushi. 4860 Belt Line, Addison. 385-0168. Moderate.

Nakamoto Japanese Cuisine. Ruisseau Village. Suite 360. 3309 N. Central Expwy.. Piano. 881-0328. Moderate.

Sakura Japanese Restaurant. 7402 Greenville Ave.. Suite 101. 361-9282. Moderate to expensive.

Shinano Japanese Restaurant. 8830 Spring Valley. 644-1436. Moderate.

Shogun of Japan. 5738 Cedar Springs.351 -2281. 3455 N. Belt Line. Irving. 594-6911. Moderate.

Sushi On McKinney. 4500 McKinney Ave. 521-0969. Moderate.


Kobawoo. 3109 Inwood. 351-6922. Moderate.

Koreana. Highpoint Village. 12101 Greenville Ave.. #107. 437-1211. Inexpensive to moderate.


Adelmo’s. 4537 Cole. 559-0325. Moderate to expensive.

Monte Carlo. 15201 Dallas Pkwy., in the Grand Kempin-ski Dallas Hotel. 386-6000. Expensive.

Scampi’s. 2704 Worthington. 220-2115. Moderate to ex-


Anita’s Mexican Cantina. 7324 Gaston, #319. 328-9639. Inexpensive.

Cantina Laredo. 4546 Belt Line, Addison. 458-0962. 8121 Walnut Hill. 987-9192. Moderate.

Casa Dominguez. 2127 Cedar Springs. 742-4945. Inexpensive to moderate.

Chuy’s. 211 N. Record. 747-2838. Moderate.

Desperados. 4818 Greenville Ave. and University. 363-1850 Inexpensive to moderate.

El Ranchito. 610 W. Jefferson. 946-4238. Inexpensive to Moderate.

Flamingo Joe’s. 2712 Main at Crowdus. 748-6065, Inexpensive to moderate.

Garmo’s y Lito’s. 4827 N. Henderson. 821-8006. Inexpensive.

Gloria’s Restaurant. 600 W. Davis. 948-3672. 9386 LBJ Frwy. at Abrams. 690-0622. Inexpensive.

Grandpa Tony’s. 3130 W. Mockingbird. 357-1531. enexpensive.

Javier’s. 4912 Cole. 521-4211. Expensive.

La Margarita. 3636 N. Belt Line. Irving. 570-1137. Inexpensive to moderate.

Las Cazuelas. 4933 Columbia. 827-1889. Inexpensive.

La Suprema Tortilleria. 7630 Military Pkwy. (at Loop 12). 388-1244. Inexpensive.

Los Arcos. 3308 Ross. 826-5020. Moderate.

Mario & Alberto. LBJ Frwy., at Preston. Suite 425. 980-7296. Moderate.

Mario’s Chiquita. 4514 Travis. Suite 105. 521-0721. 221 W. Parker. Suite 400. in Rosa Village. Plano. 423-2977. Moderate.

The Martinez Cafe. 1900 Preston (Preston Park Village). Piano. 964-7898. Inexpensive.

Matt’s Rancho Martinez Mexican Restaurant. 6312 La Vista. 823-5517. Inexpensive to moderate.

Mercado Juarez. 1901 W. Northwest Hwy. 556-0796. 4050 Belt Line. Addison. 458-2145. Inexpensive to moderate.

Mia’s. 4322 Lemmon Ave. 526-1020. Inexpensive.

Mi Casa Tex Mex Restaurant. 8301 Westchester, at Luther Lane. 890-9939. Inexpensive to moderate.

Primo’s. 3309 McKinney Ave. 520-3303. Inexpensive.

Uncle Julio’s 7557 Greenville Ave. 987-9900. 4125 Lemmon Ave. 520-6620. Moderate.

ZuZu. 6423 Hillcrest. 521-4456. 2900 McKinney Ave. 880-0140. 5940 Royal Lane. 739-1312. Inexpensive.


Hedary’s Lebanese Restaurant. Promenade Center. 15400 Coit, Richardson. 669-2112. Moderate.


Bluebonnet Cafe & Dell. 2218 Greenville Ave. 828-0052. Inexpensive.

Dream Cafe. 2800 Routh St.. Suite 170, in the Quadrangle. 954-0486. Inexpensive.

Phil’s Cale. 2815 Elm St. 761-8400. Inexpensive.


Actuelle. 2800 Routh St.. Suite 125. in the Quadrangle. 855-0440. Expensive to very expensive.

Aristocrat Hotel Bar & Grill. 1933 Main. 741-7700. Moderate to expensive.

Beau Nash. 400 Crescent Court in the Hotel CrescentCourt. 871-3200. Expensive.

Bravo. 2621 McKinney. 871-2786. Moderate.

The Bronx. 3835 Cedar Springs. 521-5821. Inexpensiveto moderate.

The Buffalo Club. 2723 Elm St. 748-2400. Moderate toexpensive.

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.

Dakota’s. 600 N. Akard. 740-4001. Moderate la expensive.

Deep Blum Cafe. 2706 Elm St- 741-9012. Moderate to expensive.

Dover’s Grille. Doubletree Hotel at Park West, 1590 LBJ Frwy. 869-4300. Moderate to expensive.

Gershwin’s. 8442 Walnut Hill at Greenville Ave. 373-7171. Moderate to expensive.

Huntington’s. Westin Hotel. Galleria. 13340 Dallas Pkwy. 851-2882 Expensive.

Lakewood Plaza Grill. 6334 La Vista. 826-5226. Inexpensive to moderate.

Landmark Cafe. Omni Melrose Hotel, 3015 Oak Lawn. 522-1453. Expensive.

Laurels. Sheraton Park Central Hotel. 12720 Merit Drive, off Coit near LBJ Frwy. 385-3000. Expensive.

The Mansion on Turtle Creek. 2821 Turtle Creek Blvd. 526-2121. Very expensive.

Malibu Cafe. 4311 Oak Lawn. 521-2233. Moderate.

Parigi. 3311 Oak Lawn. 521-0295. Moderate to expensive.

The Promenade. 2821 Turtle Creek Blvd. 559-2100. Moderate to expensive.

Pyramid Room. 1717 N. Akard in the Fairmont Hotel. 720-5249. Very expensive.

Quadrangle Grille. 2800 Routh St.. Suite ISO. in the Quadrangle. 979-9022. Moderate.

Routh Street Cafe. 3005 Routh St. 871-7161. Very expensive.


Atlantic Cafe Too! 14866 Montfort, Addison.

960-2233. Moderate to expensive.

Aw Shucks. 3601 Greenville Ave. 821-9449. Inexpensive.

Bay Street. 5348 Bell Line. Addison. 934-8501. Moderate.

Cafe America. 4546 McKinney Ave. at Knox. 5594441. Expensive.

Cafe Pacific. 24 Highland Park Village. Preston at Mockingbird. 526-1170. Expensive.

Dinger’s Catfish Cafe. 8989 Forest Lane. 235-3251. Inexpensive.

Fishmonger’s Seafood Market and Cafe. 1915 N. Central Expwy. at Chisholm. Suite 600. Piano. 423-3699. Moderate.

Hampton’s. Preston Center. 8411 Preston. Berkshire Court. 739-3474. Moderate.

Newport’s Seafood. 703 McKinney Ave. in the Brewery. 954-0220. Expensive.

Oyster’s.4580 Belt Line. Addison. 386-0122 or 387-4231. inexpensive to moderate.

Rusty Pelican. 14655 N. Dallas Pkwy. 980-8950. Expensive.

S&D Oyster Company. 2701 McKinney Ave. 880-0111. Inexpensive to moderate.

Scott’s-A Seafood House. 4620 McKinney Ave. 528-7777. Moderate.

Sea Shells & Stuff. 9205 Skillman. Suite 110. 348-3082. 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.. at Prospect. 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.

Sam’s Cafe. 100 Crescent Court. Suite 140. 855-2233. Moderate to expensive.


Cafe Madrid. 4501 Travis. 528-1731. Inexpensive to moderate.

The White Swan. 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 Double Eagle. 4300 Lemmon Ave. 526-9811. Expensive.

Lawry’s The Prime Rib. 3008 Maple. 521-7777. Moderate to expensive.

Old San Francisco Steakhouse. 10965 Composite. 357-0484. Moderate to expensive.

The Palm Restaurant. 701 Ross. 698-0470. Very expensive.

Wellington. 2408 Cedar Springs. 748-1291. Expensive.


Al’s New York Style Dell. 3301 Oak Lawn, Suite A (entrance on Hall). 522-3354. Inexpensive.

Another Roadside Attraction. 2712 Elm St. 761-9135. Inexpensive.

Basel Emporium. 7522 Campbell. 248-0608. Inexpensive.

Bagelstein’s. Northwood Hills Shopping Center, S104 Spring Valley. 234-3787. Inexpensive to moderate.

City Cafe To Go. 5757 Lovers Lane. 351-3366. Moderate.

City Market. 2001 Ross, Trammell Crow Center, Suite 200. 979-2696. Inexpensive.

Crescent Gourmet. 400 Crescent Court. 871-3223. Inexpensive to moderate.

Dell News. 15775 Hillcrest. Suite 502. 392-3354. Inexpensive.

Marty’s. 3316 Oak Lawn. 526-4070. Moderate.

Pacific Express. 1910 Pacific at Elm St., Suite 103. 969-7447. Inexpensive.

Pasta Plus. 225 Preston Royal East. 373-3999. Inexpensive to moderate.

Pat’s Park Cities. 6617 Snider Plaza. 363-7797. Inexpensive.

Polio Bueno. 3438 Samuell Blvd. 828-0645. Inexpensive.

Today’s Gourmet. 4446 Lovers Lane. 373-0325. Inexpensive

Tommaso’s Fresh Pasta. 5365 Spring Valley. Suite 158. at Montfort. 991-4040. Inexpensive to moderate.


New Slam. 2415 Willowbrook. Suite 103 (at Northwest Hwy. and Harry Mines). 358-5679. Inexpensive to moderate.

Sala Thai. 4503 Greenville Ave. 696-3210. Moderate.

Thai Cuisine, 1915 Central Expwy. (off Park). Piano. 422-5219. Moderate.

Thai Lanna. 1490 W. Spring Valley. Richardson. 690-3637. 4315 Bryan, 827-6478. Moderate.

Thai Nipa. 4315 Lemmon Ave. 526-6179. Inexpensive.

Thai Soon. 2018 Greenville Ave. 821-7666. Inexpensive.

Thai Taste. 4501 Cole. 521-3513. Moderate.

Thai Toy’s. 4422-B Lemmon Ave. 528-7233. Inexpensive to moderate.


Arc-en-Ciel. 3555 W. Walnut. Garland. 272-2188. Inexpensive to moderate.

Ba-Le. 4812 Bryan. 821-1880. Inexpensive. East Wind. 2711 Elm St. 745-5554. Inexpensive to moderate.

Mai’s Cuisine. 4814 Greenville Ave. 739-5424. Inexpensive.

Mekong. 4301 Bryan. 824-6200. Inexpensive-Saigon. 1731 Greenville Ave. 828-9795. Inexpensive.


Bistro Bagatelle. (French) 406 W. Abrams. Arlington. Metro 817-261-0488. Moderate to expensive.

Cacharel. (French) Brookhollow Two, 2221 E. Lamar. Suite 900, Arlington. Metro 817-640-9981. Moderate.

China Terrace. (Chinese) 5435 N. MacArthur, Las Co-iinas. 550-1113. Inexpensive to moderate.

Esparza’s. (Mexican) 124 E. Worth St.. Grapevine. Metro 817-481-4668. 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.

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.

Ciao. (Italian) 2455 Forest Park Blvd. (817) 924-2426. Inexpensive to moderate.

Kincaid’s Grocery, (Burgers) 4901 Camp Bowie Blvd. (817) 732-2881. Inexpensive.

Hedary’s. (Lebanese) 3308 Fairfield at Camp Bowie Blvd. (817) 731-6961. Moderate.

Jon’s Grille. (Burgers) 3009 S. University. (817) 923-1909. Inexpensive.

Juanita’s. (Mexican) 115 W. Second. (817) 335-1777. Moderate.

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 to expensive.

Seterry’s. (French) 4930 Camp Bowie Blvd. (817) 763-8787. 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 to expensive.

Tuscany. (Italian) 4255 Camp Bowie Blvd. (817) 737-2971. Moderate to expensive.