TASTING THE TOWN
All this talk about Pacific Rim cuisines and Far East ethnic foods opens windows of culinary intrigue. But how many of us have actually dined in Bangkok, Tokyo or even Beijing? Unless one has, choosing dishes that typify the distinctive styles of each Asian country’s cooking can be intimidating. A short list of entry-level standbys can come in mighty handy. The ones compiled here are characteristic and guaranteed diner-friendly.
Japanese: Mr. Sushi’s sushi for sissies. So you don’t fancy raw fish? No problem-this thoughtful establishment’s sushi menu lists 16 items that let you feed your face and save it too. Some feature cooked seafoods, others are vegetarian. Enough-for-two nibbles range from $3 to $10 each. 4860 Belt Line, Addison. 385-0168.
Korean: Kobawoo’s oyster pancake. Almost every Korean restaurant serves up a version of this mild, egg-based pancake, laced together with crisp scallion, carrot and other vegetable strips and infused with oyster flavor. With it will come a soy dipping sauce and pickled vegetables, ranging from fiery kimchi, the fermented cabbage national staple, to sweet soybeans. The whole works is $8.90. 3109 Inwood. 351-6922.
Thai: Thai Lanna’s mee grob. I cannot imagine a more joyous appetizer or light lunch entree than this happy tangle of skinny noodles, fried to curly crunch, then tossed with smoky barbecue shrimp and minced scallions in a bracing sweet-sour sauce. Sliced cucumbers and bean sprouts, heaped on the side, add a healthy accent to the assemblage-all for $4.50. 4315 Bryan. 827-6478.
Vietnamese: East Wind’s beef carpaccio. Never mind the silliness of calling this authentic Asian masterpiece by an Italian name-raw beef is raw beef in any language. Ah, but this one outshines any steak tartare I’ve ever tried. The totally lean tenderloin is shredded, not sliced or ground, and marinated to even greater tenderness in chili-spiked seasonings, then crowned with crushed peanuts. The dish is one of the few I know that offers enough pleasure to outweigh a little pain. $10.95. 2711 Elm. 745-5554.
Chinese: Han Chu’s Peking duck. I’ve listed Chinese last, because everybody feels at home with it. But not everybody’s had this dish served in the truly traditional manner. What you do is order it 12 to 24 hours ahead of time, and specify that you’ll want only the crisp-roasted skin to be wrapped with fringed scallions and oyster sauce in the tender crêpes; with a soup made of the bones, and the meat sautéed with vegetables, the whole bird will be your whole meal, in classic style, for $24.95. 9100 N. Central Expwy., Suite 196. 691-0900.
ON THE ROAD
Funny, the different mental pictures a name can trigger: Say “Bubba” in city circles, and the mind sees a cliche” kicker with more swagger than sense. Down around Ennis, though, mentioning Bubba conjures up images of great beef brisket and fine, lean pork ribs. “Serious barbecue” is what Don Washburn, the non-Bubba-like owner of Bubba’s Bar-B-Q Co., calls his product, and travelers on I-45 between Houston and Dallas apparently couldn’t agree more. Regulars time their trips to allow for a stop at his establishment; his guest book holds signatures from all over the world, and some smitten signers, unable to get back for a fix, have ordered barbecue to be shipped as far away as Hawaii. Washburn’s happy to do it-catering’s a major part of his trade, and Bubba’s big, black smoker-on-wheels is often seen at festive Dallas do’s.
The sides served here are as outstanding as the meats they accompany: home-style potato salad, pico de gallo and fresh fruit cobblers were particularly good on our visit.
From Dallas, drive 34 miles south on I-45, take Exit 251, cross under, and look for the dreaded golden arches-Bubba’s is just beyond, on the northbound access road. Call (214) 875-0036 for more details.
Main Street News
Nancy Beckham’s popular restaurant, Brazos, has become a mainstay hangout on lower Greenville; now she’s opened Main Street News. There is truly no more civili2ed locale in which to enjoy a martini or a man-hattan than Beckham’s new bar/bistro/newsstand. But don’t think nighttime only. Deep Ellum residents and downtown types already drop in simply for coffee or latté (there are 15 variations, all available as decaf, on the menu) and to read the paper (one side of the cafe is a newsstand where you can buy international dailies and a great selection of magazines). Already, it’s the main place on the street to eat and meet- and it’s good for what ails you. Main Street also sells sundries-Tylenol, tissue, etc.
Beckham has brought chef Jack Johnson (a founding Parigi alum) back to Dallas from San Francisco and he’s into the urban life, living upstairs and coming down to cook-seven soups a week, several kinds of daily bread, five or six salads, as well as entrees including braised pork and Tuscan white beans, deep-dish mushroom and sweet pepper pie, pasta, big and little sandwiches and incredible desserts. Main Street News is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Eat it there or take it with you. 2934 Main St. 746-2934. -Mary Brown Malouf
BALDERAS TEX MEX RESTAURANT There’s something about a place where the chatty waitresses are all one another’s sisters and the food tastes as if it had come from Mama’s kitchen. Balderas doesn’t seem to have made much of an impression on the public yet; maybe it’s because its only one of six restaurants on a single short block on Cedar Springs, and its nearest neighbor is a tattoo shop. But Balderas deserves to acquire aficionados of its down-home but sophisticated Tex-Mex. Maybe the single most impressive thing we tried was the beef fajitas quesadillas. The temptation in this kind of dish is always to take the easy way out by folding a flour tortilla around a filling and being done with it. At Balderas, the filled flour tortilla is lovingly pan-grilled until it achieves the delicate texture of a French pastry. The snapper Veracruzano is a winner, too-fresh fish brimming with a lemon butter sauce livened up with tomatoes, mushrooms and olives. For those in search of something different yet mild, the pechuga a la mila-neza is a chicken breast marinated, lightly breaded and sautéed. The chile relleno is lots more assertive- a spicy but not unbearably picante poblano pepper filled with ground beef and dipped in batter, then fried.
The various Tex-Mex plates are good but not as outstanding as the spe-cialties. Cheese enchiladas are heavy on the onions, and tamales are plump and flavorful. Our favorites among the tortilla-based dishes are the flautitas de polio, nuggets of chicken rolled up in corn tortillas into little flutes and then fried crisp. The queso flameado-cheese melted with chorizo sausage and sliced veggies, then enfolded in flour tortillas- makes a delicious, if rather greasy, starter.
For dessert, the creamy flan is Hispanic comfort food, but the chewy, freshly made, pillow-shaped sopapillas are even better. 3851 Cedar Springs #A, 526-2180. Sun.-Thur. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. All credit cards. Inexpensive to moderate.
A Fort Worth Favorite Son Returns
MICHAELS Rarely does a restaurant’s opening arouse such passionate impatience as has fevered Fort Worth for the past few months. The second coming of Michael S. Thomson, formerly executive chef of the much-missed Epicure on the Park, this time to his own place, was hailed far in advance by local columnists and critics as well as the dining-out public, who thronged the new Michaels at benefit previews even before it opened in early March.
All this brouhaha would tend to magnify any flaws found in an objective review visit. Most of those we perceived barely three weeks into operation were probably attributable to newness. Our waiter was as horrified as we were when the first basket of rolls brought by a busboy proved rock-hard; they were immediately replaced with a lovely, soft batch. Appetizers grew cold in the kitchen even as we languished awaiting them. A pity-they’d have been glorious hot. Thomson calls his food American contemporary ranch cuisine and describes it (I can’t resist quoting this) as “a melding of classic French and Mediterranean cuisines and the textures and spices of Mexico with the cuisines of the American Southwest and Pacific Rim regions.” What this high-flown rhetoric means, as far as I can tell, is that Thomson is adding a penchant for pepper to the twists in technique that creative chefs are experimenting with these days.
Ah, well, but the man can make magic, especially in sauces. The raspberry vinaigrette that gentled a lusty goat cheese tart sang of sophisticated nuance; meat and cheese tortellini were bathed in superbly subtle sun-dried tomato and basil cream. A margarita-pesto dipping sauce brought great zip to cornmeal-crusted calamari circlets. The soup of the day, a creamy potato-garlic, was simply wonderful.
Of the salads, included with all entrees, the house toss of romaine, radicchio and fresh mushrooms was divinely dressed in a delicate citrusy vinaigrette; the Caesar, less fortunate, was puckeringly oversalted and also heavily flung with cracked pepper-as, indeed, were all our starter plates. We’d rather have been asked whether we wanted it or not.
Entrees were essentially flawless, served piping hot. Best was a salmon fillet, oven-poached and pan-seared, stunningly sauced in orange, lemon and lime butter jeweled with zest from the fruits. A pan-seared veal chop fully 2 inches thick was lapped with a fresh lemon-basil sauce. Roast chicken, mildly herbed in its own juices, was nicely graced by an accompanying crisp potato cake. Other plates included steamed new potatoes along with a fine saute” of squash and sugar peas.
Desserts were an anticlimax-baked Alaska, the showiest, looked better than it tasted, its meringue dome not warm at all over stone-hard ice cream on a very good chocolate chip cookie base. The stellar after-dinner turn was Starbuck’s coffee, the Pacific Northwest favorite; even the decaf espresso is addictively delicious.
Michaels’ decor, like its food description, aims at covering all bases in its three dining areas and partitioned bar. Glazed concrete floors and severe contemporary wall art suggest high-tech; the intriguing wine list’s leather binding, with its laced-on spine of grapewood, suggests the Southwest; lush linens and tableware offer upscale contrast to workshirted servers. On the whole, though, the eclectic ambience is appealing. The place seats 80 for dining; do not, repeat do not, plan to be among them without a reservation. 3413 West Seventh Street. (817) 877-3413. Lunch, Mon.-Thur. 11-2:30; dinner, Mon.-Thur. 5:50-10, Fri.-Sat. 5:30-11 (bar open 11 p.m.-2 a.m.). Moderate to expensive.
A Room With a View
OPA’S SEAFOOD RESTAURANT. There’s nothing very original about Opa’s menu, but the view is refreshingly different: One whole wall of the restaurant is glass and overlooks a wide deck jutting out over a woodsy ravine. There are bird feeders in the towering oaks and the restaurant is encouraging the racoons to visit as well. The wildlife and the dark rustic wood interior give Opa’s some of the feel of a lake house-pleasant and relaxed.
The fare is mostly seafood, with some Greek touches; we started with saganaki, flame-fried Greek cheese. We were instructed to say “Opa, opa,” then our waitperson flicked her lighter and the flames hit the ceiling. The cheese was good (though one could have wished for more substantial bread than the sesame-flecked, airy loaf brought to the table) and judging by the small conflagrations at the tables around us, it’s a popular choice, though whether for flavor or excitement, I couldn’t say. Three fat rice and meat-stuffed dolmas were also good, bathed in lemon sauce. Entrees of souvlaki (beef or chicken, no lamb) were simply skewered, grilled chunks of meat.
Seafood dominates the menu, and I’d recommend sticking to fish. Almost everything we tried was well prepared. Calamari were lightly breaded and fried. The snapper topped with crab meat (a house specialty) was excellent and extremely rich, the succulent fillet perfectly cooked and drenched with butter and shellfish. The huge scampi (cooked not a second too long) were swimming in a thick, buttery garlic sauce and a very thin crust of spices coated a blackened fillet of snapper. Fried is not a forte here-on our first visit the catfish fingers were a little soggy and the huge potatoes were not quite done in the centers. However, on our second visit, the french fries were thin and crisp.
Service on both our visits was friendly,although a little slow considering the factthat the restaurant was mostly empty. Aswe left, Opa’s was filling up. Maybe thebird watching is better at night. 7402Greenville Ave., Suite 300. 890-7588.Mon.-Thurs. 11-10, Fri. 11-11, Sat. noon-11,Sun. noon-10. All credit cards. Moderateto expensive. -Mary Brown Malouf
MIRAMAR Dispensers of Middle Eastern food have never been common in the Metroplex, and this fancy new one in Las Colinas offers some of the best food around. But on a crowded evening, the kitchen can be maddeningly slow and (he service chaotic. Whether the food is worth the wait will depend on just how hungry you are for hummus and moussaka; however hungry you are when you order, you will be all that much hungrier by the time you eat. Your patience may be further tried by the incessant background music-either a young man who doubles on the oud (a kind of Arabic lute) and the piano or yet louder ethnic recordings.
Many of the best and most characteristic things on the menu are the appetizers, which can be ordered as mazza, an enormous assortment of Middle Eastern nibbles. The two mysterious-looking clips are hummus (made from ground chickpeas) and baba ghannouj (made from roasted eggplant)-both succulent with the aromas of sesame paste, garlic, lemon juice and fruity olive oil. The Miramar versions are smoother and richer than those you may have tasted elsewhere. We sopped up every bit of both dips with the soft, fresh pita bread right from the oven.
The mazza appetizers also include a crunchy version of those fried chickpea fritters called falafel and rather chewy stuffed grape leaves. It seemed from the smell of the tabouleh salad that it was made from fresh mint leaves, as well as parsley. And the most unusual among all the dishes are the potato chaps. little fried balls of mashed potato stuffed with sautéed ground beef.
Most of the main courses we tried at Miramar were delicious, but we found the serving sizes to be on the meager side. The eggplant moussaka, for instance, is a few rounds of eggplant with beef, tomato and cream sauce, rather than the hefty casserole some diners might expect. All the various skewered and grilled Middle Eastern specialties-marinated lamb, chicken, shrimp and kufta or homemade sausage-are served together as mashawee. Again, the smallish portion makes this far less overwhelming than it sounds. The menu also includes some Continental-sounding dishes. The veal escalope, sautéed in garlic butter, is appealingly delicate, but the miniscule pool of lamb stew in a well of mashed potatoes is both boring and ungenerous.
Miramar offers a wide range of desserts, but not all are available at all times. Besides the light-as-air baklava made of nuts and layers of pastry, we were able to sample namora, small squares of baked farina decorated with almonds. 4030 Las Colinas Plaza, Suite 112, N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving. 650-2098. Lunch, Mon.-Sat. 11:30-2; dinner, Mon.-Thur. 5:30-10, Fri.-Sat. 5:30-11. All credit cards. Moderate to expensive. -W.L.T.
D Revisits The Old Warsaw. You’ll think you’veexperienced a quantum leap into the body of an affluent Dallasite of the 1950s when you come in andsee the pictures of erstwhile celebrities on the wallsof the bar and hear the violinist and pianist playingthe same old tunes. And the food manages to keep upthe illusion of continuity. There’s not much choiceamong appetizers-the puff pastry filled with salmonand spinach, lapped with a sauce that really tastes ofsaffron, is dependable if unexciting, and the Brie soupis tasty but unfashionably thick. Things become muchmore interesting when you get to the main course.The pheasant tastes fresh and perfectly cooked, itsgame sauce assertive; of course, it comes with thatepitome of ’50s chic, wild rice, along with a chestnutpuree you’d have been able to live without. This iscomposer Giaocchino Rossini’s 200th birthyear, andthe tournedos Rossini (a hunk of beef tenderloinalmost the size of a beer can topped with tiny slicesof real fresh goose liver in a Madeira sauce) provide anexcuse to celebrate with a mouthwatering version of aclassic dish. Just as splendidly old-fashioned, the crêpesSuzette-cooked, like so many things here, at tablesideand available only for two or more-make a refreshinglylight, citrusy ending. 2610 Maple. 528-0032. Very expensive. -W.L.T.
D Revisits Bagelstein’s. The menu’s so long here, containing just about every dish from both the meat and the dairy traditions of Jewish delis and a lot that’s far from traditional as well, that it’s excruciating to try to make a choice. There is always an array of soups, even cold borsch (although our young waitress had never heard of it and had to have it painted out on the menu to understand what we wanted). We liked it more than the chicken noodle, which had lots of chicken meat and vegetables but too little broth and too few noodles in the tiny serving cup. For those who love smoked salmon, the lox platter is a feast with its satiny slices of mild Nova Scotia fish, its toasted, freshly made bagels and its bountiful vegetable garnishes that include carrots, Mediterranean olives and capers-the slices of Swiss cheese, though, really are just gilding on the lily. The homemade stuffed cabbage was too sweet for our taste, but the overstuffed sandwich we tried proved that the deli tradition can transform even the most new-fangled ingredients into a masterpiece: IE was entitled Greg’s Game, and it piled Canadian bacon inches high and surrounded it with, of all heresies, American cheese and mayonnaise. (For true deli lovers, mayonnaise on a sandwich is normally as unthinkable as ketchup on a prime steak.) The cheese blintzes are too large to be delicate, but are still delicious, and the cheesecake is the creamy, undoctored real thing as long as you don’t let the servers talk you into topping it with oversweet cherries or strawberries. 8104 Spring Valley. 234-3787. Inexpensive to moderate. -W.L.T.
D Revisits Kuby’s. The oldest wursthaus in Dallas still holds its own. The tables and bar are always full at lunch time but the motherly waitresses bring the food fast. The German potato salad seems to be made with canned potatoes, but the flavor is good with just the right balance of smoke, salt and sweet. The sandwiches are thick and simple-add the mustard and mayonnaise yourself. And the wurst is great-a thick tube of smoked bratwurst, one of knackwurst and some potato salad and sauerkraut and you don’t need to eat for the rest of the day. For a slightly lighter lunch (only relatively speaking), the bratwurst sandwich on a toasted bun is my favorite. The bustlingmarket just off the dining room is irresistible, so savea few minutes for shopping. 6601 Snider Plaza.363-2231. Inexpensive. -M.B.M.
D Revisits Highland Park Cafeteria. I haveoften been taken to task by “serious” foodies for praising the down-to-earth fere in the line on Knox Street,so it’s only fair that I run out on another limb and saythat the food at Highland Park Cafeteria is not as goodas it used to be. There could be several reasons why;For instance, the TV monitor menus have been takendown, making it harder to shop before you buy (soto speak) and I could have misordered in a panic. Atany rate, everything seemed underseasoned and overcooked. I know lots of people say that’s the way it’salways been, but I haven’t agreed till now. Maybe I’mjust getting old, but the baked chicken seemed bland,the green beans were soft and the squash was mushy.The zucchini muffins were still good, though, and noone makes a better gelatin salad. 4611 Cole. 526-3801Inexpensive. -M.B.M.
D Revisits Theo’s Diner. Owner Sybil is one of the joys of this teeny-tiny, old-fashioned burger grill. “Do you have shakes?” we asked on behalf of our 6-year-old. “Only a little on one of my bad days” comes the fast reply. True, she’s probably only asked that one a hundred times a day, but Sybil’s as fast with her mouth as she is with the big Theoburgers and famous grilled cheese sandwiches on Texas toast. Almost everyone who comes in the door knows the proprietress, and everyone else does by the time they leave. Good food, lots of fun-what more could you ask for? 111 S. Hall 747-6936 Inexpensive. -M.B.M.
D Revisits Macaroni Grill. Soon to be the Chili’s of this decade-replacing the burgers and beer of yesteryear with pasta, pizza and red wine-Macaroni really deserves the success it’s determined to have. It promises a convivial atmosphere, freshly prepared food and friendly service, and it delivers on all counts. The service on our last visit (with children) was especially wonderful-observant and yet unobtrusive, fast with the necessities but allowing for relaxation. The food was not four-star fare, but it was good, hearty, fill ’em up stuff-big bowls of pasta, thin-crusted pizza, flavorful chicken. Herbed squares of bread with olive oil to dip them in are complimentary, and you serve yourself from the jugs of wine- paying by the honor system. Beyond that, we began with two appetizers: one, a jumbo plate of portabello mushrooms grilled till black with bland orzo and caramelized onions; another, roasted green peppers with a sharp, cheesy pesto. The de giomo plate mixed fresh chunks of uncooked green pepper, mushrooms, olives and tomatoes with al dente noodles. The roasted rosemary chicken was slightly dry but crusty and flavorful. 4535 Belt Line. 386-3831 Inexpensive. -M.B.M.
D Revisits Scalini’s Pizza and Pasta. This little neighborhood place is packed on the weekends; all the tables are taken and there’s a constant stream of customers coming and going with boxes of the popular thin-crust pizza. There are lots of tables topped with pizza, too, but most of the seated customers we saw were indulging in what we call “casserole Italian”-American-Italian food in the style popular decades before we had heard of radicchio and focac-cia. Garlic bread is light and buttery white bread, and tomato is the pasta sauce of choice. Some dishes are better than others-the chicken lasagna was heavy with the odor of dried tarragon and thick with cream sauce, but it had lots of chicken and cheese; the chicken cacciatore could have used a heavier hand with the herbs. The food fulfilled its function as comfort, but service was a little stressed on our last visit-the price of popularity, I guess. 2021 Abrams. 821-8088. Inexpensive to moderate. -M.B.M.
D Revisits Mercado Juarez. Most of the customers who crowd into the huge spaces of the Mercado-which has only a few remaining sombreros and pinatas hanging around as reminders of the days when this tried to be a Mexican market as wellas a restaurant-seem to order either the combinationplates of grilled things like ribs and cabrito or the Tex-Mex combos. But we are partial to the more unusualspecialties. The old favorite is the T-bone alchipotle-a formidably large steak smothered in asauce made of smoky chipotle chilies and heapedwith melting cheese. We branched out this time andalso ordered the cilantro shrimp, big butterfliedbabies floating in fragrant herbal butter. Each dishcame with its own spectacularly rich kind of friedbeans (the black beans were brimming over withbacon or ham) and rice. Tortilla soup and zestyshrimp ceviche made fine starters. The sopapillas, encrusted with sugar, brought the meal to an equally fineclose, but the flan-really more like a bread pudding,with its heavy texture, dark color and added raisins-was the evening’s one disappointment. 1901 W. Northwest Highway. 556-0796. 4050 Belt Line, Addison.458-2145. Inexpensive to moderate. -W.L.T.
D Revisits Brazos. One of the most sophisticatedyet casual restaurants in Dallas with its hip clienteleand unusual decorations of Mexican folk art, Brazosoffers innovative Southwestern cuisine at populistprices. Be prepared for some tongue-tinglingmoments-the kitchen does love its hot peppers. Theclassic appetizer here, the taco chivere, for instance,heaps a spicy pico de gallo atop a grilled flour tortillafilled with goat cheese, sausage, black beans andjalapenos. A cooling antidote might be a special ofthe day like the grilled shrimp mesculin, beautifully cooked crustaceans and a nest of fancy greens lightly dressed in a champagne vinaigrette. On a menu likethis, a pasta dish is de rigueur: the jumbo com ravioliwith wild mushrooms in an herbal cream saucemanages to be both trendy and satisfying. One of thebest-known dishes at Brazos is fish wrapped in a largeleaf of a specially imported Mexican herb called hojasanta. On our last visit, the fillet of Cojo salmon wastoo large to be enwrapped, but the perfectly cookedfish still absorbed plenty of the licorice-like flavorwhile merely sitting on the leaf. Desserts at Brazossometimes sound better than they taste, but we havenever been disappointed with the dark, superb JackDaniels pecan pie. 2100 Greenville Ave. 821-6501.Moderate to expensive. -W.LT.
Arnold’s Texas Barbecue. 601 N. Haskell. 823-3100. Inexpensive.
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.
Rtecky’s. 1701 N. Market. Suite 104. 742-7001. Inexpensive.
R.J.’s Sho-Nuff. 3910 Maple Ave. 528-5230. lnexpen-
Sonny Bryan’s Smokehouse. 2202 Inwood. 357-7120. 302 N. Market. 744-1610. Inexpensive.
Jennivine. 3605 McKinney Ave. 528-6010. Inexpensive to mode rale.
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.
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.
Deep Elmer’s. 2615 Commerce. 748-9898. Inexpensive.
8.O. 2800 Routh St. 979-0880. Inexpensive.
The Green Elephant Bar and Grill. 5612 Yale. 750-6625.
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.
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., Suite 101. Plano 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.
Gloria’s Restaurant. 600 W. Davis 948-3672. 9386 LBJ Frwy. at Abrams. 690-0622. Inexpensive.
August Moon. 15030 Preslon at Bell 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.
Chu’s Restaurant. 15080 Beltway, Addison. 387-1776. Moderate.
Crystal Pagoda. 4516 McKinney Ave. 526-3355. Moderate.
Flr*t Chinese Barbecue. 111 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 Beit Line, Suite 200, Addison. 991-6867. Moderate.
Szechwan Pavilion. 8411 Preston. 368-4303. 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.
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. 11930 Preston (at Forest). 233-6448. Galleria, at Ice Rink level. 991-7790 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. 761-7410. Very
Pierre’s By The Lake. 3430 Shorecrest. 358-2379. Moderate to expensive.
The Riviera. 7709 Inwood. 351-0094. Very 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 Spring Valley, Suite 150. 239-8060. Moderate.
The Chimney. 9739 N. Central Expwy. 369-6466. Expensive.
Franki’s Li’I 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.
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.
Celebration. 4503 W. Lovers Lane. 351-5681. Inexpensive to moderate.
Chubby’s. 11333 E. Northwest Hwy. 348-6065.
Farmer’s Grill. 4015 Lemmon Ave. 521-2281. Inexpensive.
Gennie’s Bishop Grille. 321 N. Bishop. 946-1752. Inexpensive.
Good Eats Cafe. 3888 Oak Lawn. 522-3287. 6950 Greenville Ave. 691-3287. 702 Ross. 744-3287. 14905 Midway; Addison. 392-3287. Inexpensive.
Highland Park Pharmacy. 3229 Knox. 521-2126 Inexpensive.
J. Lemmon’s. 5420 Lemmon Ave. 528-8459. Inexpensive.
Mama’s Daughters’ Diner. 2014 Irving Blvd. 742-8646. Inexpensive.
Original Market Diner. 4434 Harry Hines. 521-0992. Inexpensive.
The Mecca. 10422 Hurry Hines. 352-0051. Inexpensive.
Rosemarie’s. 1411 N Zang. 946-4142. Inexpensive.
Tolbert’s. One Dallas “enter, 350 N. St. Paul. 953-1353. 1800 N. Market. 969-03l0 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 Inwood. 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 Belt Line, Richardson. 437-2858. Inexpensive.
Shusmi. 859 N.E. Green Oaks, Arlington. (817) 860-8728. Moderate.
Taj Mahal. Caruth Plaza, 9100 N. Central Expwy., Suite 179. 692-0535. Moderate.
Tipperary Inn. 2818 Greenville Ave. 823-7167. Inexpensive.
Acapelia Cafe. 2508 Maple. 871-2262. Moderate.
Alessio’s. 4117 Lomo 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.
Chianti Restaurant and Pizzeria. 9526 Webb Chapel. 350-7456. Inexpensive.
Fauato’s Oven. 300 Reunion Blvd., in the Hyatt Regency Hotel. 712-7144. 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.
Joey Tomato’s Atlantic City. 3232 McKinney Ave. 754-0380. Moderate.
La Tosca. 7713 Inwood. 352-8373. Expensive.
La Trattoria Lombardi’s. 2916 N. Hall. 954-0803. Moderate.
Massimo da Milano. 5519 W Lovers Lane. 351-1426. 2121 San Jacinto. 871-0400. 901 Main Place, Suite CI06 in the NCNB Building. 761-6350. Inexpensive to moderate.
Mi Piaci. 14854 Montfort. 934-8424. Moderate to expensive.
Mise En Place. 7011 Lomo Alto. 520-2424. Inexpensive to moderate.
MoMo’s Italian Specialties. 9191 Forest Lane. Suite A2. 234-6800. 2704 Elm St. 748-4222. 3309 N. Central Expwy., Suite 370. Piano. 423-1066. Moderate.
MoMo’s Pasta. 3312 Knox. 521-3009. Inexpensive.
Nero’s Italian. 2)04 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, Car-rollton. 245-8022. Moderate.
Ristorante Savino. 2929 N. Henderson. 826-7804. Moderate to expensive.
Rodolfo’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. 890-7555. 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. 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 Steak House. 3850 W. Northwest Hwy., Suite 510. 350-1110. Inexpensive.
Mr. Sushi. 4860 Belt 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 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-Yama. 8989 Forest Lane. Suite 112. 234-3474 Inexpensive.
Kobawoo. 3109 Inwood, 351-6922. Moderate.
Korea Hometown. 10560 Walnut. 272-9909. Inexpensive to moderate.
Koreans. 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. 15201 Dallas Pkwy., in the Grand Kempinski Dallas Hotel. 386-6000. Expensive.
Sambuca. 2618 Elm St. 744-0820. Moderate.
Blue Goose Cantina. 2905 Greenville Ave. 823-6786. Moderate.
Boy’s Town Cafe. 2723 Elm St. 748-6414. 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. 363-1850. Inexpensive to moderate.
Eduardo’s Aca y Alla. 2914 Main. 748-7140. Moderate.
El Asadero. 1516 Greenville Ave. 826-0625. Inexpensive to moderate.
El Ranchito. 610 W. Jefferson. 946-4238. Inexpensive to Moderate.
Flamingo Joe’s. 2712 Main. 748-6065. Inexpensive to moderate.
Grandpa Tony’s. 3130 W. Mockingbird. 357-1531. Inexpensive.
Javier’s. 4912 Cole. 521-4211. Expensive.
La Calle Doce. 415 W. 12th. 941-4304. Inexpensive to moderate.
Las Cazuelas. 4933 Columbia. 827-1889. Inexpensive.
La Supreme Tortilleria. 7630 Military Pkwy. (at Loop 12). 388-1244. Inexpensive.
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, Piano. 423-2977. Moderate.
The Martinez Cafe. Preston Park Village. 1900 Preston, Plano. 964-7898. Inexpensive.
Matt’s Rancho Martinez Mexican Restaurant. 6312 La Vista. 823-5517. Inexpensive to moderate.
Mia’s. 4322 Lemmon Ave. 526-1020. Inexpensive.
Ml Casa Tex Mex Restaurant. 8301 Westchester. 890-9939. Inexpensive to moderate.
Ml Cocina. 11661 Preston, Suite 138. 265-7704. Inex-pensive.
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. 987-9900. 4125 Lemmon Ave. 520-6620. Moderate.
ZuZu. 6423 Hillcrest. 521-4456. 5940 Royal Lane. 739-1312. 3100 Independence Pkwy., Piano. 596-6744. Inexpensive.
All Baba. 1905 Greenville Ave. 823-8235. Inexpensive.
Agnew’s Natural Grill. 3011 Routh St. 720-3900. Moderate to expensive.
Bluebonnet Cafe & Dell. 2218 Greenville Ave. 828-0052. Inexpensive.
Actuelle. 500 Crescent Court. Suite 165. 855-0440. Expensive.
Aransas Pass. 2912 N. Henderson. 827-8650. Moderate to 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.
The Bronx. 3835 Cedar Springs. 521-5821. Inexpensive to mode rale.
Buffalo Club. 2800 Fouth St., Suite 125, in the Quadrangle. 220-2465. Moderate to expensive.
By George! 2900 Greenville Ave. 821-1538. Moderate.
Cafe Brazil. 6340 Gaston. 826-9522. Inexpensive to moderate.
Chaplin’s. 1928 Greenville Ave. 823-3300. Moderate to expensive.
City Cafe. 5757 W. Levers Lane. 351-2233. Moderate.
The Conservatory. 400 Crescent Court in the Hotel Crescent Court. 871-324::. 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 Ellum 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.
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 Lane. 691-2355. Moderate to expensive.
Landmark Cafe. Melrose Hotel. 3015 Oak Lawn. 521-5151. Expensive.
Laurels. Sheraton Park Central Hotel. 12720 Merit Drive, off Grit 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.
Natchez. 2810 N. Henderson. 821-4552. Moderate.
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 the 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 Montfort, Addison. 960-2233. Moderate to expensive.
Aw Shucks. 3601 Greenville Ave. 821-9449. Inexpensive.
Cafe America. 4546 McKinney Ave. 5394441. 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. Preston Center, 8411 Preston. Berkshire Court. 739-3474. Moderate.
Jozef’s Seafood Restaurant. 2719 McKinney Ave. 954-0407. Moderate to expensive.
Newport’s Seafood. 703 McKinney Ave. in The Brewery. 954-0220. Expensive.
Rusty Pelican. 14655 N. Dallas Pkwy. 980-8950. Expensive.
SAD 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.
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. 1916 Greenville Ave. 826-4910. Moderate.
Sam’s Cafe. 100 Crescent Court, Suite 100. 855-2233. Moderate to expensive.
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. 80S Munger, off Lamar. 720-1032. Moderate.
Del Frisco’s. 4300 Lemmon Ave. 526-9811. Expensive.
Lawry’s The Prime Rib. 3008 Maple. S2I-7777. Moderate to expensive.
Old San Francisco Steakhouse. 10965 Composite (off Walnut Hill, east of I-35). 357-0484. Moderate to expensive.
Palm 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.
City Cafe To Go. 5757 W. 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.
Deli News. 15775 Hillcrest, Suite 502. 392-3354. Inexpensive.
Gilbert’s New York Delicatessen. 127 Preston Forest Village. 373-3333. Inexpensive to moderate.
Honk’s European Deli. 5811 Blackwell Street. 987-9090. Inexpensive to moderate.
Marty’s. 3316 Oak Lawn. 526-4070. Moderate.
Polio Bueno. 3438 Samuell Blvd. 828-0645. Inexpensive.
Tommaso’s Fresh Pasta. 5365 Spring Valley, Suite 158, at Montfort. 991-4040. Inexpensive to moderate.
Bangkok City. 4301 Bryan at Peak. 824-6200. Inexpensive to moderate.
Sala Thai. 4503 Greenville Ave. 696-3210 Moderate.
Thai Cuisine. 1915 Central Expwy. (off Park). Plano 422-5219. Moderate.
Thai Lanna. 1490 W. Spring Valley, Richardson. 690-3637. 4315 Bryan- 827-6478. 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.
Toy’s Cafe. 4422-B Lemmon Ave. 528-7233. Inexpensive to moderate.
Arc-en-Ciel. 3555 W. Walnut, Garland. 272-2188. Inexpensive to moderate.
Cafe de Saigon. 5617 W. Lovers Lane. 350-8767. Moderate.
East Wind. 2711 Elm St. 745-5554. Inexpensive to moderate.
LAS COLINAS/MID CITIES
Bistro Bagatelle. (French) 406 W. Ah rams. Arlingto Metro 817-261-0488. Moderate to expensive.
Cacharal. (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 817-481-4668. 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.
La Margarita. (Mexican) 3636 N. Belt Line. Irving. 570-1137, Inexpensive to moderate.
La Supreme. (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 Fairfield off Camp Bowie Blvd. (817) 731-6961. Moderate.
Jons Grille. (Burgers) 3009 S. University. (817) 923-1909.
Juanita’s. (Mexican) 115 W. Second. (817) 335-1777. Moderate.
Ristorante La Plazza. (Italian) 3431 West Seventh. (817) 334-0000. Moderate to expensive.
Le Chardonnay. (French) 2443 Forest Park Blvd. (817) 926-5622. Moderate to expensive.
Reflections. (New American) The Worthington Hotel, 200 Main. (817) 870-1000. Expensive.
Saint Emilion. (French) 3617 W. Seventh. (817) 737-2781. Moderate to 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.
Water Street Seafood Co. (Seafood) 1540 S. University Drive. (817) 877-3474. Moderate.
TASTING THE TOWN