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Shinsei Restaurant

Address: 7713 Inwood Rd., Dallas, TX 75209
Shinsei Restaurant
$$$ Top 10
Offering Pan Asian cuisine served in a spiritual setting, Shinsei (Japanese for “new beginning”) boasts a wide variety of gourmet sushi and tantalizing traditional Japanese entrées all prepared by the “King of Wok” Shuji Sugawara. A favorite of diners are Shinsei’s signature Poppers, which make for an excellent bar snack or appetizer. Enjoy an impressive list of wines, sakes, and nightcaps while immersed in a hip yet relaxing environment decorated with art from co-owner Tracy Rathbun’s own art collection. Whether you’re looking for a night out with the kids, friends, or that special someone, Shinsei Restaurant aims to accommodate any …

Steel Restaurant and Lounge

Address: 3180 Welborn St., Dallas, TX 75219
Steel Restaurant and Lounge
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Step below the mean streets of Dallas and enter the Asian oasis that is Steel Restaurant and Lounge. The earth-toned palette of the dining space is punctuated by bright splashes of color in the wall art that seem to mimic the finely crafted sushi rolls. Steel exhibits the best of Indochine cuisine by showcasing an impressive selection of Japanese bento boxes and sushi, traditional Vietnamese family-style soups and noodles, and Mandarin-inspired dishes. You can enjoy a cocktail or choose from the awe-inspiring selection of sake, while savoring Steel’s Signature Fried Whole Fish, or maybe the Japanese Ceviche: chopped octopus, crab, …

SMOKE

Address: 901 Fort Worth Ave., Dallas, TX 75208
SMOKE
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Smoke never smelled and tasted so good with the reemergence of the classic Southern smokehouse in the heart of Dallas. This down-home cooking haven satisfies discerning palates and hungry mouths alike with a menu and décor designed to transport guests to another, more savory place. The menu is especially appealing with four sections of tastiness: At the Bar, From the Garden, On the Stove, and On the Grill. And for those particularly avid barbeque enthusiasts, the family-style Scantron Menu is the best test you’ll ever take. Bubble in the such multiple choice answers as your desired meat portion size and …

Lonesome Dove Western Bistro

Address: 2406 N. Main St., Fort Worth, TX 76164
Lonesome Dove Western Bistro
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Chef Tim Love’s Lonsome Dove Bistro serves contemporary American and wild game fare with fresh and local ingredients. Reflective of its name, the restaurant is made to look like an old western saloon with rustic décor fit for a cowboy, but sophisticated cuisine offerings are designed for the modern diner. New Zealand Red Deer Tenderloin, Red Snapper en Papillote, Seared Duck Breast, or any of the Prime Hand Cut Steaks are some of the fine entrée options available to order. The menu changes daily, so each visit is destined to be different from the last.

Nobu

Address: 400 Crescent Court, Dallas, TX 75201
Nobu
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Similar to its senior New York location, Nobu in Dallas offers an array of Japanese cuisine including fresh sushi, sashimi, caviar, oyster shooters, tempura, and chicken, beef, seafood and vegetable hot dishes. The extensive bar menu sets a high standard as well, with a impressive list of sake, wine, cocktails and Cognac. A stunning interior with dark wood ceilings, grained wood tables and birch tree décor creates an elegant dining space for guests with a touch of Southern charm. Various seating options are available at the sushi bar, in the bar lounge, the main dining room, and a skylight room …

Fogo de Chao

Address: 4300 Belt Line Rd., Dallas, TX 75001
Fogo de Chao
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Fogo De Chao brings a unique experience for anyone, familiar or not, with the way of the Brazilian churrascaria. One can enjoy sizzling meats that are cooked over an open fire with mouth watering savory flavors. The best part of the experience is that diners get to choose right when they are seated. A selection of fifteen different meats- from sirloin to lamb- are cooked and prepared in endless waves until each individual is full to the brim. For those who are not really meat lovers, there is a full salad bar that hosts plenty of vegetarian options. Fogo De …

Sunset Lounge

Address: 3030 Ross Ave., Dallas, TX 75204
Sunset Lounge
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Tucked beneath the Dallas Central Expressway is a stylish hot-spot known as the Sunset Lounge, a place for live music, sophisticated drinks and a late night crowd. Featuring new DJ’s every Friday night, the Sunset Lounge is a chic and hip place to grab a drink and dance the night away. They feature a dinner menu for upscale bar snacks, including paninis, flatbread pizza and other appetizers. Their signature drink menu, however, is what keeps patrons coming back to the Sunset Lounge. Known as a place “where hot bar meets cool lounge,” the Sunset Lounge’s cocktails and live music beats …

Teddy's Room

Address: 2404 Cedar Springs Rd., Dallas, TX 75201
Teddy's Room
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Named after our brave and enthusiastic 26th president Theodore Roosevelt, Teddy’s Room is an updated speak-easy bar and lounge with a sophisticated yet vintage-inspired interior. The connections to Roosevelt can be found in the swanky interior, including items such as a signature vintage Presidential desk, sculptural animal heads, and portraits of Theodore himself. Teddy’s also features valet parking, an outside patio, and catering options. The venue can also be rented out for private parties. With live entertainers and music nightly, as well as happy hour drink specials, Teddy’s Room is an upscale lounge that caters to the eclectic community of …

Palette

Address: 13402 Noel Rd., Dallas, TX 75240
Palette
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Palette presents guests with a canvas of urban American cuisine that is both trendy and whimsical. Executive Chef Eric Anderson has mastered the art of modernizing old time favorites, and constructs his menu around comfort food classics with a twist. For example, dishes like the Charred Roma Tomato Bisque with Fried Basil and Mini Grilled Cheese scream of home and the Herbed Chicken Breast with a candied sweet potato puree is savory satisfaction. Open for lunch, dinner, and late dining, Palette caters to the appetite and imagination with each meal tasted.

Tei Tei Robata Bar

Address: 2906 N Henderson Ave, Dallas, TX 75206
Tei Tei Robata Bar
$$$ Recommended New Editor's Pick Private Room
OUR STORY - It will have to start from Teiichi Sakurai, the founder. James Beard nominee. His first restaurant was TEPPO, located on Lower Greenville Avenue, opened in May 1995, specialized in “Yakitori” charcoal grilled chicken skewers. It was sensational to the Dallas dining scene back then... 3 years later, he decided to open Tei Tei in May 1998. Teppo was just not enough to fulfill his dedication and love for charcoal grill cooking. Katsutoshi Sakamoto, the current chef-owner, was called up as executive chef when Tei Tei opened. Specializing in grilled seafood and vegetables, and first to bring "Washu …

Funky Picnic Brewery & Café

Address: 401 Bryan Ave, Suite 117, Fort Worth, TX 76104
Funky Picnic Brewery & Café
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Funky Picnic is dishing out artisan sandwiches, pub-fare, and house-made craft beers in the funky, industrial, earthy interior of our family-friendly brewpub in the South Main Village of Fort Worth.

Brandon's Dinner Playhouse

Address: 3330 Matlock Rd. #128, Arlington, TX 76015
Brandon's Dinner Playhouse
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We’ve committed ourselves to serve up fun, food and fabulous live entertainment. As the name implies, Brandon's Dinner Playhouse is a unique facility that combines a three-course meal with professional theatre. The purpose of Brandon’s Dinner Playhouse is to provide a community-based musical and dramatic performing arts company for the purposes of presenting quality family entertainment, delivering a superlative dining experience, and creating opportunities for children and adults to develop talents in all aspects of Music and Theatre Arts.

Electric Cowboy

Address: 8740 Camp Bowie W Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76116

The Market Cafe

Address: 6907 Bexar St, Dallas, TX 75215

PRO FITNESS

Address: 610 Uptown Blvd, 2000, Cedar Hill, TX 75104

Seven Doors Kitchen & Cocktails

Address: 5774 Grandscape Blvd, The Colony, TX 75056

Stage West Theatre

Address: 821 W Vickery Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76104
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Stage West is a highly-respected regional theatre founded in 1979. The organization's mission is to entertain, inspire, and challenge through great live theatre and to offer exceptional low-cost and/or free educational outreach services to the community at large. Over the theatre's history, 265 shows, including 244 plays and 21 musicals, have been produced by the group. In addition to on-stage offerings, Stage West also operates the Lobby Cafe which offers an assortment of delicious appetizers, sandwiches, salads, and hot meals for 90 minutes before each performance. Reservations are highly advised. While in the Cafe, audiences are likely to dine next …

La Onda

Address: 2905 Race St, Fort Worth, TX 76111

Temaki Sushi

Address: 1504 W Magnolia Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76104

Sikhay Thai Lao Restaurant

Address: 3301 NE 28th St, Fort Worth, TX 76111