Best Place to Power Lunch
With its jewel-boxlike interior, wide open views of downtown and a wonderful prix fixe two-course lunch menu, it’s a great spot to negotiate your latest million-dollar deal. If they agree to your terms, order a bottle of the 2002 Salon Le Mesnil Brut, a lovely blanc de blanc Champagne to celebrate your success.
Best Place for a Late-Night Bite
Owners Allison Yoder and Stephen Rogers keep their Highland Park Mediterranean-inspired spot open until 11pm Tuesday through Sunday. Think about this place next time your black-tie gala that ends at 10pm leaves you hungry for more than a ho-hum catered meal.
Best Place for An Indulgent Lunch
There is simply no other restaurant in Dallas that can stand up to Grange Hall. There, we said it. Whether it’s for lunch or Thursday night dinner, the intimate atmosphere, artful surroundings, and dishes like caviar pasta and its signature chicken soup served on porcelain tabletop by Carrara Dibbern, make this a singular spot for anyone who wants an unforgettable experience.
Best Bar for a Date-Night Drink
The French Room Bar
It’s pretty simple. This spot tucked away inside The Adolphus is a little dark, a little moody and very elegant, and that combo lays the foundation for getting your flirt on.
Best Bar to Relive College Days
It happens every time, especially if you attended SMU. Each holiday season, homecoming and even a normal week night, you are sure to run into someone who was in your pledge class and knew you before that fancy title you now have. It’s always a walk down memory lane.
Best Steakhouse to Act Like a Baller
Nick & Sam’s
Between the sparklers going off, bottles being popped and the regular rotation of professional athletes who roll through this Uptown icon, it’s not hard to see why when it comes to making it rain, Nick & Sam’s is your first call.
Best Place to Meet Mark Cuban
Off- or in-season, the Dallas Mavericks owner can be found sitting in a booth on the west wall usually with some ballers on hand. Always a fun sighting over a plate of dry-aged beef nachos.