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DFW trip review

Brfoodie | Mar 19, 2008 10:29 AM

My wife and I just returned from a weekend trip to Dallas. I just wanted to tell you about our experience.
Friday: Happy hour at Steve Field's Steak and Lobster. Great bar with good drinks. Very good service and a surprisingly good deal as appetisers were half price. We had the shrimp coctail, crab cake, laobster pizza,lobster sliders and beef crostini. The crab cake wasinteresting as it had two layers the bottom with regular crabmeat and fillers and top with jumbo lump.
Sat lunch:Cantina Laredo on Legacy and 121. My wife was craving Mexican and we met some friends there. The place was nice but the food was blah.My wife requested some shrimp enchiladas and the waiter was good to accomadate but everyones food was O.K. at best. Good Margaritas though and well made guacamole made tableside. I would not go back
Dinner.We went to the hot Chinese Restaurant Yao Fuzi.My spare ribs were dry and not very flavorful.Wife had the Crab and Cheese Wontons which were underfried and not as crisp as they should have been.The entrees of shrimp fried rice(overcooked and dry) and the Five Star shrimp (their versions of Salt and Pepper shrimp) suffered from the same treatment as the Wontons. The ambiance was good and the martinis were enjoyable. We could not understand why this place was in the topp 100 list.
Sun lunch:First Chinese BBQ. We went there based on the recos from the hounds and were pleasantly surprised.Very good hot and sour soup and Roast Duck. A good find and a bargain
Dinner: Another ethnic entry on the top 100 Bukhara Grill did not live upto expectations.
The menu was very limited and the only good thing was the tandoori platter.Everything else
the chicken makhini,dal bukhara,, shammi kababs,paneer kofta etc wa below average.
Our Indian friend's felt the same way. Evidently the meal to eat is Sat or Sun Lunch.
Being from Louisiana we take good food for granted. Dallas despite its large no of restaurants just doesn't deliver.

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