I'll be in Irving this week visiting my parents, and would like to take them to dinner (Tue and/or Wed). Unfortunately for me, they're not too adventurous when it comes to food. Typically, we'll end up at places like Mercado Juarez, the old school Dunston's on Harry Hines or for special occasions, Steak and Ale. My last couple of visits involved visits to some horrible Sizzler-esque place on the north side of Airport Freeway between Story and Beltline (apologies to Sizzler) and Rudy's on Beltline at Rochelle (surprisingly good Tex-Mex). On one recent visit I took them to Perry's, where they enjoyed to the food but maybe not the scene (a little too hip and upscale for them, I think).
So, I'm looking for some places that have simple straightforward (but good) food, relatively family friendly ambiance, and courteous professional service. Cost? $15-$25/entree. Location? Anywhere in or very near the box defined by 161/Beltline, I-20, Loop12/Buckner Blvd, and LBJ (northern section). Cuisines? American/Steakhouse, Mexican/Tex-Mex, and Italian.
Thanks for any tips (and place links) you can provide this prodigal son of the Great State.
Mercado Juarez Restaurant
1901 W Northwest Hwy, Dallas, TX 75220
Dunston's Prime Steak House
8526 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX 75235
Steak & Ale Restaurant
5220 Belt Line Rd, Dallas, TX
Rudy's Mexican Restaurant
3301 W Rochelle Rd, Irving, TX 75062