My friend and I will be in Dallas for 4 days for a conference at the end of Nov 2013. The conference is being held at the Dallas Convention Centre and we are staying at the Magnolia Hotel. We will be at the conference during the day, but we are hoping to try out some restaurants for dinner. We will not have access to a car, nor do we want to trek very far by public transportation (the conference starts early in the morning, so we can't stay out very late).
Any recommendations in the Downtown core, preferably within walking distance of the convention centre of the Magnolia Hotel? A lot of the posts on this board are relatively old, so I'm not sure if any of the recommendations have changed. We are interested in foods that may be more unique to Texas (eg TexMex, BBQ, steak, etc.) Upscale dining, hole-in-the-wall places, and everything in between is fine by us! However, we are not interested in Asian food (we are from Toronto).
Thanks for everyone's help!