As a Dallasite for nearly a quarter of a century, I was afforded the opportunity to critique’ practically every dining establishment worth mentioning in the entire DFW metroplex, first-hand. One of the highest rated was the 5 star French Room at the Adolphus Hotel in downtown Dallas. Only a couple of times did I venture into the French Room though the Hotel had a couple of other establishments that I frequented quite often. The Bistro Cafe across the parlor from the French Room and Walt Garrison’s Rodeo Bar & Grill down on the street level both had their own unique atmosphere, and not to mention, menu pricing.
Those were extremely good times during very good days! I miss them terribly and intend to get back down there the first chance I get.
Of course, Chef Dean Fearing at The Mansion probably holds the highest rating of restaurants in Dallas, but the competition is always tough… and a joy to evaluate.