The Lakewood Theater is a old movie theater that now does live music acts. Upstairs is the balcony club, which is a small Jazz/Piano lounge that is a great night spot for a beer/wine. It is an ultra cool hang out with good music. Its not real big, but it is a great late night spot for a night cap. The often have an acquoistial guitar player with the piano, but its low key and you can carry on a conversation. The music is not blairing.
This is an excellent steakhouse that is located below street level on Akard. There is a valet station and an elevator that takes you below the street to the restaurant. The food is excellent and the steaks are on par with Del Frisco, Three Forks, etc. It is business casual to dressy, and it is moderately pricey. Dinner for two is above $80 before drinks and tips, but the food, service and atmosphere is worth it. It located in the Arts District of downtown Dallas.
We stayed there last weekend for a charity auction, and the quality of the hotel, rooms, and service is top notch. The Pyramid Room is the fine dining restaurant and it is a five star place to eat. The have a small bar in the lobby, and a gift shop. Overall, this is a great, upper priced hotel.
This is a good pub with friendly service and good burgers. It is primarily an uptown crowd, but it is a low key atmosphere with lots of foreign beers on tap. It has great atmosphere and is a good place to hang out and relax.
This is a very good and cool sushi fish restaurant. They have a huge aquarium behind the bar, and the decor is great. All the sushi we had was very good, and we enjoyed the service. It is moderately price, and my wife and I spent $80+/- including food and beers. Overall, I though it was very good.
Kuby's wild game processing is one of the best in Texas. They make more than one dozen different sausages out of your deer, elk, hogs, etc. They also make great jerky and tamales, but those can get kinda pricey. The Jalapeno and Cheese salami (summer sausage) is excellent. They will quarter your deer for you, but it is cheaper if you bring in four hind quarters and keep the back straps for yourself. The will also do a skull boil for you deer head.
This a the bar and restaurant located within the Angelika Theater. It has couches and tables and chairs. You can get an coffee and a snack or have a beer and take it into the theater. The films are art/independent movies, not big time blockbusters.
This place has great Cajun/Louisiana food including gumbo, oysters, boiled crawfish (in season), etouffee, jambalaya, and fresh fish specials. They have fried fish menu items as well. The also carry Abita beers in case you need a Turbo Dog to wash down the spicy food. Prices are reasonable at under $15 per plate before tip and drinks. The service has varied over the years, but recently it has been pretty good. It is an ultra casual type of place.
This place is located across the street from the Stoneleigh Hotel, and it has been in business for a very long time due to its excellent burgers and atmosphere. The hamburgers and sandwiches are good, and you can get them on a pumpernickel roll. It has a great bar and is a fun place to hang out in the evenings, including late night. The have a pool table and darts in a back room, and there is an outside patio. The bartenders and wait staff provide good service, and I have always enjoyed meals or drinks there. Prices are very moderate $15 for a meal, before drinks and tip.
This is primarily a take out place for fried chicken and wings, but the food is very good, and its owner operated by the Kazanas brothers. They provide good service and the prices are very reasonable. The have a few stools and a counter to eat at, but it not much of a dine-in establishment unless you want a fast meal.