5 Top Power Dinner Spots in Dallas
You've crunched the numbers, now it's time to wine and dine your clients and get that ink on the dotted line. Where's the best place to go for a closing dinner? We've asked around and rounded up five great spots.
1. Mansion Restaurant
Restaurant: Mansion Restaurant
Address: 2821 Turtle Creek Blvd
Signature dish: haute cuisine – Texas style
Best known for: Fine dining and upscale atmosphere. Goodwin Commercial’s Pam Goodwin tells us it’s her favorite place to close a deal or toast a closed transaction. For one celebration, she tells us she made reservations (advising that it was a special client meal) and paid the bill in advance. When they arrived, they were greeted by name and seated at a quiet table with no check to worry about. “Needless to say my client was impressed and we continue to make deals together,” Pam tells us.
2. Al Biernat’s
Restaurant: Al Biernat’s
Address: 4217 Oak Lawn Ave
Signature dish: Steak
Best known for: Swanky digs and hosting celebrities. Here’s our DFW reporter, Tonie Auer, with a couple of former Dallas Cowboys QBs: Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett and Dallas Cowboys Radio Network color analyst Babe Laufenberg at a Stemmons Award after-party at Al Biernat’s.
3. Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille
Restaurant: Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille
Address: 2000 McKinney Ave
Signature dish: Pork chops
Best known for: Personal wine lockers. Colliers senior associate Lindsay Wolcott (here, with her dad at his 60th birthday this past November on a pork chop Friday). Lindsay says Perry’s is known for always having a large crowd of real estate peeps dining, interviewing and discussing deals.
4. Javier’s Gourmet Mexicano
Restaurant: Javier’s Gourmet Mexicano
Address: 4912 Cole Ave
Signature dish: Mexico City-style steaks and cheese panela
Best known for: Cigar bar. Metropolitan Capital Advisors senior director Sunny Sajnani says Javier’s is his favorite for closing dinners (and cocktails). Marcus & Millichap national multihousing group associate director Michael Ware says Javier’s cigar bar is an absolute must for post-closing dinner libations, even if you don’t smoke cigars. “If you have clients from out-of-state, you have to take them to Javier’s,” he tells us.
5. La Comida Mexican Kitchen
Restaurant: La Comida Mexican Kitchen
Address: 5100 Beltline Rd
Signature dish: Queso fundido
Best known for: Good service and variety of Tex-Mex. Capstone’s Larry Robbins tells us the restaurant is an excellent after-work getaway in the Whole Foods development at the Tollway and Beltline. Here are attorney John Worley, Capstone’s Steve Burris, La Comida’s Mario Urtecho and Environmental Performance’s Sach Prasad at the recent grand opening.