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5 Top Power Dinner Spots in Dallas

WASHINGTON DC 03.23.2017

THE NORTHEAST DC UPDATE

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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

5 Top Power Dinner Spots in Dallas

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

5 Top Power Dinner Spots in Dallas

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

5 Top Power Dinner Spots in Dallas

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

5 Top Power Dinner Spots in Dallas

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

5 Top Power Dinner Spots in Dallas

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.