6 Best Business Lunch Spots In Dallas
Who wants to discuss an important deal in a cold and stuffy conference room when you could discuss it over rare steaks and crab cakes instead? If you want to keep your clients and partners—not to mention your stomach—happy, check out these lunch spots to seal a deal.
Two words: lobster risotto. Al Biernat's extensive menu of meats, fish and sides can be enjoyed in full glory for dinner, but their long list of sammies will please even your pickiest of clients for lunch. They've got a full bar, but you'll want to take advantage of the wine list with a recommendation from the somm. WiFi helps you close the deal extra fast.
Bob's Steak and Chop House
Despite this restaurant's popularity, weekday lunches remain uncrowded. Order a big-as-your-face Cote De Boeuf bone-in ribeye for celebratory lunches. With crowd pleasers such as creamed corn, fried calamari and New York strips, you might wish Bob's didn't have valet so you could walk off some of those calories. The familiarity of this DFW staple (which has locations in Dallas, Fort Worth, Grapevine and Plano) means you spend less time looking at the menu and more time talking shop.
Head to Sevy's if you want to see and be seen. Its American fare has kept Dallas businessmen and businesswomen coming back for power lunches for nearly 20 years. You can't go wrong with the bacon-wrapped quail or the rosemary chicken.
Where else in the Big D can you get a decent spicy tuna roll, carnitas sammie and Greek-style chicken all in one place? R&D accommodates groups well and has a private parking lot, making it worth the short drive to University Park. R&D helps you send the vibe, "I mean business, but I don't take myself too seriously."
This steak and seafood house gets a reputation as a dinner destination, but Truluck's atmosphere for business lunches can be—dare we say it—lucky. Go for the tuna taretate tower and stay for the scallops. Half-priced cocktails during daily happy hour make for a good excuse to cold call a potential client and see if they like Old Fashioneds.
If you're meeting for a lower-key lunch, get the Wagyu cheeseburger. If you're gathering for a more formal dinner, get the Chilean sea bass. Valet parking makes for easy in and out (always a consideration in Uptown) and WiFi allows you to send a quick couple of emails while you wait. Plus, Ocean Prime's craft cocktails and small bites make for great business happy hours. Get the martini and thank us later.