Though Luna de Noche's menu doesn't stray far from its Mexican roots, the restaurant’s chefs introduce nuanced flavors in all their dressed-up versions of Tex-Mex classics. As staff members make guacamole tableside for patrons, they may add unique ingredients such as pecans, creating a dish that is as distinctive as it is traditional. Even the margaritas—served frozen, on the rocks, or from a hose—build on the classic recipe by incorporating ingredients such as Kahlúa, fresh jalapeño juice, or housemade sangria.
The good people at Tin Star have been serving up their inventive, Southwestern-inspired, casual fare, which is made from scratch with fresh ingredients, since 1999—otherwise known as the year Y2K became all too real. After perusing the wide-ranging menu, start a satisfying supper with an order of the fresh-made guacamole ($4.29) or the house-specialty smoky grilled tomato queso ($3.99). Entrees include full-sized salads ($7.49), disassembled burrito-esque bowls ($6.99–$7.99), traditional fajitas ($8.99–$9.99), and quesadillas ($5.99–$7.49), alongside a cornucopia of tacos and house favorites. Opt for the Southwest grilled tilapia, topped with pico and chimichurri sauces ($9.99), or the bacon blue cheeseburger tacos ($7.49), which, like their unshelled inspiration, are highly susceptible to hamburglary.
The downtown Neiman Marcus location may be the flagship, but this Northpark Center outpost is certainly nothing to sneeze at either, with three massive floors catering to men, women and children. The cosmetics department at this outpost is known specifically for their high-performing makeup sales floor, which reportedly pushes more of the high-end mascaras, concealers and lipsticks than any other branch in the entire company. It’s surely thanks to the impeccably made-up staff, who will happily bronze, highlight and powder their customers to beauty perfection, before sending them off to explore other corners of the expansive multi-level retail space. An in-store Louis Vuitton boutique is a discreetly popular way to splurge on a fashion piece or emblazoned purse, and guests should be sure to stop by the Mermaid Bar downstairs for NM’s signature chicken salad and a glass of wine.
Park Tavern strives to fill its menu with foods you've probably never tried. Such tasty new experiences may come in the form of the tavern's street-vendor-style carnitas tacos with citrus slaw, its bulgogi cheesesteak sandwich, or its animal tots: a Texas-sized spin on classic Canadian poutine. It features a platter of tots, or fries, buried beneath pulled pork, cheese curds, grainy mustard, a fried egg, and heavy stout gravy. A reviewer at CraveDFW called the dish "nothing short of terrific."
Guests enjoy the creative food in an urban lodge setting, which has a rustic, yet upscale appearance, much like the queen of England after she completes a mud run. In the warmer months, they can cool off with a craft beer or cocktail out on the patio.
With 45 locations, the aromas of hot soup and freshly baked bread greet customers across the nation as they approach Souper Salad's overflowing display of crisp salad greens and freshly prepared hot selections. Menus for the buffet change daily, but can include albóndigas soup, Tuna Skroodle pasta salad, A-MAIZE-ing cornbread, and other dishes. Dine-in guests are free to fill their bowls with their favorite soups and chilis, build their own salads from a plethora of crispy greens and tangy dressings, and see how much soft-serve ice cream they can pile atop a single cone. Patrons can also make a visit to the taco bar or flatbread pizza zone, and gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options are available.
Modeled on England's famed watering holes, Baker St. Pub & Grill greets visitors with a softly lit atmosphere, age-darkened wood, and ceilings adorned with anglophilic knickknacks. Classic Britannic drinks such as Guinness and Strongbow Cider flow from the bar's taps, joined by New Belgium, Fat Tire, and other American craft brews. Guests can pair their brew with something from the pub menu, featuring Welsh rarebit sandwiches, bangers and mash, and shepherd's pie. Fish and chips come in classic form, or potato crusted. Those looking to sink their teeth into homegrown specialties can order a juicy sirloin burger or spicy chicken wings.