If two heads are better than one, then two cuisine-noggins fused into one restaurant-body are better than one. Support admixed eateries and your local thesaurus with today’s Groupon: for $10, you’ll get $25 worth of delicious Brazilian and Vietnamese for lunch or dinner at Lumi Empanada & Dumpling Kitchen, an epicurean hybrid that helps you to expand your cultural palate.
A stylish,contemporary dining room calls for its dishes to be equally well-presented, and that's something Hypnotic Sushi chef-owner Tony Gonzalez is well aware of. And so, between the dining room's hip cartoon mural and blue upholstery accent wall, plates feature some pretty exciting-lookingJapanese cuisine. Amid the restaurant's modern, multi-level architecture, chopsticks nab noodles, grill-fresh teppanyaki steak, and fresh maki assembled into colorful sculptures.
Shellfish and butter-brushed steaks served in an elegant atmosphere permeated by live jazz.
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Steak oscar: steak topped with crab, asparagus, and hollandaise or béarnaise sauce.
Steak au poivre: steak seared in a crust of cracked peppercorns, leaving it rare to medium-rare inside.
Casual but classy seafood haven S&D Oyster Company has been a Dallas staple since 1976, offering up a simple taste of New Orleans via Uptown. The timeless dining room has changed little since then, still decked out in red-and-white checkered tablecloths and neon beer signs. Start with meaty shrimp cocktail or a platter of freshly shucked Gulf oysters while you peruse the rest of the well-edited menu, which includes fried shrimp or oyster po’ boys, seafood gumbo and the quintessential New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp, served with crusty French bread that’s ideal for soaking up the spicy sauce. Round out the experience with crunchy fried hushpuppies or an order of the whiskey sauce-soaked bread pudding. Red apron and bowtie-clad servers, many of whom have been here for decades, are utmost professionals and will mix up cocktail sauce to your liking tableside.