The name says it all at Posh Nail Spa, a chic and modern house of pampering located on the always-buzzing McKinney Avenue in Dallas. Sleek black-and-white décor is accented with grand chandeliers and glowing candelabras, luxurious touches that are echoed in the ultra-plush, high-tech ergonomic massage chairs that await you. Opt for the Signature Pedicure that incorporates a paraffin dip and hot stones, making for an indulgent experience that’s ideal after a long day of shopping Uptown. Or splurge on the Ultimate Manicure, which includes an aromatherapy neck wrap and essential oil massage. Skilled estheticians are on hand for a wide array of services including facials, glycolic acid peels, face and body waxing, or just swing into Posh for their gel nails and a full-body Swedish massage.
The menu at Gui Korean Japanese Bistro & Bar shows off the time-honored culinary traditions of the restaurant's namesake nations. Miso soup, edamame dusted with sea salt, and seafood-topped rice bowls represent the eatery's Japanese roots. The Korean side of the menu tends toward hot and hearty dishes such as the spicy kimchi jji gae, flavored with scallions, pork, and, naturally, a liberal dose of kimchi.
The bistro's modern dining room contrasts sharply with the old-school cooking. Strands of lighted crystal beads dangle from the ceiling, dividing the space's two main seating areas. Track lights and conical pendant lamps cast a soft glow across the simple banquettes and gleaming sushi bar. Outside, stout wooden tables populate the bistro's patio seating area, which rests in the shade of a tall tree.
At Victor Tangos, customers can get their daily serving of fruit simply by ordering a from-scratch cocktail. Bartenders use freshly squeezed fruits in drink concoctions that may feature blood orange, lime, or puréed ginger. They also serve both draft and bottled craft beers. The chef pairs these varied drinks with small, shareable plates or flatbreads topped with lamb sausage or wild mushrooms. For those with small appetites, the chef serves inventive bar bites such as spiced caramel popcorn, with just enough heartiness to soak up the alcohol. Guests can mingle at the marble-topped bar or at the tables and booths resting under unique, modern light fixtures. Exposed-brick walls host horizontal full-length mirrors and a collection of martini shakers in case James Bond ever shows up with an army of doppelgängers.