Chow Asian Street Food whisks diners down the bustling pavement of China, Thailand, and Japan with authentic home-cooked dishes such as savory soups, noodles, curries, and fried rice. With a cornucopia of comfort fare at their fingertips, guests can fill fingers with grippable morsels such as crispy straws with shrimp and cream cheese ($5) or fresh crab-and-avocado spring rolls ($7). A steaming bowl of tom kha soup with chicken and a coconut milk ($4.25) runs across tongues with calming comfort akin to licking grandma’s favorite quilt, and red curry with chicken, beef, or tofu relaxes an overwhelming need for flavorful spices ($10.50). Guests can twirl fork tines in eight different pan-fried noodle plates, including pad thai ($8.90) and chow mein ($8.90), or quiet hunger with the crispy catfish gently massaged with chili powder ($15).
It’s hard to determine what’s more impressive about Artin’s Grill—the food or the atmosphere. Casually refined, the interior is warm and cozy, with modern artwork hanging on mocha-hued walls and plenty of rich mahogany and glass textures scattered throughout. The unmistakable aroma of wood-grilled steak typically floods the softly lit space, encouraging diners to order a USDA prime fillet, or perhaps a Texas rib eye—both staples of the grill’s dinner menu. And while the classic steakhouse route is hardly regrettable, the chef’s take on comfort food—he adds an Asian twist—is a sure winner. Braised beef short ribs paired with mushroom mac 'n' cheese. Sesame-crusted ahi tuna seared and served over wasabi mashed potatoes. These and other items capture both comfort and elegance in one fell swoop. The Scottish salmon easily won over Mark Stuertz of Dallas Observer, who deemed it “moist and scorched into perfect poise, the smoke acting as a negligee to arouse engagement with the salmon.” And because comfort food is nothing without dessert, the kitchen sates sweet cravings with decadent coconut sesame-bread pudding, drizzled in Malibu rum sauce.
When guests at Steve Field’s order the roasted prime rib, they wait tensely to hear the server’s response. That’s because there’s only a limited amount available each day—the slow-roasted meat is hand-carved to order, and when it's gone, hopeful diners are out of luck. That’s not the case with the prime steaks, however, a constant supply of which is on hand to complete a 28-day aging process before being plated with loaded baked potatoes. Carnivorous patrons can also cut their teeth on lemon chicken or Australian double lamb chops, both free-range. The menu is balanced by a selection of seafood, which includes cold-water Australian lobster tail as well as fresh Maine lobsters. Other seafood dishes have similarly diverse origins, from Alaskan king crab to Atlantic salmon to pecan-crusted trout from Idaho. Over in the Lobster Lounge, guests and misguided crustaceans can sip one of nearly 150 wines as they listen to nightly performances from live pianists.
“Yao Fuzi is an ode to ‘Shanghainese,” proclaimed the Dallas Observer, “the cuisine of that highly Westernized and stylized port city Shanghai, facing the East China Sea.” That may be music to the ears of anyone who has traveled to China, but for everyone else, well, they can simply follow their nose. The mingling aromas of fresh ginger, dried chili peppers, and hoisin sauce all echo the chefs’ commitment to using regional Chinese flavors. These ingredients appear throughout the noodle dishes, homemade dumplings, and stir-fried beef, chicken, and seafood entrees that fill a menu that Zagat rated as “Extraordinary to Perfection.” To accompany the cuisine, Yao Fuzi features an impressively diverse selection of drinks that includes specialty martinis, sakes, and a number of different teas. Much like the menu, Yao Fuzi’s décor manages to embrace the restaurant’s Shanghai roots. One entire wall of the intimately-lit dining room is decorated with glass-encased scrolls of Chinese calligraphy. These same characters appear on some of the frosted glass panes that divide a handful of tables, creating a sense of privacy for those who like to sing to their food.
MasalaWok® is a Casual Asian and Indian Diner featuring best of Asian and Indian dishes. Asian menu features a blend of typical Asian and Indian inspired Chinese dishes. Indian menu features traditional curries prepared with fresh herbs and seasonings, and meats cooked in tandoor oven.
Because getting exactly what you want has never hurt anybody, Mama Fu's Asian House gives guests the option to design their own made-to-order meals from top to bottom. When building a rice or noodle bowl, you can choose from a variety of fresh ingredients, including sauces and proteins such as sesame shrimp and teriyaki chicken.
All meats and vegetables are hand-cut and marinated on-site daily for maximum freshness. Mama Fu's also tempts tummies with a wide assortment of pre-imagined dishes, which can be altered and customized in a number of ways. The Thai dynamite shrimp salad packs a spicy punch; fresh green salads can be topped with shrimp, chicken, or beef; and the crisp lettuce wraps, like the best letters from fans, come stuffed with minced tofu or chicken. Dip-able appetizers like fresh basil spring rolls pack in mint, peanuts, and bean sprouts, while crab rangoon form tasty pockets of real crab meat, cream cheese, onion, and scallion. Even more treats await on the secretive Black Market menu, which boasts Thai Pepper Steak Salad and refreshing Sichuan Eggplant with Lychee.