There are many ways to eat out, but only penthouse restaurants treat guests to stunning views of the surrounding cityscape and Earth's smiling, human-faced second moon. Dine on elevated edibles with today's Groupon: for $30, you get $60 worth of steaks, fine cuisine, and drinks at Cacharel Restaurant in Arlington.
From its lofty perch on the ninth floor of the WBAP Tower, Cacharel provides feasts for malnourished eyes with sweeping panoramas of Arlington before sharing taste bud feasts of superlative Texan and French cuisine. The Texas steak menu satisfies unabashed mammal-munchers with a hearty collection of à la carte carnals such as the 14 oz. New York strip ($38.50) or the alternatively low-fat grilled ostrich fillet ($29.75), both served with three vegetables and a starch. Indecisive diners, meanwhile, can trust the experts with the fixed-price dinner menu, a three-course collection of delectable dishes selected by the chef (starting at $48.50 per person). Such a meal might raise the curtain on your stomach-stage with an appetizer of sautéed sea scallops lounging in a bed of cauliflower purée or baby-spinach salad with red-beet rattles and feta-cheese binkies. After relishing a delicate entree of roasted duck breast with mango-cinnamon sauce and embarrassing a date by loudly speaking in your duck voice, the savory story builds to a delicious denouement with the apricot soufflé or an almond tulip filled with hazelnut ice cream and fresh berries. Cacharel's lunch menu also quells midday appetites with avocado and crabmeat salads ($12) and grilled pork-rib chop with chipotle pepper sauce and goat cheese ($17).
OpenTable reviewers give Cacharel Restaurant an average of 4.3 stars and have named it a Diners' Choice winner for Most Booked and Scenic View. TripAdvisors and seven Yelpers give it an average of 3.5 stars, and 74% of Urbanspooners like it.
- Wouldn't have asked for a better experience. For anyone celebrating a special event would highly recommend. – lbshull, TripAdvisor
- The food was delicious and served in a timely manner. The highlight of the night, however, was the table they chose for us. We had a wonderful, colorful and dramatic view of the sunset. – An OpenTable reviewer who dined on 9/25/10
Cacharel Restaurant & Grand Ballroom
From the ninth floor, sweeping views of Arlington’s entertainment district fill the windows at Cacharel Restaurant. Cacharel’s menus list an array of steaks and seafood entrees to accompany the panorama, which includes views of Rangers Ballpark, Cowboys Stadium, and acres of trees planted between them so the buildings would stop fighting. Pale earth tones and plenty of natural light decorate the space as the staff exits the kitchen bearing swordfish piccata and center-cut pork rib chops. At the other end of the restaurant, views of serpentine roller coasters glimmer in the twilight as the staff tempts diners with homemade desserts. The Grand Ballroom portrays the same picturesque scenery through its seventh-floor windows and can be rented for weddings, meetings, and other gerunds.