Penthouse restaurants provide guests with stunning images of surrounding lands and chefs the opportunity to see if clouds really taste like marshmallows or if that’s just a cruel joke perpetuated by children's novelty singers. Dine on elevated edibles with today's Groupon: for $30, you get $60 worth of steaks and fine cuisine at Cacharel Restaurant & Grand Ballroom in Arlington.
Cacharel's patrons feast their rarely fed eyes on the panoramic views of Arlington offered from the ninth floor of the WBAP Tower, while feasting their taste buds on infinitely more edible dishes representing the best of Texan and French cuisine. The Texas steak menu provides unabashed mammal munchers with a hearty collection of a la carte carnivory such as the 14-ounce New York strip ($38.50) or the alternatively low-fat grilled ostrich filet ($29.75), both served with three vegetables and a starch. Residents looking to send flavor detectors on an international eat quest can opt for the fixed-price dinner menu (starting at $48.50 per person), a three-course collection of delectable dishes. Appetizer options include sautéed sea scallops lounging in a bed of cauliflower puree or baby spinach salad with red beet rattles and feta cheese binkies, followed by delicate entrees like roasted duck breast with mango-cinnamon sauce. The final act of this savory story builds to a delicious denouement with the apricot soufflé or an almond tulip filled with hazelnut ice cream and fresh berries.
Daywalking diners recoup energy spent staring at fluffy clouds and blue skies with fresh dishes from the lunch menu. Mild midday appetites meet their modest match in avocado and crabmeat salads ($12), while robust hungers find fulfillment in a grilled pork rib chop with chipotle pepper sauce and goat cheese ($17).
OpenTable reviewers give Cacharel Restaurant & Grand Ballroom an average of 4.3 stars and have named it a Diner's 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.