by Sabra Girard - 70 Reviews - 40 List
Takin' care of business over lunch or dinner? Well we've got the restaurants that are sure to feed your hunger for prestige, power and palatable fare. Make reservations at these dynamic dining spots that are known for making the right professional impression.
Updated: October 21, 2009
Find a business partner or schmooze the man over cocktails and perfected French dip sandwiches at this Preston Center restaurant. The bar is surrounded by suits and golf shirts every day of the week just waiting to boast or network. Deals are done over artichoke dip and a chardonnay or heaping salads and the famous key lime pie.
Investment bankers, accountants and business developers all walk to this local Italian joint to talk big numbers over thin pizzas. Surrounded by many downtown Dallas high rises, it's easy to jaunt over for a quick business proposal with some pasta primavera.
Secretaries and CEOs like to mix and mingle at this open-concept regional restaurant. A large well-lit floor plan, high ceilings and white tablecloths set an unintimidating tone, the perfect backdrop for mustering up the courage to ask for that 10 percent raise. After the Thai almond shrimp, cured pork chop, maple-ginger salmon and grand Marnier dessert, who knows? Your boss could be in a generous mood.
The Crescent Hotel grants an elegant backdrop for an impressive dinner and persuaded business dealings. No matter where you are on the totem pole pan fried calamari and a dry-aged sirloin steak will make you feel at the top. Take the next board or sales meeting to this dimly lit den of business and culinary lions in Uptown--your dinner will be a roaring success.
The power hungry like to satisfy their appetite by wining and dining with the big boys at this popular steakhouse. Pass Mark Wahlberg on the outside patio to see the Mayor and Mike Modano slicing their steaks inside. Lunch will impress with big salads, Sea Bass and coconut cream pie while dinner will seal the deal with a rare wine label and the elk filet.