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The 2018 Best Seafood Towers in Dallas

oyster_2by Steven Doyle

The glorious  seafood tower is a dish of raw and cooked shellfish served cold on a platter, usually on a bed of ice. The serving platter is generally held above table level with a stand and sometimes can contain multiple, elaborate tiers. This is both for visual effect, and because the shellfish are often served in the shell, or on the half shell, which causes them to take up a large area while containing only a bite or two of meat.  

We found some very nice versions in Dallas. Although they are not particularly inexpensive, as would be expected when you start adding King Crab and elusive oysters, but typically you may order several levels to feed a varying amount of people you are dining with. However, one might make an entire meal of such platter along with a special bottle of wine.

Enjoy this bit of extravagance which is appropriate for any occasion. See our list, in no particular order. Prices listed, otherwise the tower is market-priced. Continue reading

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Holidays Means The Capital Grille (Contest!)

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It doesn’t seem like Christmas without a visit to The Capital Grille. They are decked out for the holidays with their own brand of extra fantastic service, over-the-top plates of beef served just about any way you could imagine, and the requisite seafood displayed in a way that will make you gasp with delight and fulfilled expectations.

Our recent visit was as expected. In the bar were several parties unwrapping and laughing, in the atrium families waiting for tables and throughout the dining room  happy guests were in full-on celebration mode. It is Christmas, indeed. Continue reading

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Win a $150 Gift Card From The Capital Grille

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The Capital Grille is a fine-dining restaurant offering dry aged steaks, fresh seafood, and an award-winning wine list. Our expertly prepared steaks are custom-aged in-house for 18 to 24 days and then hand-cut by the restaurant’s on-premise butcher.

The restaurant is also known for its award-winning wine list of more than 350 selections, curated by our Advanced Sommelier. The wine list includes some of the most highly allocated and sought-after wines in the world.   Continue reading

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Ten Great Seafood Towers in Dallas

A 16747by Steven Doyle

Always on the hunt for something overwhelmingly delicious, a stop to study the local seafood tower scene in Dallas is a fantastic assignment that ferreted some pretty marvelous results.

A Plateau de Fruits de Mer, or the tower we are in search of is a seafood dish of raw and cooked shellfish served cold on a platter, usually on a bed of ice. The serving platter is generally held above table level with a stand and sometimes can contain multiple, elaborate tiers. This is both for visual effect, and because the shellfish are often served in the shell, or on the half shell, which causes them to take up a large area while containing only a bite or two of meat.   Continue reading

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