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Re: Dallas

#1 Post by Bill Tex Landreth » May 17th, 2010, 1:06 pm

Campania, Uptown location. Five dollars corkage.
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#2 Post by Joe Dulworth » May 17th, 2010, 1:26 pm

Amici's Signature Italian
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#3 Post by RudyCed » May 17th, 2010, 4:39 pm

Suze at NwHwy/Midway $25 corkage fee, but could be worth it.
Farnatchi on the southwest corner of 75 & Knox. Great simple Italian food and completely BYOB.

Campania is great....a friend of mine owns it and I love it.
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#4 Post by G B a r k l e y » May 20th, 2010, 7:43 am

A little further away, but a place very similar to Campagnia is Cavalli Pizza - traditional and delicious Neopolitan pizza. $2.50 corkage last time I was there. 3801 Regent Blvd. Irving TX 75063

Others not yet mentioned:
- Parigi on Oak Lawn - $25 corkage
- Citrus Bisto (French Seafood oriented menu) Preston and Royal - $5 corkage at last check
- The Kozy Kitchen 4433 McKinney Ave. Dallas, TX 75205 - BYOB, no Corkage
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#5 Post by LColhouer » June 3rd, 2010, 10:34 pm

Dali allows BYOB inspite of their emphasis on their own wine program. Admirable really.
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#6 Post by Bill Tex Landreth » June 4th, 2010, 9:06 am

L. Colhouer wrote:Dali allows BYOB inspite of their emphasis on their own wine program. Admirable really.
Is this generally known to the Dallas public at large? Or, is it for the "insiders"?
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#7 Post by LColhouer » June 4th, 2010, 5:43 pm

Bill Tex Landreth wrote:
L. Colhouer wrote:Dali allows BYOB inspite of their emphasis on their own wine program. Admirable really.
Is this generally known to the Dallas public at large? Or, is it for the "insiders"?
Policy. They are beer and wine only, not mixed-beverage facility, so it's allowed. If this were really a concern, PM would be best.
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#8 Post by Chris S p i k e s » July 14th, 2010, 5:50 am

Unfortunately, Dali has closed. Very sorry to see it go. Tough business.

(Irrelevant now, but Paul wanted to be known as "wine friendly" and didn't want to discourage his loyal customers from bringing special bottles at Dali. But, at the same time he didn't want to become known as BYO haven. He would never refuse anyone BYO though. One of the great guys on the Dallas restaurant scene and I hope he ends up in a good situation!)

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#9 Post by Joe Dulworth » July 14th, 2010, 6:20 am

Man, that sucks. Had many pleasurable events there.
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#10 Post by awilliamson4 » October 7th, 2010, 2:07 pm

Eno's Pizza and Bolla in the Bishops Art District are both BYOB friendly and are both around $10 per bottle.
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#11 Post by Chris S p i k e s » October 10th, 2010, 5:54 am

awilliamson4 wrote:Eno's Pizza and Bolla in the Bishops Art District are both BYOB friendly and are both around $10 per bottle.
I thought Bolla was at the Stoneleigh in Uptown? Is there another one, or similarly named restaurant? Or, maybe you meant Bolsa?

(If it's Bolsa, can you give details on how you brought the wine in since they have a full bar which usually precludes BYO?)

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#12 Post by awilliamson4 » October 11th, 2010, 11:01 am

Chris S p i k e s wrote:
awilliamson4 wrote:Eno's Pizza and Bolla in the Bishops Art District are both BYOB friendly and are both around $10 per bottle.
I thought Bolla was at the Stoneleigh in Uptown? Is there another one, or similarly named restaurant? Or, maybe you meant Bolsa?

(If it's Bolsa, can you give details on how you brought the wine in since they have a full bar which usually precludes BYO?)

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My typo it is Bolsa not Bolla in Bishop Arts. Yeah we just called ahead and asked and they said no problem. I think they charged us $10 a bottle. Took a bottle of Chard for while the sun was still up and then 2 cabs not on their menu.
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#13 Post by Michael Bowden » January 17th, 2011, 12:09 pm

Bacci's Pizza in addison

http://www.baccis.net/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

No corkage....they provide glasses...but its nothing exciting.

Food is decent, stromboli was good, pizza was just ok....they have tons more on the menu (sandwiches, pasta, salad, entrees, etc...)
I'm taller than Zach Lang.

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#14 Post by Michael Bowden » February 16th, 2011, 2:49 pm

I'm taller than Zach Lang.

It's Michael.....not Mike, Mark, Mick, Mikey...get it? got it? good.

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#15 Post by Joe Dulworth » February 17th, 2011, 6:33 am

I agree with everything on that list except Eden. We went to Eden one time and it flat out sucked. We haven't been back since.
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#16 Post by Michael Bowden » February 28th, 2011, 3:05 pm

Not BYO...but maybe something looking into for the DFW peeps -

http://www.travelzoo.com/local-deals/deal/792
I'm taller than Zach Lang.

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#17 Post by Chris S p i k e s » March 9th, 2011, 3:32 pm

Sad note - Amici's burned today.

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/communit ... ollton.ece

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#18 Post by Denny P e n t e c o s t » March 9th, 2011, 9:23 pm

Chris S p i k e s wrote:Sad note - Amici's burned today.

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/communit ... ollton.ece

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Damn that sucks. Wonder if it was performing poorly.
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#19 Post by awilliamson4 » March 10th, 2011, 1:36 pm

MoMo's pasta on KNox allows byow and the corkage is $10. Went last friday with a bottle of Loring pinot from berserkerday.
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#20 Post by awilliamson4 » May 9th, 2011, 12:54 pm

Zorba's on Preston in Plano has no corkage fee.
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#21 Post by Joe Dulworth » May 10th, 2011, 8:09 am

Do we want to include Fort Worth and the Mid Cities in this list?

P-Rob, you can remove Amici's from the master list. I'm pretty certain at this point that Bartolino is not going to re-open after the fire.
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#22 Post by awilliamson4 » June 8th, 2011, 12:02 pm

Went to Suze for my birthday a couple of weeks ago and was only charged $25 and we brought 2 750ml and 1 dessert 375ml.
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#23 Post by Joe Dulworth » June 10th, 2011, 7:24 pm

awilliamson4 wrote:Went to Suze for my birthday a couple of weeks ago and was only charged $25 and we brought 2 750ml and 1 dessert 375ml.
That isn't always the case. Most occasions that's absolutely true but I've seen them completely at random get a bug up their a$$ and pop the table for $25.00 per bottle.
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#24 Post by Michael Bowden » June 10th, 2011, 7:33 pm

Il Cane Rosso does BYOB on Wednesdays

http://www.ilcanerosso.com/

A note on the pizza's....go simple.
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#25 Post by John Kight » August 9th, 2011, 2:20 pm

The Commissary (in One Arts Plaza) has a very reasonable Corkage policy, which I think successfully strikes a balance between the needs of the wine geek and the commercial needs of the business.

First, let me note that their wine list is terrific, but will appeal much more to the "Anti-Flavor Wine Elite" than to lovers of SQN and Chris Ringland Spanish wines. The list is filled with reasonably priced quirky wines that make you curious to order just to try them (including bottles of Beajolais Blanc, Assyrtiko, Blaufrankisch, Ribolla, Charbono, Dornfelder, etc.)...The majority of whites were clustered in the $30-$47 range (and most of the reds, $45 to $70), with some number of exceptions in both directions. The unique thing was the pricing--I would say the price of most of these wines was something like 40%-70% above the normal retail price (which is terrific compared to the normal 100%-300% above retail you pay at most restaurants).

Anyway, the corkage policy (if I understood it correctly--don't rely on me without verifying first) was that you could bring one bottle in, corkage free, for each bottle you purchase off their list. In addition, you were allowed up to 2 ADDITIONAL bottles at $20 corkage per bottle. (The usual caveats apply--e.g. no BYOB allowed if it's a wine already on their list, etc.). This might not be great for a giant BYOB wine blowout dinner where each person wants to bring 4 bottles, but it is terrific if you just want to go to dinner with your wife or significant other, so you can buy a nice Champagne or white from their list, then share a special bottle from your cellar.

Regarding the food, I will withhold judgement as I was only there once (and it was a special fixed-price menu prepared for our group), but it struck me as quite good and certainly promising.

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#26 Post by KarenP » September 6th, 2011, 4:03 pm

Back in the day, Terilli's allowed corkage - $20 or $25. I don't know if they will now that they have reopened. And what's with the Italian restaurants burning down anyway??

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#27 Post by Joe Dulworth » September 16th, 2011, 6:08 am

Mr Wok. 14th near the intersection of Jupiter in Plano. No corkage. Some if not the best Peking Duck in the Dallas area. Must order the duck 24 hours in advance.
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#28 Post by Chris Presutti » September 16th, 2011, 3:01 pm

Joe, was it Urbano that we went to last year? We really enjoyed that place.

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#29 Post by Joe Dulworth » September 16th, 2011, 3:17 pm

Yep, It was Urbano. My go to BYOB place in Dallas.
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#30 Post by Chris Presutti » September 16th, 2011, 3:27 pm

Joe Dulworth wrote:Yep, It was Urbano. My go to BYOB place in Dallas.
Whoa. I just had a flashback of that wonderful venison carpacio. flirtysmile

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#31 Post by Michael O'Brien » October 25th, 2011, 6:12 pm

Fino's Italian Bistro in Plano is BYOB.
Rick's Chophouse in McKinney charges $25 per bottle but I have paid nothing if I let the wine steward taste. Not sure this works every time but worth a try.
Gregory's Bistro also in McKinney is BYOB.
Covino's in Plano is BYOB. No corkage.

I have found that quite a few places with full bars will allow BYOB for a price but it is always best to call and ask. The policies have changed on me to so I always confirm before going.
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#32 Post by Michael Francis » November 15th, 2011, 12:20 pm

New to the forum, but our favorite BYOB place, far and away, is the Cafe Italia on Northwest Highway in Grapevine. There is a second Grapevine location on Highway 26 which is also good, but we prefer the original location.

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#33 Post by awilliamson4 » November 16th, 2011, 12:19 pm

Went to Suze on Saturday night and brought 3 bottles but was only charged corkage for 2= $50. It's a bit pricey however their food is so good and priced well so it all evens out.
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#34 Post by awilliamson4 » April 21st, 2012, 1:50 pm

Commisaryy update since Tesar is gone...they still have a great diverse, quirky wine list at very reasonable prices...corkage is $20
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#35 Post by Joe Dulworth » April 21st, 2012, 4:55 pm

Thanks for the update Alston. I haven't been keeping up. Where is Tesar now?
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#36 Post by awilliamson4 » April 22nd, 2012, 6:22 pm

Tesar is getting ready to start a privately funded new project this fall called Spoonbread I think. he has been doing private dinners etc...Another update, I went to Teppo on Lower Greenville last night. The food was outstanding but the service was slow and the hostess was a wretched bitch and that is being nice. Corkage is $25/ bottle and their wine list is very weak.
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#37 Post by Joe Dulworth » April 23rd, 2012, 5:05 am

Thanks Alston.
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#38 Post by awilliamson4 » August 20th, 2012, 9:01 am

Zio Cecio on Lovers Ln west of Inwood has a great atmosphere and corkage is $20. The food i had was hit and miss but it is new and i may have ordered the wrong things. I thought the foccacia was nice and my pasta was an interesting twist on carbonara.
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#39 Post by Joe Dulworth » August 20th, 2012, 11:41 am

Looks like they have a decent sized wine list. They normally allow BYOB or did you have to discuss it with them a bit in advance if you get my drift?
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#40 Post by awilliamson4 » August 22nd, 2012, 8:02 am

I called and asked and they said ok.
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#41 Post by awilliamson4 » September 27th, 2012, 4:29 pm

Cane Rosso in Deep Ellum has BYO only on Wednesday nights. Allow you to bring in as much as you want and bring in stemware.
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#42 Post by awilliamson4 » October 18th, 2012, 7:06 am

Fino's italian in Plano is BYO with no corkage. They have crappy stems.
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#43 Post by awilliamson4 » November 5th, 2012, 8:04 am

Saucy's Thai and Pho at Preston & Royal is no longer BYO. They said they are going to increase their wine list which as of now is horrendous.
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#44 Post by awilliamson4 » November 5th, 2012, 8:06 am

Cedars Mediterranean Mezza on Walnut Hill near Presby is BYO with no fee. They have lousy stems but do have a big private room and are very cooperative. I really enjoy the food.
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#45 Post by awilliamson4 » November 5th, 2012, 8:07 am

Suze now has free corkage on Tuesday Nights.
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#46 Post by Michael Francis » December 28th, 2012, 11:24 am

The Palm has a $25 corkage fee.

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#47 Post by T Fletcher » January 28th, 2013, 11:03 am

Joe asked the question earlier as on whether to include Fort Worth and other cities in DFW. I'd be very interested if anyone has recommendations for Fort Worth, Arlington, Grapevine, Southlake, etc. I've looked on http://www.gobyo.com/ but would rather take recommendations from folks in this forum. Thanks!
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#48 Post by awilliamson4 » January 30th, 2013, 2:19 pm

Here is a website that has a pretty good list of BYO places by county in the Dallas area
http://www.eatsbyob.com/
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#49 Post by T Fletcher » January 30th, 2013, 6:16 pm

Thanks Alston! Pretty comprehensive list and very handy.
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#50 Post by awilliamson4 » February 11th, 2013, 9:28 am

Campania in Uptown is closed...Momo's has moved from Know to the Quadrangle. L.A. Gourmet on Mckinney in uptown is free BYO...they have no stems.
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