2301 E Pres George Bush Hwy
Plano, TX 75074
Phone: (469) 429-0700
Fax: (469) 429-0710
Texas offers an exciting menu of steak, seafood, and other savory dishes. The first thing you'll notice is the Texas-sized exterior: the restaurant encompasses two levels and features a big terrace. Entrees like ribs, filet mignon, chicken breast, and quail can be paired with delicious sides such as the sweet potato fries, burnt corn, green beans, and sauteed spinach. The ambiance inside is great for just about any occasion.
If you think the usual 10 and 12 inch pizzas are too mainstream and you're ready for bigger things in life, drop in at Olive's in Plano. Located on Alma Drive, this nifty little joint serves a whopping 30 inch (76.2 centimeters) pizza pies, a Herculean challenge offered to brave contenders who show up for supper. Apart from these delicious, gigantic pizzas (which are also available in smaller sizes), Olive's also dishes out awesome gourmet subs, sandwiches and pastas. Challenge Accepted.
Head to Love & War in Texas for a complete Texan experince. True to Texas, almost everything is fried. Upscale Texas style decorations add an interestig touch to the decor. The foods range from traditional Texas to very exotic. The wine list consists of all-Texas wines plus a full bar. Try the delicious half-inch-thick chicken-fried Steak, fried craw fish, cheese-stuffed Jalapeños or hand-battered onion rings for a great culinary experience. Texas Hot Wings and Chili Con Queso make fiery appetizers. Alamo Chicken and Spicy Chicken & Shrimp Platter make a hearty meal. Campfire Smore Sundae is the perfect end for a delicious meal.
Urban Crust lies right in the heart of downtown Plano, dishing out pies by the dozen for hungry locals in the know. Starting with a partnership between Plano natives Bonnie and Nathan Shea and master chef Salvatore Gisellu of Sardinia, Upper Crust manages to present classic Italian dishes with enough contemporary twist to distinguish it from more generic restaurants of its kind. A wood-fired oven sits center stage at Upper Crust, spitting out pizza after pizza loaded down with gourmet toppings in innovative combinations. There are a handful of salads, appetizers and entrees here which skew toward the traditional side, although no true Texan will complain about the cheesy pasta al forno dripping with quattro formaggi sauce. On that note, there are a number of vegetarian friendly options at Urban Crust. Signature cocktails and ice cold beer helps wash down these tasty creations. For pizza made with that special Italian touch, stop by Urban Crust.
Olive Garden serves up authentic Italian cuisine. Their signature breadsticks and one-of-a-kind menu make them an American icon. Standard Italian options like Bruchetta, Calamari, Ravioli, and Eggplant Parmigiana line their lengthy menu. More exotic items like salmon, chicken dishes and innovative pizzas are also available. For the calorie-counter, Olive Garden has a range of low fat and low carbohydrate options. Their bottomless salads ensure a well-balanced feast. Enjoy your meal with a bottle from their extensive wine list or one of their tropical island drinks. Finally, top it all off with a little something from their dessert menu - their cakes, custards, and ice creams are sure to win you over. Lunch and take out menus are available.
A vast assortment of delicacies from the country is what patrons at Japan House have before them. This buffet restaurant utilizes seasonal ingredients to create some mouthwatering dishes you can enjoy with friends and family. There are sushi and sashimi, seafood, udon noodle, hibachi, cocktail as well as dessert bars, so there is every arrangement for you to have a complete meal. There is also a private room where you can organize an event for up to 100 people.
You will find a warm, inviting atmosphere at Paesano's, complete with Italian influences in the decorations and furnishings. The house specialties include delicious Calamari, savory Minestrone Soup, and Veal Chop Lombardi. For more traditional Italian dishes the restaurant offers an assortment of pizza, calzones, pasta, beef, lamb and seafood. There is also a delicious variety of breads and desserts available, including crème brulee.
Outback Steakhouse offers an extensive menu featuring appetizers, chicken, ribs, steak, seafood, pasta, salads and desserts for moderate prices. Enjoy the mouth-watering entrees and high-quality service in the Australian atmosphere. Serving dinner only, this casual restaurant has something for everyone at its numerous locations in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Outback Steakhouse also offers call-ahead seating and curbside take-away. Check website for locations and menu selections.
Plates of hearty Tex-Mex combos can be found at Casa Milagro; but if you are craving something a bit healthier, you will be in for a treat with their cabbage rolls, which envelope ground beef with tomatoes, onions and diced potatoes. The house specialties are the chile rellenos which are slow-roasted and filled with anything from mushrooms to tilapia to brisket. The salsa has a nice, refreshing kick. Deserts include a decadent chocolate Kahlua bundt cake, moist tres leches cake and the standard sopapillas with honey.
Owner Eddie Lawand prides himself on the fact that the Grand Café is named after a legendary restaurant in Beirut. It specializes in Philadelphia-style and Lebanese cooking. Special Middle Eastern dishes include the Philly Chicken Sandwich, Lemony Tabbouleh Salad with cracked bulgur wheat, and Shish Tawook sandwich (pita with juicy chunks of grilled chicken, onion, tomato and parsley). Classic burgers and cheese steak are offered for those who want something more American. Turkish coffee or mint-flavored Lebanese hot tea is available when it's not too busy. No alcohol is allowed.
This small sandwich shop is a sibling of Fishmonger's. The Big Easy's reasonably priced and varied menu appeals to every appetite, especially those with a craving for Cajun-style fare. Daily seafood specials are offered and the service is at the counter. Specialties include the delicious Muffuletta Sandwich, a large variety of Po' Boy Sandwiches, cunningly fried Boudin Balls and Savory Gumbo.
Zenna Thai and Japanese may seem a strange addition to downtown Plano, but locals love the tasty cuisine that comes from the kitchen each night. Warm appetizers, curries, noodles and rice dishes fall heavily into the Thai category while the cold appetizers (consisting of delicious seaweed and sashimi salads) and a full sushi menu round out the Japanese portion. One of the rare places that these cuisines are fused is on the lunch menu, where Thai bento boxes make up an incredibly affordable afternoon option. Zenna also contains both a sushi bar and a conventional bar.