Dining survey comments
Feb. 2014 – Aug. 2014
Dining comments 1 (through early Dec. 2013)
Dining comments 2 (Dec.-Feb.)
Since Feb. 10, 2014, approximately 230 new responses were completed. Total as of August 20: 692.
a great place to have Chicago-style food since there are many of us that live in the metroplex
Area has a need for a good tavern and some fine dining restaurants
Chuy’s, Fireside Pies, Velvet Taco, Torchy’s Tacos–Flower Mound people aren’t going to drive to Southlake, PF Chang’s–again, we not driving to Grapevine for that–too far
Cheesecake Factory, Mignon (Plano), Sfuzzi. Need a really good creperie – oh for the day’s of the Magic Pan, Dallas!
craft beer place like Ginger Man
Roots Coffeehouse, Beth Marie’s Ice Cream, Chuy’s, Sprinkles Cupcakes/Ice Cream, Potbelly, Chipotle
Taco Diner, Patrizios, Zoe’s Kitchen, iFratelli, Corner Bakery, Fireside Pies
Looking for some fun non chain restaurants to enjoy and relax close to the lake
HGSpplyCo on Greenville Ave
Houston’s, Trader Joes, Cool river, Tokyo one, Texas de Brazil
Would love a Hook Line and Sinker or AW Shucks. Something with good old fresh Gulf seafood and Oysters.
Higher-end fine dinning.
La Hacienda Ranch, Ruth Chris, Del Frisco, Silver Fox, Anamias, Corner bakery, Brio
I would very much like to see locally owned, quality (not necessarily high-end) restaurants and related facilities. There are plenty of the standard chain restaurants available in the surrounding area. A previous comparison to Bishop Arts is well-placed; I think that sort of concept would draw a whole other demographic that this area seems to lack. Having spent much of my career in hospitality, this is exactly the kind of area I would consider for any number of concepts.
local (not chains) is best
Old Chicago Pasta and Pizza (http://www.oldchicago.com), Houston’s, Firerock Steakhouse
Carraba’s, Panera, Noodles & Co., Cafe Express
There are no good Thai, Mediterranean, Indian or Chinese restaurants here in Flower Mound today. It would be great if one of those is present here.
I would like to see a restaurant that offers fresh, healthy choices made with hight quality food. We shop at Sprouts because of the quality of what we get. Price is less important to our family than local/natural choices. HG Supply, Celebration are two great examples.
blue mesa grill, some sort of seafood place where you can sit out on the water, Margaritaville, Ruth’s Chris, Bucca de Peppa, La Hacienda Ranch
Chuy’s, cheddar’s, steak house of some kind
would love to have some uptown style restraint/bars with patios. Also gingerman
Seasons 52, Gloria’s
Shops of Legacy has a nice mix.
Please do not bring in the big box restaurant chains. Grapevine has the cowboy / Texas theme covered. The dining scene should focus on local Chef’s with a national reputation for quality and innovation. A large bar area allows for people to gather. Suggested restaurants to emulate: fast casual – Zoe’s, casual – Hillstone, Kenney’s Wood Fired Grill and fine dining – The Mercury, Bar – Cru, micro brewery or similar to Hillstone. I am excited for the grand openings!!!
Artin’s (Shops of Legacy), Jaspers. I would also like to see a local Italian restaurant
Cheddars, Panera Bread, Pappasitos
High End Sports Bar experience like BJ Steakhouse would be perfect
Zizikis, brio, pita jungle, dream cafe, flying saucer, j Macklins
Would love a Bread Winners or similiar type cafe. Tired of the same small restaurants in the Flower Mound area, etc.
Saint Ann’s, Dallas – good food, great patio. Need a restaurant that does not cater to kids
Panera Bread Co.
nick and sams grill, kennys bbq,
Seasons 52, Kona Grill, Corner Bakery, Sushi
torchy’s tacos, Bread Winners, Chuy’s, PF Changs, Cheesecake Factory, Papasitos, Whiskey Cake, Trader Joes
We need places with outdoor patios!
jakes hamburgers, village burger bar (already in two similar mixed use concept evelopments), coal vines (pizza), grimaldis (pizza)
It’d be nice to have places that aren’t copies of every other upscale enclave in DFW. Something unique that covers all meals thru out the day including awesome happy hour venues. If you’re going to be this close to the lake you have to have awesome outside options for dining/mingling/dancing etc. It’s also be nice if it wasn’t all crazy upscale over expensive places. Not everyone in a lake community is wealthy.
Taco diner, and a seafood restaraunt would be great.
Special consideration should be given to businesses that support the local craft brew and local food movement scene.
Start, PDQ, Pita Pit, Rusty Taco
nice patios, sushi, no more pizza, bbq, french, seafood
Please no more chains. Would love to see a fresh juice spot (like Pure in Southlake). Would also enjoy a craft beer restaurant/bar.
Razoo’s, Genghis Grill.
I would love to see both casual and fine dining at Lakeside DFW, with an emphasis on non-chain type of restaurants. We have way too many Chili’s-type of restaurants. A small local chain like Jake’s hamburgers or Mi Cocina or even a Pappa’s restaurant is fine, but the usual Brinker type restaurants are not exciting and not even very good. A good seafood restaurant would be great, as well and a well established fine dining steakhouse would be great, like a Ruth Chris.
We need much more patio dining areas here. We also need to be spot for new restaurants and limit the chains. I love Great Outdoors sandwich place (we don’t have great sandwich/salad place), need better sushi places and Mediterranean food.
Kona Grill, Seasons 52
No chain restaurant. A pizza place. A bar/pub with large draft selection. Decent prices, not just upscale restaurants
TORCHY’S TACOS!!! Village Burger Bar, Ghenghis Grill, and ANYTHING MIDDLE EASTERN!
Non chain, something fresh, local farms produce and delicious. Mi-Dia, 12 stones, Stampede 66
We need restaurants that are family friendly but don’t close at 9:30 pm on Thursday – Sunday nights. Many families with kids have them in tournament sports – no place to eat all day and then many restaurants are closed on the way home
BTW for lunch something fast. We need some fun places like Katy Ice House and full service Trulucks, PF Changs,
Starbucks, Italian no chain, no BBQ, outdoor dining, rooftop bar. No more walmart anything. An HEB would be nice.
Would love to see Gloria’s and some Upscale French Restaurant! Also love Pappadeaux, Pappasitos & Pappas Brothers Steakhouse or Steve Fields Steak & Lobster!!
Panera would be perfect!
Hibachi Style restaurant would be great for families.
A wine bar would be great as well
No chain restaurants please. Authentic sandwich orners, upscale ethnic (thai, indian, middle eastern, greek) food would be great!
Portillo’s, Lou Malnatti’s Pizza, Cheesecake Factory, Maggiano, Chinese, Cotton Patch, Kuby’s, German Deli, Grand Lux Cafe, Urban Eatz
Anything not a chain. There has to be something new under the sun. I don’t want to get something I can drive to Highland Village, Lewisville, Frisco or anywhere else and get. Developer/owner needs to be open to new, creative concepts, not just bankable chains.
Live in Lantana, work on just the other side of International/Lakeside. We can’t wait for more lunch options!! Maggianos, Panera, Chuy’s, Blue Mesa, Tin Star, Five Guys, Atlanta Bread Company,
Brew pub similar to San Tan Brewery (Chandler AZ) or Peter B’s Brewpub (Monterey CA), not Gordon Bierch. Outdoor seating options that are kid friendly during the early evening but options good for adults/couples at night.
Fadi’s Mediteranean, Bahama Breeze, Masala Wok, Maggiano’s, which wich
A good mix of high end full service restaurants with some casual cafes (Panera bread, corner bakery, etc) and gourmet bakeries would be great! Fav. restaurant – Eddie V’s
Include a Pub or a brewery with a great patio! A nice pizza or hamburger place would do great too. And definitely an ice cream shop.
Taco Diner would be a great addition.
Upscale dining preferred. Patio Dining preferred. Book stores nearby a big plus
Charleston’s, high end Steak House, Seafood, Cheeseburger in Paradise has good burgers fun place, need a nice Italian restaurant
Cheesecake factory, Texas de Brazil, Carinos
No national chains like Chili’s, Olive Garden, etc… keep those places to busy highways. The new restaurants need to have a chef-owned, private experience. With great atmosphere, wine properly stored, music on weekends, exciting porches, etc.
Flower Mound is missing some good middle class to upscale restaurants Everyone I talk to goes to Southlake or Grapevine for dinner. Flower Mound needs restaurants like Winewood in Grapevine e.g. All that we have are fast food chains
NOTE: DO NOT want another Starbucks.
No more Starbucks! Breadwinners Cafe
I would like to see a small coffee shop, other than Starbucks, in the Shops at Lakeside. A restaurant that serves brunch would also be highly visited. Thank you for asking the public what we want! Excited to see what companies end up at Lakeside.
Boulevardier in Arts Bishop district is my favorite restaurant followed by FT33 in the Design District. Please no fast food chains.
Lucile’s, Ft Worth; Lili’s, Ft Worth; Rise, Dallas; Cat Grill, Ft Worth
Bring in local businesses as in restaurants and coffee shops. I like to support local businesses in the area and not the large chains.
I would love to see a local coffee shop, local owner and staff. But not the chain coffee shops like Starbucks or Caribou. Too impersonal!
We live in California and are looking for a new location closer to our daughter and grandchildren.
Patios are very important. There just aren’t enough good restaurants with patios in Flower Mound. Especially, south Flower Mound.
A good pub, something like Meddlesome Moth
This town does not need another Starbucks. There are already 4 on 2499 alone. Starbucks does not provide the quality atmosphere that a Third Wave shop like Roots in Highland Village provides its customers. The quality of product from local shops is far superior, and will bring a greater sense of bonding to the community by providing a type of shop that the community can use to learn about the world’s coffees, and provide a greater economic benefit to the people of this town by using resources available locally, not shipped in from a manufacturer. The health benefits of having a local Third Wave shop are also far more beneficial for the people than to have another fast-food coffee shop. I have traveled the country visiting different coffee shops, and the greatest shops are those that come from the local community and provide services that cater to the needs of the people of that community. They also bring service oriented around the people they serve, not the money they make from them. This town deserves to have an alternative option to what they already have, and putting in another big name coffee shop is the last thing we need. This survey should not ask for favorite restaurants outside the city, but rather search for the good ideas that the people of this town have for their new economic center. Ideas that come from these people, for these people.
Would prefer a local coffee shop to a Starbucks
I would really like to see a small, locally owned coffee shop put into the shopping center with real, authentic coffee made by real people who know what their doing rather than a Starbucks. Please consider this.
Please keep this place local. We do not need more big chain restaurants and coffee shops. We need to support local business, not big business.
I would love to see some local businesses- in restaurants, retail, and especially coffee shops- please no more big corporate chains! We have enough of those!
There are so many Starbucks in the area, I want more coffee shops that are local!
I enjoy local businesses. My favorite place to eat is Salerno’s here in flower mound. It is such authentic Italian food. I also go to Roots coffee a lot. It has such a cool vibe and it’s a great place for meetings. Their coffee is amazing as well. That alone makes the extra 15 minute drive worth it. It’d be nice to have somewhere closer
It would be nice to enjoy a coffee house and maybe an ice cream parlor. If we could get some local roasters or a local creamery, that would be amazing.
Would MUCH rather see local stores go up than large, brand-stores such as Starbucks. I will not visit another Starbucks in this area.
Please don’t put another Starbucks!!! We already have 8 in the area!! Put a new exciting local coffee shop instead!!
I would love to see a coffee shop other than Starbucks. FM already has enough. A local shop would be a great addition. Maybe another Roots?
ALL for locals dining and coffee establishments. We have way too many chains, especially coffee. Please, do not bring in another Starbucks…..they’re everywhere!
Great, healthy options. Fresh foods made from non-hormonal, non-GMO. Local coffee shop. NOT STARBUCKS!!
Non-chain restaurants with a unique and practical menu. Some foreign (specifically Asian, Latin American, and Middle Eastern) cuisines would draw interest from Southlake, GV, FM, and Coppell areas as well as those visiting via DFW Airport.
Mixture of upscale and moderately priced restaurants would be ideal to appeal to both the upscale diner and the family on a budget. Fast food is prevalent in nearby areas and thus wouldn’t really be favored in this development. Lastly, outdoor dining would be an ideal opportunity to take advantage of the location of Lakeside.
More non-chain restaurants would be nice. Especially more ethnic cuisine such as Chinese, Thai, Indian, Mediterranean. Also, it would be nice to have a local coffee shop or wine bar type restaurant.
Whiskey Cake, Torchy’s Taco, Trader Joes, Chipotle, Papasitos,
Johnny Carinos, Pei Wei, 5 Guys burger and fries,
road house steak house
Campania Pizza (Southlake Town Square), Kobeya Hibachi and Sushi, Mellow Mushroom, Simply Fondue, Pappasitos, Buffalo Wild Wings/Pluckers Wing Bar or other good sports bar, Babes Chicken, Twisted Root Burger, Razoos, Panera Bread, Chicken Express
Pappasitos, Kobeya’s Hibachi Grill, Mr. Jim’s Pizza, Babe’s Chicken, Saltgrass, Five Forks, Genghis Grill, Flat Tops, Razoo’s, Zoe’s Kitchen,
We just need more sit-down family restaurants. Favorite restaurants not in the area would be Pappasittos Mexican Cantina & Babes Chicken. For delivery a Mr. Jims Pizza would be best.
This area is lacking in patio dining/drinking.
HG Supply, Dallas, Hillstone, Dallas, Taco Diner, The Ranch, Irving, Houstons, Dallas. We really like farm to table restaurants. This area is also in DIRE need of healthy lunch dining.
PLEASE include some restaurants with a little character. It wold be so great to have some options like SMOKE/Chicken Scratch, Neighborhood Services, R + D Kitchen, Grace, Meddlesome Moth, Flying Saucer, Katy Trail Ice House, etc. Even better would be the Libertine, Strangeways, but probably not that likely this far from Uptown and/or Knox-Henderson. How about a musical performance location? We went to see a great show at Dan’s Silverleaf in Denton last evening (another good area to model).
Looking for mid to upper scale non-chain restaurants with a good international choice of foods……Mediterranean (Greek, Lebanese), Indian, mixed Oriental (Korean, Vietnamese, etc…..not just Chinese and Japanese), South American, etc. Would love to have a few night clubs with dancing and night life with live music.
Lots of patio options, with fun fresh foods and local craft beers. Maybe an Austin vibe but with sophistication. Have a wide array of dining for every budget. Maybe a food truck set up for the lower budget and trendy gourmet spots for the higher budget.
It would be nice to have quality cultural food like Eatzi with a casual dining seating outdoor area.
Glorias, Simply Fondue/Melting Pot, Cheddars, Razzoos, Pappadeaux, Saltgrass, Chipotle
NO smoking, full bar, some places that lean more towards adult only, late night options, casual & mid-level, less chain restaurants, patios galore.. Food trucks, beer garden, Steak, BBQ, Italian, & something a little different!
Stratos Greek Taverna, Pappas Bros Steakhouse, Nick & Sam’s, Kenny’s Wood Fired Grill, Pappadeaux, Oceanaire, Ocean Prime, anything BBQ, Greek, Italian… More late night & full bar options at affordable prices
Spiral Diner, Ellerbe’s, True Food, Bolsa, Snappy Salads. Mellow Mushroom.
High end Seafood restaurant overlooking the water, Texas BBQ, Tex/Mex restaurant, Great burger joint, etc. Some fun Texas theme places. Even a place for boot scooting at night! Also need a frozen yogurt place open late with outdoor seating to watch the summer fireworks on the lake. And fun Texas shopping! A great boot shop, country western store, swim shop, boating attire shop… This needs to be a fun, relaxing place to go!
Gigi’s Cupcakes, Nit Noi Thai Restaurant, Sweet Paris Creperie & Cafe, GURU, Black Walnut Cafe, Which Wich, Panera Bread, Swirll Yogurt
Pappasito’s, Fajita Willie’s in Houston, Goode Company Barbecue in Houston.
Patio places, places that are good for watching sporting events. Non chains!!! Taco diner 🙂
variety type food and above midscale
MiDia, Jake’s, La Hacienda, Saltgrass
We need to skip the low end stuff and have a mix of mid-grade and high-end. Babe’s, Chuy’s, Sweetie Pie’s Ribeye’s (owned by Babe’s you’re going to need to convince them to open the second – there’s only one), PF Chang’s, Copeland’s, Cheesecake Factory, Max’s Wine Dive, JR’s Grill. Houston’s is a good bridge to the high-end. We’re also gonna need a Gingerman as others have pointed out. The suggestion for an outdoor restaurant that is dog friendly would be nice… maybe a German beer garden? On the higher end a Capital Grille, Boi na Braza…
I hope this won’t be a ton of chain restaurants all over! These are already every where and hoping the Shops at Lakeside will be different with a variety or more unique places to dine in. Flower Mound is seriously lacking night life and good restaurants and this is the perfect opportunity to make the locals like me spend our money in FM instead of other cities. When I go out, I stay away from FM as it does not have anything to offer in terms of more adult friendly places. Too many family restaurants full of kids. Thanks!
A great pub/craft beer/brewery would be fantastica!
I prefer one off restaurants. E.g. Meddlesome Moth, Bolsa, Neighborhood Services. I think of the Bishop Arts District when I imagine what I’d like to see in ‘my neck of the woods’.
Love to eat outside
Gloria’s, Maggianos, Jasper’s, BJ’s, Angry Dog, 8.0’s, Flying Saucer, Breadwinners, Fadi’s Mediterranean Grill, Cantina Laredo, Bronson Rock, The Grape, The Londoner, Stan’s Blue Note, Stampede 66, Campisi’s, Capital Grille
Bistro style, healthy organic, vegetarian food. Establishment serving local foods and local beers.
Would love to see some lesser known/non-chain restaurants that offer quality food; places that put importance on ingredients and preparation over the bottom line. Obviously a few names would be great to have, like a Chipotle (who buys their food locally and fresh). I personally love good Vietnamese food, like Green Papaya on Oak Lawn. A coffee shop is extremely important. NOT STARBUCKS!! A place that actually serves COFFEE, not automated junk. Somewhere to go grab a mug to sit and read and talk with people. Again, not a chain like Starbucks. Quality beverages.
more vegetarian and healthy options would be really nice.
Mama Pita would be perfect along with La Duni.
Kenny’s Burger Joint, Kenny’s woodfired grill, bone fish grill,
Whiskey Cake, Cedar’s firewood grill, Zorba’s Greek
Mainly want outdoor dining overlooking the lake and a good dessert place.
Grand Luxe Cafe, PF Changs (I know there’s already one in GV but such a pain to get to), Other good Chinese, nice wine bar
Genghis grill, outback, hibachi
We’d like to suggest that we differentiate this new development with restaurants that aren’t the same old franchises that are just about everywhere. The more unique the better, so that this becomes a destination away from the franchise fatigue we’ve all grown tired of. A nice variety of mid to upscale would be a nice change for the area. For example, mid-range comparable to what Grapevine has with Mi Dia, Fireside Pies and Winewood. Upscale examples can run the gamut from Steak/seafood houses like True Lucks to Stephan Pyles. Without a nice variety range, and defaulting to the same ‘ol same ‘ol you run the very possible risk of a flash in the pan syndrome where people will initially come to investigate but ultimately grow weary of more of the same. An example of who got it half right was the developer of the Shops of Legacy. Too much mid-range franchise overkill and not enough upscale to offset the equation.
Wish we had a restaurant featuring craft beers or great wine selection. Also would love a California Pizza Kitchen.
Favorite restaurants : Blue Mesa Grill, Schlotzskys, Taco Bueno. I also love Indian, Greek, and tapas restaurants. Vegetarian options are always great.
I would love to see a unique cocktail bar here, like the Woolworth in downtown Dallas. It would be great to have a bar like World of Beers, the Ginger Man or the Flying Saucer with a wide selection of beers…hopefully one could have a trivia night too. 🙂
I am looking for restaurants that serve organic non-gmo foods. Food provided by local farmers would provide a way to support not only the restaurants but our farmers as well. Burlington, Vermont and Marin,CA provide an example of food choices for me.
Today’s dietary needs vary so much in people, ex., gluten, dairy, sugar etc. that it’s always refreshing to go to restaurants such as Winewood, or The Porch (Dallas) where the chef type style allows for tailored, clean eating that is so yummy! Any restaurant that supports local markets for freshness, AND to build local business is great!
J Alexanders !!! Claim Jumper !! Saltgrass. Freebirds
BJs, main street cafe/ bistro m, cachet bistro, la Madeline, out of the oven cafe, California pizza kitchen,
Grimaldis, Jersey Mikes, Twisted Root Burger, Pappa Bros, Corner Bakery
Patio would be great. Fish and sushi options would be a nice addition.
Love Meddlesome Moth in uptown Dallas, as well as Hop Doddys.
We need more upscale and interesting dining options in FM. Enough with the Chili’s, TGI Fridays, etc. You have a group of residents who appreciate and will pay for good dining options. Today we go to Southlake and surrounding areas because FM doesn’t have enough options and far too many fast food and chain restaurants. This income in this area can support a much better set of restaurants and retail if you will give it to them. Also more healthy options that include gluten free, vegetarian, etc. If you’re going to do more casual dining, consider options like Zoe’s Kitchen, great healthy food. We need a Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s in FM as well as a decent wine shop and an REI.
Twisted Root, Red Lobster, Chinese, Benihana
Jasper’s, Seasons52, Gordon Birsch, Twisted Root, Gingerman, Capital Grille.
Good food, bars and entertainment desperately needed. Lakeside would be premium spot.
Lockhart Smokehouse. Summer Moon — wood-fired coffeehouse.
Healthy foods will be a big draw in my opinion. BJ’s Brewhouse seems to have a mix of everything as well as a place people like to congregate.
Please, please, please bring healthy dining options to FM. Seasons 52 would be a fabulous addition!
Tapas restaurant, like Sangria’s in Dallas. I can’t think of any popular ones in our area.
Chipotle or Qdoba would be nice too.
Cheesecake factory, Bahama Breez, Thai, Indian
Family friendly brewery or sports bar is missing in Flower Mound
Pepe and Mitos Mexican Food, Ill Cane Rosa, Pecan Lodge BBQ, Hula Hut, Blue Corn Harvest, Rudys, Blue Mesa, British Beverage Company, Cavalis, Tillmans, Hattie’s
Houston’s, Babe’s Fried Chicken Restaurant, Cheesecake Factory (FM needs our own – a pain to get to Southlake), Paappadeaux, Fireside Pies, Mercy Wine Bar (w/live music please), Birraperettis (Arlington), Iron Cactus, Twisted Root, Baker’s Rib BBQ, Lockhart’s Smokehouse (Bishop Arts District), Claim Jumper (have these all over CA), Rubios Fish Tacos (all over CA- very good & inexpensive), Toulouse French (Knox Henderson), Bonnie Ruth’s French Bistro, Rise (souffle restaurant Dallas), Old Monk Irish Pub, Breadwinners, Melting Pot fondue restaurant, tapas bars with a shady patio and live music, places with patios and live music in general, Dream Cafe healthy foods, BJ’s, Cheddars. Really NEED some of these places in FM. Brunch spots where they offer specialty or signature foods you can eat on an outdoor patio would be great. Raw food/juice bars.
Bonnie Ruth’s; Breadwinners; Fireside Pies; Cheesecake Factory; Pappadeaux; Melting Pot; Houston’s; Rise Souffle; Ali Babba Mediterranean Grill; Dude Sweet Chocolate; Naga Thai; Old Monk Irish Pub; Baker’s Rib BBQ; Lockhart Smokehouse; Toulouse French Bistro; On The Border; Corner Bakery: Merci Wine Bar; Cupcakery; Old West Diner.
Cheddars, Japan House, Osaka, Toyko One
starbucks, bowling and skating places
california pizza kitchen, panera
I SO wish we could get a California Pizza Kitchen and/or a Taco Diner in Flower Mound.
Love the Cafe Express in Southlake. Fresh made food with so many options plus coffee bar, wine and beer. Fast but delicious. Salads, burgers, soups, breakfast, lunch, dinner. Covers so many bases. Delicious, great prices, relatively fast, but more like dining than typical fast food. Serves all types of clientele.
Unique foods, startups, bring new flavor to Flower Mound. My vision of the future is dining at a restaurant right off the lake sitting a table with a view chilling with people I know. The atmosphere is just as important as the food so I hope there will be plenty of dining opportunities lining the lake front.
Green Papaya on Oak Lawn, Twisted Root Burger in Dallas/Roanoke/Frisco, Blue Fish Sushi in Irving