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The ultimate romantic dinner date spot in DFW

Posted 3:50pm on Monday, Oct. 25, 2010

It would be really cool to pull a Richard Gere, circa Pretty Woman, and whisk your date off on private jet, Julia Roberts-style, to the opera. But on the off-chance you're not a billionaire, it may take a little creativity to have a "Fairy Tale" date in DFW.

Or maybe you are lucky enough to know someone like yours truly who will give you the inside scoop on one of the most romantic spots in DFW.

"Dining in the Garden" at the Pyramid Restaurant & Bar at the Fairmont Dallas Hotel is unlike anything I've ever seen in DFW. After pulling into the valet off Akard St. in downtown Dallas, we headed up to the terrace level, which is home to the 545-room luxury hotel's 3,000 square foot garden. Nestled among the beautiful greenery with the scents of rosemary, tarragon and basil thick in the air is a private table for two, which also features a backdrop of some of the citiy's most prominent buildings. Take a moment and check out the smile on your date's face when you first sit down and she actually realizes how cool this is and begins to take it all in.

Oh yeah, there is an actual dining experience as well: a savory seven-course menu from Executive Chef Andre Natera, which also features wine pairings by sommelier Hunter Hammett. A dedicated server is part of the deal, too. You won't have to wait for anything.

"Dining in the Garden" began last month and has been an instant hit. It is available by reservation-only and they must be made 48 hours in advance and are subject to a 48-hour cancellation policy. The price is $95 per person. Special wine pairings are available for an additional $40 per person. Reservations are based upon availability and are weather permitting. For reservation requests contact Jennifer Durham at (214) 720-5295 or jennifer.durham@fairmont.com

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THE FAIRMONT DALLAS 1717 N. AKARD ST. DALLAS TX 75201 (214) 720-5211  



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