Last call for Restaurant Week: $39-$49 dinners. Yes, you can order takeout

September 22,2020


See full Fort Worth Star-Telegram article by Bud Kennedy here.

The best deal in Fort Worth dining goes away Sept. 27.

It’s the last week for DFW Restaurant Week, offering $39 and $49 dinners or takeout meals with a donation going to a Fort Worth children’s charity.

It’s among the year’s biggest charity events for the Lena Pope children’s agency, and Grace owner Adam Jones has been involved all 24 years.

“People enjoy going out, plus they give some money to charity,” Jones said on a recent Eats Beat podcast, available at itunes.com, iheart.com or any podcast site.

This year, he likes having customers in the dining room.

Or outside on the patio. Or for that matter, parked waiting for takeout.

Downtown restaurants have been quiet during the pandemic, and Restaurant Week is a chance to bring back customers.

If you choose to dine inside, “it’s a huge restaurant, the air changes and it fees really good,’ he said.

Grace’s capacity is 572, but it’s never crowded. The restricted seating is never more than a small fraction of that.

The patio has lounge seating, and the $49 special is also sold to go.

“We want people to feel comfortable,” he said.

Grace Is one of Fort Worth’s three showcase fine dining restaurants, along with Ellerbe Fine Foods and Paris 7th, and the only one offering a special.

The $49 three-course menu is $69 with wines.

Chef Blaine Staniford’s menu features either scallops — my favorite Grace menu item — or a beef short rib with carrots and onions.

There’s a choice of three appetizers featuring a melon-cucumber salad, and a choice of either dulce de leche pudding or New York cheesecake for dessert.

Grace can serve it all packaged for takeout, or for touch-free curbside delivery,

Of the $49, $5 goes to Fort Worth-based Lena Pope.

Grace is also planning a patio clambake Oct. 9.

It’s open for dinner nightly; 777 Main St., 817-877-3368, gracefortworth.

More special Restaurant Week takeout dinners, available as takeout or to dine there, end this weekend at Capital Grille ($49), Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse ($49), Eddie V’s Prime Seafood ($49), Fire Oak Grill (Weatherford, $49, or $19 lunch), Kirby’s Steakhouse (Southlake, $49), La Bistro Italian Grill (Hurst, $49), Mercury Chophouse (Arlington, $49), Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille (Grapevine, $49), Rise Nº3 Salon de Soufflé ($39, or $19 lunch) and Silver Fox Steakhouse ($49).

Capital Grille and Del Frisco’s have patios and many have curbside delivery options.

Four more restaurants are offering Restaurant Week specials, but not as takeout.

One is among the highlights every Restaurant Week: Lonesome Dove Western Bistro, known for its garlic-stuffed tenderloin ($49, ask for a patio table).

Also offering in-house specials are Gemelle ($39), Texas de Brazil ($39) and the Melting Pot, Arlington ($49).

For more information, see restaurant websites and Facebook pages along with dfwrestaurantweek.com.


Locations Mentioned: The Capital Grille, Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House, Grace