Nonna’s Euro-American Ristorante & Bar
1 S. Mickey Mantle
For lunch, delight in your choice of chicken tortilla soup or tomato and red onion salad. It will set the stage for entree options: crab cakes, crispy pork chops with Guinness gravy or blackened chicken. For dinner, try the chop and chutney or lemon walnut pesto pasta. For dessert, pralines and cream or berry parfait.
15 N. Robinson
It’s situated at the bottom of the Colcord and offers valet if you’re dining in. Start with a traditional Ceasar or salade maison, which includes a maple cider vinaigrette. Dinner is your choice between pan-roasted trout or beer-braised short ribs, complete with goat cheese mashed potatoes and crispy sweet onions.
The Basement Modern Diner
200 S. Oklahoma
Dine on appetizers like fried pickles or onion rings and your dinner choice between a build-your-own burger or powerhouse pizza with crumbled bacon, pepperoni, mushrooms, bell peppers and olives for dinner. It’s a prix fixe, so you can’t skip Gram T’s Whoopie Pie.
Yucatan Taco Stand
100 E. California
From spicy Yucatan fish cakes or chile relleno espanole for lunch to Latin caterpillar roll or an ahi tuna and sweet shrimp ceviche for dinner, the levels of Latin American flavor at this tasty taco stand run rampant. For dessert, give yourself a treat and splurge on fried plantains or empanadas.
504 N. Broadway
Start with RP’s tomato salad or famous French onion soup, complete with Gruyère on top. For dinner, enjoy a prime sirloin with your choice of one of Red’s delicious rubs or sauces. Maybe the salmon mignon is more your speed? Either way, you must have the warm chocolate spoon cake for dessert.
15 E. California
Chelino’s prix fixe lunch is enough for two! Choose from cheese nachos or salsa lupe as your starter. Move into the entree section and choose two from enchilada dinner, taco salad or Burrito Norteño, that latter of which comes filled with fajita beef, chicken or sausage and grilled onions and topped with cheese sauce. It’s served with guacamole, sour cream and rice and beans.
Kaiser’s American Bistro
1039 N. Walker
Robby Brookshire, Kaiser’s new owner, isn’t wasting any time; he’s jumping in feet first with participation in Downtown Restaurant Week. Expect lunch deals on the famous bison burger or turkey club with a side of delicious sweet potato fries. It’s not part of the prix fixe, but it’s a good idea to get a hand-scooped sundae.
Photos by Shannon Cornman and Mark Hancock