Five Sixty At Reunion Tower

Last night Gina and I had the pleasure of dining at Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck. This fine dining establishment derives its name from its location in the 560-foot tall Reunion Tower, Dallas’ most notable landmark.

Five Sixty is located within the tower’s glowing ball and the dining room slowly rotates giving every seat a 360 degree view of Dallas and the surrounding areas. Reservations are a must in Dallas on Friday and Saturday evenings. The dress code is business casual but many of the men were in business attire.

We were surprised by the Asian-influenced menu (we should have checked out the menu online first, but that takes some of the fun out of it!) but the food was quite tasty. Like many finer restaurants, portion sizes are much smaller allowing you to enjoy several courses without being stuffed.

The Chrystal Chive Dumpling appetizer was playful with just a hint of spice. “Best Presentation” went to the Sea Bass which was brought to the table whole to be deboned and plated. My “Au Poivre” Filet was paired with a spicy wok-fried corn and a nice Malbec.

During our dinner we witnessed a wonderful sunset and watched as the Dallas skyline put on its lighted evening attire. The skies were clear and the views were spectacular.

No meal is complete without coffee (or an after dinner cocktail) and a nice dessert. Gina enjoyed the chocolate soufflé while I had a single scoop of the 50 Bean Vanilla Ice Cream.

Prices are on the upper-end yet similar to many other of Dallas’ best restaurants. The meal and the service were quite good and the views were incredible. Overall I’d give the experience an 8.5 on a scale of 10.

Don’t forget to have your valet parking receipt validated and to stop by the valet cashier in the lobby as they have your keys!

Top Photo Copyright 2012 – Tom Branch | Reunion Tower Licensed from iStockPhoto

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