3 Special Occasion Restaurants in Plano for a Memorable Night Out

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When the night calls for something a little out of the ordinary, make a reservation at one of these special occasion restaurants in Plano. They are each only a short drive from Marquette at Preston Park Apartments and provide excellent service, exquisite food, and an upscale ambiance.

Lavendou Bistro Provencal

You don’t have to fly across the Atlantic to enjoy fine, French cuisine. A visit to Lavendou Bistro will make you feel like you’re visiting the French countryside. Try escargot or roasted duck, and savor a chocolate souffle. Enjoy an authentic European experience by indulging in French High Tea. Tea is hosted Monday to Saturday from 11:30 AM to 4 PM. You must call the restaurant 24 hours in advance to book. Tea includes finger sandwiches, pastries, scones, cream, butter, jam, and, of course, tea!

Ziziki’s Restaurant

We love supporting local businesses, and Ziziki’s is a Dallas original; the Ziziki’s in Plano is one of four locations in the area. Nestled in Lakeside Market off Preston Road, Ziziki’s serves delicious, Greek-inspired dishes such as sliced leg of lamb gyro, hand-made pita bread, and red snapper. For a special treat, try the famous baklava ice-cream cake for dessert.

Table 13

Take a short drive over to Table 13 for live music, out-of-this-world martinis, and a great meal. It was voted “best place to have a first date” and received a Diner’s Choice Award from Open Table in 2018. They have live music every night starting around 6 PM. Start with a special appetizer like steak tartare or shrimp cocktail. For the main course, the Beef Wellington is truly the star. They also have an approachable and reasonably priced wine list by the bottle or glass.


This is just a taste of the many excellent dining options in and around Plano. Plus, Plano is home to many beautiful parks, fun events, and specialty businesses. If you’re looking for a luxury apartment in the area, contact us to schedule a tour and find out more about our community.

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