Five Sixty – Dallas

A permanent fixture in the impressive Dallas skyline for over 35 years is the iconic Reunion Tower.  Standing at 560 feet tall, with the huge rotating ‘orb’ at the top, patrons take in breathtaking 360° views of the Dallas/Forth Worth landscape.  And within the floor-to-ceiling glass walls of this rotating orb, is hands-down one of the best dining experiences you’ll ever encounter, not only in the D/FW area, but anywhere – Wolfgang Puck’s Five Sixty Restaurant.

Reunion Tower ascends 50 stories into the sky
Reunion Tower ascends 50 stories into the sky
Wofgang Puck's Five Sixty...is 560 feet high!
Wofgang Puck’s Five Sixty…is 560 feet high!

Let’s start with the view.  It is truly sensational.  After ascending 50 floors,  you enter the sublime Zen-link circular restaurant from the center. As you move toward the outer sides…you discover a bird’s-eye view of downtown Dallas, and on a clear day, you can even see the beautiful Fort Worth skyline (a little over 30 miles away).  The evening we dined at Five-Sixty, we actually watched the sun quietly set through the canyons of the Fort Worth  skyscrapers. Absolutely magical.  Also visible is the massive AT&T (Dallas Cowboys) Stadium as well as the famous Margaret Hunt Bridge designed by renowned architect Santiago Calatrava.

 

And now onto the food.  We were told that before Mr. Puck would invest in the property, he had 1 stipulation…a full working kitchen must be installed in the restaurant.  Prior to Five Sixty…the kitchen was located in the adjacent hotel and the food was brought up via the elevator to customers.  The elevator ride alone is over 68 seconds…so, you can understand why Puck would not allow that.   Obviously…his demands were met, and the food brought to the table at Five Sixty is incredibly fresh and promptly served.

The amazing, glorious menu features Puck’s modern interpretations of classic Asian dishes.   The food, mastered by Executive Chef Patton Robertson, matches the spectacular scenery, and that’s really saying something.   Following is just a sampling of this dishes we feasted on:

Sushi & Sashimi.  Sensational
Sushi & Sashimi. Sensational
"Salt & Pepper" calamari with jalapeno & pickled ginger vinaigrette
“Salt & Pepper” calamari with jalapeno & pickled ginger vinaigrette
Crisp Maine Lobster & Shrimp Rolls w/ Honey 10-Spice Sauce
Crisp Maine Lobster & Shrimp Rolls w/ Honey 10-Spice Sauce
Spicy Tuna Tartare , Seasame-Miso Cones, Shave Bonito, Tobiko
Spicy Tuna Tartare , Seasame-Miso Cones, Shave Bonito, Tobiko
Braised Beef Short Ribs with Peanut "Rendang "
Braised Beef Short Ribs with Peanut “Rendang “

 

 

Crispy Quail, "General Tso" Sweets Chili Soy Sauce, Rice Sticks, Mizuna
Crispy Quail, “General Tso” Sweets Chili Soy Sauce, Rice Sticks, Mizuna

 

And of course, we can’t forget about the cocktails:

Ball & Chain and Monroe's Passion
Ball & Chain and Monroe’s Passion

Want wine?  They’ve got a few to choose from (50 stories in the air!)

 

Five Sixty Wine Selection
Five Sixty Wine Selection

How about some dessert?  OMG…

Flourless Chocolate Cake, Praline Mousse, Milk Chocolate Caramel Ice Cream, Almond Nougatine
Flourless Chocolate Cake, Praline Mousse, Milk Chocolate Caramel Ice Cream, Almond Nougatine

 

The evening we were there, Executive Chef Patton Robertson, Restaurant Manager Stephen McLaughlin and our lovely and extremely attentive server, Kayla, brought our dining experience at Five Sixty to heights seldom seen.  Truly a magical place.

When in Dallas…you MUST go to Five Sixty atop Reunion Tower.   Trust us…you will NOT be disappointed.

Five Sixty
300 Reunion Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75202
Phone: (214) 741-5560
Website: http://www.wolfgangpuck.com/restaurants/fine-dining/3917 
 
Valet Parking Available
 
Hours: 
Sun – Thurs, 5pm – 10pm CT (Lounge until 11pm)
Fri & Sat, 5pm – 11pm CT (Lounge until 12am)
 
Dress code: Business casaul, jeans okay (not torn).  Collared shirts for men.  
 
Reservations strongly recommended
 
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