Here at MCLife we believe in sharing the good life and that means giving you the best places to eat, shop and play around our communities. We are going to be posting guides to each city with our favorite restaurants, shops, cafes, festivals, events and more. We want you to get the most out of living at our properties and part of that means giving you information so you can interact with the world around you.

If you haven’t heard about our 5-5-5 program, let me tell you about it. The 5-5-5 means we will give you the best 5 places to eat, shop and play all within 5 miles and 5 minutes of each our MCLIFE communities.  This blog is going to focus on 5 places to eat in Plano Texas near our property, The Place at Harvestree in the Plano TX neighborhood.

All of the choices picked in this blog are all within 5 miles of our property to make it easier for you to get to and enjoy.

Sip & Savor
Where: 3921 Coit Rd, Plano, TX 75093
What: A cozy Victorian home serving up California inspired dishes and wine
Why: It is an intimate setting with high quality ingredients cooked simply
Perfect For: A special night out or date night
Must Try:  The “Sipnature” Salad (Iceberg seasonally prepared, Ozark apple wood smoked bacon, tomato, Gorgonzola crumbles, creamy dressing, balsamic drizzle).  The Bruschetta appetizers are great, our favorite is the one with Salmon, Herb Cream Cheese, Sockeye, Avocado, and Blackened Toast Crumbs. The Carnaroli Risotto is amazing, creamy and delicious. Add the Deep Sea Red Crab Cake to take it to the next level. You are going to get upscale, high quality, tasty meals at Sip & Savor.

Covino’s Pasta & Pizza
Where: 3265 Independence Pkwy Plano, TX
What: Neighborhood BYOB Italian Trattoria
Why: They’re serving up some of the best Italian food in the Plano neighborhood.
Perfect For: Family dinner, afternoon lunch, or a delicious dinner out.
Must Try: Chicken Aristocrat (layers of chicken, eggplant & provolone cheese covered in our made to order tomato cream sauce) is a favorite house special. The Mix & Match pasta menu is great; you can pick the type of pasta, sauce & add-ins that you want to make a custom pasta dish that fits your tastes. You should also try the Caprese Salad (Fresh mozzarella, sliced tomato, basil, pesto, & roasted red pepper, with a splash of oil & balsamic). Of course, you can’t go wrong with their pizza. They serve both thin crust NY style and deep dish style pizza to satisfy everyone in your group.

Anamia’s Tex-Mex
Where: 3408 Preston Rd, Plano, TX 75093
What: Tex-Mex served up in a stylish setting
Why: The restaurant is stylish, clean and family friendly with tasty Tex-Mex dishes
Perfect For: Family dinner
Must Try: Tableside guacamole, Cowboy Brisket Taco, Fajita Chimichanga, Shrimp Enchiladas

J.S. Chen’s Dim Sum and BBQ
Where: 240 Legacy Dr #118, Plano, TX 75023
What: Delicious Dim Sum, Chinese dishes
Why: If you are looking for authentic Dim Sum and Chinese food, you want to go to J.S. Chen’s. Dim sum is served all day at this spacious, earth-toned eatery with Chinese grill fare & hot pots.
Perfect For: Family dinner, date night, great meal out
Must Try: Shrimp Dumplings, Pork Dumplings, Hot and Sour Soup, Spare Ribs, Siomai

Greek Isles Grille and Taverna
Where: 3309 N Central Expy # 370, Ruisseau Village, Plano, TX 75023
What: A homey restaurant serving up delicious Greek fare
Why: It’s the place to go for Greek flavors in Plano
Perfect For: Lunch, Dinner and anybody who loves Greek food!
Must Try: Feta Squares appetizer (sliced feta cheese, tomatoes and onions with our Greek dressing). The Kalamari Kymi appetizer (pan fried squid served with our house garlic lemon butter sauce). Pork and Shrimp Souvlaki (marinated pork tenderloin & shrimp char-broiled with bell peppers and onions served over rice) entrée. Rack of Lamb Taverna entrée (oven roasted in Greek spices then char-broiled to perfection with a Greek potato). Get multiple Greek flavors with the Greek Sampler Platter (Rack of Lamb, Grilled Shrimp, Spanikopita and Pastitso).

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All Images Via Yelp

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