SMU Look’s Guide to Family Weekend

Family Weekend is coming up on October 4th, and it’s always good to plan (and make reservations) early! Here are a few of our recommendations for entertaining your parents in Dallas this weekend.

Friday- Family Dinner

The first night of the weekend is the perfect time to catch up with your family and show them one of Dallas’s amazing restaurants- not to mention having a great meal that you won’t have to pay for.

Nick and Sam’s

If you want a classic steak dinner, Nick and Sam’s is a perfect choice. A highlight of the extensive menu is their fun desserts!

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A classic choice for sushi-lovers, Nobu offers amazing starters and drinks to compliment your favorite rolls.

Mi Cocina

Located in Highland Park Village, MiCo is a total SMU staple. Show your family the beauty of Tex-Mex then head upstairs to the newly renovated Monkey Bar for drinks.

Saturday- Brunch and Boulevard

Show your fam how we do gameday like no other- it’s boulevarding, not tailgating.

Dolce Riviera

With an updated, expanded menu, there are endless options from classic brunch fare to Dolce’s authentic Italian.


Known for their drinks, this Deep Ellum spot is super cute and perfect for an upscale brunch.

Le Bilboquet

This impeccably decorated French spot is perfect for an elegant family brunch, and the food is to die for.

Sunday- Fun Family Activities

Don’t let your family leave D-town without experiencing the fun it has to offer!

Shopping at Highland Park Village

LOOK is partnering with HP Village to bring you all the good deals this weekend- shop away!

The Dior Exhibit at DMA

Showing through October 27, this exhibit is gorgeous and perfect for an afternoon downtown.

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For a relaxing afternoon, stroll through the Botanical Gardens and admire the newly added pumpkins just in time for fall.

Royal Blue Grocery

If you want a low-key afternoon or need to unwind after a day of shopping, we recommend checking out the cheese boards and wine selection at Royal Blue.

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