Cindy's Picks

Dallas is a city with an amazing variety of restaurants, from classics to new standards. I know that our loyal customers have their favorite Tex-Mex eatery, steakhouse, or sushi bar, but it’s probably no surprise that each Market I’m asked for new recommendations on where to dine. Below is a list of some of my favorites in neighborhoods within an easy drive from Dallas Market Center. Happy indulging!

- Cindy Morris | President and CEO, Dallas Market Center

 

 

Knox-Henderson

Just to the west of Central Expressway, between Highland Park and Uptown, this laidback neighborhood exerts its gravitational pull on everyone from urban hipsters and young families to locals pounding the pavement with their pooches. Abundant options for patio dining provide some of the best people watching anywhere in Big D.

 

Gemma
American | $$$
2323 N. Henderson Ave., #109, 214-370-9426, www.gemmadallas.com

 

Mesero/Mr. Mesero
Tex-Mex | $$
Mesero: 2822 N. Henderson Ave., 214-821-6426, www.meseromiguel.com
Mr. Mesero, 4444 McKinney Ave., 214-780-1991, www.mrmesero.com

 

The Porch
American | $$
2912 N. Henderson Ave., 214-828.2916, www.theporchrestaurant.com

 

Pie Tap Pizza Workshop
Italian | $$
2708 N Henderson Ave, 972-432-7800, www.pie-tap.com

 

Sissy’s Southern Kitchen and Bar
Southern Comfort | $$
2929 N. Henderson Ave., 214-827-9900, www.sissyssouthernkitchen.com

 

Toulouse
French | $$
3314 Knox St., 214-520-8999, www.toulousecafeandbar.com

 

Victor Tango’s
American | $$
3001 N. Henderson Ave., 214-252-8595, www.victortangos.com

 

Downtown/Deep Ellum

Downtown offers a variety of dining, shopping, world-class museums, and more. Deep Ellum, meanwhile, offers a completely different vibe with its edgy roster of bars, shops, and live music venues that sizzle long after the rest of the city calls it a night.

 

Americano
Italian | $$
1530 Main St., 214-261-4600, www.americanodallas.com

 

CBD Provisions
Traditional, Brasserie | $$
1530 Main St., 214-261-4500, www.cbdprovisions.com


Campisi's Restaurant
Italian | $$
1520 Elm St. Ste 111, 214-752-0141, www.campisisus.com

 

Cane Rosso
Italian | $$
2612 Commerce St., 214-741-1188, www.canerosso.com

 

Filament
Southern | $$$
2626 Main St., 214-760-1080, www.filamentdallas.com

 

Flora Street Café
American | $$$$
2330 Flora St. Ste 150, 214-580-7000, www.florastreet.com

 

Pecan Lodge
Barbecue | $$
2702 Main St., 214-748-8900, www.pecanlodge.com

 

Stirr
American | $$
2803 Main St. Ste 110, 214-983-1222, www.stirrdallas.com

 

Tei-An Soba House
Japanese | $$$
1722 Routh St., Suite 110, 214-220-2828, www.tei-an.com

 

 

Market Center/Design District

For world-class collections of home furnishings, decorative accessories, antiques, and artwork regardless of era, style, or country of origin, look no further than the thriving Dallas Design District. Once a members-only destination exclusive to designers and industry insiders, most showrooms and galleries now welcome anyone with an affinity for beautiful objects and sublime spaces. But décor isn’t the only reason to visit. Of late, the bustling restaurant scene is luring a whole new crowd.

 

18th & Vine
Barbecue | $$
4100 Maple Ave., 214-443-8335, www.18thandvinebbq.com

 

Ascension
American | $$
1621 Oak Lawn Ave., 214-741-3211, www.ascensiondallas.com

 

El Bolero
Mexican | $$
1201 Oak Lawn Ave., 214-741-1986, www.elboleromexican.com

 

FT33
New American | $$$
1617 Hi Line Dr., Suite 250, 214-741-2629, www.ft33dallas.com

 

Mama’s Daughters’ Diner
Southern Comfort | $
2014 Irving Blvd., 214-742-8646, www.mamasdaughtersdiner.com

 

Original Market Diner
American | $$
4434 Harry Hines Blvd., 214-521-0992, www.originalmarketdiner.com

 

The Meddlesome Moth
American | $$
1621 Oak Lawn Ave., 214-628-7900, www.mothinthe.net

 

Oak
New American | $$$
1628 Oak Lawn Ave., Suite 110, 214-712-9700, www.oakdallas.com

 

Pakpao Thai
Thai | $$
1628 Oak Lawn Ave., #120, 214-749-7002, www.pakpaothai.com

 

Pie Tap Pizza Workshop
Italian | $$
1212 Oak Lawn Ave. Ste 131, 469-677-0997, www.pie-tap.com

 

SĒR Steak + Spirits
American | $$$$
2201 N. Stemmons Freeway, 214-761-7479, www.sersteak.com

 

Sprezza
Italian | $$$
4010 Maple Ave., 972-807-9388, www.sprezzadallas.com

 

 

Trinity Groves

With the spectacular Margaret Hunt Hill suspension bridge serving as a gateway, Trinity Groves stands as a testament to urban renewal done right. The thriving restaurant scene, in particular, has compelled a whole new generation to rediscover west Dallas. From Amberjax Fish Market Grille, Casa Rubia, and Resto Gastro Bistro to sweet stops, Trinity Groves takes wining and dining to lofty heights. Sprinkled with antique furniture stores, this neighborhood is becoming a go-to destination.

 

Amberjax Fish Market Grill
American | $$
3011 Gulden Ln. Ste 107, 469-513-9088, www.amberjax.net

 

Casa Rubia
Mexican | $$$
3011 Gulden Ln. Ste 116, 469-513-6349, www.casarubiadallas.com

 

Chino Chinatown
Asian Fusion, Latin American | $$
3011 Gulden Ln. Ste 110, 469-513-7457, www.chinochinatown.com

 

Resto Gastro Bistro
New American | $$
3011 Gulden Ln. Ste 104, 214-584-6747,www.restogastrobistro.com

 

Kate Weiser Chocolate
Dessert | $$
2201 N. Stemmons Freeway, 214-761-7479, www.kateweiserchocolate.com

 

 

Bishop Arts/Oak Cliff

Boasting more than five-dozen independent shops, restaurants, and galleries, Bishop Arts, nestled in the heart of Oak Cliff, has become a haven for entrepreneurs with a host of aesthetic ambitions. Affordability helps distinguish this often-quirky community, making it an ideal antidote to cookie-cutter culture or more-of-the-same suburbia.

 

Bolsa
New American | $$
614 W. Davis St., 214-943-1883, www.bolsadallas.com

 

Bouchon 1314
French | $$$
1314 West Davis St., Suite 110, 214-941-3000, www.bouchon1314.com
  

Boulevardier
French | $$$
408 N. Bishop Ave., Suite 108, 214-942-1828, www.dallasboulevardier.com

 

Hattie’s
Southern Comfort | $$
418 N. Bishop Ave., 214-942-7400, www.hatties.com

Lockhart Smokehouse
Barbecue | $$
400 West Davis St., 214-944-5521, www.lockhartsmokehouse.com

 

Oddfellows
American | $$
316 W. 7th St., 214-944-5958, www.oddfellowsdallas.com

 

Smoke
American | $$
901 Fort Worth Ave., 214-393-4141, www.smokerestaurant.com

 

Stock & Barrel
American | $$
316 Davis St., 214-888-0150, http://stockandbarreldallas.com

 

TEN
Asian | $$
1888 Sylvan Ave., www.facebook.com/TenRamenDallas?fref=ts

 

 

Uptown/Park Cities

Collectively known as the Park Cities, Highland Park and University Park serve as an oasis of fine dining and upscale shopping. Bound to the east by Southern Methodist University, this exclusive enclave exudes elegance at every captivating corner and is host to some exquisite dining. Bordering Park Cities lies Uptown – an upscale neighborhood home to many of the city’s hotspots for dining and nightlife.

 

Al Biernat’s
American |$$$
4217 Oak Lawn Ave., 214-219-2201, www.albiernats.com

 

Bistro 31
Modern European | $$$
87 Highland Park Village, Suite 200, 214-420-3900, www.bistro31dallas.com

 

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse
American | $$$
2323 Olive St., 972-490-9000, www.delfriscos.com

 

Fearings
American | $$$$
2121 McKinney Ave., 214-922-4848,www.fearingsrestaurant.com

 

Henry’s Majestic
American | $$
4900 McKinney Ave., 469-893-9400, www.henrysmajestic.com

 

Javier’s Gourmet Mexicano
Mexican | $$$
4912 Cole Ave., 214-521-4211, www.javiers.net

 

Knife
American | $$$
5300 E. Mockingbird Ln., 214-443-9339, www.knifedallas.com

 

Nick & Sam’s
American | $$$$
3008 Maple Ave., 214-871-7444, www.nick-sams.com

 

Nonna
Italian | $$$
4115 Lomo Alto, 214-521-1800, www.nonnadallas.com

 

Perry's Steakhouse & Grille
American | $$$
2000 McKinney Ave., Suite 100, 214-855-5151, www.perryssteakhouse.com

 

The Theodore
American | $$
NorthPark Center, 8687 N. Central Expressway, #1804, 469-232-9771, www.thetheodore.com

 

Truluck’s
Seafood | $$$
2401 McKinney Ave., 214-220-2401, www.trulucks.com

 

Uchi
Japanese | $$$
2817 Maple Ave., 214-855-5454, www.uchirestaurants.com

 


Upper/Lower Greenville

Restaurants:

Blind Butcher
New American | $$
1919 Greenville Ave., 214-887-0000, www.theblindbutcher.com

 

The Grape
New American | $$
2808 Greenville Ave, 214-828-1981, www.thegraperestaurant.com

 

HG Sply CO.
American | $$
2008 Greenville Ave., 469-334-0896, www.hgsplyco.com

 

Rapscallion
New American | $$
2023 Greenville Ave., #110, 469-291-5660, www.dallasrapscallion.com

 

Terilli’s
Italian | $$
2815 Greenville Ave, 214-827-3993, www.terillis.com

 

Toasted Coffee + Kitchen
American | $$
5420 Ross Ave., 972-925-0512, www.remedydallas.com

 

Wayward Sons
Southern American | $$
3525 Greenville Ave., 214-828-2888, www.waywarddallas.com

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