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Dallas is a city with great 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 we’re often asked for new recommendations on where to dine. Below is a list of our team’s favorites (including my own) – all within an easy drive from Dallas Market Center. Happy indulging!

- Cindy Morris | President and CEO, Dallas Market Center

Seafood

Ocean Prime
A stunning setting and vibrant energy, Ocean Prime has an impressive menu of seafood and prime cuts of steak, signature cocktails, a Wine Spectator-honored wine list and truly genuine hospitality. Ocean Prime is an ideal place to socialize, talk business, celebrate and indulge.

    2101 Cedar Springs Rd., 150, Dallas 75201 | 214-965-0440 | www.ocean-prime.com/locations-menus/dallas


Café Pacific 
Café Pacific embodies sophistication while remaining decidedly unpretentious. Our friendly “neighborhood seafood & steak restaurant” has garnered praise both locally and nationally for its casual elegance.

    24 Highland Park Vlg., Dallas 75205 | 214-526-1170 | www.cafepacificdallas.com


Truluck's
Dining at Truluck’s is more than a meal, it’s a feast for the senses. With a captivating ambience and vibrant music, Truluck's is the place to be. With attentive southern hospitality, Truluck's believes the small touches inspire lasting memories.

    2401 McKinney Ave., Dallas 75201 | 214-220-2401 | trulucks.com/locations/dallas-texas


S&D Oyster Co.
This Dallas institution located in a refurbished historical building will remind you of every cozy little seafood joint you've found along the Gulf Coast. The secret of success here is to serve fresh Gulf seafood and keep it simple. What they do, they do well.

    2701 McKinney Ave., Dallas 75204 | 214-880-0111 | www.sdoyster.com


Lovers Seafood & Market
Lovers Seafood & Market is a locally owned seafood market serving our community in Dallas. The product of a lifelong love of ocean flavors, Lovers Market offers numerous varieties of fresh fish and shellfish daily, along with select cuts of Wagyu beef, chef prepared foods, and our own unique sauces and dips to compliment them.

    5200 W. Lovers Ln., Dallas 75209 | 214-414-9880 | www.loversseafoodmarket.com


Hudson House
Inspired by the rich culinary history of the Hudson Valley, Dallas based Hudson House aims to pair that style of comfort food with the neighborhood vibe of the West Village in New York City.

    4448 Lovers Ln., Dallas 75225 | 214-583-2255 | www.hudsonhousehp.com


Yo! Lobster
Yo! Lobster calls itself a “proper lobster roll” restaurant. The restaurant was created in homage to coastal clam shacks and fish houses.

    33B Highland Park Village, Dallas 75205 | 214-559-4245 | www.yolobster.com


Sachet
Visit Sachet's for a lighter, Mediterranean-inspired meal, wine & cocktails. They offer shareable plates and a big veggie focus.

    4270 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas 75219 | 214-613-6425 | www.sachetdallas.com

Steak

Eddie V's
A stylish and sophisticated fine dining experience, Eddie V's features an abundant selection of curated cocktails to complement meals made from the highest quality of ingredients, prepared to perfection.

    4023 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas 75219 | 214-890-1500 | www.eddiev.com/home


Lounge 31
Escape to this luxurious lounge in the historic Highland Park Village. Perfect for light dining, drinks and entertainment. Enjoy this private perch, above Bistro 31, for an exquisite evening out and overall elevated experience!

    87 Highland Park Village #200, Dallas 75205 | 214-420-3900 | www.bistro31dallas.com


Bob's Steak and Chop (at Omni Dallas Hotel)
Indulge in Texas-size prime beef, gigantic shrimp, juicy chops, and extravagant desserts at Bob's Steak & Chop House in downtown Dallas, TX. Located at Omni Dallas Hotel.

    555 S. Lamar St., Dallas 75202 | 214-652-4800 | bobs-steakandchop.com/


Al Biernet's
"Al Biernet's is quite simply the best steakhouse in Dallas... and that is saying a lot for a city known for its fine dining. The service is beyond comparison, and the staff goes out of their way to make the meal an experience. I try to go every time I am in town. Outstanding...."

    4217 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas 75219 | 214-219-2201 | albiernats.com


Oak Restaurant
Quality is at the heart of Oak Restaurant. The dinner menu stars the best artisan steaks available and the magic doesn't stop there. Enjoy unique seafood entrées, raw bar items and exquisite sushi created with fresh ingredients flown in daily. Delight your senses further with handcrafted cocktails and world-class wines.

    1628 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas 75207 | 214-712-9700 | oak.argconcepts.com


Fearing's (at The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas)
“The father of Southwestern cuisine,” chef Dean Fearing has a reputation that reaches beyond Dallas. At his namesake restaurant, he creates elevated American cuisine with a distinctly southwestern touch. The experience goes beyond the main dining room with several spaces including a wine cellar and the Rattlesnake

    2121 McKinney Ave., Dallas 75201 | 214-922-4848 | fearingsrestaurant.com


Town Hearth
Chef Nick Benavides brings extravagance and his own sense of style to this splashy yet laid-back Design District steakhouse. The indulgent menu highlights raw-bar aphrodisiacs, along with shareable mains, plus a long list of classic cocktails.

    1617 Market Center Blvd, Dallas 75207 | 214-761-1617 | www.townhearth.com


Drake's
Top-grade steaks, pizzas, cheeseburgers, French dip sandwiches, pasta dishes, and more classic American eats at “neighborhood prices”.

    5007 W. Lovers Ln., Dallas 75209 | 214-651-4114 | www.drakeshollywood.com


Georgie
Chef Toby Archibald, Rising Star Chef of the Year in 2020, is sure to impress. Dine on seasonal, seafood, and steakhouse fare in a beautiful setting that was featured in Architectural Digest.

    4514 Travis Street, #132, Dallas, TX 75205 | 469-466-8263 | www.georgiedallas.com/menus


Perry's Steakhouse & Grille
With spectacular views of downtown Dallas and Klyde Warren Park, guests can expect an award-winning steakhouse menu. Their large bar and outdoor dining options allow you to soak up the lively signs, scents and sounds that abound.

    2100 Olive Street, Dallas, TX 75201 | 214-855-5151 | perryssteakhouse.com


The Capital Grille
Expect comfortable elegance and an attentive staff when you visit The Capital Grille. This steakhouse uses only the finest, freshest ingredients, masterfully prepared to engage all of your senses.

    500 Crescent Ct, Dallas, TX 75201 |214-303-0500 | www.thecapitalgrille.com

Asian

Oishii Sushi
Chef Owner Thanh Nguyen serves some of the most creative comfort sashimi, sushi, and specialty rolls (including many rice-less and gluten-free options) in Dallas.

    2525 Wycliff Ave., Ste 100, Dallas 75219 | 214-599-9448 | www.oishiirestaurants.com


Pak Pao Thai
Invite your senses to an irresistible journey through the authentic and robust flavors of Thailand. The Pakpao experience combines distinctive, challenging, and unique dishes with classic favorites.

    1628 Oak Lawn Ave., Ste 120, Dallas 75207 | 214-749-7002 | pakpao.argconcepts.com


Shinsei
Shinsei is celebrating ten years of success. According to the media, visitors from all over the world love the concept, food, wine, and hip neighborhood vibe where one can relax and enjoy delicious Pan-Asian cuisine.

    7713 Inwood Rd., Dallas 75209 | 214-352-0005 | www.shinseirestaurant.com


The Exchange
The AT&T Discovery District is a new downtown destination where tech, culture and entertainment combine to create unique experiences. Anchoring this incredible district is The Exchange Food Hall, an upscale selection of the very best dining that Dallas has to offer!

    211 S. Akard St., Dallas 75202 | 972-268-7605 | theexchangehall.com


Alice
"Off the beaten path but worth the visit. Tapas style menu with a variety of wonderful dishes prepared in a unique presentation. All were wonderful. The steamed buns were unlike anything I have tasted before. The sushi, lettuce wraps and fried rice were all unique and delicious. You will find something you love at the Alice Restaurant."

    1623 N. Hall St, Dallas 75204 | 469-872-0001 | www.alicedallas.com


Sky Blossom
Sky Blossom is a rooftop location with a superb view of Downtown Dallas. The menu is inspired by the concept of infusing different cuisines together that broadcasts the capabilities that food from all cultures can blossom together.

    1514 Elm St., Ste 611, Dallas 75201 | 469-313-1524 | www.skyblossombistro.com
    Brunch Available on Weekends.

 


Yutaka Sushi Bistro
Yutaka serves carefully presented sushi and Japanese small plates in a cozy setting.

    2633 McKinney Ave, #140, Dallas 75204 | 214-969-5533 | www.yutakasushibistro.com


Uchi
Both Dallas locals and visitors in-the-know flock to this mecca of modern Japanese flavor created by chef and owner Tyson Cole. From Foie Gras Nigiri to the Wagyu Beef Hot Rock to Uchi’s signature Fried Milk dessert, every bite is bliss. Plus, the stylish bar features one of the best-kept secrets in Dallas happy hours.

    2817 Maple Ave, Dallas 75201 | 214-855-5454 | www.uchidallas.com


Mot Hai Ba
Vietnamese for 1-2-3, Môt Hai Ba is anything but basic. With chef Peja Krstic in the kitchen, the dishes served at this small but mighty spot in Dallas’ Lakewood neighborhood are nothing short of a flavor revelation. Don’t miss the Whole Fried Fish or Green Curry Chicken, and never skip an order of anise-scented Donut Holes for dessert.

    665 High Market St., Dallas 75219 | 214-826-0968 | www.mothaibadallas.com


Nori Hand roll Bar
Deep Ellum is home to several gastronomical delights, but Nori is special. Its long, shotgun-shaped bar is manned by several sushi chefs who will attend to your every need, from hot towels to hot tea, temaki to takoyaki.

    2814 Elm. St., Dallas | 469-436-6674 | norihandrollbar.com


Nobu
Chef Nobu Matsuhisa has been celebrated for his innovative new style Japanese cuisine. Nobu combines his cutting edge creativity with exceptional hospitality in a glamorous setting. The Dallas menu plays with Texas flavors to ensure a meal unlike any other.

    400 Crescent Ct, Dallas, TX 75201 | 214-252-7000 | www.noburestaurants.com

Mexican/TexMex

Javier's
Javier's is a staple in the Dallas area. It is an upscale restaurant that serves a wide variety of authentic Mexican food along with a sophisticated cigar lounge to relax and enjoy.

    4912 Cole Ave., Dallas 75205 | 214-521-4211 | javiers.net


Mesero
Mesero has spent years mastering their craft which means they offer some of the most amazing Mexican dishes you can imagine!

    2375 Victory Park Ln., Ste 180, Dallas 75219 | 214-821-6426 | www.mesero.net
    Brunch Available on Weekends.


Mi Cocina
Mi Cocina is a go-to in the metroplex for straight-up Tex-Mex. These modern cantinas keep things spicy with a big menu of traditional favorites and potent margaritas (after a Mambo Taxi you’ll need a taxi to get home).

    Multiple Locations | 214-521-6426 | www.micocina.com


Meso Maya
A nice departure from the usual Tex-Mex. These cantinas specialize in outstanding and fresh Mexican food from the Central and Southern regions. Cocktails flow from the bar, boosting the relaxed, fun atmosphere of the stylishly comfortable setting.

     1611 McKinney Ave., Dallas 75202 | 214-484-6555 | www.mesomaya.com
    Brunch Available on Weekends.


José
José is a Guadalajara inspired restaurant in the family-friendly Lovers/Inwood neighborhood, serving contemporary Mexican-inspired cuisine, with a focus on Jalisco style dishes.

    4931 W. Lovers Lane, Dallas 75209 | 214-891-5673 | www.jose.mx
    Brunch Available on Weekends.


Mia's
"Every time we visit Dallas we make sure and visit Mia's Tex-Mex for their brisket taco and fajita nachos. The service is super fast. The food is super tasty. And the ambiance is vibrant. Great for lunchtime or a quick dinner. It's authentic Mexican cuisine. A must visit."

    4334 Lemmon Ave., Dallas 75219 | 214-526-1020 | www.miastexmex.com


El Bolero
"We absolutely love the vibe, food and drinks, I can’t wait to come to town to eat the street corn, so good I won’t share! If you are a cheese enchilada fan, they have the best! One of our favorite Dallas stops!"

    1201 Oak Lawn Ave., Ste 160, Dallas 75207 | 214-741-1986 | elbolero.argconcepts.com


Herrera's
Classic Tex-Mex is an essential part of the Dallas Diet. Fajitas, enchiladas, quesadillas, tostadas, queso, salsa and guacamole round out this very important food group. For quintessential Tex-Mex, visit Herrera's for all of the above and more, tasting just as deliciosa now as it did back in 1971.

    3311 Sylvan Ave. Dallas 75212 | 214-954-7180 | herrerascafe.net


Trompo
When you hear the word trompo, picture delicious meat roasting on a spit. Served in a fresh tortilla, it makes the perfect bite. After all, a taco is only as good as the meat your taquero slices into. This award-winning restaurant knows the recipe and serves up a satisfying quick meal on #TacoTuesday, or any day the craving hits.

    407 W. 10th St, #140, Dallas 75208 | 972-809-7950 | www.oakclifftrompo.com


Las Palmas
One part nostalgia, two parts Tex-Mex, Las Palmas has a vibe that just won’t quit. From the Elvis and Johnny Cash tunes to the old-school lights above the bar, the ambiance here just feels good. The food is also a draw—try the wagyu fajitas drenched in bone marrow butter for an indulgent dinner. Dine-in or carryout.

    2708 Routh St., Dallas 75201 | 972-863-7900 | laspalmasdallas.com


Uno Mas
If you’re looking for a fun spot that combines a chill patio with spicy Tex-Mex, this is it. Think fajitas, tacos, fundido, enchiladas, and house-made chips and salsas served alongside frozen margaritas and beer.

    2929 N. Henderson Ave., Dallas 75206 | 214-471-5117 | unomasdallas.com

New American

Meddlesome Moth
This Design District gastropub has an impressive beer selection (dozens on draft and 100-plus bottles) along with a frequently changing menu of tasty New American plates for sharing. Enjoy a buzzy patio and beer garden too.

    1621 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas 75207 | 214-628-7900 | mothinthe.net
    Brunch Available on Weekends.


Yardbird
This James Beard-nominated and award-winning restaurant is serving up a fresh, inventive take on regional Southern fare seven days a week with a foot-stompin’, soul-healin’ brunch on the weekends.

    2121 N. Pearl St., Ste 170, Dallas 75201 | 469-208-2441 | www.runchickenrun.com/dallas
    Brunch Available on Weekends.


Sixty Vines
Order up a Pinot, Rosé or Petite Sirah and a handcrafted pie at Sixty Vines, where an eco-friendly system of wines on tap equals fresher pours with less waste. The luckiest of diners are seated both inside and outside on this wine country-inspired restaurant’s patio, complete with a retractable roof.

    500 Crescent Ct, Suite 160 , Dallas 75201 | 214-814-8463 | https://www.sixtyvines.com/


LOCAL
In the bustling section of downtown known as Deep Ellum, you'll discover more than just nightclubs. LOCAL restaurant is one of the city's best hidden gems. Start with champagne and an expertly crafted cheese course, move on to a New American creation and finish with one of Chef Tracy Miller's simply delicious desserts.

    2936 Elm Street, #A, Dallas 75226 | 214-752-7500 | www.localdallas.com


Elm and Good (at The Pittman Hotel)
Elm & Good brings upscale American farmhouse fare, inventive cocktails and thoughtfully chosen wines to Deep Ellum. Enjoy wood fired meats and vegetables grilled to perfection over our open hearth or catch up over cocktails at our bustling bar.

    2551 Elm St., Dallas 75226 | 469-498-2525 | elmandgood.com
    Brunch Available on Weekends.


Nine (at The National hotel)
The breakfast and lunch menus at Nine feature approachable yet healthy dishes such as sourdough pancakes, chef’s breakfast potatoes with house pickled peppers, chicken orzo soup complemented with lemon oil, market fish of the day and homemade pastas. (Breakfast thru lunch only)

    205 N. Akard St., Dallas 75202 | 469-726-4121 | www.nineatthenational.com
    Brunch Available on Weekends.


Parigi
This chef-driven restaurant is modeled after the bistros of Paris with a constantly changing menu sourced from local farms. Parigi's menu is diverse, eclectic, and stylish. The space is cosmopolitan and refined, with a friendly atmosphere that will immediately set you at ease.

    3311 Oak Lawn Ave, Ste 102, Dallas, TX 75219 | 214-521-0295 | www.parigidallas.com
    Brunch Available on Weekends.


Homewood
Homewood's menu celebrates the local farmer so that each dish becomes both familiar and memorable. They believe in authentic hospitality, delicious food, and the happiness that comes from gathering for a great meal.

    4002 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas, TX 75219 | 214-434-1244 | homewooddallas.com


Le Bilboquet
This bistro offers a diverse selection of French staples and French American fusion in a casual, yet elegant setting. Your evening will include locally sourced organic product and superb wine pairings to couple with the chef’s creations.

    4514 Travis St, Dallas, TX 75205 | 469-730-2937 | lebilboquetdallas.com

Barbeque

Heim Barbecue
Come taste some real, mouth-watering Texas barbecue. No short cuts- everything is homemade from scratch, cooked the way it should be. "The jalapeno mac and cheese was delicious, creamy and a bit spicy. Fries were great. Best brisket I've ever had. The highlight was the burnt bacon ends. These were succulent and incredible and not at all burnt-tasting."

    3130 West Mockingbird Ln., Dallas 75235 | 469-397-4346 | heimbbq.com


Pecan Lodge
Where there's smoke, there's flavor. That's Pecan Lodge in a nutshell. It's the unwavering belief that the best things in life are smoked in a pit and steeped in time-honored traditions of generations gone by.

    2702 Main St., Dallas 75226 | 214-748-8900 | pecanlodge.com

Sammy's Bar B Que
This is a place that takes BBQ seriously, and offerings on the menu reflect the scope of BBQ options you can enjoy at Sammy's. "Ribs were stellar, practically falling off the bone and melting after a bite. Brisket was also really good, tender and perfectly cooked"

    2126 Leonard St., Dallas 75201 | 214-880-9064 | sammysbarbeque.com


Ferris Wheelers Backyard & BBQ
This is the spot to go for smoked brisket, ribs and sandwiches with a full bar and live music. Ferris Wheelers has a backyard setting and even includes a Ferris wheel.

    1950 Market Center Blvd., Dallas 75207 | 214-741-4141 | www.wedothisandthat.com/ferriswheelers
    Brunch Available on Weekends.


18th & Vine
A portion of the menu offers traditional Kansas City barbeque plates while the rest of the menu includes a selection of seasonal, composed chef-created dishes. A quaint upstairs bar with live music (The Roost) offers a separate bar experience and menu every night.

    4100 Maple Ave., Dallas 75219 | 214-443-8335 | 18thandvinebbq.com


Babb Bros BBQ & Blues
Stop by Babb Bros BBQ & Blues for hickory-smoked meats & Southern eats, beer & margaritas plus live music. Dry-rubbed in their secret ancho-based recipe for 24-hours and then mesquite-smoked in-house for another 16, Babb Brothers BBQ & Blues boasts Texas-sized flavor for the whole family.

    3015 Gulden Lane, Dallas 75212 | 469-405-4028 | www.babbbrothers.com


Mike Anderson's BBQ House
For fine hickory-smoked meats, deliciously unique homemade sides and sweets, visit Mike Anderson's BBQ to enjoy southern hospitality, quick service and Texas-sized servings. Plus, Mike's has the most fair pricing around.

    5410 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas 75235 | 214-630-0735 | www.mikeandersonsbbq.com


Terry Black's Barbecue
The newest spot for barbecue in Dallas might just be the largest. The second location of the Austin-based restaurant opened in Deep Ellum to much praise, and it’s easy to see why: a fast-moving line, full bar (including the famous frozen Black’s margarita), sides for days, and rows of smokers full of brisket, sausage, beef ribs and more, make Terry Black's Barbecue a home run.

    3025 Main St., Dallas 75226 | 469-399-0081 | www.terryblacksbbq.com/dallas

Italian

The Charles
Located in the heart of the Dallas Design District, The Charles is an Italian-inspired eatery. Italian design through a Texas lense. ⁠You won't find another restaurant like The Charles.

    1632 Market Center Blvd., Dallas 75207 | 469-917-9000 | www.thecharlesdallas.com


Terilli's
Known for its cuisine and live music, Terilli's has been praised by local media as "cozy and even mildly glamorous…a perpetually hip special harbor—and the food is outstanding." Terilli's has fine Italian food, wood grilled steaks, delicious seafood, pastas and more. Enjoy the rooftop patio overlooking downtown Dallas.

    2815 Greenville Ave., Dallas 75206 | 214-827-3993 | www.terillis.com


Carbone's
Carbone's is known as a homey Italian fare in a modern trattoria. Chef Julian Barsotti (Nonna) has a winning menu at his Oak Lawn eatery. Carbone's offers tasty Italian-American fare made with simple, fine ingredients and presented without fanfare, plus a nice selection of wines. The spare, modern outpost also serves as a grocery, offering gourmet goods and wine for sale.

    4208 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas 75219 | 214-522-4208 | www.carbones-dallas.com


Taverna
Taverna is a warm and inviting neighborhood restaurant that offers a truly Italian experience without having to go far. Celebrate the essence of hospitality and farm-to-table cooking reflecting our authentic Italian flavors in our rustic and welcoming interiors.

    3312 Knox Street, Dallas 75205 | 214-520-9933 | www.tavernabylombardi.com/dallas-tx-knox-street
    Brunch Available on Weekends.


Pie Tap Pizza Workshop + Bar
"We are honest artisans who house craft with the best available ingredients. Our food and drinks are created not made, and the end experience is an explosion of art and scent that results in edible, drinkable and lovable masterpieces."

    1212 Oak Lawn Ave., #131, Dallas | 469-677-0997 | pie-tap.com/locations/design-district


Flatbread Company
For delicious pizza with a side of charity, visit Flatbread Company. The spot donates $3.50 from each pie to a local cause each week, directly benefiting the community.

    1720 Greenville Ave, Dallas | 972-918-3999 | flatbreadcompany.com


Fachini Ristorante
A homage to Italian-American fine dining of a bygone era, you'll find elaborate presentations of classics like veal Marsala and table-side Caesar. You won't want to miss their signature cocktails or fine wines.

    33A Highland Park Village, Dallas, TX 75205 | 214-838-9688 | fachinidallas.com


Nonna
This boutique Italian restaurant is a favorite in the neighborhood. Nonna's is recognized for pizza, decadent pasta and wood fired specialties. Don't forget the pistachio ice cream for dessert!

    4115 Lomo Alto Dr, Dallas, TX 75219 | 214-521-1800 | www.sprezzadallas.com

5 Minutes Away

Trulux's
Dining at Truluck’s is more than a meal, it’s a feast for the senses. With a captivating ambience and vibrant music, Truluck's is the place to be. With attentive southern hospitality, Truluck's believes the small touches inspire lasting memories.

    2401 McKinney Ave., Dallas 75201 | 214-220-2401 | trulucks.com/locations/dallas-texas


Oak Restaurant
Quality is at the heart of Oak Restaurant. The dinner menu stars the best artisan steaks available and the magic doesn't stop there. Enjoy unique seafood entrées, raw bar items and exquisite sushi created with fresh ingredients flown in daily. Delight your senses further with handcrafted cocktails and world-class wines.

    1628 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas 75207 | 214-712-9700 | oak.argconcepts.com


Oishii Sushi
Chef Owner Thanh Nguyen serves some of the most creative comfort sashimi, sushi, and specialty rolls (including many rice-less and gluten-free options) in Dallas.

    2525 Wycliff Ave., Ste 100, Dallas 75219 | 214-599-9448 | www.oishiirestaurants.com


PakPao Thai
Invite your senses to an irresistible journey through the authentic and robust flavors of Thailand. The Pakpao experience combines distinctive, challenging, and unique dishes with classic favorites.

    1628 Oak Lawn Ave., Ste 120, Dallas 75207 | 214-749-7002 | pakpao.argconcepts.com


Mesero
Mesero has spent years mastering their craft which means they offer some of the most amazing Mexican dishes you can imagine!

    2375 Victory Park Ln., Ste 180, Dallas 75219 | 214-821-6426 | www.mesero.net
    Brunch Available on Weekends.


Meddlesome Moth
This Design District gastropub has an impressive beer selection (dozens on draft and 100-plus bottles) along with a frequently changing menu of tasty New American plates for sharing. Enjoy a buzzy patio and beer garden too.

    1621 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas 75207 | 214-628-7900 | mothinthe.net
    Brunch Available on Weekends.


Sammy's Bar B Que
This is a place that takes BBQ seriously, and offerings on the menu reflect the scope of BBQ options you can enjoy at Sammy's. "Ribs were stellar, practically falling off the bone and melting after a bite. Brisket was also really good, tender and perfectly cooked"

    2126 Leonard St., Dallas 75201 | 214-880-9064 | sammysbarbeque.com


Ferris Wheelers Backyard & BBQ
This is the spot to go for smoked brisket, ribs and sandwiches with a full bar and live music. Ferris Wheelers has a backyard setting and even includes a Ferris wheel.

    1950 Market Center Blvd., Dallas 75207 | 214-741-4141 | www.wedothisandthat.com/ferriswheelers
    Brunch Available on Weekends.


18th & Vine
A portion of the menu offers traditional Kansas City barbeque plates while the rest of the menu includes a selection of seasonal, composed chef-created dishes. A quaint upstairs bar with live music (The Roost) offers a separate bar experience and menu every night.

    4100 Maple Ave., Dallas 75219 | 214-443-8335 | 18thandvinebbq.com


Ascension
This Australian-style coffee shop has European-café-type food with a laid-back, friendly atmosphere.

    1621 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas 75207 | 214-741-3211 | ascensiondallas.com


Town Hearth
Chef Nick Badovinus brings extravagance and his own sense of style to this splashy yet laid-back Design District steakhouse. The indulgent menu highlights raw-bar aphrodisiacs, along with shareable mains, plus a long list of classic cocktails.

    1617 Market Center Blvd, Dallas 75207 | 214-761-1617 | www.townhearth.com


El Bolero
"We absolutely love the vibe, food and drinks, I can’t wait to come to town to eat the street corn, so good I won’t share! If you are a cheese enchilada fan, they have the best! One of our favorite Dallas stops!"

    1201 Oak Lawn Ave., Ste 160, Dallas 75207 | 214-741-1986 | elbolero.argconcepts.com


Rodeo Goat
Rodeo Goat is a casual joint offering inventive variations on house-ground burgers and a lengthy craft-beer lineup.

    1926 Market Center Blvd, Dallas 75207 | 214-741-4628 | www.rodeogoat.com/dallas


Mike Anderson's BBQ House
For fine hickory-smoked meats, deliciously unique homemade sides and sweets, visit Mike Anderson's BBQ to enjoy southern hospitality, quick service and Texas-sized servings. Plus, Mike's has the most fair pricing around.

    5410 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas 75235 | 214-630-0735 | www.mikeandersonsbbq.com


Maple & Motor
This local favorite is a surefire crowd-pleaser for burgers, fries, shakes and brews. Not in the mood for a Texas-style half-pounder? Try a classic BLT, grilled cheese, chicken tenders or even a fried bologna sandwich, a.k.a. "The Flat Hot Dog", instead.

    4810 Maple Ave., Dallas 75219 | 214-522-4400 | www.mapleandmotor.com


The Charles
Located in the heart of the Dallas Design District, The Charles is an Italian-inspired eatery. Italian design through a Texas lense. ⁠You won't find another restaurant like The Charles.

    1632 Market Center Blvd., Dallas 75207 | 469-917-9000 | www.thecharlesdallas.com

New & Hot

Catbird
Inside the new Thompson Hotel in Downtown Dallas, Catbird is a modern restaurant with a standout cocktail menu and exquisite views. The menu includes plenty of small plates to share, or stop by for a French 75, as the restaurant is serving up some fantastic cocktails. A trip to the terrace is a must – there's lounge seating available and fire pits to keep warm.

    205 N. Akard St., Dallas 75202 | 469-726-4115 | www.catbirddallas.com


Chimalma Taco Bar
Tasked with bringing modern Mexican food to Downtown Dallas, Chimalma opened late last fall. The menu plays tribute to dishes traditionally found in the family's native Guadalajara, Mexico pueblo. Entrée standouts are the raspadas, a crunchy fried tortilla topped with braised pork, cabbage and house made salsa. Pair it with the Old Fashioned Mexico, a Latin take on the classic cocktail.

    701 Commerce St. #120, Dallas, 75202 | 972-754-2213 | chimalmatacobar.com


Eataly
After getting its start in 2007 in Turin, Italy, Eataly now boasts more than three dozen outposts around the world. This location is the first in Texas and will offer three restaurants, a market full of various oils, meats, olives, coffee, chocolates and more, plus an extensive wine collection. Find it inside NorthPark Center.

    8687 N. Central Expy, Suite 2172, Dallas 75231 | 469-759-2800 | www.eataly.com


Encina
Encina focuses on seasonality and fresh ingredients, while offering an "uncomplicated yet adventurous menu." Stop by for weekend brunch or dinner and feast on items like goat tacos, twig flatbread and confit turkey hash.

    614 W. Davis St., Dallas 75208 | 469-620-3644 | www.encinadallas.com


Harwood Arms
The moment you walk through the doors of Harwood Arms, you are immediately transported to The British Isles into your favorite period piece. The dark woods and dim lights create the perfect ambiance for those Anglophiles seeking and missing a quaint pub abroad. While here, a Black & Tan is obligatory, and it's the best thing to wash down a Fishwhich, a fish sandwich that will keep you coming back time and time again.

    2850 N. Harwood St, Suite 100, Dallas 75201 | 214-273-5151 | harwoodarmsdallas.com


Palmer's Hot Chicken
Tucked in a shopping center at the corner of Mockingbird and Abrams, Palmer's is another fun addition to East Dallas. A covered patio provides good space for social distancing, and lots of big windows let air flow nicely into the main dining area. From there, you know the drill: three heat levels in the form of fried chicken and tenders with plenty of tasty sides. Our top recommendation? The Big Dark (two thighs and leg quarters) with fried honey glazed Brussels sprouts and cheesy grits.

    6465 E. Mockingbird Ln, #316, Dallas 75214 | 972-863-9366 | www.palmershotchicken.com


Commons Club
The new Virgin Hotels Dallas is home to this playful and vibrant spot for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Luxe velvet, gold fixtures, a huge bar, and a great view of the kitchen’s inner workings make for an entertaining meal.

    1445 Turtle Creek Blvd, Dallas 75207 | 469-436-7150 | virginhotels.com/dallas/dine-and-drink/the-commons-club


Ellie's
In the sleek and chic HALL Arts Hotel, chef Eric Dreyer hosts diners looking to indulge in Napa-inspired breakfast, lunch, and dinner to the tune of daily live music in a beautifully artistic setting.

    1717 Leonard St., Dallas 75201 | 972-629-0924 | elliesdallas.com


Sloane's Corner
Ideal for downtown business lunches, Sloane’s is a pretty little spot with beautiful food and a knowledgeable staff. Think American cuisine with international spins. Sloane’s also recently launched a pickup-only Sicilian-style pizza pop-up called Pizza Leila.

    2001 Ross Ave., Suite 125, Dallas 75201 | 214-484-1395 | https://www.sloanescorner.com


Taco y Vino
This cozy Bishop Arts District wine bar also cooks up tacos, and, really, it’s hard to come up with a better combination. Wine is available by the glass or bottle, and if you’re looking for a curated selection from which to choose your nightcap, you’ve found it.

    213 W. Eighth St., Dallas 75208 | 469-372-0022 | www.tacoyvinodallas.com

Drinks

Bishop Cidercade
To feel like a kid again, visit this Dallas Design District hot spot. Bishop Cidercade's includes all the arcade games to play with more than 25 drinks on tap, including ciders and hard kombucha. Only ten bucks to play all day.

    2777 Irving, Blvd, Dallas 75207 | 214-208-1922 | www.cidercade.com


Dibs on Victory
If 24-karat gold wings don’t get your attention, maybe the huge bar on your way to the American Airlines Center will. There’s a large second-floor patio to chill on and plenty of cocktails, wine, and beer to be had. Dibs is an ideal spot to catch a game any night of the week

    2401 Victory Park Lane, #190, Dallas | 214-903-6536 | www.wedothisandthat.com/dibsonvictory


Drake's
Drake’s was made for celebrations. Whether it’s a big win at work, a birthday, or just because it’s a Tuesday, get out the sparklers and order some of the best martinis in town to wash down those pizzas, pastas, and steaks in an Old Hollywood setting.

    5007 W. Lovers Ln., Dallas 75209 | 214-651-4114 | www.drakeshollywood.com


Las Almas Rotas
The cocktail menu at this small but mighty bar in Fair Park has a strong focus on mezcal, but it also includes plenty of tequila numbers for pairing with tasty Mexican food. At the pandemic’s onset, staff cleverly devised a makeshift drive-thru in the restaurant’s adjacent alleyway with much success. This place has ample patio seating, too.

    3615 Parry Ave., Dallas | 972-685-5666 | lasalmasrotas.com


Texas Ale Project
The Dallas Design District is home to the Texas Ale Project, where the first Saturday of every month means free brewery tours at 2 p.m. Or visit the taproom Thursday through Sunday to sample any of the brewery’s beers.

    1001 N. Riverfront Blvd, Dallas | 214-965-0606 | www.texasaleproject.com


The Rustic
Down-home venue with locally sourced American eats, Texas beers & an outdoor patio with live music.

    3656 Howell St., Dallas, 75204 | 214-730-0596 | therustic.com


Lounge 31
Escape to this luxurious lounge in the historic Highland Park Village. Perfect for light dining, drinks and entertainment. Enjoy this private perch, above Bistro 31, for an exquisite evening out and overall elevated experience!

    37 Highland Park Village #200, Dallas 75205 | 214-420-3900 | www.bistro31dallas.com

Casual

Ascension
This Australian-style coffee shop has European-café-type food with a laid-back, friendly atmosphere.

    1621 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas 75207 | 214-741-3211 | ascensiondallas.com


Maple & Motor
This local favorite is a surefire crowd-pleaser for burgers, fries, shakes and brews. Not in the mood for a Texas-style half-pounder? Try a classic BLT, grilled cheese, chicken tenders or even a fried bologna sandwich, a.k.a. "The Flat Hot Dog", instead.

    4810 Maple Ave., Dallas 75219 | 214-522-4400 | www.mapleandmotor.com


Original Market Diner
The Original Market Diner offers drip coffee, fried eggs, and pancakes and is the ideal place to satisfy your cravings. There’s pie, too—but only if you clean your plate and say please.

    4434 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas | 214-521-0992 | www.originalmarketdiner.com


Rodeo Goat
Rodeo Goat is a casual joint offering inventive variations on house-ground burgers and a lengthy craft-beer lineup.

    1926 Market Center Blvd, Dallas 75207 | 214-741-4628 | www.rodeogoat.com/dallas


Thunderbird Station (casual!)
"Thunderbird Station is something I didn't even know I needed until I arrived. Everything screams nostalgia - the vibe, the food, the drinks, everything. It's a chill place that is unpretentious and the perfect getaway from reality. Highly recommend you check it out!"

    3400 Commerce St., Dallas 75226 | thunderbirdstation.com/menu
    Brunch Available on Weekends.

 


Toller Patio (casual!)
Join us on the patio seven days a week! Wings, salads, sandwiches and more.

    3675 Ross Ave., Dallas 75204 | 469-608-1780 | tollerpatiobar.com
    Brunch Available on Weekends.


Mamma's Daughter's Diner
With over 60 years serving Dallas, this diner won't disappoint if you're looking for home cookin' the old-fashioned way. Don't forget the homemade pies, rolls and cornbread!

    2014 Irving Blvd, Dallas, TX 75207 | 214-742-8646 | mamasdaughtersdiner.com

Cindy's Recommendations

Bistro 31
Located in the center of Highland Park Village, Bistro 31 is a culinary gem with its European cuisine and decor. The menu embodies French, Italian, and Spanish flavors that will have you wanting to explore each and every dish.

    87 Highland Park Village #200, Dallas 75205 | 214-420-3900 | www.bistro31dallas.com


Drake's
You'll want to plan ahead for a night at this swanky, old Hollywood-style steakhouse. Reservations and cocktail attire are suggested for an unforgettable evening, including live music on the weekends. In addition to steak dishes, the menu includes pizza, cheeseburgers, and pasta.

    5007 W. Lovers Ln., Dallas 75209 | 214-651-4114 | www.drakeshollywood.com


Fearing's (at The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas)
Enjoy celebrity chef Dean Fearing's quintessential New American fare in a beautiful setting. This James Beard Award winner's menu spans cuisines from Southwestern shrimp tacos to sizzling ribeyes. The Rattlesnake Bar and outdoor patio will complete your visit.

    2121 McKinney Ave., Dallas 75201 | 214-922-4848 | fearingsrestaurant.com


Fernando's Mexican Cuisine
Fernando's combines classic Tex-Mex with touches of Mexico City cuisine. From homemade guacamole to sizzling fajitas and fluffy sopapillas, every dish uses only the freshest and finest ingredients. Their outdoor patio is a great spot to dine al fresco.

    4347 W. Northwest Hwy, #100, Dallas, Texas 75220 | 214-351-9010 | fernandostexmex.com/midway
    Brunch Available on Weekends.


Honor Bar
Known for sharable snacks and delectable sandwiches, the Honor Bar is small in size but big in spirit. Be sure to bring your desire for delicious bites as well as first-rate cocktails, wines and beers. And enjoy their patio dining.

    26A Highland Park Village, Dallas, TX 75205 | 214-780-0956 | honorbar.com/locations/dallas


Hudson House
With an old-school casual design and menu, Hudson House offers straight-forward and timeless dishes. They have a great selection of East Coast oysters on the half shell. They have one of the best Happy Hours in town, including the “World’s Coldest Martinis!”

    4448 Lovers Ln., Dallas 75225 | 214-583-2255 | www.hudsonhousehp.com


Mi Cocina
Mi Cocina is a go-to in the metroplex for straight-up Tex-Mex. These modern cantinas keep things spicy with a big menu of traditional favorites and potent margaritas (after a Mambo Taxi you’ll need a taxi to get home).

    Multiple Locations | 214-521-6426 | www.micocina.com


Oishii Sushi
If you're looking for excellent sushi in the neighborhood, Oishii (the Japanese term for "delicious") is the spot. Their tantalizing menu includes shashimi, maki rolls, Vietnamese dishes and other specialties.

    2525 Wycliff Ave., Ste 100, Dallas 75219 | 214-599-9448 | www.oishiirestaurants.com


PakPao Thai
Located in the neighboring Design District, Pak Pao invites your senses on a journey through the authentic and robust flavors of Asia. Their menu combines distinctive dishes with classic favorites. Don't forget their signature Chula-Rita Lemongrass Margarita!

    1628 Oak Lawn Ave., Ste 120, Dallas 75207 | 214-749-7002 | pakpao.argconcepts.com


Perry's Steakhouse & Grille
With spectacular views of downtown Dallas and Klyde Warren Park, guests can expect an award-winning steakhouse menu. Their large bar and outdoor dining options allow you to soak up the lively signs, scents and sounds that abound.

    2100 Olive Street, Dallas, TX 75201 | 214-855-5151 | perryssteakhouse.com


S&D Oyster Co.
This Dallas institution will remind you of every cozy little seafood joint you've found along the Gulf Coast. They keep things simple and are known for their attention to detail and courteous "southern" hospitality. They don't take reservations but it's always worth the wait.

    2701 McKinney Ave., Dallas 75204 | 214-880-0111 | www.sdoyster.com


Salum
You may be greeted by chef and owner Abraham Salum at this outstanding restaurant. The modern New American fare changes monthly and is coupled with excellent service and an atmosphere quiet enough to carry on a conversation.

    4152 Cole Ave, #103, Dallas, TX 75204 | 214-252-9604 | salumrestaurant.com


Ziziki's Restaurant
This family-owned Greek restaurant uses only the best ingredients in their healthy menu, including the most amazing calamari. The beautiful outdoor patio with fountain is a bonus spot for dining and cocktails.

    4514 Travis St. #122, Dallas, TX 75205 | 214-521-2233 | www.zizikis.com
    Brunch Available on Weekends.