Top Restaurants in Dallas
Collected by Sandra Ramani , AFAR Contributor
Texas tastes are big, too, and its chefs bring monster-size ingenuity to Dallas restaurants, summoning flavors from around the world as well as places closer to home. Even if you're just here for the barbecue, you're bound to find something new to love.
2121 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75201, USA
Celebrating a special occasion during your time in Dallas? Look no further than Fearing’s. Located inside of the Ritz Carlton Dallas, Fearing’s represents everything that Dallas dining is all about: locally influenced food, refined and...
2817 Maple Ave, Dallas, TX 75201, USA
The always-packed third outpost of the much-heralded Uchi (after Austin and Houston) continues the tradition of serving authentic, beautifully presented Japanese dishes in a simple, refined setting. The menu changes four times a year, based on the...
408 W Eighth St #101, Dallas, TX 75208, USA
What would Italians do if they sourced their meats and vegetables in northeast Texas? Texas-born David Uygur shows us. Serving up rustic cuisine redolent of rural Italy—but composed from local ingredients—Uygur mirrors the way Italian...
5624 Sears St, Dallas, TX 75206, USA
Dallasites make the most of their nearly year-round patio season. At Truck Yard, with its tree-house bar and mismatched lawn chairs, things are as laid back as a trailer-park potluck—albeit one with bottled cocktails, an ice cream stand, and...
408 W Eighth St #102, Dallas, TX 75208, USA
As soon as you walk in the door at Dude, Sweet Chocolate, you know you have entered a different kind of sweet shop. After being welcomed to “Dude, Sweet” by the staff, they will happily inform you that you can sample anything in the...
400 W Davis St, Dallas, TX 75208, USA
Eating here might get a little messy, but it’s worth it. One of Dallas’s favorite BBQ spots smokes its meats over Texas post oak, serves them wrapped in butcher paper, and pairs them with cold draft brews—and the crowds go wild....
1601 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75202, USA
While it’s tough to verify El Fenix’s claim that this was one of the forefathers of Tex-Mex, there’s no denying that the homegrown chain is as much a part of culinary history as it is of Dallas’s. Started in 1916 by...
2821 Turtle Creek Blvd, Dallas, TX 75219, USA
Since 1980, when well-heeled Dallasites have needed a restaurant for a special family occasion, power breakfast, proposal, or impressive first date, they’ve come to The Mansion. One of the city’s most acclaimed restaurants—which,...
324 W 7th St, Dallas, TX 75208, USA
For over two decades, Tillman’s Roadhouse has served as a lively, eclectically decorated spot for modern Texas comfort food served with a touch of whimsy. Now, following the restaurant's extensive renovation, the atmosphere may lean...
3008 Maple Ave, Dallas, TX 75201, USA
For a modern Texas steakhouse experience done right, look no further than this perennial upscale favorite, opened in 1999 by noted restaurateur Phil Romano. The main attractions are the meats, including top-of-the-line prime steaks, chops, and...
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