When our long-distance investors visit Dallas, they often ask us which restaurants to try. Luckily, Dallas has a luxury of choice when it comes to where to dine out. To really experience the authentic flavor of the city, try one of these top Dallas restaurants that we often recommend to clients.
MasterChef Season 2 finalists Jennie Kelley and Ben Starr offer a communal gastronomic experience in the form of a pop-up dinner party. Be aware that reservations are required and tricky to get. If you score one, you’ll be rewarded with a multi-course meal, drink pairings, and inventive cuisine inspired by these chefs’ global travels and seasonal ingredients.
Dallas, TX 75226
This inventive restaurant offers pan-American small plates and mains, featuring fresh vegetables, fine meats, and a dash of Asian inspiration. Locals enjoy the late night menu, which offers small plates and a “reverse happy hour.”
2323 N Henderson Ave, #109
Dallas, TX. 75206
Upscale French cuisine delivered with impeccable service in a luxury hotel environment has caught the attention of foodies near and far. Long renowned as one of the best restaurants in Dallas, The French Room offers traditional French favorites made with top-notch ingredients. A nightly three-course tasting menu showcases the best of menu items. Note, The French Room has a strict dress code.
1321 Commerce Street
Dallas, TX 75202
Located inside the Ritz-Carlton, Fearing’s Restaurant offers southwestern-inspired fare prepared by one of Dallas’s original celebrity chefs. Chef Dean Fearing has been a local legend, and a national gastronomic treasure, for over 20 years. Expect American fare, elevated through attention to detail, rich flavors, and the finest local ingredients.
2121 McKinney Ave
Long renowned as one of the top dining experiences in Dallas, Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek does not disappoint. “Haute cuisine, Texas style” means bold flavors, fresh ingredients, and perfected simplicity. On a nice night, dine on the fireside terrace.
2821 Turtle Creek Blvd.,
Dallas, TX 75219, USA
214 559 2100
This wouldn’t be a list of top Dallas restaurants without a steakhouse. Pappas Bros. Steakhouse more than delivers on the steakhouse experience with premium meats, flavorful sides, an extensive wine menu, and excellent service. This steakhouse is expensive, but if you’re looking for a restaurant to celebrate a special event, Pappas Bros. is well worth it!
10477 Lombardy Ln,
Dallas, TX 75220
For a more casual, though equally acclaimed, dining experience, give Neighborhood Services a try. This Modern American spot offers what some swear are the best burgers in Dallas. Nightly specials include veal schnitzel, lobster, nachos, and dry aged meatloaf.
5027 W Lovers Lane,
Dallas, TX 75209
The best restaurant in Austin now has a Dallas outpost for its innovative take on sushi and contemporary Japanese fare. Uchi flies in seafood from Japanese fish markets and sources fresh vegetables from Texas farms. The end result is delicious, fresh, and surprising seafood.
2817 Maple Ave
Another fine steakhouse option, Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille offers excellent steakhouse standards. While their steaks are not to be missed, DFW residents rave about the slow-smoked, caramelized seven-finger pork chop. A robust side menu and extensive wine menu round out the experience.
2000 McKinney Ave, Suite 100
Dallas, TX 75201
2013 Chef of the Year Matt McCallister helms FT33, a rising star in the Dallas restaurant scene. Look to FT33 for homemade charcuterie, inventive farm-to-table dishes, and flavorful desserts. Tuesday through Thursday, there’s a seven-course tasting menu.
1617 Hi Line Dr
This sushi spot boasts fresh sushi and sashimi prepared by Japanese chefs. The omakase tasting menu offers the chef’s choice of the freshest, most flavorful cuts. Try a pre-dinner drink in the lounge, which offers Japanese whiskeys and fine sake.
2906 N Henderson Ave
If you’ve got your heart set on one of these top Dallas restaurants, come hungry, and you won’t leave disappointed.