America's Best Wine Bars
Veritas Wine Room, Dallas
Veritas calls itself a vino pub, and that’s spot-on. It feels like that pub where you and your friends gathered when younger—except that it happens to stock 350 wines (including 20 or more by the glass). The owners are brothers who studied wine in Europe, but don’t expect exams; the mood here is utterly relaxed and convivial. You can also work your way through a list of more than 30 cheeses (many emerging from the surprisingly yeasty Texas cheese scene).