Restaurants in Dallas/Ft. Worth
Dallas veteran and Top Chef contestant John Tesar opened this seafood restaurant to rave reviews. Crisp, clean interiors let artful plates—fluke sashimi with blood orange and fennel; king crab garden salad—take center stage.
Joe T.’s—as the residents call it—originally opened in 1935 and continues to be packed with locals and visitors clamoring for margaritas, chile rellenos, and tamales. Grab a patio seat if one is available.
Under the leadership of executive chef Amador Mora, Trece Mexican Kitchen and Tequila Bar is a neighborhood favorite in Uptown.
"Western chic" is how many describe this eclectic restaurant, whose interior juxtaposes natural woods, hanging antlers, and farm tables next to crystal chandeliers and lounge seating that is covered in bright red fabric and modern throw pillows.
Located in the Arts District, Stephan Pyles derives its name from its chef, Esquire Magazine's 2006 Chef of the Year and the "father of Southwestern cuisine." The walls of the dining room feature terra-cotta bricks from the original 1963 building, as well as artwork from local Dallas artists, but
Noted by publications like Bon Appetit and Southern Living, Abacus opened in 1997 and continues to be a popular place for Uptown Dallas notables.
Situated in the historic Magnolia district, this Italian restaurant is easily recognizable by its black-and-white-striped awning and the long line of patrons waiting for a seat in the six-table dining room.
Located in the 19th-century Fort Worth Stockyards, the Lonesome Dove Western Bistro is the flagship restaurant of nationally acclaimed chef Tim Love.
Hip Mexican-Peruvian street food
A North Dallas landmark for more than 20 years, the original Del Frisco’s is known for its date-worthy atmosphere and exquisite cuisine. Dark mahogany, brass chandeliers, fireplaces, and subdued lighting provide masculine touches to the main dining room, divided into upper and lower levels.
Master chef Teiichi Sakurai spent time in Tokyo honing the art of the buckwheat noodle for his soba restaurant.
Established by Butch and Ana Enriquez in 1981, this Lemmon Avenue landmark serves homemade traditional Tex-Mex cuisine to customers ranging from Dallas Cowboys and movie stars to in-the-know tourists.