Dallas/Ft. Worth

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. 

The original of what is now a widespread chain of steakhouses, this Lemmon Avenue landmark is outfitted with dark wood paneling, leather upholstered furniture, and dim lighting.

Seamlessly blending the cuisines of Europe and Latin America, owners and Dallas food stars Espartaco and Dunia Borga create soul-warming comfort favorites like roasted half-chicken with black beans and plantains or huevos rancheros with homemade corn tortillas in their McKinney Avenue kitchen.

Chef Tracy Miller ensconced her masterpiece, Local, in the ground floor of Dallas's Boyd Hotel in 2003. Since then, Local has been delighting, well, locals with its inspired menu of modern American cuisine.

Established in 1958, this family-owned barbecue joint is now a popular chain with locations throughout the Lone Star State (there’s even an outpost in Sandy, Utah).

Patrons enjoy stellar views of the Dallas skyline from Nana’s location on the 27th floor of the Hilton Anatole in Market Center. Floor-to-ceiling windows distract diners on one side of the stylish restaurant while those on the other side can survey handpicked pieces of Asian art.

Located in Dallas's vibrant University Park neighborhood, Shinsei's name translates as "rebirth" or "new beginning.” Inside, the sushi bar and Pan Asian restaurant boasts bright green banquettes, a hand cut wood foyer, and candle-lit tables.

Housed in a standalone red-brick building, this casual barbecue joint is the namesake restaurant of U.S. Olympic weightlifting champion Sammy Walker. The no-frills dining room is designed in a cafeteria style, with simple furniture and walls hung with photographs of Olympic athletes.

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.