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.

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

Don’t let the dive bar ambiance fool you; Lee Harvey’s is as fit for foodies as it is for beer enthusiasts.

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.

Noted by publications like Bon Appetit and Southern Living, Abacus opened in 1997 and continues to be a popular place for Uptown Dallas notables.

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.

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 uptown inside the boutique Hotel ZaZa, Dragonfly’s dining room is marked by graphic Piero Fornasetti wallpaper, framed photographs and artwork, and clean, sharp lines. Dozens of pendant lights hang at different lengths near the bar, forming a partition from the dining room.

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).

Located in the 19th-century Fort Worth Stockyards, the Lonesome Dove Western Bistro is the flagship restaurant of nationally acclaimed chef Tim Love.