Dallas

Restaurants in Dallas

When you think of Dallas restaurants, perhaps the first images that come to mind are steak and barbeque. No doubt, you'll be able to find both. But restaurants In Dallas go beyond those staples. Dean Fearing, one of the legendary figures of American cuisine, long helmed the kitchen at the Mansion on Turtle Creek—you can find him now at Fearing's, at the Ritz-Carlton Dallas. The best restaurants in Dallas also include a number of Mexican favorites and, as would be expected in one of the country's most populous cities, the entire range of international cuisines.

At the popular Local, chef Tracy Miller serves innovative dishes to a fashionable crowd (burgers come with panko tator tots; sea bass is prepared in a cornflakes crust). Dragonfly at the Hotel ZaZa refuses to take its food too seriously, which is not that it's anything less than delicious. Lamb lollipops and achiote marinated duck breast are highlights of the menu.

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.

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.

Alo

Hip Mexican-Peruvian street food

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.

Italian restaurateur Efisio Farris has been cooking since he was a little boy in his mother’s kitchen in his native Sardinia, and he partners with executive chef Luciano Salvadore to present Sardinian flavors in dishes such as raviolis and carpaccios.

Under the leadership of executive chef Amador Mora, Trece Mexican Kitchen and Tequila Bar is a neighborhood favorite in Uptown.

Café San Miguel is an upscale, new-style Mexican restaurant that offers authentic fare and homemade staples like corn tortillas, chips, and salsas. Wooden tables and bright yellow and orange hues set the atmosphere, and outdoor seating is available.

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

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 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.

Gaining the attention of Food & Wine in addition to being named the Restaurant of the Year by Esquire Magazine, Fearing’s has become a fine dining staple in Dallas's Uptown area.

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.