Dallas Restaurant Guide

Dallas is a city with an amazing variety of restaurants, from classics to new standards. I know that our loyal customers have their favorite Tex-Mex eatery, steakhouse, or sushi bar, but it’s probably no surprise that each Market I’m asked for new recommendations on where to dine. Below is a list of some of my favorites in neighborhoods within an easy drive from Dallas Market Center. Happy indulging!

- Cindy Morris | President and CEO, Dallas Market Center

 

 

Knox Henderson

Just to the west of Central Expressway, between Highland Park and Uptown, this laidback neighborhood exerts its gravitational pull on everyone from urban hipsters and young families to locals pounding the pavement with their pooches. Abundant options for patio dining provide some of the best people watching anywhere in Big D.

Gemma
American | $$$
2323 N. Henderson Ave., #109 | 214.370.9426 | www.gemmadallas.com

Louie's
Pizza Bar | $$ 
1839 N. Henderson Ave. | 214.826.0505 | www.louiesdallas.com

Mesero/Mr. Mesero
Tex. Mex | $$ 
Mesero, 2822 N. Henderson Ave. | 214.821.6426 | www.meseromiguel.com
Mr. Mesero, 4444 McKinney Ave. | 214.780.1991 | www.mrmesero.com
 
The Porch 
American | $$ 
2912 N. Henderson Ave. | 214.828.2916 | www.theporchrestaurant.com

Pie Tap Pizza Workshop
Italian | $$
2708 N. Henderson Ave. | 972.432.7800 | www.pie.tap.com

Tei Tei 
Japanese | $$ 
2906 N. Henderson Ave. | 214.828.2400 | www.teiteirobata.com

Toulouse 
French | $$
3314 Knox St. | 214.520.8999 | www.toulousecafeandbar.com

Velvet Taco 
American, Tex. Mex | $
3012 N. Henderson Ave | 214.823.8358 | www.velvettaco.com

Victor Tango’s
American | $$ 
3001 N. Henderson Ave. | 214.252.8595 | www.victortangos.com

 

Downtown/Deep Ellum/Arts District

Downtown offers a variety of dining, shopping, world-class museums, and more. Deep Ellum, meanwhile, offers a completely different vibe with its edgy roster of bars, shops, and live music venues that sizzle long after the rest of the city calls it a night.

Americano
Italian | $$
1530 Main St. | 214.261.4600 | www.americanodallas.com

CBD Provisions
Traditional, Brasserie | $$
1530 Main St. | 214.261.4500 | www.cbdprovisions.com

Campisi's Restaurant
Italian | $$
1520 Elm St., #111 | 214.752.0141 | www.campisisus.com

Cane Rosso 
Italian | $$
2612 Commerce St. | 214.741.1188 | www.canerosso.com

Flora Street Café
American | $$$$
2330 Flora St., #150 | 214.580.7000 | www.florastreet.com

Mudhen Meat and Greens
Organic | $$
900 S. Harwood St. | 214.698.7000 | www.mudheninthe.net

Pecan Lodge 
Barbecue | $$ 
2702 Main St. | 214.748.8900 | www.pecanlodge.com

Proof and Pantry 
New American | $$ 
1722 Routh St. | 214.880.9940 | www.proofandpantry.com
Savor Gastropub 
Modern Gastropub | $$ 
2000 Woodall Rodgers Fwy. | 214.306.5597 | www.savorgastropub.com

Stirr 
American | $$
2803 Main St., #110 | 214.983.1222 | www.stirrdallas.com

Tei-An Soba House
Japanese | $$$
1722 Routh St., #110 | 214.220.2828 | www.tei.an.com

 

Market Center/Design District

Outside of what one might discover at Dallas Market Center, for more world class collections of home furnishings, decorative accessories, antiques, and artwork regardless of era, style, or country of origin, look no further than the thriving Dallas Design District. Once a members-only destination exclusive to designers and industry insiders, most showrooms and galleries now welcome anyone with an affinity for beautiful objects and sublime spaces. But décor isn’t the only reason to visit. Of late, the bustling restaurant scene is luring a whole new crowd.

18th & Vine
Barbecue | $$
4100 Maple Ave. | 214.443.8335 | www.18thandvinebbq.com

Ascension 
American | $$
1621 Oak Lawn Ave. | 214.741.3211 | www.ascensiondallas.com

Bowlounge
Bowling, Bar | $$
167 Turtle Creek Blvd. | 214.741.7737 | www.bowlounge.com

Dolce Riviera
Italian | $$$
2950 N. Harwood St., #115 | 469.458.6623 | www.dolceriviera.com

El Bolero
Mexican | $$
1201 Oak Lawn Ave. | 214.741.1986 | www.elboleromexican.com

FT33
New American | $$$ 
1617 Hi Line Dr., #250 | 214.741.2629 | www.ft33dallas.com

Mama’s Daughters’ Diner
Southern Comfort | $
2014 Irving Blvd. | 214.742.8646 | www.mamasdaughtersdiner.com

Original Market Diner
American | $$
4434 Harry Hines Blvd. | 214.521.0992 | www.originalmarketdiner.com

The Meddlesome Moth
American | $$ 
1621 Oak Lawn Ave. | 214.628.7900 | www.mothinthe.net

Oak
New American | $$$ 
1628 Oak Lawn Ave., #110 | 214.712.9700 | www.oakdallas.com

Pakpao Thai
Thai | $$ 
1628 Oak Lawn Ave., #120 | 214.749.7002 | www.pakpaothai.com

Pie Tap Pizza Workshop
Italian | $$
1212 Oak Lawn Ave., #131 | 469.677.0997 | www.pie.tap.com

Sassetta
Pizza, Italian | $$
1617 Hi Line Dr., #390 | 214.307.5695 | www.sassetta.dallas.com

SĒR Steak + Spirits
Steaks and Seafood | $$$$
2201 N. Stemmons Freeway | 214.761.7479 | www.sersteak.com

Sprezza
Italian | $$$
4010 Maple Ave. | 972.807.9388 | www.sprezzadallas.com

Town Hearth
Steaks and Seafood | $$$
1617 Market Center Blvd. | 214.761.1617 | www.townhearth.com

 

Trinity Groves

With the spectacular Margaret Hunt Hill suspension bridge serving as a gateway, Trinity Groves stands as a testament to urban renewal done right. The thriving restaurant scene, in particular, has compelled a whole new generation to rediscover west Dallas. From Amberjax Fish Market Grille, Casa Rubia, and Resto Gastro Bistro to sweet stops, Trinity Groves takes wining and dining to lofty heights. Sprinkled with antique furniture stores, this neighborhood is becoming a go.to destination.

Amberjax Fish Market Grill
American | $$
3011 Gulden Ln., #107 | 469.513.9088 | www.amberjax.net

Casa Rubia
Mexican | $$$ 
3011 Gulden Ln., #116 | 469.513.6349 | www.casarubiadallas.com

Chino Chinatown
Asian Fusion, Latin American | $$
3011 Gulden Ln., #110 | 469.513.7457 | www.chinochinatown.com

Fat Chicken
Comfort Food | $$
3011 Gulden Ln., #104 | 214.584.6747 | www.fatchickendallas.com

Kate Weiser Chocolate
Dessert | $$
2201 N. Stemmons Fwy. | 214.761.7479 | www.kateweiserchocolate.com


Bishop Arts/Oak Cliff

Boasting more than five dozen independent shops, restaurants, and galleries, Bishop Arts, nestled in the heart of Oak Cliff, has become a haven for entrepreneurs with a host of aesthetic ambitions. Affordability helps distinguish this often quirky community, making it an ideal antidote to cookie cutter-culture or more-of-the-same suburbia.

Bolsa 
New American | $$
614 W. Davis St. | 214.943.1883 | www.bolsadallas.com

Boulevardier
French | $$$
408 N. Bishop Ave., #108 | 214.942.1828 | www.dallasboulevardier.com

Hattie’s
Southern Comfort | $$ 
418 N. Bishop Ave. | 214.942.7400 | www.hatties.com
 
Lockhart Smokehouse
Barbecue | $$
400 W. Davis St. | 214.944.5521 | www.lockhartsmokehouse.com

Oddfellows
American | $$ 
316 W. 7th St. | 214.944.5958 | www.oddfellowsdallas.com

Smoke
American Barbeque | $$
901 Fort Worth Ave. | 214.393.4141 | www.smokerestaurant.com

Stock & Barrel
American | $$
316 Davis St. | 214.888.0150 | http://stockandbarreldallas.com

TEN
Asian | $$
1888 Sylvan Ave. | www.facebook.com/TenRamenDallas?fref=ts

 

Uptown/Park Cities

Collectively known as the Park Cities, Highland Park and University Park serve as an oasis of fine dining and upscale shopping. Bound to the east by Southern Methodist University, this exclusive enclave exudes elegance at every captivating corner and is host to some exquisite dining. Bordering Park Cities lies Uptown – an upscale neighborhood home to many of the city’s hotspots for dining and nightlife.
Al Biernat’s
Steaks and Seafood | $$$
4217 Oak Lawn Ave. | 214.219.2201 | www.albiernats.com

Bistro 31
Modern European | $$$
87 Highland Park Village, #200 | 214.420.3900 | www.bistro31dallas.com

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse
Steaks and Seafood | $$$
2323 Olive St. | 972.490.9000 | www.delfriscos.com

Fearings
American | $$$$
2121 McKinney Ave. | 214.922.4848 | www.fearingsrestaurant.com

Henry’s Majestic
American | $$
4900 McKinney Ave. | 469.893.9400 | www.henrysmajestic.com

Javier’s
Mexican | $$$
4912 Cole Ave. | 214.521.4211 | www.javiers.net

Knife
Steaks and Seafood | $$$
5300 E. Mockingbird Ln. | 214.443.9339 | www.knifedallas.com

Mercat Bistro
European Style Bistro | $$
2501 Harwood St. | 214.953.0917 | www.mercatbistro.com

Nick & Sam’s
Steaks and Seafood | $$$$
3008 Maple Ave., | 214.871.7444 | www.nick.sams.com

Nonna
Italian | $$$
4115 Lomo Alto | 214.521.1800 | www.nonnadallas.com

Perry's Steakhouse & Grille
Steaks and Seafood | $$$
2000 McKinney Ave., #100 | 214.855.5151 | www.perryssteakhouse.com

Shake Shack
American | $$
2500 N. Pearl St. | 214. 983.1022 | www.shakeshack.com

The Honor Bar
American | $$
26 Highland Park Village | 214.780.0956 | www.honorbar.com

The Theodore
American | $$ 
NorthPark Center, 8687 N. Central Expressway, #1804 | 469.232.9771 | www.thetheodore.com

Truluck’s

Seafood | $$$
2401 McKinney Ave. | 214.220.2401 | www.trulucks.com

Uchi
 
Japanese | $$$ 
2817 Maple Ave. | 214.855.5454 | www.uchirestaurants.com

Water Grill
Seafood | $$$
1920 McKinney Ave. | 214.306.7111 | www.watergrill.com/wgd/home.html

 

Upper/Lower Greenville

This quaint neighborhood in nearby East Dallas is filled with an eclectic mix of bars and restaurant. From beloved Dallas staples to noteworthy new establishments, Upper and Lower Greenville Avenue offers a lively and welcoming atmosphere complete with live music, great food, and rooftops with unobstructed downtown views.

Blind Butcher 
New American | $$
1919 Greenville Ave. | 214.887.0000 | www.theblindbutcher.com

The Grape
New American | $$
2808 Greenville Ave. | 214.828.1981 | www.thegraperestaurant.com

HG Supply CO.
American | $$
2008 Greenville Ave. | 469.334.0896 | www.hgsplyco.com

Rapscallion
New American | $$
2023 Greenville Ave., #110 | 469.291.5660 | www.dallasrapscallion.com

Smoky Rose
American Barbeque | $$
8602 Garland Rd. | 469.776.5655 | www.smokyrose.com

Terilli’s
Italian | $$
2815 Greenville Ave. | 214.827.3993 | www.terillis.com

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