3 1/2 Stars

10 8 Hotel St. Germain Restaurant

Address: 2516 Maple Ave., Dallas, TX 75201
Hotel St. Germain Restaurant
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Upon stepping into the Hotel St. Germain’s lavish dining room, you will recognize immediately that you are in for an extraordinary dining experience. It’s all in the details: Limoges china, antique silverware, Frette linen, and lavender roses give the table setting an air of enchantment. Overlooking a lovely French courtyard, this award-winning restaurant’s ambiance is just the beginning. On the prix fixe menu, you can look forward to savoring such dishes as Butternut Squash with Cinnamon Apple Soup, Rosemary Scented Colorado Lamb Loin, Citrus-Glazed Black Sea Bass and a daily selection of cheeses.

10 8 The Capital Grille

Address: 500 Crescent Ct., Dallas, TX 75201
The Capital Grille
$$$ Top 10
Settle into the easy elegance of the Capital Grille, and prepare for an evening indulging in the artistry of true dining. Blending finesse with a bit of surprise, the Grille serves dry aged steaks, fresh seafood, and wine from legendary vineyards across the globe. Tickle your palate with the Wagyu Beef Carpaccio, and move on to the Dry Aged Porterhouse Steak. The chef also suggests the Kona Crusted Dry Aged Sirloin with caramelized shallot butter. Lose yourself in hours of gastronomic revelry in this delicious time-warp.

10 8 Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse

Address: 702 Ross Ave., Dallas, TX 75202
Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse
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Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse is a fine dining restaurant with deep roots in ranching that date back more than 125 years. Every aspect of the Y.O. dining experience reflects a profound appreciation for the history behind the food – the meticulous preparation of the steaks involves the same techniques used by old ranch hands, and consists of the meat being seasoned, charred, then seared to hold in the juices. An intriguing wild game menu includes the signature Buffalo Filet Mignon, which was featured on the Food Network as “one of the best steaks in the nation.” Embrace the charm of dining ...

10 8 The Grill on the Alley

Address: 13270 Dallas Pkwy., Dallas, TX 75240
The Grill on the Alley
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The most recent expansion in a small franchise of restaurants that began in Beverly Hills, The Grill on the Alley continues a tradition of offering guests a classic fine-dining experience that they will not soon forget. Located in Dallas’ busy upscale Galleria shopping center, The Grill presents patrons with fare that reflects its surroundings. Dark wood and walls painted with inviting earth-tones are adorned with numerous framed prints enveloping diners in elegance. Signature dishes such as Filet Mignon or Baked Idaho Trout are just some of the mouth-watering offerings, and many unique California wines are available to put a finishing ...

10 8 Chamberlain's Steak and Chop House

Address: 5330 Belt Line Rd., Dallas, TX 75254
Chamberlain's Steak and Chop House
$$$ Top 10 Recommended Editor's Pick
It was 16 years ago that Chef Richard Chamberlain opened Chamberlain’s Steak and Chophouse in Dallas. Since then, this recipient of a James Beard Award and the co-owner of ENVY: The Steakhouse in Las Vegas has managed to make quite a name for himself, but it was his Dallas restaurant that started it all. Chamberlain’s has been honored time and time again by some of the biggest names in the industry, including Wine Spectator and Bon Appetit. It is with over 16 years and 16 awards under its belt, that Chamberlain’s Steak and Chophouse remains a powerhouse in the Dallas ...

10 8 The Place at Perry's

Address: 2680 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas, TX 75201
The Place at Perry's
$$ Top 10
The Place at Perry’s is an award winning, locally owned restaurant and uniquely Dallas treasure. Both the food and service have been nationally recognized in guides like Zagat’s. The Place is Dallas’s dining destination for the local business community as well as a comfortable neighborhood retreat, offering the perfect setting for intimate dinners or large parties, with a private dining room available for special events. Customers can enjoy a long leisurely lunch or dinner or grab a quick bite. The updated menu features Niman Ranch all natural beef and fresh seafood delivered daily, complimented by an extensive signature wine list ...

10 8 Arcodoro & Pomodoro

Address: 100 Crescent Court, Dallas, TX 75201
Arcodoro & Pomodoro
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Described as “the only true Sardinian Ristorante in the United States” by food writer John Mariani, the combined establishments of Arcodoro and Pomodoro recreate the island of Sardinia, Italy, in Texas. Brothers Elfisio and Francesco Farris share their heritage through the cuisine and culture brought forth in this split restaurant. Arcodoro is a room with a casual atmosphere, for those looking for a place to share a wood fired pizza on the patio, and Pomodoro is more formal, with white tablecloths and candles. Whichever you choose, the menu options are the same in both sections, and include dishes like handmade ...

10 8 Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse

Address: 5251 Spring Valley Rd., Dallas, TX 75240
Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse
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Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse is warm and comforting, with a dash of classical elegance. The two-story building even has a cigar lounge, to top off the night with a round of cigars chosen from the premium cigar selection. If familiar steakhouse menu choices, like Del Frisco’s signature USDA Prime Beef, as well as seafood choices such as Australian Cold Water Lobster Tail arouse your senses, then Del Frisco’s is a good place to find what you’re looking for.

10 8 Pappas Bros. Steakhouse

Address: 10477 Lombardy Ln., Dallas, TX 75220
Pappas Bros. Steakhouse
$$ Top 10
Pappas Bros Steakhouse offers the comfort of an old-fashioned dining experience and a graceful, stylish atmosphere. new generation of Pappas brothers strive to serve and cook according to the standard set by Jim, George, Tom, and Pete Pappas when they opened it over sixty years ago. A full menu of wine, cigars, and spirits, appetizers like Bacon-Wrapped Scallops and Shriimp Remoulade , and desserts fresh from their bakery should please those looking for an encounter with tradition. And of course, don’t forget the steaks.

10 8 St. Martin's Wine Bistro

Address: 3020 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75206
St. Martin's Wine Bistro
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Designed with European sophistication, St. Martin’s Wine Bistro has a unique ambiance and menu. It offers a refined environment that accommodates romantic dining exquisitely with intimate booths and live piano music, while catering to exquisite tastes with impeccable food and top-of-the-line wine. The chefs prepare French-American Cuisine nightly, with selections such as Sauteed Scallopini Veal in a Lemon-Caper Butter Sauce, and Roasted, Farm Raised Breast of Chicken, Sherry & Wild Mushroom Beurre Blanc. Their Champagne Brunch on Sundays includes Creole Crab Cake, Egg Frittata and Pecan-Crusted Trout. Whatever the occasion, St. Martin's Wine Bistro ensures a distinctively classy experience.

10 8 d'Carlo Italian Cuisine

Address: 3300 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas, TX 75219

10 8 Lavendou

Address: 19009 Preston Rd., Dallas, TX 75252
Lavendou
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Bask in Lavendou’s warm and welcoming French countryside décor, and let yourself slip into the mindset of someone truly enjoying the moment. Rustic archways of exposed brick and lively tablecloth fabrics of blues and yellows help cement the feeling of being on holiday, and the southern French cuisine menu convinces the palate it is in another time zone. The Foie Gras En Terrine au Sauternes is a decadent expression of flavor, while the Grilled Tilapia Provencal speaks of seemingly effortless freshness. “High Tea” is also a daily event, and is another fine touch of French hospitality.

10 8 Sambuca Uptown

Address: 2120 McKinney Ave., Dallas, TX 75201
Sambuca Uptown
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Sultry jazz music and classic rock have a home on the Sambuca stage and menu. The dinner club’s eclectic European design and the outdoor lounge’s fishbowl views of performers allow diners to revel in the rich and satisfying sounds and flavors that greet them. Characteristic notes marry with custom riffs on the welcoming and energetic menu to create unforgettable dishes. Sambuca favorites include the Lobster Gnocchi, the Cowboy Cut Bone-In 18 oz Ribeye, and the Seabass Skewers. And nothing is lost on the meal’s crescendo: The Butterfinger Bread Pudding is just one of the rockin’ desserts to choose from.

10 8 The Mercury

Address: 11909 Preston Rd., Dallas, TX 75240
The Mercury
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It may seem like anything Chef Chris Ward touches turns to gastronomical gold; and this continues to be the case with Mercury Grill. A number of awards and prizes hang from this prized chef’s belt, and he uses them skillfully to create The Mercury’s fresh and intriguing menu. Dishes like the Pearl Couscous Carbonara and the Filet of Beef offer insight into Chef Ward’s appreciation for and mastery of classic cuisine, while others like the Forty-Eight Hour Braised Short Ribs and the Black Cod are tribute to his artful eye.

10 8 Asian Mint

Address: 11617 N. Central Expy., Dallas, TX 75243
Asian Mint
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Tucked away in a quiet shopping center, Asian Mint is a refreshing surprise to guests. Stark white walls and tables create a modern ambiance as, reflective of the restaurant’s name, a minty green tone is playfully splashed everywhere in the décor, right down to the uniquely green chopsticks. As a fitting accompaniment to these chopsticks, a large variety of Asian dishes featuring Thai, Chinese, and Japanese-infused cuisines are available. Fresh Summer Rolls, Grilled Salmon Curry, and Mongolian Beef provide a little something for everyone, and traditional desserts such as Green Tea and Coconut Ice Cream with Sticky Rice are a ...

10 8 Mi Piaci

Address: 14854 Montfort Dr., Dallas, TX 75254
Mi Piaci
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Above all else, it pleases the Mi Piaci family to please guests with the fine authentic fare, drink, and service of Italy. With an expert understanding of simple and refined cuisine, Mi Piaci presents classic Northern Italian dishes in an equally timeless setting. The extensive and award-winning all-Italian wine list also goes a long way in cementing the experience of dining abroad. In fact, after delighting over a meal of such focused flavors and genuine vision, one may wonder if they in fact did hop a plane to Italy. In either case, they will leave saying “Mi Piaci.”

10 8 The Ranch

Address: 857 W. John Carpenter Fwy., Irving, TX 75039
The Ranch
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Guests of The Ranch are encouraged to soak up the abundant Texas culture, dive into tempting menu items and relax in the midst of live Texas music. This dining destination takes pride in its location, so much that there is a giant iconic fork stuck in the ground at the entrance; a reenactment of the last boards of the porch being laid into place, and a worker exclaiming “It’s done, stick a fork in it!" The menu is stocked with seafood from the Gulf Coast, beef from the Southern Plains, and produce from local farms. Local bands for live music ...

10 8 Lonesome Dove Western Bistro

Address: 2406 N. Main St., Fort Worth, TX 76164
Lonesome Dove Western Bistro
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Chef Tim Love’s Lonsome Dove Bistro serves contemporary American and wild game fare with fresh and local ingredients. Reflective of its name, the restaurant is made to look like an old western saloon with rustic décor fit for a cowboy, but sophisticated cuisine offerings are designed for the modern diner. New Zealand Red Deer Tenderloin, Red Snapper en Papillote, Seared Duck Breast, or any of the Prime Hand Cut Steaks are some of the fine entrée options available to order. The menu changes daily, so each visit is destined to be different from the last.

10 8 Boi Na Braza

Address: 4025 William D. Tate Ave., Grapevine, TX 76051
Boi Na Braza
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Those seeking traditional churrascaria-style dining need not head to Brazil, as Dallas’ own Boi Na Braza provides diners with an authentic Brazilian steakhouse experience. Guests can choose from 15 different cuts of meat, including pork loin, bottom sirloin, lamb chops and chicken breast, to be carved and served table-side. A salad bar with fresh greens and hot sides complements the carnivorous entrées, or serves as a fine option for non-meat eaters. A variety of desserts are available, including Papaya Crème and Flan. Boi Na Braza also features an extensive wine list and a full bar, where Brazil’s national cocktail, the ...

10 8 Nobu

Address: 400 Crescent Court, Dallas, TX 75201
Nobu
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Similar to its senior New York location, Nobu in Dallas offers an array of Japanese cuisine including fresh sushi, sashimi, caviar, oyster shooters, tempura, and chicken, beef, seafood and vegetable hot dishes. The extensive bar menu sets a high standard as well, with a impressive list of sake, wine, cocktails and Cognac. A stunning interior with dark wood ceilings, grained wood tables and birch tree décor creates an elegant dining space for guests with a touch of Southern charm. Various seating options are available at the sushi bar, in the bar lounge, the main dining room, and a skylight room ...