2906 N Henderson Ave, Dallas, TX 75206
$$$ Recommended New Editor's Pick Private Room
OUR STORY - It will have to start from Teiichi Sakurai, the founder. James Beard nominee. His first restaurant was TEPPO, located on Lower Greenville Avenue, opened in May 1995, specialized in “Yakitori” charcoal grilled chicken skewers. It was sensational to the Dallas dining scene back then... 3 years later, he decided to open Tei Tei in May 1998. Teppo was just not enough to fulfill his dedication and love for charcoal grill cooking. Katsutoshi Sakamoto, the current chef-owner, was called up as executive chef when Tei Tei opened. Specializing in grilled seafood and vegetables, and first to bring "Washu ...
2401 McKinney Ave., Dallas, TX 75201
$$$ Special Offer
Truluck’s is a dedicated seafood restaurant that hosts personal fisheries to bring in the freshest catch. While crab is their forte, the restaurant also offers a menu full of steak and other offerings such as Hawaiian Mahi Mahi. Executive Chef Brian Wubenna always enjoys educating his guests on what he is making, or dreams of making; patrons can check his blog for recipe and interesting photos. Aside from the organic food, patrons can enjoy live music, cocktails in the lounge, and enjoy either a huge group night or something more private and personal to fulfill their social appetite.
1321 Commerce St., Dallas, TX 75202
The design of this stunning Adolphus hotel restaurant is a trip back in time to 17th-century France where opulence and grandeur predominate and rococo architecture creates heavenly settings. High cathedral ceilings, hand-blown crystal chandeliers, and hand-painted, pastel-colored murals of cherubs and clouds set the stage with breathtaking elegance. Executive Chef Jason Weaver’s dishes match the grandeur of their surroundings, with stunning presentations, exquisite seasonal ingredients, and delicate preparations. The daily prix fixe menus include three, five, and even exquisite 13-course options, allowing an experience at The French Room to be as decadent as you dare to make it.
5330 Belt Line Rd., Dallas, TX 75254
$$$ Top 10 Recommended Editor's Pick
It was 16 years ago that Chef Richard Chamberlain opened Chamberlain’s Steak and Chophouse in Dallas. Since then, this recipient of a James Beard Award and the co-owner of ENVY: The Steakhouse in Las Vegas has managed to make quite a name for himself, but it was his Dallas restaurant that started it all. Chamberlain’s has been honored time and time again by some of the biggest names in the industry, including Wine Spectator and Bon Appetit. It is with over 16 years and 16 awards under its belt, that Chamberlain’s Steak and Chophouse remains a powerhouse in the Dallas ...
2808 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75206
A continually changing blackboard menu of contemporary bistro fare and eclectic creations has secured The Grape as a celebrated neighborhood eatery for over 35 years. Noted as the first of its kind in Dallas, this welcoming establishment conjures the iconic feel of European and New York-style bistros and wine bars to provide a communal dining experience for its patrons. Dishes like the Warm Baked Brie, the Bistro Steak Frites, and the Chef’s Honey and Thyme Pork Meatballs entice diners with their heartwarming taste, while the thoughtful wines-by-the-glass selection encourages all to try something new.
600 N. Akard St., Dallas, TX 75201
The slow descent in a glass elevator is the first indication that the experience at Dakota’s is going to be unique. The subterranean restaurant sits 18 feet below street level, with a layout that includes a recessed patio surrounded by cascading waterfalls, a fire pit, and a granite bar. Inside, French doors let in natural light, while art-deco accents and bistro-style furniture create an elegant, dreamy setting. The menu showcases premium steak and seafood, with an extensive selection of dry-aged Midwestern corn-fed USDA Prime steaks as well as premium meats including Berkshire pork, Colorado Lamb, and Scottish Salmon.
4511 McKinney Ave., Dallas, TX 75205
$$$ Top 10
Abacus’s contemporary dining room is defined by rich textures, cool tones, and an earthy aesthetic. Leather, wood, and stone form a simple yet lighthearted backdrop for a dining experience that is nothing short of transporting. Executive Chef Kent Rathbun’s lively and engaging menu takes cues from around the globe, with Asian, Mediterranean, and Pacific Rim influences as well as a selection of both creative and traditional sushi. Playful innovation underlies dishes such as Salt-Crusted Calimari Fondue with Spicy Yellow Curry Sauce and “Bacon and Eggs,” comprised of Niman Ranch chipotle bacon and a scrambled duck egg. With an exceptional wine ...
2680 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas, TX 75201
$$ 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 ...
100 Crescent Court, Dallas, TX 75201
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 ...
3180 Welborn St., Dallas, TX 75219
Step below the mean streets of Dallas and enter the Asian oasis that is Steel Restaurant and Lounge. The earth-toned palette of the dining space is punctuated by bright splashes of color in the wall art that seem to mimic the finely crafted sushi rolls. Steel exhibits the best of Indochine cuisine by showcasing an impressive selection of Japanese bento boxes and sushi, traditional Vietnamese family-style soups and noodles, and Mandarin-inspired dishes. You can enjoy a cocktail or choose from the awe-inspiring selection of sake, while savoring Steel’s Signature Fried Whole Fish, or maybe the Japanese Ceviche: chopped octopus, crab, ...
3525 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75206
The people that presented you with Kirby’s Prime now present Woodfire by Kirby’s, a unique dining establishment specializing in wood fire pizzas and fine American cuisine. If that weren’t enough to entice you, Kirby’s bakes their pizzas extra thin with a crispy crunch to them, as well as adding unique modern and southwestern influences to their already exciting menu. The same level of excellence is brought to the restaurant’s Sunday Brunch, offering hearty buffet and a la carte options. Refreshing cocktails aren’t the only thing served in the upscale bar area of Kirby’s; different live music acts play every Friday ...
2914 Main St., Dallas, TX 75226
Monica’s Aca y Alla deftly translates the vibrant, exotic spirit of Mexico into new and inventive, fusion-style contexts. Diners are welcomed into a boisterous dining room, where pulsing salsa music mingles with lively conversation, and lush red walls and yellow banquettes cloak the space in inviting, sunny warmth. The menu is similarly invigorating, blending the traditional flavors of Mexico with globally diverse ingredients and culinary styles to create dishes that are exuberant and flavorful. With live Latin jazz every weekend, salsa dancing, and exceptional happy hour specials, Monica’s Aca y Alla embodies the enchantment of an equatorial escapade without the ...
2821 Turtle Creek Blvd., Dallas, TX 75219
Tucked within Dallas’ only five-star luxury hotel is The Mansion Restaurant. Its warm ambiance is created by a fusion of contemporary furnishings and elegant architecture complimented by honey-colored walls. For dinner in the main dining room, one can choose from a wide range of dishes, including such items as Maine Lobster Casserole or Guinea Fowl with bitter Spanish chocolate, cilantro pesto, and braised chicken tortellini. Aside from the main dining room, this restaurant offers a variety of different dining experiences: get the star treatment in the Chef’s Room, relax and snack on the Pool Terrace, or settle down for drinks ...
1807 Ross Ave., Dallas, TX 75201
$$$ Top 10
From the moment you step into Chef Stephen Pyles’ self-named restaurant, you know you're in for a feast for all five senses. The Restaurant décor exudes sophisticated opulence, while the sheer size and number of dining options aim to accommodate numerous party sizes. The extensive Southwest-inspired menu is similarly lavish, offering ceviches, tapas, appetizers, flatbread pizzas, and a raw bar selection just to start. South American, Spanish, and Middle Eastern flavors meld to produce dishes like the Coffee Masala-Rubbed Strip Steak. And not to be outdone, the wine list spans the globe and compliments the jet-setting menu.
17776 Dallas Pkwy., Dallas, TX 75287
$$$$ Top 10
III Forks aims to recreate the grandiose eating experiences of old. Its 25,000 square feet of dining space, divided into fifteen distinct rooms named after famous Texan heroes, provides the stage for a Texas-French-inspired menu that offers USDA Prime beef steaks, a “Fish Market” selection, and sides including off-the-cob creamed corn, vegetables, and potatoes. The III Forks experience also relies heavily on an appreciation for great wine. Dennis Haley, the Cellar Master, is responsible for the 8,000+ bottles housed in one of the largest wine cellars in Texas. Indeed, III Forks offers a true eating experience.
2516 Maple Ave., Dallas, TX 75201
Upon stepping into the Hotel St. Germain’s lavish dining room, you will recognize immediately that you are in for an extraordinary dining experience. It’s all in the details: Limoges china, antique silverware, Frette linen, and lavender roses give the table setting an air of enchantment. Overlooking a lovely French courtyard, this award-winning restaurant’s ambiance is just the beginning. On the prix fixe menu, you can look forward to savoring such dishes as Butternut Squash with Cinnamon Apple Soup, Rosemary Scented Colorado Lamb Loin, Citrus-Glazed Black Sea Bass and a daily selection of cheeses.
1530 Main St., Dallas, TX 75201
$$$ Top 10
With renowned chef Charlie Palmer’s latest installment—and his first in Texas—he brings American-French fusion cuisine to Dallas. The “breezy” themed restaurant is decorated in honor of Texas being the nation’s top producer of wind energy. The ambiance of earthy color tones and spinning turbines in the lights might just blow you away. The food might too, if you’re interested in dishes like Plancha Seared Mahi Mahi, or Surf and Swine, featuring caramelized scallops and crisp pork belly. Take home some of the fun at the connected wine shop, Next Vintage, which has selections of wine hand-picked by Palmer and his ...
5251 Spring Valley Rd., Dallas, TX 75240
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.
4152 Cole Ave., Dallas, TX 75204
Chef and owner Abraham Salum has introduced a restaurant that seeks to “set standards, rather than follow them.” The rich amber tones of the dining space invite you to settle in and take in the view of Salum’s open kitchen. His modern American menu is sophisticated and intriguing. Dishes like the Grilled Berkshire Pork Loin Chop with roasted potatoes, cipollini onions, and a pomegranate glaze, and Bourbon Bread Pudding with toasted almonds and orange cream sauce inspire and entice. The ever-evolving wine list Salum has designed, emphasizing international vintages, make his dishes shine even more brightly.
5450 West Lovers Ln., Dallas, TX 75209
$$$ Top 10
Old World elegance meets contemporary charm in Bijoux Restaurant. The expansive dining space is warmed by floor-to-ceiling drapes, lit by pristine chandeliers, and polished by rich wood tones. Executive Chef Scott Gottlich has constructed dishes that measure up to the fine décor both in their elegant plating and refined construction. The prix fixe menu gives the patron a choice between three and five courses, and the tasting menu recommends a different wine for each dish. While five courses might sound overwhelming, dishes like Crispy Pork Belly with fava bean “succotash,” corn, and tomato and the “Childhood” Chocolates dessert all in ...