2906 N Henderson Ave, Dallas, TX 75206
$$$ Recommended New Editor's Pick Private Room
OUR STORY - It will have to start from Teiichi Sakurai, the founder. James Beard nominee. His first restaurant was TEPPO, located on Lower Greenville Avenue, opened in May 1995, specialized in “Yakitori” charcoal grilled chicken skewers. It was sensational to the Dallas dining scene back then... 3 years later, he decided to open Tei Tei in May 1998. Teppo was just not enough to fulfill his dedication and love for charcoal grill cooking. Katsutoshi Sakamoto, the current chef-owner, was called up as executive chef when Tei Tei opened. Specializing in grilled seafood and vegetables, and first to bring "Washu ...
18111 Preston Rd, Dallas, TX 75252
$$$ Recommended Editor's Pick Special Offer Outdoor Seating
“New American Cuisine with a French influence” is what Cadot chefs Jean-Marie Cadot and Gaspar Stantic promise to the customers of the quaint restaurant. With unique dishes like Butterflied Trout with a pistachio and mushroom white wine sauce, that’s exactly what they deliver. Owner Jean-Marie Cadot has a family restaurant history dating back to 1758 and he himself has been learning to cook since the age of eight, experience that shows through in their time-honored menu. The food is highlighted by the layout of the restaurant that includes four spacious, adjoining rooms with a table arrangement that encourages intimate conversation. ...
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.
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.
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 ...
17776 Dallas Pkwy., Dallas, TX 75287
$$$$ Top 10
III Forks aims to recreate the grandiose eating experiences of old. Its 25,000 square feet of dining space, divided into fifteen distinct rooms named after famous Texan heroes, provides the stage for a Texas-French-inspired menu that offers USDA Prime beef steaks, a “Fish Market” selection, and sides including off-the-cob creamed corn, vegetables, and potatoes. The III Forks experience also relies heavily on an appreciation for great wine. Dennis Haley, the Cellar Master, is responsible for the 8,000+ bottles housed in one of the largest wine cellars in Texas. Indeed, III Forks offers a true eating experience.
2516 Maple Ave., Dallas, TX 75201
Upon stepping into the Hotel St. Germain’s lavish dining room, you will recognize immediately that you are in for an extraordinary dining experience. It’s all in the details: Limoges china, antique silverware, Frette linen, and lavender roses give the table setting an air of enchantment. Overlooking a lovely French courtyard, this award-winning restaurant’s ambiance is just the beginning. On the prix fixe menu, you can look forward to savoring such dishes as Butternut Squash with Cinnamon Apple Soup, Rosemary Scented Colorado Lamb Loin, Citrus-Glazed Black Sea Bass and a daily selection of cheeses.
2719 McKinney Ave., Dallas, TX 75204
Whether your taste buds are crying out for something new or your soul yearns for a remembered flavor, Gui Korean Japanese Bistro and Bar has created a menu that marries the most expressive qualities of each cuisine into one cohesive expression. Traditional Korean cooking techniques and Japan’s love of seafood combine to produce dishes like the Chirashi, a bowl of sushi rice topped with sliced assorted raw fish, and the Man-Doo, Korean-style dumplings stuffed with beef, tofu, and assorted vegetables. Hot and cold sake selections round out the meal, and work with other drinks to provide a truly happy hour ...
500 Crescent Ct., Dallas, TX 75201
$$$ 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.
702 Ross Ave., Dallas, TX 75202
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 ...
2720 McKinney Ave., Dallas, TX 75204
Avanti’s is a unique uptown Italian bistro renowned for late-night dining until 3am on weekends. Boasting a small and intimate dining room, a quaint patio, and loyal clientele, this sleek locale is sure to pique your taste buds. Northern and Southern Italian food is prepared traditionally by a friendly staff, with mouth-watering dishes such as the Carpaccio Avanti, Tuna Tartare, Caprese Salad, Bone in Veal Chop, and Farfalle Carbonara. Their Moonlight Breakfast Menu always attracts a crowd and offers dinner and breakfast options for those night owls.
7713 Inwood Rd., Dallas, TX 75209
$$$ Top 10
Offering Pan Asian cuisine served in a spiritual setting, Shinsei (Japanese for “new beginning”) boasts a wide variety of gourmet sushi and tantalizing traditional Japanese entrées all prepared by the “King of Wok” Shuji Sugawara. A favorite of diners are Shinsei’s signature Poppers, which make for an excellent bar snack or appetizer. Enjoy an impressive list of wines, sakes, and nightcaps while immersed in a hip yet relaxing environment decorated with art from co-owner Tracy Rathbun’s own art collection. Whether you’re looking for a night out with the kids, friends, or that special someone, Shinsei Restaurant aims to accommodate any ...
13270 Dallas Pkwy., Dallas, TX 75240
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 ...
24 Highland Park Village, Dallas, TX 75205
Residing in Dallas’ upscale Highland Park Village, Café Pacific is an established seafood eatery with rich history and warm décor. Marble floors and dark mahogany wood greet diners upon entrance. Lining the walls are pieces from the owner Jack Knox's personal art collection, and filling the menu are savory dishes, made with fresh, local ingredients. Entrées such as Grilled Asparagus Skewered Tiger Shrimp, Prime Aged New York Strip, or Garlic Rosemary Pan Roasted Chicken- display a need to delight a number of diverse pallets. A staple for over 29 years, Café Pacific has made a lasting commitment to create a ...
2816 Fairmount St., Dallas, TX 75201
Nick and Sam’s Grill opened as a spinoff of Nick and Sam’s Steakhouse, also located in Dallas. Owners Joseph Palladino and Phil Romano wanted to capture the ambiance and experience of the original Steakhouse, but at a more affordable price. Patrons can enjoy a mouthwatering New York Strip Steak with some famous “Nick and Sam’s Damn Good Fries” either indoors or out on the patio. Between both restaurants, the resemblance of the dining experience is uncanny. Personal parties can be hosted as well but usually at a reservation request.
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 ...