Nora Restaurant & BarAddress: 205 N Bishop Ave, Dallas, TX 75208
$$ Recommended New Editor's Pick
At Nora Restaurant and Bar, our mission is to introduce our customers to the vibrant and rich culture of Afghanistan through our authentic cuisine. We strive to serve each plate with the freshest ingredients and exotic spices to create a unique culinary experience. Our goal is to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere for our guests to enjoy our traditional Afghan dishes, including Mantoo, Qabili Palao, and Sabzi Chalao, as well as our renowned grilled kabobs. We aim to satisfy not only your hunger but also your curiosity, leaving you with a newfound appreciation for Afghan culture and cuisine.
Zen SushiAddress: 380 W 7th St, Dallas, TX 75208
$$ Recommended New Editor's Pick
Located in the heart of the Bishop Arts District, Zen Sushi opened in 2007. Thoughtfully-crafted Japanese-American cuisine. Japanese training and technique using regional ingredients. Chef-driven, female-owned and operated by Michelle Carpenter. Our culinary team boasts 95+ years of Japanese cuisine experience. Quality ingredients, responsibly-sourced. Made-to-order. Friendly, helpful service in a casual setting.
PRO FITNESSAddress: 610 Uptown Blvd, 2000, Cedar Hill, TX 75104
Nick & Sam's GrillAddress: 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.
Momo's Italian SpecialtiesAddress: 9191 Forest Ln., Dallas, TX 75201
Cadot RestaurantAddress: 18111 Preston Rd, Dallas, TX 75252
$$$ Recommended Editor's Pick Special Offer Outdoor Seating
“New American Cuisine with a French influence” is what Cadot chefs Jean-Marie Cadot and Gaspar Stantic promise to the customers of the quaint restaurant. With unique dishes like Butterflied Trout with a pistachio and mushroom white wine sauce, that’s exactly what they deliver. Owner Jean-Marie Cadot has a family restaurant history dating back to 1758 and he himself has been learning to cook since the age of eight, experience that shows through in their time-honored menu. The food is highlighted by the layout of the restaurant that includes four spacious, adjoining rooms with a table arrangement that encourages intimate conversation. …
Tei Tei Robata BarAddress: 2906 N Henderson Ave, Dallas, TX 75206
$$$ 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 …
The Market CafeAddress: 6907 Bexar St, Dallas, TX 75215
The OceanaireAddress: 13340 Dallas Pkwy., Dallas, TX 75240
Modeled as a retro luxury ocean liner, the decor works the old-fashioned charm of a swanky supper club circa 1930's with the wood and nickel accents, granite paneling, and horseshoe booths. The Oceanaire Seafood Room keeps the recipes classic and the seasoning simple with favorites like Steamed mussels, Alaskian halibut, and jumbo crab cakes. With the menu changing daily depending on market availability, chicken, steaks, and pork chops are always a choice.
Mi PiaciAddress: 14854 Montfort Dr., Dallas, TX 75254
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.”
SMOKEAddress: 901 Fort Worth Ave., Dallas, TX 75208
Smoke never smelled and tasted so good with the reemergence of the classic Southern smokehouse in the heart of Dallas. This down-home cooking haven satisfies discerning palates and hungry mouths alike with a menu and décor designed to transport guests to another, more savory place. The menu is especially appealing with four sections of tastiness: At the Bar, From the Garden, On the Stove, and On the Grill. And for those particularly avid barbeque enthusiasts, the family-style Scantron Menu is the best test you’ll ever take. Bubble in the such multiple choice answers as your desired meat portion size and …
Asian MintAddress: 11617 N. Central Expy., Dallas, TX 75243
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 …
NonnaAddress: 4115 Lomo Alto Ct., Dallas, TX 75219
Thoughtfully chic yet casual, Nonna was created as a gathering point for Highland Park dwellers to savor authentic, regional Italian fare. Local farms and ranches source much of the ingredients found on the menu, and a wood-burning stove not only warms the space, but cooks the restaurant’s famous pizzas. Speaking of pizza, the White Pizza of Little Neck Clams has garnered quite the reputation for being satisfyingly rogue. Other tasty treats include the selection of house-cured salumi, the Ravioli of Maine Lobster, and the Veal Saltimbocca alla Romana. Who are we kidding, every dish on this menu has found a …
Cafe PacificAddress: 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 …
The Grill on the AlleyAddress: 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 …
Dakota's SteakhouseAddress: 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.
HibiscusAddress: 2927 N. Henderson Ave., Dallas, TX 75206
$$$ Top 10
Steak, seafood, and macaroni and cheese highlight the menu at the pacific-inspired Hibiscus restaurant. The restaurant has turned old retail space into a modern yet cozy dining room complete with a brick oven and a china cabinet, just like where mom kept the good dishes. With high ceilings and accommodating booths, the large size of the restaurant reflects the size of the dishes they serve. This chic chophouse specializes in such generous portions of their signature comfort food that you won’t walk away hungry. If you’re that rare exception and have room left after your meal, try the Raspberry Cheesecake …
Truluck's - DallasAddress: 2401 McKinney Ave., Dallas, TX 75201
$$$ 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.
Five Sixty by Wolfgang PuckAddress: 300 Reunion Blvd., Dallas, TX 75207
$$ Top 10
The artful fusion of tradition and intrigue that characterizes Master Chef Wolfgang Puck’s cuisine is seamlessly captured in Five Sixty’s captivating décor and stunning views. Perched proudly on the fiftieth floor of the Reunion Tower, this haute Asian/Fusion restaurant boasts floor-to-ceiling windows that line the 360-degree span of the dining room. Visitors may also marvel at the stunning sights before them from the two bars: one rotates to offer another element of wonder, while the second highlights an ultra-modern aesthetic. Favorites like the Suckling Pig and the Shanghai Style Maine Lobster rival the views in both rarity and awe.
The MercuryAddress: 11909 Preston Rd., Dallas, TX 75240
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.