380 W 7th St, Dallas, TX 75208
$$ Recommended New Editor's Pick
Located in the heart of the Bishop Arts District, Zen Sushi opened in 2007. Thoughtfully-crafted Japanese-American cuisine. Japanese training and technique using regional ingredients. Chef-driven, female-owned and operated by Michelle Carpenter. Our culinary team boasts 95+ years of Japanese cuisine experience. Quality ingredients, responsibly-sourced. Made-to-order. Friendly, helpful service in a casual setting.
205 N Bishop Ave, Dallas, TX 75208
$$ Recommended New Editor's Pick
Our food is not just a meal; it’s a taste of Afghan culture. Menu items include Afghan novelties such as Mantoo, Qabili Palao, and Sabzi Chalao. We are also known for our grilled kabobs. Each plate is made with exotic spices and served fresh. Dine at Nora and discover a cuisine you never knew you were craving.
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.
18111 Preston Rd, Dallas, TX 75252
$$$ Recommended Editor's Pick Special Offer Outdoor Seating
“New American Cuisine with a French influence” is what Cadot chefs Jean-Marie Cadot and Gaspar Stantic promise to the customers of the quaint restaurant. With unique dishes like Butterflied Trout with a pistachio and mushroom white wine sauce, that’s exactly what they deliver. Owner Jean-Marie Cadot has a family restaurant history dating back to 1758 and he himself has been learning to cook since the age of eight, experience that shows through in their time-honored menu. The food is highlighted by the layout of the restaurant that includes four spacious, adjoining rooms with a table arrangement that encourages intimate conversation. …
2906 N Henderson Ave, Dallas, TX 75206
$$$ 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 …
2400 Victory Park Ln., Dallas, TX 75219
Kenichi, located in Dallas’ Victory Park, not only serves traditional and modern sushi and exciting Pan-Asian cuisine, but it boasts one of the most popular bar scenes in town. This hip, trendy restaurant has a sushi bar, dining room, upstairs area and a mezzanine lounge each adorned with exotic wood, glass and metalwork. Guests are invited to enjoy one of the restaurant’s premium sakis while taking in the stylish surroundings. Besides being a chic hotspot, Kenichi’s Executive Chef Bodhi Durant and Master Sushi Chef Kiyomi Sano’s cuisine is fresh, inventive and extremely popular among locals as well as tourists.
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.”
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
2927 Maple Ave., Dallas, TX 75201
Part of the upscale Stoneleigh Hotel in uptown Dallas, Bolla compliments the grandeur of the hotel with its posh art deco design. The simple yet elegant prix-fixe menu offers a wide range of Italian inspired American cuisine, like the Rack of Lamb served with a celery root puree, cipollini onions, and covered in an espresso rub. Not only is the food, prepared by local chef David Bull, excellent but the atmosphere of both the restaurant and full bar is terrific for after work, meeting friends, or a romantic evening for two.
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.
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.