Oak Lawn Restaurants
The Mansion RestaurantAddress: 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 …
Steel Restaurant and LoungeAddress: 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, …
The LandmarkAddress: 3015 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas, TX 75219
The Landmark Restaurant is housed in the Warwick Melrose Hotel, and maintains hours that cater to early risers, late brunchers, and after-dark eaters alike. Breakfast selections include house made cereals and dishes like Spicy Chorizo Sausage with Black Pepper Biscuit. The Landmark Burger, made with Akaushi beef and wasabi, can be found on the expansive lunch menu, while dinner offers the Grilled Texas Partridge. For dessert the Vanilla Bean Crème Brulee and the Rogue Chocolate Stout Cake make for pleasant decision-making conundrums.
Bob's Steak and Chop HouseAddress: 4300 Lemmon Ave., Dallas, TX 75219
$$ Top 10
Tradition lives on in Bob’s Steak and Chop House, which has satisfied patrons with fine prime steaks, chops, and seafood since 1994. The classic masculine décor achieves a sense of supper club authenticity with rick wood paneling and molding, and detailed leather upholstery. Ranked as one of the top steakhouses in the country, Bob’s continues to impress visitors with its menu of tried favorites. Such savory delights include the 16oz T-Bone Steak, the full Rack of Lamb, and the Broiled Salmon. Bob’s also boasts an impressive selection of wine and cocktails to rinse one’s palate during the feast.
Al Biernat'sAddress: 4217 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas, TX 75219
$$$ Top 10
Classic chic defines both the lighthearted sophistication of Al Biernat’s décor and menu. The restaurant utilizes intriguing architectural elements to create a festive feel in the bar area with a large domed ceiling of brightly hued contemporary murals, and the dining space is accentuated by rich wood tones and molding. The menu redefines what it means to be a steakhouse by catering to taste over convention. From the varied selection of cut size to the amount of marbling in the meat, every care is taken to ensure patrons savor the steak they hoped for.
Nick & Sam'sAddress: 3008 Maple Ave., Dallas, TX 75201
Timeless charm and refined elegance set the mood at Nick & Sam’s, which boasts an impressive array of steaks, chops, and seafood selections. The thoughtful and well-focused menu is highlighted by Chef Dhurandhar’s keen eye for fresh and bold flavor. Patrons may first warm their palates with a sampling of the Oysters of the Day, or perhaps the decadent Hudson Valley Foie Gras. House specialties include the 16oz Prime Bone-In Filet and the Maine Lobster Mac-n-Cheese. Other favorites include the Sam’s Whole Roasted Chicken, the Colorado Lamb Chops, and the Diver Scallops.
KenichiAddress: 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.
BollaAddress: 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.
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 …
Victory TavernAddress: 2601 N Houston St., Dallas, TX 75201
Quality American cuisine is served at its finest at this premium grille style dining destination. Chef Jim Oetting adds his personal creative flare to traditional American fare, setting his menu apart from other steakhouses. The restaurant is modern in décor, with circles of lights hanging above diners, creating a classy yet comfortable ambiance. Victory Tavern happily suits varying clientele, so weather you’re looking to grab a bite to eat with the family, on a business trip, or enjoying a night out on the town with friends, the welcoming staff can accommodate!
Library BarAddress: 3015 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas, TX 75219
For a piano and wine bar with elegance and opulence, the Library Bar is a step into the 60’s. Located inside the luxurious Warwick Melrose Hotel, the Library Bar (reminiscent to a real library) won the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence in 2009 and was named Best Bar in the Greatest City on Earth by Maxim Magazine. Though they feature a detailed menu or beef, wine, as well as classic and signature martinis and cocktails, the Library Bar also offers bar snacks, small plates, and even larger dishes to accommodate any craving. With dark wood accents, comfortable chairs, and classic …
Pappadeaux Seafood KitchenAddress: 3520 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas, TX 75219
Perhaps only overshadowed by the epic tale and character for which the restaurant is named, Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen sources its menu with the bounties of the seas. Visitors may be humored by the story of C.H. Pappadeaux riding the backs of giant fish, but they’re ultimately won over by the impressive catches they get to sample for themselves. Bite down on some genuine Southern fare and savor authentic treats like Fried Frog Legs, “Louisiana” Shrimp Gumbo, and Filet Mignon Oscar. A fine list of Chef Selections rounds out the dinner menu nicely, while the lengthy lunch menu encourages diners to …
d'Carlo Italian CuisineAddress: 3300 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas, TX 75219
CraftAddress: 2440 Victory Park Ln., Dallas, TX 75219
Transplanted from the hit restaurant that opened in New York in 2002, Craft Dallas maintains owner/chef Tom Colicchio’s original vision – to prepare the best seasonal ingredients simply and with finesse. Open for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner, Craft’s menus offer dishes as diverse as the Short Rib and Shishito Pepper Hash for breakfast and the roasted and braised Muscovy Duck with cranberries for dinner. Every dish is presented on a platter at the center of the table to encourage sharing, and the gesture may extend to divvying up one of the many home-made desserts and pastries.
Silver Fox SteakhouseAddress: 3102 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas, TX 75219
The Silver Fox Steakhouse serves the finest seafood and USDA prime cuts: fine ingredients for a fine steakhouse. Enjoy great steak and seafood in a large and accommodating setting; whether it be at the sizeable full bar or one of three exquisite dining rooms, the Silver Fox has an obliging ambience for a quiet dinner or a night out with friends. In the mood for an adventurous steak? We recommend it topped Oscar-style with crabmeat, au jus, and asparagus. A Chef’s Dinner is also available for those seeking a well-rounded meal with your choice of salad, entrée, and desert for …