4511 McKinney Ave., Dallas, TX 75205
$$$ Top 10
Abacus’s contemporary dining room is defined by rich textures, cool tones, and an earthy aesthetic. Leather, wood, and stone form a simple yet lighthearted backdrop for a dining experience that is nothing short of transporting. Executive Chef Kent Rathbun’s lively and engaging menu takes cues from around the globe, with Asian, Mediterranean, and Pacific Rim influences as well as a selection of both creative and traditional sushi. Playful innovation underlies dishes such as Salt-Crusted Calimari Fondue with Spicy Yellow Curry Sauce and “Bacon and Eggs,” comprised of Niman Ranch chipotle bacon and a scrambled duck egg. With an exceptional wine ...
1530 Main St., Dallas, TX 75201
$$$ 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 ...
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.
4345 W. Northwest Hwy, Dallas, TX 75220
Diners seeking excitement in flavor and fashion need look no further; Suze hosts guests in-house and also provide full service catering for cocktail parties, buffet dinners and anything in between. Regardless of party size or preferred ambiance, Suze produces excellent food and presentation. Recipes of comforting French fare from Northern and Southern France are fused with flavors from all over the world and innovatively prepared with the highest quality of local and imported ingredients. Executive chef Gilbert Garza and chef de cuisine Jeffery Hobbs strive to put quality, passion and flare into each dish, making each plate exceptional.
13402 Noel Rd., Dallas, TX 75240
Palette presents guests with a canvas of urban American cuisine that is both trendy and whimsical. Executive Chef Eric Anderson has mastered the art of modernizing old time favorites, and constructs his menu around comfort food classics with a twist. For example, dishes like the Charred Roma Tomato Bisque with Fried Basil and Mini Grilled Cheese scream of home and the Herbed Chicken Breast with a candied sweet potato puree is savory satisfaction. Open for lunch, dinner, and late dining, Palette caters to the appetite and imagination with each meal tasted.
1722 Routh Street, Dallas, TX 75201
Sophistication, quality, and artistic vision are served in generous portions at Dali Wine Bar and Cellar, where guests are introduced to the true genius of thoughtful flavor pairings. The Dali food menu reflects an appreciation for quality ingredients and intriguing combinations that highlight the essence of each dish. An invigorating selection of small plates also mingles with an impressive array of entrees and appetizers to suit diners’ different needs. And did we mention the wine? Whether ordered by the glass or bottle, aficionados and novices alike enjoy the comprehensive yet accessible wine list.
5760 State Hwy 121, Plano, TX 75024
Loft 610 elevates urban elegance to a whole new level with chic and accommodating touches that stimulate both the imagination and appetite. Open in theory and design, the Loft’s Kitchen encourages guests to watch the spectacle of their New American cuisine food being prepared, while Executive Chef Tre Wilcox is continually revising and revamping his bold and satisfying menu. Mingle with a martini in the Lounge and enjoy a healthy side of vibrant ambience with your meal; and when the music takes you over, dance the rest of the evening away in the Loft.