If you’re only in Dallas for one night, do whatever you can to snag a seat at this acclaimed restaurant (i.e. book early, because the waitlist is long). Situated on the 49th floor of The National, the modern Italian hotspot is helmed by the double-Michelin starred chef Danny Grant. The specialty here is wood-fired steak, though the seafood and house-made pastas are equally delectable. Indecisive? Go for The Royal if you don’t mind the steep price tag — the chef will surprise you with the best cuts from the menu. This venue is all-out European glam, so cowboy hats should be left at the door.
This city is big for a lot of things, and the culinary scene is no different — the best restaurants in Dallas offer range well beyond barbeque.
Where to begin? The city’s bright young chefs are making their mark throughout downtown with international flavors blended with Texan charm and a splash of good design. On the casual front, hip eaters in Deep Ellum and Lower Greenville munch at rustic day-to-night hangouts that serve some of the best brunches in Dallas along with lethal cocktails. And certainly, the glamorous housewives — dressed to the nines with champagne in hand — lend undeniable status to chic restaurants uptown and in Turtle Creek, too.
Whatever your cravings, it’s an exciting time to sample the city’s culinary delights. No, it’s not just brisket and tortillas here — there’s also plenty of room for menus that sparkle with caviar, schnitzel, baba ganoush and handmade dumplings. Trust us: you’ll need to loosen that belt, because you won’t be leaving anything on your plate.
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