Carbone Vino is unlike anything else in Dallas; a step back to a time you’ll never want to return from. Next door to Carbone in the Design District, Vino is the restaurant's impressive extension with a wine cellar to end all wine cellars (we saw the list—it’s huge!). Come sample fine vintages at the bar, then sit down and say Mamma Mia! with every bite. We recommend the Prosciutto and Melon, and the Seafood Crudo to start; and persuading your table to share a bunch of pastas and entrees (you know, ‘the-family-way’) like the Spicy Rigatoni Vodka and Whole Steamed Lobster, Mulberry-style. For the grand finale, select their freshly made gelato, drizzled and sprinkled with goodies tableside. Note: all portions are bigger than you’d expect, so show up extra hungry, especially if saying yes to whipped ricotta grilled bread.
After many years of having a reputation solely for lots and lots of seriously good barbecue food, Dallas has finally broken through the noise. Now, people have caught on to the many and varied diverse food offerings in the city, so you can indulge in something different after that all-important barbecue.
And it’s not just casual eateries here; there’s plenty of glamorous fine dining spots too. Fancy seafood crudo at an iconic Italian restaurant, a dark choc espresso martini at a hotel bar or sampling afternoon tea at a French bistro? Or maybe you want tacos and grits for lunch, or you’re simply here for good classic steak or brisket done right. Whatever you’ve been dying to try, Dallas has you covered. Here are the best restaurants in Dallas right now.