Where to Eat in Dallas, TX

Restaurants by neighborhood

Near the Hotel (Design District)
Ascension Coffee ($) – Stylish coffeehouse serving slow-roasted coffee, wine, plus brunch & bar bites, 1621 Oak Lawn Ave., 15 minute walk (1 mile) from hotel. (www.ascensiondallas.com

FT 33 ($$$) – Rustic-chic café with an open kitchen serving a daily changing menu of inventive New American fare. 1617 Hi Line Drive, 15 minute walk (1 mile) from hotel. (www.ft33dallas.com) (right next to Sassetta)

Meddlesome Moth ($$) – Bustling New American gastropub with 140+ types of beer, plus craft brew tastings & dinners. 1621 Oak Lawn Ave, 14 minute walk (.9 mile) from hotel. (www.mothinthe.net

Rodeo Goat ($) – Local favorite known for eclectic burgers and craft beers. 1926 Market Center Blvd, 7 minute walk (.5 mile) from hotel, (www.rodeogoat.com

Sassetta ($$) – Casual Italian spot offereing seasonal takes on pastas, pizzas, and seafood. 1617 Hi Line Drive, 15 minute walk (1 mile) from hotel. (www.sassetta-dallas.com)

The Slow Bone ($$) – Texas BBQ (#4 in D Magazine), 2234 Irving Blvd., 10 minute walk (.5 mile) from hotel. (www.slowbone.com)

Café Izmir ($) – Medeiterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine. 211 N. Ervay St. (www.cafeizmir.net)

CBD Provisions ($$$) – Upscale pick for creative Texan comfort dishes. 1530 Main St. (www.cbdprovisions.com)

Fearing’s ($$$) – Chef Dean Fearing’s splashy Southwestern destinations with a celebrated bar in the luxe Ritz-Carlton. (www.fearingsrestaurant.com)

Meso Mayo ($) – Contemporary Mexican eatery serving Oaxaca & Puebla-inspired recipes. 1161 McKinney Ave (www.mesomaya.com)

Midnight Rambler ($) – Chic underground cocktail lounge. 1530 Main St. (www.midnightramblerbar.com)

Savor Gastropub ($$) – New American dishes in a place known for its people watching. 2000 Woodall Rodgers Fwy. (www.savorgastropub.com)

Stampede 66 ($$$) – Haute Texan dishes by chef Stephen Pyles in artful ranch digs. 1717 McKinney Ave (www.stampede66.com)

Taqueria La Ventana ($) – Laid-back Mexican eatery with street-inspired tacos. Dallas Farmers Market, Harwood St. #140 (www.taquerialaventana.com) Oenn 11AM-6PM Thurs. 11AM-9PM Fri. 9AM-6PM Sat.

The Woolworth ($$) – Cozy craft cocktail bar with a surprisingly suave menu. 1520 Elm St. (www.thewoolworthdallas.com

Nick & Sam’s ($$$) – Swanky steak and seafood setting that delivers a flashy Dallas experience. 3808 Maple Ave. (www.nick-sams.com)

Moxie’s Grill & Bar ($$) – Canadian-based chain serving New American dishes and cocktails. 100 Crescent Ct. (www.moxies.com)

Uchi Dallas ($$) – Sleek destination offering modern, Japanese cuisine. 2817 Maple Ave. (www.uchidallas.com)

Parliament ($) – Cocktail bar with menu of over 100 craft cocktails. 2418 Allen St. (www.parliamentdallas.com

Oak Lawn
Jalisco Norte ($$) – Traditional Mexican fare, 3858 Oak Lawn Ave. (www.jalisconorte.com)

Sprezza ($$) – Pasta, pizza, and other Italian favorites. 3127 Routh St. (www.sprezzadallas.com)

Val’s Cheesecakes – Place for all things cheesecake including sweet, savory and cheese-cake-in-a-jar. 3906 Maple Ave. (www.valscheesecakes.com) Open 12PM-10PM

Farther Afield (Still like a $5 Uber)
Deep Ellum
Chills 360 ($) – Custom Thai-rolled ice cream shop. 2646 Elm St. (Deep Ellum) (www.chills360.com)

Pecan Lodge ($) – The perennial #1 spot for Texas BBQ in Dallas. 2702 Main St. (Deep Ellum) (www.pecanlodge.com

STIRR ($$) – New American hot spot with clubby 2nd-floor patio. Reservations required. 2803 Main St. (Deep Ellum) (www.stirrdallas.com)

Zatar Lebanese Tapas &Bar ($$) – The name says it all. 2825 Commerce St. (Deep Ellum) (www.zatardallas.com)
Knox Henderson/Lower Greenville

HG Supply ($) farm-to-table American gastropub. 2008 Greenville Ave. (Lower Greenville) (www.hgsplyco.com)

Malai Kitchen ($$) – Buzzy bistro serving Thai & Vietnamese fusion fare and specialty cocktails. 3699 McKinney Ave. (Knox Henderson) (www.malaikitchen.com)

Mesero ($$) – Contemporary Mexican and American fare. 2822 N. Henderson Ave. (Knox Henderson) (www.mesero.net)

Velvet Taco ($) – Nouveau taqueria with global flavor inspirations. 3012 N. Henderson Ave. (Knox Henderson) (www.velvettaco.com)

Wabi House ($) – Ramen & izakaya-style Japanese dishes, plus sake & Cocktails, served in industrial-chic digs. 1802 Greenville Ave. (Lower Greenville) (www.wabihouse.com)

Park Cities
Hudson House ($$) – The spot for fresh shucked oysters. Serves seafood and other food as well. 4448 Lovers Ln. (Park Cities – a $10 Uber ride but totally worth it for the oyster happy hour) (www.hudsonhousehp.com

Trinity Groves ($-$$$) – Stylish restaurant marketplace with some of the best restaurants in Dallas. Also home of Restaurant Concept Incubator program which encourages culinary entrepreneurs to develop restaurant concepts and add them to the block. 3011 Gulden Ln. (Trinity Groves) (www.trinitygroves.com

Smoke ($$) – Chef Tim Byre serves creative Texan fare centered around smoked meats. 901 Fort Worth Ave. (Just outside Trinity Groves – probably an $8 Uber) (www.smokerestaurant.com)

V-Eats Modern Vegan ($$) – Because it can’t always be about the meat. 3011 Gulden Ln. (Trinity Groves) (www.v-eats.com)