Best Dallas Restaurants Serve Up More Than Just Steak and Barbecue

In Dallas, restaurant options are limitless. Ranging from classy, elegant venues that serve a wide variety of courses paired with select wines, like The French Room, to traditional steakhouses that serve choice cuts of meat with tasty sides, such as Bob’s Steak and Chop House, Dallas treats visitors to world-class Texan hospitality.

Some feature modern, trendy décor and are places to see and be seen, while others offer intimate, romantic settings perfect for a night out on the town with your beloved. Some are newcomers to the Dallas restaurant scene, while others are prominent restaurants with decades of experience serving Dallas clientele. 

The best restaurants in Dallas offer more than delicious cuisine – they offer wonderful ambiances, great service and dining experiences visitors will never forget. Skip the chains and choose a restaurant that is a one-of-a-kind Dallas institution. Out of all the restaurants in a city, 10Best narrows the options to those places with the most appeal and the best reputations. We offer carefully vetted selections to let you explore Dallas dining on your own.

If time is really tight, though, and you don't have the leisure to look through all our offerings, we present our Dallas Best Restaurants list. Here, we narrow down the best businesses down to a special selection of ten. These places promise a stellar experience and a taste of the city that you just can't miss.

Victor Tangos
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It's no wonder that after five years Victor Tangos continues to be one of Dallas' most popular drinking and dining haunts. The attraction? The atmosphere is lively, the service is friendly, the libations are cleverly crafted and the food is...  Read More

Bob's Steak & Chop House

The quintessential old-school steakhouse, Bob's Steak and Chop house is traditionally styled with crisp table linens, mahogany booths, and a polished bar. Start off your meal with the mozzarella and poblano stuffed bacon wrapped shrimp or the...  Read More

This Knox-Henderson neighborhood restaurant features eclectic global cuisine with Pacific Rim influences, and it encourages diners to step outside the box and try something new. Innovative recipes and fresh seasonal ingredients give dynamic...  Read More

Photo courtesy of Matt Callahan

Located inside the elegant Ritz-Carlton Dallas hotel in the Uptown neighborhood, Fearing's is one of Dallas' finest restaurants. The chef, Dean Fearing, is the person who put the Mansion on the map, and diners will not be disappointed with his...  Read More


Teppo attracts a bevy of hip young patrons excited about feasting on fresh sushi and sashimi. It's located on Lower Greenville, so it's a great place to start out an evening of fun. Menu favorites include the yakitori and a large selection of...  Read More

The Grape
Photo courtesy of The Grape

Romantic and brimming with character, this New American- French fusion restaurant serves an ever-changing menu of culinary delights. Start out with the famous "mushroom soup," and then enjoy favorites like fresh rigatoni and marinated Australian...  Read More

Photo courtesy of MADRINA

Located in the always-trendy Shops of Highland Park, Madrina is Dallas' newest restaurant. The cuisine marries traditional Mexican food with French cooking techniques and features fabulous entrees like Lobster Bisque en Croute with traditional...  Read More

Al Biernat's
Photo courtesy of Al Biernat's

From starters to desserts, this upscale steakhouse in the Highland Park neighborhood serves practically perfect meals. Salads are exceptional, especially a warm goat cheese version topped with sun-dried tomato vinaigrette. Generous main courses...  Read More

A meal taken at the Mansion is a true sensory pleasure, and it is the perfect Dallas restaurant to celebrate a special occasion. The main dining area envelops guests with warm colors, beamed ceilings, wood paneling, and leaded glass windows;...  Read More


Meet Denise Brandenberg

Born and raised in Dallas, Denise Brandenberg has been a self-proclaimed “Dallas Ambassador” for out-of-town friends and colleagues for years.

Denise started her career as an advertising...  More About Denise

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