Best Dallas Restaurants Serve Up More Than Just Steak and Barbecue

Denise Brandenberg

By , Local Expert, Dallas
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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...  Read more »

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    Company Cafe on the Trail

    The Company Cafe on the Trail offers some of the healthiest, and delicious, food in Dallas!

    Local Expert Tip: "Go there for breakfast and choose from gluten-free pancakes, egg plates and bagels."

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    Teppo features some of the best seafood and sushi in all of Big D.

    Local Expert Tip: "Teppo is small, so be prepared to wait for a table on the weekends."

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    Fearing's features of the best chefs in Dallas, and an elegant location to boot.

    Local Expert Tip: "You'll have to valet park at the Ritz-Carlton, so bring cash. "

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    Mansion on Turtle Creek Restaurant

    The Mansion on Turtle Creek Restaurant is one of the best "special occasion" restaurants in Dallas.

    Local Expert Tip: "Don't miss the braised short ribs, as they are one of the best menu items. The tortilla soup is great as well. "

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    Abacus features some one the most unique and eclectic menus in Dallas.

    Local Expert Tip: "This is a great place for a special occasion, such as an anniversary dinner or business deal celebration. Adventurous romantics should opt for the nine-course tasting menu. "

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    Bob's Steak & Chop House

    Bob's Steak & Chop House offers some of the best steaks in Dallas.

    Local Expert Tip: "Self-parking is not an option, so prepare to use the onsite valet. "

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    Javier's Gourmet Mexicano

    Javier's Gourmet Mexicano brings true Mexican cuisine to the Lone Star State.

    Local Expert Tip: "Javier's also features one of Dallas's best cigar bars in a separate lounge area. "

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    The French Room

    The French Room is simply the most romantic, decadent restaurant in Dallas.

    Local Expert Tip: "A reservation is a must!"

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    Bijoux offers diners the best French cuisine in Big D.

    Local Expert Tip: "Try the prix fixe menu (5 courses) or the chef's tasting menu (9 courses). Opt for the wine pairings for each course, as the sommelier's choices are quite excellent. "

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    Café Pacific

    Cafe Pacific takes white-tablecloth dining to a whole new level.

    Local Expert Tip: "Don't miss the New England clam chowder! "



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