Nestled between Uptown, Lower Greenville Avenue and the town of Highland Park, lies the trendy Knox-Henderson neighborhood, a pedestrian-friendly area teeming with restaurants options that span the globe. Whether it’s brunch, lunch– or any type of dinner you can think of, the Knox-Henderson corridor dishes up deliciousness at every turn.
A good place to start sampling the street's eats is at the Highland Park Soda Fountain, a Dallas institution that's been serving griddled sandwiches and malted milks since 1912.
For those who want to experience the French cafe culture without leaving the country, Toulouse Cafe offers street-side table service and a fabulous menu of Gallic treats. Area Hispanophiles like Cafe Madrid for its authentic Spanish tapas and live flamenco music. Craving homemade pastas and pizza? Then stake a claim on the patio at Villa-O.
If fine dining is more up your alley, wander over to Abacus, where James Beard Award-nominated chef Kent Rathbun showcases everything from sushi to wild game and wood-fired specialties.
More culinary gems can be found on Henderson Avenue. First up is Tei Tei Robata Bar, a popular Japanese restaurant that serves robata specialties and meticulously prepared sushi.
If you're in the mood for something more casual, check out Velvet Taco, a gourmet taquería that cranks out killer tacos filled with everything from crispy tikka chicken to shrimp and grits.
Across the street you'll find Victor Tangos, a lively neighborhood haunt that turns out innovative sharing plates and craft cocktails. Next door is Hibiscus, a charming restaurant offering some of the most inventive farm-to-table fare in the metroplex. And further down is Gemma, a Napa inspired restaurant showcasing sensational seasonal cuisine. Gemma also offers a terrific late-night menu for those wanting to dine after a concert or show.
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