The sprawling Preston Hollow neighborhood may be best known for its multi-million dollar estates and high-profile residents, but the enclave is also becoming the city's go-to spot for casual eateries and trendy restaurants.
A good place to start off is in the Preston Forest Shopping Center, where you'll find The Mercury, one of Dallas' most chic dining haunts offering everything from gourmet burgers to sushi and sous vide short ribs. For those craving something south of the border, Meso Maya's menu puts a unique spin on interior Mexican cuisine. Pizza lovers will want to add Dough Pizzeria Napoletana on their restaurant hit list. The Neapolitan-style pies here even attracted the attention of Food Network's Guy Fieri.
Next up is Preston Royal Shopping Center. Here, you can dive into some of Dallas' best fish and seafood at TJ's Fresh Seafood Market or tuck into handmade dumplings at Royal China, a Dallas institution since 1974.
Craving Italian? Princi Italia, also in Preston Royal– is the spot for fresh salads, homemade pastas and stellar wood-fired pizzas. Or, for a more intimate setting, sit at one of the dark booths or sidle up to the bar at Neighborhood Services Bar & Grill and indulge in well-executed American dishes ranging from burgers to steaks and seafood.
DISH, a perpetually buzzy restaurant with a massive cocktail list and an eclectic roster of insanely good food– is certainly worth the short detour over to Hillcrest Road.
Or head over to Preston Hollow Village, off Walnut Hill Lane and I-75–to tuck into the newest neighborhood hot spots: Pakpao Thai for Southeast Asian food and Blue Sushi Sake Grill for its daily happy hours and extensive selection of raw and Asian fusion fare.