If you're planning on being in Dallas this spring or summer, you've probably been searching for the perfect place to spend a warm, pleasant "Big D" evening. Lucky for you, Dallas boasts tons of restaurants and bars with wonderful patios, and Dragonfly is simply the best of the best. Located in Hotel ZaZa in the Uptown neighborhood, Dragonfly has it all - a great menu, specialty cocktails and one of the best atmospheres in Dallas.
Pool at Dragonfly — Photo courtesy of Dragonfly
Party goers who want to enjoy the Dallas "scene" will love Dragonfly. This popular spot - set beside a sparkling pool with fountains and luxurious tables and chairs - gets packed on the weekends. Be sure to arrive early to get a good seat near the pool and DJ. With the pumping music , drinks flowing and chill vibe, there's really no better spot to spend the evening.
Along with extensive champagne, wine and beer lists, some of the most popular cocktails here include the Cool as a Cucumber (cucumber vodka, ginger liqueur, lime juice and slice of cucumber), Peach Jalapeno Martini (Stoli peach vodka, peach schnapps, serrano pepper and white cranberry juice), Big Flirt (mandarin vodka, pineapple juice, passion fruit puree and fresh berries), fresh daily sangria and the Pomegranate Martini (Belvedere vodka, simple syrup, Pama liquor, lime juice and pomegranate juice).
If you want to nibble on some light fare with your cocktails, Dragonfly has a lounge menu with offerings like a pork belly "BLT," wasabi wonton potato pouches, shrimp and chive dumplings, lamb lollipops, calamari salad, spiced ahi tuna tacos, wheat flatbread pizzas and roasted pork quesadillas. All of these options can be served to guests in the lounge/bar area of the restaurant or poolside.
Dragonfly's classy interior — Photo courtesy of Dragonfly
If you're in the mood to dine on a more substantial plate of food, try out one of many great dishes there like the ginger-glazed beef tenderloin, seared sea scallops, double-cut roasted Colorado lamb rack, steaks and fish.
The dress code is dressy casual, as Dallasites like to see and be seen. Short skirts and high heels are the uniform here, so put on your most impressive outfit if you want to make a splash here.
If you want to make it a full night, book a room at one of Hotel ZaZa's themed suites. Some of the special packages even include dinner and/or complimentary cocktails, so check out the hotel website to get the best deal.
This swanky hot spot gives Dallas residents and visitors alike the perfect place to kick back with friends, sample elevated food and enjoy refreshing cocktails on a warm Dallas evening.