10 Tastiest Places to Chow Down in the Bishop Arts District

The Bishop Arts District is one of Dallas' hottest neighborhoods– for art, music, shopping and, most notably for food, where there are plenty of options for every palette and budget.

In the past 10 years, the area has welcomed in some of the most notable restaurants in the city, including Lucia, a tiny chef-driven trattoria that draws Italian food-lovers from all over Dallas and beyond. Another culinary gem is Bolsa, a cozy restaurant known for its stellar wine list and delectable farm-to-table cuisine.

If you're looking for a taste of the south, you'll find it at Hattie's, a charming American restaurant serving sophisticated Lowcountry cooking. Here's where to find the best shrimp and grits this side of the Carolinas. Or perhaps the eclectic comfort food menu at Oddfellows will tempt your tummy. How about deviled eggs with candied bacon or banana cream pie French toast? And we'd be remiss not to mention the epic barbecue at Lockhart Smokehouse. Locals are pretty obsessed with the way they do brisket there. 

Pizza is always something you can count finding, but not many places make it as thin and flavorful as Eno's Pizza Tavern.  Then there's Boulevardier, a laid back bistro serving some of the best Gallic fare in the city. Dishes like steak and frites, bouillabaisse and charcuterie have area Francophiles saying, oui oui.

If that's not enough to tantalize your taste buds, keep reading. There's plenty of options on this list to satisfy every type of gourmand.

Dallas Grilled Cheese Co.
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As you can guess, grilled cheese sandwiches are the main attraction at this cozy Bishop arts eatery. But, these aren't your usual cheddar slices on white bread variety (though they make those too). We're talking grilled sammies filled with...  Read More

C. Señor
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This red and white walk-up shack may not scream dining destination, but don't let that deter you from stopping by– this spot slings out what is arguably the most authentic Cuban sandwiches this side of Havana. Find Cubanos made with roasted...  Read More

Photo courtesy of Oddfellows Facebook


Sure, this hipster hangout cranks out killer burgers and sandwiches, but it's the all-day breakfast and brunch items that really draw a crowd. But be warned, you'll have a tough time deciding what to order. Go sweet and you'll be confronted with...  Read More

Photo courtesy of Hattie's


This Bishop Arts mainstay woos diners with its upscale ambiance, polished service and fancified Lowcountry cuisine showcasing the unique tastes of the Carolinas. Specialties include cornmeal wrapped fried oysters with smoked bacon, mac &...  Read More

ZEN Sushi
Photo courtesy of Manny Rodriguez


For those looking for something beyond a standard spicy salmon roll, this sleek sushi den will maki your day. Founded by longtime sushi chef Michelle Carpenter, the menu features a large selection of standard nigiri and sashimi, as well as slew...  Read More

ENO's Pizza Tavern
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There's never a dull mouthful at this popular Bishop Arts pizza joint--where über-thin gourmet pizzas are served in a charming two-story historic building. Here pizza patrons can build their own or go with one of the combo pies loaded up with...  Read More

Lockhart Smokehouse
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Named after the official barbecue capital of Texas, this popular Bishop Arts smokehouse serves what many locals consider is the closest thing you can get to authentic Central Texas-style barbecue. Which is no surprise since the co-owner, Jill...  Read More

Photo courtesy of Bolsa


This farmhouse-chic restaurant and bar is still as frenetically popular with local foodies as it was when it first opened in 2008. Of course, with its delicious, farm-to-table fare and laid-back atmosphere, it's easy to see why. The seasonal...  Read More

Photo courtesy of Boulevardier


Solid French-inspired fare can be found at this rustic bistro which is located off the beaten path from the main Bishop Arts dining area. Beyond onion soup, beef tartar and steak frites, the menu also includes dishes such as crawfish beignets...  Read More

Lucia Dallas
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If you ask any discerning foodie where the hottest restaurant in town is, they'll point you to this rustic, 36-seat trattoria. But be warned, the place is so popular that you must either book two months in advance or try your luck at scoring one...  Read More


Meet Ilene Jacobs

As a perpetual wanderer, foodie freak and wannabe chef, Ilene is always on the lookout for the best places to see, eat, drink and sleep. When she's not writing about the latest happenings in...  More About Ilene