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, you also have the best sushi in town at ZEN Sushi, the best Cuban street food at C. Señor and the best slice of pie you'll ever eat at Emporium Pies.

Emporium Pies
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This adorable and ultra popular pie shop, set up in a restored craftsman bungalow--is one of the sweetest attractions in the Bishop Arts neighborhood. Pie mavens, Megan Wilkes and Mary Gauntt, offer a rotating roster of seasonally flavored pies...  Read More

C. Señor
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A tiny walk-up shack nestled between several parking lots may not sound like the most enticing dining destination, but C. Señor's tasty array of Cuban snacks will have you drooling on the asphalt, or at one of the tables set up on the tiny...  Read More

Photo courtesy of Oddfellows Facebook

Though this hipster hangout serves meals at all hours, it's breakfast and brunch that draw in the crowds. But be warned, you'll have a hard time deciding what to order. Go sweet and you'll be confronted with a choice between banana cream pie...  Read More

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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
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A simple, yet upscale ambiance creates a perfect backdrop for some of the most imaginative Japanese cuisine in the city. You'll find much of the action taking place at the end of the sushi bar where owner and sushi chef Michelle Carpenter...  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 and a massive selection of craft brews are served in a charming two-story historic building. Here pizza patrons can build their own pies, but...  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

An old re-purposed garage decked out with lofty windows and an indoor-outdoor bar serves as a trendy location for some of Dallas' most delectable farm-to-fork fare. When the weather's nice, and even when it's not, the cozy covered patio provides...  Read More

Photo courtesy of Instagram User Aldo Sand

Veer off the beaten path from the main Bishop Arts dining area to find this lively rustic bistro serving delicious Gallic specialties to a packed house every night. You're sure to find all of your favorites like beef tartar and steak and frites,...  Read More

Lucia Dallas
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Dallasites can't get enough of David and Jennifer Uygur's tiny 36-seat trattoria. So much so, the place books up months in advance. From the historic Bishop Arts building it's housed in to its rustic decor, Lucia oozes charm and personality. It...  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. Ilene got hooked on this wanderlust lifestyle after...  More About Ilene