Located just five minutes north of downtown, the affluent town of Highland Park (often touted as the Beverly Hills of Dallas) not only boasts exclusive boutiques and some of the highest-dollar residential real estate in the country, it's also home to quite a few of Dallas' most beloved eateries.
In the mood for Italian? Then you've got options. Located on Knox Street, just outside of Highland Park proper– is Taverna, a rustic Italian restaurant that specializes in pizzas, pasta and risotto. This place is so popular that there's usually a line to get in the door, but locals say it's always worth the wait. Also worth waiting for is Nonna, a tiny trattoria with a serious reputation for modern Italian fare.
Next door to Taverna, is Toulouse Café, a bustling French bistro that's best known for its mussels and insanely decadent soufflés.
Have a craving for a juicy slab of beef? Then head over to Al Biernat’s, a neighborhood stalwart for over 15 years that's as famous for the celebrities who dine there as it is for it's first-rate steaks and seafood. There's also Knife, Dallas' go-to place for outstanding burgers and super flavorful cuts of dry-aged meat.
Over in Highland Park Village, the oldest shopping center in America, you'll find an assortment of places to tempt your taste buds. Bistro 31 showcases Mediterranean coastal cuisine, Mi Cocina is a local hotspot for Tex-Mex fare and Café Pacific is one of the city's old faves that has been serving up seafood for decades.
Speaking of local favorites, most everyone will tell you that a trip to Dallas should always include a stop at Javier's– where the margaritas and authentic Mexico City cuisine are always in high demand.
And these restaurants are just a few of the delicious destinations you'll find in this 'hood. Here's the 10 Best rundown on where else you'll want to be eating in Highland Park.