Tempt Your Taste Buds At North Dallas' Best Dining Delights

This sprawling enclave may be known for its swanky shopping malls and snazzy estates, but the North Dallas quadrant is also chock-full of eateries that span the culinary spectrum.

If it's a tasty burger that you're after, then head to Liberty Burger where you'll find some of the most creative patty endeavors in town. If you're in the mood for steak or burgers– make a beeline for Neighborhood Services, whatever the occasion, this place is always a crowd-pleaser.

Fancy something more exotic? Take your taste-buds on an enticing spice journey at India Palace, a Preston Hollow stalwart that specializes in North Indian food. More Asian fare and terrific hand-made dumplings can be found at Royal China.

The Dallas Galleria may be known as a shopper's paradise, but it's also where you'll find The Second Floor Restaurant, a cozy refuge offering contemporary American cuisine and inviting tipples.

And after you've shopped till you dropped at NorthPark, make your way over to the mall's latest dining sensation, The Theodore– a stately restaurant-cum-bar serving re-imagined American chow and fancy cocktails named after national parks.

Also located at NorthPark is La Duni, a great spot for dinning or even just an afternoon pick-me-up, like perhaps an espresso con crema and a slice of cuatro leches cake.

Whether it's a romantic night on the town, a family outing or a casual get-together with friends, we've got the lowdown on North Dallas' best bites for your buck.



A stalwart of Dallas' Chinese food scene since 1974, this family-run restaurant is perennially popular for its authentic dumplings, perfectly prepared dim sum and fantastic regional Chinese dishes. While you can expect to find iconic...  Read More

Bread Winners Cafe at NorthPark Center
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This family owned mini-chain of restaurants has built a reputation off its weekend brunches, where one-hour waits are commonplace for folks itching to get their fill of items like chicken & waffles, breakfast tacos and Benedicts galore. But,...  Read More

India Palace
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This stylish Preston Hollow stalwart has been knocking out some of the city's best Indian cuisine since 1985. The lengthy menu spotlights many North Indian specialties as well as other regional favorites. Expect to find an assortment of...  Read More

La Duni-Northpark Center
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This deservedly popular brasserie excels at decadent desserts and Latin-inspired comfort food. In fact, the folks behind La Duni, Taco and Dunia Borga, have created a mini-empire off their take on Pan-Latin specialties, operating several...  Read More

Liberty Burger
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This sleek family-owned mini-chain (with five DFW locations) slings out, what many consider, some of the top burgers in town. Almost everything is locally sourced, the buns are baked-in-house and the menu sports around a dozen clever...  Read More

The Theodore
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Credited with turning NorthPark Center into a dining destination, behold The Theodore-- (after Theodore Roosevelt)-- a handsome looker of a bar and eatery offering a slice of quintessential Americana-- both in terms of the food and the whimsical...  Read More

Neighborhood Services Bar & Grill
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Perfect for power lunches, leisurely dinners or a romantic dinner for two, if you're looking for a restaurant that offers all things to all people-- whatever the occasion and whatever the taste, chances are Neighborhood Services fits the bill....  Read More

Suze Restaurant
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Despite its suburban strip-mall setting this unassuming neighborhood bistro has built up a devoted fan base with its excellent food and easy-going vibe. Expect to find seasonal specials along with dishes ranging from Kobe beef carpaccio and...  Read More

The Mercury
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Don't let the nondescript shopping strip location fool you. The Mercury is a chic dining haunt showcasing terrific modern American fare by Chris Ward, an award-winning chef who has cooked for the likes of former President Bush and ex-Prime...  Read More

The Second Floor
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Longtime Dallas chef and restaurateur Scott Gottlich operates this jewel box of a bistro, hidden away on the mezzanine of the Westin Galleria hotel. But the place isn't only a draw for hotel guests--it's a dining and drinking haven for locals...  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