What should you know about some of the best restaurants in Dallas, TX? First tip: When in Dallas, ordering steak is a given. But there are other restaurants and cuisines in the city that are well worth your time to try out as well. Of course, you can’t visit every restaurant in the city. That’s where SELECT comes in. We visited some of Dallas’ best restaurants and most celebrated eateries to find out what makes them an essential part of the city. Once you visit, you’ll understand why.
Dallas naturally bristles with big beef. Nick & Sam’s, an uptown favorite for more than a decade, excels at steak. The 10-ounce filet is caked with a serious char and the prime rib eye is a picture-perfect. Even steak purists should try N&S’s signature savory sauce on a slice of whichever they select.
There’s a small bar at this rococo fusion restaurant that is packed by 10pm. A fair number of celebrities in town staying at Hotel ZaZa filter down to mingle with local scenesters as well. The interior, and its food, are both bold and unforgettable. The steak at Dragonfly especially gets the nod, though the seafood dishes are just about perfect, too.
3102 Oak Lawn Avenue (Welborn and Hall), (214) 219-9908
The sushi here keeps this Asian fusion favorite humming all week. It’s a great spot to bring a date, or for business dinner, and the glassed-in wine room is a uniquely interesting addition. The “Shaken” Sea Bass is, in a word, mouthwatering.
There are various locations throughout Texas, and two just in Dallas alone. One gets a sense that big biz deals go down at Bob’s at both Lamar and Lemmon. Seal your own personal deal with a classic bone-in Kansas City strip and the amazing glazed carrot on the side.
6420 N. Central Expressway at University, 214-691-7791
Dallas is a city known for its dinner, but no one talks about how well it does breakfast. At Cafe Brazil, a 24-hour coffee house and diner, has a monthly coffee rotation ranging from Kenya AA to snickerdoodle. The waffles with fruit and crepes are perennial crowd pleasers as well.
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