Top Choice American in Dallas


This classic downtown lunch spot, which has been tucked into Neiman Marcus for more than 50 years, evokes old-school Dallas. Attentive waiters bustle about, soothing and pampering diners with hot chicken consommé, p…
Top Choice American in Dallas

Bread Winners

If sipping a mimosa in a lush courtyard atrium is the reward for the agony of choosing what to order for brunch, then bring on the pain. Lunch and dinner offer similar, though less tortuous, conundrums. In a pinch, …
Top Choice Modern American in Dallas

Meddlesome Moth

In the design district, this buzzing gastropub draws small groups of friends who linger over Belgian-style mussels, shrimp and homestead grits, sesame duck wings and other beautifully turned out sharing plates. You'…
American in Dallas

Angry Dog

In Deep Ellum, the nice, greasy, old-style burgers lure folks into this saloon at all hours. Other bar stalwarts, including wings, are good. The beer selection is tops.
Cafe in Dallas

Dream Cafe

Start your day early with a fabulous breakfast, or relax on the vine-covered patio at lunchtime with some healthy, hearty fare. It has a playground, plus on some nights it also has live jazz.
Southern in Dallas


Upscale Southern comfort food with a modern twist keeps this fave packed with locals. Dig into fried green tomatoes, low-country shrimp and grits, and pecan-crusted catfish. Amid butter-colored walls, savor classic …
Seafood in Dallas

S&D Oyster Company

An uptown staple for years – complete with red-and-white checked tablecloths and old-time jazz playing overhead – S&D has earned many fans for its fresh oysters, broiled flounder, barbecue shrimp and other Gulf …
American in Dallas


Press accolades keep pouring in for chef Dean Fearing's four-star, four-dining room restaurant in the Ritz-Carlton. No need to dress up to enjoy the upscale Texas cuisine. Choose to sup in the lively open-kitchen ro…
Japanese in Dallas


The swanky Tei-An specializes in laboriously handmade Japanese soba-noodle dishes. It is in One Arts Plaza, at 1722 Routh St.
Southern in Dallas

Screen Door

Screen Door serves an artistic interpretation of Southern mainstays.