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Top Choice Pub in Dallas

Ginger Man

An appropriately spice-colored house is home to this always-busy neighborhood pub. It has multilevel patios and porches, out front and back, plus one of the best beer menus in the city.
Top Choice Museum in Dallas

Sixth Floor Museum

No city wants the distinction of being the site of an assassination – especially if the victim happens to be President John F Kennedy. But rather than downplay the events that sent the city reeling in 1963, Dallas g…
Top Choice Mall in Dallas

NorthPark Center

Almost 2 million sq ft of retail space, NorthPark's major stores include Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Macy's. It has hundreds of other retailers, including most upscale brands. Despite its size, it gets jammed and p…
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 Live Music in Dallas

Granada Theater

This converted movie theater, often praised as the best live music venue in town, books popular rock and country bands. It's the anchor of Lower Greenwood. Check the website for what's on.
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 …