Dallas City Guide

Top 50 Restaurants

Breadwinner's cafe Dallas

Breadwinner’s Cafe & Bakery – One of the best spots in Dallas for brunch! I love taking people from out of town here because there is always something for everyone. The menu offers a variety of options for breakfast, lunch and dinner and never disappoints with either.

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Stirr – This restaurant is a hidden gem in Deep Ellum. I love going for lunch with girlfriends because you can order a bunch of different appetizers to share and leave SO full. My favorite is the calamari, it is cooked to perfection and comes with an amazing dipping sauce. While you are there, check out the second floor for a pretty cool skyline view to watch while sipping on cocktails.

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Merck Bistro – If you’re a fan of french cuisine this is definitely the place to go in Dallas. The cozy atmosphere makes you feel like you are sitting in a Parisian cafe. I love to stop by here in the morning for a cup of coffee and croissant. The perfect way to start your day.

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St. Anne’s –

Ideas for splitting up Dallas Spots Guide

Great spots to grab a salad

  1. The Porch
  2. Dive

Grab a drink after work

  1. Lounge 31
  2. The Ginger Man
  3. The Old Monk

My Favorite Date night Spots

  1. Top Knot
  2. Neighborhood Services
  3. Taverna
  4. Sissy’s
  5. Toulouse
  6. Honor Bar
  7. R + D

Sip on Coffee & Work

  1. Mudsmith
  2. Magnolia’s
  3. Oak Lawn Coffee
  4. Wild Detective
  5. Houndstooth
  6. Royal Blue

Quick & Healthy lunch

  1. Dive in Snyder Plaza
  2. East Hampton
  3. Celebrity Cafe
  4. Bird Bakery – I love their chicken salad
  5. Flower Child

Dallas Saturday Brunch Spots

  1. Breadwinners
  2. Henry’s Majestic
  3. Dream Cafe

Best Spots to Grab a Beer

  1. Ginger man
  2. The Rustic
  3. HG Supply
  4. The Blind Butcher

Rooftop Bars in Dallas

  1. Happiest Hour
  2. downtown hotel (can’t remember name)
  3. Terelli’s
  4. HG Supply Co.
  5. Stir in Deep Ellum

Places To Bring Someone From Out Of Town –

La Duni

Velvet Taco – omg everything here is so yummy!

True Food Kitchen

The Porch

Taco Diner

Mi Cocina – Love the Rico Salad with grilled check and ranch dressing

The Zodiac Room

Americano

Dish Restaurant

The Theodore

Sissy’s

R+D

Eno’s Pizza

Celebrity – quick sandwhich or salad to go, or sit-down spot

Torchy’s

Savor in Klyde Warren Park

Campisi’s

Shinsei

El Fenix

Katy Trail Ice House

Le Bilboquet – omg get the cajun chicken (so yummy!)

Bowen House – So perfect for drinks with a friend after work or on a Saturday evening before dinner. It’s a super quaint, old-house type feel with just the right atmosphere if you ask me! I’d say this would be good for date night night too if you’re looking for something laid back yet still a little upscale. Take my word for it and try out “The Grassy Knoll” drink – it’s SO good!

Mansion bar – live music on Thursday, Friday & Sunday

Nonna

Flower Child

Neighborhood Services

Lounge 31

Honor Bar

Nick & Sams

Urbano

Mesero

Henry’s Majestic

Javier’s

Toulouse

Villa O

Taverna

True Food

Dive

Canne Rosso

Deep Sushi

Gloria’s – I know it’s (somewhat of) a chain, but this is still by far my favorite queso and margarita combo in Dallas.

Terelli’s – The dining room has live music every night (except for Mondays), and on Tuesdays they’ve got half priced bottles of wine. Rooftop bar and seating

HG

Public School

Hillstone

Stirr

Top Knot

Uchi

Lounge 31

Places I haven’t been yet, but want to go:

  1. Grape
  2. Quill
  3. Rapscallion
  4. The Library (I think it’s in the Warwick?)
  5. Pecan Lodge