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The 7 Best Restaurants In Dallas

By Neharika Padala

Steakhouse restaurants are Dallas’s pride and joy, but it doesn’t end there. From French to Japanese cuisine and everything in between, Dallas dining is a unique experience.


A new approach to fine dining, Frank promises Dallas visitors an unforgettable experience. The restaurant, run by MasterChef finalists Jennie Kelley and Ben Starr, operates in private-dinner-party style. Guests, who must be placed on a list a week in advance, are seated at a communal table to begin a multi-course meal utilizing local, unique and rare ingredients. The surprise menu is rolled out over the course of three or more hours, more akin to a celebration than a dinner out.


Located within the luxurious Ritz-Carlton Dallas, Dean Fearing’s restaurant blends elevated cuisine and innovative design. Head Chef Dean Fearing, author of The Texas Food Bible, creates an innovative menu that diners can sample, including Texas farm-to-market specialties. The intimate wine cellar provides a private dining space for 16 people and features a vaulted ceiling. Fearing’s shows the true spirit of Texas hospitality, offering dishes like oven roasted grass fed lamb chops and a bar n imperial wagyu rib eye with West Texas “mop” sauce.

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Mansion Restaurant

Inside Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, Mansion Restaurant serves contemporary American cuisine with French influences. Once a private estate, the restaurant has long been hailed as one of Dallas’s best for fine dining. Seasonal tasting menus pair with rare Texas vintage wines, offering dishes like venison and lobster cannelloni. The sleek furnishings, wood paneled walls and vibrant artwork add to the intimate yet relaxed ambience. Guests can dine on the veranda and enjoy picturesque views – the perfect spot for an al fresco meal.


Abacus takes pride in serving the basics using fresh, local ingredients prepared to perfection. Boasting a range of accolades and awards, including AAA Four Diamonds and a James Beard nomination for service, Abacus epitomizes relaxed fine dining. The menu features cuisine incorporating flavors of the Mediterranean, Southwest and Pacific Rim, while the pastry chef unveils homemade bread and dessert each day. Indulge in the five- or eight-course Chef’s Tasting Menu.

Five Sixty

Located 560ft above the ground atop Reunion Tower, Five Sixty boasts all encompassing views of Dallas. From Wolfgang Puck, the restaurant offers interpretations of Asian dishes to be enjoyed while looking out floor-to-ceiling windows. The modern menu features dishes like crispy Maine lobster and shrimp springrolls, steamed wild king salmon and grilled double cut bone-in prime beef rib chop. Wine enthusiasts will appreciate the extensive wine list boasting more than 400 labels.


Knife steakhouse serves something for everyone, from a 240 day dry-aged steak to innovative appetizers such as bacon crusted bone marrow. Committed to using the finest quality ingredients, former Top Chef contestant and James Beard nominee John Tesar features born and raised Texas beef, pork and lamb, prepared in cast irons and steakhouse broilers. Beyond the steakhouse bit, Knife also serves fresh seafood and vegetarian dishes as well as raw bar selections.

Nick and Sam’s

Since opening its doors in 1999, Nick & Sam’s has become one of Dallas’s most popular upscale dining destinations. The menu boasts prime steaks, chops and seafood, including prime aged porterhouse, lobster tail and diver scallops. The stately decor features leather chairs, dark wood and soft lighting for a sophisticated ambiance. Enjoy your dinner with a selection from an impressive wine list that includes 450 varieties.

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