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The Best Restaurants in Dallas, According to our Tastemakers

The OpenTable Team

Dallas is famous for the sort of food that put Texas on the culinary map. Superb barbecue, tantalizing Tex-Mex, and, more recently, some of the finest authentic Mexican dishes. Dallas is also now home to an amazing array of restaurants serving Vietnamese, African, and Persian food, to name a few. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out in Dallas? Welcome to the Tastemaker 20. Our list is comprised of input from OpenTable’s most expert, seasoned diners who shine a light on best restaurants in Dallas.

Restaurants:Fachini, Sachet, Nonna - Dallas
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Italian, Mediterranean
Neighborhoods:Park Cities, Turtle Creek / Oak Lawn
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Fachini

$$$$·Italian·
Park Cities
322 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Park Cities’ Fachini is a modern Italian restaurant with a distinctly “old school” feel. Beautiful tiled floors and chandeliers contrast with bare brickwork and sumptuous drapes. TRead more
91% recommended
Italian in Dallas

Sachet

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Turtle Creek / Oak Lawn
702 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine
Right on the edge of Highland Park and Oak Lawn is a bright and welcoming restaurant surrounded by trees and greenery. Sachet is an oasis of springtime all year round, with a plantRead more
93% recommended
Mediterranean in Dallas - Fort Worth

Nonna - Dallas

$$$$·Italian·
Park Cities
554 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
Nonna is a neighborhood restaurant in Highland Park that’s regularly hailed as one of the top Italian eateries in Dallas. Seasonal eating is the theme here, with the menu shifting Read more
94% recommended
Best Food in Dallas - Fort Worth

Uchiba

$$$$·Sushi·
Uptown
585 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fun
  • Fit for Foodies
Uchi means “house” in Japanese. Ba means “bar.” So, it’s no surprise that Uchiba focuses on a social atmosphere where friends and family gather to share food and drink. Uchiba combRead more
94% recommended
Best Overall in Dallas - Fort Worth

Mot Hai Ba Vietnamese Cuisine

$$$$·Vietnamese·
Lakewood / White Rock Lake
473 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Neighborhood Gem
For those who have never tried Vietnamese food, Mot Hai Ba is the perfect introduction. For those that already love their pho and bánh xéo, it’s possible that nowhere else in DallaRead more
97% recommended
Best Overall in Dallas - Fort Worth

Montlake Cut

$$$$·Seafood·
Park Cities
831 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
Just because Dallas is totally landlocked doesn’t mean seafood cravings have to go unsatisfied. Montlake Cut, regularly hailed as one of the best restaurants in Dallas, offers premRead more
97% recommended
Seafood in Dallas - Fort Worth

Sassetta

$$$$·Italian·
Design District
521 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
Elegantly beautiful with mirrors, wood décor, and simple furniture, Sassetta in the heart of Dallas’ Design District has been wowing diners since 2017. Everything is Italian here, Read more
95% recommended
Italian in Dallas

Jalisco Norte

$$$$·Regional Mexican·
Turtle Creek / Oak Lawn
797 reviews
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
Jalisco Norte combines popular Tex-Mex flavors with more traditional Mexican fare to appeal to diners of all palates. Chef Jose Meza wants to bring Dallas diners closer to the trueRead more
95% recommended

Gemma-Dallas

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Knox / Henderson
1,544 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Gemma is one of those modern restaurants where everything feels clean and fresh, yet it’s also incredibly warm and welcoming. The Henderson Avenue eatery offers “seasonally inspireRead more
94% recommended
Contemporary American in Dallas

Imoto Restaurant

$$$$·Asian·
Victory Park
354 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
Imoto is a Pan-Asian, bar-centric venture right in the center of urban community Victory Park. Despite the distinctly Japanese vibe (including the name, which is Japanese for “littRead more
Fit for Foodies in Dallas

Fine China at The Statler

$$$$·Chinese·
Downtown
184 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Good for Anniversaries
The Statler Hotel is a five-star destination, so it's expected that its restaurants are up to the same standard. Fine China does not disappoint. Elegant yet comfortable, the restauRead more
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Billy Can Can

$$$$·American·
Victory Park
207 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Good for a Date
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
Victory Park is home to some of the best restaurants in Dallas, both classy and cozy, and Billy Can Can manages to encompass both of these vibes. The saloon-industrial style includRead more
97% recommended
Vibrant Bar Scene in Dallas

Casa Komali

$$$$·Mexican·
Uptown
1,154 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
Komali, or Casa Komali, is an Uptown restaurant offering modern Mexican food in a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere. There’s a café, which is often frequented by locals catching up Read more
Mexican in Dallas - Fort Worth

Salum Restaurant

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Uptown
2,073 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
Cole Avenue’s Salum, named after chef and owner Abraham Salum, is all about setting the standard, rather than following it. That’s why it’s regularly recognized as one of the best Read more
100% recommended
Contemporary American in Dallas - Fort Worth

Tulum

$$$$·American·
Turtle Creek / Oak Lawn
286 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
Tulum isn’t just a hot vacation destination in Mexico. It’s now an equally desirable Highland Park restaurant inspired by its namesake. The menu is a collection of exciting small pRead more
88% recommended

Neighborhood Services - Lovers

$$$$·American·
Park Cities
1,199 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Good for a Date
Lovers Lane’s Neighborhood Services promises “Honest food and drink in the American tradition.” In their case, this means thoroughly satisfying dishes made to an extremely high staRead more
87% recommended
American in Dallas - Fort Worth

Sprezza

$$$$·Contemporary Italian·
Turtle Creek / Oak Lawn
903 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic
  • Fit for Foodies
What is a Roman tavern? According to Italian chef superstar Julian Barsotti of Nonna’s fame, it’s the place to go to experience true Italian comfort food. Sprezza's exterior certaiRead more
95% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Dallas - Fort Worth

Le Bilboquet - Dallas

$$$$·French·
Knox / Henderson
1,178 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • Neighborhood Gem
If it’s not too obvious to say that there has been a revolution in French cuisine in Dallas, we’ll say it. And Le Bilboquet is one of the restaurants leading the revolution. This URead more
93% recommended
Best Overall in Dallas

Boulevardier

$$$$·French·
Oak Cliff / Bishop Arts
740 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Notable Wine List
French food can be casual, and this is what Boulevardier in the Bishop Arts District achieves almost effortlessly. From the relaxed, stripped-back interior to literal buckets of poRead more
98% recommended
Notable Wine List in Dallas

Flora Street Cafe

$$$$·Southwest·
Downtown
1,145 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Creative Cuisine
Stephan Pyles’ Arts District restaurant has long received praise as a place to go for special occasions. In 2019, it has started serving a more casual brunch service, making it accRead more
91% recommended
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