The Best Restaurants in Dallas, According to our Tastemakers

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 our Tastemaker List. Our list is comprised of input from OpenTable’s most expert, seasoned diners who shine a light on best restaurants in Dallas.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:Fachini, Nonna - Dallas, Uchiba Dallas
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Italian, Sushi
Neighborhoods:Park Cities, Uptown
Party Size
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Date
Time
7:00 PM

Fachini

$$$$·Italian·
Park Cities
371 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic

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. This creates an intim...

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Nonna - Dallas

$$$$·Italian·
Park Cities
718 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Anniversaries

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 focus throughout the...

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Best Food in Dallas - Fort Worth
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Uchiba Dallas

$$$$·Sushi·
Uptown
1,146 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine

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 combines sushi, yakatori...

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Sushi in Dallas - Fort Worth
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Mot Hai Ba - Lakewood

$$$$·Vietnamese·
Lakewood / White Rock Lake
727 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine

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 Dallas does it better. Mo...

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Best Food in Dallas - Fort Worth
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Montlake Cut

$$$$·Seafood·
Park Cities
1,191 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • 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 premium Pacific seafood ...

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Seafood in Dallas - Fort Worth
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Sassetta

$$$$·Italian·
Design District
567 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • 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, from the handmade pa...

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Jalisco Norte

$$$$·Contemporary Mexican·
Turtle Creek / Oak Lawn
1,241 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups

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 true flavors of Mexico, ...

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Imoto Restaurant

$$$$·Asian·
Victory Park
583 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies

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 “little Sister”), dishes ...

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Billy Can Can

$$$$·American·
Victory Park
610 reviews
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date

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 includes privately sourced...

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Vibrant Bar Scene in Dallas - Fort Worth

Salum Restaurant

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Uptown
2,399 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies

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 restaurants in Dalla...

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Contemporary American in Dallas - Fort Worth

Tulum

$$$$·Contemporary Mexican·
Turtle Creek / Oak Lawn
625 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • 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 plates and mains, tra...

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Vibrant Bar Scene in Dallas
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Neighborhood Services - Lovers

$$$$·American·
Park Cities
1,558 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion

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 standard. Locals and to...

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American in Dallas - Fort Worth
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Sprezza

$$$$·Contemporary Italian·
Turtle Creek / Oak Lawn
1,129 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem

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 certainly looks Romanesque...

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Fit for Foodies in Dallas - Fort Worth

Le Bilboquet - Dallas

$$$$·French·
Knox / Henderson
1,704 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic

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 Uptown eatery is as c...

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Boulevardier

$$$$·French·
Oak Cliff / Bishop Arts
973 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies

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 pomme frites, this is ...

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