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Discover Trending Restaurants in Dallas

The Texas city of Dallas stands out as one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the United States, boasting a long and storied history, incredible natural attractions and landmarks, a thriving cultural scene, and a flourishing culinary environment. The trending restaurants in Dallas embody the excitement, delivering intriguing cuisines that combine local eats with world-flavors and fads from coast to coast. But where are the smartest, savviest diners in the city headed out to when looking for the trending restaurants in Dallas? Welcome to our Tastemaker List. Here, we've gathered information from in-the-know diners throughout Dallas to pick out the latest places to eat. From neighborhood favorites to downtown hot spots, the trending restaurants in Dallas have something for everyone. Grab a table for dinner tonight!

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The OpenTable Team
11 Restaurants
Updated February 26, 2020
Restaurants:Thirsty Lion Gastropub - Euless, TX, House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Dallas, Alice
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Contemporary American, American, Pan-Asian
Neighborhoods:Dallas-Ft. Worth (DFW) Corridor, Downtown, Uptown
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Thirsty Lion Gastropub - Euless, TX

$$$$
Contemporary American
Dallas-Ft. Worth (DFW) Corridor
4.6
420 reviews

This engaging and stylish Irving institution is one of the trending restaurants in Dallas. The "scratch kitchen" at The Thirsty Lion provides a full menu of engaging and entertaining dishes with a Southern, Texas-style twist. Start with the bacon-wrapped barbecue prawns with Newcastle barbecue sauce or the smoked chicken nachos made with Santa Fe bacon black beans. The Gastropub burgers are a favorite on the menu. Try the gastropub burger, infused with gorgonzola and featuring maple pepper bacon, white cheddar, and horseradish cream.


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House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Dallas

$$$$
American
Downtown
3.9
1101 reviews

This top Dallas location is a prime spot for some excellent food and some incredible music. Stop in to take in a show and dine at the Dallas installment of this renowned chain. It's the perfect spot to go to before or after an event at the nearby American Airlines Center. Try the famous HOB wings done in Texas barbecue, Buffalo, or Nashville styles. House of Blues also features the "Carolina Mess," extra-crispy fries with pulled pork, pickled jalapenos, melted cheese, and brown gravy. This is also the spot to get a Juicy Lucy, a burger stuffed with provolone cheese and topped with chipotle may.


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Alice

$$$$
Pan-Asian
Uptown
4.7
477 reviews

An intimate spot on North Hall Street, Alice is a stylish and engaging place with a fascinating Asian small-plate menu. The sushi is the standout at Alice. Try the spider roll, with soft shell crab, avocado, Japanese mayo, and eel sauce. A spicy "dragon roll" includes avocado, jalapeno, spicy mayo, and Sriracha. Go for the favorites from the main menu, like salmon with soy glaze, grilled filet, and beef and broccoli.


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Sushi Marquee

$$$$
Sushi
Frisco
4.1
432 reviews

Sushi and the Cowboys meet in one of the coolest trending restaurants in Dallas. This sushi favorite is right in the middle of the Dallas Cowboys world headquarters. It delivers a unique dining experience styled around "filmed in front of a live audience" 1980s movie and television. Diners sit amid an open sushi bar and live kitchen, with chefs showing off their unique creations. Go for the "Double Dragon" sushi, with eel tempura and cream cheese topped with eel, or the Highlander with spicy tuna, jalapeno, cilantro, and wasabi sauce.


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Kenny's Wood Fired Grill

$$$$
Contemporary American
North Dallas
4.8
6921 reviews

The Addison Walk is the home to Kenny's Wood Fired Grill, one of the trending restaurants in Dallas. This is an intimate but lively chophouse with a creative menu of wood-fired meats made with Texas flair. Try the wood-grilled shrimp and fettucini, with garlic Parmesan cream, artichoke, and mushroom. There's also lobster macaroni and cheese to share, made with Maine lobster and Parmesan bread crumbs. A wood-fired chicken dish features sundried tomatoes, basil pesto, and goat cheese. For a unique taste, go for the Bubbies potato cakes with lemon dill sour cream.


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Haywire - Plano

$$$$
American
Plano
4.7
4068 reviews

This Plano hot spot has one of the more unique restaurant setups in Texas. This local favorite - one of the trending restaurants in Dallas - has a three-tiered layout for guests. Floor one is a whiskey bar with a vast selection of spirits. Floor two is a dining room serving farm-raised Texas steaks and other favorites. A third-floor patio is a place to relax and enjoy cocktails looking out over the city. It's a lively place for fun and food. Be sure to try lone star favorites like Texas Gulf shrimp and crab Louie salad or steak and gran salad made with whiskey-marinated butcher's cut.


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Lefty’s Lobster and Chowder House

$$$$
Seafood
North Dallas
4.8
1560 reviews

A longtime favorite for Dallas-area eaters, Lefty's Lobster and Chowder House is one of the top seafood spots in all of Texas. Trek out to the Belt Line Road in nearby Addison to enjoy the excellent seafood and Texas-style specialties on the menu. New England clam chowder, classic lobster bisque, and mussels marinara are some of the restaurant's classic appetizers. Maine lobsters come in a variety of sizes and come with potato and vegetable. Try the baked stuffed lobster, made with ritz cracker, crab and shrimp stuffing, and a light wine butter sauce. For a spicy kick, go for the lobster fra Diavolo with a spicy marinara sauce over linguine.


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Delucca Pizza & Wine - Dallas

$$$$
Pizzeria
Design District
4.6
1116 reviews

This creative combination of Italian and Brazilian tastes is one of the trending restaurants in Dallas. This sleek downtown hot spot boasts an open kitchen with a wood-fired oven and cool Bossa Nova soundtrack on the speakers. A celebrated chain in Texas, Delucca's offers a fixed-price "continuous dining" style pizzeria. Sit down and select from one of the many handcrafted pizzas brought out for guests to enjoy. The creative menu includes Turkish lamb with sumac onions, chicken tikka masala, Brazilian hearts of palm, and sauteed shrimp and fontina.


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Dee Lincoln Prime

$$$$
Steakhouse
Frisco
4.8
1386 reviews

Dee Lincoln Prime screams out success. In fact, the location of this restaurant at the Dallas Cowboys headquarters is literally "Winning Drive." Stop into marvel at the wonders of the Cowboys complex and sit down for some prime steak and seafood for dinner. This is a lively, upscale spot ideal for people-watching and a great meal. Try one of the prime sashimi platters, with salmon, tuna, scallops, and other delights. Steak selections include filet mignon, prime ribeye, bone-in filets, and prime "Cowboy" ribeye. Pair the meal with one of the 32 superb tequila selections offered at Dee.


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KAI Restaurant & Lounge

$$$$
Pan-Asian
Plano
4.6
1126 reviews

This modern and stylish Asian fusion spot in Plano is one of the trending restaurants in Dallas. In the Legacy West complex, Kai delivers a menu full of creative Southern Asian dishes. Grab a table overlooking the open-style kitchen and select from some of the restaurant's excellent sake or wine to pair with the meal. Try the salmon, tuna, sweet shrimp, or snow crab nigiri or sashimi. Tempura selections include stuffed jalapeno with snow crab and tiger prawn with lotus root. A "signature" maki menu features the ceviche roll, with Japanese sea bream, salmon, and fresh salsa.


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Uchi Dallas

$$$$
Sushi
Uptown
4.8
3627 reviews

An upscale sushi restaurant in the heart of Dallas, Uchi is the place to be for prime Japanese seafood. The Uchi "tasting menu" has a full range of excellent sushi dishes. Try the thin-sliced flounder with candied quinoa and olive oil, or the bigeye tuna made with watermelon and Thai chili. Hot tastings include oak-grilled escolar with citrus marmalade, wagyu beef with ponzu, and pork rib with apple butter and Thai chili. The snack menu boasts edamame with grilled soybeans, grilled shishito peppers, and marinated and roasted beets with furikake.


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