Discover Trending Restaurants in Dallas

The OpenTable Team

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 the Tastemaker 20. 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!

Restaurants:Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill - Euless, The Clover Club, Barley & Board
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Contemporary American, Gastro Pub
Neighborhoods:Dallas-Ft. Worth (DFW) Corridor, Uptown, Denton
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Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill - Euless

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Dallas-Ft. Worth (DFW) Corridor
224 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Live Sports
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 entertainiRead more
81% recommended
Great for Brunch in Dallas - Fort Worth

The Clover Club

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Uptown
123 reviews
  • Live Music
  • Good for a Date
  • Fun
The Clover Club is an ultra-stylish downtown hot spot ideal for a great dinner and some excellent craft cocktails. Head out to the Clover Club's stylish rooftop patio and enjoy oneRead more
94% recommended
Hot Spot in Dallas - Fort Worth
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Barley & Board

$$$$·Gastro Pub·
Denton
744 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine
This sleek Denton hotspot is one of the trending restaurants in Dallas. Constructed in a historic brick building, Barley & Board is the spot for fine cuisine and plenty of excellenRead more
91% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Dallas Suburbs

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Dallas

$$$$·American·
Downtown
1,086 reviews
  • Live Music
  • Casual
  • Fun
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'Read more
Late Night Find in Dallas

Foxyco

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Design District
343 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Bar Seating
This modern and hip Riverfront Boulevard hotspot is a top place in the bustling Design District of Dallas. One of the trending restaurants in Dallas, Foxyco is a comfortable, welcoRead more
86% recommended
Contemporary American in Dallas

Alice

$$$$·Pan-Asian·
Uptown
278 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Hot Spot
  • Special Occasion
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, witRead more
93% recommended
Best Ambiance in Dallas - Fort Worth

Te Deseo

$$$$·Latin American·
Uptown
233 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Hot Spot
The upscale Te Deseo in the Ritz-Carlton is one of the trending restaurants in Dallas. Only a few steps away from the American Airlines Center on Olive Street, Te Deseo is a fascinRead more
92% recommended
Hot Spot in Dallas
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Sushi Marquee

$$$$·Sushi·
Frisco
268 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Casual
  • Creative Cuisine
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 Read more
Scenic View in Dallas Suburbs

Vidorra

$$$$·Mexican / Southwestern·
Deep Ellum
175 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups
  • Bar Seating
Vidorra is one of the best spots to enjoy a meal out on a fine-weather day. With a fine rooftop dining scene and an excellent menu of cocktails and food, it's no surprise that thisRead more
85% recommended

Kenny's Wood Fired Grill

$$$$·Contemporary American·
North Dallas / Addison
5,808 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
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 meaRead more
98% recommended
Best Service in Dallas - Fort Worth
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Haywire

$$$$·American·
Plano
1,857 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
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. FRead more
94% recommended
Most Booked in Dallas - Fort Worth

Lefty’s Lobster and Chowder House

$$$$·Seafood·
North Dallas / Addison
1,471 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Special Occasion
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 eRead more
98% recommended
Seafood in Dallas - Fort Worth

Delucca Gaucho Pizza & Wine

$$$$·Pizzeria·
Design District
418 reviews
  • Fun
  • Good for Groups
  • Good for Birthdays
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 aRead more
93% recommended
Best Value in Dallas - Fort Worth

Dee Lincoln Prime

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Frisco
549 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
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 Read more
84% recommended
Steakhouse in Dallas Suburbs

Kai Asian Bistro

$$$$·Pan-Asian·
Plano
365 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
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 disRead more
85% recommended
Best Ambiance in Dallas Suburbs

Sundown at Granada

$$$$·American·
Upper Greenville
225 reviews
  • Casual
  • Live Music
  • Good Vegetarian Options
Right next to the beloved Granada Theater in Dallas, Sundown at Granada is one of the coolest venues in the city. One of the trending restaurants in Dallas, Sundown is the spot to Read more
93% recommended
Healthy in Dallas

Uchi Dallas

$$$$·Sushi·
Uptown
2,096 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
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 Read more
93% recommended
Best Food in Dallas - Fort Worth
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Pink Magnolia

$$$$·Comfort Food·
Oak Cliff / Bishop Arts
695 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Special Occasion
  • Comfort Food
The celebrity chef Blythe Beck brings Southern-style favorites to Dallas in this fabled modern restaurant. A friendly neighborhood spot with the best aspects of Southern hospitalitRead more
88% recommended
Great for Brunch in Dallas - Fort Worth

Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck

$$$$·Asian·
Downtown
8,189 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
The celebrated chef Wolfgang Puck brings his majesty to Dallas with the acclaimed Five Sixty restaurant. On the top of the fabled Reunion Tower in Dallas, Five Sixty is the spot toRead more
92% recommended
Best Ambiance in Dallas - Fort Worth
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Billy Can Can

$$$$·American·
Victory Park
245 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Good for a Date
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
This lively and exciting Victory Park-area steakhouse is one of the trending restaurants in Dallas. A modern take on a classic Old West saloon, Billy Can Can is full of hearty foodRead more
98% recommended