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Diners' Choice: Lively restaurants in Dallas

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that have the most vibrant bar scenes in Dallas? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Trova Wine + Market restaurant
5.0
5 (213)
$31 to $50
Wine Bar
Park Cities
About the restaurant
A modern Dallas wine shop & bar selling a carefully curated selection of 200+ wines. A chef-driven menu offers a mix of small plates, sandwiches, gourmet cheeses, & charcuterie to accompany one of our 22 wines by-the-glass or the bottle of your choosing.
Top review
Dalgal
Dined on Jul 9, 2024
Trova's happy hour is fabulous! Get a delicious cheese plate while you are at it.
A photo of Mariano's Hacienda Ranch restaurant
4.9
4.9 (50)
$30 and under
Mexican
Upper Greenville
About the restaurant
Mariano’s Hacienda is a traditional Tex-Mex restaurant in Dallas dishing up Texas ranch cuisine amidst authentic ranch décor. Whether you’re looking for Southwestern classics like flame-roasted poblano stuffed with grilled chicken, steak fajitas or mesquite grilled camarones carlos y charlies with epazote white rice, the wide variety of dishes available at Mariano’s Hacienda will have something you’ll enjoy. Mariano’s also serves a wide variety of signature margaritas, curated by the founder of the restaurant, and inventor of the frozen margarita machine.



Focusing on mesquite whole logs, locally-sourced, farm-fresh produce and quality meats, Mariano’s Hacienda has been offering innovative dishes since opening in 1971. Mariano’s also offers a kids’ menu and has a private room for special events that you can contact the restaurant to reserve.

Top review
RobinDvip
Dined 7 days ago
Had a wonderful meal with great service. There is evidently a half price margarita on Wednesdays that they don't tell you about as it changes every week-make sure you ask!
A photo of Cane Rosso - Deep Ellum restaurant
4.8
4.8 (364)
$30 and under
Pizzeria
Deep Ellum
About the restaurant
From its beginning as a mobile pizza operation to multiple locations across the DFW metroplex, Cane Rosso restaurants continue to evolve and make bellies happy! From handmade dough and mozzarella made in-house daily for our wood-fired Neapolitan pizzas to fresh pasta, authentic Italian desserts, wines, cocktails, local brews, and unique takes on classic, traditional Italian dishes, everyone is sure to find something they enjoy. Every Cane Rosso restaurant partners with local vendors, brewers and restaurant suppliers to help support its local community. We hope you will join us for a dining experience you are sure to enjoy! Cheers!
Top review
bdaygirl
Dined on Jun 21, 2024
Best pizza Ridiculous to charge so much for ranch dressing Disappointing
A photo of Uchiba Dallas restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1491)
$31 to $50
Sushi
Uptown
About the restaurant
:: ADDITIONAL RESERVATIONS AVAILABLE ON RESTAURANT WEBSITE ::

A bar concept located on the 2nd floor from Chef Tyson Cole that incorporates elements of Uchi & expands that into a cocktail experience. Reservations are encouraged and can be booked online up to 1 month in advance. Walk-in bar seating is available and is subject to wait times. Patio seating is weather permitting and may be rescheduled in the event of inclement weather. We look forward to serving you, Kanpai!

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 4 days ago
Absolutely incredible! The staff does an incredible job at recommending new things for you to try based on your taste. It’s such a fun experience! Great for date night!!
A photo of Moxies - Dallas restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1316)
$30 and under
American
Uptown
About the restaurant
Moxies is one of the best restaurants in uptown Dallas, located in The Crescent, just minutes away from the American Airlines Center. Our newly renovated restaurant in Dallas boasts a globally inspired menu featuring freshly made, in-house dishes suitable for any dining occasion – from weekend brunch, lunch, dinner, Happy Hour or late night eats. It is also equipped with a large patio space and plenty of TVs, perfect for catching up on the latest sports events. Our venue is tailored for large group dining, accommodating bachelorette dinners, birthdays, and all celebrations with ease. Enjoy our beautiful array of handcrafted cocktails and an extensive wine list, featuring half-priced bottles every Wednesday
Top review
ErnestD
Dined 4 days ago
Service was outstanding. Holly is the Best. Food was delicious, Manager on duty was great. Will be back
A photo of Lovers Seafood And Market restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1490)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Park Cities
About the restaurant
Lovers Seafood and Market is the second concept from Tracy Rathbun and Lynae Fearing, the partnership that produced the local favorite Shinsei.

In an age where independent, neighborhood, specialty shops are virtually extinct, Lovers Seafood and Market is committed to the principles of personally providing our community exceptional quality, fair pricing, and excellent service. We strive for these goals while maintaining both a respect to, and a responsibility for, the health of our ocean waters. We are dedicated to providing products that are delicious, innovative, and globally responsible.

Our market and our menu are designed to showcase the bounty and the possibility of the world’s waters. Our philosophy is to protect those same waters so generations to come can enjoy all of those same possibilities.

For additional availability please contact our front desk 214.414.9880.

Top review
TerrieJvip
Dined 2 days ago
Such a neighborhood gem! Food is always delicious and the service professional, friendly and easy. Love this place and will be back!
A photo of Felix Culpa restaurant
4.8
4.8 (457)
$50 and over
Tapas / Small Plates
Knox / Henderson
About the restaurant
Reservations and Private Events such as Corporate, Holiday, Networking, etc...

Upscale lounge.
21+ after 9:30pm.

Felix Culpa is the perfect atmosphere where dining, music, and cocktails all come together under one roof. Come in and check out our contemporary lounge with a European influence. We offer Celebration Packages, Bottle Service and our menu features Contemporary American Tapas.

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jun 13, 2024
It is such a vibe!! I love this place and the food and drinks was everything l!
A photo of The Standard Pour restaurant
4.7
4.7 (419)
$30 and under
American
Uptown
About the restaurant
The Standard Pour is a Craft Cocktail & Dining destination. Serving one of Dallas's most advanced Mixology Programs, as well as one of the Top 50 Bourbon selections in America, The Standard Pour remains a local neighborhood favorite with an incredible scratch kitchen and truly inviting service. Our seasonal menu of shared plates & entrees, compliments the artisanal selection of cocktails, spirits, and boutique wines by the glass. Located in the heart of Uptown, The Standard Pour offers a timeless, casual & yet sophisticated atmosphere. With warmly lit brick & dark woods, accented with filament sconces & library liquor shelves, The Standard Pour truly provides an easy to love environment for all occasions.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 3 days ago
Standard Pour was excellent. We went to celebrate my sister’s 30th birthday and were given free shots to cheers with! Outstanding service with an amazing ambience.
A photo of San Martin Uptown restaurant
4.7
4.7 (14)
$30 and under
American
Uptown
About the restaurant
San Martin began in 1974
With a small bakery and a big dream: to be the best. It's easy to say this, and sometimes it sounds cliché, but when you like what you do, everything points in the same direction. This is what has made us focus on offering high-quality products and a variety of bread, pastries, cakes, and coffee.

We are an innovative group, and our main goal is to satisfy our customers through high-quality products, fresh and freshly baked bread and pastries, and exceptional service. We are a unique café and bakery concept where our customers have direct contact with the best and a wide variety of bread, pastries, snacks, cookies, cakes, and casual dining in a calm and cozy environment.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 12, 2024
Lovely setting:) Would definitely recommend. We had reservations for 12 and had to add 2 more when we arrived, the host was very accommodating and patient with us.
A photo of Regines Lounge restaurant
4.7
4.7 (68)
$50 and over
Asian
Uptown
About the restaurant
Embark on a transcendent journey at Regines, where centuries of flavors collide in a captivating setting. The striking decor, adorned in jet-black, emerald, and gold, exudes an air of glamor and luxury. Indulge in a diverse array of culinary delights, from delicate sashimi to decadent caviar, accompanied by an exceptional selection of handcrafted cocktails. Let the enchanting live entertainment serenade you as you revel in the refined ambiance. At Regines, sophistication and extravagance intertwine, creating an unforgettable experience that tantalizes all the senses.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jul 7, 2024
Great place! Will definitely be back.  The food and drinks were amazing along with live entertainment. 
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