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Diners' Choice: Hot spot restaurants in Dallas - Fort Worth

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are the best hot spots in Dallas - Fort Worth? 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 Mariano's Hacienda Ranch restaurant
4.9 (46)
$30 and under
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
Dined on May 16, 2024
Food was great and so was the service! I have been coming to mariano's for 30 years and have never been disappointed in the food or service! I'll be back!
A photo of Cane Rosso - Arlington restaurant
4.8 (117)
$30 and under
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
Dined 4 days ago
Food was excellent and good happy hour prices on drinks!
A photo of Regines Lounge restaurant
4.8 (63)
$50 and over
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
Dined on Jun 1, 2024
This is my place whenever I want to get out enjoy live music, good food drinks and ambience. The manager, Sam, top tier.
A photo of Bankhead Brewing restaurant
4.7 (90)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Fort Worth Cultural District & TCU
About the restaurant
We are a Brewpub - hybrid of a Restaurant and a Brewery in Fort Worth Cultural District, serving highest quality of food & drinks. Guided by the spirit of 100+ years old historic Bankhead Highway, you'll certainly enjoy our rustic & industrial atmosphere.

With our open kitchen, enjoy seeing Chef Green and his staff prepare your Chef driven food with utmost passion & skill. We carry 16 different craft beers on tap that are brewed in our 5 barrel brewhouse including several national award winning beers. At Bankhead, you have several hand crafted signature cocktails to choose from or a full bar to create something custom that suits your needs.

Whether you're a local here or a tourist visiting the nearly Dickie's Arena, Will Roger's Auditorium or the Kimbell Art Musuem, come try our signature dishes - the BLTA Dip, Bankhead pretzel, or the Poutine, you'll be happy you did. Cheers!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 11, 2024
The food was amazing, the beer is great here, and they had a band play Sat night at 6. It wasn’t too loud so you could still have a conversation at your table. I highly recommend the pretzel!
A photo of Culichi Town - Mesquite restaurant
4.6 (44)
$31 to $50
About the restaurant
Culichi Town is a modern Mexican restaurant that presents a brand new experience packed with live music, exciting cocktails, and gourmet food that’s perfect for any great night out! We are very passionate about Sinaloa food and drink, and we strive to show that passion through every dish and drink.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 3, 2024
Amazing service but drinks and food are so overpriced.
A photo of Alice restaurant
4.5 (621)
$31 to $50
About the restaurant
Alice is an intimate 50-seat restaurant and lounge serving Pan-Asian shared plates and boutique cocktail program.
Top review
Dined 3 days ago
Great and fun place. Excellent service and management
A photo of Sidecar Social Addison restaurant
4.3 (31)
$30 and under
About the restaurant
Welcome to Sidecar Social, your innovative social lounge, primed to create unforgettable moments.

We are a 20,000 square foot social lounge featuring cocktails, shareable plates and scratch-made entrees, an enormous dog-friendly patio, live music, private karaoke rooms, and classic games like Pop Shot, Darts, Foosball, Cornhole, and more. We are the ultimate entertainment destination with something going on every night of the week!

As a 4 time winner of Best Sports Bar in Addison, multiple 18’ TVs make it the best place to catch the game. With daily drink specials and Social Hour specials, Sidecar Social is also the perfect place to meet up with friends and enjoy an ice-cold beer or craft cocktail.
Top review
Dined on May 1, 2024
A little too loud once the sports games started - could barely hear each other
A photo of Good Vibes Only restaurant
4.3 (71)
$30 and under
Far North Dallas
About the restaurant
GVO Lounge & Bistro. Cigars, Hookah, and Good Vibes. Try our famous Lamb Chops, Birria Tacos, and any of our Signature Wings! Covered Patio that has a calming waterfall as well as plenty of seating options!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Good is always a 10/10 Hookah always 10/10 It’s always a vibe!!!
A photo of Fort Brewery and Pizza restaurant
4.2 (87)
$30 and under
Beer Garden
West 7th Corridor
About the restaurant
Fort Brewery is a full-production brewery, restaurant, & entertainment venue located just outside of downtown Fort Worth in the all-new Panther City District!

Founded in 2018, Fort Brewery features exceptional craft beer, great food, great wine, and fantastic live entertainment for our community. Fort Brewery is all about bringing people together in a fun, laid-back, and family-friendly environment.

Our brewery is the perfect place to enjoy a meal of award-winning beer and pizza while diving into an extensive wine list! We are a nut-free facility and offer vegetarian and gluten-free options! We have an amazing patio with a retractable roof and state-of-the-art sound system, perfect for our live entertainment Wednesday - Sunday!

We are the perfect spot for any small or large group special event.

Brunch is served every Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am - 3 pm.

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 2 days ago
Fort Brewery was so accommodating with our schedule changes. We had a great time!
A photo of The Icon Restaurant and Lounge restaurant
4.1 (28)
$31 to $50
About the restaurant
Welcome to THE ICON RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE, where culinary excellence meets a warm and inviting atmosphere. Nestled in Richardson Texas, our restaurant is dedicated to providing an unforgettable dining experience that blends exceptional cuisine with exceptional service. Whether you're joining us for a casual meal with friends or a special celebration, we aim to create moments of joy through our passion for food and hospitality. Our Mission: At THE ICON RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE, our mission is to delight our guests with a culinary journey that transcends the ordinary. We are committed to: Culinary Excellence: We take pride in our chef-driven menu, crafted with care and creativity. Our culinary team sources the finest ingredients to create dishes that showcase flavors, textures, and artistic presentation. Exceptional Service: Our dedicated and knowledgeable staff is here to ensure your dining experience is seamless and enjoyable.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Wonderful service The food was great will be back thanks for my birthday party
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