Luxurious ambience, lavish decorations, candle-lit tables, and of course, sumptuous food. There’s nothing like going out to a fine-dining restaurant to celebrate life and all the riches it has to offer. With the impeccable service and excellent treatment that is a staple in all of these establishments, leave all your worries and stresses at the door and experience something that can only be compared to royalty. As Dallas continues to grow, being the 9th largest city in the US, a lot of these restaurants have begun to emerge. We’ve compiled the list of the best fancy restaurants in Dallas, and we made sure that you can’t go wrong choosing any of these!
1. Fearing's Restaurant
Located at the world-renowned hotel, The Ritz-Carlton Dallas, Fearing’s Restaurant has the same quality and ambience you can expect from such an establishment. It has a rustic feel to the place, with large windows that have the view of the hotel’s garden, wooden decors all around, and leather seats, you’d sense that this is what modern southern hospitality feels like. As for the food, Chef Dan Fearing, considered as the “father of Southwestern cuisine”, created an elevated American cuisine with a unique southwestern touch. Beyond the main dining room, Fearing’s also has a wine cellar and the Rattlesnake Bar, where guests can be served a wide variety of spirits of their choosing. For those that are a bit self-conscious about what they wear, don’t worry since guests are welcome to wear casual clothes.
Address: 2121 McKinney Avenue, Dallas, TX 75201 United States
Website: Fearing’s Restaurant
Opening hours: Mon - Thur: 6.30am - 3pm, 6pm - 10.30pm; Fri - Sat: 6.30am - 3pm, 6pm - 11pm; Sun: 6.30am - 3pm, 6pm - 10pm
2. Dover's Grille
Dover’s Grille can be found inside the Omni Dallas Hotel at Park West, as it prides itself on serving the healthiest of breakfast meals to the hotel’s guests. They call it the “Art of Breakfast”, where they serve shade-grown Starbucks coffee, all natural breakfast meats, organic cereals, and fresh fruits. The restaurant also features an award-winning lunch and dinner menu, which serves classic comfort food, such as the ultimate mac and cheese, top quality steaks, and fresh seafood. The restaurant has a cool and calm feel to the place, and this is the type of place where you’re simply looking to have a great meal and good conversations with your friends or family.
Address: 1590 LBJ Freeway, Dallas, Texas 75234
Website: Dover’s Grille
Opening hours: 6am - 2pm, 5pm - 10pm
3. Mansion Restaurant
Sophisticated and grandiose, the Mansion Restaurant awes its guests with its beautiful architecture and design sprawled out all over the place. With stained-glass windows, an original hand-carved fireplace, detailed finishings, and impressive archways, its as if you’ve entered into a castle of your own. The food impresses just the same as they serve a fusion of American cuisine inspired by French influences, and is paired with wine, as a resident sommelier assists you in choosing within their unique wine selection. The Mansion Restaurant is definitely one of the grandest restaurants in the city.
Address: 2821 Turtle Creek Blvd, Dallas, TX 75219, USA
Website: Mansion Restaurant
Opening hours: Mon - Thur: 6.30am - 2pm, 6pm - 10pm; Fri: 6.30am - 2pm, 6pm - 10.30pm; Sat - Sun: 7am - 2pm, 6pm - 9.30pm
4. Pyramid Restaurant
Inspired by the farm-to-table movement, the Pyramid Restaurant is a four-star restaurant that is committed to serving only organic, locally sourced and sustainable ingredients in the market. Its fresh-market approach comes to life as it boasts the largest hotel/restaurant herb and vegetable garden in the area (3,000 square feet/ 280 square meters). The menu consists of classical dishes with a twist by simply highlighting these ingredients and products. The restaurant patterns its design and ambience with its ethos by keeping it simple and contemporary, with its dress code being smart casual.
Address: 1717 N. Akard Street, Dallas, Texas, United States 75201
Website: Pyramid Restaurant
Opening hours: Mon - Sun: 6.30am - 11am, 11.30am - 2pm; Tues - Sat: 6.30am - 11am, 11.30am - 2pm, 6pm - 10pm
For Abacus, their food and drinks are an expression of art, as they stretch your sense of imagination by continuously testing new dishes, and allows its guests to discover new flavours that they didn’t think existed before. Using only locally grown and sourced products, their menu is a fusion of Mediterranean, American Southwest, and the Pacific Rim. They’ll serve you dishes such as the Lobster-Scallion “Shooters” (complete with Red Chile-Coconut Sake), Hardwood Grilled Cervena Venison, or the Roasted Bandera Texas Quail. With their laid-back atmosphere and open kitchen, see and taste what new flavours they come up with next!
Address: 4511 McKinney Ave., Dallas, TX 75205
Opening hours: Tue - Thur: 5pm - 10pm; Fri - Sat : 5pm - 11pm (closed on Sun & Mon)
6. Parrino's Oven
If you’re looking for a place with a much more intimate setting, then Parrino’s Oven just might be what you’re looking for. Located within Hyatt Regency Dallas, the restaurant’s menu revolves around wood-fired oven pizzas and fresh pasta. The appeal of the place can be found with its ambience, with its low lights, quaint features, and its charming staff that is always ready to serve. The place is perfect for a date where you’d want the extra privacy for those heartfelt conversations.
Address: 300 Reunion Boulevard, Dallas, Texas, United States, 75207
Website: Parrino’s Oven
Opening hours: 5pm - 10.30pm (daily)
7. Urban South Dine
Considered to be one of the best hotel restaurants in the city by the locals, Urban South Dine has a casual vibe with great food quality that ties its menu to the local roots. Everything in its menu expresses the Southwestern cuisine that the city is proud of, and that has become well-known throughout the world. From the Fresh Cut Pork Chop with Sweet Potato Soufflé to the Urban Burger with Truffle Fries, you’ll definitely realize why even the locals love it there too! The restaurant can be found inside Westin Dallas Park Central and makes it easier for everyone to come in by validating your car park.
Urban South Dine
Address: 12720 Merit Dr #1, Dallas, TX 75251, USA
Website: Urban South Dine
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 6.30am - 10pm; Sat - Sun: 7am - 10pm
Asador is a method of cooking that cooks whole meats on an open flame. This is the most basic type of cooking, which is something that the restaurant emulates as a reminder to themselves that the simplicity of freshness and quality of ingredients are what stand out in a dish. Created by Celebrity Chef Dean James Max, Asador combines North and South American cooking on an open flame, with a focus on sustainable modern farm-to-fire cuisine. They change their menu daily to cater to what is available and fresh in the market, to ensure that the dishes that they create are always of the highest quality. Designed with warm lamps falling down from a high ceiling and the use of white furniture to contrast, the restaurant has a sophisticated and classy ambience to it. This is a place where you’d want to dine with your friends to catch up and for you guys to live a little!
Address: 2222 N. Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX 75207
Opening hours: Mon - Sun: 11am - 12am
9. The French Room
Critically acclaimed with a number of prestigious awards, The French Room is one of the best restaurants you can find in the United States. Their menu is an evolving five-course tasting menu, with the option of wine pairings; the food draws inspiration from French culinary traditions and techniques. The restaurant is decorated with the design of European architecture in mind, flourished with marble floors, luxurious upholstered furniture, and twin Italian Murano Glass chandeliers. You can also find a 42-piece collection of contemporary art by artists that have deep ties with Texas. The French Room offers the glamour and timelessness of European artistry, both in art and culinary, and will surely have you spellbound all throughout your experience there.
The French Room
Address: The Adolphus Hotel, 1321 Commerce Street , Dallas, Texas 75202
Website: The French Room
Opening hours: Tue - Sat: 5.30pm - 10pm (closed on Sun & Mon)
10. Grill & Vine
Grill & Vine showcases what a contemporary version of the grill and bar looks like, with its 26-feet (7.9 meters) high ceilings, bistro-style decorations, long communal bar, and the panoramic city views. With their own personal version of the farm-to-table concept, they offer classic American dishes using ingredients from their local farmer partners. They also showcase their wide selection of draft beers and wine selection at the bar and would be best to have your drinks as you overlook the city skyline. The restaurant is located inside Westin Dallas Downtown, and you’ll have to wear smart casual to dine here.
Grill & Vine
Address: 1201 Main Street, Dallas, Texas 75202 USA
Website: Grill & Vine
Opening hours: 6am - 11pm (daily)
Live life to the fullest
Although dining experiences such as these truly does bring out the best things that life has to offer, don’t forget to remember that the point of all these is for you to cherish these experiences and create memories that are worth remembering. Life is so short, so always remember to do things that make you happy!
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