5 best restaurants in Dallas
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The American dining dream
Named best restaurant by the local D Magazine, Neighbourhood Services is a real something-for-everyone eatery. Nightly specials include pounded pheasant Milanese on a Friday and whole-fried game hen on a Tuesday, while the rest of the menu is an equal mix of salads, flatbreads, seafood and grilled meats. The gourmet burger is one of the best in Dallas, and the wide-ranging drinks menu extends from beers on tap and by the bottle to red, white and sparkling wines and a list of creative cocktails.
5027 West Lovers Lane, Dallas, Texas 75209
Tel: 214 350 5027 http://neighborhoodservicesdallas.wordpress.com
The French Room
Dallas’s dining icon
A must-dine in Dallas, The French Room is an opulent restaurant that exudes the fine-dining standards of old. A strict dress code, formally-set tables and long-standing staff all combine to make this classic venue within the Adolphus Hotel. An inspired team of internationally trained chefs create distinctive dishes for a seasonally changing menu. Sip on Champagne from etched crystal glasses and feast upon duck breast or butter-poached lobster before attempting the amazing Grand Marnier soufflé.
The Adolphus Hotel, 1321 Commerce Street, Dallas, Texas 75202
Tel: 214 742 8200 www.hoteladolphus.com/dining/the-french-room
Tel: 214 366 2000 www.pappasbros.com
A family business founded by three brothers, Pappas Bros offers old-style fine dining. With a focus on quality, from the preparation of meals to the venue’s ambience, it serves the best steak in town – well-seasoned and tender. That’s alongside sweet and juicy lobster and sides like macaroni cheese. The extensive cellar holds more than 2,300 wines, while dessert is to die for – it’s a tough choice between the key lime pie and the cheesecake…
10477 Lombardy Lane, Dallas, Texas 75220
Tasty, traditional Tex Mex
A Dallas favourite since 1985, Avila’s is a family-run restaurant that prides itself on tried and true recipes passed down through the generations. A cosy, homely atmosphere welcomes you as you choose from a range of nachos, salads and soups to start, then move on to the extensive list of mains. Most popular are the Chili Releno (stuffed roasted pepper) and fajitas, while combination plates give you the chance to sample a few of your favourites at once, from tacos and tostadas to enchiladas.
4714 Maple Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75219
Tel: 214 520 2700 www.avilasrestaurant.com
Off The Bone Barbeque
For gourmet grills
A new concept by an award-winning chef, Off The Bone is an out-of-this world barbecue experience. From tender baby-back ribs and smoked chicken to briskets slow-smoked for up to 20 hours, meats are grilled over an enclosed, custom-made cast-iron pit of pecan and oak smoke. And the side orders are an equally delicious accompaniment, with honey-spiced baked beans, Southern potato salad and tri-colour spiced pasta on the menu. A great place for fall-off-the-bone, finger-licking-good Texan food.
1734 South Lamar Street, Dallas, Texas 75215
Tel: 214 565 9551 www.offthebonebarbeque.com