North Dallas restaurants vary in price and setting, offering a multitude of options for locals and visitors to choose from. Around the Galleria, there are more than enough options for anyone who needs to stave off hunger-induced buyer’s remorse with a mid-shopping meal. From upscale Mediterranean restaurants to award-winning steakhouses, there seems to be a restaurant between every store. After mulling over potential purposes while indulging in an incredible entrée and a glass of wine, anyone can come to a logical argument for why they need that specific 400-dollar pair of sunglasses; or, they can simply blame the purchase on too much wine.
The Dallas location of the classic American restaurant, The Grill, is no exception to the venerable brand's philosophy: Classic American cuisine, such as fine steaks, chops, meatloaf and other comfort food staples all served in a fine-dining atmosphere. The Grill on the Alley of Dallas features numerous private dining options for business and pleasure with their multiple private rooms seating up to 40 guests apiece.
11617 N. Central Expressway, Suite 135, Dallas TX 75243
Ranked among Dallas’ best restaurants by publications like The Dallas Morning News, D Magazine and Daily Candy, Asian Mint is a hip dining and gathering spot offering flavorful Asian-fusion cuisine and a tempting array of specialty cocktails. Artfully plated cuisine is crafted with farm-fresh ingredients, and the desert menu is not to be skipped.
18111 Preston Rd., #120, Dallas TX 75252
Rated among the top romantic restaurants in Dallas by Zagat, Cadot Restaurant also consistently earns praises from renowned publications like D Magazine and The Dallas Morning News. Creative French cuisine takes center stage at this fun and stylish restaurant, and fixed priced menus for groups can accommodate almost any budget.
Chamberlain's Fish Market Grill
4525 Belt Line Rd., Addison TX 75001
Chamberlain's Fish Market Grill is Dallas' premier seafood restaurant serving the freshest fish, lobster, and perfectly prepared steaks all set in a beautiful San Francisco style ambience.
Chamberlain's Steak & Chop House
5330 Belt Line Rd., Dallas TX 75001
Chamberlain's Steak & Chop House is rated "four stars" by the Dallas Morning News, a recipient of Wine Spectator's "Award of Excellence" in 2000-2003, and named one of "America's Top Restaurants" by Zagat in 2003. Chef Richard Chamberlain adds a special touch to prime beef and seafood that pleases the most traditional tastes.
Del Frisco's - Dallas
5251 Spring Valley Rd., Dallas TX 75254
Del Frisco’s Restaurant in North Dallas may offer delicious appetizers, fresh seafood creations, flavorful vegetarian dishes and indulgent deserts, but the highlight here is undoubtedly the USDA Prime beef and Australian cold water lobster tail. Marrying elegance with an upbeat style, this restaurant is also known for an award-winning wine list comprised of over 1400 selections from around the globe.
Hibashi Teppan Grill, Sushi Bar
13465 Inwood Rd., Suite 100, Dallas TX 75244
A hip Dallas fine dining spot, Hibashi Teppan Grill & Sushi Bar is popular for everything from romantic evenings to business gatherings. Innovative sushi creations go neck-and-neck in the popularity race with flavorful Japanese, Korean and Asian-fusion cuisine excitingly prepared tableside by Teppan chefs. The wine and sake list presents more than 100 options for pairing.
17776 Dallas Pkwy., Dallas TX 75287
Steak, Seafood, French.
French cuisine meets Texas traditions at III Forks, an enormous Dallas restaurant with over 25,000 square feet of dining space that can accommodate groups of up to 900. The menu at III Forks is fairly straightforward yet elegant, offering premium beef and seafood "market" choices served with standard sides. Dallas restaurant goers comment on the grandness of the place, in particular the grandness of the bill.
19009 Preston Rd. Suite 200, Dallas TX 75252
Lavendue Bistro is hard to miss with its bright yellow awning and its façade hinting toward a French countryside chateau. Inside, the cuisine and the atmosphere at Lavendue is decidedly French fine dining, yet without the pretensions most Dallas restaurant goers might expect. Lavendue also offers weekly French cooking classes.
Lawry's The Prime Rib
14655 Dallas Pkwy., Dallas TX 75254
Prime Rib, American.
This American staple originally hailing from Beverly Hills and now operating in several prominent American and international cities brings its signature take on the finest prime rib to the Dallas restaurant scene. At Lawry's The Prime Rib of Dallas, diners can expect to be served the traditional Lawry's way, with prime rib and an array of side dishes served tableside from sterling silver carts.
Maguire's North Dallas
17552 North Dallas Pkwy., Dallas TX 75287
American, Comfort Food.
Maguire's North Dallas is the new restaurant home of the locally popular Maguire's catering operation. The menu is contemporary American grilled fare, along with some Texas inspired pasta dishes. Notable at Maguire's North Dallas is the Sunday Brunch experience featuring, among other things, an extensive special menu, live jazz and a make-your-own Bloody Mary bar.
Maximo Cocina Mexicana
5301 Alpha Rd., Suite 80, Dallas TX 75240
Voted among the best new restaurants in Dallas by D Magazine, Maximo Cocina Mexicana has been earning praises consistently since its 2009 debut. This Dallas Mexican restaurant offers traditional Mexican cuisine, a velvet-draped Margarita Lounge, the best happy hour in North Dallas, and private dining options that include customized tasting menus for groups.
11909 Preston Rd. Suite 1418, Dallas TX 75230
Despite the restaurant's name, the Mercury Grill of Dallas is no ordinary grill. The contemporary American cuisine with continental notes at Mercury Grill is that of award winning chef/owner Chris Ward, who was a finalist for the White House head chef position in 2005. The Mercury Grill is also noted for its comfortable lounge serving an extensive menu of specialty cocktails and standards.
14854 Montfort Dr., Dallas TX 75254
This Italian restaurant focuses its culinary attention on northern Italy, while allowing some of the most prominent designers in the Dallas area to focus on its atmosphere. Mi Piaci is run by Brian and Sonia Black, who have managed to gain local and national attention with Mi Piaci’s accessible, but inspired, menu. The restaurant has been named one of the top Italian restaurants in the country by several publications.
Oceanaire Seafood Room
13340 Dallas Pkwy., Dallas TX 75240
The concept behind the Oceanaire Seafood Room restaurant brand brings the aesthetic elegance of a 1930's ocean liner to Dallas, along with over 25 species of fresh seafood flown in daily from around the world. The Dallas location of the Oceanaire Seafood Room also features a popular raw bar featuring oysters from both the east and west coasts.
Ruth's Chris Steak House
17840 North Dallas Pkwy., Dallas TX 75287
The Dallas arm of the venerable, national, high-end steakhouse brand is no exception to the Ruth's Chris rule: big steaks, big drinks, big prices. This North Dallas restaurant is popular among the business and banquet crowd, as well as locals out on the town. Dallas restaurant goers and food critics generally agree that while things are a tad bit pricey at Ruth's Chris, the portions and the consistency are worthwhile.
Technique at Le Cordon Bleu - Dallas
11830 Webb Chapel Rd., Suite 1200, Dallas TX 75234
Contemporary American, French.
Under the watchful eye of world-class chefs, students of the world’s premier culinary education program—Le Cordon Bleu—step into the limelight and get their professional experience at Technique. This Dallas culinary school restaurant offers an ever-changing menu of elegant contemporary American and French cuisines prepared with the freshest ingredients.
The 2nd Floor
13340 Dallas Pkwy., Dallas TX 75240
A warm and utlra modern restaurant in the Westin Galleria Dallas hotel, The 2nd Floor is a chic dining spot offering contemporary American cuisine. With menus developed by Chef Scott Gottich of the outstanding Bijoux Restaurant and a stylish lounge, this bistro and bar impresses with top-quality fare and an atmosphere that just begs to be indulged in for everything from post-work cocktails to late night gatherings.
Ziziki's - N. Dallas
11661 Preston Rd., #309, Dallas TX 75230
Ziziki’s Restaurant in North Dallas is a critically acclaimed neighborhood bistro with a Mediterranean focus. This chic yet casual dining spot offers top-quality Greek and Italian cuisine in Dallas, as well as an award-winning wine list and a Sunday brunch that is considered among the best in Dallas. The menu features flavorful dishes like dolmades, sautéed calamari, free-range leg of lamb gyros, chicken souvlaki, mousaka and Greek paella.