Home to some of the most highly acclaimed restaurants in Dallas, uptown is where travelers and locals go for a wealth of outstanding dining options. Top chefs from all over the country have established successful restaurants where patrons can sample the flavors of French, Mexican, Asian, Pacific Rim and Italian cuisine, as well as enjoy fine preparations of American cuisine. Among the stars in the Uptown restaurant scene are Abacus, 2900, Fearing’s and Dragonfly Restaurant at Hotel ZaZa. If craving succulent preparations of steak or seafood, foodies can venture into the Capital Grille or Perry’s Restaurant.
You'll need an abacus to count the accolades that this five-star Dallas restaurant has racked up in recent years. Abacus serves global contemporary cuisine and has received extensive local and national attention for its creations. Executive chef Tre Wilcox - of Bravo TV's "Top Chef" season three fame - headed the kitchen at Abacus for the last seven years, but has recently handed the reins back to equally renown Dallas chef Kent Rathburn.
4217 Oak Lawn, Dallas TX 75219
Dallas restaurant goers are greeted at the door of this swanky Dallas steakhouse by the namesake Al Biernat himself. Once inside the elegant dining room, they'll find a fairly classic take on the great American high-end steak house with an emphasis on innovative seafood dishes to bolster the hefty beef selections. Al Biernat's also boasts of a comprehensive wine list featuring over 650 wines.
Alcodoro & Pomodoro
2708 Routh St., Dallas TX 75201
Arcodoro & Pomodoro brings the ancient flavors of the island of Sardinia to the Dallas restaurant scene with two unique atmospheres beneath one Uptown Dallas roof. Arcodoro is the more casual grill and bar incarnation of the restaurant, with patio seating and a central wood-burning pizza oven. Pomodoro is a white-linen, intimate candle-lit dining room.
Bob's Steak & Chop House
4300 Lemmon Ave., Dallas TX 75219
Now a successful brand with restaurants in several American cities, the original Bob's Steak and Chop House is one of the places to be seen in Dallas. Bob's Steak and Chop House is the quintessential high-end Texas steakhouse, with USDA prime beef, fresh seafood and chops, and an extensive selection of fine scotch and cigars, where Dallas celebrities and socialites gather.
2927 Maple Ave., Dallas TX 75201
An elegant uptown Dallas restaurant in the Stoneleigh Hotel, Bolla is a beautiful dining spot where classic and contemporary glamour meet. Executive Chef Cesar Gallegos offers an expertly crafted menu of New American cuisine, including dishes like roasted beet salad, seared sea scallops, pumpkin bisque, roasted duck, braised beef short ribs, and pan seared bronzino.
500 Crescent Ct. Suite 135, Dallas TX 75201
American, Steak, Seafood.
The Dallas location of the Capital Grille high-end steak house restaurant brand is found in Dallas' upscale Crescent shops and galleries district. Dallas restaurant goers can expect the finest from the Capital Grille. They age their beef on site and fly in the freshest seafood from around the world. The Capital Grille of Dallas also offers numerous private and group dining options.
2440 Victory Park Ln. Suite 100, Dallas TX 75219
Chef/owner Tom Colicchio of Bravo's "Top Chef" fame brings his successful venture Craft to Dallas. Craft operates on the forefront of American food culture in places like Los Angeles and New York, and the Dallas Craft restaurant, located in the W Dallas Victory Hotel, is no exception. Colicchio and his chefs feature locally raised and artisanal ingredients, a critically acclaimed dessert menu, and Craft's signature take on designer sandwiches.
DISH - Dallas
4123 Cedar Springs Rd., Suite 110, Dallas TX 75219
An ultra-contemporary dining spot, DISH Dallas is a stylish concept restaurant offering “modern day comfort food” creations from award-winning Chef Doug Brown. Located within the iLUME Complex, this uptown Dallas restaurant features indoor and outdoor dining, as well as a tempting selection of cocktails from the bar.
Dragonfly at Hotel ZaZa
2332 Leonard St., Dallas TX 75201
Fusion / Eclectic.
This upscale restaurant with an emphasis on global fusion cuisine is located in Dallas' posh Hotel ZaZa. Dragonfly at the Hotel ZaZa is popular amongst travelers and Dallas locals for its modern lounge atmosphere and its wine list, featuring over 150 vintages. After 10 p.m., Dragonfly at the Hotel ZaZa turns into a vibrant bar scene and serves only guests ages 21 and up.
Eddie V's Dallas
4023 Oak Lawn Ave., Suite 110, Dallas TX 75219
Eddie V’s Prime Seafood restaurant in Dallas showcases a dedicated appreciation to the finest and freshest fish available. While supping on dishes like fried cold water baby lobster tail, oysters on the half shell, sashimi, the restaurant’s famous all lump crab cakes and great prime steaks, patrons can enjoy live jazz music and selections from the extensive wine list.
The Ritz-Carlton Dallas, 2121 McKinney Ave., Dallas TX 75201
Celebrity chef Dean Fearing has brought his signature restaurant to Dallas' Ritz-Carlton Hotel, and since its opening in the summer of 2007, Fearing's has already gained national acclaim, including being named Esquire Magazine's "restaurant of the year." Fearing's serves the finest farm fresh local ingredients prepared in chef Fearing's contemporary American and global fusion stylings.
Gui Bistro & Bar
2719 McKinney Ave., Dallas TX 75204
A warm and intimate Dallas fusion restaurant, Gui Bistro & Bar offers an extensive menu of Korean and Japanese cuisine. Inventive sushi creations are crafted from the freshest fish (don’t miss the Spicy Tuna Crunch Roll), and Korean offerings range from traditional to innovative. Gui is nearly famous for their $20 sushi night and their selection of $2 sakes.
1621 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas TX 75207
American, Gastro Pub.
A name like “Meddlesome Moth” doesn’t hint much at the culinary direction of the restaurant, but rest assured that this stylish interpretation of the classic gastro pub in Dallas meets hungry palates with a fabulous selection of seasonally changing American cuisine and updated gastro pub fare. This restaurant offers great al fresco dining on the spacious patio, as well as a fantastic array of hand-crafted beers that contribute to its popularity as a Dallas nightspot on weekends.
Medina Oven & Bar
2304 Victory Park Lane, Dallas TX 75219
Medina Oven & Bar brings unique flavors to the Dallas dining scene with a richly flavorful menu of both authentic and modern Moroccan-Mediterranean cuisine. Praised by the New York Times, this restaurant focuses on fresh Moroccan spices & ingredients, and an atmosphere that is both exotic and casual for every occasion.
NAAN Sushi Uptown
2600 Cedar Springs Rd., Dallas TX 75201
NAAN Sushi is an impressive Dallas sushi restaurant located in Plano at The Shops at Legacy. This hip destination has earned accolades from renowned publications like Zagat and The Dallas Morning News for creative and stylishly presented Japanese cuisine. Additionally, this restaurant features killer prices on sushi and drinks for happy hour, karaoke on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and a late-night sushi menu.
Nick & Sam's
3008 Maple Ave., Dallas TX 75201
A perennially stylish Dallas restaurant, Nick & Sam’s is a contemporary steakhouse with a sultry menu of prime American and Japanese Kobe cuts, as well as a variety of fresh seafood. This AAA Five Diamond restaurant also boasts an approachable wine list featuring over 400 American vintages and an international selection that is sure to sate the cravings of even the most refined wine lovers.
400 Crescent Court, Dallas TX 75201
Executive chef Nobu Matsuhisa brings his acclaimed international Nobu restaurant concept to Dallas, blending traditional and contemporary Japanese flavors with elements of the Southwest. Nobu is in an elegant Dallas setting within the Crescent Court Hotel, with a range of atmospheres including an onyx sushi bar, a skylight room, and several private dining rooms in addition to the main dining room.
NOSH euro bistro
4216 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas TX 75219
Contemporary American, Mediterranean.
NOSH Euro Bistro is a hip eatery from the mind of award-winning Chef Avner Samuel. The relaxed and comfortable atmosphere complements the approachably priced selection of European and Mediterranean cuisine available for lunch, dinner and happy hour. Specialty cocktails and wines by the glass also do their part to amp up the appeal of this popular uptown dining spot.
500 Crescent Court #500, Dallas TX 75201
The Dallas location of the popular Restaurants Unlimited International Palomino brand, this upscale urban restaurant offers contemporary American cuisine with a Mediterranean emphasis, featuring wood-fired meats and seafood. Palomino Dallas is located in the Crescent Court Center Atrium, and is popular among Dallas restaurant goers for its vibrant atmosphere and award winning specialty cocktails.
2911 Routh St., Dallas TX 75201
Steak, Seafood, American.
Perry's Restaurant is more than just a typical American steakhouse, despite their fine selection of premium aged beef, lobster and seafood. Perry's has been earning the respect of Dallas food critics and restaurant goers with classic takes on local, seasonal ingredients paired with vintages from their extensive and award-winning wine list.
4152 Cole Ave. #103, Dallas TX 75204
Comfort is the word most frequently used in reviews by Dallas restaurant critics when describing Salum Restaurant of Dallas. Whether describing the food, the décor by designer Julio Quinones, or the presence of chef/owner Abraham Salum in his open, exhibition kitchen, Salum Restaurant receives warm reviews for its elegant, yet comforting, cuisine in a welcoming uptown Dallas setting.
2533 McKinney Ave., Dallas, TX 75204
Draped in burgundy linens and featuring dark wood furnishings, beautiful artwork and recessed lighting, Sfuzzi is a sultry Dallas dining spot with a surprisingly casual, welcoming attitude. This uptown restaurant offers fabulous Italian cuisine—including wood-fired brick oven pizzas, pastas, and sandwiches—and one of the best patios for al fresco dining in Dallas.
3102 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas TX 75219
This distinctive Asian restaurant offers an interesting fusion of Japanese and Southeast Asian cuisine. Steel is just minutes from the heart of downtown Dallas, and is popular with the business crowd for their reasonably priced lunches. Steel of Dallas features the artwork of artist Shane Pennington in addition to the teak wood accents of the dining room.
3858 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas TX 75219
This chic Dallas Japanese bistro-style restaurant offers an extensive array of sushi, sashimi and traditional Japanese dishes such as teppanyaki and yakisoba noodle dishes. Sushi Zushi of Dallas emphasizes a Zen-like approach to the dining experience, and serves their Japanese cuisine in a contemporary dining room with subtle Asian design trends and unique lighting.
The Fish Sushi Bar And Lounge
3636 McKinney Ave. Suite 150, Dallas TX 75204
Popular among Dallas nightlife crawlers for its unique late night menu, The Fish - formerly Blowfish - is not your average sushi bar. The menu features a range of bold takes on sushi and traditional Japanese cuisine. Despite the restaurant's former moniker, and the singular identifying landmark blowfish adorning its street facade, there's no fugu on the menu at The Fish, just wild sushi, such as the beef fajita roll: Thin slices of beef and onion wrapped in soy paper with a jalapeno mayo.
The Landmark Restaurant
The Warwick Melrose Hotel, 3015 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas TX 75219
The Landmark Restaurant, located in the Warwick Melrose Hotel in downtown Dallas, is just as popular with Dallas locals as it is with the traveling crowd. The Landmark Restaurant has racked up an impressive list of accolades, and is frequently named as one of Dallas' top 10 restaurants. The Sunday brunch at The Landmark Restaurant is particularly popular among Dallas restaurant goers.
The Mansion Restaurant at Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek
2821 Turtle Creek Blvd., Dallas TX 75219
A recently completed multi-million dollar renovation brings The Mansion Restaurant at Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek to new heights, difficult to do for such a critically acclaimed restaurant on both the national and local Dallas restaurant scene. The contemporary American cuisine and unsurpassed setting of the Mansion Restaurant at Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek has indeed led some critics to name it as one of the finest restaurants in the world today.
The Mint Dallas
4246 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas TX 75219
A chic and uniquely modern fusion restaurant in Dallas, The Mint Dallas has earned critical acclaim from the likes of D Magazine, The Daily Candy and The Dallas Morning News. The menu highlights creative Thai fusion cuisine crafted with farm-fresh ingredients and artfully presented to create a fully rounded, beautiful dining experience. Be sure to indulge in one of the deserts, specialty martinis, or gourmet Italian coffee drinks after the meal.
The Old Warsaw
2610 Maple Ave., Dallas TX 75201
French, Steakhouse, Continental.
A warm, elegant uptown restaurant, the Old Warsaw has been a landmark fine dining restaurant in Dallas since 1948. This restaurant consistently earns praises for the superior selection of French Continental cuisine, exquisite deserts and rich setting complemented by live musicians offering an appealing classical soundtrack. The extensive selection of wines includes choice wines from Europe, South America and North America.
The Place at Perry's
2911 Routh St., Dallas TX 75201
Steak, Seafood, American.
The Place at Perry’s is an award-winning fine dining restaurant in Dallas. Regularly lauded by publications like Zagat and The Dallas Morning News, The Place features a menu of centerpiece ingredients like sustainably raised Niman Ranch beef and fresh seafood, as well as a carefully crafted wine list complete with private reserve selections. Happy hour gets a classy update at The Place at Perry’s with complimentary hors d’oeuvres and many highly rated wines available at half price.
2401 McKinney Ave., Dallas TX 75201
Truluck's of Dallas takes the concept of fresh seafood to the next level, operating their own fishery in Florida with a fleet of 16 boats. In addition to the fresh Florida stone crab and other seasonal ingredients from their own fishery, Truluck's imports daily fresh catches from all over North America their Dallas restaurant depending on seasonal availability. Truluck's has also won numerous awards for its wine list.
2501 N. Houston Ave. Suite 100, Dallas TX 75219
Located across from Dallas' American Airlines Arena, the Victory Tavern is popular among Dallas locals, tourists and traveling business people. Victory Tavern serves unpretentious contemporary American grilled fare such as steaks, chops, premium burgers and high-end sandwiches. While Dallas reviewers comment on the classy feel of the restaurant, they also mention the reasonable prices at Victory Tavern.