Whether you find yourself in Dallas for business or leisure, you need to eat, and you should not settle for anything but the best while there. Dallas is home to hundreds of restaurants, all with unique menu items and something to prove. That said, it can be difficult to find the delectable jewels in a sea of flashy signs and mediocrity. With the end of the new year on the horizon, it is time to take stock of some of Dallas’ best eateries, and your stomach will be glad for the guide.
Now that winter is fully upon us, the Dallas’ restaurant scene is as lively as ever, and there are several brand new establishments mixed in with the older classics that need to be considered. While you may not be in Dallas long enough to try all five, knowing the top five restaurants to enjoy in Dallas should give you somewhere to go during your short stay. After your first stop, you may just decide to extend your stay to hit every establishment on the list.
Flora Street Café
Chef Stephan Pyles has made a big statement with his completely unique take on Modern Texan cuisine. Everything from chapulines to perfectly seared Texas antelope will grace your plate and satisfy your hunger. The mere novelty of knowing that the amazing steak on their plate is made of antelope is enough to make many patrons wander in from the streets. After sitting down and ordering, it is the explosive flavors that have them coming back again and again for more. It also bears to mention that the restaurant is home to some amazing settings, and it was even awarded the Most Stunning Restaurant from the Eater, an organization dedicated to all things food. From the moment you walk in to the moment you stand up to leave, your experience here will be unforgettable.
Gen Korean BBQ House
Korean BBQ is by no means something new to come to the DFW area, but there is something altogether different and unique abut Gen Korean BBQ House. When you first enter, you might be surprised to meet something of a clubby vibe from the place, but there is nothing carefree about the quality of its food. At about $30 a plate, be prepared to be given more meat and sides than you could possibly stand to eat in one sitting. This is no place for a vegetarian, as you will have all-you-can-eat access to perfectly cooked shrimp, beef, pork bulgogi, premium steak and more all grilled to order at your table. Imagine someone flipping knives, spatulas and ingredients through the air in a spectacular show that does not end until you cannot stand another bite. This eatery is the perfect place to bring a group of friends ready to try something new.
This is where you come to dine and dance in a whirlwind night of excitement and delicious flavors. Part restaurant, part private club, expect the Grayson Social to meet all of your expectations and then exceed them. Southern favorites are its fare of choice, and you can enjoy breakfast and dinner in this establishment for an entire day of fun. This is also a place to stop for something a bit different on your plate, such as chicken fried quail. The flavors you enjoy here will have you ready to return again the next day.
Heim Barbecue & Catering
This recently opened restaurant is already turning heads and satisfying stomachs, and this restaurant with humble beginnings will surely make you glad you visited. It first started as a small barbecue trailer that captured the hearts of its patrons and earned the right to move onto bigger and better things. Everything Texans love about barbecue is represented in this fantastic new eatery, and its full bar will ensure you wash down every bite with dizzying glasses of your favorite spirits. This is the perfect place to visit when you want to enjoy something as classic as it is delicious, and the comfortable atmosphere makes it great for groups.
Kabuki Japanese Restaurant
Holiday shopping is finally past us, but there are still plenty of reasons to visit the Galleria during your stay in Dallas. One sushi spot in this area has quickly gained an enormous following, and you can do your shopping and sit down to something delicious at the Kabuki Japanese Restaurant. This casual spot has luxury hidden in every bite of decadent food, and it is the perfect place to sit down and relax after a long day hunting down bargains. The exceptionally fresh sashimi will keep your taste buds dancing and the comfortable atmosphere will have you wanting more.
Whether you find yourself in Dallas for a few hours or a few days, stopping for some good food should never be put off. Dallas is home to some of the most amazing restaurants in the state, and you will be hard pressed to find something disappointing on your plate. Therefore, you must avoid chain restaurants during your stay and pay close attention to establishments that want to give you quality.
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