The Best Restaurants in Dallas, According to our Tastemakers

The OpenTable Team

Dallas is famous for the sort of food that put Texas on the culinary map. Superb barbecue, tantalizing Tex-Mex, and, more recently, some of the finest authentic Mexican dishes. Dallas is also now home to an amazing array of restaurants serving Vietnamese, African, and Persian food, to name a few. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out in Dallas? Welcome to our Tastemaker List. Our list is comprised of input from OpenTable’s most expert, seasoned diners who shine a light on best restaurants in Dallas.

Restaurants:Fachini, Sachet, Nonna - Dallas
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Italian, Mediterranean
Neighborhoods:Park Cities, Turtle Creek / Oak Lawn

Fachini

$$$$·Italian·
Park Cities
371 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
Park Cities’ Fachini is a modern Italian restaurant with a distinctly “old school” feel. Beautiful tiled floors and chandeliers contrast with bare brickwork and sumptuous drapes. TRead more
92% recommended
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Sachet

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Turtle Creek / Oak Lawn
786 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
Right on the edge of Highland Park and Oak Lawn is a bright and welcoming restaurant surrounded by trees and greenery. Sachet is an oasis of springtime all year round, with a plantRead more
94% recommended
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Nonna - Dallas

$$$$·Italian·
Park Cities
683 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Nonna is a neighborhood restaurant in Highland Park that’s regularly hailed as one of the top Italian eateries in Dallas. Seasonal eating is the theme here, with the menu shifting Read more
100% recommended
Italian in Dallas - Fort Worth
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Uchiba Dallas

$$$$·Sushi·
Uptown
951 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Uchi means “house” in Japanese. Ba means “bar.” So, it’s no surprise that Uchiba focuses on a social atmosphere where friends and family gather to share food and drink. Uchiba combRead more
91% recommended
Sushi in Dallas - Fort Worth
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Mot Hai Ba - Lakewood

$$$$·Vietnamese·
Lakewood / White Rock Lake
632 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Outdoor Eating
For those who have never tried Vietnamese food, Mot Hai Ba is the perfect introduction. For those that already love their pho and bánh xéo, it’s possible that nowhere else in DallaRead more
96% recommended
Best Overall in Dallas - Fort Worth

Montlake Cut

$$$$·Seafood·
Park Cities
1,087 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Just because Dallas is totally landlocked doesn’t mean seafood cravings have to go unsatisfied. Montlake Cut, regularly hailed as one of the best restaurants in Dallas, offers premRead more
92% recommended
Seafood in Dallas - Fort Worth
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Sassetta

$$$$·Italian·
Design District
567 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Elegantly beautiful with mirrors, wood décor, and simple furniture, Sassetta in the heart of Dallas’ Design District has been wowing diners since 2017. Everything is Italian here, Read more
96% recommended
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Jalisco Norte

$$$$·Contemporary Mexican·
Turtle Creek / Oak Lawn
1,116 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Authentic
Jalisco Norte combines popular Tex-Mex flavors with more traditional Mexican fare to appeal to diners of all palates. Chef Jose Meza wants to bring Dallas diners closer to the trueRead more
92% recommended

Gemma-Dallas

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Knox / Henderson
1,626 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Gemma is one of those modern restaurants where everything feels clean and fresh, yet it’s also incredibly warm and welcoming. The Henderson Avenue eatery offers “seasonally inspireRead more
96% recommended
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Imoto Restaurant

$$$$·Asian·
Victory Park
489 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
Imoto is a Pan-Asian, bar-centric venture right in the center of urban community Victory Park. Despite the distinctly Japanese vibe (including the name, which is Japanese for “littRead more
85% recommended
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Fine China at The Statler

$$$$·Chinese·
Downtown
185 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasions
The Statler Hotel is a five-star destination, so it's expected that its restaurants are up to the same standard. Fine China does not disappoint. Elegant yet comfortable, the restauRead more
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Billy Can Can

$$$$·American·
Victory Park
476 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Hot Spot
Victory Park is home to some of the best restaurants in Dallas, both classy and cozy, and Billy Can Can manages to encompass both of these vibes. The saloon-industrial style includRead more
90% recommended

Salum Restaurant

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Uptown
2,316 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Romance
Cole Avenue’s Salum, named after chef and owner Abraham Salum, is all about setting the standard, rather than following it. That’s why it’s regularly recognized as one of the best Read more
100% recommended
Contemporary American in Dallas - Fort Worth
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Tulum

$$$$·Contemporary Mexican·
Turtle Creek / Oak Lawn
504 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasions
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
Tulum isn’t just a hot vacation destination in Mexico. It’s now an equally desirable Highland Park restaurant inspired by its namesake. The menu is a collection of exciting small pRead more
89% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Dallas

Neighborhood Services - Lovers

$$$$·American·
Park Cities
1,459 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Hot Spot
  • Good for a Date
Lovers Lane’s Neighborhood Services promises “Honest food and drink in the American tradition.” In their case, this means thoroughly satisfying dishes made to an extremely high staRead more
88% recommended
Hot Spot in Dallas - Fort Worth
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Sprezza

$$$$·Contemporary Italian·
Turtle Creek / Oak Lawn
1,093 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
What is a Roman tavern? According to Italian chef superstar Julian Barsotti of Nonna’s fame, it’s the place to go to experience true Italian comfort food. Sprezza's exterior certaiRead more
90% recommended
Romance in Dallas
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Le Bilboquet - Dallas

$$$$·French·
Knox / Henderson
1,559 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Outdoor Eating
If it’s not too obvious to say that there has been a revolution in French cuisine in Dallas, we’ll say it. And Le Bilboquet is one of the restaurants leading the revolution. This URead more
95% recommended
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Boulevardier

$$$$·French·
Oak Cliff / Bishop Arts
906 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
French food can be casual, and this is what Boulevardier in the Bishop Arts District achieves almost effortlessly. From the relaxed, stripped-back interior to literal buckets of poRead more
89% recommended

Casa Komali - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Mexican·
Uptown
1,164 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Fun
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
Komali, or Casa Komali, is an Uptown restaurant offering modern Mexican food in a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere. There’s a café, which is often frequented by locals catching up Read more
90% recommended
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