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
368 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
96% recommended
Best Service in Dallas - Fort Worth
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Sachet

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Turtle Creek / Oak Lawn
781 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
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
95% recommended
Healthy in Dallas
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Nonna - Dallas

$$$$·Italian·
Park Cities
605 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • 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
94% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Dallas - Fort Worth
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Uchiba

$$$$·Sushi·
Uptown
648 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
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
93% recommended
Sushi in Dallas - Fort Worth
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Mot Hai Ba Vietnamese Cuisine

$$$$·Vietnamese·
Lakewood / White Rock Lake
522 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
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
99% recommended
Best Overall in Dallas - Fort Worth
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Montlake Cut

$$$$·Seafood·
Park Cities
900 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
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
93% recommended
Seafood in Dallas - Fort Worth
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Sassetta

$$$$·Italian·
Design District
565 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Casual
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
95% recommended
Italian in Dallas
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Jalisco Norte

$$$$·Contemporary Mexican·
Turtle Creek / Oak Lawn
890 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fun
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
97% recommended

Gemma-Dallas

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Knox / Henderson
1,624 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasions
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
94% recommended
Contemporary American in Dallas
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Imoto Restaurant

$$$$·Asian·
Victory Park
400 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • 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
91% recommended
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Fine China at The Statler

$$$$·Chinese·
Downtown
185 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Good for Anniversaries
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
299 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Bar Seating
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
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
96% recommended
Vibrant Bar Scene in Dallas
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Salum Restaurant

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Uptown
2,151 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
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
99% recommended
Best Overall in Dallas - Fort Worth

Tulum

$$$$·American·
Turtle Creek / Oak Lawn
375 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
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
American in Dallas
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Neighborhood Services - Lovers

$$$$·American·
Park Cities
1,265 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions
  • 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
91% recommended
American in Dallas - Fort Worth

Sprezza

$$$$·Contemporary Italian·
Turtle Creek / Oak Lawn
977 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
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
94% recommended
Notable Wine List in Dallas - Fort Worth

Le Bilboquet - Dallas

$$$$·French·
Knox / Henderson
1,265 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
  • Special Occasions
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
92% recommended

Boulevardier

$$$$·French·
Oak Cliff / Bishop Arts
805 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions
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
98% recommended
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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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