Many people have been coming to Buck Kao's Royal China since its beginning in 1974. Royal China offers beautiful Chinese-style lighting and wall hangings for an upscale, quiet, and romantic ambiance. Specialty dishes include hot and sour soup and steamed pan-fried pork dumplings. The menu also includes mixed drinks, wine and beer to complement any meal.
This upscale steakhouse in Dallas is known for its savory menu of classic American fare, steak, lobster and, famously, complimentary caviar. The impressive wine list boasts over 450 varieties for you to sip on while enjoying the soothing ambient sounds of the resident grand piano. After enjoying your prime-aged rib eye or filet mignon, you can finish off the evening with an artisan cheese plate, espresso, or a signature chocolate molten soufflé.
Mi Cocina is a great Mexican restaurant and bar located in the Highland Park Village shopping center. The atmosphere is festive, colorful, and lively. The chic decor and friendly wait staff make this restaurant feel like a party whenever you walk in. The traditional Tex-Mex entrees are served with a touch of class. The enchiladas, flautas, nachos, quesadillas and fajitas are exceptional, while the tortilla soup is a bit unique-- it has peas! After your meal, stroll through the shopping center and window shop.
Classic cars and old-fashioned hamburgers are Keller's specialties. Very popular with all age groups, this hamburger institution is a great place to eat and enjoy beautiful weather. Rustic drive-in and parking carports give this place a nostalgic twist. Just flash your car lights to get the wait staff's (once known as car-hops) attention. The fish sandwich, chicken strips, homemade chili and other favorites provide you with a wide range of choices, not to mention the habit-forming hamburgers.
Pecan Lodge has been named the best barbecue in Dallas two years running, an incredible distinction in Texas where competition is saturated and barbecue aficionados are as scrutinizing as they come. Along with wife Diane, founder and pit master Justin Fourton recreates both of his grandfathers' recipes, fusing West and East Texas into a delicious blend of styles. Burnt Ends is one of the more popular dishes, consisting of meat, fat and crust from brisket that has been twice baked and is packed with barbecue flavor. The mac and cheese is also to die for and comes topped with bacon bits. Be advised, the wait for service is generally slow depending on the crowd, so show up early and be prepared to lick your lips as you take in the aromas wafting from the kitchen.
A favorite among local residents, Cane Rosso stands a class apart. The pizza here is made from scratch in the distinctive Neapolitan style, with fresh sauces and cheeses. Get ready for a gastronomic delight and revel in the flavors of Naples. Just reading their menu is sure to make your mouth water, as it offers a wide range of pizzas, appetizers, sandwiches, and desserts.
Located inside the Hotel Adolphus, this restaurant's exquisite decor adds a touch of elegance to the quiet and subdued dining room. The French Room is a popular place for romantic occasions. Reservations, as well as jackets for men, are required. The menu is priced by the number of courses you choose for your meal—two, three or four. Macadamia Nut Crusted Lobster and House Smoked Salmon are a few of the chef's specialties. The French Room is regularly praised as one of the best restaurants in Texas.
Wolfgang Puck has done it again! Fixed atop Dallas's Reunion Tower, 560 feet (171 meters) above ground, the skyline views and Asian-influenced menu at this fine-dining restaurant really bring you closer to heaven. Executive Chef Sara Johannes recreates Puck's signature style and flair, with Eastern touches kissing every dish that leaves the kitchen. Starters like sautéed crabcakes with red Thai vinaigrette and mango relish are only a taste of what's in store. Select from an endless variety of the freshest fish meticulously prepared with an assortment of Asian fusion sauces and relishes or offered sashimi-style, or savor the most artfully-presented tender cuts of meat. Whatever your indulgence, you know you're in the best of hands at Wolfgang Puck's fine dining endeavor in Dallas—fellow celebrity diners will agree!
With a sultry ambiance, Medina is a relaxing getaway from the hustle of the downtown Victory Park area. Be seated in the Moroccan themed dining room or patio surrounded by painted tiles, carved furniture, draperies and romantic lantern lighting. To start off your meal try the caramel fig martini, then segue into the sampler platter with four spreads and fresh pita. The salads and pizzas are large enough to share and entrees include lamb chops with thyme and beef tenderloin served with prunes and almonds. Desserts feature crème brûlée and chocolate marquise.
Named one of Esquire Magazine's Best New Restaurants of 2007, Fearing's lives up to its reputation. It's located inside the Ritz-Carlton and boasts a very customer-friendly schedule, as it's open for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day of the week. Sundays also feature a deluxe brunch where your options don't stop at waffles. Go ahead and try the steak and eggs plate, a tender sirloin steak, or fresh eggs with jalapeno, all served with a potato enchilada. So, pick a seat, relax with an aromatic glass of wine, and let Chef Fearing take care of the rest.
Dallas is always heavily saturated with new culinary dishes, but rarely does something truly unique come along. Tei An achieves uniqueness by focusing almost exclusively on Japanese buckwheat noodles, or soba. The relaxing, zen environment compels you to begin with sake and appetizers, such as pickled fresh bonito and slices of pressed mullet roe. Entrées feature soba noodles that are made fresh and served either hot or cold with a myriad of accompaniments and sauces.