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.
The dark, cozy ambiance here is popular among lovers, but the food and wine are the real stars. The menu changes bi-monthly, so there is always some new delight to try. Relax in the softly lit room or choose a patio table to observe the action on Lower Greenville. Lunch favorites include the quiche lorraine and walnut sea bass. Popular dinner entrees include the braised lamb shank and beef tenderloin. Cream of mushroom soup is a favorite starter. The wine list has over 100 offerings with several reasonably priced selections.
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.
Tillman's Roadhouse provides a casual approach to sophisticated dining. Located in a building from the 1950s in the Bishop Arts District, patrons are surrounded by memorabilia from times gone by. A favorite of area office workers, the unique blend of old and new provides an unusual oasis from the doldrums. The menu focuses on fish and seafood, although there are beef and chicken dishes as well. Choose from baby back ribs with Oriental coleslaw and barbecue sauce, blackened catfish, grilled trout, salmon and marinated chicken with lime and cilantro.
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.
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.
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.
A favorite among local residents, Il 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.
This Harwood neighborhood school has been transformed into something radically different. Retaining only the name of the original establishment, Saint Ann is a popular restaurant and bar on the first floor of the historical building. With scrumptious American fare and a lovely patio on which to enjoy it, it really is no wonder that Saint Ann is as popular as it is. With some great cocktails and a long wine list, best enjoyed on days like Margarita Mondays and Texas Tuesdays, this restaurant compels you to return.