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.
Snuggled in a charming building on West Eighth Street whose history dates back to the 1920s, Lucia offers a nostalgic dining experience to all of its patrons. Opened by chef David Uygur and his wife Jennifer in 2012, the cozy eatery has slowly established itself as a gastronomic mainstay of Dallas' vibrant Bishop Arts District. Lucia prides itself on serving authentic Italian cuisine and takes immense pleasure in tantalizing taste buds with the help of specialties like the Salumi Misti, Gnocchi Alla Romana with hedgehogs, and Red Wattle pork shoulder with mashed favas.
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.
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!
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 recipient of the AAA Five-Diamond award for sixteen consecutive years, this restaurant knows fine dining. Make sure you're dressed your best as you step into the luxurious surroundings of this establishment. Sorry, no tennis shoes and baggy jeans are allowed here. The eatery is sprawled over an area of 10,000 square feet (929 square meters) and includes a number of private dining areas. Enjoy award-winning southwestern delicacies while sipping on your wine.
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.
The sleek, modern setting of this seafood specialty restaurant welcomes guests to enjoy an underwater feast like no other. Pan-fried chilli oysters and other succulent appetizers prepare you for the culinary talent to be found here. Fish comes artfully presented in a full entrée or as sliced sashimi and sushi. The swordfish and mackerel are favorites. Though there is some "turf" for those who don't care to surf: tenderloin, rib-eye and t-bone are all offered, or you can order a portion of savory meat alongside lobster to indulge in both sea and land options. The international and domestic wine lists have more offerings than the dinner menu—and speaking of menus, have a look at the dessert list before you leave; artisan cheeses, cheesecakes, and cappuccino chocolate cakes are all full of promise.
Take an elevator from street level down to Dakota's, located in the heart of downtown Dallas. This underground oasis is a spectacular discovery. With a flowing waterfall on the light-strewn patio, this quiet getaway is perfect for a romantic evening or a private business dinner. The menu is upscale new American. The wine list is impressive. Fillet Mignon, fish, pastas and chicken entrees are outstanding. Salads and vegetables are fresh and imaginative. The desserts are mouthwatering.
Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse is one of the finest steakhouses in town and is known for their succulent steaks, game birds, seafood and venison. Savor their Buffalo Filet Mignon, Quail Medallions, Pistachio Crusted Chicken, Steak and Lobster, and Steamed Hawaiian Sea Bass in elegant settings. Their lunch and dinner menu differ from each other, but you can be assured of delicious fare no matter whenever you go. Its century-old brick arcs, iron and wooden accents, light fixtures and candlelight give it a sophisticated look while the black and photos are pleasing to the eye. Compliment your meal with wine or any fine drink from their bar.
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.