After having now lived in Dallas for almost a year, I thought it was about time I provide a little Dallas Restaurant Guide, for our friends when they visit!
Let’s get started with LOCAL flavors, and by that I mean Texas Barbecue! I’m going to make this easy for you. Go to Off The Bone. You will thank me later!
Bubba’s Cooks Country is the place for fried chicken or country fried steak. No matter how many times you read that sentence, it will read fried steak. Steak… battered and fried to perfection. No trip to Dallas is complete without trying country fried steak!
Meso Maya was voted Best Chef, Best Regional Mexican and Best Brunch by D Magazine for a reason. It’s the only place we go for Mexican food! I always order the Carne Asada and Francois’ favorite has to be the Salmon De Coco.
Located just around the corner from our home, we love the coffee and atmosphere of Magnolias Sous Le Pont. Although it’s French, it totally reminds me of being back in Hong Kong.
If you’re more a BRUNCH kind of person, we loooove Le Bilboquet and here’s why… house made biscuits, duck confit gravy, potato hash and two sunny side-up eggs AND $5 mimosas and Aperol Spritz!
DINNER favorites include Parigi (French-Asian bistro), Uchi (Japanese), Nova (southern comfort food), Boulevardier (French), Dolce Riviera (Italian). Town Hearth (North American) and Honor Bar (North American).
Get your afternoon DRINK on at Pok The Raw Bar, Forty Five Ten Cooper Bar, Happiest Hour or Royal Blue Grocery (they will table serve any bottled wine for no additional charge), and Katy Trail Ice House.
If you’re like me, after a night of a few too many drinks, a little LATE NIGHT SNACK may be needed. Only available in the south, Whataburger will have you saying, What a burger! They’re open 24 hours, always made to order and BIG. Panda’s (Chinese) is located in the heart of the gayborhood, so don’t be surprised if you’re seated next to a drag queen! Always the best and open every night until 4am.
So there you have it. Eat – Sip – Repeat!