Although you may not have known until now, Dallas’s culinary scene has been on the rise for quite some time. From traditional BBQ, Tex-Mex and comfort food, to fine dining restaurants that rival those in NYC, Dallas is serving up some incredible creations—packed with flavor and culture. And there is no one better than James Beard award-winning chef Stephan Pyles, the undisputed founding father of Modern Texan cuisine, to show you where to taste the best of Dallas’s culinary scene on your trip.
Smoke delivers classic Southern cuisine in a really lovely atmosphere. Traditional BBQ is elevated by the hip vibe of the Bishop Arts District. Expect mouthwatering food that tastes as good as it looks.
In the heart of downtown Dallas, Klyde Warren Park is a must for anyone who really wants to experience the energy of the lively Dallas community. Whether you want to relax in the grass, or dance to the live music that is often playing, Klyde Warren Park is a great getaway in the middle of the city.
A truly exhilarating and satisfying dining experience is to be had at Stephan Pyles. Stephan Pyles brings all of the familiar flavors of the Southwest to a new level in fine dining, that is a welcoming change of pace from the familiar steakhouses. The dishes are as artfully set as the flavors are chosen.
A visit to Dude, Sweet Chocolate will leave you understanding why this shop is a local favorite. Your sweet tooth will thank you.
Another Stephan Pyles restaurant that deserves every bit of acclaim that it has received. San Salvaje delivers Latin American delicacies and cooking traditions in a fine dining atmosphere.
Modern and creative, Stampede 66 still sticks to its Southwestern Roots. Extremely well-presented dishes that combine the best parts of Texan and Mexican cuisine is to be enjoyed at this Stephan Pyles’ restaurant, among comforting surroundings- wooden beams and leather details.
A good dose of Tex-Mex is obligatory on any visit to Dallas, and Mr. Mesero delivers top-notch quality. Come here to get your fix of tacos or smothered enchiladas, and don’t forget to wash it down with a refreshing margarita (on the patio if it’s a nice night!).
Atop the Reunion Tower, come to Five Sixty to enjoy exquisite sushi while taking in impeccable views of Dallas’s skyline from their floor-to-ceiling windows. This Wolfgang Puck restaurant is deserving of a very special occasion.
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