5 Restaurants in Dallas You’d Expect to Find in New York City

Dallas is perhaps best known for their succulent BBQ (especially brisket), their iconic cheese covered Tex-Mex, and enormous steak houses. But what most travelers don’t know is that Dallas actually has an exceptional array of fine dining restaurants and modern eateries that rival any “foodie” city. Here are five restaurants that are changing the country’s view of the Dallas dining scene.

1.     FT33

FT33 - 5 Restaurants in Dallas You Would Expect to Find in New York City

Serving up beautifully plated and equally delicious seasonal fare, this modern restaurant would impress any foodie.  With a menu that changes daily depending on what’s fresh at the local market, Chef Matt McCallister continually impresses the big names on the Dallas dining scene.

2.     LUCIA

Lucia - 5 Restaurants in Dallas You Would Expect to Find in New York City

The plain and simple truth: while Italian cuisine may be one of the most accessible food genres (not to mention most common), if it’s done with innovation, craft, and skill it’s simply one of everyone’s favorite. Chef and owner David Uygur of Lucia does it right. House cured meats, handmade fresh pasta, perfectly savory meats…I’m getting hungry just thinking about it.

3.     STAMPEDE 66

Stampede 66 - 5 Restaurants in Dallas You Would Expect to Find in New York City

Dallas culinary veteran Stephan Pyles’s Stampede 66 mixes creativity and modernity with traditional Texan cuisine. Even the restaurant itself has character blending the styles a Texan ranch, a high end steakhouse, and a funky art gallery.

4.     BOLSA

Bolsa - 5 Restaurants in Dallas You Would Expect to Find in New York City

An open kitchen, farm fresh ingredients, and lively environment make Bolsa a local favorite. This restaurant may be casual but the food is certainly high-end.

5.     SPOON BAR & KITCHEN

Spoon Bar & Kitchen - 5 Restaurants in Dallas You Would Expect to Find in New York City

Chef John Tesar has been receiving some pretty scandalous press recently but regardless of what you might think of him, there’s no denying that he is a master in the kitchen. At Spoon Bar & Kitchen the food is modern, beautifully plated, and abundantly full of fresh seafood and organic produce.

By Jessica Fishman

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