Dallas Earns Three Michelin Stars

DALLAS – (June 29, 2016) The Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau/Visit Dallas is honored to announce that Dallas has been named a three-star city by the prestigious Michelin Guide. Three stars – the highest possible rating by the Michelin Green Guide – denotes that Dallas is "worth a trip." The guide also called out five remarkable Dallas attractions as three-star destinations, with many more receiving one and two stars.

"The Michelin Green Guide is a prestigious book and we're honored they saw in Dallas what we see every day – it's a diverse city with world-class attractions and a rich cultural fabric," said Phillip Jones, President and CEO of Visit Dallas. "Michelin has high standards and we know how much consideration went into this rating."

The Michelin Green Guide scores attractions and destinations on a one- to three-star system – one star being "interesting," two stars being "worth a detour," and three stars being "worth a trip." Five Dallas attractions earned the coveted three-star rating: the Dallas Arts District, The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Perot Museum of Nature & Science and The Meadows Museum.

"Dallas has amazing attractions and many of them are called out in this guide," Jones said. "It's thrilling to earn one Michelin star, let alone two and three! Dallas has more than 35 one-star attractions, 15 two-star attractions and an impressive five three-star attractions. I'm so excited by the wonderful things to see and do in this great city."

Many other sites earned one- or two-star ratings, including the AT&T Performing Arts Center, Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, GeO-Deck at Reunion Tower, Klyde Warren Park, the Nasher Sculpture Center and Fair Park. In all, Dallas earned more than 120 stars.

"Dallas is a fantastic, world-class cultural, architectural and culinary destination. It was my 'coup de coeur' this year!" said Philippe Orain, the guide's editor in chief. "In consultation with my team, I chose to award the highest distinction to Dallas and its incredible dynamism."

The Dallas review is included in Michelin's "Louisiana and the Southern Cities" Green Guide, accompanied by cities such as New Orleans, Atlanta, Nashville and Fort Worth. Dallas and Fort Worth are the only Texas cities included in the extensive guide, with Dallas garnering a robust 40 pages of content.

Ratings are based on visits by the editor of the Michelin Green Guide, in addition to several anonymous Michelin team visits, and sites are evaluated on nine extensive criteria in three categories: first impression, heritage and the quality of the visit.

Michelin is well known for its Red Guide, a restaurant-specific publication that rates the world's best places to eat and drink – only printing U.S. guides for New York City, Chicago and San Francisco. The Green Guide evaluates and scores cities, attractions and things to see and do in a destination.