17 Restaurants to Check Out for 2018 DFW Restaurant Week

Our top picks for Restaurant Week, including where to go for date night, dinner spots with a view and where to dine before a night out in the Arts District.

Posted on Aug 3, 2018 By Zane Harrington

Where to eat before a show in the Arts District

  1. If you're in the mood to do some people watching, Savor Gastropub in Klyde Warren Park is your ideal location. This popular spot is serving all the goods with tasty salads to start and the lemon sole Milanese and sous vide hanger steak as options for the main course.   
  2. Looking for a trendy spot to hangout before a show? Check out Stampede 66. This restaurant sits near the Arts District making it easy to get to your show at the AT&T Performing Arts Center or Meyerson Symphony Center on time.
  3. Right before catching your show, check out the most recent catch at Water Grill in Uptown Dallas. This restaurant flies fresh seafood and oysters in every day for some of the best underwater eats in the city.

Dining with a view

  1. Located on the 27th floor of the Hilton Anatole, SER Steak + Spirits is one of Dallas' most sophisticated steakhouses, offering a beef short rib or red snapper and scenic views of the Dallas skyline.
  2. Enjoy the best views of Dallas at Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck. Located at the top of Reunion Tower, the entire restaurant revolves around the tower giving guests a full view of the city while enjoying creative Asian dishes.

Dining with family

  1. House of Blues is truly the place where food, music and art intersect for the entire family. Offering live music and iconic Southern dishes, Restaurant Week is the time to check out the favorites, including jambalaya, Cajun chicken pasta and bourbon bread pudding.
  2. Tillman's Roadhouse in the Bishop Arts District offers Texas Cuisine with a modern spin. This year's Restaurant Week menu features five main course options, including a charred vegetable chile relleno and Ruby's salmon.
  3. Head to the Historic West End for dinner at Y.O. Ranch. This Dallas staple impresses with its Western ambiance and exotic selections, with the Antelope Carpaccio and Texas hill country venison chops on the menu this year.

Dining in your hotel

  1. Dragonfly, known for its innovative cuisine and dramatic interior, is the award-winning restaurant and lounge at Hotel ZaZa Dallas. While staying at this luxurious hotel, be sure to check out the basil pesto gnocchi or Thai steak and noodle salad.
  2. Located in the historic Adolphus Hotel, City Hall Bistro brings a bright environment and vibrant menu of southern European-inspired cuisine. This year's Restaurant Week features diver scallops or a Jidori chicken breast followed by flan or churros.
  3. In Dallas' vibrant Oak Lawn neighborhood, the Landmark Restaurant at Warwick Melrose stands as a long time Dallas icon. This year the tempura scallops and the pan-seared summer fluke are both on the Restaurant Week menu. After dinner, stop for drinks and live music at the iconic Library!
  4. Go for elegance with a fine-dinner outing to The Mansion Restaurant at the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creeka once private estate turned into a sophisticated restaurant. Enjoy a three-course meal created by newly-hired chef Sebastien Archambault with smoked trout, grilled quail and orange, followed by vanilla bean crème brulee for dessert.
  5. Located in the heart of the Dallas Arts District, the Pyramid Restaurant at the Fairmont Dallas is offering both lunch and dinner for Restaurant Week 2018. Lunch fare includes a shrimp po boy and a steak panini and be sure to enjoy the grilled snapper and tartine for dinner.

Date night

  1. An extensive, delectable wine list paired with the famous steaks makes Al Biernat'sa can't-miss restaurant in Dallas. Located near Oak Lawn, the restaurant is offering both a lunch and dinner option during Restaurant Week, with favorites like parmesan-crusted red snapper and beef tenderloin on the menu.
  2. Recently named the best steak in Dallas by D Magazine, Pappa's Bros. Steakhouse does not disappoint, and the Restaurant Week menu will be sure to wow any date. The chef and team are holding back no punches with the filet with port wine shiitake mushroom sauce & jumbo grilled shrimp and the key lime pie is out of this world.
  3. Often called the most romantic restaurant in Texas, St. Martin's Wine Bistro's quaint French décor provides the perfect ambiance to impress that special someone. And if that doesn't, this menu featuring boeuf Bourgignon and filet de Porc Normande absolutely will!
  4. Enjoy live music and drinks on the romantic garden patio at Saint Ann Restaurant & Bar and feast on pan-roasted Mahi-Mahi or red wine-braised short ribs, paired with your favorite wine to sip on throughout the night.

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