The culinary offerings in Dallas have expanded recently beyond the traditional steak and Tex-Mex offerings. Worldly chefs who’ve garnered international acclaim are experimenting in one of the country’s fastest growing cities. It may be business that initially brings you to this north Texas city, but it may very well be the culinary offerings that’ll keep you coming back for a longer stay. Those and the Dallas Cowboys of course! Here are two of Dallas best new restaurants worth trying.
Dallas Best New Restaurants
It’s not surprising to see Sachet, the latest collaboration between Stephen Rogers and Allison Yoder, to be the first on this list of Dallas best new restaurants. Its location at Highland Park is highly coveted. The ambiance though is more relaxed than what you’d expect –a southern welcome without the pretense. Once you’re inside, guests can choose from a variety of small and shareable plates. The menu is Mediterranean-inspired, with a robust vegetarian selection to boot.
Order from the mezze selection, with items like yellow beets, broccolini or spicy roasted eggplant to choose from. Then get an appetizer or pasta or both, before indulging on one of the family-style plates. Don’t forget to save some room for dessert, even if it’s just Greek yogurt with seasonal fruit on top.
Address: 4270 Oaklawn Ave., Dallas, TX
Price range: Expensive ($31-$60 per person)
Chef Nick Badovinus certainly got Dallas pegged because his new restaurant, Town Hearth, isn’t just another swanky steakhouse. It’s an eclectic mix of modern and vintage, very much like the city itself. Sparkling chandeliers mixed with classic leather booths gives it an old world Dallas feel.
As for the food and drinks, it’s what you’d expect for a steakhouse and then some. Try the bigger cuts (porterhouse or the Brick) that are shareable and order a side or two. Classics like creamed spinach or Brussels sprouts for your veggies and then a side of “tots du jour.” If you still have room for dessert, order the “Elvis,” made with layers of mascarpone mousse, sliced bananas, chocolate mousse, and peanut butter topped with toasted meringue. Sounds indulgent? That’s because it is and worth every penny and calorie.
Address: 1617 Market Center Blvd., Dallas, TX
Price range: Very expensive (>$60 per person)
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