The Top 5 Restaurants in Dallas TX
18th & Vine
Smoked meats get a little sexier at this new Oak Lawn addition, where you can pair your Kansas City-style burnt ends with a glass of bubbly (or a tasty bourbon cocktail). Classic smoked meats are top-notch here, especially if you pour plenty of that Kansas City-style “mustard mop” sauce over your entire plate. Don’t skip the crispy okra “fries,” which are infinitely better than that frozen-from-the-bag junk at most BBQ establishments.
BBBop Seoul Kitchen R&D
The expansion of Greg & Sandy Bussey’s fast-casual bibimbap concept to Bishop Arts brings a massive patio, full bar, and an ever-changing menu of “R&D” dishes that the restaurant will try out for future additions to the menu. The Korean fried chicken, tossed in spicy or sweet chili sauce, is a must-try.
Despite the departure of Chef Cody Sharp, Filament is still going strong in Deep Ellum. Former FT33 chef de cuisine Josh Sutcliff has taken over the kitchen, and is still serving up modern takes on classic Southern dishes. Don’t miss pastry chef Maggie Huff’s killer desserts, like red velvet cake.
Hash House A Go Go
A favorite of everyone from Food Network to Martha Stewart, this Plano outpost of Hash House A Go Go is the San Diego-based restaurant’s first Texas outpost. It’s a match made in heaven, really – epic breakfast dishes (think giant chicken and waffles) mix with extravagantly garnished bloody marys (shrimp skewers and bacon are among the options) to create Dallas’ biggest and best new brunch in town.
Knuckle Sandwich Co.
This very newly opened Lower Greenville eatery is an upper cut from Parliament’s Eddie “Lucky” Campbell and Andrew Brimecome. Campbell’s excellent craft cocktails, like a spiced orange smash, pair well with deli-style sandwiches (think pork belly, arugula, pimento cheese, and fried egg) that will soon be available for delivery.