Dallas is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city with fabulous culture, history, shopping and FOOD! Our oldest daughter attends school there and it’s so much fun to go there because we get to spend time with her and we get to enjoy the fabulousness of Dallas! It’s a two-for-one! Everything seems to revolve around our next meal, so I thought I would highlight a few of our recent experiences.
People love Nick & Sam’s and I’m not knocking it, but I prefer the atmosphere at Town Hearth. It’s a high-end steak and seafood restaurant in the design district with awesome food and service, plus the décor and atmosphere make you feel like you’re kind of cool just for being there.
The outside doesn’t look like anything special, but walk through the door and it’s fabulous!
And the food? Soooo good. The menu is large and there’s something for everyone, even our vegetarian daughter. The wine list is solid, offers a good variety and prices are reasonable. We highly recommend Town Hearth!
Pasta, wine, atmosphere… yes, please! Dolce Riviera is a favorite and I don’t think I could ever tire of it! We have had a great experience every time we’ve had the pleasure of dining there. It’s comfy, delicious and an all-around great experience. Pastas, veal, seafood, salads and desserts are all delicious. If you have the opportunity, check it out. You won’t be sorry!
Another terrific dinner option, 60 Vines has a bazillion wines on tap. Maybe it’s 60? Not sure, but the wine selection is great and the food is very good. It’s hip and crowded and has a good bar scene. It’s loud, fun and the food is yummy..
We loved the cheese board. We’ve ordered it twice and adjusted it the second time to include the items we love, leaving out the items we weren’t craving, like olives and nuts. It was a cheese extravaganza! Our entrees were terrific, too, from the vegetarian sausage rigatoni to the salmon. Plus 60 Vines is in hip Uptown. Try it!
The Honor Bar
The Honor Bar is in Highland Park Village and is always crazy-crowded. We went in the middle of the afternoon on a Sunday and felt like we hit the lottery because, although it was crowded, we landed a table right away! It’s festive and fun, our server was delightful and our salads were beautiful and delicious!
Dive Coastal Cuisine
A favorite among Southern Methodist University (SMU) students, Dive is a local gem. Salads, wraps and sandwiches are unique, fresh and delicious. It’s walking distance from SMU and you’ll always run into people you know. If you’re in the area, give it a try!
Downtown Dallas boasts many great breakfast/brunch options, one of which is Commissary. Located on Main Street, it offers so many homemade options, created daily in house. Options include breads, pastries, desserts and more. We opted for a few basics, including oatmeal with a twist– coconut and sautéed bananas, avocado toast with a spicy twist and a smoothie-granola dish. Clean, quick and yummy, it’s worth a stop!
So Many Options
Dallas has so many wonderful options. Until next time Sweet City, we have the memories of so many amazing meals. Hope you have the opportunity to try a few of our faves!
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