DFW is known for its fabulous food. There's a nice variety of four- and five-star restaurants serving many different cuisines. Whether you're in the mood for a Prime Steak, a flavorful salad or vegetarian dish, Diver Sea Scallops, or a decadent dessert, make a reservation today and celebrate. Ratings change from time-to-time so I've also listed a few 4 and 4.5-star restaurants whose food and service deserve the mention.
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Abacus is one of "Iron Chef" Kent Rathbun's famous restaurants. Try out the $65 tasting menu Mondays through Thursdays or a 9-course tasting for $95. Enjoy sushi and sashimi, soups and salads, or perhaps Crispy Bacon-Roasted Quail with Cornbread-Chorizo Stuffing. Prime steaks, fresh seafood, desserts and Artisan cheese.
Location: Abacus is located at 4511 McKinney Ave., Dallas, TX. 214-559-3111. Eclectic/International.
Menus and reservations are available online.
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Enjoy a delightful five-course prix fixe menu for $75 or the chef's tasting menu for $99. The fabulous atmosphere and impeccable menu will beg you to come back again soon.
Location: Bijoux is located at 5450 W Lovers Lane, Dallas. 214-350-6100.
French. Menu online. Call for reservations.
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Leave the city behind as you take an elevator down to the restaurant. The simple elegance of their dining room makes Dakota's perfect for entertaining clients or impressing a date.
Location: Dakota's Steakhouse is located at 600 N. Akard Street in Dallas. 214-740-4001.
Parking: Complimentary valet.
Menu and online reservations.
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The French Room received the highest rating ever of any restaurant in the United States in the Zagat Survey. In addition, it's been named "Most Romantic," "Best French," and one of the top restaurants in America. So expect exceptional service and culinary perfection.
Dress Code: Jackets required for men; ties optional. No denim or sneakers.
Location: The French Room is located inside the Adolphus Hotel at 1321 Commerce St., Dallas. 214-742-8200.
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The Grill on the Alley
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Enjoy a romantic, European-style dining experience by candlelight. The gourmet menu changes regularly; it's prix fixe at $85 per person and available through reservation.
Location: Located at 2516 Maple Ave., Dallas. 214-871-2516.
Dress Code: Jacket and tie required for gentlemen.
French. Menu online. Call for reservations.
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Great atmosphere and one of the best piano bars in Dallas. Perfect if you're in the mood for Roasted Lamb T-Bones, Pork Osso Buco or an Angus Filet. They also feature a fantastic Sunday Brunch Menu.
Location: The Landmark is located at 3015 Oak Lawn Avenue, Dallas, TX 75219 in the Warwick Melrose Hotel. 214-224-3152.
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Lanny is the great-grandson of the legendary Joe T. Garcia so cooking is in his blood. Tapas, soups and salads, 5-Course Tasting Menu $60, fabulous desserts and you must inquire about the Horizontal Flight of Reserva Tequila ($75).
Location: Lanny's Alta Cocina is located at 3405 W. 7th Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107. 817-850-9996
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Iron Chef Winner Owner Tim Love has struck gold with this Fort Worth bistro. The menu makes my mouth water: Blue Corn Lobster Hushpuppies, White Truffled Mac n Cheese. The dinner menu sounds as wild as the west itself with Rabbit and Rattlesnake Sausage, Wild Boar Ribs, Kangaroo Nachos, Elk Sausage Sliders, and Pan Seared Texas Quail. End your exotic meal with Warm Ancho Chile Chocolate Cake with Roasted Pepita Ice Cream.
Location: 2406 North Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76164. 817-740-8810.
Texas-inspired. Menu. The gift shop offers cookbooks, aprons, t-shirts, koozies, hats, coffee mugs, shot glasses and more.
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The Mansion on Turtle Creek has been one of Dallas' favorite fine restaurants for years. One of the Mansion's signature appetizers is the Tortilla Soup. Seasonal tasting menu. Salads, Roasted Veal Chop, prime steaks, seafood, duck, Black Truffle-Ham Macaroni and Cheese. If you're looking for a romantic spot to pop the question, this is one of DFW's favorite locations.
Location: The Mansion on Turtle Creek, 2821 Turtle Creek Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75219. 214-559-2100.
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Named one of the “Top Ten Romantic Restaurants in America” by world-renown restaurant critic John Mariani of ForbesTraveler.com, Nana truly holds the title of Dallas’ most romantic dining destination for Valentine’s Day. The breathtaking panoramic view from the 27th floor and museum-quality art from the private collection of Margaret and Trammell Crow set the tone of opulence, royalty, and romance. A very romantic place to sip champagne or pop the question.
Location: Hilton Anatole Hotel, 2201 Stemmons, Dallas, TX. 214-761-7470
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The Pappas Brothers remember when fine dining meant something and quality service was expected. This steakhouse is frequented by business executives with expense accounts, professional athletes, and anyone who just wants a great dining experience. Hungry for a 26-oz Porterhouse steak? You'll find it here. Live Maine Lobster, Bone-In Prime New York Strip, Truffle Steak Fries, Jumbo Asparagus, Gooey Pecan Pie with Pralines and Cream Ice Cream. The Wine List is incredible. And yes, there is a $58,000 bottle of Chateau-Lafite Rothschild on the menu. And yes, it is the extra-large sized bottle.
Location: 10477 Lombardy Street, Dallas, TX. 75220. 214-366-2000.
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Open for lunch and dinner. Do not miss the Grass-Fed Texas Beef Tenderloin with Mole Negro Poblano Chile Relleno. It's a delightful combination and you'll wish it came with two chile rellenos. But save room for Stephen's signature dessert, the Heaven and Hell cake. It's the perfect combination of angel's food meets devil's food cake, peanut butter mousse, chocolate ganache and raspberry purée. You will dream about this dessert.
Location: 1807 Ross Ave., Dallas, TX. 214-580-7000.
Southwestern Cuisine - a global tapestry of flavors from Texas, South America, Spain, the Middle East and Mediterranean.