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Restaurants in Dallas

Juicy steaks, BBQ ribs and of course, chili – there's no shortage of choice when it comes to eating out in Dallas, so long as you like your supper big and meaty. Big D is also a good place to try Tex-Mex cuisine – neighboring New Mexico claims to have invented it but Texans say it was then. Either way, don't leave without tasting some.

The restaurants below have been grouped into three different price categories:
Expensive (over US$50)
Moderate (US$30 to US$50)
Cheap (up to US$30)
These prices are for dinner for two people, excluding tax, alcohol or tips. In general, there is a sales tax of 8.25% added to restaurant bills. However, in reality, this tax varies and some restaurants only add the tax to either food or drink. Tipping of between 15 and 20% is expected and in some restaurants this may be added to the bill.



Cuisine: Asian-influenced American cuisine

Arguably one of Dallas' most sophisticated restaurants, Abacus doesn't come cheap but what you get tastes seriously good. Food is cooked in an open kitchen and the menu is heavy on meat, although there are some excellent pasta and fish options. The best part though, is the cleverly edited (and very extensive) wine list.

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Telephone: +1 214 559 3111.
Website: http://www.kentrathbun.com/abacus/dallas


Cuisine: American

Located inside the Ritz Carlton hotel, Fearing's is Dallas at its most Dynasty – and is usually awash with oil barons and cowboys who have made a killing. As a result, the food is souped-up Americana – think buffalo in place of beef and the best fried chicken on the planet. Check out the El Diablo bar next door too.

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Telephone: +1 214 922 4848.
Website: http://www.fearingsrestaurant.com

Flora Street Cafe

Cuisine: South-western

Run by local chef Stephan Pyles, Flora Street serves a modern take on Texan food alongside classic south-western dishes. Located inside a chic glass and wood cube-style building, highlights include the butternut squash salad and the lobster tamale pie. For those who want to try everything, there's a tasting menu. Don't forget to try one or some of the cocktails either.

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Telephone: +1 214 580 7000.
Website: http://www.florastreet.com


HG Sply Co.

Cuisine: Paleo

The menu might be based on the ultra-fashionable Paleo diet but there's nothing dull about the food at HG Sply Co. Think lots of nuts, seeds, meat and vegetables – but transformed into tasty dishes such as quinoa burgers, pulled pork tacos and a filling grains and greens salad. The décor is quirkily cool to boot.

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Telephone: +1 469 334 0896
Website: http://www.hgsplyco.com

La Duni

Cuisine: Latin American

Trying to ignore the front table and glass case filled with lavish sweets is impossible, but save those for last. First, savour the grilled Argentinian-style Picanha steak with chimichurri mojo or the Brazilian-style roasted chicken. Wash it down with a mint-infused mojito – they're the best in town.

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Telephone: +1 214 520 7300.
Website: http://www.laduni.com

Primo's Tex-Mex Grille

Cuisine: Tex Mex

One of the best places in the Dallas-Fort Worth area for Tex-Mex food; the tasty fare and the lovely lakeside location make it worth the 40 mile drive from Dallas. Highlights include the avocado enchiladas and the corn tortilla soup – although there are burgers and steaks for the meat-minded.

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Telephone: +1 972 226 8100.
Website: http://www.primosdallas.com


Maple & Motor

Cuisine: American

A real old-fashioned burger joint, Maple & Motor specializes in fully loaded burgers – think a fat patty topped with cheese, bacon, grilled onions, jalapeno and a fried egg to boot. You won't be able to get your mouth round it but it will taste oh-so good. The nursery-style sides include tater tots and onion rings, while the drink of choice is ice cold beer.

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Telephone: +1 214 522 4400.
Website: http://www.mapleandmotor.com

Rodeo Goat

Cuisine: American

Cheap and cheerful but, as they say in Texas, darn tasty. Rodeo Goat is a quirkily named burger joint that makes its own organic beef patties from scratch and serves them up with a variety of calorific accompaniments – think freshly-made fries and 'Texas caviar' (pickled black-eye peas salad).

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Telephone: +1 214 741 4628.
Website: http://www.rodeogoat.com

Sonny Bryan's Smokehouse

Cuisine: BBQ

The first Sonny Bryan's opened in 1910 and the menu hasn't changed much since – although that's all to the good. Expect every sort of BBQ meat imaginable, along with classic sides such as ranch beans and potato salad all served up ranch style. Puddings include old-fashioned sweet treats such as cheesecake.

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Telephone: +1 214 744 1610.
Website: http://www.sonnybryans.com

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Hotel ZaZa

As you'd expect from a hotel named for movie icon Zsa-Zsa Gabor, Hotel ZaZa specializes in luxury details – think Frette bed linen, rainforest showers and enormous swagged curtains in every suite. The building itself is an old-fashioned colonial-style affair and comes complete with a chic bar and an expensive restaurant.

Hotel Lumen

Unusually minimalist by Dallas standards, Hotel Lumen is an oasis of soothing colors and ergonomic furniture. The hotel also has a heated outdoor pool, a hosted wine reception every evening and an on-site fitness centre. Off the lobby, the Front Room is a casual-chic restaurant serving three meals daily.

The Highland Dallas

Ultra-modern and possessed of a lobby decked out with gold seating and blinging chandeliers, The Highland does Dynasty chic reworked for the 21st Century. Rooms are large and the beds supremely comfortable, while bathrooms come stocked with Diptyque toiletries.

Hyatt House Uptown

On the northern edge of downtown, the Hyatt House Uptown sits amidst a bustling business district very close to Cedar Springs and Maple, an area dense in art galleries and antiques stores, as well as dozens of good restaurants. Rooms are a businesslike affair but there is a complimentary breakfast.

Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Dallas

Just around the corner from City Hall, the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown couldn't be more central. A stone's throw from city center attractions, rooms are comfortable and clean, if fairly uninspiring. No matter – there's a pool onsite, guest parking and you get a free buffet breakfast in the morning.

W Dallas - Victory Hotel

If JR branched out into hotels, the W Dallas Victory would be it. Overlooking the sports venue of Victory Plaza, the hotel offers 252 oversized rooms and suites in categories named Wonderful, Cool Corner, Spectacular, Fabulous, Mega, Fantastic, Marvelous, Wow and Extreme Wow. There's also a great spa and onsite restaurant.