The Bureau of Labor and Statistics’ Consumer Expenditure Survey revealed that residents of the Dallas metro area spend more on dining out and drinking than any other in the country. With that, it’s no surprise that there are countless eateries in the city for a celebration – if you’re looking to enjoy one of the best places to eat in Texas be sure to consider these options.
The Mansion Restaurant
The Mansion Restaurant sits within the iconic Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek Hotel in a hidden downtown neighborhood. The city’s most elegant hotel is known for its Tuscan village feel with its pink stucco exterior and terra cotta roof.
The restaurant itself has been a standout for nearly four decades and its cuisine matches the lavishness of the hotel making for a show-stopping celebration – you might want to go for the gourmand tasting menu or choose from the a la carte menu with items like Akaushi wagyu sirloin and beef tartar with smoked duck egg.
The French Room
The French Room is a place to indulge, enjoying decadence at its best, while you take a trip back in time to 17th-century France, complete with high ceilings and hand-blown crystal chandeliers.
The daily prix fixe menus include three, five or even a 13-course option, and the spectacular presentations match the opulence of the setting and the food which includes modern interpretations of French classics like foie gras torchon and veal sweetbreads. All must be capped off with the signature chocolate souffle that features fennel ice cream and liquored raspberries.
Five Sixty By Wolfgang Puck
A destination for the setting alone, this revolving restaurant that sits atop the iconic Reunion Tower, 560 feet above the city streets, is the ultimate place in Dallas for a special meal. Diners enter on the 50th floor and are welcomed with floor-to-ceiling windows that provide 360-degree views.
The menu is focused on the celebrity chef’s contemporary, creative interpretations of Asian dishes, paired with Asian beers, sake by the bottle or glass, and an extensive wine list. Expect everything from Mongolian-style Colorado lamb shops to sushi, sashimi and baby back ribs.
This subterranean restaurant is located 18 feet below street level, reached via a slow descent in a glass elevator. Step inside and the elegance of the dining room will immediately tell you its something special. It has a recessed patio that’s surrounded by a fire pit, granite bar and cascading waterfalls. The French doors inside provide natural light while the bistro-style furnishings create an especially enticing setting.
The menu is focused on premium steaks with a wide selection of dry-aged Midwestern USDA Prime steaks along with items like Scottish Salmon and Colorado Lamb.
This gold-clad restaurant with a glamourous interior has a menu focused on updated versions of French classic fare with everything from perfectly-cooked steak and grilled lobster to lamb with sweetbreads.
The exclusively French wine list along with select European beer and French-influenced cocktails, help to complement the mouthwatering dishes that make this an extra-special place for an anniversary, birthday or any other occasion to celebrate.
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