Bon Appetit magazine named Dallas the 2019 restaurant city of the year and almost two-and-a-half years later, Dallas chefs continue to conjure up magic in their kitchens.
Going out to eat is a bit of a thing in Dallas and is deeply ingrained in the city’s culture. With its great weather, cosmopolitan mix of ethnicities and even some history too, Dallas is now a foodie haven with Michelin star chefs. Take for example The Mansion, a cornerstone of Dallas fine dining. Located in what was once a mansion home, this restaurant has welcomed dining Presidents such as Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) to rap sensation Jay-Z.
From the Arts and Design districts, Uptown and Irving to the Twin Parks, Dallas has something for everyone. And with 234 sunny days per year in Dallas on average, what’s not to like?
So let’s plunge right in with our choice of Michelin star restaurants in Dallas.
1401 Elm St 49th Floor, Dallas, TX 75202
Monarch is a wood-fired, modern Italian restaurant serving handmade pasta, steaks and fresh seafood and hosted Two-Michelin Star Chef, Danny Grant and his team. The space is spacious and elegant with a refined luxurious menu. The overall approach to preparation is light, fresh and technique-driven, according to the restaurant. Must-try dishes include fresh prawns charred to perfection alongside wood-fired roasted artichoke and fire-roasted octopus ala plancha.
This Michelin star restaurant in Dallas’ menu is varied with prices ranging from $18 for cocktails, Texas wagyu carpaccio, Wood-oven roasted Tiger Prawns and house-made pasta ranging from $18-65. Signature dishes include whole, live Alaskan King Crab and 50 oz of Porterhouse charred in coals, lemon, arugula, olive oil and sea salt. There are also vegan options available and a full bar. Monarch offers sit-down dining, indoor dining, and private dining. The dress code is business-casual.
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1030 W John Carpenter Fwy Ste 100 Irving, TX 75039
With 20 years of experience cooking in the finest restaurants, the chef and well-trained staff present an impeccable dining experience. The restaurant is available for private events such as business lunches, dinners, cocktail receptions, and more. Edoku Omakase prides itself on only using seasonal produce, with all its ingredients sourced from local farmers’ markets.
The menu is extensive and varied with very reasonable prices. Signature dishes include grilled yellowtail collar with roasted shishito yuzu garlic sauce, Scottish salmon with teriyaki glaze, beef charcoal seared new york strip with red wine ponzu sauce and a Chef’s choice sashimi platter. The restaurant is good for children with sit-down, indoor, and outdoor dining. It’s wheelchair accessible.
Pappas Bros Steakhouse
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10477 Lombardy Ln, Dallas, TX 75220
Pappas Bros. Steakhouse, with branches in Houston and Dallas, is widely recognised as one of the highest quality restaurants in the US. A must for meat lovers, Pappas Bros serves perfectly grilled steaks and cuts, Bone-in-beef dishes and their double lamb chops are said to be sublime. They use corn-fed beef, and USDA Prime graded cuts.
Their website and menu do not list prices. They have an extensive wine list of 3,900 distinct wines and they also sell wine by the glass. Pappas Bros Steakhouse offers delivery, curbside pickup, sit-down, and indoor dining. It is good for children and reservations are taken. There are also keto and vegan options. The dress code is smart-casual and there’s a full bar and free WiFi.
5360 W Lovers Ln Ste 220 Dallas, TX 75209
Rise is a Michelin star restaurant in Dallas that elevates the simple egg into sublime soufflés. With its elegant space and bistro wine bar style, this Dallas Michelin star restaurant oozes Gallic gastronomy and French style. Rise is the first of its kind. In every corner of their restaurants, patrons can spot French torchons, and on leaving, patrons are given a printed “Thought for the Day,” an inspiring quote to keep the memory alive. It is kid-friendly and children gravitate to their painted frogs, Pierre & Michelle.
Must-try dishes at this Michelin star restaurant in Dallas include their Marshmallow Soup and the Cauliflower and Brie Soufflé, The Steak & Pomme de Terre, 6 oz centre cut fillet, roasted fingerling potatoes, haricot vert, & béarnaise. Soufflés are a fluffy baked dish made with egg yolks and beaten egg whites and can be eaten as a savoury main dish (ham and Gruyère, creamed spinach, goat cheese, smoked salmon, blue cheese, truffle-infused mushroom) or as a sweet dessert (chocolate, Grand Marnier, raspberry, bread-pudding, apricot).
This Dallas’ Michelin star restaurant menu is varied, offering a wide choice of meals. Rise No1 offers sit-down and indoor dining, the dress code is casual and only beer and wine are served. There’s private parking for cars and bikes and a shop offering carefully curated gifts such as tea towels, cheeseboards and liquid soaps.
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1632 Market Center Blvd, Dallas, TX 75207
Located in the Dallas Design District, The Charles is elegant and the Chef and staff behind the restaurant liken it to classic “Italian food seen through a Texan lens”. Must-try dishes include Focaccia di Charles, the Pork Blade Chop and Charred Octopus. The menu features salad entrées, seafood, meats, vegetables and pastas. The Charles offers delivery, takeouts, sit-down dining, drive-thru, and indoor dining. It’s a good restaurant for groups, and it has ample private lot parking and valet parking. It is wheelchair accessible.
6006 Belt Line Rd, Dallas, TX 75254
Interestingly, this Mediterranean grill also features Hookahs and it has added Turkish dishes to its menu since reopening after Covid. Their wine list features wine from all of the world’s major grape-growing regions, including famous producers, hard-to-get cult wines and little-known gems. In addition, they serve a selection of fine whiskeys, single malt scotches, tequilas, spirits and liquors from around the world.
Must-try dishes included Halloumi Cheese, Beyti Special and Grilled Pistachio Meatballs. Selda Mediterranean offers delivery, takeouts, sit-down, outdoor, and indoor dining. There are many vegetarian options. There’s both private lot parking and bike parking available. The best nights are on Monday, Friday, and Saturday. There are happy hour specials and gender-neutral restrooms.
Ngon Vietnamese Kitchen
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1907 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206
This women-owned restaurant features Vietnamese home cooking and is inspired by the food served by the street vendors in Vietnam. Ngon is restaurant owner Carol Nguyen’s first Vietnamese restaurant after a decade in the restaurant industry. She was inspired to introduce Texans to the many different foods of Vietnam. Many of the recipes come from her grandmother.
Ngon has two meanings: it means “delicious” in Vietnamese, and it is also named after Carol’s main inspiration and hero, her mother, whose name is Ngôn. The menu features Vietnamese starters, noodles, broths, rice and Ca Ri dishes. Their King Salmon and Duck are not to be missed, as are their Shrimp Rolls. A full bar is available. Ngon offers takeout, sit-down, outdoor, and indoor dining. They accept both credit cards and Apple pay. There is also free WiFi.
Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille – Park District
2100 Olive St Suite #100, Dallas, TX 75201
Featuring an extraordinary two-story design, Perry’s is the ultimate romantic Michelin star restaurant in Dallas. Level one features a beautiful island bar that opens up to a spacious patio dining area flanked by fireplaces and semi-private areas. A staircase wraps around the 30-foot-high wine tower, revealing a spacious main dining room with four private dining areas. There are also great views of Klyde Warren Park and Downtown Dallas.
The menu features prime steaks and table-side carvings and customised spicing. Think Béarnaise Sauce, Peppercorn Reduction or Truffle Merlot demi-glace. Plates can be paired with sides available as small sides for an individual portion or a taste for two, or large sides for family-style dining. Try the signature Fried asparagus with crab meat, Fillet Tartare and Japanese A5 wagyu beef. Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille offers delivery, takeout sit-down dining, and indoor dining. Perry’s also offer keto options and limited vegetarian options. There is a full bar, a smart-casual dress code, and happy hour specials. It’s wheelchair accessible, and there’s valet parking.
Chamberlain’s Steak & Chop House
5330 Belt Line Rd Dallas, TX 75254
Considered one of America’s leading chefs, Richard Chamberlain is the owner of Chamberlain’s Steak and Fish in Dallas – named one of Bon Appetit’s top new restaurants shortly after opening in 1993. Since then, both he and the restaurant have garnered stellar reviews and accolades from premier publications such as Gourmet and Zagat Guide. Consistently recognised by the world’s top restaurant and dining publications, Chef Chamberlain’s awards include:
- “One of America’s Top Tables,” from Gourmet
- “One of America’s Top Restaurants,” from Zagat Guide
- “Award of Excellence,” from Wine Spectator.
These accolades not only guarantee a superb dinner diners will remember and take away with them. Signature dishes at this Dallas Michelin star restaurant include Pan Seared Bay of Fundy Salmon, Peppered 40 Day Aged Filey Mignon, Truffle Parmesan Grits as a side and a Warm Flour-less Triple Chocolate Cake. The menu is guaranteed to satisfy the most discerning diner. Chamberlain’s Steak & Chop House offers takeout, curbside pickup, and indoor dining. The dress code is smart, there is valet parking, a full bar, and vegetarian options.
Dallas Michelin star restaurants compare with the best larger US cities offer, and at a quarter of the price. Good news indeed in our changed the world.
Sebastian is a former hedge fund trader who worked only to indulge his true passion – food.
He has dined at over 240 Michelin-starred restaurants around the world, savoring culinary masterpieces and understanding the stories behind them. He now advises restaurants on menu design, decor and holistic diner experience.