The best places to eat, drink, and stay in Dallas.
Stampede 66: Modern West Texas cuisine without southern and Mexican influences by chef Stephen Pyles Up-scale western ambiance and decor. Excellent fried chicken and “faux” gras.
Lark on the Park: Contemporary, urban restaurant located on the edge of Klyde Warren Park. The menu is eclectic and rotates seasonally. Great wine list and selection of craft beers.
Meso Maya: fresh, bold flavors inspired by the cuisine of central and southern Mexico. The margaritas are creative and top-notch.
Design District (just north of Downtown)
Oak: high-end American food. Nice bar.
Meddlesome Moth: a fun, funky gastropub with good food and beer.
Pakpao: delicious Thai food, great drinks, and open until 10 or 11 nightly.
Ascension Coffee: European style coffeehouse with a nice variety of coffee and espresso drinks
Nazca Kitchen: delicious and creative Latin American (Peruvian) food
Bishop Arts District
Lockhart Smokehouse BBQ: best BBQ in the city. Casual country bar vibe—no frills (or even plates) it’s all about the meat. First come, first serve until the meat runs out so get there early!
Bolsa: This hot spot in the Bishop Arts District has a sophisticated rustic vibe and one of the best outdoor dining patios in Dallas. The menu is inspired by the best local, seasonal ingredients and rotates regularly in accordance with the produce offered by local farmers, ranchers, and fishermen. Try one of their excellent flatbread pizzas.
Eno’s Pizza Tavern: This attractive and lively restaurant serves up some of the best thin-crust pizzas in Dallas. Lots of delicious combinations for vegetarians and meat lovers alike, and you always have the option of building your own pizza. Dozens of craft beers on tap which rotate seasonally. The truffle cheese bread is a favorite appetizer. Open till midnight on weekends.
The Adolphus Hotel: Located in a striking Beaux Arts building and constructed in 1912, The Adolphus is Dallas’ oldest operating hotel, located directly in the heart of downtown next to the Belo Gardens. Splurge for dinner at the hotel’s famous restaurant, The French Room. The Focal Point and neighboring Sixth Floor Museum are just a ten minute walk away.
1321 Commerce St.
The Joule: This five-star luxury boutique hotel is one of Dallas’ most contemporary and innovative. Located near the Dallas Arts District, the Joule contains its own modern art collection, an award winning spa, yoga studio, and rooftop pool.
1530 Main St.
The Omni Dallas Hotel:This elegant hotel offers stunning views of downtown from its terrace infinity pool. It also contains Bobs Steak & Chop House, one of the city’s most famous steakhouses, and a full spa and fitness center. In less than a ten minute walk, you can be at The Focal Point office.
555 S. Lamar St
The Magnolia: This reasonably priced boutique hotel is located in the center of downtown near The Adolphus Hotel and Belo Gardens. Enjoy the hotel’s complimentary evening beer and wine reception before heading out to dinner at one of the many nearby restaurants.
1401 Commerce St.
The Hyatt Regency: Located in Reunion Tower near the Dallas Convention Center, this hotel is famous for its observation deck and revolving restaurant located within the ball of Reunion Tower. This restaurant, Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck, is one of five dining options within the hotel. Just outside the Hyatt Regency is Union Station, with connections to public transit throughout the city. The Focal Point office is just a 10 minute walk away.
300 Reunion Bvd West
The Belmont Hotel: This retro-chic boutique hotel is located just on the other side of the Trinity River from downtown and nearby Dallas’ trendy Bishop Arts District. The hotel’s Bar Belmont is a destination in its own right, offering wonderful views of the Dallas skyline, and the adjoining restaurant Smoke is one of the city’s best upscale barbeque spots.
901 Fort Worth Ave