Hot Dallas Restaurants and Attractions: Dallas Market Center's Picks

Posted by Rachel Pinn on May 28, 2019

As the leading wholesale marketplace in North America, Dallas Market Center hosts nearly 200,000 visitors from across the country and around the world every year. Not only do we exceed expectations through our open-daily showrooms and legendary gift, home and apparel markets, but we guide our guests to the best experiences in Dallas.

Read on for hot Dallas restaurants and attractions, and enjoy your visit to the Big D!



Beverley’s Bistro & Bar $$$

Dining at Beverley’s is like dining with a very fashionable bubbe. The delightfully comforting menu of favorites gets a chic twist in a classic New York-style bistro setting. Do not miss the schnitzel or the cheeseburger. Reservations strongly recommended. 3215 N. Fitzhugh Ave., Dallas. 214-915-8840.


Billy Can Can $$
A dressed-up saloon with Texas wines, beers, and cocktails on special during happy hour, Billy Can Can offers culinary delights like a deviled egg sampler, smoked trout dip, and house-made pastas. Reservations recommended. 2386 Victory Park Ln., Dallas. 214-296-2610.


Bistro 31 $$$
Perched above high-end shopping mecca Highland Park Village is a respite for weary shoppers looking to recharge with pasta, cocktails, and even sushi at the upstairs bar. Snap a pic on those famed mosaic stairs on your way to the top. Reservations recommended for brunch and evenings. 87 Highland Park Village, Ste. 200, Dallas. 214-420-3900.


Ceviche Oyster Bar $$

Oysters, ceviche, shellfish, and beer. What could be better? The Bishop Arts District is home to this gem from chef Raul Reyes, who created the neighborhood’s much-loved mecca of coastal Mexican cuisine, Mesa Veracruz. Walk-in. 451 W. Davis St., Dallas. 469-291-7180.

Delucca Gaucho Pizza & Wine $$

Imagine that a pizza buffet and Fogo de Chão had a delicious love child. The result would look something like Delucca. It’s a beautiful spot for a cocktail and serves up limitless, high-quality pizza. Walk-in. 1628 Oak Lawn Ave., Ste. 100, Dallas. 214-774-9903.


400 Gradi $$$
It’s in the water at 400 Gradi, where a special filtration system replicates water identical to that in Naples, Italy, and pies are cooked at 400 degrees to ensure perfection. The pastas, salads, and cocktails aren’t too shabby, either—all are crafted by hand in-house with imported ingredients. Reservations recommended. 2000 Ross Ave., Ste. 140, Dallas. 972-850-9053.


Photo: Kathy Tran


Foxyco $$

From Stock & Barrel chef Jon Stevens comes Foxyco, S&B’s punchy, spunky younger sister. Black and white with art all over, Foxyco has a menu that is stocked with favorites. Don’t miss the tuna tartare bites or the fried chicken sandwich. Walk-in. 921 N. Riverfront Blvd., Ste. 300, Dallas. 214-295-5532.

Photo: WSS Photography


Hatchways $
If you’re looking for a place to post up and work for the day, co-working space Hatchways is it. Work, eat, drink coffee, work some more, drink more coffee, and snack. It all happens in mod style. Walk-in. 2346 Victory Park Ln., Dallas. 214-935-1655.


Hero $$
In Victory Park, Hero—a restaurant by the same group behind HG Sply Co.—boasts huge personality and a huge menu inside a huge space. Here, you’ll find colors galore, three bars, games, and even a T-shirt shop. It’s all so much fun, and that’s before you get to the menu, which has something for everyone. The Remedy Burger, brunch chicken-fried chicken, and tiki-inspired cocktails are favorites. Walk-in. 3090 Olive St., Dallas. 469-300-4199.

Photo: Kathy Tran

Mike’s Chicken $

While you’re in town, why not make a pit stop at the place with the fried chicken on everyone’s lips? Mike’s Chicken is adjacent to a laundromat, and its flavors will put you on a spin cycle. Leave room for the caramel apple bread pudding. Walk-in. 4234 Maple Ave., Ste. 2403, Dallas. 214-443-7822.


Miriam Cocina Latina $$
For a fresh twist on Mexican cuisine, visit Miriam, on the edge of Klyde Warren Park downtown. Light and bright décor mimics the punchy flavors of the food. Try the queso verde, packed with poblano peppers and spinach, and the spicy cabrito de la diabla. Reservations recommended. 2015 Woodall Rodgers Fwy., Dallas. 214-855-5275.

Photo: Allison David


Paradiso $$

Enjoy lunch, happy hour, or dinner in the garden at Paradiso, home to a breathtaking new space in the Bishop Arts District. Salads, pasta, and cocktails are made with seasonal ingredients. Walk-in. 308 N. Bishop Ave., Dallas. 214-944-5865.

Partenope Ristorante $$$

This chic downtown Italian oasis is the passion project of a husband-and-wife team who are an award-winning pizzaiolo and a front-of-house expert in the business, respectively. Once you get past the beautiful décor, order a fried pizza and a cocktail featuring imported Italian bergamot soda. Reservations recommended. 1903 Main St., Dallas. 214-463-6222.


Photo: Emily Loving


SĒR Steak + Spirits $$$$

Steak and views are the two main attractions inside this penthouse steakhouse perched atop the Hilton Anatole. Live music, a well-curated wine list, and expertly crafted cocktails help create the ideal evening out. Reservations recommended. 2201 N. Stemmons Fwy., Dallas. 214-761-7479.


Photo: SER Steak


Te Deseo $$$
For a trend-forward taste of Mexico, take your group to Te Deseo in the Harwood District, where dishes with fun twists on Latin flavors and tens of thousands of square feet of balcony await. Order a shared cocktail and snag a chocolate cigar for dessert. Reservations strongly recommended. 2700 Olive St., Dallas. 214-646-1314.


(Food/Drink/Chef photo: Rebecca Adler. Interior/Exterior photo: Rob Underwood)



Dallas Contemporary
The Dallas Contemporary features avant-garde art by regional, national, and international artists who present challenging themes like identity, commodity, and time. Free admission.
161 Glass St., Dallas. 214-821-2522.


Dallas Farmers Market

Explore a world of flavor, culture, and shopping at the Dallas Farmers Market, where farmers, artisans, creators, and chefs unite. Everything from Dallas T-shirts to artisan ice cream to fresh flowers is available—and there’s so much more. Grab lunch and shop, all in one stop. 920 S. Harwood St., Dallas. 214-664-9110.


Dallas Heritage Village

Step back in time about 100 years when you walk into Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park. Take a self-guided tour or book one of the history tours with a costumed guide who will tell you more than you ever dreamed of knowing about what it was like to live in this area long ago. $6-$10 admission. 1515 S. Harwood St., Dallas. 214-421-5141.

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Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum
The brand-new Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum is “dedicated to teaching the history of the Holocaust and advancing human rights to combat prejudice, hatred, and indifference.” The museum features films, exhibitions, programs, and events in a state-of-the-art facility that’s an architectural marvel. $12-$16 admission. 300 N. Houston St., Dallas. 214-741-7500.

The Dallas World Aquarium
The city’s aquarium is akin to a rainforest oasis in the heart of downtown. Plant life, birds, mammals, and all manner of fish and reptiles thrive here. Little wonder it has the word “world” in its name. $15-$21 admission. 1801 N. Griffin St., Dallas. 214-720-2224.


Flea Style Plant Bar

For an atypical, hands-on planting experience, visit Flea Style in Deep Ellum, where a plant bar is tucked in back, stocked with antique vessels and trend-worthy succulents, and is attended by staff ready to help you make your own organic creation. 3009 Commerce St., Dallas. 469-520-3222.


GeO-Deck at Reunion Tower

Look up! Way up! Reunion Tower’s GeO-Deck sits 470 feet high, with 360-degree views of the city. Its expansive skyline vistas make this observation deck a must-visit, day or night. $17 adult admission. 300 Reunion Blvd. E., Dallas. 214-712-7040.

Latino Cultural Center
Get a taste of culture at the Latino Cultural Center near downtown. Exhibits feature the work of local and regional artists—check the website to see what’s on view. Free admission with the exception of certain events. 2600 Live Oak St., Dallas.