We first ranked the 100 best restaurants in Dallas in 2011. Since then, the scene has changed so rapidly that it’s required us update it every three months. Which is what we’re now doing.
You’ll find a crop of newcomers as well as old faithfuls. A few gaps may surprise you. If the leading chef has left recently, a restaurant won’t be on the list until we’ve had a chance to revisit. The list is a living document, based partially on our ongoing service packages—best new restaurants, best barbecue, etc. So restaurants will cycle on, others off, while we keep the pulse. We’ll update routinely. And if you dine somewhere and love it—or hate it—let us know; we’ll check it out. Check back frequently. Dine often and dine well. The list is managed by Eve Hill-Agnus, our food critic. (Last updated in January of 2019—next update will be in the spring.)