Sure, the pandemic threw a few curve-balls at the dining industry, but that hasn’t seemed to slow down the Dallas restaurant scene too much. And nowhere is this more evident than in the Bishop Arts District, where most of its notable spots are still up and running. Though it has moved into larger digs, the chef-driven trattoria, Lucia is still going strong, as is Trompo, the cozy taqueria that Bon Appetit named one of America’s 50 best new restaurants for 2016. Also still kicking is Lockhart Smokehouse, renowned for its Central Texas-style barbecue, and Boulevardier, a laid-back bistro known for some of the best Gallic fare in the city.
Keep an eye on the District’s latest arrivals, too. Not-to-be-missed is the Argentinean gem, Chimichurri, and Encina, a rustically chic eatery offering seasonally inspired New American cuisine and stellar cocktails.
Fact is, you could dine out here for weeks without repeating the same restaurant, but the following ten spots are a good place to start.