DFW Restaurant Week is back for its 22nd year, offering diners a month-long opportunity (Aug. 5 to Sept. 1) to try some of Dallas-Fort Worth's best menus. What's even better is a portion of the proceeds from every meal sold benefit two charities: North Texas Food Bank & Lena Pope Home.
Here are some of my favorites that you must try!
A night out in Uptown/Victory Park:
Check out the most recent catch at Water Grill in Uptown Dallas. This restaurant flies fresh seafood and oysters in every day for some of the best underwater eats in the city.
Enjoy live music and drinks on the garden patio at Saint Ann Restaurant & Bar. Feast on grilled Atlantic salmon or the brick chicken, paired with your favorite white wine to sip on throughout the night. And I highly recommend the bacon-wrapped sizzlers as an opener.
This newer Dallas restaurant is joining in on this Restaurant Week fun this year. Drop into Billy Can Can and enjoy the mascarpone-filled summer ravioli or roasted snapper. Also, do yourself a favor and get the cast-iron cornbread or the crispy Brussels sprouts.
Solo Restaurant Week:
Allow the Dallas skyline to be your date at Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck. Located at the top of Reunion Tower, the entire restaurant revolves around the tower giving guests a full view of the city while enjoying creative Asian dishes.
Jalisco Norte is the only Restaurant Week location that is on the Margarita Mile. So, if you find yourself needing solo-tequila, this is your place. This will pair nicely with the restaurant's offerings: a choice between pollo con mole, grilled salmon and osso bucco.
Restaurants do not come any cozier than Mercat Bistro. This is the perfect place to let your introvert run free. Come and try the onion gratinee, braised shortribs and crème brulee, and then dive deep into a book between your courses!
With the family:
House of Blues is truly the place where food, music and art intersect for the entire family. Offering live music and iconic Southern dishes, Restaurant Week is the time to check out the favorites including, jambalaya, Cajun chicken pasta and bourbon bread pudding.
Tillman's Roadhouse in the Bishop Arts District offers Texas Cuisine with a modern spin. This year's Restaurant Week menu features five main course options, including a chicken fried steak and Chef Justin's summer lasagna.
Head to the Historic West End for dinner at Y.O. Ranch. This Dallas staple impresses with its Western ambiance and vast selections, with the halibut Provençale and steak au poivre on the menu this year.
Convenient cuisine in your hotel:
Dragonfly, known for its innovative cuisine and dramatic interior, is the award-winning restaurant and lounge at Hotel ZaZa Dallas. While staying at this luxurious hotel, be sure to check out the French onion soup and superfoods bowl.
In Dallas' vibrant Oak Lawn neighborhood, the Landmark Restaurant at Warwick Melrose stands as a long time Dallas icon. This year the restaurant is releasing some of its menu favorites for Restaurant Week diners. After dinner, stop for drinks and live music at the iconic Library Bar!
Located in the historic Stoneleigh Hotel in Uptown, Perle on Maple Restaurant and Bar made its grand debut last year. It is a very modern and elegant place, but the best part is the trout almondine on this year's menu. Another good option is the burgundy braised lamb shank.
An extensive, delectable wine list paired with the famous steaks makes Al Biernat's a can't-miss restaurant in Dallas. Located near Oak Lawn, the restaurant is offering both a lunch and dinner option during Restaurant Week.
Often called the most romantic restaurant in Texas, Greenville Ave's St. Martin's Wine Bistro's quaint French décor provides the perfect ambiance to impress that special someone. And if that doesn't, this menu featuring boeuf Bourgignon and filet de Porc Normande absolutely will!
Nothing says "I love you" like a big slice of prime rib. And we all know where the place to go for that is – Lawry's The Prime Rib in North Dallas. And if you find that doesn't cut it for you, the famous spinning salad and C.C. Brown's hot fudge sundae are sure to do the trick.