Grange Hall is one of the top spots, for both shopping and dining. Since 2004, owners Rajan Patel, Jeffrey Lee, and Wylie McAnallen have been dedicated to offering its community a discerning level of luxury—creating an inspiring, beautiful, and slightly mysterious space. Grange Hall is an exquisite staple in Dallas for those looking to find something unique. Whitewaller Insiders agree, the restaurant is hands down the best spot for lunch. They also just rolled out their highly anticipated dinner service on Thursday nights. And we suggest working off those calories by perusing the store’s collections of designer jewelry, accessories, home decor, apothecary items, epicurean delights, and floral arrangements for all occasions.
- The Snob Sandwich and Caviar Pasta are perfect for lunch out with friends.
- Be sure to consider the sea salted caramels by Artisan du Chocolat and vegan chocolate from Le Snob.
- After lunch, explore the shop’s large selection of oxidized bronze sculptural vases, watches by Christian Koban, candles by Cire Trudon, cashmere by Oyuna, and porcelain works by Nymphenburg, or send the Hellebores floral arrangement to someone special.
Whitewaller recommends: Having the Snob Sandwich for lunch.
Bistro 31 Highland Park
The restaurant takes its name from the year Highland Park Village was constructed: 1931. Offering a warm interior and accompanying upstairs Lounge 31, Bistro 31 has a menu full of tasty European options.
Whitewaller recommends: Sipping Ruinart before ordering the Bistro Burger.
Mansion Bar Turtle Creek
The Mansion Bar is a sophisticated establishment inside of Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, with cognac-colored leather walls, suede seats, low lights, and traditional and contemporary art. The cocktail menu features seasonal cocktails, modern and classic vintage drinks, and Mansion Bar originals.
Whitewaller recommends: The Mansion G&T (served with the house-made tonic).
Midnight Rambler Downtown
Located at The Joule hotel, Midnight Rambler is a 77-seat cocktail bar open until 2 a.m. daily. Midnight Rambler offers a brass bar with stools, a few small tables, and a leather couch seating area, decorated with edgy Dallas details like tile floors, gritty photography, wooden ceilings, and dim lights for a 1960s cinematic feel.
Whitewaller recommends: Sipping the Alex Chilton cocktail.
Celebrating its 10th anniversary last year, Fearing’s at The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas, continues to serve the community with celebrity chef Dean Fearing’s award-winning dishes. The restaurant is a dynamic and stylish offering for those looking to indulge in highly acclaimed bites.
Whitewaller recommends: Enjoying the Mesquite Grilled Ribeye with West Texas Mop Sauce.
El Bolero Design District
Through an authentic, regional, and fresh Mexican dining and drinking experience, El Bolero is energizing the Dallas community. Their location in the Design District offers an open patio perfect for private events or watch parties, an abundance of innovative and fresh interpretations of Mexican classics, and a tasty and authentic brunch menu served on weekends.
Whitewaller recommends: Sunday brunch for the pitcher sangrias and Churro French Toast.
With dishes from James Beard Award–winning chef Tyson Cole, Uchi presents hot and cool Japanese cuisine that pushes many boundaries.
Whitewaller recommends: Letting the staff select some seasonal favorites for you to try.
Americano casually boasts a whimsical, inviting design inspired by 1960s Italian cinema. This Italian hot spot insists on originality with its dishes, presenting guests with new and inventive offerings, as well as delicious takes on old favorites.
Whitewaller recommends: Savoring the rigatoni with Calabrian chili sausage, broccoli rabe pistachio pesto, and pantaleo.
CBD Provisions Main Street District
This trendy American brasserie features a warm, rustic, and social atmosphere, with old brick walls, glass hanging lights, and vintage hardwood floors. With melt-in-your-mouth modern Texas dishes and steak, CBD Provisions will leave you stuffed and still wanting more.
Whitewaller recommends: Ordering the Berkshire Pig Head Carnitas.
Le Bilboquet Highland Park
This French bistro, the sister location to New York’s, is a European escape from the bustle of Dallas. With a garden room and two options for private dining, guests can enjoy grass-fed meat options, seafood, desserts, and delectable wines.
Whitewaller recommends: Spending a special occasion here.
Known for its delicious Japanese cuisine, this Nobu location opened in 2005 with its eye-catching river stone wall and onyx sushi bar. Serving guests a touch of Southern charm, Nobu wins over the community with its famed omakase, new style sashimi, and warm interior.
Whitewaller recommends: The Tuna Tataki with Cilantro Dressing.
Nick & Sam’s Uptown
This moody steakhouse, filled with white tablecloths, is a Dallas favorite. With classic dishes, seafood, Japanese beef, sushi, salads, sides, shared plates, and desserts, the restaurant also offers wine, specialty cocktails, and the art on its walls.
Whitewaller recommends: Sunday Supper—a themed dinner on the last Sunday of every month.
Mille LireTurtle Creek
A nod to la dolce vita, the thoughtfully designed, spacious setting of Mille Lire draws you in with Italian charm and contemporary concepts. Chef Giuliano Matarese wows guests with traditional Neapolitan dishes that offer unexpected modern twists. Open for lunch and dinner, the not-to-be-missed restaurant exudes unforgettable authenticity and distinction.
Whitewaller recommends: Enjoying the ML Caesar salad.
Jalisco Norte Turtle Creek
At Jalisco Norte—creatively designed by Coeval Studio—diners can eat in the vast main space or seclude themselves in an intimate booth. Either way, the cuisine (full of familiar yet elevated Mexican plates by Chef José Meza Arróyave like flautas, chilaquiles, tacos, enchiladas, and other specialties) ensures an enjoyable visit.
Whitewaller recommends: Savoring the Holy Smoke margarita.
Up On Knox Knox Street
Up On Knox is an American brasserie featuring an elevated assortment of breakfast, lunch, and dinner dishes. The wood-fired grill and oyster bar offers a curated selection of seasonal fare—whipped up by Chef Momo—that pairs perfectly with its sumptuous craft cocktail list. Sip on the signature Dolce Vita or the Rose Royale and delight in the charming ambience.
Whitewaller recommends: Stopping by for the Lobster Club Sandwich during brunch.
Elevated above the ground floor of 400 Record in Downtown Dallas, Bullion is the latest culinary offering by Michelin-starred Chef Bruno Davaillon. This contemporary French brasserie offers classic favorites to elegant coursed meals. Each taste has been meticulously crafted to ensure that the ingredients stand out. Designed by noted Swedish interior architect Martin Brudnizki, Bullion reflects a highly decorative aesthetic with exceptional bespoke details. The facade is clad in gold scales, and the interior design incorporates midcentury furniture in mohair velvet, leather upholstery, and a statement rose gold leaf ceiling. Art commissions for Bullion include a two-story glass sculpture by Jean-Michel Othoniel, a stainless-steel sculpture by Kathryn Andrews, and flocked canvas panels by Matthew Chambers, along with works by Nate Lowman, Anna Ostoya, Ugo Rondinone, Elad Lassry, and Brock Fetch.
- A contemporary French brasserie by Michelin Star–awarded Chef Bruno Davaillon.
- The interior design of the restaurant was developed by noted Swedish interior architect Martin Brudnizki.
- Commissioned, site-specific art by Jean-Michel Othoniel, Kathryn Andrews, and Matthew Chambers is on view.
Whitewaller recommends: Socializing in the bar and lounge for L’Apéro—a new happy hour offering.