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The 50 Finest
The Editors | Photo: Joy Zhang and Elliott Munoz | June 27, 2014
Herewith, find everything that’s succulent, savory, sweet and absolutely worth your time and taste buds. We’ve eaten, slurped and sipped our way through the city to find out what’s exciting now. And believe us when we say, there’s never been a better time to be a Dallas foodie.
5 MOST EXCITING NEW RESTAURANTS
From steakhouses to Spanish cuisine, our city is bustling in its culinary game.
Chef Omar Flores’ Casa Rubia is one of the hottest additions to the Trinity Groves restaurant incubators. The tapas-style eatery offers delicious, authentic Spanish cuisine with an alluring modern twist. Dishes such as rossejat negra (fideo, squid en su tinta, crispy leeks and citrus aioli), fragrant mejillones en escabeche (Cape Cod mussels with liquor, herbs and trout roe), and costillos de cordero (moruno spiced lamb ribs with carrots and fresh cheese), are so seductive and complex, you won’t want to share. 3011 Gulden Lane, Suite 116, 469.513.6349
We’re rooting for husband-and-wife Stephen Rogers and Allison Yoder, who prove two is better than one with their latest restaurant, Gemma. Showcasing thoughtfully prepared dishes and cocktails, the couple makes this cozychic eatery in the Knox- Henderson neighborhood a culinary gem. Favorite items on the diverse menu include the roasted baby artichoke appetizer with wild arugula, poached farm egg and Provençal vinaigrette and the succulent braised veal cheeks with Tokyo turnips, carrots, onions, bacon and black pepper spaetzle. 2323 N. Henderson Ave., Suite 109, 214.370.9426
Former Top Chef contestant John Tesar has created serious competition with his retro-inspired steakhouse, Knife, at Hotel Palomar, offering juicy meats from all parts of the cow for those daring to try something new. Tesar’s mouthwatering dishes and attention to detail make Knife nothing short of perfection. Try the 45-day aged Niman Ranch bone-in rib-eye or The Magic burger with crispy fries. Apps cannot be beat—try the decadent bacon-crusted bone marrow and San Diego uni, and raw Yellowtail served with grapefruit and avocado. 5680 N. Central Expressway, 214.443.9339
High expectations were met with Stephan Pyles’ new Latin American restaurant, which took the place of his global tapas-style eatery, Samar. Pyles spins a modern take on traditional dishes such as foie gras tacu tacu with banana chutney and compressed tres leches with strawberry sorbet. The food and drink menus are as unique as the surprisingly contemporary atmosphere, where Pyles works the crowd. 2100 Ross Ave., Suite 100, 214.922.9922
Nestled in the Arts District at Klyde Warren Park, Savor offers a chic dining experience in a glass house-style space. Modern and intrinsically cool, Savor is a hot spot for foodies looking for a taste of Dallas culture and sweet cocktails. For dinner or lunch, choose the decadent lobster puffs with comte cheese fritter and Maine lobster, the croque sandwich, braised short rib or the roasted salmon. 2000 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, 214.306.5597