Travelers to Dallas will want to try dining out at the city’s most iconic restaurants, both classic and modern. As one of America’s largest cities, there are numerous options for dining in Dallas, from high-end and refined to casual.
Monica’s Nueva Cocina is an interesting blend of Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisine paired with a sushi bar. The restaurant is open for both lunch and dinner and features Mexican classics such as guacamole and tacos with slow-roasted pork. The sushi bar features raw seafood with a southwest flair and incorporates jicama and jalapeno into its offerings, and the Tex-Mex menu offers a creative take on southwest dining, including dishes like Mexican lasagna and vegan fajitas. They also have a beer and wine menu offering Mexican tequila and domestic and imported beers.
Those visitors looking for quality Texas barbecue might consider heading to the South Dallas area to dine at Off the Bone Barbeque. The menu is simple but authentic. This restaurant features classic pork brisket, pulled pork, and baby back ribs barbecued using pecan tree wood. Patrons can order combinations of meats and sides including potato salad, cole slaw, and baked beans. Off the Bone Barbeque is found on South Lamar Street.
Those who desire upscale dining might try Dallas Fish Market on Main Street in the downtown area of the city. The menu is a combination of Japanese and Gulf Coast-influenced seafood dishes. Offerings include sushi, sashimi, oysters, fresh salads, and unique starters such as fried green tomatoes with a garlic-buttermilk sauce. Customers can order delicate scallops with risotto and pair it with such diverse sides as tempura or stir-fried vegetables or a hearty dish of macaroni and cheese with bacon.
Also located downtown on Akard Street is Dakota’s Steakhouse. This restaurant allows diners to choose from a variety of steaks, including ribeye, porterhouse, and filet mignon, or they could also try veal, lamb, or pork chops, or a Southwest-style grilled chicken with salsa. Seafood is available as well, as are various baked, roasted, or steamed vegetable accompaniments.