Hip for more than a decade and showing no signs of slowing down, the highly walkable neighborhood of Uptown Dallas has a lot to offer.
Good restaurants are no exception.
If you live in an Uptown Dallas apartment and want to treat yourself to some of the finer foods in life, check out the following places.
The fresh flavors of Lebanon have staked their claim in the hearts of foodies all over the world. In Uptown Dallas, those looking for a falafel fix flock to Baboush, an atmospheric Lebanese – Moroccan – Middle Eastern restaurant located near AMLI Quadrangle. Knowing what dish you want and following through with that order are two very different things at this highly-rated restaurant, where the savory goodness of Moroccan tangine and the succulent appeal of Turkish kebabs make ordering a toss-up. A visit to Baboush is a treat for the senses of sight, smell, and taste.
Black Friar Pub
The stretch of McKinney that runs through Uptown has some of the city’s most attractive architectural elements. At the Black Friar Pub, you get a well-cared for historic building with a brilliantly designed interior, a lively beer garden that can help make sunny days all the merrier, and views down one of Uptown’s enchanting cobblestone streets. You also get good food. Oh, and great locally brewed beer. It’s no wonder this place, specializing in pub fusion food and drinks that deliver, is so popular.
You’ve stuck to your diet all week long, and now you’re ready to treat yourself to those carbs you’ve been looking oh so forward to. At Bread Winners Bakery and Bistro, it’s cool to eat comfort food. And comfort food is what this doughy place specializes in for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and brunch.
The atmosphere at Bread Winners is friendly and sophisticated, its prices are fair, and residents of the trendy apartments at AMLI Quadrangle are just three blocks away from its sweet and savory goodness. If you’re one of them, you can pop in for a quick pastry or pie whenever you crave a something sweet.
Praised by Zagat for offering more than just really good steak, Perry’s Steakhouse is an upscale dining option perfect for anyone in your party. Obviously they are known for their steaks, but don’t miss out on their legendary pork chop (which is also featured in a fantastic special on Friday’s) which has been described on Yelp as “just wow,” “there are no words,” “it’s like heaven in your mouth,” and “perfection.” The location is ideal, the space is well-appointed, and all dishes dreamed up by executive chef Misty Perry are worthy of a taste. Five private dining rooms and a selection of wine totaling more than 5,000 vintages make special occasions celebrated truly special.
When you’re craving a wood-fired pizza or plate of freshly made pasta, there really is no substitute. For that reason, this list of great Uptown restaurants wouldn’t be complete without one of the neighborhood’s most well-known Italian names. Sfuzzi Pizzeria is special not only because of its delicious food and enjoyable atmosphere, but also because of its history.
For nearly four years, the restaurant was a neighborhood favorite. Rare was the night when it wasn’t packed. When it announced in December 2013 that it would be firing off its ovens for good, disappointment was widespread. Today, Sfuzzi is up and running in Uptown once again. It’s a different place from the old Sfuzzi’s, but early reviews suggest it is just as good as it has ever been. And, at the intersection of Routh St. and Cedar Springs Road, it’s only a hop, skip, and jump away from AMLI Quadrangle.
Whether you’re looking to nibble on thoughtfully prepared food or chow down on something you just can’t stop eating once you start, Uptown has a restaurant for you. It’s easy to Live Life + Love Life when the food that nourishes your body pleases your taste buds as well.
Do you live in an Uptown apartment? What’s your favorite restaurant? Let us know in the comments!