The Dallas-Fort Worth Restaurant Week has a distinguished 22-year history in North Texas, showcasing the area’s best restaurants. The event not only gives diners the unique opportunity to relish special lunch and dinner menus presented by the area’s finest restaurants, but it also raises money for deserving local charities, the North Texas Food Bank and the Lena Pope Home. In 2018, 140 area restaurants participated and there were record donations of close to $800,000. The participating restaurants donate a generous 20% of the price of each meal to benefit these charities.
Be sure to make your reservations online, or you can contact the participating restaurants directly. If you call the restaurant directly, make sure you let them know the reservation is for Restaurant Week When you get there, be sure to ask for the special Restaurant Week menu.
Our five delectable tips for the Dallas-Fort Worth Restaurant Week involve the highest ranked restaurants from previous years events. These restaurants have been top performers, both receiving rave reviews from satisfied diners, and raising the most money for the deserving charities.
Pappas Bros. Steakhouse is located at 10477 Lombardy Lane in Dallas. However, the Pappas family steakhouse chain has 80 locations across seven states. The focus here is an uncompromising, high-quality dining experience. The food and wine selection the steakhouse offers is top quality; only USDA Prime beef, dried and aged in-house is used. The meats prepared by Pappas is superior and renowned for its texture and flavor. The restaurant also prepares a variety of seafood dishes from live Maine lobster to their unique Atlantic Branzino. Their wine list has more than 3,900 selections, and their wine cellars have more than 35,000 bottles from all over the world. In fact, the Pappas Bros. Steakhouse received Wine Spectator’s 2018 Grand Award, the highest honor for wine selection.
Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse Dallas at 2323 Olive Street received recognition as among the Sexiest Restaurants in the country for its chic design and ambiance by Zagat reviews. The restaurant service has plenty of friendly Southern hospitality. Before you go, be aware that this restaurant has a dress code; casual business attire, no sleeveless tops, shorts flip-flops or torn clothing is permitted. Diners will enjoy a selection of high-quality kinds of seafood and steaks while enjoying the view of the Dallas skyline from the outdoor patio.
III Forks Steakhouse at 17776 Dallas Parkway serves the best in Texas elegant cuisine. The upscale restaurant has more than 25,000 sq ft of floor space with several different dining rooms and can accommodate 900 diners. Only the finest USDA Prime steaks and the freshest seafood are prepared to your exact order and artfully served. The wine list has been selected to compliment the steakhouse cuisine, as well as to span the globe for perfect wines.
Al Biernat’s has two locations in Dallas, at 4217 Oak Lawn Ave and 5251 Spring Valley Road. This venerable steakhouse also serves amazing seafood such as six different types of fresh fish every day, as well as their the cold water Australian lobster tails. Wine lovers will delight in an award-winning list of more than 650 rare wine selections. Al Biernat’s does have a dress code of “casual elegance”.
Eddie V’s Dallas at 4023 Oak Lawn Avenue provides a sophisticated yet comfortable ambiance to enjoy an intimate evening. The vibrant sounds of live jazz set the tone for a hip and sophisticated dining experience. Diners can choose from a menu of the finest seafood or the restaurant’s renowned prime center cut steaks, broiled to culinary perfection. Eddie V’s Master Sommelier has compiled a wine list of more than 200 selections to compliment your meal. You can also enjoy soulful jazz, sip cocktails, and sample unique appetizers in the seductive atmosphere of the V Lounge.