Gorji is nearly a one-man show, with chef-owner Mansour Gorji buying the ingredients, answering phone calls for reservations, greeting each table and cooking dinner with the help of a tiny handful of waiters and kitchen staff. The dining room is small, the atmosphere is intimate and each table is booked for only one party per night, which makes this one of the most romantic restaurants in Dallas. The tiny staff and limited bookings also make it one of the most pandemic-proof restaurants, although Gorji lavishes equal care on multi-course takeout meals. The food reflects Gorji’s background as both an accomplished grillmaster and an Iranian-American immigrant; sample Persian-inspired appetizers and then go for a flawlessly cooked steak or a cut of wild game.
Top pick: With a meat whisperer in the kitchen, any protein that hits the grill is going to be exceptional.
Fun fact: This is grown-up fine dining, literally: Gorji does not allow children.
- Price: $$$
- Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 5-9:30 p.m.; Friday & Saturday 5-10:30 p.m.
- Alcohol: Full bar
- Reservations: Required
- Parking: Lot available
- Extra Services: Catering