Labor and supply shortages. Spiraling inflation. Power blackouts. Suddenly, we’re being forced to learn the Greek alphabet. Was there any good news for hungry Dallas diners in the past 12 months?
Sure. Lots. Dallas restaurants started to rally this spring as diners were eager to get back out. Places new and old found ways to open their doors and serve not just amazing food, but offer the hospitality we all missed. Two years after being named Bon Appetit's restaurant city of the year, Dallas is still foraging (hah) ahead with a slate of talented chefs braving the choppy waters and opening new and exciting restaurants.
Plenty of old favorites and a dozen new spots fill this list of the city’s Top 100 restaurants, where we aim to highlight locally owned spots that showcase the breadth of our culinary culture in this wonderful and hungry city. — Lauren Drewes Daniels