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Bullion

400 S. Record St.
Dallas, TX 75202
Critics' Pick
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  • 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, and dinner 5:30-10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 5-10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday
  • Local ingredients, Evening, Business Dining
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • Full bar
  • Street Parking, Valet Parking
  • Reservations Recommended
The Top 100 Dallas Restaurants, No. 7: With an in-kitchen hydroponic gardening operation, a collection of specially commissioned sculptures and a dining room that’s literally a gold bar on the side of a skyscraper, Bullion is one of the most ambitious restaurants Dallas has seen in years. It’s also one of the best, with a deep cast of talented chefs producing elegant but not pretentious updates on classic French foods. Dig through the superb bread basket, share maybe the city’s best beef tartare and revel in the exquisitely cooked seafood. (Grab a side order of crispy bistro-style pommes frites, too.) A superb all-French wine program, outstanding desserts and world-class people-watching complement the excellent dinners.

Top pick: Many of the best meals are rotating daily specials. Watch out for quenelles Lyonnaise on Mondays, extraordinary rabbit on Thursdays and an outrageous bison pot-au-feu in winter months.

The downside: Escargot seems to be absent from the escargot ravioli. Dining inside a gold bar on the side of a skyscraper feels peak Trump-era. More distressing, numerous industry contacts who have dined at Bullion report lapses in service quality. They don’t occur when this author visits — because Bullion staff are trained to watch out for critics. This is one of the few restaurants on the list to attempt to curry the author’s favor with freebies, a plate of madeleines for which we added extra cash to the tip.

Fun fact: The entrance, at the corner of Young and Record streets, is a grand spiral staircase direct from the sidewalk; ask the valet if you need an elevator.

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