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The Charles

1632 Market Center Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75207
469-917-9000
Critics' Pick
The Charles +

Alison McLean

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  • Monday through Wednesday 5:30-10:30 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday 5:30-11:30 p.m.
  • Dinner
  • Full bar
  • Valet Parking
  • Reservations Recommended
Across the street from Town Hearth, The Charles is nearly as over-the-top a place to see and be seen, even on Monday nights. The menu here is unlike any other Italian joint in town, thanks to chef J. Chastain’s constant, creative tinkering with classics. Chicory salad, melt-in-your-mouth grilled octopus and handmade pastas are some of the stars, but make room for kale grilled and piled onto a cool yogurt dip. The cheetah-print booths and dry-clean-only staff uniforms serve as a clue that dinner here is quite the high-dollar splurge.

Fun fact: Don’t leave without examining the “wallpaper” in the bathroom.

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