Dallas, TX 75206
- Sun 10:30am-2pm, 5:30pm-10pm, Mon-Thu 5:30pm-10pm, Fri-Sat 5:30pm-11:30pm
- $$$; $$$$
- Wheelchair accessible, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Smoking, Takeout
- Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night
- Valet Parking
- Reservations Accepted
Top pick: Right now we’re in love with a plate of pork collar, fork-tender but with crispy, herb-crusted edges, served alongside Italian sausage and on a bed of outrageously rich polenta. There’s gardiniera to add some acidic kick and broccoli rabe to make us feel healthy. It’s perfect. Oh, and notice the praise for the burger, which appears in seemingly every framed newspaper clipping? That burger deserves every good word ever said about it.
The downside: For a restaurant that prides itself on well-chosen wines — look at its name — The Grape surprised us by recently serving a bottle of red at the temperature of a very well-heated room. Also, the restaurant’s legendary weekend brunches offer pleasures similar to dinner, but with double or triple the crowd size.
Fun fact: The Grape is the oldest restaurant on this list. It’s also one of just four restaurants in the Top 50 to have opened before 2001, along with Royal China, Tei Tei Robata and Dal Dong Nae.
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