Dallas' 50 Most Interesting Restaurants Are Now All in One Spot

Keep Dallas Observer Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Dallas and help keep the future of Dallas Observer free.

Remember Tony G. from the Russian Banya in Carrollton? His sauna is hot enough to turn your brain cells to mush and the dumplings served at his cafe are still unforgettable.

It has a lot to do with Tony himself. His thick accent, his brooding personality, and the way he looks at your tiny vodka bottle as if to challenge your manhood, leave an impression that shape your dining experience. Tony has one of those personalities that lends itself to stories, and combined with great Russian food that's hard to find elsewhere in the area, his Banya offers something that's unique and memorable.

That's why I sought out to create a list of restaurants that bring something different to the table. Admittedly, not every restaurant in my list of 50 Most Interesting restaurants is as interesting as the Banya, but they all offer something that most other restaurants in Dallas do not, making for one heck of a list.

Click here to check it out in entirety, but you really should hunt down one of these paper copies to keep around for a while. Best case you've got a great guide sitting on the floorboards of your of your car when you find yourself bored with your everyday dining. Worst case you've got a little extra kindling.

Either way, do your best to celebrate the restaurants that most change Dallas' dining scene. It's the best way to keep it moving forward.

Keep the Dallas Observer Free... Since we started the Dallas Observer, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Dallas, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Dallas with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.


Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.