Leading up to our annual Best of Dallas® issue, we're counting down the 50 most interesting restaurants in Dallas. These spots bring something unique or compelling to the city's dining scene, feeding both your appetite and soul.
In a city where fine dining can get a little stuffy, FT33 brings a relaxed atmosphere to Dallas' restaurant scene without giving up polish or refinement. The results are plates that look as interesting as they taste, in a comfortable space where diners wearing blue jeans fit right in.
Now about to complete his third year leading the Design District kitchen, chef Matt McCallister has proven he's not just a flash in the pan. His restaurant has become a reliable one and a refuge for those who have grown tired of the clichéd steak and potatoes dining that's slowly loosing its hold on Dallas.
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Sure, McCallister's plates embrace meats, but vegetables are treated with a reverence that is rare at any restaurant. Pasta dishes often embrace vegetables and go far beyond the pasta primavera plate commonly offered as a concession for vegetarians. Vegetables also go on to shine on their own as a composed plate as an entree.
Meat lovers, on the other hand, will find one of the city's most exceptional charcuterie plates, and dishes that use a wide variety of fish and game in smart ways that give diners the most bang for the cholesterol points. Whatever your dietary restrictions, FT33 is truly a something for everyone restaurant.
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