Dallas' Most Interesting Restaurants No. 27: FT33

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.

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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