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The Best New Dallas Restaurants of 2017

From pastas and veggie dishes at sophisticated Sachet to little-known taquerias tucked away in Oak Cliff, the best new Dallas restaurants of 2017 really run the gamut.
From pastas and veggie dishes at sophisticated Sachet to little-known taquerias tucked away in Oak Cliff, the best new Dallas restaurants of 2017 really run the gamut. Kathy Tran


2017 was an exciting year for new restaurants, boasting cultural and geographic diversity that bodes well for our city’s culinary future. Yes, it’s nice when great new fine-dining restaurants open in downtown Dallas, but neighborhoods all around the area need good places to eat, so it’s heartening that some of our favorite new places are in unlikely spots such as downtown Irving, the Cedars, northern Carrollton and West Dallas. It’s even cooler that they include not just upscale tacos and scrumptious pizzas but Thai street snacks and Iraqi kebabs, too.

Get ready to dive into our list of the best new Dallas-area restaurants of 2017 — it's a list so deep, we had to include 11.


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Brian Reinhart has been the Dallas Observer's food critic since spring 2016. In addition, he writes baseball analysis for the Hardball Times and covers classical music for the Observer and MusicWeb International.
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