The 10 Best Restaurants in Dallas/Fort Worth

CultureMap Dallas

Every day, there’s a new list: best chili, best cinnamon roll, best beer on tap. These are small potatoes. For the first dining entry in our month-long Best of Everything series, we’re starting big, with the 10 best restaurants in Dallas-Fort Worth.

Best being a subjective word, we qualify it thusly: Which restaurants are locally significant, changed the way we eat, uphold a standard of excellence, or offer something you can’t get anywhere else? In alphabetical order, these are our 10….

Fearing’s
There is his considerable charisma, radiant as the sun. There’s his voucher from Wolfgang Puck, who calls him “the king.” There was his cameo on Top Chef Texas, where he showed his acumen at spotting flavors and flaws in technique. But all that aside, chef Dean Fearing makes food we want to eat, such as pecan-crusted mahi mahi with crispy Tabasco Ipswich clams and green tomato-sage gravy. Smoky, sultry, earthy — Dean.

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