I honestly was hesitant about writing this post because these places are so good that I don’t want to share. My favorite places to dine around Dallas all have a few things in common and those are: they are quaint, they are hidden, and they are sophisticated.
Bowen House is my go-to dinner spot. This cute historical house on Bowen Street is a Dallas historical monument. You get an exclusive feel in this little restaurant, and they take pride in their hospitality. The back room includes a private dining experience with your own personal bartender. There is no such thing as a drink menu either, just tell them what you like and they will cater to your needs. My personal favorite food item on the menu is the home-style potato chips.
Akai is a true speakeasy vibe. Located behind the kitchen of Musume, you need to do some digging to get a reservation here. The dark red lighting and fire playlist give this spot a super-sexy feel. The Musume menu is available for dinner in the back as well. This is a must hit spot.
Atwater Alley is another hidden spot that is located behind Henry’s Majestic. You have to walk through the back alley to get inside. Atwater is another dark, private bar with amazing drinks and appetizers. If you ever want a fun, date night spot definitely check this place out.
I asked our other writers where their favorite hidden gems are in Dallas as well. Sofia recommends Revelers Hall- a great spot for drinks in the Bishop Arts District that has live jazz on Sundays. She also suggested Delucca Gaucho’s for pizza and wine.
Maddie shared some of her favorites as well which include: Ka Thai, The Mansion Restaurant at Turtle Creek for brunch, Oishii Sushi, and The Porch.
I know it’s easy to go to your favorite restaurants all the time, but try to explore some of these secret little spots.