Dallas + Fort Worth restaurants
As in most of the state, Tex-Mex and Mexican cuisine reigns supreme here. That said, the proliferation of mediocre Tex-Mex establishments is profound, so stick with the highly recommended places such as Lola, York Street, or Sonny Bryan's. Steak houses also have a big presence, and in general they are quite good. New American and European restaurants are less likely to measure up to the U.S. big-city standards of Chicago, San Francisco, and so on, but there are a couple of exceptions. Dallasites tend to eat somewhat on the early side, around 6 or 7 pm for dinner and around noon (or even slightly before) for lunch. They also like to dress up. Reservations are generally recommended at the more high-end restaurants.