Live like a Local Wildcat Management Guest Blog: The Best of the West End

By Wildcat Management

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At Ellen’s, brunch is all we do. We know that brunch is no longer just for the weekend. It’s everyone’s favorite meal, so why not celebrate it every day? In fact, any time of day is a good time for brunch, so we serve it day and night.

​We started Ellen’s in 2012 with one simple idea: build a restaurant that we would want to go to. That means traditional, made-from-scratch Southern recipes, using only the freshest meats and vegetables, and giving service with true Southern hospitality. That also means serving brunch all the time.

Because remember, no matter what time it is where you are, IT’S BRUNCH O’CLOCK SOMEWHERE!

Y.O Ranch Steakhouse   

Whether dining or simply relaxing over a cocktail with friends, the Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse offers a warm, inviting atmosphere. With its 100-year old brick arches, iron accents and candlelit tables, the main dining room delivers an authentic steakhouse dining experience that is relaxing with a touch of elegance. The Y.O. bar is the perfect spot for enjoying a drink before or after dinner or grabbing a quick bite. The rich, deep wood and historic black and white photos create a comfortable ambiance to enjoy the fully-stocked bar.

Dining on their beautiful patio under Texas Live Oaks and amidst overflowing flower baskets is an excellent option for a casual lunch or dinner at a Dallas steakhouse, all the while taking in the energetic atmosphere of Market street.

3 Eleven Kitchen and Cocktails

3Eleven Kitchen & Cocktails is a modern American eatery that embodies the revival of the West End Historic District located on the corner of Market and Ross. Inspired by local restaurateur Jay Khan, the restaurant is guided by one simple philosophy, “Every ingredient has a purpose.” Serving farm-to-table fare and scratch cocktails with a vintage twist, 3Eleven is open daily for lunch and dinner. The space is also complete with private dining capabilities for special occasions and events.

Dallas World Aquarium  

At the Dallas World Aquarium you’ll discover the hidden worlds of the sea and all the beauty they have to offer.  There’s even more to see when you visit any one of our exhibits from the Cloud Forest Trek all the way to South Africa and Borneo. You’ll always find wonderful things at the Dallas World Aquarium! Located close to the DART station and within walking distance of multiple hotels and restaurants in the heart of the West End, it’s easy to make a day of your exotic adventure.

The Dallas World Aquarium has been accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) since 1997 and a member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) since 2000.           

RJ’s Mexican Cuisine

RJ Mexican Cuisine’s imaginative traditional dishes, blending Mexico-Texas flavors with Mexican technique, is at the forefront of a new wave of the Mexican cuisine that’s now become entrenched in Dallas’ culinary scene. Each dish has a touch of unexpected flavor, which is typical of this culinary Master of Mexican Cuisine who believes that “each bite should involve all of our senses and tastes.”

Though RJ Mexican Cuisine may be the father of Dallas’ Eatery scene, there are plenty following in their footsteps. RJ Mexican Cuisine has been listed as one of the city’s best new restaurants several times over. This cozy and unpretentious eatery is known for serving up dishes with a twist – a Mexican twist in this case. Tapas of spiced meat, cheeses, and seafood are served up alongside a legendary late-night Chef’s platter. The cocktails are also among the best in Dallas.

Dallas Holocaust & Human Rights Museum  

The Dallas Holocaust & Human Rights Museum tells a uniquely human story.

Discover the history of the Holocaust in a deeply personal way. Listen to forgotten voices share their harrowing experiences and imagine a day in their shoes. Follow the emergence of human rights after the war and beyond into the development of civil rights in America. The Dallas Holocaust & Human Rights Museum is committed to shedding light into our darkest corners and uplifting those who stand up for others.

The building boasts the newest renovation in The West End. Located on Houston street, it’s the perfect place to begin your day before making your way through the neighborhood to discover local restaurants and additional museums and entertainment.

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Staycation Nation: The Girls Take Downtown Dallas

Birthday extravaganzas and Wednesday wine gossips haven’t felt the same since Covid-19 moved all of our lives online. But now, with more Dallas restaurants, spas, and shopping centers opening their doors, getting back to boozy brunches with the girls is becoming a little bit easier. This one’s for the ladies! Grab your masks and your crossbody clutches as you head to Downtown Dallas for a safe, memorable, and fun girls’ staycation.

Keep Fit

If bonding through working out is more your style try heading to Cowboy’s Fit for pilates, biking, and even cardio dance parties.

If yoga is more your style, you can head to V12 and practice regaining your center.

Both centers have adopted new guidelines to cater to COVID-19 restrictions so that you and your friends can enjoy a safe experience.

Sunday Funday

Everyone loves a good Sunday brunch and shop. Check out the Dallas Farmers Market where you can enjoy an open indoor and outdoor layout. The Dallas Farmers market not only has plenty of good eats and tons of outdoor space for dining but amazing small and local businesses to support. We actually did a whole blog on it! Head here to find out all there is to enjoy at the Dallas Farmers Market.

Museum Musings

If you and your gals are an intellectual bunch, or simply appreciate artistic endeavors, Downtown Dallas is filled with endless museum options for you to peruse. Fill your Saturdays with a showing of the beautiful new Sandra Cinto DMA exhibit, or head to the Nasher Sculpture Center for breathtaking views.

Need something more tactile? Spend your Saturday at the Museum of Illusions. Totally trip out at seemingly slanted rooms or snap an iconic girl squad pic in the Infinity Room.

All museums mentioned are open but in order to stay safe they will require a reservation in advance online. Easy to navigate and safe to access.

Shop ‘Til You Drop

During your girl’s staycation, there is plenty of shopping to partake in. Downtown Dallas is home to the flagship Neiman Marcus store, a luxury department store featuring high fashion brands like Alice + Olivia, CELINE, and David Yurman.

Another great luxury shopping experience can be found at Forty Five Ten. The Downtown location is open with limited hours to ensure social distancing measures.

You can also try shopping at Commerce Goods + Supply, the boutique at The Adolphus Hotel and The Taschen Library at The Joule are both  unique gift shops within a 1-2 minute walk of each other.

Girls Gab over Bubbly

There are plenty of spots Downtown to grab a quick bite and chat with friends during your girls’ weekend. Transport yourself to English high tea at Mirador across from  The Joule Hotel. Mirador boasts expansive views of downtown through floor-to-ceiling windows and a wraparound terrace overlooking Tony Tasset’s outdoor sculpture Eye. However, if you’re planning a winter staycation, the French Room at The Adolphus Hotel is currently booking for Holiday Tea Sessions starting in November.

Champagne more your game? Head to La Tarte Tropezienne for a bottle of bubbly and a savory slice of quiche. La Tarte began in Saint-Tropez and the Dallas location is the only US location available.

Spa Sessions

Take a group trip to Downtown Dallas for some much-needed girl talk and relaxation. Escape the everyday routine at The Spa at The Joule. Choose from a variety of services like the codage Paris facial, the triple body scrub, or the face and ice stone massage. Head to The Studio portion of The Spa to receive eyebrow threading, waxing, and even microblading.

Downtown Dining

Finish off each adventure with some of the best dining and drinking options Downtown Dallas has to offer. Take the gals to The Woolworth for daytime happy hour where wine is just $5 a glass and craft cocktails are just $8.

For those of us with a love for TexMex, head to Queso Beso to see the cutest interior decorating and also enjoy $10 nachos on an open and airy patio.

Want dinner with a view? The newly opened Sky Blossom Bistro is a rooftop Vietnamese fusion restaurant and bar with some of the best views of Downtown.

Head to The Statler for some adult gaming and drinking at Scout or take in some more Dallas views at the rooftop pool and bar called Waterproof.

Whatever you and the girls decide to do this weekend, Downtown Dallas is jam packed with fun and exciting activities to boost bonding, creativity, and conversation. It’s easy to make memories of a lifetime with all of the options Dallas has to offer. Let us know what you decide to do with your girlfriend’s in Dallas this weekend!

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This article was written by Ashni Pabley. As a Dallas native, Ashni loves browsing new exhibits at the DMA or shopping small businesses at the Dallas Farmers Market. You can contact her at

Live Like a Local: A Complete Guide to New Restaurants in Downtown Dallas

By Downtown Dallas, Inc. 

Downtown Dallas has almost 200 restaurants and bars, and has recently added its fair share of yummy new places to eat and drink. We figured we’d put together a list of new restaurants to keep you in the loop! We invite you to Live Like a Local and explore some of our favorite new restaurants in Downtown. 

Chimalma Taco Bar Co.

Chimalma Taco Bar Co. is named for the “mother of tacos.” The family-owned restaurant is bringing Jalisco style cuisine straight to its Commerce St. location. Be sure to swing by and find out what the goddess tacos are all about!

Hurdy Gurdy

Think of this place as your second home! A welcoming place to bring friends and meet new ones. With a huge patio perfect for socially distancing and food and drink carefully thought out to encourage sharing and conversation, you’ll feel right at home.

Jaxon Texas Kitchen + Beer Garden

New to the AT&T Discovery District, Jaxon offers a menu focused on Texas fare and elevated classic Southern dishes. Chill on the patio with a cold beer from their curated selection of 34 local and regional craft beers or specially crafted cocktails and spirits.

La Tarte Tropezienne

The new local already has a cult following for their authentic, fresh French pastries, tartes, and other delicious bites and desserts. The tiny sidewalk patio is also a hot spot for people watching while enjoying a glass (or bottle) of bubbly. Making its only U.S. debut right in the heart of Downtown Dallas, it’s a must-do to stop by and try out these yummy treats!

Mendocino Farms

Located on Ross Ave., the California-based chain is your go-to place for Peruvian steak sandwiches and Napa vineyard salads. This sandwich spot is a popular choice for quick lunches and dinners, be sure to check them out! 

Primo’s MX Kitchen

Newly located inside The Statler, Primo’s brings a fresh take on an old favorite with inspirations ranging from the border of Texas to Southern Mexico. From its instagram famous “Soup of the day…Tequila” photo wall, to their delicious margs, their food is definitely not to be missed. 

Rise + Thyme 

Chef and Chopped judge Amanda Freitag has opened her first restaurant located in the AT&T Discovery District. Noted as a chance to escape, relax, and enjoy a fluffy croissant or sip a perfectly foamy latte. Either way, its possibilities are open and endless.


Located in the Statler Hotel, this tasty Italian restaurant is a must try! Walk-in or make a reservation to enjoy some great pizza.  For those going low carb or gluten free, you can substitute a cauliflower crust.  Delivery and pickup options are available as well.

True Kitchen + Kocktails

Looking for the best food, cocktails, and vibes? Look no further. Bringing southern-style comfort food to the central business district in the heart of Downtown, their chicken and waffles is a must try!

Empanada Cookhouse 

Bringing a Latin American taste to West End, Empanada Cookhouse is an innovative empanada shop where they blend Latin inspiration with local flavors. From breakfast empanadas (yup, breakfast empanadas!), to dessert empanadas, we promise you won’t regret visiting!

Pegasus City Brewery 

The ground floor of the Dallas Power and Light Building in the heart of the Main Street District is now home to Downtown’s first brewery, a natural extension of a brand that is rooted in Dallas history and tradition. Featuring a huge outdoor patio, beautiful art deco architecture, taproom & outdoor beer garden, this place is a must see!


Enjoy dinner and drinks at one of the newest and trendiest restaurants in Dallas! Located in the newly renovated, The National, Catbird offers a breathtaking view of downtown with an expansive rooftop terrace. Catbird’s design and menu options offer the perfect setting for a happy hour, dinner, or late-night food and drinks.

Nine at The National

With a bright ambience and overlooking the 9th floor deck, Nine is only open for breakfast and lunch. It’s in room and patio dining offer the perfect luxe setting to help start your day!

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Live Like A Local: The Best of the Dallas Farmers Market

By Downtown Dallas, Inc.

The Dallas Farmers Market is the best spot in the city to visit if you’re looking for locally-grown produce, artisanal foods, and expertly made crafts. While you’re at it, be sure to visit The Shed, an open-air pavilion where you can shop from regional vendors who grow, raise, make, and produce food! We invite you to Live Like a Local and explore all the Dallas Farmers Market has to offer.


8 Cloves

Visit for a delicious taste of India! They offer organic Indian cuisine with both vegan and non-vegan options. 

American Butchers

Named as The Best Butcher Shop in The Best of Big D 2018, American Butchers is a must stop if you find yourself in the DFM. Veteran owned, the husband and wife duo source their meat from Nebraska ranching and farming families. From steaks, pork chops, to lamb, their meat is always served fresh and hand-cut to your desired thickness.  


Take a trip to Naples, Italy with their authentic Neapolitan pizzas! With techniques true to brick oven pizza making, they also have vegetarian and vegan-friendly options. 

Beyond The Butchers

An extension of American Butchers, Beyond the Butchers serves as a shop and a restaurant in one offering the ultimate farm and ranch to table dining experience. They specialize in comfort foods your way- also feature Burgers Beer + Brats. Oh, and did we mention you can Build Your Own Burger? 

Cajun Tailgators

Known as the “best-kept secret” at DFM, their delicious and authentic cajun cuisine is one that should not be missed when visiting. 

Chelles Macarons

This is for all the sweet tooths out there. Chelles Macarons brings a unique twist of the classic French dessert to the heart of Dallas!

Doc Popcorn

From Triple White Cheddar to Hoppin’ Jalapeño to Caramel Bliss, Doc Popcorn serves the most unique and yummy popcorn on the planet. And lucky for you, it’s available at DFM!

El Mero Mero

Known for serving the best tamales in Dallas since 1984, El Mero Mero uses only the highest quality ingredients found at DFM. Their tacos are also a must-try! 

 Hurdy Gurdy

New to the DFM, think of this place as your second home! A  welcoming place to bring friends and meet new ones. With food and drink carefully thought out to encourage sharing and conversation, you’ll feel right at home. 

Juice Babe

Being built on the concept that food is medicine, Juice Babe offers consumers a fresh new approach to “eating-good” and in turn, feeling great!


Ka-Tip Thai Street Food has one goal, and that’s to take their customers on a “Quick Trip to Thailand!” Adding a true cultural experience to the Dallas community through the cuisine, their 100% authentic thai food will have you going back for more. 

Market Provisions Co.

Find your morning coffee or everything for a farm-to-table meal. You’ll find fresh meats, produce, specialty foods and even grab-n-go food – all from local farmers and artisans! Support small businesses and check out goods from local producers and artisans. 


A Vietnamese Fusion Truck serving up banh mi, Vietnamese tacos, and much more! Made from scratch, using the best ingredients, Nammi is a must-try.

Palmieri Cafe

Founder/Owner Corrado Palmieri, a Southern Italian from the province of Lecce, moved to Dallas from Italy with one mission: to open an Italian Coffee Shop & Bakery made from fresh, authentic & natural ingredients.

Rex’s Seafood and Market

Sourcing fresh seafood from fishermen around the globe, Rex’s serves the best seafood you’ll find at DFM!

Scardello Artisan Cheese

Embracing themselves as “Cheese Enthusiasts,” Scardello provides high-quality, cut-to-order cheese. With cheese from Texas and across the nation, Scardello is the place to visit for authentic, fresh cheese.


Serving NOLA-style shaved ice and natural syrup, SNO is the perfect place to treat yo’ self! With many flavors to choose from, SNO adds a Mexican twist to their frozen treats that you can only get at DFM.

Taqueria La Ventana

Handmade tortillas, fresh meats, and cold margaritas. What more could you ask for? This funky, fast-casual taqueria offers everyday, authentic Mexico City street food that you can’t miss out on. 

The 2nd Tap

A unique beer bar/taproom offering products from breweries locally and nationally. Instead of only serving the brewery’s new and seasonal beers, they decided to do something different and make the full lineup available on tap. 

Caribbean Cabana

Dubbed as Best Caribbean Food in The Best of Big D 2018, this is a place you do not want to miss out on. The cuisine and freshly made juices will make you feel like you’re right in Trinidad! 


Abundantly Aromatic

Local and all-natural, their soaps, candles, skin & hair care products will have you coming back for more.  


Dubbed as the greatest gift store for yourself, Bullzerk ranges from shirts repping Dallas Districts to celebrity wrapped vigil candles. Yup, vigil candles.  Go check it out for yourself! 

Folklore & Tradition

A beautiful selection of Mexican Traditional tops, embroidery, dresses, jewelry, handbags & accessories all 100% handmade by Mexican and Guatemalan Artisans. Oh, and don’t expect to leave without owner Mariola Cabria telling you where your piece came from and who made it! 

K.A. Classics

A combination of wearable creativity & culture, K.A. Classics is all about delivering women’s style and comfort inspired by the modern muse. The thoughtfully designed and textured rich styles for every day is made to give her all the feels at an affordable price.

Lone Chimney Mercantile

Find one-of-a-kind photography, furniture, artwork, accessories, and decor, all with a love for Dallas and a tinge of sass. Featuring over 300 bold and colorful images from Dallas, Austin, Waco, Houston, Oklahoma, and other popular hot spots!

Nikki Smith Designs

Designs that focus on quality, fun, and versatility, Nikki Smith Designs offers modern jewelry for clients that appreciate the power of accessorizing. All pieces are designed and crafted using quality materials, making it the perfect gift to yourself or others.

San Miguel’s Exporta

Discover handcrafted Mexican imports straight from San Miguel de Allende. Their high-quality tapestries, pottery, and gift items never disappoint. 

Simply Irresistible

From bedding to tableware, jewelry to ensembles, the goods are a reflection of not just what’s trending, but of what’s timeless. You’ll find seasonal decor, hand-lettered and drawn signs, greeting cards, T-shirts, and even kitchen towels from Whiski Designs.

Texas Goods Co.

With a passion for “uncommon” in decorating and style, Texas Goods Co. offers European Antiques and Rustic-Chic “Rustique” decor. You’ll find unique accent pieces, accessories, & fun gifts!

Whiski Designs

Ranging from tees, stickers, to cards, and more,  their hand-lettered and drawn designs reflect Texas culture with a side of sass and attitude!




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Live Like A Local: Best Tacos in Downtown Dallas

By Downtown Dallas, Inc.

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Downtown Dallas is filled with so many hidden gems, especially when it comes to tacos!  Some of us treat every day as Taco Tuesday, which is why we created a list of our fave spots as the go-to resource for all things in and around Downtown. We invite you to Live Like a Local and explore some of the best tacos in Downtown. 

Salsa Limon 

Their Mexico City style served tacos will have you coming back for more. Whether it be burritos, tortas, or street tacos, there’s literally nothing you can get and go wrong. Oh! And let’s not forget about their amazing margaritas of course.

Wild Salsa (Temporarily closed)

Stop by for authentic Mexican flavors and match their à la carte street tacos with more than 100 tequilas to choose from! Although currently closed due to COVID-19, we’ll be sure to keep you updated on their re-opening.

Queso Beso (Open Fridays and Saturdays only)

Get a taste of Tex-Mex with a vibrant, festive setting. Overlooking The Eye, the two-story restaurant is filled with pinatas and christmas lights to add an extra dazzle to the yummy tacos! Stop by and grab a few tacos and margs and enjoy the patio!

El Mero Mero Tamalero 

Located at the Dallas Farmers Market, El Mero Mero Tamalero is known for serving the best tamales in Dallas since 1984. Using only the highest quality ingredients found at DFM, their tacos are also a must try! Also found on UberEats, DoorDash, and GrubHub.

Chimalma Taco Bar Co.

New to Downtown Dallas, Chimalma Taco bar Co. is known for the “mother of tacos.” The family-owned restaurant is bringing Jalisco style cuisine straight to it’s Commerce st. location. Be sure to swing by and find out what the goddess tacos are all about!

View their full menu here:

Taqueria La Ventana 

Tacos, Margs, and a patio. What more could we ask for?! With expansive patios for outdoor dining, both locations (Dallas Farmers Market and Victory Park) of the authentic Mexico City taqueria are now open for dine-in/takeout.

Twisted Trompo

There’s a reason why this one is a local favorite. Family-owned with recipes from Mexico City, Twisted Trompo is known for big rotisserie from which meat is shaved- called trompo. Everything is made from scratch and hand-carved to order. Be sure to try out their street tacos along with tortas and other favorites!

Señor Bean

Conveniently located in Downtown Dallas near the Dallas Arts District, the family-owned eatery provides Mexican fare such as tacos, tamales, & fajitas in cozy surroundings.

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Live Like a Local: Best Patios / Rooftops in Downtown Dallas 

By Downtown Dallas, Inc. 


Downtown Dallas is filled with exciting things to do and experience, but one of the best parts is being able to enjoy the outdoors, and more importantly, the incredible views. That’s why we created a list of our top patios and rooftops as the go-to resource for all things in and around Downtown. These spots are observing COVID-19 precautions such as cleaning and sanitizing, social distancing practices, and staff wearing masks. We invite you to Live Like a Local and take in all Downtown has to offer by exploring some of the best patios and rooftops in town. 

Dallas Farmers Market 

This artisanal vendor market has four anchor restaurants, a mixture of local specialty foods, artisanal food vendors, and seating areas both inside and out where you can grab a bite to eat or enjoy a cup of coffee while taking in a view of the Dallas skyline or observing the market-goers.

Sky Blossom

This is an incredible rooftop bistro and bar in Downtown Dallas! It is unique in that it is a quick-serve establishment during the day and offers a fine dining/lounge experience by night. Take in the views from the patio, which has additional seating for those who prefer to sit outdoors.

Green Door Public House 

This is the only free standing restaurant in the Farmer’s Market, conveniently located a few short blocks from the heart of Downtown and Deep Ellum, and highlighted by a 1,200 sq. ft. shaded patio with great views of Downtown!


Enjoy elevated classic Southern dishes inspired by Texas cuisine and one of their 40 in-house tap beers with your meal, while sitting 6ft apart from others on Jaxon’s incredible patio!


This is one of Downtown Dallas’ most unique spots. During the day enjoy a meal on the patio or poolside, but as the sun goes down, exchange swimsuits for your trendy attire and enjoy the energetic nightlife experience! 

Royal Blue Grocery / Dallas Arts District

Royal Blue is an urban market with a cute outdoor seating area. From coffee and freshly prepared grab-and-go offerings, to conventional grocery and convenience items, Royal Blue Grocery is your one-stop-shop and a great place to grab a quick bite to enjoy on their outdoor patio.

3 Eleven Kitchen and Cocktails

Farm-to-table is what 3 Eleven Kitchen does best. Located in the West End district, it has a great vibe and plenty of wonderful cocktail selections. The contemporary American restaurant offers both indoor and outdoor seating, serving brunch, lunch, and dinner.

Harwood Tavern

Walk down South Harwood street and you will notice a blue lit tree pinpointing this moody gastropub. With patio seating to lay back and sip on the beautifully crafted cocktails, this is the perfect spot for a karaoke night.

CBD Provisions

Cocktails, food, and an incredible view. CBD has now opened their private terrace at the Joule to the public on Fridays and Saturdays from 5-10 p.m. Enjoy rooftop views of Main Street while still social distancing between you and the next table.

Queso Beso

This Tex-Mex restaurant is perfect for a casual lunch or dinner. The colorful layout includes a ground floor, glass-enclosed patio with TVs, a private event space, and open-air terrace upstairs. You’ll show up for the queso and stay for the drinks!

Frankie’s Downtown

This two-story sports bar offers upmarket pub grub, happy hours, numerous craft beers on tap, and many TVs. Come hang out on their patio to enjoy some delicious food and great drink options! They also have happy hours every Tuesday… how could you resist?!

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Live Like a Local: Best Pizza in Downtown Dallas

By Downtown Dallas, Inc. 

Downtown Dallas is full of great restaurants, coffee shops, places to satisfy your sweet tooth, and so much more! Navigating the city and finding the best stops can be overwhelming, so we created a list of our all-time favorites to provide you with a go-to resource for all things in and around Downtown. We hope to give you the experience of Living Like a Local as you explore some of our favorite local pizza restaurants in Downtown. 


This is Dallas’s very first authentic Southern Italian restaurant, and it definitely lives up to the hype! It is well worth the trip for the delicious bites, chic vibe, and smiling service. There is no question that their award-winning Neapolitan style pies deserve the recognition. Make a reservation or stop by to dine in, or enjoy it from your home with takeout and delivery options!

400 Gradi

Serves award-winning, traditional Italian cuisine that is locally sourced with specialty items imported from Italy. You can indulge in their phenomenal thin crust pizza for lunch or dinner seven days a week or stop by for late-night drinks on Fridays and Saturdays. Options to dine in or takeout are both available!

Bella Trino

This pizzeria is a must-eat spot located at the Dallas Farmers Market! With their fresh ingredients, great crust, and selection of toppings, this is a stop you won’t want to miss. Dining in is not available, but you can grab it and go or there are a number of delivery options to choose from, such as DoorDash, UberEats, etc.


This well-known pizzeria is located in the heart of Downtown Dallas. They serve a wide variety of authentic New York-style food items on their menu. They are known to have “The best New York Pizza in North Texas”, so don’t miss out on this delicious and affordable dining experience! Available for dining in, takeout, and delivery.


This newly opened restaurant is located in the Statler Hotel in Downtown. Be one of the first to try out this tasty Italian restaurant with a great environment. Walk in or make a reservation to enjoy some great pizza that can even have a healthy twist by substituting cauliflower crust! Delivery and pickup options are available as well.


Located in the Main Street District, this modern Italian restaurant serves a range of classic entrees from their award-winning menu, plus pizza by the slice & cocktails.  They are now open for dine-in seating and available on DoorDash.

Porta Di Roma

Their authentic Italian cuisine will make you feel like you’re in Rome! Ranked 3rd for the “Best Italian Restaurants” in Downtown Dallas, Porta Di Roma’s menu features award-winning pizzas and more. Visit and dine in or pick up an order. Also available on Postmates and DoorDash. 


This long-standing family-owned chain is located right in the heart of Downtown on Elm St. Campisi’s Restaurants has been serving iconic, award-winning pizzas and family Italian dishes since 1946. All locations are now open at 50% capacity for in-restaurant dining and will accept online and phone reservations!

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Live Like a Local: Best Coffee Shops in Downtown Dallas

By Downtown Dallas, Inc.

Aerial view of various coffee

Downtown Dallas has so much to see and do that it can be a bit overwhelming. That’s why we created a list of our faves as the go-to resource for all things in and around Downtown. We invite you to Live Like a Local and explore some of our favorite local coffee shops in Downtown. 


We love this place a latte! Order for takeout or delivery via DoorDash, UberEats, and Grubhub. Live within eight miles? Commissary will come straight to you! (No delivery fee, $35 order minimum.)

Flying Horse Cafe

Dallas’ best-kept secret. Located in The Magnolia Hotel, visit one of the most historic buildings in Downtown and enjoy a variety of coffee selections with an array of artwork featured from local artists.


This isn’t your typical coffee shop. Located in the West End, you can treat yourself to candy, pastries, and more! Then, top it off with some of their delicious coffee.

Otto’s Coffee and Fine Foods

Located in The Adolphus Hotel, Otto’s is an upscale Viennese-style café serving local Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters brew. Hang out inside or head to the grab-and-go service window on Commerce Street.


Stop by The Statler and grab an espresso to go or chill out in the lobby co-working spaces and enjoy free WiFi. 

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Fresh, authentic, & natural. They make everything from scratch! Order online for takeout or curbside delivery.

Royal Blue Grocery 

If you find yourself wandering around the Main Street District, be sure to check out Royal Blue Grocery for a quick pick me up and pair it with a delicious pastry!

Weekend Coffee 

Take a trip to The Joule and pair great coffee with a playful atmosphere. Now open for takeout seven days a week from 6:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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Need To Wine Down A Bit? We found Six Local Spots Offering Wine Specials.

Working from home can be stressful. These Downtown businesses know exactly what you need.

By Downtown Dallas, Inc.

Closeup shot of wineshelf. Bottles lay over straw.

Find yourself feeling a bit stressed after that long workday? Leave it up to these local restaurants to come to the rescue. Stop by – or get delivery – and get your weekly pick-me-up because wine not? 

Jaxon Beer Garden

Enjoy ½ price bottles every Wednesday for #WineWednesday. Just call 214-838-1422 to order for pick up or if you’re feeling like getting out of the house, they have reopened at 25% capacity.


Pair your favorite pizza or pasta with some vino! Campisi’s is offering 50% off ALL bottles of wine! Beer and wine are available for delivery, pickup, and curbside with the purchase of any food item. Check the menu for their full selection.


Visit Commissary located on Main Street for their biggest wine sale yet. Their cellar reserves are now at a special price (limited quantities). Visit their site for the full list. Available for take-out, curbside pick up, and delivery within an eight-mile radius. Also available via DoorDash, UberEats, and Grubhub. For the most menu options, call directly at 214.827.2927 to place your order.

Tower Club

Are you a Tower Club member? Don’t miss out on your chance to receive 50% off a bottle of wine! Place your order within the building or pick up curbside at valet on Pacific Ave. 

Cafe Izmir

Join Cafe Izmir for happy hour! On Mondays, enjoy half-price wines to go.  On Wednesdays, there are discounted tapas, wine, and sangria. Order for take-out or curbside pick up. Call (469) 998-0123 to order.


Looking to fill your mimosa craving? Ascension is now offering $10 mimosas and 50% off wine! Order for take-out or delivery. Call (469) 899-6566 or order online.

Other great spots with specials

Checkered Past Winery

All Wine is 40% off and 50% off the listed price of 6 Bottles or more!!! Available for wine delivery in Dallas County or call 214.242.0411 to order.

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Surrounding Dallas neighborhoods for more options – 

For a full list of Downtown restaurants offering wine specials, visit our interactive map. And for options located within Downtown’s connected neighborhoods and beyond, be sure to check out a compiled list VisitDallas has provided here:

Looking for places that offer alcohol delivery? Do214 compiled a list to help you stock up & replenish that emergency stash with a call or click! Check it out here: