Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas 2016
The Top 100

Introducing the Top 100: The very best restaurants in Dallas right now

Introducing the Top 100: The very best restaurants in Dallas right now

Pappardelle at Gemma restaurant in Dallas
No. 2 Gemma. Photo by Kevin Marple
Italian Stallion sub sandwich at jimmy's Food Store in Dallas
No. 38 Jimmy's Food Store. Photo by WJNPHOTO
Mi Lindo Oaxaca restaurant in Dallas
No. 61 Mi Lindo Oaxaca. Photo by WJNPHOTO
Fearing's Restaurant at the Ritz-Carlton, Dallas
Pappardelle at Gemma restaurant in Dallas
Italian Stallion sub sandwich at jimmy's Food Store in Dallas
Mi Lindo Oaxaca restaurant in Dallas
Mesa restaurant in Oak Cliff

We’re not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap’s Top 100: The very best restaurants in Dallas. It is numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining in 2016.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. Every month we publish a “Where to eat in Dallas right now,” which functions as a check-in of what’s new and hot. There are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It’s a state-of-the-union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever, and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

The Top 100 comprises celebrity chef restaurants, ethnic spots, and a venerable sandwich shop that’s been a foodie pick for decades. We chose the restaurants based on diverse factors, including meals we’ve eaten, conversations we’ve had, and feedback from trusted friends and readers. With a few exceptions, we mostly stuck to Dallas proper.

It is also interactive: Click on the photo, and you are rewarded with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant’s highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that, the minute we post this, another restaurant could open that deserves Top 100 status. This list is completely of this moment. But, for now, we present an of-the-moment review of the best restaurants in Dallas.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

Here's our top 5 reasons to love our Top 500 list:

1. The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

2. The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

3. Our list is interactive. If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's high points.

4. It's a great reference, something to tuck into your virtual glove compartment when hunger strikes.

5. Shake Shack's not on it.

Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's Top 100 Restaurants in Dallas, numbered 1 through 100, a reflection of the state of Dallas dining right now.

CultureMap is no stranger to lists. We publish a new "Where to Eat" every month for the top restaurants, which functions as a check-in of what's new and hot; there are almost always 10.

But the Top 100 is intended as a more measured, comprehensive examination of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. It's a state of the union kind of thing, meant both to salute the seasoned spots and acknowledge the accomplished newbies.

The local food and beverage scene is dynamic, especially in the past few years, as entirely new restaurant strips such as Greenville Avenue, downtown Dallas, and Deep Ellum have bloomed.

The air has changed, as well. What was considered a top dining experience even a few years ago has evolved, as things have become less formal and more fun. Dallas has way more ethnic options than ever and cuisines such as barbecue that have come into their own.

It's time to survey the field and tip our hat. Our list is interactive: If you click on the photo, it will expand, along with a pop-up summarizing the restaurant's highlights.

We envision this list as a keeper, a reference to tuck into your virtual glove compartment — even as we recognize that the minute we post this, the clock begins to tick. Here's our up-to-the-minute Top 100 Restaurants of Dallas list.

OR ----

We're not afraid to say it: There has never been a list like this. It is CultureMap's