Another Restaurant Roundup

Dallas (mostly) represents Texas on list of best U.S. restaurants 2013

Dallas (mostly) represents Texas on list of best U.S. restaurants 2013

Steak and lobster at Capital Grille
OpenTable diners give Capital Grille high marks. Must be the lobster. Capital Grille/Facebook
The French Room
The French Room at the Adolphus made OpenTable's list of best restaurants for 2013. Photo courtesy of the Adolphus
Steak and lobster at Capital Grille
The French Room

It’s the end of the year, so everyone is issuing “best of” roundups. Not one to miss an opportunity, OpenTable published its list of the “2013 Best Restaurants in America,” as voted by diners. Two Dallas restaurants made the cut; they just may not be the ones you’d expect.

Eschewing trendy choices like FT33, Spoon or Savor, OpenTable users pegged Capital Grille and the French Room as Dallas’ top restaurants for 2013.

The French Room is the swanky, old-school restaurant in the Adolphus hotel that’ll set patrons back a pretty penny — if the people eating there even know what a penny is. When you have a $475 caviar tasting course, you’re playing with the big boys.

Of course, Capital Grille in Uptown is no slouch, as the chain steakhouse is known for decadent options like the seared tenderloin with butter-poached lobster tails.

Either way, OpenTable users clearly appreciate high-end selections, which is probably why they’re using OpenTable in the first place. The reservation site determined its list of honorees after analyzing more than 5 million diner reviews of nearly 19,000 U.S. restaurants.

Curiously, the only other Texas spots on the list are Chez Nous French Restaurant in Humble and Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar in Galveston. St. Francis Winery & Vineyards in Santa Rosa, California, took top honors.

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