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What Were Your Top Restaurant Standbys in 2014?

Local food writers on which restaurants kept them coming back this year.

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What were your top restaurant standbys in 2014?

Nancy Nichols, senior editor/critic at D Magazine: "Pera Turkish Kitchen, Neighborhood Services, Royal China, Snap Kitchen."

Teresa Gubbins, dining reporter/senior editor at CultureMap Dallas: "Zoli's NY Pizza Tavern, Monkey King Noodle Co., Spiral Diner, and Mot Hai Ba."

José R. Ralat, blogger at Taco Trail & writer at Cowboys & Indians magazine: "There was a whole heckuva lot of traditional trompo tacos from Urban Taco, El Come Taco and Dos Primos Tacos. Then there was Zoli's. So much Zoli's."

Malcolm Mayhew, Star-Telegram restaurant reviewer & Fort Worth contributor at Eater Dallas: "Barbecue on the Brazos."

Mike Hiller, travel writer and blogger at EscapeHatch Dallas: "You can fight it or celebrate it; either way, you're eventually going to come to accept that Dallas is a steakhouse town. The best of the bunch remains Pappas Bros and Nick & Sam's, where they celebrate classic, thick-cut steaks and big bottles of wine. Chad Starling, the chef of Dallas Chop House, turns out some of the best starters and sides in the city and makes DCH the best restaurant in downtown. Nonna continued to prove that Julian Barsotti has a magic touch with all things Italian, Matt McCallister kept dazzling me with food as art (and art as food), Lucia and Hibiscus's chefs impressed with the city's best charcuterie plates, and Spoon, under the sure hand of chef de cuisine Mark Gordy, kept getting better."

foodbitch, blogger: "Since the #foodbabies came into the picture, I tend to go with the intersection of kid-friendly and still delicious. So, Cane Rosso, Greenhouse Market, TJ's Seafood, Coffeehouse Cafe, Sushi on McKinney, Crossroads Diner. Oh and Pecan Lodge. My twins can eat more brisket and mac and cheese than I can."

Whitney Filloon, editor at Eater Dallas: "CrushCraft was my go-to for a quick, cheap meal that's also insanely delicious. I definitely ate my fair share of Ozersky burgers at Knife. Much like last year, I also ate a lot of spicy beef noodles from Monkey King, and a little place in Oak Cliff called Cheesesteak House has been another frequent stop (can you tell I'm really into eating healthy?). For date night, Hibiscus always wins."

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