It’s tiring to try and figure out where to go for dinner. With so many options in Dallas, one could just spill a wheel to try a hot new spot or an old favorite — or land on something that’s unfamiliar. But we at Eater Dallas have another idea: Why not dine at the restaurant that’s perfectly paired with your astrological sign?
Aries — Mister Charles
The competitive Aries wants to be first, as well as best, and that means landing the impossible reservation at the hottest restaurant in Dallas and eating the most sought-after dish, no matter the cost. Impulsive Aries will figure it out the money whenever the bill comes due for luxurious classics including lobster thermidor, a strip of A5 Miyazaki wagyu, and truffle duck berlingot.
Taurus — Fearing’s Restaurant
A Taurus lives for luxury and wants to take their time at the classiest place in town. That means signing up for Dean Fearing’s tasting menu at Fearing’s in the Ritz-Carlton (maybe book pre-dinner spa day). Everything is beautiful, the sounds and decor are gentle, and the menu — lobster tacos, lamb loin, and duck fat tater tots — isn’t too wild. This is the restaurant that will appeal to Taurus’s desire to be pampered while soothing the inner bull.
Gemini — Rye
Bubbly, social Gemini is also a curious individual. They want to know about what’s new, what’s different, what haven’t they tried? Rye is all the things a Gemini wants: The tables are open with a dining room flow that encourages conversation with your neighbor. The menu is a mish mash of inspirations and origin stories. And it’s all small plates so they can try as much of this and that as their heart desires.
Cancer — Mot Hai Ba
Quiet Cancer is into self-care and healthfulness, but comfort is high on their list of wants too. That makes this cozy, intimate restaurant in Lakewood perfect — and having a lot of seafood on the menu doesn’t hurt either. Cancers will feel looked after by the staff, who are happy to guide diners through the menu of Vietnamese dishes, as well as the cocktail and wine list. It’s a great spot to feel cared for and treat yourself to a special splurge.
Leo — Monarch
Showy Leos will feel right at home at Monarch, preferably at the star table (and there are multiple star tables in this galaxy of a restaurant). It’s see-and-be-seen at this hip Downtown spot, where one can order the Pornstar Martini to pair with Ossetra caviar service and South Texas antelope — because a simple steak is so passe. Or they can opt for the Royale, a $290 kingly service tasting menu selected by the chef.
Virgo — Sachet
Perfectionist Virgo, with their sticky attention to details, wants a place to be aesthetically pleasing without being ostentatious. The service should be exact but never ridiculous. The food should be interesting, challenging, and precise, and not over the top. The Mediterranean fare at Sachet fits the bill. It’s seasonal, smartly done, and appeals to the wholesome Virgo mindset.
Libra — Jose
Libras love taking in beauty and feeling inspired by their surroundings. They are connoisseurs of the aesthetically appealing, and there’s no better place in the city to slip into a curated, artistic, light, airy, and genuine space than Jose. The menu is loaded with cleverly crafted dishes such as coconut ceviche, salmon al pastor, and short rib enchiladas that come out looking even better than it sounds. The edible flowers and other soft touches added by chef Anastacia Quinoñes are a treat, while the construction of the dishes will leave Libras reeling.
Scorpio — Georgie
Where should a Scorpio eat? The sexiest restaurant in town, obviously. The thrill of slinking through the dark corners and sliding into a luxurious velvet booth at Georgie should really fuel their desires. It’s one of those spots where the crowd and the music are just a little louder than they need to be, so Scorpio’s dinner companion will have to sit very close to hear the conversation. It’s immediate intimacy. This is also a great spot for sharing plates of decadent food and cocktails, with multiple options for caviar service, a juicy Berkshire pork chop, and grilled Spanish octopus.
Sagittarius — Namo
The archer is a one-of-a-kind spirit who wants a one-of-a-kind experience. They’ll be very happy with Namo’s omakase, a go-big-or-go-home splurge complete with Japanese whiskey pairings. The intimate sushi counter has limited seating and encourages conversation with the strangers next to you, and the chefs do not hold back on interesting, little-seen, and hard-to-get bites of sushi.
This sign is said to have a secret wild side and if you want to see it come out, take them for dinner at Musume, where a night of yummy Asian fusion food is on the menu. Afterwards, make reservations for drinks at Akai, the speakeasy accessible through the kitchen, and get them a few cocktails with sparklers in them. Then, watch the show commence.
Aquarius — Restaurant Beatrice
An Aquarius will appreciate a down-to-earth vibe and the progressive ambitions of this neighborhood restaurant. They’re born activists and humanists. That approach to life matches up beautifully with the crew at Bea, which has a partnership with Restorative Farms — a program that cultivates farms in downtown Dallas while teaching locals a craft and providing seasonal vegetables to the restaurant. And they’re striving for a minimal waste kitchen, which means as much of the leftovers as the staff can manage get used.
Pisces — Meridian
Escapist Pisces has a delicate constitution, so make the surroundings a fantasy and the food easy on their digestion. Meridian’s modern Brazilian cuisine includes a gorgeous half-chicken dish, while the ever-changing moqueca (a seafood stew that’s a favorite from chef Junior Borges’s childhood) is a comfort food a Pisces can really appreciate. The desserts at Meridian are always top-notch, and a Pisces with a sweet tooth is well-advised to order at least two of them.