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14 Essential Knox-Henderson Restaurants

Find everything from chic French fare to late-night tacos in this buzzy dining ‘hood

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One of the hottest dining neighborhoods in Dallas, the Knox-Henderson area is positively packed with killer eateries and bustling cocktail bars. From chic, Napa-inspired cuisine to late night tacos, this area’s restaurants can meet pretty much any diner’s needs any time of day.

It’s important to note that the boundaries of Knox-Henderson are loosely defined on this map, but each of these 14 restaurants are just a stone’s throw away from where Knox and Henderson diverge at the intersection of Highway 75. Go forth, and explore all the dining options that this wildly popular neighborhood has to offer.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Henry's Majestic

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4900 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75205
(469) 893-9400
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Henry’s Majestic is already a Dallas brunch institution, but don’t sleep on the late-night menu. Hangover-preventing dishes like Korean barbecue chicken and carnitas dumplings await.

2. Chelsea Corner

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4830 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75205
(469) 726-2211
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A revamp of a 1974 original, the 21st century Chelsea Corner is just as great as its predecessor. Chill with your dog on the back patio while sipping an Aperol spritz, or swing by with the crew for $9 pizzas and $3 beers during happy hour.

3. Toulouse

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3314 Knox St
Dallas, TX 75205
(214) 520-8999
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There are now multiple Toulouse outposts in Texas, but the Knox-Henderson location is the original. Despite being in the middle of Dallas, it offers a cozy Parisian cafe vibe, with old-school dishes like buttery, garlicky escargots and French onion soup.

4. Up On Knox

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3230 Knox St Suite 140
Dallas, TX 75205
(469) 250-4007
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During happy hour at this sophisticated spot, which runs from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on weekdays, martinis and other classic cocktails are just $6. Use the bucks you save on drinks to splurge on a dozen East Coast oysters.

5. Velvet Taco

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3012 N Henderson Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 823-8358
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Open until at least 2 a.m. every single night, Velvet Taco is a favorite of SMU students, Lower Greenville partiers, and practically everyone else in between. The tacos here aren’t traditional, but they definitely are creative. Go for a lettuce-wrapped falafel taco, or the picnic chicken, stuffed with rotisserie chicken, potato salad, and crispy chicken skin.

6. Smithy

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2927 N Henderson Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 316-1984
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Brunch is a sport in Dallas, and it’s best enjoyed at spots like Smithy. Sip libations like the Flower Child, a mix of rose and vodka that’s infused with lemon, bergamot, hibiscus, and pomegranate, and feast on Japanese pancakes, crab-topped nachos, and tater tot poutine.

Cocktails lined up on the bar at Smithy Courtesy Smithy

7. The Porch

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2912 N Henderson Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 828-2916
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A Knox Henderson stalwart, the Porch continues to be one of the city’s most reliable options for a night out. The classic cheeseburger, made with a Texas wagyu beef patty is a must, as is the Porch Paloma, a ridiculously refreshing cocktail made with blanco tequila, Jarritos grapefruit soda, and fresh grapefruit.

8. Origin Kitchen + Bar

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4438 McKinney Ave # 150
Dallas, TX 75205
(214) 484-3970
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The wide-ranging menu at this popular restaurant makes it easy to please a crowd, and many of the dishes are arguably healthy. Share a plate of Cholula-lime chicken wings, then move on to heartier fare like grass-fed hanger steak or gluten-free fried chicken.

9. Tei Tei Robata Bar

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2906 N Henderson Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 828-2400
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This longstanding Greenville Avenue sushi bar has fresh fish shipped in daily from Japan and beyond, so expect the menu of primo options like Hokkaido uni and live Mirugai clam to change daily.

10. The Old Monk

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2847 N Henderson Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 821-1880
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Open since 1998, this Irish boasts a cozy atmosphere, plenty of whiskey, and solid snacks. Pair a pint or two with excellent fish and chips, or assemble a shareable board of cheese and snacks from a lengthy list of options like whiskey cheddar, homemade pate, and Welsh rarebit.

11. Pie Tap Pizza Workshop + Bar

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2708 N Henderson Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(972) 432-7800
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The pizza dough at this Henderson Avenue pizzeria is fermented for 96 hours, resulting in a truly transcendent crust. If, for whatever reason, pizza doesn’t strike your fancy, Pie Tap’s burger is a solid choice, as is the pasta carbonara.

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12. Beverley's Dallas

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3215 N Fitzhugh Ave
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 915-8840
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A newcomer to the area, Beverley’s has already made a serious impression. Snack on caviar and latkes or crispy fritto misto, share a bottle of sparkling rose, and feast on excellently prepared entrees like whole branzino served with lemon aioli, herb salad, and couscous.

13. Veritas Wine Room

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8379, 2323 N Henderson Ave #103
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 841-9463
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One of the city’s best wine bars, Veritas boasts more than 400 different bottles sourced from notable wine-growing regions across the world. On Mondays, hit Veritas for half-price wines by the glass all night long.

14. Gemma

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2323 N Henderson Ave #109
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 370-9426
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The crown jewel in Knox-Henderson’s restaurant scene, this laid-back, Napa-inspired restaurant is one of Dallas’s best. Start dinner with an heirloom tomato salad, then share favorites like deep-fried Castelvetrano olives served with warm Texas pecans and crispy squash blossoms filled with mint ricotta.

Gemma.
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1. Henry's Majestic

4900 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75205

Henry’s Majestic is already a Dallas brunch institution, but don’t sleep on the late-night menu. Hangover-preventing dishes like Korean barbecue chicken and carnitas dumplings await.

4900 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75205

2. Chelsea Corner

4830 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75205

A revamp of a 1974 original, the 21st century Chelsea Corner is just as great as its predecessor. Chill with your dog on the back patio while sipping an Aperol spritz, or swing by with the crew for $9 pizzas and $3 beers during happy hour.

4830 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75205

3. Toulouse

3314 Knox St, Dallas, TX 75205

There are now multiple Toulouse outposts in Texas, but the Knox-Henderson location is the original. Despite being in the middle of Dallas, it offers a cozy Parisian cafe vibe, with old-school dishes like buttery, garlicky escargots and French onion soup.

3314 Knox St
Dallas, TX 75205

4. Up On Knox

3230 Knox St Suite 140, Dallas, TX 75205

During happy hour at this sophisticated spot, which runs from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on weekdays, martinis and other classic cocktails are just $6. Use the bucks you save on drinks to splurge on a dozen East Coast oysters.

3230 Knox St Suite 140
Dallas, TX 75205

5. Velvet Taco

3012 N Henderson Ave, Dallas, TX 75206

Open until at least 2 a.m. every single night, Velvet Taco is a favorite of SMU students, Lower Greenville partiers, and practically everyone else in between. The tacos here aren’t traditional, but they definitely are creative. Go for a lettuce-wrapped falafel taco, or the picnic chicken, stuffed with rotisserie chicken, potato salad, and crispy chicken skin.

3012 N Henderson Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

6. Smithy

2927 N Henderson Ave, Dallas, TX 75206
Cocktails lined up on the bar at Smithy Courtesy Smithy

Brunch is a sport in Dallas, and it’s best enjoyed at spots like Smithy. Sip libations like the Flower Child, a mix of rose and vodka that’s infused with lemon, bergamot, hibiscus, and pomegranate, and feast on Japanese pancakes, crab-topped nachos, and tater tot poutine.

2927 N Henderson Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

7. The Porch

2912 N Henderson Ave, Dallas, TX 75206

A Knox Henderson stalwart, the Porch continues to be one of the city’s most reliable options for a night out. The classic cheeseburger, made with a Texas wagyu beef patty is a must, as is the Porch Paloma, a ridiculously refreshing cocktail made with blanco tequila, Jarritos grapefruit soda, and fresh grapefruit.

2912 N Henderson Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

8. Origin Kitchen + Bar

4438 McKinney Ave # 150, Dallas, TX 75205

The wide-ranging menu at this popular restaurant makes it easy to please a crowd, and many of the dishes are arguably healthy. Share a plate of Cholula-lime chicken wings, then move on to heartier fare like grass-fed hanger steak or gluten-free fried chicken.

4438 McKinney Ave # 150
Dallas, TX 75205

9. Tei Tei Robata Bar

2906 N Henderson Ave, Dallas, TX 75206

This longstanding Greenville Avenue sushi bar has fresh fish shipped in daily from Japan and beyond, so expect the menu of primo options like Hokkaido uni and live Mirugai clam to change daily.

2906 N Henderson Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

10. The Old Monk

2847 N Henderson Ave, Dallas, TX 75206

Open since 1998, this Irish boasts a cozy atmosphere, plenty of whiskey, and solid snacks. Pair a pint or two with excellent fish and chips, or assemble a shareable board of cheese and snacks from a lengthy list of options like whiskey cheddar, homemade pate, and Welsh rarebit.

2847 N Henderson Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

11. Pie Tap Pizza Workshop + Bar

2708 N Henderson Ave, Dallas, TX 75206
Exterior sign of Pie Tap Pizza Workshop Pie Tap Pizza Workshop

The pizza dough at this Henderson Avenue pizzeria is fermented for 96 hours, resulting in a truly transcendent crust. If, for whatever reason, pizza doesn’t strike your fancy, Pie Tap’s burger is a solid choice, as is the pasta carbonara.

2708 N Henderson Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

12. Beverley's Dallas

3215 N Fitzhugh Ave, Dallas, TX 75204

A newcomer to the area, Beverley’s has already made a serious impression. Snack on caviar and latkes or crispy fritto misto, share a bottle of sparkling rose, and feast on excellently prepared entrees like whole branzino served with lemon aioli, herb salad, and couscous.

3215 N Fitzhugh Ave
Dallas, TX 75204

13. Veritas Wine Room

8379, 2323 N Henderson Ave #103, Dallas, TX 75206

One of the city’s best wine bars, Veritas boasts more than 400 different bottles sourced from notable wine-growing regions across the world. On Mondays, hit Veritas for half-price wines by the glass all night long.

8379, 2323 N Henderson Ave #103
Dallas, TX 75206

14. Gemma

2323 N Henderson Ave #109, Dallas, TX 75206
Gemma.
Gemma.
Garrett Hall/EDFW

The crown jewel in Knox-Henderson’s restaurant scene, this laid-back, Napa-inspired restaurant is one of Dallas’s best. Start dinner with an heirloom tomato salad, then share favorites like deep-fried Castelvetrano olives served with warm Texas pecans and crispy squash blossoms filled with mint ricotta.

2323 N Henderson Ave #109
Dallas, TX 75206

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