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18 Dallas Restaurants With Amazing Views

Where to eat and drink in Dallas with views of downtown and wonders both natural and man-made

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Some say people eat with their eyes first, and that’s not wrong. Aesthetics do matter when it comes to restaurant interiors and plating. So what makes a beautiful meal even more memorable? A stunning view.

From four-star dining in skyscrapers to lakefront burgers, let’s tour some of Dallas’s best views from Dallas’s best tables.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. The Boardwalk at Granite Park

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5880 TX-121
Plano, TX 75024

The Boardwalk at Granite Park is a truly beautiful spot for brunch, lunch, or dinner any day of the week. The long, curved boardwalk surrounding the pond in the center of the area connects quite a few must-try eateries such as Suburban Yacht Club, The Biscuit Bar, Union Bear Brewing and Fork and Fire.

2. Rodeo Goat

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2095 Summer Lee Dr Suite 105
Rockwall, TX 75032
(469) 769-4628
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A good burger is a good burger, but somehow good burgers taste better at the lake. That’s probably why Rodeo Goat put a location at The Harbor in Rockwall, where lakeside dining on a huge patio feels just right.

3. LAW Restaurant

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4150 N MacArthur Blvd
Irving, TX 75038
(972) 717-2420
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Sometimes city life can be overwhelming — and LAW Restaurant at the Four Seasons in Las Colinas has the cure. With green grass and beautiful villas as far as the eye can see, plus outstanding options for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, and dessert, diners can enjoy their meal with a VIP view.

4. Restaurant Degolyer

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8525 Garland Rd
Dallas, TX 75218
(214) 515-6610
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Take in nature’s beauty at the 66-acre Dallas Arboretum, where the historic Restaurant Degolyer has been serving fancy tea service and lunches for decades. Other beautiful dining options at The Arboretum include the Lula Mae Slaughter Dining Terrace, Cafe on the Green, and having a good old fashioned picnic.

5. RH Rooftop Restaurant Dallas

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3133 Knox St
Dallas, TX 75205
(214) 520-7255
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RH is a stunner, with its glittering chandeliers, boxwoods and glass roof. A classic menu and the feeling of being inside a greenhouse keep Dallasites lining up for an RH Burger with a side of truffle fries.

6. Upside West Village

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2950 Cityplace W Blvd
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 522-2929
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Upside sits on the eighth floor of the Canopy Hotel by Hilton in Uptown’s West Village, its sizable outdoor patio boasting a sweeping view of the Dallas skyline. Serving bar snacks, craft beers, bubbles, wine, and cocktails, Upside is a chic spot to grab a drink with friends.

7. San Martin Bakery and Restaurant

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3120 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75204
(469) 802-6652
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Sometimes the best views are inside. Guatemalan import San Martin in Uptown is like that, with growing walls and tall ceilings surrounding diners enjoying conversation, coffee, and baked goods for breakfast and lunch. Let this unique restaurants take you away from the city inside its walls. 

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8. SER Steak + Spirits

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2201 N Stemmons Fwy Floor 27
Dallas, TX 75207
(214) 761-7479
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Celebrating its grand reopening this month, SĒR Steak + Spirits on the top floor of the Hilton Anatole pairs its incredible views with cocktails, live music and Texas-style steakhouse fare. Take the elevator up to the 27th floor to look at the city from above.

9. Te Deseo

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Harwood District, 2700 Olive St
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 646-1314
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Perhaps the crown jewel of the 14,000 square foot restaurant, the expansive patio at Harwood District’s Te Deseo offers up unmatched views of the city. We suggest beginning the night up there with a margarita before venturing into the colorful but dimly lit restaurant for a creative Mexican meal.

10. Ático Fort Worth

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2315 N Main St
Fort Worth, TX 76164
(682) 255-5112
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Sunsets from the patio at Ático in Fort Worth are as big of a draw as the live music performances and tapas. Enjoy a glass of sangria with a view, and if you don’t happen to snag a spot on the patio, don’t worry — the massive greenhouse-style interior is also pretty easy on the eyes.

11. Dakota's Steakhouse

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600 N Akard St
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 740-4001
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Traditionally, we travel up for the best views, but we’ve got to go underground for the unique view at Dakota’s. Take the elevator at the entrance down below street level, where the steakhouse invites you to enjoy your dinner with a water garden-style view in a dining room that feels very indoor/outdoor. The mouthwatering menu by Chef Ji Kang is worth the trip.

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12. Terry Black's Barbecue

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3025 Main St
Dallas, TX 75226
(469) 399-0081
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Terry Black’s opened up their Dallas outpost in November 2019, and it still boasts one of the best rooftop patios for sipping drinks and soaking it up with delicious barbecue. From up on the roof, meat lovers can see all of Deep Ellum and the humungous floral mural painted on the side of the neighboring Case Building apartments.

13. Vidorra Dallas

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2642 Main St
Dallas, TX 75226
(972) 215-0640
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Head up the stairs at Vidorra for stunning view of the city. Jump into the swimming pool-sized margaritas and gigantic tacos, but stay for the sweeping views of Deep Ellum and the Dallas skyline. 

14. Monarch Restaurant

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1401 Elm St 49th Floor
Dallas, TX 75202
(214) 945-2222
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One of the city’s most expensive meals can be found at Monarch Restaurant inside the Thompson Hotel downtown. And part of the price is the city views from the 49th floor, which are breathtaking. The natural light during golden hour makes Monarch one of the most aesthetically pleasing places to snag a table in town.

15. Kessaku

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1401 Elm St 50th Floor
Dallas, TX 75202
(214) 239-9999
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One floor up from Monarch is sister restaurant Kessaku, where lovers of sushi, sake and wildly creative cocktails are surrounded by 360-degree views of the Dallas skyline and a plush, sexy lounge atmosphere.

16. Sky Blossom

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1514 Elm St #611
Dallas, TX 75201
(469) 313-1524
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This hidden rooftop is tough to find but worth the effort for that picture-perfect cocktail shot. Look up, and you’ll see downtown Dallas buildings. Look down, and you’ll see The Eyeball, an iconic sculpture in the middle of downtown. Sweet, colorful cocktails are a major draw here, which pair well with the restaurant’s Asian fusion fare.

17. The Exchange Hall

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211 S Akard St
Dallas, TX 75202
(972) 268-7605
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The second floor at the Exchange Hall in Downtown’s AT&T Discovery District will soon be home to Attaile, a high-end restaurant featuring rotating visiting chefs. The first chef to take over will be Chef Misti Norris of Petra and the Beast, who will turn the space into Stepchild for June and July. The views from the second-floor patio are mesmerizing, as the outdoor dining area overlooks a massive public green space complete with fountains and an 8,730 square foot display.

18. Saint Rocco's New York Italian

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3011 Gulden Ln #100
Dallas, TX 75212
(469) 320-9707
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The parking lot at Trinity Groves has a pretty excellent skyline view, but with just a bit more effort, one can head upstairs to Saint Rocco’s Rooftop Lounge, where the view is even more epic. After a drink, head inside for some old-school red sauce Italian fare.

1. The Boardwalk at Granite Park

5880 TX-121, Plano, TX 75024

The Boardwalk at Granite Park is a truly beautiful spot for brunch, lunch, or dinner any day of the week. The long, curved boardwalk surrounding the pond in the center of the area connects quite a few must-try eateries such as Suburban Yacht Club, The Biscuit Bar, Union Bear Brewing and Fork and Fire.

5880 TX-121
Plano, TX 75024

2. Rodeo Goat

2095 Summer Lee Dr Suite 105, Rockwall, TX 75032

A good burger is a good burger, but somehow good burgers taste better at the lake. That’s probably why Rodeo Goat put a location at The Harbor in Rockwall, where lakeside dining on a huge patio feels just right.

2095 Summer Lee Dr Suite 105
Rockwall, TX 75032

3. LAW Restaurant

4150 N MacArthur Blvd, Irving, TX 75038

Sometimes city life can be overwhelming — and LAW Restaurant at the Four Seasons in Las Colinas has the cure. With green grass and beautiful villas as far as the eye can see, plus outstanding options for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, and dessert, diners can enjoy their meal with a VIP view.

4150 N MacArthur Blvd
Irving, TX 75038

4. Restaurant Degolyer

8525 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX 75218

Take in nature’s beauty at the 66-acre Dallas Arboretum, where the historic Restaurant Degolyer has been serving fancy tea service and lunches for decades. Other beautiful dining options at The Arboretum include the Lula Mae Slaughter Dining Terrace, Cafe on the Green, and having a good old fashioned picnic.

8525 Garland Rd
Dallas, TX 75218

5. RH Rooftop Restaurant Dallas

3133 Knox St, Dallas, TX 75205

RH is a stunner, with its glittering chandeliers, boxwoods and glass roof. A classic menu and the feeling of being inside a greenhouse keep Dallasites lining up for an RH Burger with a side of truffle fries.

3133 Knox St
Dallas, TX 75205

6. Upside West Village

2950 Cityplace W Blvd, Dallas, TX 75204

Upside sits on the eighth floor of the Canopy Hotel by Hilton in Uptown’s West Village, its sizable outdoor patio boasting a sweeping view of the Dallas skyline. Serving bar snacks, craft beers, bubbles, wine, and cocktails, Upside is a chic spot to grab a drink with friends.

2950 Cityplace W Blvd
Dallas, TX 75204

7. San Martin Bakery and Restaurant

3120 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75204
Rachel Pinn

Sometimes the best views are inside. Guatemalan import San Martin in Uptown is like that, with growing walls and tall ceilings surrounding diners enjoying conversation, coffee, and baked goods for breakfast and lunch. Let this unique restaurants take you away from the city inside its walls. 

3120 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75204

8. SER Steak + Spirits

2201 N Stemmons Fwy Floor 27, Dallas, TX 75207

Celebrating its grand reopening this month, SĒR Steak + Spirits on the top floor of the Hilton Anatole pairs its incredible views with cocktails, live music and Texas-style steakhouse fare. Take the elevator up to the 27th floor to look at the city from above.

2201 N Stemmons Fwy Floor 27
Dallas, TX 75207

9. Te Deseo

Harwood District, 2700 Olive St, Dallas, TX 75201

Perhaps the crown jewel of the 14,000 square foot restaurant, the expansive patio at Harwood District’s Te Deseo offers up unmatched views of the city. We suggest beginning the night up there with a margarita before venturing into the colorful but dimly lit restaurant for a creative Mexican meal.

Harwood District, 2700 Olive St
Dallas, TX 75201

10. Ático Fort Worth

2315 N Main St, Fort Worth, TX 76164

Sunsets from the patio at Ático in Fort Worth are as big of a draw as the live music performances and tapas. Enjoy a glass of sangria with a view, and if you don’t happen to snag a spot on the patio, don’t worry — the massive greenhouse-style interior is also pretty easy on the eyes.

2315 N Main St
Fort Worth, TX 76164

11. Dakota's Steakhouse

600 N Akard St, Dallas, TX 75201
An underground atrium with a large waterfall descending form the street level Kevin Marple

Traditionally, we travel up for the best views, but we’ve got to go underground for the unique view at Dakota’s. Take the elevator at the entrance down below street level, where the steakhouse invites you to enjoy your dinner with a water garden-style view in a dining room that feels very indoor/outdoor. The mouthwatering menu by Chef Ji Kang is worth the trip.

600 N Akard St
Dallas, TX 75201

12. Terry Black's Barbecue

3025 Main St, Dallas, TX 75226

Terry Black’s opened up their Dallas outpost in November 2019, and it still boasts one of the best rooftop patios for sipping drinks and soaking it up with delicious barbecue. From up on the roof, meat lovers can see all of Deep Ellum and the humungous floral mural painted on the side of the neighboring Case Building apartments.

3025 Main St
Dallas, TX 75226

13. Vidorra Dallas

2642 Main St, Dallas, TX 75226

Head up the stairs at Vidorra for stunning view of the city. Jump into the swimming pool-sized margaritas and gigantic tacos, but stay for the sweeping views of Deep Ellum and the Dallas skyline. 

2642 Main St
Dallas, TX 75226

14. Monarch Restaurant

1401 Elm St 49th Floor, Dallas, TX 75202

One of the city’s most expensive meals can be found at Monarch Restaurant inside the Thompson Hotel downtown. And part of the price is the city views from the 49th floor, which are breathtaking. The natural light during golden hour makes Monarch one of the most aesthetically pleasing places to snag a table in town.

1401 Elm St 49th Floor
Dallas, TX 75202

15. Kessaku

1401 Elm St 50th Floor, Dallas, TX 75202

One floor up from Monarch is sister restaurant Kessaku, where lovers of sushi, sake and wildly creative cocktails are surrounded by 360-degree views of the Dallas skyline and a plush, sexy lounge atmosphere.

1401 Elm St 50th Floor
Dallas, TX 75202

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16. Sky Blossom

1514 Elm St #611, Dallas, TX 75201

This hidden rooftop is tough to find but worth the effort for that picture-perfect cocktail shot. Look up, and you’ll see downtown Dallas buildings. Look down, and you’ll see The Eyeball, an iconic sculpture in the middle of downtown. Sweet, colorful cocktails are a major draw here, which pair well with the restaurant’s Asian fusion fare.

1514 Elm St #611
Dallas, TX 75201

17. The Exchange Hall

211 S Akard St, Dallas, TX 75202

The second floor at the Exchange Hall in Downtown’s AT&T Discovery District will soon be home to Attaile, a high-end restaurant featuring rotating visiting chefs. The first chef to take over will be Chef Misti Norris of Petra and the Beast, who will turn the space into Stepchild for June and July. The views from the second-floor patio are mesmerizing, as the outdoor dining area overlooks a massive public green space complete with fountains and an 8,730 square foot display.

211 S Akard St
Dallas, TX 75202

18. Saint Rocco's New York Italian

3011 Gulden Ln #100, Dallas, TX 75212

The parking lot at Trinity Groves has a pretty excellent skyline view, but with just a bit more effort, one can head upstairs to Saint Rocco’s Rooftop Lounge, where the view is even more epic. After a drink, head inside for some old-school red sauce Italian fare.

3011 Gulden Ln #100
Dallas, TX 75212

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