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The menu at Âme in Bishop Arts combines Indian- and French flavors.
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16 Essential Restaurants in the Bishop Arts District

Where to dine as the hipsters do

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The menu at Âme in Bishop Arts combines Indian- and French flavors.
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After years of explosive growth, the Bishop Arts District has now settled into one of Dallas’ most distinct dining neighborhoods. This neighborhood has a small-town vibe despite being just 10 minutes away from Downtown, and boasts a ton of culinary goodness.

Home to what is arguably the city’s most revered eatery and authentic Hill Country barbecue, this tiny area near West Davis and Bishop Avenue is packed with incredibly diverse options. Let this map of the Bishop Arts District’s best restaurants be your guide to the area’s best spots for lunch, brunch, dinner, and cocktails.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Stock & Barrel

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316 W Davis St
Dallas, TX
(214) 888-0150
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Chef Jon Stevens’ modern American spot centers around the restaurant’s wood-fired grill, which chars up entrees like Wagyu meatloaf and New York strip with chimichurri sauce. The menu changes frequently, so pay attention to Stevens’ specials for the most interesting dishes on offer.

2. Cretia's Eatery & Bake Shoppe

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228 W Davis St
Dallas, TX
(214) 942-9887
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A favorite for brunch, dinner, or dessert, Cretia’s offers consistently solid Cajun-inspired fare that is a good option for satisfying a crowd or picky eaters. Plus, the bounty of baked goods including pies, breads, and other treats is always on point.

3. Lockhart Smokehouse

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400 W Davis St
Dallas, TX
(214) 944-5521
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Home to some of the city’s best barbecue, Lockhart Smokehouse brings a Hill Country pedigree. Owner Jill Grobowsky Bergus’ grandfather helmed the iconic Kreuz Market in until the 1980s, and it’s still in the family. With no need to improve on a classic, this spot has its sausages shipped in fresh from Lockhart.

4. Krio Bishop Arts

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233 W Seventh St #100
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 253-9311
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In this light, airy spot, order up a plate of Asian-inspired Cajun food, dubbed by Krio as “Far East meets the Deep South.” This is not a combination easily found anywhere else in the Metroplex, so this might be one of the best spots to try crawfish bisque and Jambalaya eggrolls. Bonus, Krio is offering industry prices on Monday nights with deals from 4 p.m. until the kitchen closes.

418 N Bishop Ave
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 782-9696
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Âme has big shoes to fill, sliding into the spot once occupied by the longtime local favorite, Hattie’s. They’ve kept the atmosphere fancy enough to be an excellent big night out spot, but the menu combines Indian- and French-inspired plates. The presentation veers French while the food offers twists on traditional Indian dishes. And everything, from top to bottom, is an Instagram moment.

6. Oddfellows

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316 W 7th St
Dallas, TX
(214) 944-5958
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Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Oddfellows is an all-day fave. The menu of comfort food (like pozole verde, shrimp with poblano cheddar grits, and sweet potato gnocci) features an interesting mix of diverse influences. During brunch, frosé is on offer, along with carafes of bloody marys and mimosas.

7. Atlas Bishop Arts

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408 N Bishop Ave #101
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 983-8510
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Among so many places to be seen, Atlas feels like a place to hide away and tuck into a different world. Settle among the dark wood walls and floors here, which make it feel like diners are in a library or drawing room of some bygone romantic era. The menu covers a range of drinks and bar eats for different countries—the Cuban sandwich is a home run.

8. Coco’s Fire & Ice

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410 N Bishop Ave #106
Dallas, TX 75208
(469) 781-0222
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It’s all too easy to miss Coco’s, tucked behind shops selling soap and tchotchkes. But venturing back here is well worth your time. Find three small dining areas, including a porch, where Mexican rock music is the soundtrack for a meal featuring Dallas’s best mole sauce—it’s got a real kick of spice. Coco’s is also known for its paloma off the cocktail list, which is served in a terracotta mug.

9. Eno's Pizza Tavern

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407 N Bishop Ave
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 943-9200
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Eno’s created such a loyal following for its cracker-thin-crust pizzas over its 10 years in Bishop Arts, it added multiple locations. Diners of the original will find a sizable selection of beers on tap plus a smaller but well-curated wine list. Pro tip: go lighter on the toppings to ensure the pizza crust stays ultra crisp.

10. Boulevardier

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408 N Bishop Ave Ste 108
Dallas, TX
(214) 942-1828
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Dallas doesn’t feel much like Paris, unless you happen to be on the patio at Boulevardier. Pair the locally-inspired bistro fare (think duck leg confit and crawfish beignets) with a bottle of something fancy, yet affordable, from the restaurant’s expertly-curated wine list.

11. Lucia

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408 W 8th St
Dallas, TX
(214) 948-4998
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Reservations at Lucia go quickly — sometimes months in advance, and for good reason. Chef David Uygur’s pasta, charcuterie, and inventive Italian dishes have been praised by every critic and diner in the city. Pro-tip: Go alone and score a spot at Lucia’s counter, which offers open seating.

12. Sketches of Spain

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321 N Zang Blvd
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 484-6006
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Want to feel pampered and get away from the bustle of the main strip on Bishop Street? This is the place. The hospitality and atmosphere at this location are head and shoulders above most of the rest of the neighborhood. Go wild ordering from the tapas menu, and the Spanish ham croquettes are a cheese-filled delight.

13. Emporium Pies

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314 N Bishop Ave
Dallas, TX
(469) 206-6126
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While not technically a restaurant, the pies at Emporium are hearty enough to consider a meal. Order up a slice of the Smooth Operator (French silk) or the Drunken Nut (bourbon-pecan) and pair with a cup of coffee for an ideal afternoon snack.

14. Paradiso

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308 N Bishop Ave
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 944-5865
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To truly be where the hipsters are in Bishop Arts, Paradiso is stop number one. The Mediterranean menu offers a trip all the way around Southern Europe, while the millennial pink decor, prolific greenery, and booming music make a strong statement about who is Paradiso’s core customer demographic.

15. Written by the Seasons

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380 Melba St
Dallas, TX 75208
(469) 580-1185
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There is scarcely a better spot for people-watching in the neighborhood than the tables positioned in front of the sliding door that spans the entire length of this restaurant. Grab one of these star tables at Written by the Seasons and experience indoor/outdoor life like a Californian. The menu changes seasonally, but the fresh-baked sourdough bread or seasonal cheese board are always a delight. If it’s Tuesday through Saturday from 3 to 6 p.m., order up a half-price bottle of wine.

16. Casablanca

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200 N Bishop Ave Suite 113
Dallas, TX 75208
(972) 863-9600
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The team behind Paradiso opened this Moroccan-influenced location a block away that offers a much more intimate bar heavily inspired by the look and feel of Casablanca, the movie. Around back, find its sibling karaoke bar, Casanova. There’s a great value in ordering from the noodle selections for bar food, but the pork and plum dumplings are the perfect combination of sweet and savory.

1. Stock & Barrel

316 W Davis St, Dallas, TX

Chef Jon Stevens’ modern American spot centers around the restaurant’s wood-fired grill, which chars up entrees like Wagyu meatloaf and New York strip with chimichurri sauce. The menu changes frequently, so pay attention to Stevens’ specials for the most interesting dishes on offer.

316 W Davis St
Dallas, TX

2. Cretia's Eatery & Bake Shoppe

228 W Davis St, Dallas, TX

A favorite for brunch, dinner, or dessert, Cretia’s offers consistently solid Cajun-inspired fare that is a good option for satisfying a crowd or picky eaters. Plus, the bounty of baked goods including pies, breads, and other treats is always on point.

228 W Davis St
Dallas, TX

3. Lockhart Smokehouse

400 W Davis St, Dallas, TX

Home to some of the city’s best barbecue, Lockhart Smokehouse brings a Hill Country pedigree. Owner Jill Grobowsky Bergus’ grandfather helmed the iconic Kreuz Market in until the 1980s, and it’s still in the family. With no need to improve on a classic, this spot has its sausages shipped in fresh from Lockhart.

400 W Davis St
Dallas, TX

4. Krio Bishop Arts

233 W Seventh St #100, Dallas, TX 75208

In this light, airy spot, order up a plate of Asian-inspired Cajun food, dubbed by Krio as “Far East meets the Deep South.” This is not a combination easily found anywhere else in the Metroplex, so this might be one of the best spots to try crawfish bisque and Jambalaya eggrolls. Bonus, Krio is offering industry prices on Monday nights with deals from 4 p.m. until the kitchen closes.

233 W Seventh St #100
Dallas, TX 75208

5. Ame

418 N Bishop Ave, Dallas, TX 75208

Âme has big shoes to fill, sliding into the spot once occupied by the longtime local favorite, Hattie’s. They’ve kept the atmosphere fancy enough to be an excellent big night out spot, but the menu combines Indian- and French-inspired plates. The presentation veers French while the food offers twists on traditional Indian dishes. And everything, from top to bottom, is an Instagram moment.

418 N Bishop Ave
Dallas, TX 75208

6. Oddfellows

316 W 7th St, Dallas, TX

Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Oddfellows is an all-day fave. The menu of comfort food (like pozole verde, shrimp with poblano cheddar grits, and sweet potato gnocci) features an interesting mix of diverse influences. During brunch, frosé is on offer, along with carafes of bloody marys and mimosas.

316 W 7th St
Dallas, TX

7. Atlas Bishop Arts

408 N Bishop Ave #101, Dallas, TX 75208

Among so many places to be seen, Atlas feels like a place to hide away and tuck into a different world. Settle among the dark wood walls and floors here, which make it feel like diners are in a library or drawing room of some bygone romantic era. The menu covers a range of drinks and bar eats for different countries—the Cuban sandwich is a home run.

408 N Bishop Ave #101
Dallas, TX 75208

8. Coco’s Fire & Ice

410 N Bishop Ave #106, Dallas, TX 75208

It’s all too easy to miss Coco’s, tucked behind shops selling soap and tchotchkes. But venturing back here is well worth your time. Find three small dining areas, including a porch, where Mexican rock music is the soundtrack for a meal featuring Dallas’s best mole sauce—it’s got a real kick of spice. Coco’s is also known for its paloma off the cocktail list, which is served in a terracotta mug.

410 N Bishop Ave #106
Dallas, TX 75208

9. Eno's Pizza Tavern

407 N Bishop Ave, Dallas, TX 75208

Eno’s created such a loyal following for its cracker-thin-crust pizzas over its 10 years in Bishop Arts, it added multiple locations. Diners of the original will find a sizable selection of beers on tap plus a smaller but well-curated wine list. Pro tip: go lighter on the toppings to ensure the pizza crust stays ultra crisp.

407 N Bishop Ave
Dallas, TX 75208

10. Boulevardier

408 N Bishop Ave Ste 108, Dallas, TX

Dallas doesn’t feel much like Paris, unless you happen to be on the patio at Boulevardier. Pair the locally-inspired bistro fare (think duck leg confit and crawfish beignets) with a bottle of something fancy, yet affordable, from the restaurant’s expertly-curated wine list.

408 N Bishop Ave Ste 108
Dallas, TX

11. Lucia

408 W 8th St, Dallas, TX

Reservations at Lucia go quickly — sometimes months in advance, and for good reason. Chef David Uygur’s pasta, charcuterie, and inventive Italian dishes have been praised by every critic and diner in the city. Pro-tip: Go alone and score a spot at Lucia’s counter, which offers open seating.

408 W 8th St
Dallas, TX

12. Sketches of Spain

321 N Zang Blvd, Dallas, TX 75208

Want to feel pampered and get away from the bustle of the main strip on Bishop Street? This is the place. The hospitality and atmosphere at this location are head and shoulders above most of the rest of the neighborhood. Go wild ordering from the tapas menu, and the Spanish ham croquettes are a cheese-filled delight.

321 N Zang Blvd
Dallas, TX 75208

13. Emporium Pies

314 N Bishop Ave, Dallas, TX

While not technically a restaurant, the pies at Emporium are hearty enough to consider a meal. Order up a slice of the Smooth Operator (French silk) or the Drunken Nut (bourbon-pecan) and pair with a cup of coffee for an ideal afternoon snack.

314 N Bishop Ave
Dallas, TX

14. Paradiso

308 N Bishop Ave, Dallas, TX 75208

To truly be where the hipsters are in Bishop Arts, Paradiso is stop number one. The Mediterranean menu offers a trip all the way around Southern Europe, while the millennial pink decor, prolific greenery, and booming music make a strong statement about who is Paradiso’s core customer demographic.

308 N Bishop Ave
Dallas, TX 75208

15. Written by the Seasons

380 Melba St, Dallas, TX 75208

There is scarcely a better spot for people-watching in the neighborhood than the tables positioned in front of the sliding door that spans the entire length of this restaurant. Grab one of these star tables at Written by the Seasons and experience indoor/outdoor life like a Californian. The menu changes seasonally, but the fresh-baked sourdough bread or seasonal cheese board are always a delight. If it’s Tuesday through Saturday from 3 to 6 p.m., order up a half-price bottle of wine.

380 Melba St
Dallas, TX 75208

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16. Casablanca

200 N Bishop Ave Suite 113, Dallas, TX 75208

The team behind Paradiso opened this Moroccan-influenced location a block away that offers a much more intimate bar heavily inspired by the look and feel of Casablanca, the movie. Around back, find its sibling karaoke bar, Casanova. There’s a great value in ordering from the noodle selections for bar food, but the pork and plum dumplings are the perfect combination of sweet and savory.

200 N Bishop Ave Suite 113
Dallas, TX 75208

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