clock menu more-arrow no yes
Spoon Bar & Kitchen.
Spoon Bar & Kitchen.
Photo: Margo Sivin/EDFW

Blow Your Paycheck on Dallas's Nine Finest Tasting Menus

View as Map
Spoon Bar & Kitchen.
| Photo: Margo Sivin/EDFW

Looking to splurge on a fancy dinner for a birthday, an anniversary, or just a random Tuesday night? An elaborate multi-course tasting menu might just fit the bill. These extra-special — and extra-expensive — menus allow diners to experience a more focused culinary experience based on the chef's vision. Next time you're looking to drop some coin on a memorable meal, these nine Dallas restaurants and their ever-evolving tasting menus won't disappoint.


Read More
Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Abacus

Copy Link
4511 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75205
(214) 559-3111
Visit Website
Kent Rathbun’s ritzy McKinney Avenue mainstay has several options for tasting menus to suit a variety of budgets. A five course tasting menu is $65, and includes two land dishes, two sea dishes, and a dessert. The eight course tasting, at $95, adds two extra land and sea courses. Making your reservation at Abacus may be a little tricky – on Monday through Thursday, parties of all sizes can order the tasting menu throughout the evening, and Friday and Saturday the menus are only available for 6:30 or 9:30 seatings for parties of 8-12 people. [Photo]

2. Bijoux

Copy Link
5450 W Lovers Ln Ste 225
Dallas, TX 75209
(214) 350-6100
Visit Website
Bijoux offers two tasting menu options, one of which is unlike any other in the city. For $90 or so per person, you can indulge in a six-course tasting menu that is prepared entirely with vegetarian ingredients. Bijoux also offers a tasting for omnivores, available at the same price, and full of delicious animal proteins. Wine pairings are an additional $50, and the menu is only available Thursday through Saturday. Make sure your reservation is made 24 hours in advance. [Photo]

3. The French Room

Copy Link
1321 Commerce St
Dallas, TX 75202
(214) 742-8200
Visit Website
If you live in Dallas, going to The French Room for a tasting menu at least once is a requirement. You won’t find the most inventive cuisine or modernist techniques, but you will find French food that is fabulously prepared every night of the week. Make a reservation for the tasting menu, which will run you $110 per person. Add wine for $55, and pretend that you’re actually not maxing out your credit card in order to dine here. [Photo]

4. FT33

Copy Link
1617 Hi Line Dr., Suite 250
Dallas, TX 75207
(214) 741-2629
Visit Website
Chef Matt McCallister’s produce-based $110 tasting menu is available by reservation only, and you can expect that each seasonal, locally-grown garnish will be beautifully -- and deliciously -- tweezed into place. Add $55 sommelier-chosen wine pairings if you’re really looking to round out the experience. Note that you can only reserve a seat for the tasting menu on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6-9 p.m.

5. Local

Copy Link
2936 Elm St
Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 752-7500
Visit Website
Dallas’s best-kept secret has a fantastic tasting menu that's heavily influenced by the fresh bounty of the region’s local farms. Seven “petite courses” make up the tasting menu at Local, and you’ll need to make a reservation for your tasting in advance. At $70, this tasting menu is also a bargain, especially when you consider that chef-chosen wine pairings are only an additional $30. [Photo]

6. The Mansion Restaurant

Copy Link
in Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek
Dallas, TX 75219
If you’re looking for a truly luxurious tasting menu experience, The Mansion is your best bet. Each of the four menus on offer highlight a specific ingredient or dining category, which means that everyone at your table can choose their own experience. Your entire party will need to partake in the $95-per-person tasting, and wine pairings are an additional $50. Chef Bruno Davaillon also does an occasional “carte blanche” tasting menu for $151 that gives the chef full creative license. (Do note that tasting menus won't be available during Restaurant Week.) [Photo]

7. Spoon Bar & Kitchen

Copy Link
8220 Westchester Dr.
Dallas, TX 75225
(214) 368-8220
Visit Website
While chef John Tesar’s new steakhouse is the talk of the town, his seafood restaurant in Preston Center is still one of the best places in town to dine on the fruits of the sea. Tesar’s $125 tasting menu is available every day of the week with a reservation, and diners can add wine pairings for $75. As a bonus, Spoon's tasting often includes caviar, truffles, and other indulgent accoutrement that most other restaurants typically charge a supplemental fee for.

8. Stephan Pyles

Copy Link
1807 Ross Ave
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 580-7000
Visit Website
Chef Stephan Pyles’s self-named restaurant has been pleasing discerning diners in Dallas for decades, and the tasting menu is equally diner-driven. Executive Chef Kyle Barham “tailor-makes” six-to-ten course tasting menus for each guest, starting at $95, or $120 with wine pairings. Reservations aren’t even required, so it’s possible that you could spontaneously breeze in for a tasting at Stephan Pyles after a night out in the Arts District. [Photo]

9. Tei-An

Copy Link
1722 Routh St., Suite 110
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 220-2828
Visit Website
Chef Teiichi Sakurai is widely known as one of the city’s best chefs, and his tasting menu is arguably among the most creative. Sakurai’s omakase service is constantly evolving, and always showcases the city’s freshest seafood. The tasting menu at Tei-An is available every night of the week with reservations, and will run each diner a cool $100.

1. Abacus

4511 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75205
Kent Rathbun’s ritzy McKinney Avenue mainstay has several options for tasting menus to suit a variety of budgets. A five course tasting menu is $65, and includes two land dishes, two sea dishes, and a dessert. The eight course tasting, at $95, adds two extra land and sea courses. Making your reservation at Abacus may be a little tricky – on Monday through Thursday, parties of all sizes can order the tasting menu throughout the evening, and Friday and Saturday the menus are only available for 6:30 or 9:30 seatings for parties of 8-12 people. [Photo]
4511 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75205

2. Bijoux

5450 W Lovers Ln Ste 225, Dallas, TX 75209
Bijoux offers two tasting menu options, one of which is unlike any other in the city. For $90 or so per person, you can indulge in a six-course tasting menu that is prepared entirely with vegetarian ingredients. Bijoux also offers a tasting for omnivores, available at the same price, and full of delicious animal proteins. Wine pairings are an additional $50, and the menu is only available Thursday through Saturday. Make sure your reservation is made 24 hours in advance. [Photo]
5450 W Lovers Ln Ste 225
Dallas, TX 75209

3. The French Room

1321 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75202
If you live in Dallas, going to The French Room for a tasting menu at least once is a requirement. You won’t find the most inventive cuisine or modernist techniques, but you will find French food that is fabulously prepared every night of the week. Make a reservation for the tasting menu, which will run you $110 per person. Add wine for $55, and pretend that you’re actually not maxing out your credit card in order to dine here. [Photo]
1321 Commerce St
Dallas, TX 75202

4. FT33

1617 Hi Line Dr., Suite 250, Dallas, TX 75207
Chef Matt McCallister’s produce-based $110 tasting menu is available by reservation only, and you can expect that each seasonal, locally-grown garnish will be beautifully -- and deliciously -- tweezed into place. Add $55 sommelier-chosen wine pairings if you’re really looking to round out the experience. Note that you can only reserve a seat for the tasting menu on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6-9 p.m.
1617 Hi Line Dr., Suite 250
Dallas, TX 75207

5. Local

2936 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75226
Dallas’s best-kept secret has a fantastic tasting menu that's heavily influenced by the fresh bounty of the region’s local farms. Seven “petite courses” make up the tasting menu at Local, and you’ll need to make a reservation for your tasting in advance. At $70, this tasting menu is also a bargain, especially when you consider that chef-chosen wine pairings are only an additional $30. [Photo]
2936 Elm St
Dallas, TX 75226

6. The Mansion Restaurant

in Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, Dallas, TX 75219
If you’re looking for a truly luxurious tasting menu experience, The Mansion is your best bet. Each of the four menus on offer highlight a specific ingredient or dining category, which means that everyone at your table can choose their own experience. Your entire party will need to partake in the $95-per-person tasting, and wine pairings are an additional $50. Chef Bruno Davaillon also does an occasional “carte blanche” tasting menu for $151 that gives the chef full creative license. (Do note that tasting menus won't be available during Restaurant Week.) [Photo]
in Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek
Dallas, TX 75219

7. Spoon Bar & Kitchen

8220 Westchester Dr., Dallas, TX 75225
While chef John Tesar’s new steakhouse is the talk of the town, his seafood restaurant in Preston Center is still one of the best places in town to dine on the fruits of the sea. Tesar’s $125 tasting menu is available every day of the week with a reservation, and diners can add wine pairings for $75. As a bonus, Spoon's tasting often includes caviar, truffles, and other indulgent accoutrement that most other restaurants typically charge a supplemental fee for.
8220 Westchester Dr.
Dallas, TX 75225

8. Stephan Pyles

1807 Ross Ave, Dallas, TX 75201
Chef Stephan Pyles’s self-named restaurant has been pleasing discerning diners in Dallas for decades, and the tasting menu is equally diner-driven. Executive Chef Kyle Barham “tailor-makes” six-to-ten course tasting menus for each guest, starting at $95, or $120 with wine pairings. Reservations aren’t even required, so it’s possible that you could spontaneously breeze in for a tasting at Stephan Pyles after a night out in the Arts District. [Photo]
1807 Ross Ave
Dallas, TX 75201

9. Tei-An

1722 Routh St., Suite 110, Dallas, TX 75201
Chef Teiichi Sakurai is widely known as one of the city’s best chefs, and his tasting menu is arguably among the most creative. Sakurai’s omakase service is constantly evolving, and always showcases the city’s freshest seafood. The tasting menu at Tei-An is available every night of the week with reservations, and will run each diner a cool $100.
1722 Routh St., Suite 110
Dallas, TX 75201

Related Maps