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Melissa Hennings

14 Essential Greenville Avenue Restaurants

Fried chicken, French fare, and so much more await in one of Dallas' finest dining neighborhoods

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Killer steak tartare at Alamo Club
| Melissa Hennings

Over the past few years, few Dallas neighborhoods have seen as much change as Lower Greenville. The area, which spans approximately one and a half miles down Greenville Avenue, has always been a hotspot for nightlife. Now, though, it’s one of the city’s best dining destinations.

Greenville Avenue’s explosive growth in recent years has brought some challenges for the neighborhood, but now it’s in better shape than ever. Head to this bustling dining district for some of the city's finest fare, ranging from French dishes to a killer bowl of ramen.

As always, if your favorite favorite Greenville Ave haunt is missing from this map, shout it out in the comments.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. St. Martin's Wine Bistro

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3020 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 826-0940
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This slightly dusty, totally intimate date night spot serves up pretty dated French fare, but the champagne-brie soup and escargot are timeless classics. Snag a table near the back for a cozy place to canoodle, or sit at the bar and sip on actually French champagne.

St. Martin's

2. The Grape

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2808 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 828-1981
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This hallowed Lower Greenville dining institution is probably best known for its most excellent burger, which has been lauded by the likes of Texas Monthly. Charcuterie, steak frites, and more French classics are on offer, all paired with excellent vino.

3. Terilli's

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2815 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 827-3993
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This long-standing Greenville Italian destination was opened in 1985. When it was nearly claimed by a fire in 2010, Terilli’s rose from the ashes with an upgraded dining room with three levels of seating. The dining room has live music every night (except for Mondays), and on Tuesdays they’ve got half priced bottles of wine.

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4. Johns Cafe

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2724 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 827-4610

Since 1972, John’s Cafe has been a favorite of folks who actually live near Lower Greenville. This no-frills diner serves up inexpensive breakfast and lunch, along with a rotating selection of blue plate specials. Head to John’s for breakfast, where the omelets are fluffy and the coffee is strong.

John's Cafe

5. Libertine Bar

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2101 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 824-7900
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The Libertine is best on a Wednesday — this watering hole shows off their Texas beer selection by making them all $3 all night. Wednesdays are also wine Wednesdays, featuring discounted Times Ten Cellar wines by the glass and half-off bottles. Should you find yourself there on any other day of the week, the classic bar fare (hog wings, biscuits & gravy, and grilled cheese) is always on point.

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6. Mudsmith

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2114 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 370-9535
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A favorite of work-from-home types and hipsters alike, Mudsmith offers a place to park on Lower Greenville during the day. Order up a latte or kombucha on tap, grab a breakfast sandwich or grilled cheese, and finish the workday with a glass of wine.

7. Rapscallion

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2023 Greenville Ave Ste 110
Dallas, TX 75206
(469) 291-5660
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Arguably Lower Greenville’s most refined restaurant, Chef Nathan Tate serves up some of the best Southern fare in the city. The “Long Walk to Nashville,” a riff on Music City’s famous hot fried chicken doused in Sichuan mala sauce, is a must. Belly up to the cocktail bar for a proper daiquiri or Old Fashioned.

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8. Teppo Yakitori & Sushi Bar

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2014 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 826-8989
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Teppo rides the fine line between fine food and casual dining beautifully. Though there is a no workout clothes dress code, they’re definitely more laid back than some of Dallas’ other sushi spots and the menu won’t break your budget. Regulars rave about Teppo's nigiri, but don't sleep on the grilled yakitori options.

9. HG Sply Co.

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2008 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(469) 334-0895
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Healthy fare isn’t exactly abundant on Greenville Ave, but HG Sply Co is the spot for paleo and gluten-free meals. Located next to a gym, HG Sply serves up bowls and entrees that will totally fit your macros, along with a rooftop patio that offers a killer view of the neighborhood and beyond.

10. Feed Company Eatery & Bourbon Lounge

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5631 Alta Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 821-3415
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As its name would imply, Feed Company’s bourbon list is worth the trek to Lower Greenville. Diners will also find comforting dishes like shrimp and grits, a smoked baked potato topped with pulled pork, and “sticky chicken chips” coated in a vanilla-maple bourbon glaze and served with dill-spiked ranch.

11. Wabi House

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1802 Greenville Ave Ste 100
Dallas, TX 75206

Wabi House is the go-to spot on Lower Greenville for ramen. They’ve got five styles of ramen on the menu, including a delicious veggie ramen, and an extensive toppings list to perfect your bowl. Take one of their cocktails out to the huge outdoor/indoor bar — if you’re feeling extra adventurous, try the tokyo sour.

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12. Toasted Coffee + Kitchen

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5420 Ross Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

Artisanal toasts are an arguably obnoxious food trend, but who doesn’t love a few slices of avocado atop a thick slice of locally baked bread? The fancy-ass toasts here range from sweet (cinnamon sugar and butter) to savory (avocado with two types of hot sauce), but if that doesn’t float your boat, soups, salads, and sandwiches are also on offer.

13. Palapas Seafood Bar

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1418 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

If you’re looking for late-night seafood bites, Palapas is the spot. This restaurant's killer patio, complete with thatched roof, serves up great people-watching and a cozy spot on which to drink plenty of margaritas. Finish your meal off with a freshly baked churro for only $4.

Palapas Seafood Bar

14. Alamo Club

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1919 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(469) 399-7600
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Since opening in February, Alamo Club has impressed diners with its cozy, neighborhood vibe and killer American fare. Dig into expertly prepared steaks, smoky pastrama sandwiches, and roasted chicken, all while sipping the Dak #4, an excellent rum cocktail named for Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott.

The bar at Alamo Club Melissa Hennings

1. St. Martin's Wine Bistro

3020 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206
St. Martin's

This slightly dusty, totally intimate date night spot serves up pretty dated French fare, but the champagne-brie soup and escargot are timeless classics. Snag a table near the back for a cozy place to canoodle, or sit at the bar and sip on actually French champagne.

3020 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

2. The Grape

2808 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206

This hallowed Lower Greenville dining institution is probably best known for its most excellent burger, which has been lauded by the likes of Texas Monthly. Charcuterie, steak frites, and more French classics are on offer, all paired with excellent vino.

2808 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

3. Terilli's

2815 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206
Terilli's/Facebook

This long-standing Greenville Italian destination was opened in 1985. When it was nearly claimed by a fire in 2010, Terilli’s rose from the ashes with an upgraded dining room with three levels of seating. The dining room has live music every night (except for Mondays), and on Tuesdays they’ve got half priced bottles of wine.

2815 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

4. Johns Cafe

2724 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206
John's Cafe

Since 1972, John’s Cafe has been a favorite of folks who actually live near Lower Greenville. This no-frills diner serves up inexpensive breakfast and lunch, along with a rotating selection of blue plate specials. Head to John’s for breakfast, where the omelets are fluffy and the coffee is strong.

2724 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

5. Libertine Bar

2101 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206
The Libertine/Facebook

The Libertine is best on a Wednesday — this watering hole shows off their Texas beer selection by making them all $3 all night. Wednesdays are also wine Wednesdays, featuring discounted Times Ten Cellar wines by the glass and half-off bottles. Should you find yourself there on any other day of the week, the classic bar fare (hog wings, biscuits & gravy, and grilled cheese) is always on point.

2101 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

6. Mudsmith

2114 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206

A favorite of work-from-home types and hipsters alike, Mudsmith offers a place to park on Lower Greenville during the day. Order up a latte or kombucha on tap, grab a breakfast sandwich or grilled cheese, and finish the workday with a glass of wine.

2114 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

7. Rapscallion

2023 Greenville Ave Ste 110, Dallas, TX 75206
Lori Bandi

Arguably Lower Greenville’s most refined restaurant, Chef Nathan Tate serves up some of the best Southern fare in the city. The “Long Walk to Nashville,” a riff on Music City’s famous hot fried chicken doused in Sichuan mala sauce, is a must. Belly up to the cocktail bar for a proper daiquiri or Old Fashioned.

2023 Greenville Ave Ste 110
Dallas, TX 75206

8. Teppo Yakitori & Sushi Bar

2014 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206

Teppo rides the fine line between fine food and casual dining beautifully. Though there is a no workout clothes dress code, they’re definitely more laid back than some of Dallas’ other sushi spots and the menu won’t break your budget. Regulars rave about Teppo's nigiri, but don't sleep on the grilled yakitori options.

2014 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

9. HG Sply Co.

2008 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206

Healthy fare isn’t exactly abundant on Greenville Ave, but HG Sply Co is the spot for paleo and gluten-free meals. Located next to a gym, HG Sply serves up bowls and entrees that will totally fit your macros, along with a rooftop patio that offers a killer view of the neighborhood and beyond.

2008 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

10. Feed Company Eatery & Bourbon Lounge

5631 Alta Ave, Dallas, TX 75206

As its name would imply, Feed Company’s bourbon list is worth the trek to Lower Greenville. Diners will also find comforting dishes like shrimp and grits, a smoked baked potato topped with pulled pork, and “sticky chicken chips” coated in a vanilla-maple bourbon glaze and served with dill-spiked ranch.

5631 Alta Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

11. Wabi House

1802 Greenville Ave Ste 100, Dallas, TX 75206
Wabi House/Facebook

Wabi House is the go-to spot on Lower Greenville for ramen. They’ve got five styles of ramen on the menu, including a delicious veggie ramen, and an extensive toppings list to perfect your bowl. Take one of their cocktails out to the huge outdoor/indoor bar — if you’re feeling extra adventurous, try the tokyo sour.

1802 Greenville Ave Ste 100
Dallas, TX 75206

12. Toasted Coffee + Kitchen

5420 Ross Ave, Dallas, TX 75206

Artisanal toasts are an arguably obnoxious food trend, but who doesn’t love a few slices of avocado atop a thick slice of locally baked bread? The fancy-ass toasts here range from sweet (cinnamon sugar and butter) to savory (avocado with two types of hot sauce), but if that doesn’t float your boat, soups, salads, and sandwiches are also on offer.

5420 Ross Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

13. Palapas Seafood Bar

1418 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206
Palapas Seafood Bar

If you’re looking for late-night seafood bites, Palapas is the spot. This restaurant's killer patio, complete with thatched roof, serves up great people-watching and a cozy spot on which to drink plenty of margaritas. Finish your meal off with a freshly baked churro for only $4.

1418 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

14. Alamo Club

1919 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206
The bar at Alamo Club Melissa Hennings

Since opening in February, Alamo Club has impressed diners with its cozy, neighborhood vibe and killer American fare. Dig into expertly prepared steaks, smoky pastrama sandwiches, and roasted chicken, all while sipping the Dak #4, an excellent rum cocktail named for Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott.

1919 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

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