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HG Sply Co. remains a stalwart favorite on Lowest Greenville.

15 Essential Greenville Avenue Restaurants

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

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HG Sply Co. remains a stalwart favorite on Lowest Greenville.

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 cuisine to a killer bowl of hummus.

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1. Desperados Mexican Restaurant

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4818 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 363-1850
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A family favorite for 45 years and counting, Desperados on Greenville Avenue offers up plenty of puffy Desperados tacos and a totally festive, classic Tex-Mex atmosphere. That award-winning La Margarita probably helps a bit on the latter.

2. Cafe Izmir

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3711 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 826-7788
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Cafe Izmir has been serving up the best hummus on Greenville since 1996. Grab a dish of that with pita bread but don’t miss the coconut shrimp, spicy eggplant, or the homemade falafel at this longtime favorite Mediterranean tapas spot.

3. Pizzeria Testa

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3525 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(469) 620-2266
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This place is more than good old fashioned Neapolitan pizza, although that’s enough of a reason to stop by and the Quattro Formaggi is a great order. Order up a croquette of lightly fried potatoes and a Caprese salad and spend your late lunch hour pretending you’re in the old world.

4. St. Martin's Wine Bistro

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3020 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 826-0940
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This intimate date night spot serves up traditional French fare, including timeless classics like champagne-brie soup and escargot. Snag a table near the back for a cozy place to canoodle, or sit at the bar and sip on Champagne.

5. Sister Restaurant

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2808 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 888-8660
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The Grape is dead, long live the Grape. Happily, Sister Restaurant came along to fill its shoes as a cozy, neighborhood spot to get Mediterranean fare. Try the branzino, served with pomegranate and mint, and the roasted eggplant parmesan. Or just sit for awhile at their gorgeous bar, sipping on whatever nice bottle of wine catches your eye.

6. 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 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. Come by for some of the famous “Italchos” or Italian nachos, and note that happy hour is from 4 to 6 p.m. daily.

7. MANPUKU Japanese Yakiniku Grill

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2023 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(469) 677-0818
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Manpuku is a relatively new addition to Greenville Ave. It’s all about the grilled meats and barbecuing at this yakiniku. Get their signature dish, Negi Shio U.S. black beef tongue, and pair it with other grilling options, including fresh vegetables, to your liking.

8. Carte Blanche

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2114 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 434-1538
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Carte Blanche has made quite a splash in the Dallas fine dining scene. It offers a tasting menu at $115 per person and a chef’s full tour menu at $195 per person, plus an additional cost for wine parings. What you’ll be served depends on the season and and what the kitchen is up to — so, a bit of a blind dining experience, although they do accommodate some allergies and food preferences with advance notice. It is by reservations only and most assuredly a special event destination. If that all sounds a bit rich for your tastes, they also offer remarkable bakery items for pre-order that can be picked up Thursday through Sunday from 7 a.m. to noon.

9. Company Cafe & Bar

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2104 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 827-2233
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Brunching on Greenville? This is the stop. Order that big old plate of french toast, build your own pancake plate, or try out the “Benedict Cumberbatch,” which adds some veggies to the traditional Eggs Benedict.

10. Son of a Butcher

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2026 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(469) 862-8780
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There’s something beautiful about doing one thing and doing it well. Son of a Butcher, from the team behind Velvet Taco, source their meet from A-Bar-N Ranch in Celina and are serious about the quality. They serve it up in whimsical sliders. “The Popper” packs all the jalapeño, chipotle, and pepper jam punch a slider can handle while “Burnt Ends” is the kind of slider that can only fully be appreciated while chowing down on it. And yes, you should get a boozy shake.

11. Teppo Yakitori & Sushi Bar

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2014 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 826-8989
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Teppo rides the line between fine food and casual dining beautifully. Though they’re currently working on a reservations-only basis since opening back up, 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.

12. HG Sply Co.

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2008 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(469) 334-0895
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HG Sply Co. is the spot for paleo and gluten-free meals on Greenville Avenute. It serves up bowls and entrees that fit most any dietary requirement, along with a rooftop patio that offers one of the city’s best view of the neighborhood all the way into downtown.

13. Alamo Club

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1919 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(469) 399-7600
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Alamo Club impresses diners with its cozy, neighborhood vibe and classic American fare. The menu changes regularly, but their crispy chicken sandwich and stake frites are perennial favorites.

14. Standard Service - Dallas

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5631 Alta Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 821-3415
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Notched just west of the actual avenue, but not to be forgotten, is Standard Service, the second location to the ever-popular spot in Heath serving modern American food. Stop in for dinner, lunch or brunch, where a Hangover Special offers up a cure, in whatever form the chef wants to serve that day.

15. Rye

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1920 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(972) 803-3391
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It’s worth a visit to Rye just to sit at the cocktail bar and enjoy their clever concoctions. But do sit down for some small bites at some point and order lightly — possibly even more lightly than they suggest you should. The Iceland hot dog is authentic with elevated meat, and the pork belly lollipops are a must.

1. Desperados Mexican Restaurant

4818 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206

A family favorite for 45 years and counting, Desperados on Greenville Avenue offers up plenty of puffy Desperados tacos and a totally festive, classic Tex-Mex atmosphere. That award-winning La Margarita probably helps a bit on the latter.

4818 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

2. Cafe Izmir

3711 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206

Cafe Izmir has been serving up the best hummus on Greenville since 1996. Grab a dish of that with pita bread but don’t miss the coconut shrimp, spicy eggplant, or the homemade falafel at this longtime favorite Mediterranean tapas spot.

3711 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

3. Pizzeria Testa

3525 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206

This place is more than good old fashioned Neapolitan pizza, although that’s enough of a reason to stop by and the Quattro Formaggi is a great order. Order up a croquette of lightly fried potatoes and a Caprese salad and spend your late lunch hour pretending you’re in the old world.

3525 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

4. St. Martin's Wine Bistro

3020 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206

This intimate date night spot serves up traditional French fare, including timeless classics like champagne-brie soup and escargot. Snag a table near the back for a cozy place to canoodle, or sit at the bar and sip on Champagne.

3020 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

5. Sister Restaurant

2808 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206

The Grape is dead, long live the Grape. Happily, Sister Restaurant came along to fill its shoes as a cozy, neighborhood spot to get Mediterranean fare. Try the branzino, served with pomegranate and mint, and the roasted eggplant parmesan. Or just sit for awhile at their gorgeous bar, sipping on whatever nice bottle of wine catches your eye.

2808 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

6. Terilli's

2815 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206

This long-standing Greenville Italian destination 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. Come by for some of the famous “Italchos” or Italian nachos, and note that happy hour is from 4 to 6 p.m. daily.

2815 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

7. MANPUKU Japanese Yakiniku Grill

2023 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206

Manpuku is a relatively new addition to Greenville Ave. It’s all about the grilled meats and barbecuing at this yakiniku. Get their signature dish, Negi Shio U.S. black beef tongue, and pair it with other grilling options, including fresh vegetables, to your liking.

2023 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

8. Carte Blanche

2114 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206

Carte Blanche has made quite a splash in the Dallas fine dining scene. It offers a tasting menu at $115 per person and a chef’s full tour menu at $195 per person, plus an additional cost for wine parings. What you’ll be served depends on the season and and what the kitchen is up to — so, a bit of a blind dining experience, although they do accommodate some allergies and food preferences with advance notice. It is by reservations only and most assuredly a special event destination. If that all sounds a bit rich for your tastes, they also offer remarkable bakery items for pre-order that can be picked up Thursday through Sunday from 7 a.m. to noon.

2114 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

9. Company Cafe & Bar

2104 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206

Brunching on Greenville? This is the stop. Order that big old plate of french toast, build your own pancake plate, or try out the “Benedict Cumberbatch,” which adds some veggies to the traditional Eggs Benedict.

2104 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

10. Son of a Butcher

2026 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206

There’s something beautiful about doing one thing and doing it well. Son of a Butcher, from the team behind Velvet Taco, source their meet from A-Bar-N Ranch in Celina and are serious about the quality. They serve it up in whimsical sliders. “The Popper” packs all the jalapeño, chipotle, and pepper jam punch a slider can handle while “Burnt Ends” is the kind of slider that can only fully be appreciated while chowing down on it. And yes, you should get a boozy shake.

2026 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

11. Teppo Yakitori & Sushi Bar

2014 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206

Teppo rides the line between fine food and casual dining beautifully. Though they’re currently working on a reservations-only basis since opening back up, 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

12. HG Sply Co.

2008 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206

HG Sply Co. is the spot for paleo and gluten-free meals on Greenville Avenute. It serves up bowls and entrees that fit most any dietary requirement, along with a rooftop patio that offers one of the city’s best view of the neighborhood all the way into downtown.

2008 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

13. Alamo Club

1919 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206

Alamo Club impresses diners with its cozy, neighborhood vibe and classic American fare. The menu changes regularly, but their crispy chicken sandwich and stake frites are perennial favorites.

1919 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

14. Standard Service - Dallas

5631 Alta Ave, Dallas, TX 75206

Notched just west of the actual avenue, but not to be forgotten, is Standard Service, the second location to the ever-popular spot in Heath serving modern American food. Stop in for dinner, lunch or brunch, where a Hangover Special offers up a cure, in whatever form the chef wants to serve that day.

5631 Alta Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

15. Rye

1920 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206

It’s worth a visit to Rye just to sit at the cocktail bar and enjoy their clever concoctions. But do sit down for some small bites at some point and order lightly — possibly even more lightly than they suggest you should. The Iceland hot dog is authentic with elevated meat, and the pork belly lollipops are a must.

1920 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

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