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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 cuisine to a killer bowl of ramen.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

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. Bangkok at Greenville

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4503 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 691-8233
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Family-owned Bangkok on Greenville Avenue is a mainstay in the SMU area and beyond for their delicious Thai cuisine and quick service, whether dining in or taking out. The tom kha gai soup, served bubbling hot in a big steel pot, is a favorite for sharing (or not).

3. 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 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 actually-French champagne.

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4. 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 their famous “Italchos” or Italian nachos, and note that happy hour is from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday featuring $7 select wines, martinis, and mules.

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5. Sevan G & G Cafe

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2221 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 821-0601
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For date night, girls’ night or to pick up dinner for your family, Sevan G&G is a Greenville Avenue classic. The BYOB spot serves up authentic Mediterranean cuisine like thyme pie, falafel and gyros with homemade baklava for dessert.

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6. 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 offers $5 drafts and frozen drinks plus half-price bar snacks and bottles of wine. 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. And check the chalkboard, because classic cocktails of the week are just $10.

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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 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.

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 Avenue, 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 fit most any dietary requirement, along with a rooftop patio that offers a killer view of the neighborhood and beyond.

10. Greenville Avenue Pizza Company

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1923 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 826-5404
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Home to “Pizza Slayers” AKA the folks who make and serve the pizzas, Greenville Avenue Pizza Company, or GAPCo, just celebrated 14 years on Greenville Avenue this October. Huge slices and creative specials are what keep customers coming back, and they’re even planning a third location in Richardson, set to open later this year.

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11. 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 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.

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12. 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.

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13. 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 the soup 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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14. 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 made churro for only $4.

Palapas Seafood Bar

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. Bangkok at Greenville

4503 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206

Family-owned Bangkok on Greenville Avenue is a mainstay in the SMU area and beyond for their delicious Thai cuisine and quick service, whether dining in or taking out. The tom kha gai soup, served bubbling hot in a big steel pot, is a favorite for sharing (or not).

4503 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

3. St. Martin's Wine Bistro

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

This slightly dusty, totally 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 actually-French champagne.

3020 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

4. Terilli's

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

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 their famous “Italchos” or Italian nachos, and note that happy hour is from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday featuring $7 select wines, martinis, and mules.

2815 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

5. Sevan G & G Cafe

2221 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206
Sevan G & G Cafe/Facebook

For date night, girls’ night or to pick up dinner for your family, Sevan G&G is a Greenville Avenue classic. The BYOB spot serves up authentic Mediterranean cuisine like thyme pie, falafel and gyros with homemade baklava for dessert.

2221 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

6. Libertine Bar

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

The Libertine is best on a Wednesday — this watering hole offers $5 drafts and frozen drinks plus half-price bar snacks and bottles of wine. 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. And check the chalkboard, because classic cocktails of the week are just $10.

2101 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 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

9. HG Sply Co.

2008 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206

Healthy fare isn’t exactly abundant on Greenville Avenue, 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 fit most any dietary requirement, along with a rooftop patio that offers a killer view of the neighborhood and beyond.

2008 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

10. Greenville Avenue Pizza Company

1923 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206
Greenville Ave Pizza Co

Home to “Pizza Slayers” AKA the folks who make and serve the pizzas, Greenville Avenue Pizza Company, or GAPCo, just celebrated 14 years on Greenville Avenue this October. Huge slices and creative specials are what keep customers coming back, and they’re even planning a third location in Richardson, set to open later this year.

1923 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

11. Alamo Club

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

Alamo Club impresses 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

12. Standard Service - Dallas

5631 Alta Ave, Dallas, TX 75206
Courtesy Standard Service

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

13. 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 the soup 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

14. 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 made churro for only $4.

1418 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

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