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Fancy French fare awaits at Bullion
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Where to Dine Near the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center

Fine French fare, excellent Tex-Mex, and more can be found close by

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Fancy French fare awaits at Bullion
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Every year, thousands of people head to Dallas to visit the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Downtown. Fortunately for conventiongoers and those in town for work conferences, the neighborhood happens to be home to a solid array of dining options.

From ritzy French fare to casual sports bars and killer coffee shops, these 10 restaurants within walking distance of the Convention Center can satisfy pretty much any craving.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Bullion

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400 S Record St
Dallas, TX 75202
(972) 698-4250
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Much-lauded chef Bruno Davaillon serves up chic French fare at this restaurant inside the glitzy 400 Record building. Splurge on lobster thermidor or escargot ravioli at dinner, or enjoy a luxurious two-course lunch for just $29.

Lunch at Bullion
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2. City Hall Bistro

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1321 Commerce St
Dallas, TX 75202
(214) 651-3686
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Take a short walk to the Adolphus Hotel for excellent bistro fare served all day long. Start the day with avocado toast or chocolate hazelnut waffles, dig into fish shakshuka during lunch, or end a busy day with za’atar roasted chicken or pasta in a rich bolognese sauce.

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3. Cafe Herrera on Lamar

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555 S Lamar St
Dallas, TX 75202
(214) 749-0455
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It’s nigh impossible to come to Dallas without enjoying at least one Tex-Mex meal, and Herrera’s is a great spot to enjoy enchiladas, queso, and fajitas, all washed down with plenty of potent margaritas.

4. Bob's Steak & Chop House

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555 S Lamar St
Dallas, TX 75202
(214) 652-4800
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In a city known for its steakhouses, this O.G. classic still reigns supreme. Hulking bone-in ribeyes, wedge salads, and crab cakes are essentials here, as is the single glazed carrot that garnishes every steak-laden plate at Bob’s.

5. CBD Provisions

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1530 Main St
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 261-4500
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Home to one of Dallas’s most famous dishes, the pig head carnitas at CBD Provisions are not to be missed. Call in advance (24 hours is recommended) to ensure that one of the tender, Instagram-worthy pig heads will be on offer, and get ready to tuck that succulent pulled meat into soft tortillas and slather it with salsa.

The pig's head needs no introduction. CBD Provisions

6. The Woolworth

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1520 Elm St #201
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 814-0588
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Looking for a dinner destination with cocktails as strong as their food? Look no further than the Woolworth. Sip libations like the Smoke and Spice (tequila, lime, jalapeno-cumin simple syrup, and cayenne sugar) while chowing down on confit chicken wings, a dry-aged burger, or tacos.

7. Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck

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300 Reunion Blvd E
Dallas, TX 75207
(214) 571-5784
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This restaurant is arguably more well-known for its 360 views of the Dallas skyline, but there’s still plenty of delicious eats at Five Sixty. Stunning sashimi platters, wok-fried whole red snapper, and crispy General Tso-style quail awaits.

8. Commissary

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1217 Main St
Dallas, TX 75202
(214) 827-2927
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Score ice cream, a killer salad or sandwich, or a quick burst of caffeine at Commissary, where the offerings are as extensive as the name would suggest. Bonus: there’s also gelato and plenty of pastries if just a snack is in order.

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9. Weekend Coffee

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1511 Commerce St
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 261-4545
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Also inside the Joule Hotel, Weekend Coffee is one of Downtown’s best caffeine destinations. For folks who need a serious java jolt, the Californian here boasts four shots of espresso. Matcha lattes and a small selection of pastries are also on offer.

10. Press Box Grill

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1623 Main St Suite 101
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 747-8226
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Chow down on burgers and loaded cheese fries at this Downtown sports bar. A favorite of locals, it’s also an excellent spot to catch sports on TV and drink one of Press Box’s many beers on tap.

A pile of cheese fries pairs perfectly with football at Press Box Grill in Downtown
A pile of cheese fries pairs perfectly with football at Press Box Grill in Downtown
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1. Bullion

400 S Record St, Dallas, TX 75202
Lunch at Bullion
Photo Credit: Beckley & Co.

Much-lauded chef Bruno Davaillon serves up chic French fare at this restaurant inside the glitzy 400 Record building. Splurge on lobster thermidor or escargot ravioli at dinner, or enjoy a luxurious two-course lunch for just $29.

400 S Record St
Dallas, TX 75202

2. City Hall Bistro

1321 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75202
Kathy Tran/EDFW

Take a short walk to the Adolphus Hotel for excellent bistro fare served all day long. Start the day with avocado toast or chocolate hazelnut waffles, dig into fish shakshuka during lunch, or end a busy day with za’atar roasted chicken or pasta in a rich bolognese sauce.

1321 Commerce St
Dallas, TX 75202

3. Cafe Herrera on Lamar

555 S Lamar St, Dallas, TX 75202

It’s nigh impossible to come to Dallas without enjoying at least one Tex-Mex meal, and Herrera’s is a great spot to enjoy enchiladas, queso, and fajitas, all washed down with plenty of potent margaritas.

555 S Lamar St
Dallas, TX 75202

4. Bob's Steak & Chop House

555 S Lamar St, Dallas, TX 75202

In a city known for its steakhouses, this O.G. classic still reigns supreme. Hulking bone-in ribeyes, wedge salads, and crab cakes are essentials here, as is the single glazed carrot that garnishes every steak-laden plate at Bob’s.

555 S Lamar St
Dallas, TX 75202

5. CBD Provisions

1530 Main St, Dallas, TX 75201
The pig's head needs no introduction. CBD Provisions

Home to one of Dallas’s most famous dishes, the pig head carnitas at CBD Provisions are not to be missed. Call in advance (24 hours is recommended) to ensure that one of the tender, Instagram-worthy pig heads will be on offer, and get ready to tuck that succulent pulled meat into soft tortillas and slather it with salsa.

1530 Main St
Dallas, TX 75201

6. The Woolworth

1520 Elm St #201, Dallas, TX 75201

Looking for a dinner destination with cocktails as strong as their food? Look no further than the Woolworth. Sip libations like the Smoke and Spice (tequila, lime, jalapeno-cumin simple syrup, and cayenne sugar) while chowing down on confit chicken wings, a dry-aged burger, or tacos.

1520 Elm St #201
Dallas, TX 75201

7. Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck

300 Reunion Blvd E, Dallas, TX 75207

This restaurant is arguably more well-known for its 360 views of the Dallas skyline, but there’s still plenty of delicious eats at Five Sixty. Stunning sashimi platters, wok-fried whole red snapper, and crispy General Tso-style quail awaits.

300 Reunion Blvd E
Dallas, TX 75207

8. Commissary

1217 Main St, Dallas, TX 75202
Courtesy Headington Companies

Score ice cream, a killer salad or sandwich, or a quick burst of caffeine at Commissary, where the offerings are as extensive as the name would suggest. Bonus: there’s also gelato and plenty of pastries if just a snack is in order.

1217 Main St
Dallas, TX 75202

9. Weekend Coffee

1511 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75201

Also inside the Joule Hotel, Weekend Coffee is one of Downtown’s best caffeine destinations. For folks who need a serious java jolt, the Californian here boasts four shots of espresso. Matcha lattes and a small selection of pastries are also on offer.

1511 Commerce St
Dallas, TX 75201

10. Press Box Grill

1623 Main St Suite 101, Dallas, TX 75201
A pile of cheese fries pairs perfectly with football at Press Box Grill in Downtown
A pile of cheese fries pairs perfectly with football at Press Box Grill in Downtown
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Chow down on burgers and loaded cheese fries at this Downtown sports bar. A favorite of locals, it’s also an excellent spot to catch sports on TV and drink one of Press Box’s many beers on tap.

1623 Main St Suite 101
Dallas, TX 75201

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