Last month, beneath white lights sparkling throughout the canopied oak trees of Dallas’ Highland Park Village, we cozied up at the newly opened restaurant Honor Bar, where a seat by the patio fireplace was the perfect spot for a nightcap. It was one of the first cold snaps of the season, but the fire’s heat — and glasses of pinot noir — kept us warm.
Tucked between Rag & Bone and Market, this location is the first outside California but offers much of the same classic American fare served at its Beverly Hills and Montecito incarnations: Ahi tuna in shiitake ponzu sauce, the juicy Honor Burger, and cult favorite Ding’s Crispy Chicken sandwich (buttermilk fried chicken topped with spicy coleslaw, a thick tomato slice, and Swiss cheese), and the beautifully made gin martinis and the Jackrabbit (tequila, Campari, grapefruit juice, mint).
Honor Bar is a concept from Hillstone Restaurant Group, which also operates Dallas hot spots R+D Kitchen and Hillstone. With intimate booths, exposed wood ceiling beams, and gray-stone walls, Honor Bar’s cabin-chic environs are an intimate den where lunch and dinner conversations swirl among dapper businessmen, Highland Park socialites, and shoppers fresh from a spree at Hermès.
Honor Bar, 26A Highland Park Village, 214.780.0956.