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A Running List of Dallas Restaurants Hosting Total Solar Eclipse Specials

Themed Cocktails, Bites, and Lunches That Can Get You Access to The Coolest Downtown Watch Party

BY // 03.06.24

It seems like everyone in Texas is already getting their plans together for the biggest event of the season — the total solar eclipse on Monday, April 8, 2024. If you haven’t taken a look yet, this is our guide to the best places to watch the eclipse in the area. Now, we’re zeroing in on some top foodie events that Dallas restaurants are hosting just for the occasion.

From themed food and drinks to an exclusive way to attend a downtown watch party, local spots are going big for the solar eclipse.

Jose Dallas restaurants eclipse
The clarified, light margarita for eclipse day at José. (Photo by Paul Torres)


On Monday, April 8, enjoy the total solar eclipse on the patio of this favorite Dallas Mexican restaurant. There will be complimentary eclipse glasses, and margarita specials (Luna Llena — a light and refreshing marg, and Luna Nueva — a dark, black marg). Book a table on OpenTable.

Elm & Good

The Kimpton Pittman Hotel’s dining concept is offering specialty eclipse-inspired cocktails for guests and locals to enjoy this April eclipse weekend. The pool deck will feature tarot card readings as well.


This downtown Dallas restaurant is hosting a solar eclipse lunch at noon on April 8. Get a great view of the eclipse on the 50th-floor observation deck and enjoy a three-course lunch including buffalo mozzarella & proscuitto di parma, choice of filet mignon or king crab lasagne, and panna cotta. A guaranteed window booth with a three-course lunch and wine pairings costs $150 per person.

The Eyeboretum Dallas eclipse
Headington Companie’s ‘The Eyeboretum’ returns just in time for the eclipse. (Courtesy of Beckley)

Mirador, CBD Provisions, and Sassetta

These three Headington Companies dining concepts are offering an exclusive deal for the total solar eclipse. Those who dine for lunch at any of these spots on April 8 will receive a free ticket to view the eclipse at The Eye at the Joule. The immersive garden experience, The Eyeboretum, will be hosting a watch party on the lawn with cocktails, snacks, and complimentary glasses for viewing.

Ellie’s Restaurant

At HALL Arts Hotel, Ellie’s Restaurant and Lounge will be offering eclipse-themed cosmic cocktails on April 8.


Don’t miss the Celestial Soirée at The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas from noon to 3 pm on April 8. For $49 per person, guests will enjoy the eclipse while enjoying themed bites and drinks. There will also be live entertainment and experiences on Fearing’s Live Oak patio.

HG Sply Co. Dallas
Watch the solar eclipse with a limited-time cocktail at HG Sply Co. on Greenville Avenue. (Courtesy)

HG Sply Co.

On April 8 from noon to 4 pm, this Greenville Avenue spot is hosting an eclipse party on its rooftop. There will be a live DJ, complimentary glasses for watching, and a special drink — The Lunar Libation ($12) made with Mt. Gay Eclipse, lime, blueberry, and ginger beer. It will be available starting on April 6 and through the event.

The Mansion Bar

From April 4 through 8, the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek’s upscale bar is offering a special eclipse-themed drink. The Eclipsis will cost $24 and includes Woodford Reserve Bourbon, Aperol, Velvet Falernum, and angostura bitters.

Green Point Seafood & Oyster Bar

Head to this Knox Street seafood spot for lunch on April 8 and enjoy specialty drinks and menu features. All guests will also receive glasses to view the eclipse.

JW Marriott Vincents Beef Masubi and Cocktails
Beef masubi and cocktails? Just visit Vincent’s at JW Marriott Dallas Arts District.


JW Marriott Dallas Arts District is hosting a pre-eclipse happy hour (as well as a viewing on April 8) at its 11th-floor terrace. On Sunday, April 7, there will be a solar eclipse session with Carnegie Institute for Science at 5 pm. Tickets cost $49 per person and include cosmic cocktails and light bites as an astronomer provides insights on navigating the eclipse.

Crown Block

For $100 per person, head to the top of Reunion Tower on April 8 for a special solar eclipse lunch from noon to 2 pm. The sky-high steakhouse is offering a three-course menu featuring a starter choice of Symphony of Tomatoes, Asian Pears & Burrata or Caesar salad, entree options of cavatelli pasta, branzino, or filet mignon, and dessert. You’ll also get great views of the eclipse.

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