The day is finally here — it’s time to make your reservations for DFW Restaurant Week. The event doesn’t begin until next month, but the official list of participating restaurants was released today, which means tables are already booking up.
The three-week-long event is the perfect time to finally test out all the places you’ve been meaning to try, and to revisit fancy favorites without breaking the bank. Prix fixe dinners run $39 or $49 per person, and certain restaurants are also offering lunch for $20.
Better yet, Restaurant Week benefits the North Texas Food Bank and Lena Pope Home. Last year the fundraiser fetched $711,000 for charities. We can’t think of a better excuse to take a culinary tour of Dallas.
The official 20th Annual DFW Restaurant Week takes place August 7 to 13, with a preview weekend August 4 to 6, and extended week August 14 to 26. You can essentially get these deals from August 4 through August 26.
We combed through the just-released list of 130 participating restaurants and chose five that you don’t want to miss. Here are your best bets for 2017 DFW Restaurant Week; now get booking!
Escape to the French countryside via Lavendou’s rustic Provençal fare. Tucked away in North Dallas, this Dallas restaurant serves traditional French food in a romantic bistro. Lavendou will be participating in Restaurant Week through August 26, with dinner priced at $49.
Lonesome Dove Western Bistro
Celebrity chef Tim Love’s restaurant is a mainstay of the Fort Worth stockyards, combining western flair with fine dining for a uniquely Texan experience. Forty five dollars will buy you a three course meal from the special restaurant week menu, which includes dishes like beef tenderloin hash, Rocky Mountain elk loin, and ancho chile chocolate cake.
Some of the finest Italian food in the city can be found at Julian Barsotti’s beloved restaurant Nonna. Decidedly simple, made-from-scratch dishes and fresh pasta have kept the restaurant at the top of foodies’ lists for a decade. Restaurant week dinner is priced at $49.
In downtown Dallas’ Arts District, Tei An specializes in innovative and authentic Japanese cuisine, namely soba noodles. The Restaurant Week menu lets diners choose between Tei An’s signature soba, sushi, ramen, and more for $49.
III Forks is a high-end steakhouse with a classic, old-school feel. The menu consists of steaks, seafood, and traditional sides, but what it lacks in innovation, it makes up in quality. Normally dinner here will run upwards of $80, but during restaurant week it’s a fair $49.