Dallas Top 25 Restaurants: December 2015

This month's Top 25 Restaurant list sees Lucia take the top spot with an impressive climb from its previous ranking of No. 11. Joining Lucia in the top three are Proof + Pantry, located in Dallas' Arts District, and CBD Provisions, home to some of Dallas' most beloved comfort food.

Dallas also saw a number of first timers join the list, welcoming Rapscallion, Little Red Wasp, Oak, Remedy, and Nonna. Mesa also made a reappearance on the list at No. 9, after a five month absence.

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Lamb and Golden Beets at Rapscallion  | Facebook

Lamb and Golden Beets at Rapscallion | Facebook

CBD Provisions' French Toast  | Facebook

CBD Provisions' French Toast | Facebook

Proof + Pantry's Burrata and Quinoa  | Facebook

Proof + Pantry's Burrata and Quinoa | Facebook

Rouget With Ham Broth at Lucia  | Facebook 

Rouget With Ham Broth at Lucia | Facebook 

RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 Lucia 179.64  
2 Proof + Pantry 178.26  
3 CBD Provisions 178.15  
4 Abacus 177.67  
5 Rapscallion 177.64  
6 Hibiscus 177.59  
7 Hattie's 177.12  
8 Lockhart Smokehouse 176.98  
9 Mesa 176.84  
10 The Grape Restaurant 176.70  
11 Little Red Wasp 176.56  
12 Oak 176.42  
13 Cane Rosso 176.28  
14 The Blind Butcher 176.14 Play Video
15 La Me 176.02  
16 FT33 175.90  
17 Local Urban Craft Kitchen 175.78  
18 Remedy 175.66  
19 Pecan Lodge 175.52 Play Video
20 Boulevardier 175.38  
21 Smoke 175.24  
22 Nonna  175.10  
23 Mot Hai Ba 174.96  
24 Dragonfly at Hotel ZaZa 174.82  
25 Local 174.68  

Dallas Top 25 Restaurants: April 2015

For the first time in Dallas Top 25 history, Lucia finds its way to No. 1 (from No. 5 in February) with a Social Score of 178.63. Hattie’s has been on a winning streak, but this month, it slips to No. 8, the lowest it’s been in a while. Abacus and Pecan Lodge keep consistent in spots No. 2 and No. 3, respectively.

Nestled in the Bishop Arts District, Lucia is an intimately sized, Italian-inspired restaurant owned by Chef David Uyghur and his wife Jennifer. According to its website, Lucia’s chefs make fresh bread, hand-crafted salumi and pasta in-house daily. The restaurant’s menu changes frequently, but its sample menu includes dishes like squid’s ink tonnarelli with Nantucket bay scallops, citrus, sea urchin, chile and breadcrumbs, and Berkshire pork shank with parsley puree and fall root vegetables.

This month, Fearing’s, Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek and Savor all hop back on the list for the first time since December, and we welcome Dallas Top 25 newbie Del Frisco’s Steakhouse.

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Budeletti with tripe from Lucia  | Yelp, Brian Q.

Budeletti with tripe from Lucia | Yelp, Brian Q.

Pulled pork sandwich, cole slaw, & okra from Pecan Lodge  | Yelp, Jenny F. 

Pulled pork sandwich, cole slaw, & okra from Pecan Lodge | Yelp, Jenny F. 

Duck breast with apple purée from Abacus  | Yelp, Kate C.

Duck breast with apple purée from Abacus | Yelp, Kate C.

Rabbit lonzino agnolotti with mascarpone from Hibiscus  | Yelp, Leo. C

Rabbit lonzino agnolotti with mascarpone from Hibiscus | Yelp, Leo. C

RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 Lucia 178.63  
2 Abacus 178.23  
3 Pecan Lodge 177.75  
4 Hibiscus 177.64  
5 Blind Butcher 177.61  
6 Boulevardier 174.95  
7 Fearing's 173.91  
8 Hattie's 173.18  
9 CBD Provisions 171.67  
10 FT33 171.29  
11 Knife 170.98  
12 Proof + Pantry 170.46  
13 The Grape Restaurant 170.03  
14 Dragonfly at Hotel ZaZa 169.87  
15 Mesa 169.63  
16 Cane Rosso 168.65  
17 La' Me 168.45  
18 Stock & Barrel 168.28  
19 Tillman's Roadhouse 167.03  
20 Mot Hai Ba 166.93  
21 Local 165.09  
22 Del Frisco's Steakhouse 164.82  
23 Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek 164.55  
24 Savor 164.28  
25 Kitchen LTO 164.23  

Dallas Top 25 Restaurants: February 2015

For the most part, the same restaurants have made it back to the Top 25 list, but three newcomers trying to join the best of the best in Dallas’ culinary scene have made their way into this rodeo!

Let’s welcome: Cane Rosso, proud of its authentic Neapolitan pizza, at No. 14; Mot Hai Ba, known for its beautifully prepared North Vietnamese cuisine, at No. 19; and Kitchen LTO and its self-proclaimed upscale Southern Comfort at No. 22. Congratulations to these restaurants! It’s hard riding with the Top 25 veterans, but we hope to see you the next time around.

In other news, Hattie’s has climbed its way from No. 3 to the top spot with a score of 182.96. Abacus, formerly No.1, trailed close behind in second place. Local, on the other hand, seems to be at the end of its rope. It was No. 21 last month, but has knocked down to No. 25 -- will its Modern American menu tantalize Dallas once more and climb back up the list?

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Lobster Deviled Eggs at Hattie's  | YELP, Karen L.

Lobster Deviled Eggs at Hattie's | YELP, Karen L.

Pitmaster Sandwich at Pecan Lodge  | YELP, Tam N.

Pitmaster Sandwich at Pecan Lodge | YELP, Tam N.

Duck breast at Abacus  | YELP, Kate C.

Duck breast at Abacus | YELP, Kate C.

Brunch Burger at Boulevardier  | YELP, Martha G.

Brunch Burger at Boulevardier | YELP, Martha G.

RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 Hattie's 182.96  
2 Abacus 181.20  
3 Pecan Lodge 180.38  
4 Boulevardier 180.38  
5 Lucia 180.37  
6 CBD Provisions 180.11  
7 The Grape Restaurant 179.47  
8 Blind Butcher 179.39  
9 Hibiscus 179.32  
10 33 177.74  
11 Dragonfly at Hotel Zaza 177.13  
12 La' Me 176.00  
13 Tillmans Roadhouse 174.87 Play Video
14 Cane Rosso 174.85  
15 Goodfriend Beer Garden and Burger House 174.38  
16 Smoke 174.09  
17 Knife 173.74  
18 Mesa 173.21  
19 Stock & Barrel 172.33  
20 Mot Hai Ba 172.18  
21 Proof + Pantry 171.29  
22 Kitchen LTO 170.63  
23 Lockhart Smokehouse 170.57  
24 Cafe Modern 169.69  
25 Local 169.65  

Dallas Top 25 Restaurants: December 2014

This month's Dallas Top 25 Restaurants list features all 25 familiar names. But, things got interesting with the ranks this month with some major upsets.

The December victor repetitively shows up on the list– the Asian Fusion restaurant, Abacus holds the coveted No. 1 spot with a social score of 183.29. Ft 33, a restaurant with a New American menu that changes daily, places at No. 2. And rounding out the top three is Hatties, known for its Southern fare. 

As for some of the notable shifts- Pecan Lodge launches from barely hanging on at No. 23 to No. 6, while last month's No. 3, Fearing's drops to No. 24 and CBD Provisions Drops to No. 17 from No. 7.

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Pork Belly at Abacus  | YELP, Brian Q. 

Pork Belly at Abacus | YELP, Brian Q. 

Heirloom Polenta, Mushrooms, Farm Egg, Radish, Chervil at FT 33  | YELP, Michael U. 

Heirloom Polenta, Mushrooms, Farm Egg, Radish, Chervil at FT 33 | YELP, Michael U. 

Fried Chicken at Hattie's  | YELP, Elsie W. 

Fried Chicken at Hattie's | YELP, Elsie W. 

Chili Lobster at Spoon Bar & Kitchen  | YELP, Tim P. 

Chili Lobster at Spoon Bar & Kitchen | YELP, Tim P. 

RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 Abacus 183.29  
2 33 181.72  
3 Hattie's 180.38  
4 Spoon Bar & Kitchen 179.83  
5 Hibiscus 179.53  
6 Pecan Lodge 179.52  
7 Blind Butcher 178.68  
8 Boulevardier 177.17  
9 Dragonfly at Hotel Zaza 176.29  
10 La' Me 176.20  
11 Tillmans Roadhouse 176.13  
12 Knife 176.11  
13 Savor 175.93  
14 Smoke 175.75  
15 Mesa 175.57  
16 Stock & Barrel 175.41  
17 CBD Provisions 175.28  
18 Lockhart Smokehouse 175.21  
19 Cafe Modern 174.85  
20 Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek 174.67  
21 Local 174.62  
22 Gemma Restaurant 174.53  
23 Chicken Scratch 174.49  
24 Fearing's 173.65  
25 San Savaje 172.77  

Dallas Top 25 Restaurants: July 2014

We’re seeing quite a shift in Dallas this month. Abacus, which made its No. 1 debut on April’s Top 25 Restaurants list, makes its way back to the top spot. Dragonfly at Hotel ZaZa and Shinsei both make big jumps — to No. 5 and No. 6, respectively — from last month’s No. 22 and No. 21 positions. Hibiscus also climbs back into the Top 5. CBD Provisions, June’s No. 1, drops a bit to No. 4 and FT33 takes a fall to No. 7. Hattie’s makes its way back onto the list for the first time since April, and Savor Gastropub barely makes it back on from May. 

We also welcome three new contenders — Goodfriend Beer Garden & Burger House, Pecan Lodge, and Knife — to the 25 list for the first time since Dallas’s kickoff in March 2014. Congrats!

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Foie Gras Creation  | Facebook

Foie Gras Creation | Facebook

Roasted Black Soy Pork Steam Bun with Asian Slaw  | Facebook

Roasted Black Soy Pork Steam Bun with Asian Slaw | Facebook

Abacus  | Facebook

Abacus | Facebook

Cøte de Chevreuil, Roquefort-Parsnip Dauphinoise Spring Herbs, Natural Jus  | Facebook

Cøte de Chevreuil, Roquefort-Parsnip Dauphinoise Spring Herbs, Natural Jus | Facebook

Rank Restaurant Social Score
1 Abacus 172.72
2 Hibiscus 171.94
3 Tillman's Roadhouse 171.38
4 CBD Provisions 171.09
5 Dragonfly at Hotel ZaZa 170.47
6 Shinsei 170.45
7 33 170.39
8 Hattie's 169.46
9 Goodfriend Beer Garden & Burger House 168.29
10 Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek 167.82
11 Boulevardier 167.71
12 Smoke 167.36
13 Stock & Barrel 166.02
14 Pecan Lodge 164.93
15 Spoon Bar & Kitchen 163.34
16 Cafe Modern 162.00
17 The Blind Butcher 160.99
18 Lockhart Smokehouse 160.77
19 Chicken Scratch 160.66
20 Knife 159.44
21 Belly & Trumpet 157.98
22 Fearing's 156.64
23 Urbano Cafe 155.63
24 Local Urban Craft Kitchen (LUCK) 155.30
25 Savor Gastropub 155.18

You can check out past rankings for Dallas here:
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014

March 2014