Dallas Top 25 Restaurants: February 2016

An all veteran list of restaurants make up this month's Dallas Top 25 Restaurants list, albeit with some major shakeups to last months standings. Former No. 20 Boulevardier made an impressive jump up the list, taking top honors at No. 1, followed closely behind by former No. 7 Hattie's and former No. 1 Lucia, ranking in at No. 2 and No. 3 respectively.

Knife restaurant also made its return to the list after a several month absence.

And just as there were some major jumps up the list, several other former top ranked restaurants slid down as well, including former No. 3 CBD Provisions that slipped to No. 10 and former No. 4 Abacus that slipped to No. 14.

Check out the full list below!

Nantucket Bay Scallop at Abacus  | Facebook

Nantucket Bay Scallop at Abacus | Facebook

Poached Eggs at Boulevardier  | Facebook

Poached Eggs at Boulevardier | Facebook

Shrimp and Grits at Hattie's  | Facebook

Shrimp and Grits at Hattie's | Facebook

Sourdough French Toast at CBD Provisions  | Facebook

Sourdough French Toast at CBD Provisions | Facebook

RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 Boulevardier 179.68  
2 Hattie's 179.54  
3 Lucia 178.54 Play Video
4 Hibiscus 178.02  
5 Proof + Pantry 177.60  
6 Knife 177.52  
7 The Blind Butcher 177.51 Play Video
8 Pecan Lodge 177.30 Play Video
9 FT33 177.28  
10 CBD Provisions 176.52  
11 Nonna  176.50  
12 Cane Rosso 176.05  
13 Rapscallion 175.46  
14 Abacus 175.44  
15 Lockhart Smokehouse 175.34  
16 Mesa 175.18  
17 The Grape Restaurant 175.02  
18 Little Red Wasp 174.86  
19 Oak 174.70  
20 Lá Me 174.22  
21 Local Urban Craft Kitchen 173.90  
22 Remedy 173.74  
23 Dragonfly at Hotel Zaza 173.58  
24 Smoke 173.26  
25 Local 173.05  

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.

Check out the full list below!

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?

Check out the full list below!

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.

Check out the full list below! 

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