Dallas Top 25 Restaurants: August 2015

Dallas' Italian favorite Lucia takes the No. 1 spot on this month's Top 25 list, with a social score of 180.37, followed closely by No. 2 restaurant FT 33, which jumped up from its previous position of No. 11. These restaurants were joined by Blind Butcher, Fearing's, and Pecan Lodge to round out the top 5.

While the list is made up of all veterans this month, two restaurants return after lengthy absences. Gemma makes it to No. 19 on the list from its previous position as No. 22 way back in December and Kitchen LTO, which hasn't placed on the list since April, returns at No. 22.

Check out the full list below!

FT 33's Duck and Black Pudding  | Yelp, Michael U.

FT 33's Duck and Black Pudding | Yelp, Michael U.

Bok Choy Salad at Gemma  | Yelp, Joey S.

Bok Choy Salad at Gemma | Yelp, Joey S.

Lucia's Crostini and Goose Egg  | Yelp, Brian Q

Lucia's Crostini and Goose Egg | Yelp, Brian Q

Pork Belly Poutine at Blind Butcher  | Yelp, Karen L.

Pork Belly Poutine at Blind Butcher | Yelp, Karen L.

RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 Lucia 180.37  
2 FT 33 179.54  
3 Blind Butcher 179.03  
4 Fearing's 178.43  
5 Pecan Lodge 178.42  
6 Proof + Pantry 178.36  
7 La Me' 177.35  
8 Hattie's 177.11  
9 Abacus 176.75  
10 Hibiscus 176.58  
11 Boulevardier 176.41  
12 CBD Provisions 176.07  
13 Cane Rosso 175.56  
14 Lockhart Smokehouse 175.39  
15 The Grape Restaurant 175.22  
16 Local Urban Craft Kitchen 175.05  
17 Dragonfly at Hotel Zaza 174.88  
18 Knife 171.29  
19 Gemma 170.98  
20 Stock & Barrel 170.48  
21 Tillmans Roadhouse 168.85 Play Video
22 Kitchen LTO 168.74  
23 Mot Hai Ba 167.22  
24 Local 165.59  
25 Mesa 163.96  

Dallas Top 25 Restaurants: June 2015

The Dallas Top 25 Restaurants list returns this month, featuring many familiar faces alongside a few newcomers.  

The Blind Butcher took top honors, grabbing the top spot on the list, with former No. 1 ranking Lucia dropping down to No. 4. Both Knife and Hattie's each made the jump up into the top 5, with Pecan Lodge maintaining its spot at No. 3.

Some new additions making their way back to the list include Local Urban Craft Kitchen (or LUCK) which clocks in at No. 16, along with No. 14 Lockhart Smokehouse, which hasn't been featured on Dallas' Top 25 Restaurants since February.  

Check out the full list below!

Hattie's Lobster Deviled Eggs  | Yelp, Karen L.

Hattie's Lobster Deviled Eggs | Yelp, Karen L.

Soft Pretzel at Local Urban Craft Kitchen  | Yelp, Matt A.

Soft Pretzel at Local Urban Craft Kitchen | Yelp, Matt A.

Knife's Beef Tongue  | Yelp, Ashley May M.

Knife's Beef Tongue | Yelp, Ashley May M.

Lockhart Smokehouse's BBQ Ribs  | Yelp, John L.

Lockhart Smokehouse's BBQ Ribs | Yelp, John L.

RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 The Blind Butcher 178.72  
2 Hattie's 178.55  
3 Pecan Lodge 178.34  
4 Lucia 177.38  
5 Knife 177.29  
6 Abacus 177.15  
7 Hibiscus 176.69  
8 Boulevardier 176.23  
9 Fearing's 176.00  
10 CBD Provisions 175.54  
11 FT33 175.31  
12 Proof + Pantry 174.85  
13 Cane Rosso 173.82  
14 Lockhart Smokehouse 171.83  
15 The Grape Restaurant 170.98  
16 Local Urban Craft Kitchen 168.64  
17 Dragonfly at Hotel ZaZa 167.09  
18 Lá Me 167.07  
19 Stock & Barrel 166.17  
20 Tillman's Roadhouse 165.25  
21 Mot Hai Ba 164.31  
22 Local 163.41  
23 Mesa 163.20  
24 Del Frisco's Steakhouse 162.48  
25 Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek 161.57  

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?

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