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Restaurants in Downtown Dallas (within walking distance)
Plaza of the Americas (Marriott Hotel)
600 N. Pearl St.
Lobby level restaurants $
Higher Grounds Coffee
Gourmet coffee and tea, pastries, gift items
New Haus Express
Breakfast, huge salad bar, daily specials, sandwiches
Donuts, kolaches, sandwiches, ice cream
Food Court (lower level, Marriott) $
Quality subs made with fresh meats, cheese and veggies
New York Style pizza, homemade pasta, subs and salads
Lunch specials, sandwiches and salads
Chinese dishes, soups, lunch specials
Breakfast, lunch, desserts and catering
214.969.0507 (menu available)
J. Pepe’s Mexican Restaurant
Tex-Mex favorites, happy hour, catering
Original recipe Kentucky Fried Chicken
Breakfast, hot and cold subs, Philly cheese steaks
Healthy smoothies, snacks, nutritional products
Clean and light Japanese fusion dinner – sushi
Specializing in Tex-Mex inspired fast food
Southern home cooking, cafeteria style, salads, desserts
Concourse of the Comerica Building
1717 Main Street, Downtown Dallas $
Coffees and pastries
Pizza to go
Mediterranean Grill and Poblano’s Mexican Café
Fast food gyros and Tex Mex
The Next Generation Salad Bar
Salads to go
Café Solace (discount available for ACBL members)
Quick sandwiches, wraps and salad bar
More restaurants within four blocks of Sheraton
Breakfast, lunch, bakery and catering. Treat yourself to homemade muffins or eggs benedict.
400 N. Saint Paul St. at the Saint Paul DART station. • 214.954.9900 $
Breakfast and lunch with a wide variety of omelettes and sandwiches. Specials include chicken fried steak and chicken wings basket.
400 N. Saint Paul St. • 214.953.0059 $
Sandwiches, gyros, burritos, wraps and paninis. Also serving breakfast. They also cater.
1601 Elm St. 800.537.3354 $
Home of the smothered burrito. Also serving breakfast.
901 Main St. • 214.502.2245 $
Subs, salads, wraps and grilled flatbreads.
325 N. Saint Paul St. • 214.572.7827 $
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit
Brisket, pork, ham, turkey, sausage and loads of sides. Sandwiches and meat plates and of course “fall off the bone” ribs. Free ice cream with dine in purchase. They also cater.
726 Harwood • 214.740.1661 $
Porta di Roma
Pizzas, pasta, antipastos, “the best of Italy.” A big menu of Italian treats.
1623 Main St. • 214.752.0855 or 214.752.0866 $
Carmine’s Pizzeria (discount available for ACBL members)
A wide array of New York style pizzas including a cowboy pizza and a “white” pizza. They also present spaghetti, tortellini, and ravioli. They deliver free for orders over $10.
2006 San Jacinto @ Harwood • 214.520.6000 $
Dallas Museum of Art Café
Selections inspired by the DMA’s current exhibitions, specially prepared by food artists using seasonal local ingredients. Sandwiches, soups and a gallery of salads, Enjoy freshly prepared food and visit Dallas’s world class art exhibitions.
1717 N. Harwood • 214.922.1835 $
This restaurant is making a mark with their outstanding salsas and regional Mexican specialties.
1800 Main St. Ste 100 • 214.741.9453
A Mexican restaurant just a short block from the tournament venue, this establishment offers traditional Mexican fare such as tamales, tacos, burritos and enchiladas. They also have a tortilla soup, fajitas and taco salads.
708 Olive St. • 214.989.7965 $
Original Italian Café (discount available for ACBL members)
Conveniently located just a block from the tournament site, this friendly Italian café offers pizzas, subs, calzone and stromboli and pastas all for a nominal price. You can also feast on their parmigiana platters. They will deliver for minimum orders.
1919 Bryan St. #106 at the DART Saint Paul Station • 214.754.0003 or 214.754.0103 $
Discount offered for in-house dining
Just Mex (discount available for ACBL members)
Tex Mex breakfasts, appetizers along with enchiladas, burritos and combo plates. Also featuring Classics Americano such as burgers and sandwiches. Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
400 N. Saint Paul St Suite 110 • 214.979.0960 $
Purchase 2 entrees at regular price and get a free two-liter soda or purchase one specialty and a two-liter soda and get one entree 50% off.
The Hospitality Sweet
A delightful breakfast and lunch venue which features fresh bakery goods, sandwiches with a difference (such as a baked brie panini) and unusual salads. Also providing coffees and espresso drinks. Situated in the old downtown post office very close to the tournament.
400 North Ervay, Suite 175 • 214.999.6704 $
Union Park (discount available for ACBL members)
Gourmet burgers, wings, sandwiches. Gumbo on Sunday. Also featuring a hangover bowl (fried chicken and mashed potatoes w/sides for $10). Unusual sides such as spicy fried pickles and sweet potato fries.
1311 Main St. • 214.741.6709 $
10% discount on all items, plus hangover bowl is now $8
Various food trucks rotate in Klyde Warren Park. You can dine on sushi, ice cream, barbeque, pizza or crepes, depending on what truck is parked there on what day. The park venue is delightful with outdoor reading rooms, many seating areas and fountains. It is beautifully landscaped with native plants.
1909 Woodall Rogers Fwy. • 214.220.1112 $
Baby Back Shak
Memphis style barbecue, Standard BBQ of ribs and brisket but also smoked bologna, Cornish hen and an unusual boudin (Cajun rice and pork sausage).
1800 S. Ackard St. • 214.428.7427 $
Dallas Fish Market
An old style red sauce Italian eatery that is an institution in Dallas since 1945. Family owner and operated, it now has 3rd and 4th generation family members running the business. Expect all your traditional Italian favorites.
1520 Elm St. • 214.752.0141 $
Kuri Dumplings and Soups
Instead of a burger, make a meal out of steamed dumplings filled w/chicken, pork, or vegetables. The rice bowls are popular, too.
325 N. Saint Paul St. • 972.789.1199
Another location is 1201 Elm St. • 214.571.4544 $
Light dinners Tuesday through Friday. Panini with portobello mushrooms, pesta and scamorza are highly recommended. (Some entrees can be over $20.)
1807 Gould St. • 214.428.1555 $
Sit on the sidewalk patio and watch the world go by or step inside to relax in one of the cozy chairs. The salads are key here.
1500 Jackson St. • 214.741.3663 $
The French Room
A formal venue where jackets are a must and the service is grand. Portions may look tiny but when they are served in sequence with palate cleansing sorbet, you walk away feeling stuffed but civilized.
1321 Commerce St. • 214.742.8200 $$$
Pyramid Restaurant and Bar
A new look and a new menu with signature dishes such as house-made duck and pistachio terrine and Dijon-crusted rack of lamb. Their rooftop garden supplies the kitchen with fresh ingredients.
1717 N. Akard St. • 214.747.8226 $
Press Box Grill (discount available for ACBL members)
This neighborhood-favorite sports bar and grill has a 112″ projector screen, 17 flat-screen TVs, a full bar and a full menu of tasty bar food. A great place to unwind at the end of several sessions of bridge.
1623 Main Street • 214.747.8226 $
1/2-off an appetizer with the purchase of one entree or free appetizer with the purchase of two entrees (only one discount per table).
Pho Colonial (discount available for ACBL members)
Vietnamese dining with a twist. Dine in, take out, catering and delivery. Pho (traditional Vietnamese soup served with fresh vegetables and herbs for garnishing to taste), Banh Mi (fresh baguette sandwiches with choice of grilled meats or house made plate), Bun (vermicelli noodles with choice of grilled meats), as well as small bites and chef’s specials.
1623 Main Street, Suite 102 • 214.748.0746 $
10% discount with proof of tournament participation.
Sushi, salads and signature rolls such as the Austin roll featuring stalks of asparagus fried in a tempura batter.
2400 Victory Park Lane • 214.871.8883 $$$
Medina Oven and Bar
Serving traditional and creative Moroccan-Mediterranean cuisine.
Japanese soba noodles made by hand, with sampler sauces. Another must try is musubi, a crisp sheet of seaweed folded like a taco shell enclosing soft rice. Wide variety of sakes.
1722 Routh St. • 214.220.2828 $$$
Gourmet food that is upscale, inventive and affordable. Unusual dishes such as roasted radish toast, modert Welsh rabbit and house-made stout beer ice cream sundae.
2440 Victory Park Lane • 214.397.4100 $$
A must for visitors to Dallas. Located in the downtown (original) Neiman Marcus, this is an ultimate lunch spot. The famous mandarin orange souffle is a must. Lunch only, closed Sunday.
1618 Main St. • 214.573.5800 $$
Imaginative cuisine with specialties such as coriander rubbed lamb chops and the famous Heaven and Hell cake. One of the founding fathers of Southwestern cuisine.
1807 Ross Ave. Ste 200 • 214.580.7000 $$$
Dallas Chop House
Try the bone in ribeye and garlic roasted steak fries with prosciutto – it can’t be beat. A sleek Western décor, with dry aged regionally sourced beef.
1717 Main St. Ste 100 • 214.736.7300 $$$
Iron Cactus Mexican Grill and Margarita Bar
Not all combo plates; there are upscale lobster tacos and ahi ceviche. Chips come with two salsas and Mexican martinis are served with a shaker from which you can pour your own drink.
1520 Main St. • 214.749.4766 $$
Sol Irlandes (discount available for ACBL members)
Not just an ordinary Mexican restaurant, this establishment has brisket tacos, chipotle salmon, and Tommy’s bowl, a creation of chicken breast, on top of veggies. Spanish rice and Borracho beans served in an oversized bowl with sliced avocados. Also available with beef, tilapia, shrimp and salmon. Lovely desserts such as fried ice cream.
1525 Main St. • 214-744-9400 $$
Free bowl of queso per table with purchase of entree
Featuring lunch and dinner and brunch on Sunday, this lovely new restaurant is located at the Klyde Warren Park. Lunch features sandwiches such as a sloppy joe grilled cheese and chopped salads along with chicken fried steak, while the dinner menu lobster puffs and roasted brussels sprouts as appetizers. Barbecue shrimp-and-grits and housemade gnocchi as entrees.
2000 Woodall Rodger Fwy. • 214.306.5597 $$
This urban Mecca specializes in serving authentic regional Italian food featuring fresh ingredients. The casual yet upscale atmosphere make it ideal for dining with family and friends.
1301 Main St. • 214.744.9333 $$ to $$$
Chop House Burger
If you are looking for a good burger, this is the place to go, including a falafel for the vegetarians. The menu is Texas-based and the sides show it, too, with chili cheese fries. Many varieties of burgers for all tastes.
1501 Main St. • 214.741.2747
This restaurant is a traditional steakhouse within walking distance of the hotel. It features steaks, veal chops, iceberg-wedge and Caesar salads and has specialty cocktails.
500 N Ackard St. • 214.740.4001 $$$
West End, Dallas
Just a short ride on DART which runs right by the hotel
Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse
An inspired and unusual steakhouse with appetizers such as pan griddled oysters, a smoked corn and sweet potato chowder, buffalo filet, espresso crusted elk tenderloin and the choicest steaks. Located in the old town area of Dallas, this restaurant is the go to place for upscale Texas dining.
702 Ross Ave. and Market • 214.744.3287 $$ to $$$
RJ Mexican Cuisine
This out-of-the-ordinary Mexican restaurant offers traditional and different appetizers, entrees and desserts. Their seafood offerings are particularly inspired, and they feature many more salads and soups than are usually found at Mexican food establishments.
1701 N. Market St. • 214.744.1420 $ to $$$
Dante’s Italian Eatery
Inexpensive pastas, calzones, subs and New York style pizzas.
208 N. Market St. Suite 150 • 214.760.1988 $
Family-owned and operated steakhouse with other regional specialties such as Dr. Pepper chicken, squash puppies, fried green tomatoes and banana pudding.
311 N. Market St. #100 • 214.742.4663 $
Ellen’s Southern Kitchen
“Big ol’ country breakfasts” plus other Southern favorites such as Texas catfish, mac & cheese, chicken fried steak, and blue plate specials depending on the day of the week. Also espresso drinks from the barista station.
1718 N. Market St. • 469.206.3339 $
Sandwiches, burgers, fried catfish and even fried gator. Plus baby back ribs and a cajun combo. Try the killer brownie sundae or the dessert of the day.
1714 N. Market St. • 214.748.0243 $
Sonny Bryan’s Smokehouse
Traditional Texas barbeque with ribs, brisket, chicken and sausage, plus a whole lot of sides.
302 N. Market St. • 214.744.1610 $
Quintessentially Palm and quintessentially Dallas. From caricatures on our wall of famous Palm regulars to the depicted Dallas Cowboy greats, you cannot find a better combination of smooth New York steakhouse style and Dallas charm.
701 Ross Ave. • 214.698.0470 $$ to $$$
A restaurant developed by the famed Stephan Pyles, it features small plates from Spanish, Indian and the Eastern Mediterranean. Try the potatoes and chorizo from Spain or Tandoori chicken from India.
(take a taxi or the McKinney trolley)
The Common Table
Upscale comfort food like burgers, grilled cheese sandwiches and chicken fried ribeye. Moderately priced wines.
2917 Fairmont St. • 214.880.7414
A café dedicated to salads although they also provide sandwiches. They have an adventurous menu, items like warm Brie, poached pears and bbq pork.
2808 McKinney Ave., Ste 109 • 214.720.7788 $$
The Nodding Donkey
Tex Mex with a twist (smoky guacamole, jalapeno cornbread and deep fried PB&J). It operates as both a restaurant and a sports bar.
5600 SMU Boulevard • 214.347.7182 $$
The Union Bear
New York style pizzas that are worth the cheesy calories. Over 40 beers on the menu.
3699 McKinney Avenue Ste C306 • 214.245.5330 $ to $$
The Cedars Social
Top notch Kobe meatballs, short rib tacos and pork belly with green garlic spaetzle. They turn out some of the finest cocktails in Dallas.
1326 S. Lamar St. • 214.928.7700 $$
French-Mediterranean hideaway that turns out world-class house-made rolls, pork loin medallions, and veal. Also featuring tomato garlic soup.
4537 Cole Ave. • 214.559.0325 $$$
Arcodoro and Pomodoro
Sardinian delights such as fried raviolis stuffed with wild boar, arugula salads with pear and hand made spaghetti.
100 Crescent St. Ste 140 • 214.871.1924 $$$
The menu offers more than 200 items, many of them small plates. Whole fish coated in tempura batter and tossed with tempura vegetables is a popular dish to split.
400 Crescent Ct. • 214.252.7000 $$$
Sushi on McKinney
Stick to the basics and you can’t go wrong at this McKinney Ave. favorite.
4438 McKinney Ave. • 214.443.0605 $ to $$
Yukata Sushi Bistro
Rolls such as tuna with yellowtail center are wonderful. Try the gyoza dumplings filled with spicy tuna, pan seared until crisp.
2633 McKinney Ave. Ste. 140 • 214.969.5533 $$ to $$$
Zaguan Latin Café and Bakery
Latin street food is the specialty here. The bakery case is filled with sweets and bread.
N. St. Paul Republic Center • 214.965.0601 $
An American-Mexican menu offers the best of both. Steaks for those who want them and classic Tex Mex and regional Mexican dishes for those who want to have the real thing.
4444 McKinney Ave. • 214.780.1991 $ to $$
Sample the taqueria menu and the Urban Swirl mango margarita. The patio is a perfect place for people watching.
3411 McKinney Ave. • 214.922.7080 $ to $$
Professional service and innovative food that isn’t too gimmicky. Try the bone-in filet.
4511 McKinney Ave. • 214.559.3311 $$$
A place to be seen and to see, this American cuisine restaurant features dishes such as ribeye cooked over mesquite served with creamed corn bread pudding and tortilla soup.
2121 McKinney Ave. • 214.922.4848 $$$
Nick and Sam’s Grill
Prices are pocket book friendly. Try the buffalo burger.
2816 Fairmount St. • 214.303.1880 $$
Upscale American food in old-world style such as rack of lamb in a mustard and truffle crust. The menu changes often.
4152 Cole Ave. Ste 103 • 214.252.9604 $$ to $$$
Hearty Italian food with no fussy ingredients. They deliver until 4 a.m.
2717 Howell St. • 214.871.9207 $
S&D Oyster Company
Try the crisp butterfly shrimp with its crisp coating. A must is the lemon meringue pie.
2701 McKinney Ave. • 214.880.0111 $$
Nick and Sam’s Steakhouse
A first runner-up in the 2011 Best Steakhouse issue of the D magazine, this spot serves a broad array of cuts. They also have made from scratch soups such as New England clam chowder.
3008 Maple Ave. • 214.871.7444 $$$
Texas de Brazil (discount available for ACBL members)
Traditional Brazilian churrascaria but also has many vegetarian delights. Expect a huge salad bar and nonstop parade of gauchos wielding two-foot skewers of seasoned meats.
2727 Cedar Springs Rd. • 214.720.1414 $$$
10% senior citizen discount, valid up to 8 guests per table
And not to forget the famous
Mansion at Turtle Creek
A Dallas institution, this romantic hotel and restaurant has been the place to go in Dallas for years. It has a sumptuous menu with innovative dishes. The tortilla soup is iconic.
2821 Turtle Creek Blvd. • 214.559.2100 $$$