Tucked away in the Arts District, Uchi offers a sleek, nontraditional take on Japanese cuisine. Chef Tyson Cole and head sushi chef Paul Ko execute a spectacular menu, from hot and cold tastings, makimono and yakimono to tempura, sushi and sashimi. Order omakase-style with three different tasting menus: the 10-course chef’s tasting, six-course signature tasting and various vegetarian tastings. Expect decadent dishes like the Hot Rock with wagyu beef and ponzu or the Sakana Mushi, seasonal white fish with mushrooms, broccolini and tom kha. 2817 Maple Ave.
This contemporary American hot spot features classic French influences, the freshest local ingredients and, of course, a tempting tasting menu. The chef’s seasonal tasting menu comes in five or seven courses and offers optional wine pairings. With a refined yet approachable aesthetic, expect sophisticated, bold flavors, including hiramasa and caviar crudo; foie gras brulee; parmesan-crusted monkfish; butter-poached lobster and gnocchi; and Japanese A5 wagyu strip steak. Rosewood at Turtle Creek, 2821 Turtle Creek Blvd.
Grilled quail with duck farce, roasted beet, dukkah spice and jus from Carte Blanche
Opened in June 2021, this must-visit resto serves homemade baked goods during the day (made with the highest quality butter and locally sourced goods) then transitions to a formal tasting menu at night. Choose between five and 12 courses, with both menus based off of the seasons, plus optional wine and rare tea pairings. The kitchen favors proteins like game meat over beef—think tender Texas elk with smoked onion puree, black trumpet mushrooms, foie gras and bordelaise. 2114 Greenville Ave.
Chef and owner Misti Norris’ unique dishes include a heavy use of offal (organs) that has been making waves. Even better? Her Saturday six-course tasting menu is BYOB (with complimentary sparkling wine and mid-course cocktail), socially distanced in the dining room and boasts bold, distinctive ingredients, including chicken hearts, chicken feet and veal tongues. Sample offerings like smoked hearts served with a delicate parmesan mousse and broccoli conserva. These tastings are by reservation only, so be sure to book your seats in advance. 601 N. Haskell Ave.
Georgie by chef Curtis Stone presents inventive, out-of-the-box cuisine with ingredients from as far away as Australia, Stone’s homeland, such as the Australian Blackmore wagyu, and as local as Dallas’ urban backyard. With an attached butcher shop that can be viewed from the private dining room, the kitchen focuses on unique cuts that are perfectly executed. Try the A Taste of Georgie tasting menu, which features five courses and an optional wine pairing. 4514 Travis St.