8 "First/Early in the Game Dates" restaurants in Dallas.
Louie’s is a bar on Henderson with a long menu of burgers, pizzas, and pastas, which help to counteract the multiple martinis you’ll order.
Head to Katy Trail Ice House in Uptown to post up outside on their patio with friends, beers, and inevitably a burger or some tacos.
Koryo Kalbi in North Dallas has plenty of Korean classic dishes, but you really come for the Korean barbecue - get the marinated short ribs.
Suze is a neighborhood staple in Northwest Dallas, with a large outdoor space and dishes like flatbreads, salads, pastas, and fish.
Rise No. 1 in Devonshire is a charming but small restaurant, so it’s perfect to bring your mom, a date, or a few friends for souffle.
Neighborhood Services in Devonshire serves comfort foods like flatbreads, pastas, and a great burger, in a dimly-lit space great for a date.
Yutaka is in a strip mall uptown, serves some of the best sushi in the city, and has great lunch specials.