Commissary is a sandwich counter, butcher shop, market, coffee shop, and gelateria, so you can stop in for coffee and a pastry, and walk out with cold cuts and gelato. There’s always a line out the door during peak lunch hours, which makes sense since their French dip with pho broth and quinoa salad with lamb kafta are both excellent. It’s also right in the middle of Downtown, which makes it an ideal spot to for a work break, or before you check out the Dallas World Aquarium.
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Katy Trail Ice House
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.
Town Hearth in the Design District has about 100 chandeliers and Ducati on the menu, but come here for a big night out to eat some very good steak.
All the food at the restaurant Woodshed is cooked with fire and smoke, all on their expansive and cozy outdoor patio near University West.
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Lockhart Smokehouse is in Bishop Arts, but you’ll be able to smell the classic BBQ meats miles away. Don’t miss the brisket and ribs.
S & D Oyster Company
Head uptown to S&D for an old-school space and plenty of fried seafood, as well as fresh oysters.
Head to Mughlai in North Dallas for some Northern Indian food - come for dinner or for the lunch buffet before going to The Galleria Dallas.
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