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Diners' Choice: Contemporary American restaurants in Dallas - Fort Worth

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall Contemporary American cuisine in Dallas - Fort Worth? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyzes more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favorites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Salum Restaurant restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2943)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Uptown
About the restaurant
Centrally located between the West Village and Knox - Henderson areas, Salum is a casual yet elegant and comfortable space composed by Julio Quiñones, one of Dallas’ most progressive young designers. The spacious dining room displays a welcoming palette of brown, green and beige, with a sleek open kitchen as the focal point. Salum combines the intimacy of a neighborhood establishment with the quality of a fine dining restaurant with an atmosphere that is approachable and distinctive yet unpretentious ~ a marriage of vision, passion and skill with the goal of providing its visitors with an extraordinary dining experience. Owner and Chef Abraham Salum offers an array of contemporary American cuisine that combines the highest quality seasonal ingredients with a nuanced use of contrasting and complementary flavors to create a vibrant and visually inviting menu. Menus change once a month.
Top review
MickDRvip
Dined today
Don’t usually re-review, but a shout out is in order for Salum. Our last couple of meals there have been exceptional; they’ve upped their game from what was already a quality product
A photo of Prime Farm to Table restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1060)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Flower Mound
About the restaurant
PRIME offers casual yet refined New American cuisine in a polished relaxed atmosphere. Our goal is to support our local farmers here in Texas as much as possible. We take pride and feel it’s not just farm to table but building a relationship with our farmers. We challenge ourselves with frequently changing menus and cook with both old-world and modern culinary techniques.
Top review
Peter
Dined 1 day ago
Great restaurant. Food was terrific through all courses, service outstanding, drinks done right. We’ll go back
A photo of The Zodiac Room at Neiman Marcus - Downtown Dallas restaurant
4.9
4.9 (988)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Downtown
About the restaurant
We are currently only taking reservations for our Holiday Buffet from November 22-December 30.

For 70 years, the Zodiac at Neiman Marcus in the Downtown Dallas location has been the place to dine in Dallas. Housed on the 6th floor of the flagship store, Stanley Marcus first conceived this restaurant as a convenience for out of town customers who were spending a full day shopping in the store.

Looking to host an event? We pride ourselves on creating the perfect menu and ambience for your event in our chic and inviting atmosphere. Pamper the glowing bride- or mother-to-be in your life with the shower of her dreams or a lavish luncheon.
Top review
ElbaGvip
Dined 1 day ago
Excellent food , service , ambiance and location in the heart of downtown Dallas .
A photo of Mariposa at Neiman Marcus - Willow Bend restaurant
4.8
4.8 (482)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Plano
About the restaurant
THE MARIPOSA located in Neiman Marcus WILLOW BEND is open to socially distanced seating, in accordance with local jurisdiction guidelines.

Laid-back luxe. Experience delightful dishes in a casual, contemporary atmosphere at the MARIPOSA® WILLOW BEND. Muted lighting and understated, modern decor create the perfect environment for a midday retreat. Whether dining with a group or simply ordering upscale take-out, expect delectable food and exceptional service that is synonymous with Neiman Marcus.

Check us out on Postmates - get your Popovers and more delivered!

Let The MARIPOSA® host your next Baby or Bridal Shower. We have the perfect atmosphere and menu for you and your guests.
Top review
Planoladyvip
Dined on Apr 29, 2024
A definite go to for lunch. Food and service was great. Good menu and good value. The restaurant is lovely also and very quiet so that you can actually have a conversation
A photo of Kenny's Wood Fired Grill restaurant
4.8
4.8 (8051)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
North Dallas
About the restaurant
Kenny’s Wood Fired Grill is reminiscent of a 1940’s Chicago style chophouse with a classy, relaxed and warm atmosphere featuring the finest wood grilled seafood and meats. Our well rounded menu represents the traditional American classics with an emphasis on Kenny’s specialty, New England style seafood. And, while you are waiting for your table in the dining room you can enjoy the energetic “goose bar” sipping on a Grey Goose™ martini poured from our signature frozen tap system or a great glass of wine.
Top review
Charlievip
Dined 1 day ago
Very reliable steakhouse with consistently excellent food and service makes it the ideal choice for a special occasion, in this case, Father’s Day. Meals are rich and there are relatively few alternatives for those who want something lighter, but for pure steakhouse indulgence, Kenny’s is hard to beat. Make reservations well in advance for Thursday-Sunday.
A photo of The Downing Bottles and Bites restaurant
4.9
4.9 (128)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Rockwall
About the restaurant
Rockwall native, Chef David Hoffman and his wife, restaurant and wine industry veteran Jenni Hoffman, opened The Downing Bottles & Bites in order to bring their experience and expertise home to historic Downtown Rockwall. When you stop in, you'll be greeted by our retail and tasting area, where you can purchase wine and craft beer by the bottle to enjoy at home.
Or stay awhile in our cozy café, where Chef David and his team serve up the very best small plates, sandwiches, and salads, desserts. Our full-bar offers seasonal and classic cocktails, fine wines, and craft beer. With both indoor and patio seating, it's the best spot for a date, girl's night, family dinner, or quick weekday lunch in Rockwall.
Top review
JackyRvip
Dined 4 days ago
This is the best restaurant in Rockwall. Not just great food but the entire staff go out of their way to give you a wonderful experience. My favorite place!!
A photo of Restaurant506 at The Sanford House restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1791)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Arlington
About the restaurant
Restaurant506 is located in The Sanford House Inn & Spa in Arlington, Texas. Contemporary dining fare is presented in an exquisite atmosphere. The menu is "Inspired American" cuisine and features dishes made with only the freshest ingredients and are hand-prepared by our culinary team.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Variety of food was excellent. We chose the two specials which were a red fish dish and short ribs. Both were excellent. Servings were ample. Only negative was the dessert portion was small, but good.
A photo of Craftway Kitchen - Frisco restaurant
4.8
4.8 (762)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Frisco
About the restaurant
CraftWay Kitchen features great food with a weekend brunch and a full bar with premium cocktails. Our team is full of passion and dedicated to delivering the perfect experience. We are "Your Home Away From Home"
Top review
AmyA
Dined 5 days ago
Always a great experience at Craftway, it’s our go-to place! Food and service was excellent as always!!
A photo of Lonesome Dove Western Bistro - Fort Worth restaurant
4.7
4.7 (3797)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Fort Worth Stockyards
About the restaurant
Chef Tim Love’s flagship restaurant, Lonesome Dove Western Bistro first opened in 2000, in Fort Worth’s Historic Stockyards District, and quickly became the city’s premiere dining establishment. Love has designed a menu influenced by all of the ingredients and cultures that have been a part of the West since the first adventure began on the Goodnight-Loving and Chisholm Trails — with an added level of modern sophistication. Love’s food at Lonesome Dove reflects his famously unique “Urban Western” cuisine, celebrating his creative uses of bold flavors and wild game, with an inventive selection of steaks and seafood to dishes such as Wagyu Tomahawk, Kangaroo Carpaccio, Rocky Mountain Elk Ribeye, Wild Boar Ribs, and Rabbit & Rattlesnake Sausage. The Lonesome Dove Western Bistro has received numerous awards and critical acclaim from Wine Spectator, Food & Wine, Zagat Survey, Southern Living, Esquire, The New York Times, Fort Worth Star-Telegram and The Dallas Morning News, and more.
Top review
SusanWvip
Dined 2 days ago
The restaurant was warm and casual. The martinis were cool and dry. Prime ribeye sandwiches were well constructed and tasty. The lardons on the salad had a wonderful smokey flavor. We had a great view of street and the passerby as they strolled past the restaurant. Service warm and friendly. Hope to get back someday. What a memorable lunch.
A photo of TruFire Kitchen & Bar - Frisco restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1756)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Frisco
About the restaurant
Contemporary American scratch kitchen with Mediterranean, Italian, and global influences. From organic scratch-made pizza dough in the kitchen to fresh squeezed juices behind our bar; TruFire is passionate fresh, local, and quality ingredients.

"Life Happens in the Kitchen".....
Top review
WillT
Dined 4 days ago
Overall a great experience. Great food and service.
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