Shopping & Dining

Shopping and dining have been elevated to an art form in Dallas, with 81 million square feet of retail space and the most restaurants per capita of any U.S. city. With options ranging from trendy to traditional and at all price levels, Dallas is a shopping and eating mecca.

Home to the original and flagship Neiman Marcus, Dallas is known for shopping. Major shopping centers include the Galleria Dallas, NorthPark Center and West Village, with many other can’t miss destinations. Below is a sampling of what Dallas has on offer:

NorthPark Center

With the best in retail, dining and entertainment, NorthPark Center has defined how to shop in Dallas and the Southwest. In addition, a world-class art collection is on always on display, easily accessible to visitors, making art a part of the shopping experience.

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Bishop Arts District

This historic trolley line stop in north Oak Cliff is home to some of Dallas’ most eclectic and interesting boutiques, art galleries, gift shops and restaurants.

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Galleria Dallas

A unique urban shopping destination with attached hotel and office buildings, it has more than 200 nationally and internationally recognized shops and restaurants surrounding an impressive ice rink. It hosts over 19 million visitors annually.

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Many of the original 1920s storefronts along this corridor have been revitalized since the 1990s.  Knox Street is west of Central Expressway, with a collection of trendy restaurants and upscale furnishing stores and boutiques. Just to the east of Central, a more offbeat collection of boutiques, antique shops and restaurants converge with a hip nightlife scene.

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Dallas is also known for restaurants, be they established stalwarts, such as the French Room at the Adolphus Hotel, trendy and exciting newcomers such as Tillman’s Roadhouse, or nationally celebrated restaurants such as Fearing’s at The Ritz-Carlton or Tei-An in the Dallas Arts District.

Dallas has a history of food innovation: the convenience store, the frozen margarita and the casual dining concept all began here.

Recent Recognitions

  • Tei-An was named to Travel + Leisure magazine’s 2009 list of the 50 Best New U.S. Restaurants.
  • Nana was named one of the Top 10 Most Romantic Restaurants in the U.S. by in 2009.
  • Southern Living magazine named Celebration Restaurant one of The South’s Best Diners.
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