Nestled within Dallas’ sprawling HARWOOD District, the eateries in Uptown and Downtown surrounding Bleu Ciel are truly endless. From beloved Tex-Mex to established steakhouses to cozy coffee shops with over-the-top donuts, there’s something for everyone. As a Bleu Ciel resident, the most sought-after restaurant destinations are only a short evening stroll away. Below are just a handful of the restaurants worth indulging in for your next night out.
Mercat Bistro is a cozy European-style bistro in the HARWOOD District. While they can’t take you to Paris, the ambiance and romantic setting will take you away. Known for their pastries, unique twists on cocktails and dinner menu, Mercat Bistro is a slice of Europe in the heart of Dallas, TX.
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Chef Nobu Matsuhisa brought his signature new Japanese style to Dallas in 2005 with Nobu, located inside The Crescent just blocks from Bleu Ciel. Popular dishes include the tuna tataki with cilantro dressing, seared toro with karashi sumiso and scallops with jalapeño salsa. Nobu Matsuhisa opened his first restaurant in 1987 and since then, with the backing of friend Robert De Niro, he has brought his unique menu all over the world including London, Tokyo, Los Angeles and Honolulu.
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Dolce Riviera is the latest addition to the HARWOOD District repertoire. The authentic Italian restaurant takes a step back in time to la dolce vita and welcomes guests with an expertly manicured garden patio that is reminiscent of a small giardino found in Italy. Notable entrée selections include Pappardelle Al Cacao, a house-made cocoa infused pasta dish, and Costata alla Griglia, a bone-in rib eye grilled to perfection and paired with Italian roasted fingerling potatoes drizzled with garlic and oil.
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Fearing’s Restaurant is home of the ‘Bold Flavors, No Borders’ cuisine located in The Ritz-Carlton. With seven indoor and outdoor settings, Fearing’s offers an experience no matter what you’re craving. Opened by award-winning chef Dean Fearing in 2007, Fearing’s is a favorite among Dallasites.
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Nick & Sam’s
Nick & Sam’s has been a favorite of Uptown since it was opened in 1999 by restaurateur Phil Romano. Guests come for its exceptional prime steaks, chops and seafood selection and stay for the extensive wine list featuring over 450 bottles.
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Savor Gastropub is located in Klyde Warren Park, a 5.2-acre public park in downtown. With floor to ceiling windows, guests enjoy the escape of the city surrounded by greenery paired with a high-caliber New American menu. Savor sources ingredients from top purveyors and rotates the menu seasonally to reflect the freshest flavors.
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