Shopping and Dining

Shopping and dining in Dallas have been elevated to an art form, if not a competitive sport. With shopping destinations of all kinds and at all price levels, and with what some calculate to be the most restaurants per capita of any U.S. city, 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 some of what Dallas has to offer:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Knox-Henderson – 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.
  • NorthPark Center – One of the top five shopping centers in the U.S., NorthPark offers shoppers a mix of luxury retail and fine dining with wide promenades, water features and lush landscaping. The center, with over 21 million visitors annually, features modern art pieces from the collection of Raymond and Patsy Nasher.
  • West Village – A mixed-use development in Uptown Dallas, West Village is a neighborhood of loft apartments, sidewalk cafes, lounges and retail shops. Sidewalks lined with trees accommodate strolling shoppers.


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.