Dallas is an exciting city that offers a mix of Southern hospitality and metropolitan living. Whether you’re interested in watching a live sports game, visiting a museum, or attending a play or concert, you’ll find what you’re looking for in Dallas. The city is also home to some of the best restaurants in the country, including rooftop eateries that allow you to take in the beauty of the city while you enjoy your meal. If you’re planning a vacation soon, here are some Dallas rooftop restaurants you’ll definitely want to try.
2616 Olive St, Dallas, TX 75201
Happiest Hour has all the appetizers, meals, and cocktails for an entertaining night out with friends and family. Start your meal with spinach and artichoke dip, fried pickles, chicken wings, or loaded cheddar fries, which are great for sharing with a group. The eatery has several tasty salads to choose from including the Caesar salad with garlic croutons, avocado salad with crab or mango, or the classic Cobb salad. Happiest Hour offers one of the best grilled chicken sandwiches in town, but you can also enjoy the Ahi tuna burger or the Happy Burger with jalapeño, tobacco onions, and bacon. If you’re in the mood for a flatbread, you can order this light meal with tomato and mozzarella or pepperoni. Entrees include fish and chips, espresso-rubbed bavette, or the popular crab mac and cheese. End your meal with a decadent treat like a strawberry shortcake, bread pudding, or a fudge brownie. You can also check out Happiest Hour if you and your friends want to enjoy a rooftop brunch.
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The Green Room
2715 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75226
The Green Room has been named one of the best Dallas rooftop restaurants and offers a relaxing atmosphere and delicious food you won’t want to pass up. The restaurant has some of the tastiest salads in the city so if you want a salad as an entree you can choose from Sambal chicken with carrots, cabbage, and bell pepper with sambal vinaigrette or Ancho chicken salad with corn salsa. The Green Room is also known for its Texas short rib poutine appetizer with Dr. Pepper gravy; other decadent appetizers include quesadillas filled with mushrooms or short ribs or “three little pigs” with pork shanks, sambal and mint slaw, and sriracha wing sauce. If you’re in the mood for a burger, try the Green Room with red onion, house pickles, and cheddar cheese, or the Blacktooth which features a burger marinated in a Coca-Cola and Crown Royal reduction. In true Texas fashion, you can also find delicious chicken, mushroom, or beef tacos, and don’t forget to ask about the daily specials.
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2008 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206
HG Sply has one of the best rooftop brunches in Dallas and a casual atmosphere that makes it ideal for sharing a meal with friends. The restaurant is known for its signature bowls including the yellow curry bowl with sweet potato and cauliflower, stir fry with broccoli, mushrooms, and snap peas, and the Tex-Mex with quinoa, black beans, and sautéed red bell peppers. Sandwiches include the crispy ranch chicken sandwich with white cheddar, the honey-mustard chicken sandwich, and the meat-free quinoa burger with carrot hummus. Choose from tasty soup and salad combinations as well such as the Ahi tuna poke salad with cucumbers and green onions, the kale Caesar salad with chickpea croutons, or the bison chili bowl with pinto, black, and kidney beans. The Cochinita nachos with pulled pork and pepper jack cheese is a favorite with diners as well.
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Terilli’s Restaurant and Bar
2815 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206
If you’re looking for delicious Italian-inspired dishes while you’re in Dallas, check out Terilli’s. The restaurant is known for its “Italchos” which are an Italian version of nachos with fresh mozzarella and basil. You can also start your meal with classic bruschetta or bruschetta with chicken pesto or prosciutto. The minestrone soup is some of the best in town, and you’ll also love the lobster bisque or cream of jalapeno soups. The smoked chicken ravioli is a favorite as well and the fettuccine Alfredo is a tasty choice if you prefer classic Italian dishes. Other signature pasta dishes include spaghetti and meatballs, shrimp scampi, and Terilli’s chicken on a bed of pasta topped with provolone cheese. If you want a seafood entree, you won’t be disappointed with the garlic jumbo shrimp cooked with lime oil or the steak and lobster served with steamed vegetables. Customize your rooftop meal by adding sides to your entrees like garlic mashed potatoes, Italian rice, cheese bread, or garlic bread. The desserts at Terilli’s make this Dallas restaurant especially popular as well; choose from sweet treats like Frangelico flan, strawberries with amaretto whipped cream, or classic tiramisu.