With a spectacular, iconic skyline glittering famously in brightly colored neon, the nighttime views in Dallas are –unparalleled for restaurants with rooftops for patio dining. From fine dining to casual patio bars, many restaurants with a view of Dallas serve up delicious food and drinks to enjoy as patrons enjoy the stunning scenes from their seats. Let’s look at some of the Dallas restaurant where diners can order up one of the city’s scenic views alongside their noteworthy cuisine and cocktails.
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Happiest Hour (Harwood District)
2616 Olive St, Dallas, TX 75201,
Nestled in the trendy Harwood District a stone’s throw from the American Airlines Center, or AAC, where concerts and sporting events overflow regularly, Happiest Hour is a casual restaurant that boasts two excellent views of Dallas. The downstairs opens up to a lively patio with a bar, covered seating, as well as open-air picnic tables that spill out to the adjoining park area with a view of the ACC. But the rooftop patio up on the second floor has the market cornered on the nighttime views of the Dallas skyline. Serving up casual fare with a twist like spicy fried cauliflower Kung-pao style, big burgers, and smoked brisket tacos as well as specialty “rooftop” drinks just to enjoy overlooking the skyline.
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HG Sply Co (Lower Greenville)
2008 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206,
Located where historic Swiss Avenue and cool Lower Greenville collide, the rooftop patio at HG Sply Co is connected to one of the hippest restaurants with a view in Dallas. With a casual vibe that works from happy hour to brunch, HG Sply is fast becoming the go-to patio place for Dallasites. This neighborhood eatery features surprisingly upscale food options, like beef tartare, quinoa burgers, and build your own bowls with a choice of “hunted” proteins and “gathered” veggie bases. The rooftop patio garners some of the best views of Dallas and the funky Lower Greenville area. But plan ahead because this popular spot always fills up with sunset watchers and nighttime revelers noshing and drinking while enjoying the unparalleled views at HG Sply.
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1401 Elm St 49th Floor, Dallas, TX 75202,
Elegantly perched on the 49th floor, Monarch serves up wood-fired Italian, seafood, and steaks with a spectacular window view of the Dallas skyline. This swanky joint has a wine cellar and attending sommeliers to assist in your wine selection as well as a jaw-dropping staircase with sparkling chandeliers illuminating the posh sitting area nestled below where patrons sip cocktails while awaiting their choice table or booth. The dining at Monarch is top-notch from start to finish and is one of the not-to-miss restaurants with a view of Dallas on our list for a fancy but not pretentious dinner with spectacular views.
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SER Steak & Spirits (Design District)
2201 N Stemmons Fwy Floor 27, Dallas, TX 75207,
Located high atop the sophisticated Anatole Hotel and deep inside of the Design District area of Dallas is SER Steak & Spirits. With its dramatic views of downtown Dallas through floor to ceiling windows, this upscale eatery is a must-visit for anyone who craves superb steaks in swanky surroundings. The location has hosted a bevy of popular incarnations, but with Dallasites’ famous appetites for all things beef, SER Steak & Spirits is sure to become a favorite for the food and the views it provides.
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Sundown at Granada (Lower Greenville)
3520 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206,
Situated next to the storied live venue and sister property The Granada, this casual eatery and popular hangout spot provides street level view of the perennially popular Lower Greenville Avenue area as well as glimpses of the Dallas area from its generous rooftop. Diners can expect classic bar snacks along with tasty entrees like braised short ribs and mahimahi tacos served up with crowd-pleasing truffle mac and cheese or house-made falafel. Drinks flow on the patios, too, and especially when a band is heating up the stage next door at the Granada. Locals love the Sundown at happy hour and dinner as well as for weekend brunch, but always soak in the local views at the same time, too.
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Upside (West Village)
2950 Cityplace W Blvd, Dallas, TX 75204,
Situated in the trendy West Village area, rooftop restaurants with a view in Dallas like Upside are always popular with locals and visitors alike. Sitting on the top of the Dallas Canopy Hilton property, Upside’s view of the city and the green spaces and local establishments in the Uptown area of Dallas make it a see and be scene restaurant and bar. Uptown’s patio is cozied up with a fireplace, comfy seating, and unobstructed views of the city are easy to love while enjoying their tasty, shared plate creations like tandoori chicken or tuna tartare. Upside offers playful signature cocktails named after daring women like Bridgette Bardot’s rhubarb gin drink and Ava Gardner’s hibiscus vodka concoction. Don’t miss finishing off your dinner with a Chocolate Tasting, a tray of decadent desserts full of chocolatey goodness.
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The Woolworth (downtown)
1520 Elm St #201, Dallas, TX 75201,
At the same time intimate and grand, The Woolworth restaurant is casual enough to meet friends out for a bite and a drink as well as posh enough to hold a wedding reception, both of which happen regularly at this downtown Dallas hotspot. With a huge patio overlooking Dallas and near enough to walk to the West End, this Dallas gem serves up delicacies like Nana’s Gnocchi with short ribs, Sea Scallops with sweet potato puree, and caprese lollipops for dinner. Brunch time serves up the habanero-tinged Hangover eggs and biscuits and pomegranate mimosas, among other offerings. Whether eating on the in-demand patio, having a cocktail at one of the chic highboy tables, or relaxing on a leather couch in the library area, the Woolworth does not disappoint with a classy location that just so happens to have a fantastic view of the city.