The very best dining in the Dallas metroplex is still down south in Dallas near downtown. Without traffic, the drive time is about 20-25 minutes and with traffic the drive time can be 45 minutes are longer. Dr. Lam loves restaurant dining and many of his patients ask him where to eat in Dallas without worrying about the drive time. Here are Dr. Lam’s favorite restaurants based on type of food. One of Dr. Lam’s favorite foods is Italian. Here’s his list of the very best (according to Dr. Lam):
2950 N Harwood St Suite 115, Dallas, TX 75201, 469-458-6623
Very good and creative Italian in a beautiful setting, homemade pasta; try their chocolate paparadelle!
4115 Lomo Alto Dr, Dallas, TX 75219, 214-521-1800
Upscale and creative Italian, homemade pasta; and you must get the white clam pizza!
408 W Eighth St #101, Dallas, TX 75208, 214-948-4998
Upscale and delicious but books out a month in advance except for one walk-in table that is outdoors or bar seating, homemade pasta; you can book through their website, not opentable
4208 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas, TX 75219, 214-522-4208
Simple, traditional, casual but delicious, homemade pasta.
5800 Legacy Dr, Plano, TX 75024, 972-608-4455
Homemade pasta, straightforward, and good if you want to stay in Plano but not as good as the Dallas establishments.
For Japanese (his other favorite cuisine), he recommends the following:
1722 Routh St, Dallas, TX 75201, 214-220-2828
Very artistic, great sushi, amazing Italian-style soba [regular soba not that good], must try to the Tei-An shrimp and the black honey soba ice cream.
2150 N Collins Blvd, Richardson, TX 75080, 972-470-0722
Let the chef make some omakase [chef’s choice] for you, very straightforward but excellent sushi.
2014 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206, 214-826-8989
Great sushi but really great grilled selections.
2906 N Henderson Ave, Dallas, TX 75206, 214-828-2400
Does not take reservations and long wait but great everything from sushi to non-sushi items.
2817 Maple Ave, Dallas, TX 75201, 214-855-5454
Not Dr. Lam’s favorite and it is expensive but they do interesting modern interpretations of sushi.
For dry-aged steaks (you must like the blue-cheese funky taste), he recommends the following:
1617 Market Center Blvd, Dallas, TX 75207, 214-761-1617
Very noisy but I love their steaks that feed a few people. Mind-blowing!
5300 E Mockingbird Ln, Dallas, TX 75206, 214-443-9339
Great 280 day dry-aged steak if they have it in stock.
5027 W Lovers Ln, Dallas, TX 75209, 214-350-5027
Get their “Funk Room” steak or just get anything on the menu. It’s not a steakhouse. They have so many other awesome options and they have multiple locations.
For wet-aged steaks, he recommends the following restaurants:
5027 W Lovers Ln, Dallas, TX 75209, 214-366-2000
Classic, Great Steaks.
17776 Dallas Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75287, 972-267-1776
Amazing wet-aged meat with free sides.
7200 Bishop Road, Suite D9, Plano, TX 75024, 469-661-8012
The new king in town, great ambience and great steaks, which happens have a Plano location.
For BBQ, he recommends the following:
2702 Main St, Dallas, TX 75226, 214-748-8900
The best in Dallas with heavily smoked taste and long wait times.
1026 E 15th St, Plano, TX 75074, 972-516-8900
Excellent smokey taste, which also happens to have a Plano location.
If you would like more recommends, just ask Dr. Lam. He would be happy to share his knowledge of the current food scene. For restaurants in Plano, near Dr. Lam’s office, you may consider the following:
7300 Lone Star Dr C100, Plano, TX 75024, 972-312-8852
Finally a healthy selection on here.
3310 Dallas Pkwy #115, Plano, TX 75093, 972-378-1224
Creative and tasty Thai food [not as traditional.
5973 W Parker Rd, Plano, TX 75093, 214-945-2500
Good but not great sushi and standard Hawaiian take on Japanese and seafood, among many other choices that you can google search.