Hotel Guide

Hotels in Dallas

Hotel Zaza-Dallas

2332 Leonard Street
Dallas, TX, 75201
Daily 7am–10:30am; 11am–2:30pm; 5pm–11pm Poolside bar: Daily 5pm–2am

If you’re looking for all the beautiful people in Dallas, they’re at Hotel Zaza, lounging pool–side, often behind enormous sunglasses. Dragonfly, the hotel’s restaurant, looks like someone scoured the exotic flea markets of the globe to put it together: antique Thai wooden cabinets, bejeweled chandeliers and Indian embroidered silks. But it’s the hotel’s themed suites that shock and delight. Ask for the Rock Star suite if you really want to feel like one; they take the theme to serious rock star excess with plush Gothic thrones and intimate pictures of movie star couples. If you’re feeling a more restrained kind of luxury, go for the Russian Royals suite and lounge on antique tasseled chaises–longues amidst black and white photographs of Nicolas II and his family in Faberge egg–like frames

Recommended Dish

  • Oyster Shooters with Ponzu Dressing

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Hotel St. Germain

2516 Maple Avenue
Dallas, TX, 75201
(214) 871 2516
Tue–Sat 7pm–10pm

Among the sprawling mega hotels of Dallas, Hotel St Germain is a refreshingly cozy converted house reminiscent of an auberge in the French countryside. You know the type: the charming lady that checks you in also helps you take your bags up, makes your dinner reservation, and gives you detailed hand–written directions when you leave. Downstairs, the old–world candlelit dining room and lounge have exposed wood beams and romantic nooks by the fireplace with heirloom roses. Chef Chad Martin serves classic dishes like Oyster Rockefeller and Beef Tenderloin with Shallot Confit and Potatoes au Gratin on equally extravagant antique plateware.

Recommended Dish

  • Oyster Rockefeller

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The Mansion on Turtle Creek

2821 Turtle Creek Boulevard
Dallas, TX, 75219
(214) 559 2100
Lunch and Dinner

The Dallas hotel is luxurious landmark, with plush rooms and soaring lobby ceilings. Its fine dining establishment headed up for over 20 years by Dallas mentor chef Dean Fearing has been taken over by John Tesar, previously of rm Las Vegas. The luxurious dining room and its conservatory overlooking the courtyard is all full-bloomed pink roses and floor-length white tablecloths and the menu is Tesar's homage to classic French fine dining to with dishes like Lobster Bisque or Mussel Souffle with Green Curry Froth.

Recommended Dishes

  • Lobster Bisque
  • Green Curry Scented Mussel Souffle

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Hotel Adolphus The French Room

1321 Commerce Street
Dallas, TX, 75202
(214) 742 8200
Tue–Sat 6pm–10pm

In the heart of downtown Dallas, the Adolphus is home to the luxurious, over–the–top French Room with the cherub–festooned ceiling and gilded gold walls of a French palace. Its silverware rests not directly on the white linen tablecloth but on crystal cutlery holders — this is seriously classic hotel fine dining. Chef Jason Weaver and Sommelier Gregory Cheval make a great team and Weaver’s dishes are not as old–school as the ambience suggests: tiny parcels of fluke are wrapped in smooth, cold foie gras terrine and drizzled with a bright pink rhubarb sauce and spicy wasabi sprouts. Check out the piano that was nearly lost onboard the Titanic but made it to the hotel’s lobby where it’s played every evening as guests enjoy their pre–dinner cocktails.

Recommended Dishes

  • Seared Spiced Duck Breast with Jus
  • Arctic Char with Truffled Edamame, Baby Bok Choy, Crispy Potatoes, Ginger Butter, and Shiso

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Hotel Palomar Central 214

5680 North Central Expressway
Dallas, TX, 75206
(214) 520 7969
Mon–Wed 7am–10pm Thu–Fri 7am–10:30pm Sat 8am–10:30pm Sun 8am–3pm

With daily wine tastings in the bright, airy lobby and a resourceful, helpful staff, the Palomar manages to be comfortably trendy without intimidating their guests. Chef Tom Fleming’s restaurant next door, Central 214, is a comfortable, chic space with a hearty American menu. If you’re lucky enough to be there on a Sunday morning, don’t miss the bottomless Mimosa for $20 before you wobble off to the pool. If you’re staying in, Fleming's excellent room service menu puts the more expensive silver-domed room service of much fancier hotels to shame — order the tangy artichoke gratin or one his ultra–thin crusted pizzas.

Recommended Dishes

  • Seared Scallops with Lentil Ragout
  • Watercress and Endive Salad

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Ritz-Carlton Dallas

2121 McKinney Avenue
Dallas, TX, 75201
(214) 922-0200

Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek

2821 Turtle Creek Blvd
Dallas, TX, 75219
(214) 559-2100