Local Restaurants

Most are classic. As always, please use caution if going to original sites at night. Some have other locations besides the original. See the websites for additional information.

  • El Fenix, Mexican food (great example of Tex-Mex); founded in 1918
  • The Zodiac Room, open for over 50 years; located in the Downtown Flagship Neiman Marcus store
  • The French Room, located in the historic Adolphus Hotel
    • 4 mins by car/13 mins walking
    • 1321 Commerce Street, Dallas, 75202   
    • 213-742-8200
    • Website: http://www.thefrenchroom.com/
    • The Adolphus Hotel opened in 1912, with a restaurant and bar that followed in 1916.
  • Sonny Bryan’s, local barbecue legend was founded in 1918
    • the original is located on Inwood but there are multiple locations much closer to the hotel, including one in the Downtown Tunnel and one in West End.
    • Downtown Tunnel: 5 mins by car/5 mins walking
    • Website: http://www.sonnybryans.com/Locations
  • Campisi’s, Established in 1946, Italian restaurant
    • downtown location1520 Elm Street, Suite 111, Dallas 75201                       
    • 214-752-0141
    • 6 mins by car/8 mins walking
    • Website: https://www.campisis.us/