Fried chicken, French fare, and so much more await in one of Dallas’ finest dining neighborhoods by Rachel Pinn Updated Nov 8, 2021, 9:55am CST Killer steak tartare at Alamo Club | Melissa Hennings
Over the past few years, few Dallas neighborhoods have seen as much change as Lower Greenville. The area, which spans approximately one and a half miles down Greenville Avenue, has always been a hotspot for nightlife. Now, though, it’s one of the city’s best dining destinations.
Greenville Avenue’s explosive growth in recent years has brought some challenges for the neighborhood, but now it’s in better shape than ever. Head to this bustling dining district for some of the city’s finest fare, ranging from French cuisine to a killer bowl of ramen.Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.
1. Desperados Mexican Restaurant
4818 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206(214) 363-1850Visit Website
A family favorite for 45 years and counting, Desperados on Greenville Avenue offers up plenty of puffy Desperados Tacos and a totally festive, classic Tex-Mex atmosphere. That award-winning La Margarita probably helps a bit on the latter.
2. Bangkok at Greenville
4503 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206(214) 691-8233 Visit Website
Family-owned Bangkok on Greenville Avenue is a mainstay in the SMU area and beyond for their delicious Thai cuisine and quick service, whether dining in or taking out. The tom kha gai soup, served bubbling hot in a big steel pot, is a favorite for sharing (or not).
3. St. Martin’s Wine Bistro
3020 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206(214) 826-0940Visit Website
This slightly dusty, totally intimate date night spot serves up traditional French fare, including timeless classics like champagne-brie soup and escargot. Snag a table near the back for a cozy place to canoodle, or sit at the bar and sip on actually-French champagne.
2815 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206(214) 827-3993Visit Website
This long-standing Greenville Italian destination opened in 1985. When it was nearly claimed by a fire in 2010, Terilli’s rose from the ashes with an upgraded dining room with three levels of seating. Come by for some of their famous “Italchos” or Italian nachos, and note that happy hour is from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday featuring $7 select wines, martinis, and mules.
5. Sevan G & G Cafe
2221 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206(214) 821-0601Visit Website
For date night, girls’ night or to pick up dinner for your family, Sevan G&G is a Greenville Avenue classic. The BYOB spot serves up authentic Mediterranean cuisine like thyme pie, falafel and gyros with homemade baklava for dessert.
6. Libertine Bar
2101 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206(214) 824-7900Visit Website
The Libertine is best on a Wednesday — this watering hole offers $5 drafts and frozen drinks plus half-price bar snacks and bottles of wine. Should you find yourself there on any other day of the week, the classic bar fare (hog wings, biscuits & gravy, and grilled cheese) is always on point. And check the chalkboard, because classic cocktails of the week are just $10.
2023 Greenville Ave Ste 110
Dallas, TX 75206(469) 291-5660 Visit Website
Arguably Lower Greenville’s most refined restaurant, Chef Nathan Tate serves up some of the best Southern fare in the city. The “Long Walk to Nashville,” a riff on Music City’s famous hot fried chicken doused in Sichuan mala sauce, is a must. Belly up to the cocktail bar for a proper daiquiri or Old Fashioned.
8. Teppo Yakitori & Sushi Bar
2014 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206(214) 826-8989 Visit Website
Teppo rides the line between fine food and casual dining beautifully. Though they’re currently working on a reservations-only basis since opening back up, they’re definitely more laid back than some of Dallas’ other sushi spots, and the menu won’t break your budget. Regulars rave about Teppo’s nigiri, but don’t sleep on the grilled yakitori options.
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9. HG Sply Co.
2008 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206(469) 334-0895Visit Website
Healthy fare isn’t exactly abundant on Greenville Avenue, but HG Sply Co. is the spot for paleo and gluten-free meals. Located next to a gym, HG Sply serves up bowls and entrees that fit most any dietary requirement, along with a rooftop patio that offers a killer view of the neighborhood and beyond.
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10. Greenville Avenue Pizza Company
1923 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206(214) 826-5404Visit Website
Home to “Pizza Slayers” AKA the folks who make and serve the pizzas, Greenville Avenue Pizza Company, or GAPCo, just celebrated 14 years on Greenville Avenue this October. Huge slices and creative specials are what keep customers coming back, and they’re even planning a third location in Richardson, set to open later this year.
11. Alamo Club
1919 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206(469) 399-7600 Visit Website
Alamo Club impresses diners with its cozy, neighborhood vibe and killer American fare. Dig into expertly prepared steaks, smoky pastrama sandwiches, and roasted chicken, all while sipping the Dak #4, an excellent rum cocktail named for Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott.
12. Standard Service – Dallas
5631 Alta Ave
Dallas, TX 75206(214) 821-3415 Visit Website
Notched just west of the actual avenue, but not to be forgotten, is Standard Service, the second location to the ever-popular spot in Heath serving modern American food. Stop in for dinner, lunch or brunch, where a Hangover Special offers up a cure, in whatever form the chef wants to serve that day.
13. Wabi House
1802 Greenville Ave Ste 100
Dallas, TX 75206 Visit Website
Wabi House is the go-to spot on Lower Greenville for ramen. They’ve got five styles of the soup on the menu, including a delicious veggie ramen, and an extensive toppings list to perfect your bowl. Take one of their cocktails out to the huge outdoor/indoor bar — if you’re feeling extra adventurous, try the Tokyo Sour.
14. Palapas Seafood Bar
1418 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206Visit Website
If you’re looking for late-night seafood bites, Palapas is the spot. This restaurant’s killer patio, complete with thatched roof, serves up great people-watching and a cozy spot on which to drink plenty of margaritas. Finish your meal off with a freshly made churro for only $4.