Dallas Museum of Art
Housing an extensive collection of artifacts, that spans artistic eras and continents, the Dallas Museum of Art exhibits art works from Asia, Africa and Mediterranean. There’s also an array of art pieces from Europe, spanning over 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Among contemporary artists, there are works by Mark Rothko and Roy Lichtenstein.
Arts District is a performing and visual arts district in Downtown Dallas, housing 13 facilities and organizations including the Annette Strauss Artist Square, Dallas Theater Center, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Symphony Orchestra and more. It is a must recommended place for all the art aficionados.
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, spread over 66 acres of land features blooming flower beds, manicured lawns, lush trees, cascading rose trellises, walkways shaded by soaring magnolias, over 2,400 varieties of delicate azaleas, , the DeGolyer Mansion, and more. This is a perfect place to have a relaxing picnic, away from the din and bustle of the city.
For a terrific French dining experience, head to Saint-Emilion Restaurant to dine in an incredibly charming and quaint ambience! Treat your palate with authentic French cuisine without stepping out of Dallas. Prime beef, duck, pork and fresh seafood make up Saint-Emilion’s classic French menu, and there’s extensive wine collection to choose from!
Consistently receiving the “Award of Excellence” from Wine Spectator each year since 2004, and rated among the top establishments in the state by the Zagat Survey of Texas, Bonnell’s is amazing in every respect. Chef Bonnel goes to extra length to serve his guests certified Texas organic steak, wild game specialties and fresh Gulf seafood, amidst casually elegant surroundings. And the award winning wine list adds extra charm to the dining experience.
Abacus perennially enjoys name on the “Top 10” and “Most Popular” lists for signature menus, extensive wine list and custom-crafted cocktails. The restaurant offers eclectic menu of global flavors, including trademark lobster shooters, and fantastic cocktail combinations in a contemporary ambience.
For after dark hours, head to Old Monk, which has earned accolades for its food, drinks, and ofcource, the ambience! Located on Historic Henderson Avenue, the Old Monk is a great place to unwind on patios after work, or mingling with the night crowds. The kitchen serves sandwiches along with nachos, fish and chips, and steamed mussels - their specialty, and bar offers over 100 different ales, stouts, draughts, bottles and ciders.
For an exquisite uptown Dallas dining, make a visit to Dragonfly! This award-winning fine dining establishment is known for its innovative cuisine, hip nightlife, and dramatic interiors. Delicacies like crispy tuna tacos hatted with mango relish and one hot chick chicken sandwich with a side of volcano salt fries are most recommended. Also, try out their delicious steaks. And there’s extensive wine list to go with the food menu!
For all those who have insatiable appetite for dancing, Avenu Lounge is a place to be! The club is one of the hottest nightlife venues in the city offering fully stocked bar, DJs spinning the best House, Top 40, and dance music all night long, and a killer VIP area. So visit and let loose on the dance floor for an evening of high energy fun!