Looking for a great Dallas restaurant to enjoy your next meal? Look no further! As proud residents of Dallas, the team at Ventana by Buckner has pulled together our guide to Dallas dining to highlight some of our favorite restaurants in the area.
*Keeping in mind the current COVID-19 pandemic, we highly recommend you take proper precautions to protect yourself and the community. We understand hours of operation, occupancy limits and safety precautions may be impacted. Contact the restaurant directly to learn more. Or, try to-go services to support your local businesses while maintaining the safety of yourself and those around you.
Your Guide to Dallas Dining
If you’re looking for classic Italian food, Fachini is the place to go. It may be a newer restaurant in the Dallas scene, but it has quickly made a name for itself as a must-try dining establishment. Classics include Veal Parmesan and Rigatoni alla Vodka, or you can try a house specialty like the tasty 100 Layer Lasagna alla Sunday. No matter what – don’t forget to grab a tasty dessert like the Tiramisu.
Commissary is your one-stop-shop for anything you’re looking for in a neighborhood deli, bakery, gelateria and espresso bar. Located in the heart of downtown Dallas, this is your stop for a quick breakfast sandwich before taking a walk around the city. Our favorite offerings are the at-home chef kits where you’re able to easily pick up everything you need for a family meal, complete with heating and cooking instructions.
Whether you want to celebrate a special occasion or are just looking for a fun night out, Town Hearth offers a swanky dining experience. There is stunning décor inside the restaurant, including 500 chandeliers, a yellow submarine in a fish tank and even a $75,000 Ducati. And the food is something you’ll be sure to talk about for long after you leave – as a steakhouse, we can’t ignore that the prime steak cuts are some of the best features on the menu.
We can’t create a Dallas dining guide without including a traditional Tex-Mex restaurant! Rafa’s Cafe Mexicano has been around for over 40 years and is a standout in a city filled with Tex-Mex cuisine. While you can’t go wrong with anything you choose on the menu, we are fans of the Chile Rellenos and Chicken Enchiladas.
TJ’s Fresh Seafood Market & Catering is Dallas’ trusted source for freshest seafood. There are two restaurant locations for you to choose from: Preston Royal or HP/Oak Lawn. Seasonal seafood is featured at both locations, from a casual lunch to a special occasion celebration. The Rhode Island Style Calamari is a great appetizer to start your meal, and TJ’s Fish Tacos are a customer favorite.
See Why Ventana is One of the Best Places to Eat in Dallas, TX
While Dallas dining is certainly an experience, Members at Ventana are also able to enjoy delicious meals right within the community. Every aspect of Ventana by Buckner elevates what our members expect from luxury senior living, and the diverse range of culinary and dining expectations of our members are no exception.
Five dining and drink concept establishments developed by celebrated restaurateur Stephan Pyles are offered onsite, each with unique breakfast, lunch, dinner and specialty drink menus. This selection caters to the health needs of senior adults, while also providing the acclaimed dining experience Pyles’ legacy is built around.
The dining venues at Ventana include:
- Café Americano: Offering comforting soups, fresh salads and hearty sandwiches in a casual bistro setting.
- Mediterraneo: The big, bold flavors and healthy cuisine of the Mediterranean can be enjoyed in this semi-formal setting. Oh, and a classic brunch menu on Sundays, too.
- The Landing: A cozy coffee bar situated within Mediterraneo serving complimentary continental breakfast seven days a week and a full-service bar during dinner and brunch hours.
- Dorado: Refined New American cuisine and local Texas ingredients can be found in this stylish, intimate, formal dining room.
- The Sky Lounge: A room with a view is what you’ll get at the Sky Lounge, along with hand-crafted cocktails, succulent appetizers and shared small plates — 12 stories up from Downtown Dallas.
Enjoy a Meal at Ventana by Buckner Today
We’d love to invite you to visit Ventana by Buckner for a meal! You can click on this link to schedule your personal tour of our community.
If you’d like to schedule an information session, apply for residence or simply ask some questions to our team, don’t hesitate to get in touch! We’re always available to assist in researching and evaluating your options.