1515 N. I-35 East
Desoto, TX 75115
Phone: (972) 224-9100
Fax: (972) 228-8238
If you have a hankering for seafood this is the place to go. Red Lobster has a wide variety of good eats for the whole family. Various appetizers, special entrees, drinks and desserts ensure a menu with something for just about anybody. Lunch and dinner menus include shrimp, soups and salads, seafood platters, chicken, steak, and pasta. For calorie-counters, choose from the LightHouse Menu, which highlights dishes that won't cause you to tip the scales. A Kid's Menu is available with fine fare for the little ones like chicken fingers and mac & cheese. Be sure to save room for a scrumptious dessert. Gift Cards are available as a great gift for the seafood lover.
Offering only a small dining room, it's not wonder Peking Kitchen is mainly a delivery and carryout establishment. The restaurant offers clean, thorough and excellent service. Start your meal with one of their excellent appetizers, including Hot and Sour Soup, loaded with tofu, black mushrooms and bamboo shoots. Entrees include savory Pepper Steak, Beef with Broccoli, Chicken with Broccoli and Hunan Chicken. Lo mien dishes and fried rice are also good and compliment the entrees perfectly.
Since it debuted in 1981 as the first Dallas Mexican restaurant to specialize in seafood, locals have come here for family meals and romantic evenings. Dine in one of several cozy rooms or on the inviting patio of this 1920s Victorian home. Fresh seafood is the mainstay of the traditional Mexican dishes. Favorite entrees include Paella, Grilled Catfish and Ceviche. Weekday lunch specials attract business professionals daily. Tequila connoisseurs will be pleased with the selection and the Acapulco-style margaritas are a Dallas legend.
Located in a building that reminds one of the olden days in Oak Cliff with uneven masonry. The restaurant inside done up in bold colors with a decor typical of Mexico. El Ranchito serves some original and fine Mexican cuisine specializing in Comida Norteño and Tex-Mex. Guiso Picoso, which is a beef stew with diced green peppers, onion, tomatoes, jalapeños served with rice and refried beans is red hot! It is well know all over Dallas for its authentic Mexican food. The atmosphere is festive with the mariachis band playing daily creating an atmosphere where one feels as if he is back home in Monterrey. The salsa is really good and they serve fresh tortillas too. They also have an extensive menu with all sorts of traditional northern Mexican fare.
Located in a historic building in the Bishop Arts District, Lucia is a delightful little Italian eatery. With a warm and cozy interior, the restaurant serves dishes like Portuguese sardines, asparagus soup, spaghetti with pancetta, fazzoletti, and many more. The salumi-misti, a tasting of hand-crafted salumi, is definitely a must-try. Call well in advance for reservations as Lucia is hot in Dallas.
Veracruz Cafe, as its name suggests, specializes in the cuisine of the Veracruz city in Mexico. This historic city has unique soil and climate that favors the growth of various vegetables, fruits, herbs and seasonings. These ingredients are combined here to reproduce authentic and flavorful recipes. The interiors resemble those of a typical café in Veracruz, replete with colonial grandeur. Textured, plum-colored walls are decorated with vibrant artworks in a spectrum of hues. The place seems to burst with color through old-styled chandeliers, vases, pots and ferns. This restaurant celebrates the Mexican way of life with dishes such as Cactus Salad of the Desert, Shrimp Quesadilla and Jalapa-Style Chicken Chili Relleno served with sauces like Huasteco Cream. Do not miss the Mixiotes de Pollo, a dish combining holy spices and chicken pieces in banana leaves, and served with black beans and rice. There is also a separate menu that caters to children. If you can't get enough of the tangy Mexican food, hire their catering service for your next party.
Eno's is a niche when you don't want fast-food or high-end dining. Appetizers include Lemon Pepper Calamari featuring anchovy dipping sauce and a House Salad with provolone, Maytag cheese, peppered pork belly, chopped enpe and roasted lemon vinaigrette. Entrées include selections like Northside Kitchen Sandwich with Italian beef, sport peppers and pickled vegetables and Southside (White Pie) with garlic, basil, anchovies, tomato and ricotta. The meal is complete with Eno's Sundae featuring house-made spumoni or cannolis. The handsome casual interior makes this a great place to relax for the evening in the trendy Bishop Arts District. - Raine Devries
Pho 88 is a simple, Asian restaurant that offers diners a chance to sample traditional Vietnamese dishes in a casual, yet refined setting. Apart from their delicious and flavorsome Pho dishes, the kitchen also whips up a variety of Vietnamese delicacies, including rice plates, egg noodles, baguette sandwiches, salads and appetizers. Although the food served here may not be the most delicious or authentic Vietnamese fare that Dallas has to offer, every dish is rich, delicious and packed with flavors that will soothe your soul and warm your heart.
At Hattie's, you'll be pleasantly surprised the variety of entrées offered. It's always the best of what the season has to offer, put together creatively. A glance at the menu and you'll come across some interesting concoctions—buttermilk fried chicken with mashed potatoes and Tasso ham gravy, goat cheese and herb stuffed chicken breast, and BLT pasta. The menu looks different every season!
Finding great sushi is often a subjective topic yet with Zen Sushi, you will be in good hands because it is often listed as one of the best in Dallas by countless sources. While you can order from the traditional sushi/sashimi menus, it's advisable to make reservations and place yourself into the owner/chef's hands. She will guide you on a 2-hour meal that is rich with variety, and will explain to you things like why the salmon needs the contrast of citrus and tuna craves soy sauce. Dress casually and save room for the chocolate soufflé. - Raine Devries
Tillman's Roadhouse provides a casual approach to sophisticated dining. Located in a building from the 1950s in the Bishop Arts District, patrons are surrounded by memorabilia from times gone by. A favorite of area office workers, the unique blend of old and new provides an unusual oasis from the doldrums. The menu focuses on fish and seafood, although there are beef and chicken dishes as well. Choose from baby back ribs with Oriental coleslaw and barbecue sauce, blackened catfish, grilled trout, salmon and marinated chicken with lime and cilantro.
Vitto lures upscale Dallas nightlife with the aromas of fine Italian foods that linger and taunt your senses. Comfortable, stylish, contemporary Italian furnishings and decorations enhance the comfortable, home-style atmosphere. Memorable foods include hot rolls dusted with parmesan cheese, Shrimp Scampi in a lemon butter sauce, Chicken-Artichoke Pasta (bow-ties and bite-size chicken pieces in pesto sauce), Vitto's Piccata (veal and fresh mushrooms) and Baked Manicotti.