1515 N. I-35 East
Desoto, TX 75115
Phone: (972) 224-9100
Fax: (972) 228-8238
Bars & Cafes
The Wild Detectives combines a bar, café and bookshop under roof. It is appealing to bibliophiles, coffee and wine connoisseurs and attracts an intellectual crowd. Academics and professionals head here to get their work done using the free WiFi facility and loose themselves in a book while sipping a cup of warm coffee. The bar also provides wine and cheese pairings and is known for its gourmet Emporium pies. Soft music playing in the background makes the reading and coffee drinking experience memorable. The wood-beamed, sloping roof, wood-decked flooring and shelves filled with volumes lend a nostalgic aura to the place. So head here if you want an indelible combination of good food, drinks and books.
This small coffeehouse iss easy to pass by in the middle of the Bishops Art District, but is worth a drop-by. It doesn't have the notoriety as the other restaurants in the area but it's growing. The intimate café has only a handful of tables but has a lovely, relaxing set of couches and an array of architecture magazines to gaze through while enjoying a coffee and/or homemade sandwich. It's definitely worth a stop as its' sister store is now held in the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas. How's that for references?
With a kitchen lead by the talented Chef Carlos Mancera, the Ten Bells Tavern serves up some of the very best bar food in Dallas, according to the Dallas Observer and D Magazine. Paired with the delicious, seasonal cocktails whipped up by the creative bartenders, a meal at this tavern is sure to be memorable. The menu features everything from brunch specials, small bites like chips & curry, short rib frites and Ginger Beef Spring Rolls to hearty meals including burgers, roast beef and succulent sandwiches. With its casual ambiance and friendly vibe, the Ten Bells tavern will soon become your go to choice for a relaxed meal with friends.
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
Whether you wish to get a drink with a friend or party with your gang, Oak Cliff Social Club is just the right spot. Gaining popularity as one of Bishop Art District's sort after neighborhood bar, entertainment, food and drinks all amalgamate beautifully here. The interior of the place is quite spacious and is lined with several TVs making it an ideal spot for catching a good game. Pool tables as well as games like Jenga keep you and your friends busy in friendly matches when the TV is off. Live music and talented DJs keep you grooving on selected nights of the week. The beer menu is vast and the bartenders are generous with their pours, while the kitchen crew does the same with slices of pizzas, sandwiches and burgers.
Bishop Cider Company is a small, family-run operation that whips up creative, unique and delicious craft ciders. Surrounded by the stylish restaurants and bars of the vibrant Bishop Arts District, the cidery offers its customers a selection of their own brews alongside guest ciders in cans and bottles. Infused with the flavor of unusual ingredients like jalapenos, lemongrass, clove and Cascade hops, the ciders brewed here are quite unlike any thing offered elsewhere. Opening hours tend to be flexible so be sure to call ahead if you have your heart set on a taste of their fabulous offerings.
Bolsa is a popular spot for brunch in the hip Oak Cliff neighborhood. The decor is modern, yet authentic, with much of the restaurant being built with parts of the original building. There's a large outdoor patio for guests to enjoy on nice days. Enjoy your meal here with one of their delectable cocktails, a reason in themselves to pay Bolsa a visit.
It's said that Elvis Presley did only one commercial in his entire life. And, yes, it was about Southern Maid Donuts! Located on Davis Street, this cafe claims to offer the "best donuts in the South". Apart from these fresh, soft and delicious donuts, the eatery also offers a great breakfast and lunch. If you find yourself craving for some donuts, when in the Arts District, head to Southern Maid Donuts! Well, if Elvis liked 'em, you should really give them a try.
Jonathon's Oak Cliff is a wonderful restaurant serving generous portions of authentic American food. The place is explored by many families and groups of friends for their delicious breakfast specials like Dad's Benedict, Fried Chicken & Waffle, Migas, Steel Cut Oats, Pancakes and much more. For lunch, one should try the Fowl Burger, Club Sandwich, Steaks & Eggs, Chicken Pot Pie and the Wild Side Salad, also all of their soups come highly recommended. The restaurant is limited in space but can accommodate smaller groups. Call ahead if arriving in a party.
Located inside the happening Bronco Bowl, Club Rio is a perfect place for one to chill out with amazing music, and good alcohol. This club predominantly focuses on regional Mexican music and is primarily a music club; although they do host music concerts from time to time. Acts that have appeared there include Michael Salgado, the Kumbia Kings, and Los Huracanes del Norte. There are ample facilities, and state-of-the-art lighting and sound system add to the party ambiance.
Urban Acres Farmstead is a co-operative style store that is a great place to stop by when looking for authentic, quality local produce and groceries. The store stocks everything from organic, locally sourced meats, cheese, breads, baked goods, coffee, groceries and more. The Farmstead Kitchen located on the premises serves up delicious, fresh seasonal fare in a communal style setting. The menu features only local, fresh and organic produce, and features breakfast and lunch specials like their Perfect granola, cinnamon rolls, farm tacos, quiches,pizzas, sandwiches, salads and more. The menu is limited and their tasty treats can get sold out, so its a good idea to get here a little early. For more information, visit the website.
Kick off those shoes and relax to enjoy a glass of wine or chilled beer or dig into a mouth-watering burger. The ambiance and menu at Barbelmont is casual from the word go. Located in the Belmont Hotel, this place is ideal for those who believe in letting your hair down. Apart from burgers and sandwiches, one can also go for dishes like Quesadilla or a more popular chilli. A wide range of salads awaits the health conscious. People with a sweet tooth need not worry,this restaurant also serves some lip-smacking desserts.