BBQ, Beer, Texas-sized steaks, and Tex-Mex. Not to mention wine from any of 51 unique wineries scattered throughout the Hill Country, from Austin to Fredericksburg and Lampasas to New Braunfels. How can you go wrong?
At KMB, we’re never ones to shy away from a delicious meal and perhaps a glass or two—especially when our dogs are barking after a long day at CEDIA. Where will you find us grubbing and sipping this year in Dallas? Read on to find some of the best restaurants near the convention center that are sure to titillate your tastebuds, Texas-style. Meet you there at show close!
Want to eat more philanthropically? This New American restaurant doubles as a nonprofit as at-risk youths learn culinary skills while you eat. Don’t miss the biscuit-crusted fish or the pappardelle with arugula pesto!
Campisi’s is a local favorite and the go-to for thin-crust pizza. Delivery available. Great for a quick bite between meetings on the show floor.
Family-friendly American fare served in a casual Texas setting. Not in the mood for a steak? Try the Dr. Pepper Chicken Sandwich and the Fried Pickles. True southern comfort!
Great Mexican Food and Great Margaritas, served on a rooftop patio. You don’t need to go much further than the Iron Cactus to make your Happy Hour happy.
A broad selection of Mexican fare alongside American and Vegetarian dishes, served in Texas-sized portions. Bring your adjustable-waisted pants and dig in!
You can’t eat in Dallas without having steak, and the Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse offers more than just your run-of-the-mill beef. Elk, Bison, and more are offered with a side of good service.
Classic Thai and Japanese food served in a modern setting. Fresh sushi and Happy Hour make this a must-visit location. We’re all over the lunch Bento Box.
This award-winning restaurant was born in Texas, and the servings aren’t slim. The menu is classic, unpretentious steakhouse: incredible corn-fed Midwestern prime beef, gigantic shrimp, fabulous salads and decadent desserts, all in a lovely setting with great service.
Upscale Texas comfort food served in the stylish Joule Hotel. This award-winning restaurant is known for its stunning presentations and innovative farm-to-table dishes. This spirited Texas brasserie’s Sunday brunch is not to be missed.
Dallas Chop House
The famous Chop House is always a no-brainer. Meat-centric dishes are served in a modern, chic locale. Steaks are specialty dry-aged in the restaurant with Himalayan Sea Salt for a unique and delicious flavor and texture. Ranging from an 8 oz. filet to the 24 oz. Cowboy, they’ve got a steak for every guest. Or try the Niman Ranch Pork Chops. A KMB favorite!
This award-winning fine-dining restaurant created by celebrity Chef Wolfgang Puck has 360-views of Dallas as it revolves on top of the Reunion Tower. Featuring modern fusion of Asian dishes and an extensive wine list, the only thing rivalling the menu is the sweeping view of the city.
Smooth New York Steakhouse (complete with caricatures on the wall) meets Dallas charm in this high-end steakhouse. Don’t miss the Broiled Jumbo Nova Scotia Lobster or the Baked Clams Casino.
One of Katye’s personal favorites. “I will go there, I will order 2 Ahi Towers, they will mix them, and I will then devour them. It won’t be pretty, but it will be pretty spectacular. Pair that baby with a Kirin and ooooooh-em-geeeeee! Love!
Plenty of tequilas to sample and unique salsas for the tasting. Plus only locally grown and cultivated ingredients for a fresher taste of Texas. No heavy chili and cheese sauces here!
Located in Neiman Marcus, this is a great escape from the bustle of the show floor (and perhaps some new shoes). You’ll be welcomed with chicken broth and a popover with strawberry butter. How’s that for comforting! Great for a soup or salad during lunch with colleagues.
Feeling a little bogged down by late nights and show-floor pizza? Here you’ll find delicious and lighter fare, including fresh fish caught daily. Start with Prince Edward Island Mussels, follow that with Alaskan Halibut, line caught swordfish or Ahi Tuna. Or drink your dinner with a hand-crafted cocktail.
Want to impress a client? Then you want to hit the French Room, which has been acclaimed by Bon Appetit, Gourmet, Travel & Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, and Fodor’s, among other accolades. Exquisitely prepared, beautiful French food with a wine list to match—this is the place to splurge.