From big margaritas to big, comfy mattresses at our new Saatva Viewing Room, it’s true what they say about Texas. Dallas’ Uptown neighborhood, conveniently north of downtown, is the city’s high-end epicenter. A walkable district with more than 200 restaurants to try, 160 shops to peruse, and plenty of green space to wander, it’s the prime place to be when visiting Dallas.
So put on your cowboy boots and mosey on down to any of our picks for where to shop, eat, and explore in the Uptown area of Dallas.
Where to shop
Saatva Viewing Room
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Saatva Dallas: 3699 McKinney Ave
Referred to as “Uptown’s Downtown,” this shopping complex houses over 100 shops and restaurants, including Saatva’s new Viewing Room. From Sephora to Sunglass Hut, it has all the big brand names you’re looking for and small retailers too. Plus, there’s a cinema and a Hilton Hotel where you can base yourself.
West Village: 3699 McKinney Ave
Located inside a tiny corner lot house, Apothecary Social is a treasure trove of clothing and home decor goodies. This charming community-centric store has candles, kitschy glasses, campy pet toys, and chic clothes for men and women.
Apothecary Social: 2824 Cole Ave
Born and bred in Dallas, this stylish, upscale boutique shop carries brands like Saloni and Simon Miller, plus their own sustainable vegan handbags, KWONN. Come here for a major wardrobe refresh and a dainty piece of jewelry to match.
Nicole Kwon: 3699 McKinney Ave
Created in Austin, Texas, Kendra Scott specializes in stunning gemstones at affordable prices. Their Color Bar allows you to pick out your own metals and stones to create a wearable piece of art. From 14k gold to silver to engraved pendants, they make all your jewelry dreams come true.
Kendra Scott: 3699 McKinney Ave
Where to eat and drink
crushcraft Thai Eats
According to Guy Fieri, this chef knows how to make one hell of a green curry. Chef Nuchjasem was born in Bangkok but came to Dallas to start his modern take on traditional Thai. Besides the must-order green curry, the restaurant’s drunken noodles are a best-seller. And no Thai meal would be complete without a Thai iced tea.
crushcraft Thai Eats: 2688 LaClede St, Suite 100
This Southern chain is famous for its offbeat variety of tacos. A fusion of Mexican, Japanese, Korean, American, and Cuban are on offer, with tacos like the Korean fried rice taco, the Kobe bacon burger taco, and the buffalo chicken taco. Whichever you choose, be sure to chase it with their beloved margaritas and finish the meal with a slice of Velvet Taco’s signature red velvet cake.
Velvet Taco: 3411 McKinney Ave
Part concert venue, part restaurant, this eatery is totally Texan. Here they serve local staples, like chips and queso, cracklin’ deviled eggs, and cactus fries. Keeping with the theme, they also have 40 local beers on tap. And while you chow down, listen to live music from area musicians playing every day of the week.
The Rustic: 3656 Howell St
This 20-seat sushi restaurant is as close to Tokyo as you can get in Dallas. Sourcing much of their products from Japan, the hand-rolled sushi is fresh and fantastic. Located inside the West Village shopping area, it’s the perfect post-shopping lunch spot. And if you’d like to try their exclusive omakase menu on Wednesday nights, be sure to reserve in advance.
Namo: 3699 McKinney Ave
Hook Line & Sinker
A fun riff on a Southern bait shack, this is the spot for fresh-caught, Southern-style seafood. Here you can try boiled shrimp, catfish po’ boys with hush puppies, and grilled rainbow trout. This no-frills, no-fuss spot is a local go-to for tasty seafood and a cold beer.
Hook Line & Sinker: 3103 Lemmon Ave E
Where else to spend time
This 3.5-mile-long trail sees more than one million visitors every year. This former railroad path has been turned into a walking, biking, and jogging trail lined by towering trees and blooming flowers.
Katy Trail: 3505 Maple Ave
Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Just outside the Uptown neighborhood is one of Dallas’ best museums. Spread over five levels, visitors can see various exhibits on science, dinosaurs, space, and much more in this fascinating, kid-friendly museum.
Perot Museum of Nature and Science: 2201 N Field St
What area is Uptown in Dallas?
Dallas’ Uptown neighborhood is located north of downtown Dallas and is connected by Klyde Warren Park.
Is Uptown, Dallas a good neighborhood?
Uptown is one of the best areas in Dallas. It’s the city’s high-end epicenter and is a walkable district with more than 200 restaurants, 160 shops, and lots of green space.
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