Photo courtesy of Meridian
Photo courtesy of Meridian

Best of The Hit ListDallas

Roots Southern Table, Meridian, and More: Dallas Dining’s Best in 2021

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Dining out in Dallas-Fort Worth has always been an event, but even more so this year amid the pandemic. A wave of diners returned to restaurants, just as the local scene began upping the ante on our already-outstanding options and stellar chefs.

Noteworthy names opened exciting concepts, from Aaron Franklin and Tyson Cole at Loro to Junior Borges at Meridian, while standbys (Lucia, Revolver Taco Lounge) welcomed us back with open arms. And one familiar, notable face resurfaced to much acclaim: Former “Top Chef” competitor Tiffany Derry, whose Roots Southern Table in Farmers Branch has us clamoring for a seat. As we close out the year, here are the highlights of our absolute favorites from 2021. So please welcome our Best of The Hit List for Dallas-Fort Worth.

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