The Ten Best New Restaurants in Dallas

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: FT33 interior; Short Rib, Heirloom Buckwheat-Corn Polenta, Smoked Maitake, Tomato-Ramp Jam, AND Kale; Chef/Owner Matt McCallister; FT33’S Dining Room; Rabbit Sausage, Red Fife Farfalle, Sage, and Walnut Pesto; Heritage Pork Duo, Sweet Potato, Charred Pear, Pumpernickel, and Pistachio; plating Smoked Potatoes, Maitake mushrooms, Chile-Kewpie Mayo, and Savory Herbs Photography by Kevin Marple. Designed by Todd Johnson.
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: FT33 interior; Short Rib, Heirloom Buckwheat-Corn Polenta, Smoked Maitake, Tomato-Ramp Jam, AND Kale; Chef/Owner Matt McCallister; FT33’S Dining Room; Rabbit Sausage, Red Fife Farfalle, Sage, and Walnut Pesto; Heritage Pork Duo, Sweet Potato, Charred Pear, Pumpernickel, and Pistachio; plating Smoked Potatoes, Maitake mushrooms, Chile-Kewpie Mayo, and Savory Herbs
Photography by Kevin Marple. Designed by Todd Johnson.

I spent the year scouting Dallas’ new restaurants, and I’m happy to report it was difficult to narrow this list to 10. It could have easily been 20. (Note: A calendar year for magazines is October to October. The restaurants considered for this list must have been open at least 6 weeks before October 1, 2012. Deadlines.)

I take you to be The Ten Best Restaurants of 2013 for better or for worse, richer or poorer, in sickness and in health, till 2014 do us part.

Restaurant of the Year: FT33

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