Fort Worth

Americado

May 22, 2017 By Texas Monthly

A taste of Mexico City arrives in town in the form of a bright, modern food court, nuevo mercado–style. The fast-casual presentation consists of multiple counters (this can be daunting at first) from which to order specialties such as tacos, enchiladas, tortas, fish dishes, rotisserie chicken, and aguas frescas. A…

NM Cafe

Apr 5, 2017 By Texas Monthly

Upstairs at the ultra-shiny new Neiman Marcus at Clearfork, this petite dining room replaces the former Zodiac concept. Bright and cheerful, the bistro is faithful to Helen Corbitt’s signatures, like the chicken consommé and the fluffy popover with strawberry butter. Modern delights, however, are not ignored: blackened-salmon tacos come filled…

Vickery Cafe

Mar 2, 2017 By Texas Monthly

Yes, you can get a fine plate of bacon and eggs, but this coffeeshop does so much more—and so well. Brined in-house, the corned beef with diced potatoes, peppers, and onions is the finest hash around, especially if topped with two over-easy eggs and accompanied with toasty challah bread. The…

Cattlemen’s Steak House

Mar 2, 2017 By Texas Monthly

Marking its seventieth year in business, this landmark beef emporium in the Stockyards National Historic District continues to woo visitors and please loyal patrons who have been making weekly visits for decades. The Heart O’ Texas ribeye and New York strip—chargrilled over a live fire in the dining room while…

The Tavern

Jan 26, 2017 By Texas Monthly

This Tanglewood-TCU hangout, which reminds us of an upscale diner, is quite possibly our most reliable go-to for impromptu dinner outings. We love to start with the fire-roasted artichokes, emanating wood-grilled flavor and augmented nicely with a creamy chipotle dipping sauce and charred lemon for squeezing. That wood richness also…

Flores Barbecue

Dec 15, 2016 By Daniel Vaughn

After drawing record crowds at his Whitney location (a TM Top 50 choice), Michael Wyont relocated to Cowtown and parked a beautiful new trailer near Mellow Johnny’s at the Trailhead at Clearfork. Sitting beside the Trinity River, the trailer wows its new audience with post oak–smoked brisket, ribs, house-made sausage,…

Mi Cocula

Oct 4, 2016 By Texas Monthly

Hidden in the back of a nondescript shopping center, this family operation surprises with equal doses of elegant food, careful execution, and spare but chic interior design. Each visit impresses more than the last, and we’ve yet to find a disappointment. A shrimp cocktail with generous slices of avocado atop…

HG Sply Co.

Oct 4, 2016 By Texas Monthly

An outpost of the popular Dallas original, this treasure trove of natural foods is a welcome addition. Those following vegan, paleo, gluten-free, and dairy-free diets find ample choices, as do omnivores. Ginger-garlic hummus served with a haystack of crisp crudités is an instant winner, as is the jumble of crispy…

Jazz Cafe

Aug 16, 2016 By Texas Monthly

Our favorite funky little cave epitomizes a neighborhood hangout. Long on quirky characters and big flavors, the dive has cultivated a loyal following for exceptional sandwiches like the Green Gobbler, piling thickly sliced turkey breast and mozzarella on a dill roll with avocado and red onion slices. The Greek salad…

Swiss Pastry Shop

Aug 15, 2016 By Texas Monthly

Though a landmark for the highly distinctive Black Forest cake and for pastrami on rye, Hans Peter Muller’s bakery-cafe takes on new, appealing hues with an evolving menu. Fascinating prime Texas Wagyu or Akaushi burger creations include one topped with poutine and blue cheese and another smothered in grilled poblano…