The ambience of Dahlia on Ross finds the sweet spot between casual and special, and that’s hard to beat on a pretty day in Dallas. The garden-like interior blends seamlessly with the adjoining terrace, and Dahlia’s spacious, socially distanced patio is a great place to reintroduce yourself to dining in public. Order this to go: the French-style steamed mussels in a white wine broth, the chicken marsala atop capellini, the seared seabass with broccolini and creamy pureed sweet potatoes, and key lime cheesecake or espresso crème brûlée to finish. Pro tip: Be sure to make a reservation if dining onsite, and if parking in the bustling Bryan Place neighborhood is too tough, $5 for a valet is a bargain.

Note: Review reflects COVID-19 protocols in place at the time of visit.