Acclaimed chef Junior Borges’s highly anticipated restaurant in the new Village Dallas gathering spot was in the works for some time, but it was worth the wait. It has a sleek, private-club vibe, but there’s nothing fussy or glitzy about it, and the room attracts a diverse group of discerning diners. The food is much like the atmosphere: clean, fresh, and imbued with creative elegance. Try this: the sesame garlic pancake with avocado and caviar; the perfect stuffed quail and any of the fresh seafood options; the daily bread offering and house-made ice cream. It’s all stellar. Pro tip: The Village campus is huge, and signage is limited. Meridian is across from the Village Fit.