Whether you are a Dallas native or are visiting for the first time, there is nothing quite like enjoying a delicious meal on a rooftop watching the sunset with your loved ones.
Due to the iconic weather, Dallas has a whole host of rooftop dining options on offer. All of which provide a scenic view of the city to watch as you create new memories.
Sounds like a dream? We have 17 incredible restaurants that offer rooftop dining for you to bask in that setting sun. From true Texan cuisine to cult favorite Tex-Mex, we have a taste of everything.
Keep reading to find out more!
Modern Mexican eatery Vidorra “Cocina de Mexico” honors culture with authentic cuisine, daring cocktails, and a buzzy atmosphere. The term Vidorra means “the good life,” and this idea permeates every aspect of a Vidorra encounter.
From dining on the stunning patios to enjoying the views of the rooftop, Vidorra is so much more to offer. This Tex-Mex restaurant pays homage to Mexico City with gorgeous tiling everywhere and enormous murals.
Tacos, queso, and the smothered chicken burrito are some of the delectable foods that are among the most well-liked on the menu.
Enjoy a relaxing lunch after a hard day of shopping or treat that special someone to a night of drinks, food, and dancing! Vidorra offers salsa lessons that really set the mood, Especially when paired with the breathtaking skyline of Dallas.
The retractable roof is another beautiful feature, allowing you to continue taking in the scenery even when it’s raining.
Located on Main Street, this wholesome restaurant is the gateway to an unforgettable view and is the place to make some unforgettable memories.
2. Sundown At Granada
Sundown at Granada is a seasonal restaurant working closely with local farmers to bring the freshest produce to you in a delicious meal.
With a large menu filled with vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free dishes, Sundown at Granada caters to everyone.
Located next to the historic Granada Theatre in Lower Greenville, this restaurant is a sight to behold.
With a multi-level entertainment complete this restaurant is the perfect destination for a night on the town, birthdays, and even corporate events.
The rooftop dining area offers one of the most spectacular views to accompany your meal. As you eat, drink, and laugh, bask in the view as Lower Grenville lays beneath you.
Select from a wide selection of dishes and from over 60 cocktails and craft beers. Perfect if you are popping in for a quick drink after work or are out with the girls for a night of fun.
Whether you are new to the area or on vacation, any time you are in Lower Greenville, you have to check out the view on offer at Sundown at Granada.
3. SER Steak + Spirits
Ready for a night of live music, juicy steak, and a gorgeous view? Get yourself to SER Steak + Spirits.
Take a trip through your senses with the flavors of locally sourced foods, the aromas of wood-fired prime beef, and the sights of the Dallas skyline.
With incredible floor to ceiling windows, you get a first class view of Dallas from every angle. This is the perfect place for celebrating a special occasion.
With the formal dress code, you can expect a higher price range but the view and food make it worth every penny.
The cuisine is equally as delicious as the view, which is truly spectacular. The greatest steaks in Dallas are on their menu. The prime rib eye, chops, and carpaccio of Wagyu are all exquisite.
There are also delectable seafood alternatives and other options if steak is not what you’re in the mood for.
Not in the mood for a large meal?
Enjoy a handcrafted cocktail or whiskey in the bar and lounge area. With live entertainment on every week, you can easily make SER Steak + Spirits your new Friday night on the town!
4. The Quarter Bar
When you need somewhere welcoming for game day that also sports a stunning view, The Quarter Bar is where you need to be.
Popular among the locals, this is the perfect place to get to know more people and indulge in the Dallas way of life.
The menu is filled with comforting bites of shared plates, fried chicken sandwiches, and burgers.
Not to mention the extensive beer, wine and cocktail list. You can easily find a table for some delicious food or stand at the bar for a drink with friends.
Enjoy a portion of Voodoo Fries as you watch the hustle and bustle of the Dallas streets below. This hidden gem is home to culture, views, and tasty food. What more could you want?
It is highly recommended that you get there early or you may find yourself sitting on the outskirts of the restaurant while everyone piles in.
The Quarter Bar is ideal for starting or ending the night due to being open till 2am. Nothing beats a pizza at the end of the night.
Sometimes, all you need is a juicy burger, fries, and a good milkshake.
So, why not treat yourself to Dallas’s award winning burger at Stackhouse! Located on Gaston Avenue, Stackhouse offers an incredible view of the Dallas skyline.
Not to mention they make a tasty margarita on the rocks. With a wide selection of beers, wine, and cocktails, you can easily swap the shake for something a little more refreshing.
Enjoy your juicy burger and expertly made cocktail on their wood rooftop terrace.
Keep yourself warm with their adorable seating arrangements. Make sure to catch this rooftop view on a warm summer night for an incredible view of the sun setting.
Need something quick to fuel your day?
Stackhouse also has a menu of pub grub classics. From a warming soup of the day to spicy chili cheese fries. Stackhouse has you covered for every occasion. Drop in on your lunch break or enjoy with that special someone.
You can even take the family to enjoy the grub at Stackhouse! Although, you may end up with sugar filled little ones after their infamous shakes are enjoyed.
STIRR is a modern American restaurant and bar with a lot of excitement. The chef transforms traditional meals with unanticipated changes to produce a diverse menu with something for everyone.
With robust and inventive drinks that may stand strong on their own or complement a fantastic dinner, the space is anchored by vibrant bars.
With 2 locations in Addison and Dallas, the Stirr name is quickly becoming a household favorite. From brunch to happy hour, Stirr is ready to keep you energized and satisfied all day long.
You can find a new, stunning special every week from Twisted Tuesdays to Wine Down Wednesdays to Game Watch Parties. Enjoy your meal on the rooftop with an Instagram worthy view.
Stirr is particularly fantastic because it manages to be both stylish and humble. It’s stylish and hip enough to be an excellent location for a business lunch or date.
At the same time, it’s cozy enough to go for a family dinner or a few drinks with friends. And once more, that vista is unbeatable!
Don’t forget to try their epic desserts. Especially the giant stuffed donut holes. With a sugar coating and fillings of Nutella, Creme Anglaise or Raspberry dip. Stirr is definitely worth the trip with something for everyone on the menu.
7. Happiest Hour
No trip to Dallas is complete without a visit to Happiest Hour. With Dallas’ largest patio bar and lounge, this place is a must for anyone in Dallas. Their widespread rooftop deck makes enjoying a meal or drink and the sun, simple.
Don’t worry about getting served, with four full-service bars, Happiest Hour is here to cater to you. No matter the size of your party.
Happiest Hour is the ideal place to have a drink before or after the event because it is located just feet from the American Airlines Center in Dallas.
With a large menu there is something for everyone to dig into. And of course they didn’t forget about brunch. Served every Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 4pm, you can enjoy your weekends the right way.
On the rooftop sip on a signature cocktail while taking in the view of Dallas below. We highly recommend The Boys Are Back cocktail for something sweet and utterly divine.
In need of somewhere for some midweek indulgence? Happiest Hour offers a wonderful happy hour menu Monday through Thursday 4pm to 7pm.
Offering flatbreads, draft beer, spirits, and wine. Exactly what you need to wash away that awful Tuesday meeting.
Check out what Happiest Hour has to offer on Olive Street!
While burgers and fries is a completely acceptable option, trying something new is always exciting. Venture out of the US and into the world of Japanese cuisine at Tei-An.
This luxurious restaurant offers one of the greatest rooftop(see also: The Best Rooftop Restaurants And Bars To Visit In Houston, TX) views that Dallas has to offer.
And it will rarely be overcrowded as it is a well-kept secret and is members only. Perfect for when you want a little privacy while enjoying a gorgeous view.
However, if you follow their online updates, they occasionally open it to the public. Additionally, if you’re in Dallas on one of these dates, it’s a very special and rewarding experience.
Now for food, Tei-An has some of the most delicious dishes of Japanese cuisine. Created by Soba entrepreneur and chef, Teiichi Sakurai.
With a deep history in Japanese cuisine, it is no wonder that the food at Tei-An is of the highest quality. From sushi to noodles to Sake, you can expect nothing but the best when you visit Tei-An.
We highly recommend signing up to be a member of Tei-An for access to the rooftop terrace whenever you fancy. You need to try some of their organic Wasabi. Your taste buds will thank you.
9. Harlowe MXM
Harlowe MXM is an inviting Gastro pub located in downtown Dallas. Perfecting for starting the night before exploring the Dallas nightlife.
The interior design is quite modern and deconstructed, with lots of exposed timbers. This level of cool is maintained outside on the rooftop patio, which also has a cozy, homey vibe.
It is renowned for its expansive communal tables, cushy couches, and stunning views. Most nights feature live music as well.
With a menu of seafood, burgers, chien and ramen, it is not for the faint of heart. Unfortunately there is little option for veggies or vegan at Harlowe MXM.
However, the desserts are worth being your only reason for going. Their signature Campfire Cake is worth every calorie. Homemade marshmallow graham ganache, this plate of heaven is the perfect indulgence.
A broad choice of wines and beers from around the world are also available. They are also well known for their amazing frozen drinks and cocktails, including some wonderful original recipes.
The rooftop patio is wide and showcases a gorgeous view of the streets below out into the water. Catch up with friends or show off to your first date with dinner and a view at Harlowe MXM.
10. HG Sply Co.
When in need of a cozy brunch spot with the picture perfect view, think of HG Sply Co. The outdoor patio is decorated with open beams, rustic wooden chairs, fresh plants, and glass tables.
The extensive brunch menu ranges from healthy salads to sausage breakfast tacos. Ideal for nursing that sickening hangover or to make new memories with the family.
The menu of HG Sply Co. is renowned for serving excellent meals that are also nutritious. Even when you’re eating healthy foods, you can get an indulgent feeling.
In addition to their renowned Backyard Burger, they also offer salads and build-your-own protein bowls.
Relax and enjoy your meal while looking over the Dallas skyline. You can take pleasure in a cold beverage on a warm day.
And at night, a magnificent ambience of string lights will surround you, setting off the city lights in the area.
You truly do have to experience it for yourself to understand the feeling of seeing the Dallas skyline light up at night. And where better than a welcoming restaurant with delicious food?
HG Sply Co. also has an abundance of drinks for you to enjoy. Wine, beer, cocktails, and of course a happy hour menu. They are ready for any occasion to make your night truly special.
When asking a local about rooftop restaurants in Dallas, Terillis will always be on the list. This family owned restaurant has a selection of high quality recipes and flavors along with a truly spectacular view.
Take a seat on their homely decorated rooftop patio and watch as the sun sets and moon rises for a truly stunning view. Surrounded by thriving trees, you have a sense of privacy while watching the ocean in front of you.
Terilli’s is the perfect mix of Italian and classic Dallas dining. Famous for their “Italchos”, Italian Nachos, Yes, it’s a thing and it is utterly delicious. You can also find the classics such as meatballs, bruschetta, and capellini di angelo.
Terilli’s works to make everyone feel welcome so whether you are dining alone or are with a large party, Terilli’s will do their best to accommodate you.
Like most Italian restaurants, the proof is in the pudding. Indulge yourself in their rich tiramisu or their special Frangelico Flan. If you are of drinking age then treat yourself to one of seventeen of their ice cold martini’s.
While dining alone is completely acceptable, we highly recommend sharing not only the food but the experience of watching the Dallas skyline with a loved one at Terilli’s.
12. RH Rooftop Restaurant
If you want to eat elevated and stylishly, head to RH Rooftop Restaurant, which is perched on top of the impressive 70,000 square foot RH Gallery on Knox Street.
The restaurant’s stunning retractable glass walls and glass atrium on the third story open onto a verdant outdoor terrace. You are surrounded by glistening chandeliers, ancient olive trees, and trickling fountains here.
The rooftop restaurant has a menu with a focus on fresh ingredients, including lobster rolls and charred ribeye steak, and is open daily for lunch and dinner in addition to weekend brunch. There are lots of artisanal wines and craft brews to go with the food.
Once you make your reservation, it is time to dress up and enjoy a night of class and elegance at RH Rooftop Restaurant.
Enjoy a range of sharing dishes, burgers, steaks, and sides for a delicious, filling meal. You may want to wear something loose for this one.
Ensure to order a side of the Truffled Fries for an unforgettable meal. Or pop in for a relaxed lunch with the family or work colleges.
At night, watch as the lights go down with the sun, lowlights and the fire pits turn on to add a special flare to the Dallas view.
The Thompson’s rooftop offers an opulent Dallas martini lounge. Catbird’s ambience is ideal for a special night out because of its spaciousness and breathtaking city views.
Located on the 10th floor of The Thompson, this expansive rooftop terrace is one made for elegance.
With a host of live music throughout the week, there is always energy buzzing throughout the restaurant. Especially on Tuesday jazz nights where you can expect a relaxed yet buzzing atmosphere.
The classic style restaurant offers a selection of drinks including iconic cocktails, wines and beers.
The food however, is something to really spoil yourself with. From East Coast Oysters to Tojano Cubano, the dishes offered at Catbird are worth every penny.
Finish the night watching over the city with a Madagascar Vanilla Panna Cotta and a Girl With A Pearl cocktail. How else do you enjoy a Tuesday night?
Treat yourself or a loved one to a night of mystery, elegance and fun at the Catbird. Just remember to make a reservation and wear your most flirtatious outfit for the evening!
14. Green Room
Now, you might be thinking that the age of the hipsters has come and gone. But the Green Room is keeping it alive and well, only better. Located on Elm Street, Green Room has quickly become a Deep Ellum staple amongst its patrons.
This relaxed yet trendy restaurant is located next to the harbor and is excellent for a summer night on the town with a refreshing beverage.
This mixed mash restaurant has a wide range of food for you to choose from from greek gyros to salads and chicken bowls. You can easily reach your fitness goals while enjoying the Dallas skyline at Green Room.
Because it offers event planners and their guests a variety of options, the location excels as a special event space.
The Green Room has many fantastic features to use to create a fantastic event, including 3 fully stocked bars and 3 dining areas.
Or keep it simple by meeting up with friends and enjoying some good food, drinks, and atmosphere. Drop in after a long day of shopping or to get the night started. You might find yourself staying till closing. It just has that much to offer!
15. Gallery Rooftop Lounge
Dallas has a ton of rooftop bars with stunning views of the skyline, but this one also has a pool! The Gallery is a rooftop bar in the Canvas Hotel (formerly the NYLO).
Unfortunately the infinity pool is only available to guests but non-guests can enjoy the incredible view from the rooftop restaurant.
We highly recommend booking a room at the Canvas Hotel for a dip in the pool and to watch the sunset as you sip on a delicious cocktail.
The Gallery Rooftop Lounge has a wide selection of bourbons, scotch, wines, and cocktails.
Perfect for an anniversary staycation or a fancy night on the town. While offering a selected menu there are still loads to choose from if you’re feeling a little peckish.
Pulled Pork Nachos, Buffalo Chicken Wrap, and Bacon Jam Flatbread are just some of the dishes you can choose to nibble on as you spoil yourself with the jaw dropping view The Gallery Rooftop Lounge has to offer.
So whether you take the plunge and become a guest for a swim in the infinity pool or go along for a boujie meal, The Gallery Rooftop Lounge is a must for those checking restaurants (see also: 15 Nashville Restaurants You Need To Check Out)off their bucket list.
Don’t forget to make a reservation and wear that dress that has been hanging in the back of your closet! You deserve it!
16. Dodies Reef
Dodie’s is what happens when you combine cajun food with a rooftop bar! Every weekday from 11 am to 7 pm, it’s a terrific place for happy hour!
You can order fresh boiled crawfish at any time during the appropriate season, making it a prime spot to be seated during the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Greenville or when springtime arrives.
Dodies Reef is the perfect balance of comfort food and relaxation. However, on a Friday and Saturday night, Dodies can quickly fill up and become the place to be.
With authentic New Orleans cuisine, Dodies Reef offers nothing if not flavor upon flavor. You can even order online straight to your door!
Enjoy a relaxing atmosphere, comforting food, and a few alcoholic beverages on a rooftop bar with an incredible view.
Dodies is the place to be for any game nights as everyone piles in to bask in the atmosphere and get those all important Instagram photos.
So pop in for some delicious grub, a cocktail or two, and watch as the streets below fill with excited patrons. Dodies Reef welcomes everyone and is the true definition of southern hospitality.
Got a special occasion coming up? Book a private party at Dodie’s Reef to celebrate your special day the right way.
17. Sky Blossom Bistro
Sky Blossom Bistro is one of Dallas’ latest rooftop spots. Sky Blossom is extremely stealthy, sneaking up an elevator and through a door on Main Street in Downtown Dallas.
If you can’t locate it, it’s next to Campisi’s; once you do, you’ll be amazed. You’ll have the impression that you are in the clouds and among the skyscrapers.
Not only do you get a magnificent view of Dallas, you are welcomed to a new concept of dining.
In the afternoons expect a quick serve establishment to make sure you make it back to the office in time while in the evening there’s a fine dining experience available.
Sky Blossom Bistro blends the cuisine of Vietnam with other flavors to bring you dishes that are truly unique. Beef Short Rib Pho, Shaken Beef Bao, and Chicken Blossom Clay Pot are a small selection of what Sky Blossom has to offer.
All served along with a stunning view and your choice of beverage. Check out their happy hour for some incredible deals including $5 mimosas!
Treat yourself during the holidays or take a loved one for a truly wonderful experience at Sky Blossom Bistro. One of Dallas’ most hidden gems.
Dallas is one of America’s food capitals. From incredible seafood to juicy, succulent burgers you can get a true experience of southern food by visiting just one restaurant.
Why not make it even better with a stunning view?
Above are 17 of the best rooftop restaurants in Dallas. All offering something unique. Whether you are looking for something more formal or want to enjoy happy hour margaritas, do it with a picture perfect view of the Dallas skyline.
Check them out above and get to exploring some of Dallas’ most memorable hidden gems!
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