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Uptown is the part of Dallas north of Dallas/Downtown, between the Central Expressway and I-35E on the east and west, and between the Woodall Rodgers Freeway and Highland Park, Texas on the south and north, all respectively.

Get in[edit]

M-Line Streetcar

Uptown is served by the Cityplace/Uptown DART station which is served by the Red, Blue, and Orange lines. In addition M-line Streetcar runs along McKinney Avenue between the Cityplace/Uptown DART station and Downtown Dallas, stopping at various points in between and is free to use for the public.

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Do[edit][add listing]

  • ZaSpa, 2332 Leonard Avenue, 214-468-8399, [1]. 9am-9pm. Located in Hotel ZaZa Dallas the ZaSpa & Fitness “Big Chill” room and six treatment rooms provide facials, body massage and bath treatments and using Eastern holistic practices and ZaZa signature fragrances. Treatments include: Facial, Body massage and treatments, bath treatments, waxing, specialty services, nail care, prenatal treatments, separate in-room menu.  edit

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  • Highland Park Village [7] offers something for the silver spooned set. Generally credited with being the nation's first modern shopping mall, Highland Park Village houses a variety of upscale brands, including Jimmy Choo, Escada, Ralph Lauren, and Hermes.

  • There are some good antique stores in the Knox-Henderson area.
  • West Village, 3699 McKinney Ave, tel. 469 547 9650. Trendy shopping mall for the 20/30-somethings.

Eat[edit][add listing]

It must be said that a bona fide "foodie" would be remiss to skip the fabulous restaurants that line McKinney Avenue and environs -- if there's one arena in which Dallas merits its own pretentions to "world-class" status, it's in its varied, creative restaurants, where quasi-celebrity chefs hold forth with true flair. Just to the north of McKinney is the Knox-Henderson area. It is similar but more laid-back. The west side of highway is Knox Street. This is just on the edge of Highland Park, and it features a plethora of home-decorating boutiques as well as eateries and watering holes. Cross the freeway and Knox becomes Henderson -- bastion of hip but laid-back eateries, check out Hibiscus, Cuba Libre, and Fireside Pies.

  • Abacus, 4511 McKinney Ave, +1 214-559-3111, [8]. Knox-Henderson favorite from celebrity chef Kent Rathbun features Top Chef star Tre Wilcox as chef de cuisine. 5-star rated by the Dallas News and Zagat rated "Most Popular" in Dallas.
  • Bob's Steak & Chop House, 4300 Lemmon Avenue, 214 528 9446. [9]. The only other place to eat the best steaks in Dallas besides Nick & Sams. Bob's is generally regarded as the place where all wagers between gentlemen in Dallas are settled, with the loser picking up the tab.
  • Buzz Brews Kitchen, 4154 N Central Expy (located on the northbound service road at the corner of Fitzhugh next to the Best Western), 214 826-7100, [2]. Open 24 Hours. Coffee shop with free Wi-Fi and good food. Service tends to be hit or miss.  edit
  • Café Brazil, 6420 N Central Expy., 214 691-7791, [10]. The local chain's most visible presence is an excellent late-night stop after a good time in Deep Ellum. Good coffee, famous omelettes, and unique sandwiches. Open 24 hours.
  • Cafe Madrid, 4501 Travis St., 214-528-1731, [11]. The rustic Spanish decor comes to life with live flamenco guitar music. Tasty tapas at decent prices.
  • Dragonfly at Hotel ZaZa, 2332 Leonard Street, 214-550-9500, [3]. Located in Uptown Dallas, Dragonfly is a trendy restaurant that features fabulous food and an extensive wine list. A Hotel ZaZa restaurant, it serves as a magnet for both locals and hotel guests.  edit
  • Hector's on Henderson, 2929 N. Henderson Ave., Dallas, 214 821 0432 [12]. Hector's is a four-star Restaurant with American cuisine, featuring Texas products. Daily, "Naughty and Nice" happy hour with complimentary "naughty" bar snacks. Live jazz nightly.
  • Kathleen's Art Cafe, 4424 Lovers Lane, University Park, +1 214-691-2355 (delivery: +1 469-330-9700), [13]. The food is creative, succulent, and flavorful, and it is served in a unique atmosphere of bare brick walls hung with local art. The menu is diverse, from lamb medallions to wild mushroom pizza to sesame-crusted catfish to penne with sausage, prosciutto, and goat cheese. Adjoining the restaurant is Kathleen's Art Bakery,where perfect cakes, pies, and pastries are created, and if you have room after the generous dinner portions, they will be happy to bring you a dessert to top it all off. Their Sunday special is indeed a special, If you order ANY beverage (even iced tea), the entrees are two-for-one! The restaurant only has about 20 tables, so the atmosphere is very intimate. Reservations are only recommended after 7PM on Friday or Saturday.
  • La Paesana, 4326 Lovers Lane, +1 214-890-1811, Located in University Park along the "Miracle Mile", offering a cozy and relaxed setting while serving the finest in Italian cuisine. Popular Sunday Brunch where you will find a variety of egg dishes served along with many Italian favorites and Specialty drinks, Margaritas, Champagne Mimosas, Bellinis and Bloody Marys.
  • Pop Diner, 3600 McKinney Ave. Ste 150, [14]. One of the few 24 hour diners in Uptown, known for their happy hours, food, and 80's decor.
  • Shinsei, 7713 Inwood Road, +1 214-352-0005, [15]. Up-and-coming restaurant and sushi bar run by Tracy Rathbun and Lynae Fearing, wives of Dallas Super Chefs Kent Rathbun and Dean Fearing, features a creative Asian fusion menu. Chef Casey Thompson was a Top Chef Season 3 finalist and fan favorite.
  • State & Allen, 2400 Allen St., 214.239.1990, [4]. A place for a quick cocktail, or impeccably prepared food accompanied by a selection from an impressive wine list.  edit
  • Velvet Taco, 3012 N Henderson Ave, , +1 214-823-8358, [16]. A taco joint known for their unusual tacos such as a roasted pork banh mi taco. Open until 4am on weekends.
  • The Mecca Restaurant, 5815 Live Oak St., 214-352-0051, [5]. Diner known for their ginormous cinnamon rolls.  edit

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The area bound by Haskell on the north, Woodall Rogers Freeway on the south, Turtle Creek on the west and Central Expressway on the east is where Dallas' beautiful people go to see and be seen. Trendy to the nth degree, this neighborhood contains very upscale fashionable clubs. Some of the hottest clubs, Medici, the Candleroom, and Sense are private. If you want to check out one of these places be sure to go with someone that is a member or have a concierge call ahead for you. Wish and Republic are also cool nightspots, with no membership required. No shorts, jeans, team jerseys, tennis shoes, or flip-flops.

  • Candleroom - 5039 Willis Ave., Tel.214-370-4155
  • Medici [17] - 2404 Cedar Springs Rd., Tel.214-855-0202
  • Republic Restaurant and Bar [18] - 2922 N Hall St., Tel.214-740-1111
  • Sense - 3001 N Henderson. Tel. 214-370-4445
  • Wish Ultra Lounge - 3001 Knox St Ste 210, Tel.214-389-5723
  • The Nodding Donkey, 2900 Thomas Ave, 214.922.8898, [6]. A casual place to drink beer and eat some good southern style food with your friends.  edit

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  • Dallas Texas Hostel, 2807 Bachman Drive, +1 214 352-4991, [19]. Beds start at $20 per night.



  • Stoneleigh Hotel & Spa - 2927 Maple Avenue, Tel: 800.921.8498. [20]. This newly renovated luxury boutique hotel in Uptown Dallas is an historic property that is a staple of the Uptown Dallas neighborhood. This unique property features a skyline penthouse, Bolla Modern Italian restaurant, a full-service spa, top-of-the-line accommodations, and it's a "stone's" throw from the American Airline's Center.
  • Hotel Zaza - 2332 Leonard St., Tel: 800.597.8399, [21]. A luxury hotel located in the Business, Arts, and Entertainment District of Uptown Dallas. This boutique hotel features a variety of concept suites, meeting and wedding facilities, luxury day spa, and dining and nightlife spaces.
  • The Mansion on Turtle Creek, 2821 Turtle Creek Blvd., Tel (214) 559-2100, [22]. This five star luxury hotel near downtown Dallas offers guest room and suite accommodations, fine private dining, meeting space and wedding facilities, and complimentary Lexus luxury sedan service.
  • The Metropolitan Club, 2300 Leonard Street, Tel (214) 202-9383, [23]. Luxury, uptown Dallas condominiums featuring one and two bedroom units, each offering upgraded amenities and access to a fitness center, rooftop pool & lounge, day spa and fine dining restaurant.


Internet cafes[edit]

  • Coffee Haus, 6411 Hillcrest Ave., 214-521-5282. Near SMU. The first hour of internet use is free with beverage purchase.
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