10 Dallas Restaurants Serving Your Favorite Fall Flavors
The pumpkin spice latte is sometimes viewed as the first sign of fall and has been available at Starbucks for nearly a month. But this ubiquitous cafe isn’t the only game in town, lattes aren’t the only way to celebrate cooler weather, and pumpkin isn’t the only flavor that brings that fall vibe.
If you’ve been expecting sweet treats, game day snacks, hot drinks, celebrations, or elegant meals made with seasonal ingredients, now is the time to find the fall flavors you crave at these Dallas restaurants.
Bisous has a lot of goodies for Halloween.
Courtesy of Bisous Bisous Patisserie
Bisous Kisses pastries
3700 McKinney Ave., # 150 (Uptown)
Pumpkin spice laths and pumpkin crumble muffins are now available at Bisous Bisous Pâtisserie. More autumn treats are on the way. Satisfy your sweet tooth with pumpkin spice parfaits, dark chocolate pecan tarts, pumpkin spice macarons and maple brown sugar lattes.
S’mores is the seasonal cake of the moment, and summer’s lemon meringue cruffin is soon to be replaced with an as-yet-unannounced fall flavor. Later in the season, expect blood orange eclairs and macarons, as well as other Halloween-themed goodies.
Open Monday to Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for takeaway and roadside pickup.
4503 W. Lovers Lane (Northwest Dallas)
Seasonal vegetables always play a leading role in the Celebration Restaurant.
“Our menu varies from day to day as we choose products that are at their peak freshness in season,” says company president Shannon Galvan.
Turkey and the dressing are top sellers in the family-run restaurant from October to December, and the dish is already making its first appearance in the changing daily specials. During the holiday season, customers can also take home a feast from the Celebration Market of cajun-roasted or rosemary-roasted turkey on all sides.
Open Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for roadside takeaway and limited dinner. 11 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. and Friday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday 11:30 am to 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm; Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8.30 p.m.
Buffalo Chicken Cheese Dip.
Eatzis Market & Bakery
3403 Oak Lawn Ave. (Oak Lawn); 5600 W. Lovers Lane (North Dallas); 6025 Royal Lane, No. 208 (North Dallas) with additional locations in Fort Worth, Grapevine and Plano.
At Eatzi, the focus in autumn is on football. A matchday menu is offered every Friday, Saturday and Sunday throughout the football season.
You can start with the Buffalo Chicken-Cheese Dip appetizer and move on to fried chicken wings, empanadas with chicken and green chilli, or Wagyu beef slides with allspice cheese. Other options include Shiner Bock Chili and Chili Cornbread Casserole.
Open daily 8am to 8pm at Preston Royal and 8am to 9pm daily on Oak Lawn and Lovers Lane for takeaway and roadside collection.
Elm & good
2551 Elm St. (Deep Ellum)
Elm & Good debuted at the Pittman Hotel last month and is ready for fall with Chef Graham Dodds.
“I’m so excited about the fall – the cooler weather really got me in that mode,” says Dodds, although he acknowledges that sometimes the first fall appearance in Texas is just a clue.
Even so, Dodds is preparing for the season with changes to the menu. First there is a pork schnitzel, which is served with frisee, lemon, capers and kale.
“It comes with delicata squash, one of my favorite autumn ingredients. I think it’s great that you can eat the whole pumpkin, the skin and everything, ”says Dodds.
Guests who crave autumn flavors can also look forward to pozole with heirloom hominy and a braised short rib, served with carrot and potato puree, confit heirloom carrots and a fresh parsley salad. Dessert lovers will want to try the Kabocha Squash Cobbler.
Another highlight is a special accompaniment to the Bavette steak. It is served with French onion soup in a roasted and hollowed out onion with melted Gruyere.
“It’s going to be pretty decadent,” says Dodds. “I imagine guests cutting open the onion and pouring out the sauce to sip with the steak.”
Open Tuesday through Saturday from 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm for terrace meals and limited dinners.
314 N. Bishop Ave. (Bishop Arts District); 2708 Main St. (Deep Ellum); 107 S. Tennessee St., McKinney
Autumn cakes are back on the menu at the Emporium. His Drop Dead Gourdgeous has a gingerbread crust that is filled with spicy pumpkin pudding and takes you into a world in which there are 70-degree temperatures and multi-colored falling leaves every day.
Other time-limited seasonal flavors include a banana cream pie, buttermilk pie, and honey and peanut butter pie.
Open Sunday to Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. to take away; Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. (until 11 p.m. in Bishop Arts and McKinney). Local delivery and nationwide shipping are also available.
3636 McKinney Ave., No. 190 (Uptown); 8060 Park Lane, No. 105 (Noth Dallas); additional locations in Allen, Grapevine and Irving.
The seasonal menu at Grimaldi’s always brings a new specialty, and this fall’s offering is a Buffalo Chicken Pizza. The toppings include chicken breast, Frank’s red hot sauce, mozzarella, Gorgonzola crumble, and celery.
For dessert there is caramel and apple cheesecake, which you can use to celebrate autumn. Grimaldi’s fall favorite menu also includes a wedge salad and chocolate cheesecake.
Open daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. The Uptown location is open until 11:00 PM on Fridays and Saturdays. Delivery is via DoorDash, Grubhub and Uber Eats.
Lakewood Brewing Co.
2302 Executive Drive, Garland
Beer lovers know that fall brings some coveted flavors, and Lakewood Brewing has several options to tempt your taste buds. A brew, Punkel, with all the pumpkin pie spices but no real pumpkin, has been available since August.
The brewery will also be releasing a new beer every Friday through October. September 25th brings us a draft-only release of the sweet and malty dark German lager Darktoberfest.
Open Wednesday and Thursday from 3pm to 9pm; Friday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The pumpkin old fashioned
Courtesy of the Mansion Bar
The Mansion Restaurant in the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek
2821 Turtle Creek Blvd. (Oak lawn)
Fine dining with a seasonal flair has a long history at The Mansion, and this year is no different. From September 29th, guests can enjoy a main course of grated venison and the mocha affogato dessert by confectioner Jacquelynn Beckman.
“This game dish is perfect to enjoy in the cooler fall months in Dallas,” says Chef Sebastien Archambault. “The juniper berries, ground and rubbed on the tender local venison, give it a unique taste. Paired with sour and sweet fermented quince, the nutty taste of chestnuts and the richness of Pipian Rojo sauce, this dish is full of autumn flavors. ”
Seasonal cocktails are also on the menu at The Mansion Bar. The tequila fig with blank tequila and fig with ginger and cinnamon is available now. On October 1st, a pumpkin is old-fashioned with homemade pumpkin bitters.
“The Old-Fashioned Pumpkin is very similar to a traditional Old-Fashioned, but with a touch of autumn glow spice,” says bartender Danny Caffall. “You won’t be overwhelmed by the bitter pumpkin. Rather, the touch of pumpkin complements the roasted caramel of the bourbon and expresses itself when you exhale and provides a warm and calming autumn feeling. “
Open Tuesday to Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Thursday to Saturday from 6 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. Also open daily for breakfast, Monday to Friday for lunch and Saturday and Sunday for brunch.
5360 W. Lovers Lane, No. 220 (North Dallas)
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The pumpkin soufflé is an annual favorite in the rise soufflé restaurant and is back for the fall. You won’t see it on the full menu and you won’t be able to order a take-away soufflé, but now if you’re ready to have dinner, this cinnamon and nutmeg pumpkin masterpiece has long been a top Dallas dish.
Open daily 11am to 9pm for roadside take away (limited menu) and limited dinner.
3018 Greenville Ave. (Lower Greenville)
If you’re over pumpkin spice, this charming lower Greenville cafe has some appealing options for you. Window Seat offers sweet potato latte, apple chai-der and tres leches iced coffee. Try some apple bread with your hot drink for the whole autumn morning.
Open to take away and limited from Tuesday to Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
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