The 7 Best BYOB Restaurants in DFW

By Farah Fleurima  |  June 11, 2014
Credit: Brian Hilson

There’s a thrill that comes from walking into a restaurant carting your own bottle of wine (not least because you save plenty of money). Let your oenophile flag fly at these seven BYO-friendly restaurants.

  • Credit: Brian Hilson

    Urbano Café

    Cuisine: Modern American
    Neighborhood: East Dallas
    Signature Dish: Melted-cheesy Caprese s’mores
    Perfect Pairing: A sangiovese juggles mild cheese and acidic tomato nicely.

    1410 N. Fitzhugh Ave.; 214-823-8550

  • Pho Envy

    Cuisine: Vietnamese
    Neighborhood: Park Cities
    Signature Dish: The Pho Deluxe, with brisket, flank steak, rare filet mignon shavings and beef meatballs
    Perfect Pairing: A Merlot plays well with the simple beef broth, but consider beer if you’ll be adding a ton of Sriracha.

    8611 Hillcrest Rd., #190; 214-987-1468

  • Peak & Elm Cocina Y Bar

    Cuisine: Mexican
    Neighborhood: East Dallas
    Signature Dish: Shrimp ceviche topped with avocado
    Perfect Pairing: Stick to whites like Pinot Gris and Vinho Verde. And note that on Fridays and at Sunday brunch, Peak & Elm serves complimentary cocktails, saving you the liquor luggage.

    132 N. Peak St.; 214-826-7617

  • ZENse Thai

    Cuisine: Thai
    Neighborhood: Las Colinas
    Signature Dish: Tom kha gai (classic coconut-based soup with chicken)
    Perfect Pairing: A dry Riesling suits the dish well.

    8600 N. MacArthur Blvd.; 972-401-0099

  • Bocce

    Cuisine: Italian-American
    Neighborhood: Oak Cliff
    Signature Dish: Pappardelle Bolognese
    Perfect Pairing: A tart and plummy Chianti is the classic pairing.

    244 W. Davis St.; 214-943-1714

  • Mumtaz Indian Restaurant

    Cuisine: Indian
    Neighborhood: Richardson
    Signature Dish: Goat curry (tender meat braised in spice-infused sauce)
    Perfect Pairing: Chardonnay’s fruitiness complements creamy curries.

    216 W. Campbell Road; 214-575-2100

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    20 Feet Seafood Joint

    Cuisine: Seafood
    Neighborhood: East Dallas
    Signature Dish: Lobster roll
    Perfect Pairing: A clean, refreshing rosé.

    1160 Peavy Rd.; 972-707-7442