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The list: These 99 restaurants will sell dinner for a good cause at DFW Restaurant Week in August

North Texans can make reservations starting July 12.

DFW Restaurant
Restaurants that participate in DFW Restaurant Week tend to be finer-dining establishments, like steakhouses and modern American restaurants. The 2021 list includes Al Biernat’s, Del Frisco’s and YO Ranch Steakhouse, as expected. But it also includes some newer and more casual eateries, like Windmills brewery in The Colony, El Patio Tex Mex in Lewisville, and the restaurants inside Eataly at NorthPark.(Tom Fox / Staff Photographer)

By Sarah Blaskovich

DFW Restaurant Week is back on the calendar in 2021.

The popular foodie event did take place in 2020, but the number of participating restaurants was smaller than in previous years and the starting date was later than usual.

The 2021 version of DFW Restaurant Week reads more like the events in pre-pandemic years. Restaurant Week will kick off Aug. 6 with about 100 restaurants in Dallas-Fort Worth offering special menus throughout much of August. Fixed-menu dinners are priced at $39 or $49 per person (which fluctuates because of the quality and price of the ingredients). Two-course lunches cost $19 per person.

The annual event, now in its 24th year, gives a 20% cut from each meal to two local charities, North Texas Food Bank and Lena Pope.

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Here’s a list of the restaurants where you can make reservations in 2021:

DFW Restaurant Dinner
Diners should call each restaurant directly or use the online reservation system to book a table. Here’s the scallop ceviche tostadas from Billy Can Can in Dallas, a DFW Restaurant Week participant.(Ben Torres / Special Contributor)
  • 12 Cuts Brazilian Steakhouse in Far North Dallas
  • 3Eleven Kitchen & Cocktails in Dallas’ West End
  • 400 Gradi in downtown Dallas
  • Al Biernat’s — on Oak Lawn Avenue and Spring Valley Road
  • Arthur’s in Addison
  • Asador in Dallas
  • B&B Butchers in Fort Worth
  • Billy Can Can in Dallas’ Victory Park
  • Bistecca in Lewisville
  • Bonnell’s in Fort Worth
  • Bulla Gastrobar in Plano
  • CityWorks — in Frisco and Fort Worth
  • Classic at Roanoke
  • Corrientes 348 in downtown Dallas
  • Culpepper Steak House in Rockwall
  • Dee Lincoln Prime in Frisco
  • Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House in Uptown Dallas, Fort Worth and Plano
  • Del Frisco’s Grill in Uptown Dallas, Fort Worth, Plano and Southlake
  • Dragonfly in Hotel Zaza in Uptown Dallas
  • Ebesu Robata and Sushi in Plano
  • El Bolero in Dallas’ Design District
  • El Patio Tex Mex in Lewisville
  • Enrique Tomas in Dallas
  • Fachini in Highland Park
  • Fire Oak Grill in Weatherford
  • Fixture Kitchen and Social Lounge in Fort Worth
  • Fogo de Chao in Addison, Plano and Uptown Dallas
  • Grace in Fort Worth
  • Hawthorn in downtown Dallas
  • III Forks in Frisco
  • Il Pastaio inside Eataly at NorthPark Center in Dallas
  • Jalisco Norte in Dallas
  • Javier’s in Uptown Dallas
  • Kirby’s in Southlake
  • Kona Grill in Plano and inside NorthPark Center in Dallas
  • La Pizza & La Pasta inside Eataly at NorthPark Center in Dallas
  • Lavendou in Dallas
  • Lawry’s in Dallas
  • Mac’s on Main in Grapevine
  • The Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas
  • Melting Pot in Addison and Fort Worth
  • Mercury Chophouse in Arlington
  • Mexican Bar Company in Plano
  • Monica’s Tex Mex Cantina in the Cedars in Dallas
  • Morton’s The Steakhouse in Uptown Dallas
  • Moxies in Uptown Dallas, Plano and Southlake
  • Musume in the Dallas Arts District
  • Next Bistro in Colleyville
  • Nick & Sam’s Steakhouse in Uptown Dallas
  • Niwa Japan BBQ in Deep Ellum
  • Nonna in Highland Park
  • Oak in Dallas’ Design District
  • Oceanaire in Galleria Dallas
  • Overeasy in the Statler in downtown Dallas
  • Pakpao Thai in Dallas’ Design District
  • Piccolo Mondo in Arlington
  • Primo’s Mexican Kitchen in downtown Dallas, North Dallas and Uptown Dallas
  • Randy’s Steakhouse in Frisco
  • Restaurant 506 in Arlington
  • Rise in Fort Worth
  • Salum in Uptown Dallas
  • Sfereco in Lewisville and in the Statler in downtown Dallas
  • Silver Fox in Fort Worth and Richardson
  • Sloane’s Corner in downtown Dallas
  • St. Martin’s Wine Bistro on Lower Greenville in Dallas
  • Stirr in Addison and Dallas
  • Stock & Barrel in Oak Cliff
  • Table 13 in Addison
  • Terra inside Eataly at NorthPark Center in Dallas
  • Texas de Brazil in Addison, Fort Worth and Uptown Dallas
  • YO Ranch Steakhouse in Dallas’ West End
  • Tommy Bahama in Plano
  • Toro Toro in Fort Worth
  • Tulum near Highland Park
  • Twigs American Kitchen in Grandscape in The Colony
  • Wicked Butcher in Fort Worth
  • Windmills in Grandscape in The Colony
  • Yardbird Southern Table & Bar in Uptown Dallas
  • Yellow Rose Steak & Chophouse in Flower Mound
Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House
Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House will participate in DFW Restaurant Week, like it has for decades.(David Woo / Staff Photographer)

For many, DFW Restaurant Week is an opportunity to taste a restaurant’s “greatest hits” dishes and to help a charity along the way. Restaurant Week also tends to bring bigger crowds to dining rooms all around North Texas — which can feel like a bit of a foodie frenzy, in some cases.

Many diners choose to visit a fine-dining establishment during DFW Restaurant Week, and depending on the place, dinner priced at $49-per-person could be a deal. The event includes restaurants of all cuisine types.

Interested foodies can sign up for tables starting on July 12, which they call Reservation Day. In some years, seats to new or very popular restaurants go quickly.

DFW Restaurant Week is not actually a week: Preview weekend is Aug. 6-8 and the official start is Aug. 9. Restaurants can then choose to extend their menus and fixed pricing through Sept. 5. And many do.

Trisha Cunningham, president and CEO of the North Texas Food Bank, notes that DFW Restaurant Week helps two causes: it funnels money into restaurants that likely struggled during the pandemic, and it supports two local nonprofits.

“DFW Restaurant Week is the ideal way to celebrate the North Texas dining scene and support our community,” she says in a statement.

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Some restaurants will also choose to offer their food to-go, an effort that first started last year during the coronavirus pandemic.

Story originally written June 30, 2021 and updated July 12, 2021 with the list of DFW Restaurant Week participants.

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