The Dallas Design District Neighborhood Guide
Dallas’ Design District is an exciting community filled with creative people, delicious restaurants and luxury living. It’s both eclectic and upscale, with a mix of vintage stores, thrift shops, contemporary art galleries, and showrooms.
The Design District is a neighborhood just two miles northwest of Downtown that offers an abundance of unique experiences.
Here, you'll find antique shops, upscale art galleries, and high-end interior design showrooms, all located conveniently next to each other. Whether you're looking to buy an exquisite piece of art or have your home professionally designed, you'll find exactly what you need in the Design District.
If you're feeling peckish, the area also has plenty of dining and drinking options, ranging from intimate bistros to bustling breweries. With its array of activities and offerings, the Design District is the perfect destination for locals and visitors alike.
1632 Market Center Blvd, Dallas, TX, 75207
The Charles is a nightly eatery where Italian design and cuisine are interpreted through a Texas lens. Led by Dallas chef Chas Martin - affectionately known as The Charles himself - this sophisticated eatery serves up unique Italian fare that will tantalize your taste buds. From classic Italian dishes to special nightly menus, you'll be sure to find something to please everyone. And to complete your night, be sure to stop by Bar Charles for a bottle of bubbly and light snacks. You won't be disappointed with the upscale atmosphere and delicious cuisine at The Charles.
1628 Oak Lawn Ave #120, Dallas, TX, 75207
Pakpao Thai experience combines distinctive, challenging, and unique dishes with classic favorites. Thechefs draw inspiration from diverse regions of Asia using fresh and traditional ingredients.
Pie Tap Pizza Workshop & Bar
1212 Oak Lawn Ave #131, Dallas, TX, 75207
Pie Tap pizzas are made with fresh and flavorful ingredients, highlight of the menu. But that's not all - they also offer handmade pastas, salads, and sandwiches that are sure to please. For those looking for something special, the brunch menu features delicious breakfast pizzas that are out of this world. To top it all off, Pie Tap offers an impressive selection of wines and cocktails from their 35 taps. With so many amazing options to choose from, Pie Tap is the perfect spot for a night out with friends or a cozy date.
Mama’s Daughters’ Diner
2014 Irving Blvd, Dallas, Texas, 75207
For over six decades, Mama’s Daughters’ Diner in Dallas has been serving up traditional, home-style cuisine. Every day, the restaurant bakes their own pies, cornbread, and rolls that are sure to satisfy any appetite. The restaurant is known for its cozy atmosphere, friendly staff, and excellent food. Whether you’re looking for a quick bite or a leisurely meal, the classic diner is the perfect destination. Enjoy the delicious, classic recipes and the charming ambiance that has been enjoyed in Dallas since 1958.
1617 Market Center Blvd, Dallas, TX, 75207
Chef Nick Badovinus' latest restaurant, Town Hearth, is a unique and unforgettable experience, paying homage to The Beatles in a unique way. The focal point of the restaurant is an eye-catching yellow submarine that has been plunged into a fish tank in the middle of the dining room. Indulge in sumptuous beverages and delectable steaks beneath the illumination. Catch the bustling hubbub of the cooking area while you observe the crowd at one of Dallas' celebrated steakhouses.
1621 Oak Lawn AveDallas, TX 75207
Ascension Coffee is a fashionable café offering top-notch slow-brewed coffee, boutique wine, plus breakfast & snacks.
Texas Ale Project
1001 N Riverfront Blvd, Dallas, TX 75207
Texas Ale Project is a contemporary brewery concocting a variety of artisanal brews, featuring a taproom, excursions & melodic/live performances.
1621 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas, TX 75207
For the food lover in Dallas, Meddlesome Moth is the perfect spot to find something delicious - no matter what your diet is! With a menu that includes share plates, unique takes on traditional pub offerings, and entrées, there is something for everyone, including vegetarians, vegans, those on a keto diet, pescatarians, and eat-anythings. On the weekends, their delicious brunch offerings make this spot even more special. With the world's best beers to accompany the meal, Meddlesome Moth is an experience that is not to be missed. Whether you're looking for a casual meal out or a special occasion, Meddlesome Moth has something to tantalize the taste buds of all.
Arts & Culture
Residents embrace creativity, art and design in their everyday lives and, therefore, we would be remiss not to mention the endless supply of art available for viewing in the Design District. Many galleries are within walking distance of one another (especially on Dragon Street), so we suggest making a day out of it.
PDNB Gallery (Photographs Do Not Bend)
150 Manufacturing St #203 Dallas, TX 75207
The Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery is a stunning celebration of photographic art, featuring works from the early 1900's to today. On display are images crafted by both local and world-renowned photographers - meaning there truly something for everyone!
Samuel Lynne Galleries
1105 Dragon St., Dallas, TX 75207
Founded in 2008, Samuel Lynne Galleries combines the passion of artist JD Miller and entrepreneur Philip Romano's long-time dream to create a unique art destination in Dallas. With its state-of-the-art design and award winning selection, this premier gallery fosters an unforgettable experience for guests with its annual exhibition programming featuring creative conversations between avid collectors and experienced professionals within the contemporary art world.
Ginger Fox Gallery
155 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas, TX 75207
Discover the dynamic works of Ginger Fox and other acclaimed artists at Dallas' premier contemporary art gallery, Ginger Fox Gallery. See paintings that illustrate imagination in motion while exploring bold new artistic visions!
Why You’ll Love It
True to its name, the Design District boasts a truly impressive number of galleries and showrooms, naturally attracting a creative crowd. The restaurant scene is evolving and exciting, and there are plenty of great drink deals and happy hours to decompress in your neighborhood after work.
Why You Won’t
The Design District has a lot to offer in terms of culture, learning, and art, but if an active nightlife is number one on your priority list you may be better off in a neighborhood that’s more geared toward night owls.