Top 5 Restaurants In Dallas For Offsite Dinners

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Dallas is definitely a foodie destination and one you shouldn’t miss out on. In today’s spotlight episode, Andy McNeill and Todd Bludworth share their top 5 favorite restaurants in Dallas for offsite dinners perfect for your next group incentive travel! From classic fried chicken to sushi, they’ve got you covered. Dallas’ cosmopolitan developments only expanded its culinary offerings, making it a great place to explore fun cuisine even during a business trip. If you’re ever in the area and don’t know where to start your food adventure, this is the episode for you!


Andy McNeill and Todd Bludworth are travel and hospitality entrepreneurs and owners of the global meetings organization, American Meetings, Inc. From sourcing hotels to corporate event management around the world, their team selects corporate event venues and meeting planners for a wide array of enterprise business clients, providing ideas for convention themes and strategies for running global meetings and events. Learn more at

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Top 5 Restaurants In Dallas For Offsite Dinners

Dallas is home to some of the best Southwestern cuisine and is proof you don’t always have to go far to get good filling food, even during a business trip. Here is Andy McNeil and Todd Bludworth’s list of their top five go-to restaurants in Dallas for offsite dinners perfect for your next group incentive travel!


Fearing’s Restaurant

First up is the father of Southwestern cuisine, Chef Dean Fearing’s Restaurant. It is located at the luxe Ritz-Carlton hotel, where you can enjoy a hearty meal with a beautiful dining experience. Dean is a James Beard Award winner and an author of a bestselling cookbook. His restaurant has been named Restaurant of the Year, Table of the Year, and ranked number one for hotel dining in the US. What more could you ask for? They have fantastic food options that will surely satisfy your cravings for Southwestern food.



The Knife restaurant in Dallas is owned by up-and-coming cook John Tesar dubbed by Anthony Bourdain as the single most talented cook he has ever worked with. He’s made a name for himself in the Dallas food scene with a James Beard nomination under his belt and appearing in Bravo TV’s Top Chef. His restaurant boasts multiple private dining venues and a menu complete with salads, tartare, pasta, burgers, seafood, and the classic steak. The Knife is the perfect venue for small intimate meetings or just a private dinner with your staff.


Mexican Sugar

Looking for a destination with a detour? Mexican Sugar might just be the place. Located 20 minutes northwest of the city, where you can momentarily escape the hustle and bustle. Offering Mexican-style comfort food and traditional Hacienda design, it’s a great place to just enjoy and experience the cozy atmosphere. With wide space for traditional family dining, it’s perfect for both large and small groups. You can also enjoy the tequila library to wind down for some after-hours relaxation.


Lounge 31

Sushi cravings can get real, but you don’t have to worry about looking for a great sushi place. We have one picked out for you already! Lounge 31 is an upscale sushi restaurant located in the trendy Highland Park Village, a multi-story Mediterranean-style villa. The space offers unique dining rooms, private bars, and even an outdoor terrace to enjoy when the weather cooperates. The restaurant does not limit itself to seafood offerings with a diverse menu that includes chicken lettuce wraps and other options for those weary of seafood. If you’re looking to satisfy a seafood craving or just looking for a different flavor to spice up your business travels, this is a place to try out.



If you want to make the most out of your time in the South and really immerse yourself with some good old Southern comfort food, Haywire is the place for you. It has an amazing selection of classic favorites that include the traditional fried chicken, shrimp and grits, barbecue ribs and more. They provide a full Southern experience with traditional Texas décor. They also have dining options for small parties in vintage Shasta trailers, where you can dine privately with your group. It’s perfect for team gatherings and a guaranteed satisfying experience for your Southern food cravings.


These are just the top 5 that made it into Andy and Todd’s list for best offsite dinner restaurants here in Dallas. Plan your next group travel or business meeting here and have fun exploring the area and enjoying the local Southern cuisine and food offerings!


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