Where The Locals Explore: 5 Places To See In West Village
So you’re in town for work and you’ve got just enough time to squeeze in a meal and some sight-seeing - where do you go? Well hopefully that’s why you’re reading this article, because we’re about to hook you up. Take notes: Dallas...Uptown Neighborhood...West Village. (Fun fact, even if you’re not a busy business traveler you will still thoroughly enjoy Uptown’s West Village offerings - just so we’re clear.)
Located in the north end of Uptown lies the West Village shopping, dining, and entertainment district. West Village is located just five minutes north of downtown Dallas and east of Love Field Airport. Whether you’re seeking high-end boutique shopping, the Dallas food and bar scene, or want to catch a quick movie, West Village has you covered. Check out five of our favorite West Village destinations!
Cork Wine Bar
Let’s cut straight to the drinks - sometimes after a long day of meetings all you want is to wine-down the day in a relaxing atmosphere. Cork Wine Bar stocks over 350 varieties of wines and an extensive collection of craft beers - stop for a glass and take a bottle back with you, or stay a while and sample the signature appetizers, cheese, and chocolate pairings.
Fancy yourself some Turkish coffee, Moroccan tea, or hookah on the patio? Silky Lebanese hummus, home-made baba ganoush, and we haven’t even made it to the mains yet; fire-grilled kebabs, shawerma, kebbeh, Moroccan wings. Finish the whole thing off with baklava and stuffed dates.
Max’s Wine Dive
If you’re looking to knock dinner and drinks out in one fell swoop, Max’s Wine Dive is a great option. Max’s dishes up “‘gourmet comfort food and spectacular wines from around the world.” Their signature dish, Max’s Famous Southern Fried Chicken is jalapeno-buttermilk battered, fried “slow and low” and served alongside mashed potatoes, collard greens, and Texas toast. Slow-braised pot roast, salisbury steak, and beer-battered fish ‘n chips round out this comfort food paradise.
Magnolia Theatre & Bar
Looking for a little entertainment to round out your stay in Dallas? Landmark Theatres’ “The Magnolia” offers a full bar and a state-of-the-art movie-going experience just steps from everything in West Village. If you’re looking to unwind with some entertainment, The Magnolia is the place to go.
Public School 214
Stay in school, they said. Well they were right - and we highly recommend you get educated at Public School 214. Lunch, Brunch, Dinner - whatever your meal-time, Public School 214 has options. Start off with a chorizo mac & cheese appetizer, then try a hand-tossed pizza, prime flat-iron steak with truffle butter, or the temptress stout short ribs. Wash it all down with a spectacular variety of draughts and drinks. Whatever you choose, you’ll be full - and arguably smarter than when you arrived. It pays to stay in school.
Need a little retail therapy or grabbing a quick gift for someone back home? West Village has an incredible variety of boutique and high-end luxury shopping. From J. Crew to Brooks Brothers, Kendra Scott Jewelry to Eric Apparel, there’s retail options for your every need: Click for map & retail list