A Dallas hotel restaurant long revered for its romantic environs has earned a rather admirable spot among the 10 best U.S. restaurants: The French Room at The Adolphus ranks No. 9 on OpenTable's list of the 100 best restaurants in America 2014.
As with any list, the criteria must be considered. The restaurant reservation site analyzed more than 5 million restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 20,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The French Room is the only Texas restaurant in the Top 10, and only the first 10 of 100 are ranked.
Here is what OpenTable has to say about the French Room, a restaurant that consistently earns accolades nationally:
Editors at Bon Appetit, Gourmet, Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler and Fodor's have consistently included the French Room on their annual lists of superlative restaurants. The Zagat Survey of America's Top Restaurants ranks the dining room No. 1 for food, decor and service, and it's only one of nine restaurants in the United States to have achieved a near-perfect food score. Texas Monthly and D Magazine list the French Room among the best restaurants in Dallas. It is now the only dining room in Texas to hold the AAA Five Diamond Award. Guided by executive chef Marcos Segovia, whose culinary talents have earned him acclaim around the world, the French Room is an exceptional dining experience by any standard.
Says one diner who left a review, "We have been patrons here for 20+ years and it is always a special place to go and be spoiled."
As for the other 90 on this list, Texas claims only four spots, and these are not all fine-dining or non-chain spots: Camp Verde General Store and Restaurant in Camp Verde, Texas (northwest of San Antonio); Dai Due in Austin; Rafain Brazilian Steakhouse in Fort Worth; and Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar in Galveston.