2021 Star Restaurants Announced

2021 STAR RESTAURANT - ANNOUNCED
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The delicious results are in! Last summer North Texans dined out for a cause with DFW Restaurant Week 2021 presented by your Metroplex Cadillac Dealers, raising $428,516 in charitable donations benefiting the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) and Lena Pope. The campaign also generated much needed business for local restaurants during pandemic recovery and is recognizing top participation with the announcement of its annual DFW Restaurant Week Star Restaurant Awards presented by Beef Loving Texans (Texas Beef Council).

Nearly 100 restaurants around the Metroplex participated in DFW Restaurant Week 2021, donating 20 percent of the price of each prix fixe lunch or dinner purchased. Restaurants in the Dallas area raised $302,039 for NTFB, and Tarrant area restaurants raised $126,477 for Lena Pope in Fort Worth.

“We want to extend our sincere gratitude to both the restaurants and diners who took part in DFW Restaurant Week at such a pivotal time. The campaign meals purchased across the Dallas area helped the Food Bank to in turn provide more than 906,000 meals for neighbors in need,” said NTFB President and CEO Trisha Cunningham.
“We are looking forward to this summer’s DFW Restaurant Week 25th anniversary, celebrating two and a half decades of dining out and doing good in our community!”

DFW RESTAURANT WEEK STAR RESTAURANT AWARDS 2021 | DALLAS AREA

The following restaurants are recognized as the DFW Restaurant Week Star Restaurants 2021 for the Dallas area, shown in order of largest charitable donations to NTFB:

1. Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse – Dallas
2. Terra (Eataly)
3. La Pizza & La Pasta (Eataly)
4. Al Biernat’s – Oak Lawn
5. Fachini
6. Al Biernat’s – North
7. The Oceanaire Seafood Room
8. Table 13
9. The Mansion Restaurant
10. Morton’s The Steakhouse
11. Nonna
12. Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse – Plano
13. Lawry’s Prime Rib
14. III Forks
15. Silver Fox Steakhouse – Frisco
16. Tommy Bahama
17. Del Frisco’s Grille – Plano
18. Il Pastaio (Eataly)
19. Bulla Gastrobar
20. Lavendou Bistro

DFW RESTAURANT WEEK STAR RESTAURANT AWARDS 2021 | TARRANT AREA

The following restaurants are recognized as the DFW Restaurant Week Star Restaurants 2021 for the Tarrant area, shown in order of largest charitable donations to Lena Pope:

1. Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse
2. B&B Butchers & Restaurant
3. Rise No. 3
4. Bonnell’s Fine Texas Cuisine
5. Mac's on Main
6. Del Frisco’s Grille - Southlake
7. Kirby's Steakhouse
8. Silver Fox Steakhouse
9. The Classic at Roanoke
10. Grace

“The community support for both local restaurants and our mission has been especially impactful over the past few years as we all continue to grapple with the ongoing impacts of the pandemic,” said Lena Pope CEO Ashley Elgin, Ph.D. “Tarrant area diners and restaurants can take heart in knowing that every delicious DFW Restaurant Week meal has helped Lena Pope meet the increasing demand for mental health services and support for children and families in our community.”

DFW Restaurant Week Star Restaurant AWARDS 2021 | Newbie of the Year

These first-time restaurant participants demonstrating extraordinary enthusiasm and support were chosen by DFW Restaurant Week for its 2021 Newbie of the Year Award:

Dallas Area | Supporting NTFB |
Eataly: Terra, La Pizza & La Pasta, Il Pastaio 

Tarrant Area | Supporting Lena Pope |
Wicked Butcher 

DFW Restaurant Week is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2022. The campaign will officially run the week of Aug. 8 – 14, with many restaurants taking part in preview weekend and/or extending participation through Sept. 4. Further details on the special anniversary campaign will be announced this summer. For the latest updates, be sure check out DFWRestaurantWeek.com and follow us on social media.