Are these trending Dallas restaurants on your radar?
Wondering where Dallas's insiders are eating and drinking? It's easy to spot lines out the door, but some underlying trends are harder to see.
We took a data-driven look at the question, using Yelp to discover which eateries have been getting a notable increase in attention this month.
To find out who made the list, we looked at Dallas businesses on Yelp by category and counted how many reviews each received. Rather than compare them based on number of reviews alone, we calculated a percentage increase in reviews over the past month, and tracked businesses that consistently increase their volume of reviews to identify statistically significant outliers compared to past performance.
Read on to see which spots are extra cool this spring.
Open since February, this bar, which offers burgers, barbecue and more, is trending compared to other businesses categorized as "Bars" on Yelp.
Citywide, bars saw a median 2.5 percent increase in new reviews over the past month, but Maple Landing saw a staggering 215.4 percent increase, maintaining a healthy 4.5-star rating throughout.
Located at 5855 Maple Ave., Suite 190, in Love Field, Maple Landing offers brunch options like biscuits and gravy, pancakes and omelets as well as salads, brisket entrees and burgers for lunch and dinner. (Check out the website for a full line of offerings and more information.)
Whether or not you've been hearing buzz about M Streets's Alamo Club, the cocktail bar and New American spot, which offers burgers and more, is a hot topic according to Yelp review data.
While businesses categorized as "Burgers" on Yelp saw a median 2.8 percent increase in new reviews over the past month, Alamo Club bagged a staggering 107.7 percent increase in new reviews within that timeframe, with a slight upward trend from a four-star rating a month ago to its current 4.5 stars.
Open at 1919 Greenville Ave. since February, Alamo Club offers weekend brunch options such as the skillet with potatoes, pastrami and peppers; breakfast tacos with egg; and french toast. Stop by after 5 p.m. for dinner choices like the bacon cheddar burger; seared snapper with asparagus; and New York strip steak. Thirsty? A variety of alcoholic libations are on offer. (Check out the website for both menus.)
Knockout Sports Bar
Lake Caroline's Knockout Sports Bar is also making waves. Open since April 2018 at 2212 W. Northwest Highway, the sports bar and traditional American spot has seen a 28.9 percent bump in new reviews over the last month, compared to a median review increase of 2.7 percent for all businesses tagged "American (Traditional)" on Yelp. Moreover, on a month-to-month basis Knockout Sports Bar's review count increased by more than 1,100 percent.
There's more than one hotspot trending in Dallas's traditional American category: Doc B's Restaurant + Bar has seen a 11.8 percent increase in reviews.
Knockout Sports Bar offers burgers, pizza, wings and more, as well as a variety of beers and signature cocktails. (Here's the menu.) Over the past month, it's seen its Yelp rating tick down from 3.5 stars to three stars.
Oak Lawn's Namo is the city's buzziest cocktail bar by the numbers.
The sushi bar, cocktail bar and Japanese spot, which opened at 3699 McKinney Ave., Suite 300, in September 2018, increased its new review count by 19.7 percent over the past month, an outlier when compared to the median new review count of 3.6 percent for the Yelp category "Cocktail Bars." It outperformed the previous month by gaining 7.5 times more reviews than expected based on past performance.
Namo offers a variety of sushi menu options as well as both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to pair with your fare.