Fire-roasted lasagna and a butcher’s reserve steak—this could be the best main course pairing ever and an over-the-top way to experience the 49th-floor Italian-meets-steakhouse restaurant atop The National. The building also houses Thompson Dallas (hint-hint: great for a post-dinner staycation). Views from Monarch are nothing short of breathtaking (request a seat by the window when making your reservation for one of the most spectacular views of Downtown from Downtown) and the indulgent food experience matches the sights. If you’re out to impress and money’s not an object, opt for The Royale, an over-the-top chef’s tasting menu where each course is a complete surprise—and an utter delight. Pro tip: Take your final cocktail to the 50th floor where a skywalk gives you even more views of the great city of Dallas.
Fine dining for large groups can be a challenge, especially when there’s an incredible view in the mix and a chef with two Michelin stars. But Monarch makes it easy with reservations available for up to nine people at a table (it has really fun round tables that make conversation a breeze) or you can contact the events person for groups larger than ten. Because the more people you invite, the more dishes everyone can share. (Hint: Make sure to get the Fire-Roasted Lasagna Diane and one of the Butcher’s Reserve Steaks. It’s a surprising-yet-awesome pairing).
How to book: Reserve a table online via SevenRooms.