Without neighborhood restaurants, the ice water-chugging and pickle-eating contests that determine mayoral runoff elections would have to be held at fast-food chains––this, of course, is illegal. Celebrate homemade flavor in a legal election space with today’s Groupon. For $20, you get $40 worth of chic, upscale American food with a distinctly Texan twist at Hector’s on Henderson, located in Knox-Henderson.
Declared one of Dallas’ Best Neighborhood Restaurants by D magazine in 2008, Hector’s on Henderson is owned by Hector Garcia. Born in Cuba, Hector grappled his way up America’s greasy chain of culinary command before settling in as benevolent overseer of his namesake restaurant, which boasts a menu full of fresh, exciting American cuisine. Like the color of a hallucinating chameleon, the menu changes every so often to keep adventurous eaters guessing, but a variety of current small plates serve well as shared appetizers or as bargaining chips in a tense but friendly dinner fare-trade session. Try the avocado for a cross-culinary synthesis of lobster, Wisconsin cheese, and cilantro cream ($13.50) or drop lamb-chop lollipops into Texas chimichurri sauce to taste a more savory version of the classic sticked candy ($16). Big plates such as the pan-seared sea bass with white cheddar risotto ($35.50) or the grilled Angus beef burger––served with spicy garlic fries and spread with a bed of caramelized onions ($10)––fulfill Sam Houston’s historic imperative to “go big or go home, where you can get big with the help of protein milkshakes and self-help audio books.”
Hector’s on Henderson lulls diners into a waking food-dream with its calm, elegant vibe and warmly lit interior. Additionally, musically inclined dinner guests can enjoy live performances by Dallas jazz musicians, whose tranquil, nonintrusive melodies never trick you into ordering a dessert you didn't want. Head to Hector’s for a relaxing, romantic evening with your better half or ditch your better half in favor of your best half, who never complains about the caviar or sticks you with the check.
- Neighborhood secret, jewel, mouth sensation! Owner and head chef came by to say "hi," to talk food and the Dallas food scene. – ddcallahan, TripAdvisor
- This our second time to dine at Hector's. The food and service are outstanding. Enjoyed having Hector stop by our table for brief chats. – OpenTable reviewer who dined on 11/20/2010
2929 N Henderson Ave.
Dallas, Texas 75206Get Directions