I'm going to pitch two of my favorite, perhaps obvious, choices- but for reasons beyond their ridiculously good food. These two establishments win the award for kicking decor. Both have totally different styles, but appeal to the same crowd (people with good taste).
In no particular order, I present to you: "Bishop Art's Best Dressed"
Bolsa- If this restaurant were a person, it would be Diane Kruger. Beautiful, low key, never one to disappoint, and definitely too cool & cultured to be in my neighborhood. The scene is chill, but not schlep. The food is beautiful, but simply done. The crafty brown paper table covering, probably made from the restaurant's namesake (bolsa is Spanish for "bag"), brings the tone down from stuffy to pleasant. Think clean lines, a little bit of industrial, & fresh ingredients simmered in culture with a dash of LA patio dining.
Tillman's Roadhouse- This place makes you proud to be a Texan. The decor is simply enchanting. Light wood walls with ceiling length drapes of extravagant tapestry are lit by a long row of Venetian chandeliers. It succeeds at marrying the dramatic & rustic without leaving you overwhelmed. I'd like to think Tillman's is where all of Dallas' Cattle Barons lunch. It's utterly Texas chic.
And as I do love my truffles, the welcoming popcorn drizzled with truffle oil awaiting you on your table will keep me coming back for more.