10 Fancy Restaurants in El Paso Where You Can Dine in Style

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Anson Eleven

Serving Up Some of  the Finest New American Cuisine in El Paso

303 N Oregon St | Downtown | anson11.com

Haven’t decided how fancy you’re feeling? Anson 11 has you covered. This two-story restaurant nestled in the heart of downtown provides two distinct experiences -- a fancy, fine dining restaurant upstairs and a somewhat more relaxed bar space downstairs. Regardless of which option you choose, you’ll be treated to delicious food and amazing drinks, so you really can’t go wrong!

Locals love the fun, elegant decor -- you can tell from the moment you walk through the door that you’re in for an elevated evening. Enjoy dinnertime delicacies like Wagyu beef, lobster, and lamb or stop in on the weekend for unbeatable brunch and amazing Bloody Marys.

 “One of my favorite restaurant in El Paso. The ambient, the food and the view are are breath taking. I reserved a window seat on the second floor for the beautiful view of the El Paso downtown. You can see the Plaza Hotel across from the street. On to food, everything I have eaten were complex in flavors. I enjoyed them very much.” - Yelp Review

Get a GiftYa digital gift card to Anson Eleven by following the link!

Park Tavern

Superior Surf, Turf, Burgers, and Brunch in the Heart of Downtown

204 E Mills Ave | Downtown | parktavernelpaso.com

Lots of fancy restaurants aren’t open all day -- they just open their doors for dinner reservations -- but that’s not the case with Park Tavern El Paso. This restaurant opens at 11AM Monday through Friday, so you can enjoy a fancy meal in the afternoon if you choose.

Whether you’re looking for a full-service fancy meal, a quick bite before the next stop on your night out, or an evening out with the family, Park Tavern delivers. With a dedicated kids menu, you can enjoy a fancy steak dinner or an upscale burger and rest assured there will be plenty of options to keep your little ones satisfied.

“I had a great experience here. It has a great relaxing atmosphere. The lighting is dimmed at night and it makes for a great place to hangout or go on a date.” - Yelp Review

Get a GiftYa digital gift card to Park Tavern in El Paso by following the link right HERE!

Mi Piaci Restaurant

Some of the Fanciest, Freshest, Most Authentic Italian in El Paso

5411 N Mesa St | El Paso | mipiaciep.com

Mi piaci means I like in Italian… and man, do we like what Mi Piaci is serving up! Opened in 2005 by renowned Italian chef Cosimo Battaglia, Mi Piaci has been impressing El Pasoans for almost two decades with a diverse array of authentic Italian options. 

This restaurant truly has something for everyone: 1855-branded steaks, some of the freshest seafood in Texas, and even mouthwatering options that cater to vegan and gluten-free dietary restrictions. At Mi Piaci, it’s easy to escape into the European elegance of Battaglia’s exquisite flavor combinations… all without leaving El Paso!

 “The service was great, the safety precautions taken by the staff were well handled and the food was worthy of the gods. The chef came to greet the clients dining at the restaurant, a good gesture and chance to compliment him.” - Yelp Review

Mi Piaci in El Paso accepts GiftYa digital gift cards and you can grab one by following this link

Entrecôte & Co.

Enjoy the Flavors of France Right Here in El Paso

5825 N Mesa St | Crestmont | entrecotebistro.com

If an Italian escape isn’t your style, you can leave El Paso behind and step into a fabulous French dining experience when  you walk through the doors of Entrecôte & Co in Crestmont. French cuisine is world-renowned for its classic flavors and fancy flourishes, making Entrecôte & Co the perfect option for a fancy dinner right here in Texas.

Celebrate an anniversary, a birthday, or any other special event in style. With an expansive wine list, a fully-stocked (not to mention beautiful) cocktail bar, and upscale furnishings throughout the building, an evening out at Entrecôte & Co is one you won’t forget!

 “The atmosphere was fantastic. And the food was even better. I highly recommend the sea bass. Great food, great service, will go back again.” - Yelp Review

Entrecote doesn’t offer GiftYa digital gift cards just yet, but check back soon because we are always adding new restaurants and attractions in El Paso!

Thirty 5ive Tavern & Grill

Your Traditional Fancy Steakhouse (ft. Some Creative Cocktails)

10420 Montwood Dr | Vista Del Sol | thirty5ivetavernandgrill.com

When people talk about finding a fancy restaurant, the first thing that springs to mind is finding an upscale steakhouse. The leather seats, the mahogany wood paneling, the crystal accents and dramatic lighting… it’s all the trappings of elegance that elevate an otherwise ordinary evening out to something outstanding.

Thirty 5ive Tavern and Grill is one of El Paso’s best options if you’re looking for a great steak. The drinks are creative but reasonably priced, the waitstaff knows their stuff, and the appetizers and entrees are cooked to perfection. 

“Great bar crowd with friendly folks, curious how this out-of-towner had found their favorite local gem of a restaurant.

Fun and energetic bartenders on a busy Friday night serving-up reasonably priced drinks with a smile and some friendly banter.” - Yelp Review

You can’t get a digital GiftYa gift card to Thirty 5ive Tavern & Grill at the moment but be sure to check back soon as new stores and fancy restaurants in El Paso are added all the time!

West Texas Chophouse

Premium Steak + Premium Service… Without the Premium Pricetag

1135 Airway Blvd | East El Paso | westtexaschophouse.com

Texas has its own way of doing things, and its fancy restaurants are no exceptions. If you want some of the finest quality steak available without the stuffy fixings of a “fancy” restaurant, West Texas Chophouse is your place. Here you’ll find a comfortable but elevated atmosphere and real, Texas-sized portions of food -- not expensive bite-sized portions sitting in some sauce.

This modern steakhouse is the new standard of fancy food in town, offering a variety of premium wet and dry-aged steaks for an affordable price.

“Excellent! Went there with my family and had an awesome first experience. The management team is on the ball and we highly recommend Gilbert as your server, this place is truly an El Paso treasure.” - Yelp Review

Unfortunately the West Texas Chophouse  isn’t one of the fancy restaurants in El Paso participating with GiftYa just yet, but check back soon cause they might be any day now.

The El Paso Club

Serving Up Fancy Fare in El Paso Since 1964

201 E Main St | Downtown | theelpasoclub.com

If you want to upgrade your evening plans, finding a restaurant with incredible city views is a great way to go, and that’s just what you’ll get at The El Paso Club. Located in the heart of downtown, this fancy restaurant offers jaw-dropping views of the El Paso skyline and the Franklin Mountains beyond -- definitely try to stop by for dinner service around sunset for a gorgeous view of the sky.

Locals love the fancy fare at The El Paso Club, particularly their large assortment of dessert options. Whether your sweet tooth has you craving cake, cheesecake, cookies, or something else entirely, The El Paso Club will make sure you leave satisfied.

“Impeccable service by the staff. Marcelo and his crew always go above and beyond to ensure that drinks are on hand, plates are full, coffee cups don't sit there empty and you don't want for anything.” - Yelp Review

Right now you aren’t able to get a GiftYa digital gift card to The El Paso Club but check back because there’s more fancy restaurants, stores, and attractions in El Paso added all the time.

Taft Diaz Feast and Libations

Casual Fine Dining with Innovative Offerings and International Flavors

209 N Stanton St | Downtown | stanton-house.com

Open for breakfast and dinner, Taft Diaz is making waves in El Paso’s fine dining scene. With a casual atmosphere and fancy flavors, locals have loved feasting at Taft Diaz since its opening in 2018. 

Taft Diaz is named in honor of an October 1909 luncheon between American President William Howard Taft and Mexican President Porfirio Díaz during which important discussions were held and key decisions were made. According to Taft Diaz, their name “serves as a testament that great things can flourish when you welcome others at your table.”

“Excellent and stylish restaurant in the beautiful, new Stanton Hotel.  Love the menu, fresh ingredients and chef preparation.  

The soup and salads were outstanding.  For main I enjoyed the tacos and my daughter had the chicken. All delicious.” - Yelp Review

There aren't any GiftYa digital gift cards available for Taft Diaz as of the date of this writing, but there might be now! Be sure to check GiftYa itself for all the gift cards available in El Paso.

The Melting Pot - El Paso

Have a Fun and Fancy Night Enjoying Flavorful Fondue

8889 Gateway Blvd | El Paso | meltingpot.com

Tired of traditional dining experiences? Try something new! Fondue isn’t just a delicious dinner option -- it’s a fun experience, too! Perfect for date night, an evening out with friends, or fun with the whole family, a dinner at The Melting Pot is one you won’t soon forget.

 “Dine with an experience! This is an amazing restaurant. Fun for the entire family. Great tasting good, very friendly staff.” - Yelp Review

As always we’re busy adding new fancy restaurants and attractions in El Paso to GiftYa all the time but you can’t get one for The Melting Pot just yet, but check back soon.

Ambar Restaurante 

Modern Mexican Cuisine in a Delightfully Art Deco Space

106 W Mills Ave | Downtown | ambarelpaso.com

Nothing says “fancy” quite like the stunning lines, warm colors, and luxurious textures of Art Deco-inspired decor. Beyond its beautiful architecture, the bar at Ambar Restaurante boasts the largest agave spirit collection in North America and the kitchen turns out delicious, upscale Mexican cuisine that the whole family can enjoy.

“It's the fanciest newest place in town. This is actually my third visit but the first two visits were the soft opening and then a dinner presentation with a limited menu.

All the food here was perfectly hand crafted, unique, and delicious. The flavors, aromas, and textures are unforgettable.” - Yelp Review

The Ambar Restaurante isn’t accepting GiftYa digital gift cards just yet, but check here for all the GiftYa available in for fancy restaurants in El Paso.

There you have it -- some of the best places to go if you’re looking for a fancy restaurant in El Paso. Don’t see your favorite upscale spot on the list? We’re always excited to find new spots! Just leave us a comment below with your recommendations for the best fancy restaurants in town, and we’ll be sure to check it out!

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