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Accolades and Press for Gemma


Nominated for Outstanding Hospitality!

GEMMA is honored to join the following American restaurants in this prestigious category:
Crawford and Son, Raleigh, NC; Lula Cafe, Chicago, IL; Melba’s, New York, NY; Woodford Food & Beverage, Portland, ME


New Restaurant of the Year, The Dallas Morning News (2014)

"Impressing us for more than a decade." — Texas Monthly

“One of the most appealing dining destinations in the city.” — The Dallas Morning News

"If it's been a minute since you've been to Gemma, it's time to go back."— Eater Dallas

"A Dallas favorite and one of our most consistently good restaurants." — D Magazine

“Ten years later, Gemma remains a cozy constant along Henderson Avenue — and one of the best restaurants in Dallas.” — Paper City Dallas

“The cocktails are uniquely delicious and the wine list is imaginative, inspiring and affordable.  Seasonal menus never disappoint—every dish is phenomenal.” — Forbes

“The restaurant is comfortably chic, and the food is nothing short of spectacular.” — USA Today 10Best


"Hot List: 9 great steak frites restaurants in Dallas-Fort Worth," Dallas Morning News, June 1, 2024

"Lucia, Gemma, and Petra & the Beast Are Dallas' James Beard Award Finalists," D Magazine, April 3, 2024

"Three James Beard finalists are from Dallas," Axios, April 3, 2024

"James Beard Finalists Include 2 Dallas Chefs and 1 Restaurant," Dallas Observer, April 3, 2024

"3 Dallas restaurants and chefs could still win James Beard Awards in 2024," Dallas Morning News, April 3, 2024

"These Dallas Restaurants and Chefs are 2024 James Beard Award Finalists," Eater Dallas, April 3, 2024

"Hot List: 15 great date-night spots in Dallas, just in time for Valentine's Day," Dallas Morning News, Feb. 1, 2024

"All the DFW Restaurants and Chefs Named James Beard Award Semifinalists for 2024," Eater Dallas , Jan. 24, 2024

"Is There Media Consensus on Dallas' Best Restaurants? (No)," D Magazine, Jan. 11, 2024

"10 Great Dallas Restaurants Worth Circling Back to in 2024 — Mainstays that Never Disappoint," Paper City Dallas, Jan. 10, 2024

"Here Is the Optimist's Argument that Dallas Is Building a Better Food Scene from the Ground Up," D Magazine, Dec. 18, 2023

"Here’s a Taste of the New, Bistro-fied Gemma," D Magazine, Dec. 7, 2023

"10 Years Later, Gemma Remains a Cozy Constant Along Henderson Avenue — and One of the Best Restaurants in Dallas," Paper City Dallas, Sept. 8, 2023

"French-inspired Gemma will remodel the restaurant to better reflect the Knox-Henderson area," Lakewood Advocate, Aug. 31, 2023

"15 Restaurants Making Dallas a Decidedly Foodie City," Forbes, April 9, 2019 

Dallas' Top 10 Restaurants,” The Daily Meal, Sept. 29, 2017

"Leslie Brenner's 12 favorite (not best, but favorite!) Dallas restaurants," Dallas Morning News, Sept. 8, 2016

The Dallas Fort Worth Area's 5 Best Places to Dine," CBS Texas, April 8, 2016

Gold Standard: These 10 stellar restaurants are the Best in DFW,” Dallas Morning News, March 6, 2015

"Gemma 'Now Deserves Four Stars,' Says Brenner," Eater Dallas, March 6, 2015

Gemma evolves nicely, with sharper cooking and a terrific late-night menu,” Dallas Morning News, March 5, 2015

Less is More at Gemma," Southlake Style,” March 3, 2015

Where to Eat Now 2015: Last year’s 10 best and brightest new restaurants,” Texas Monthly, Feb. 2015

"Texas Monthly Declares Gemma, Knife, San Salvaje, Le Cep Amongst Best New Restaurants," Eater Dallas, Jan. 7, 2015

"How Gemma Boss Allison Yoder Keeps Things Cool at One of Dallas' Hottest Restaurants," Dallas Observer, Jan. 7, 2015

The Best in DFW: Best New Restaurants 2014,” Dallas Morning News, Dec. 2014

"Restaurant Review: Gemma," D Magazine, Apr. 22, 2014

"Distinguished Drinker: Allison Yoder of Gemma," D Magazine, Aug. 15, 2014

Gemma Chef-Owner Stephen Rogers Talks Sustainability and Surviving on Henderson," Dallas Observer, March 25, 2014

"Stephen Rogers & Allison Yoder Talk 1 Month at Gemma," Eater Dallas, Jan. 22, 2014

California duo gives Dallas a Christmas present with new Gemma restaurant,” CultureMap Dallas, Dec. 16, 2013