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Dallas’ 10 Best New Restaurants for August — Where to Eat Right Now

From a Major Comeback to Breakfast Muffin Mania to Social Clubs

BY // 08.01.19

Editor’s note: The Dallas restaurant scene is constantly changing, with new hotspots, must-try places and major food events coming along on a daily basis. Even the most dedicated foodie can have trouble keeping up. Don’t worry, PaperCity has you covered.

Dallas has been exploding with new restaurants opening for summer, so we narrowed down the list to the absolute best to make it a little bit easier to choose where to go next. From a Dallas chef’s comeback bistro and breakfast muffins to roast beef and casual seafood, there’s a lot to try.

Here are Dallas’ 10 Hottest Restaurants for August:

Nosh Bistro

8611 Hillcrest Avenue, Suite 100

Chef Avner Samuel has set the opening date for his grand reintroduction into the Dallas culinary world. Nosh Bistro will open on August 13, with reservations already available on Resy. We wrote about Samuel back in June and he revealed that a lot will be different than in the previous Nosh iterations.

At the time, he touted new menu items such as Wagyu Kobe burgers, seared divers scallops and ravioli as a few dishes he was planning to cook. It looks like he’s added on a ton more Mediterranean cuisine options since then. The official dinner menu includes Avner’s Original Tortilla Soup, Braised Short Rib, Roasted Lamb Shank and Za’atar Crusted Ahi-Tuna.

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There’s also an extensive sweets menu with Cardamom Star Anise Flan, Sumac Doughnut Holes, Persian Peach a la Plancha, and much more.

Family Thais Asian Bistro

208 N. Market Street, Suite 150

New to the West End, Family Thais was opened by husband and wife Jab and Tony Street. Native to Thailand, Jab was trained to cook at home and since moving to the United States, she has worked at Toy’s Cafe and Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse. Tony is the owner of Y.O. Ranch.

The Thai menu includes noodles, fried rice and specialties like pineapple curry and Pad Ka Pow. For appetizers, there are fresh rolls, dumplings, satays, fish cakes and more. They also make bahn mi wraps, soups and salads. As a unique twist, Family Thais makes crepes, waffles and shakes as well.

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A new Thai restaurant, Family Thais, has popped up in the West End. Photo by Allison David Photography

Hungry Belly

2818 N. Fitzhugh Avenue

Asian restaurant Hungry Belly just opened up at the intersection of Fitzhugh and Bennett Avenues. Their comfort food menu includes everything from ramen, noodles and rice to bento boxes and bowls, burgers and tacos, sushi and sashimi, and more.

On top of that, Hungry Belly serves pork belly fries, various Korean dishes, and Pocky Sticks for dessert. Bulgogi, Korean marinated beef, is used in burgers and tacos. Kimchi fries with cheese are also available.

Three Egg Muffins

3607 Greenville Avenue

The newest breakfast joint on the block, Three Egg Muffins serves savory and sweet muffins and coffee drinks. Founder Don Whun Lee created a twist on the classic muffin, with whole eggs baked into them.

Savory muffin options include ham and mozzarella, bacon and cheddar and maple sausage. And as for sweet, they’ve got strawberry cream cheese, Oreo cookies & cream cheese, and banana nut. For coffee, there are pour-overs, lattes and cappuccinos.

Eastside Social

1928 Greenville Avenue

The newest rooftop bar in Lower Greenville, Eastside Social is now open. From Laurel Concepts, which also owns Laurel Tavern and Wah Wah Room nearby, Eastside opened its rooftop bar first and will be followed by a restaurant and arcade bar next.

The specialty is sandos, fried chicken sandwiches served either hot, ranch or cold. They’ll also serve wings, fries, fried pickles and coleslaw. Desserts will be your classic Hostess Twinkies and Ding Dongs for two bucks. Nothing’s getting to0 fancy here.

Well, except for maybe the frozen cocktails like The King Bee. Boozy snow cones, offered in flavors such as Tiger’s Blood, blue raspberry and Pina colada, will also be available for $6.

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Sandos are all the rage at Eastside Social.

Top Round

4800 Bryan Street

This California-based quick-serve roast beef sandwich shop opens on August 3 in East Dallas. A casual and nostalgic restaurant, the space has an indoor-outdoor bar, walk-up window, and live music. All of Top Round‘s roast beef and chicken sandwiches are all-natural.

Popular choices are the Horse & Hole with slow cooked roast beef, roasted mushrooms, horseradish cream, and Provel cheese, and the Wizz Burger with house-made cheese wizz, caramelized onions, chef sauce, lettuce and tomato. The favorite chicken sandwich is the Buffalo. Order a side of dirty curly fries and a frozen whiskey coke and you’ve got yourself a throwback meal.

12 Cuts Brazilian Steakhouse

18010 Dallas Parkway

Later this, 12 Cuts Brazilian Steakhouse plans to open its doors in North Dallas. The Churrascaria style restaurant will focus on blending a traditional Brazilian steakhouse with elements of Argentinian cuisine.

The decor will be warm, neutral and open. In addition to the main dining room, there will be an indoor bar with communal seating. Prime cuts of meat include Picanha (Top Sirloin), Costela (Bone in Ribeye), Bife Ancho (Ribeye), Filet Mignon, Frango (Chicken), Cordeiro (Lamb), and more. There will also be a salad bar, specialty sides and homemade desserts.

BCD Tofu House

1050 E. Trinity Mills Road, Carrollton

California-based BCD Tofu House chose Carrollton for its first Texas location. The Korean restaurant is located in one of North Texas’ most happening spots for Asian food and also has easy access from Dallas near President George Bush Turnpike.

Focused on tofu soup, BCD serves an assortment of flavors. They have original with beef or pork, assorted with beef, shrimp and clam, seafood, kimchi, Korean Tripe (small intestine), dumpling, soybean paste, and vegetable. There are also entrees, such as bulgogi, boneless pork rib, chicken teriyaki, bibimbap and more.

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The Mild Assorted Soon Tofu Soup at BCD Tofu House. Courtesy of BCD

Sidecar Social

5100 Belt Line Road, Suite 401

Sidecar Social is another national eatertainment complex that will open this month in Addison. August 19 to be exact. The 20,000 square foot space features food, drinks, live music, karaoke and games. Shuffleboard, foosball and pingpong are a few of the games you can partake in.

As for food, the scratch kitchen will feature dishes like burgers, wood-oven grilled flatbreads, mac & cheese, salads, kabobs, chicken & waffles, salmon and steak. Two main bars serve cocktails like an Italian 76 and Elderflower Paloma, wine and beer.

The Crab Station

2813 Commerce Street

Deep Ellum now has its very own Crab Station. A casual destination for seafood, the restaurant took over the former Planet Sub location. Other Crab Station locations in Dallas include Walnut Hill and Preston Road. The Crab Station is family owned and currently only in Texas with hopes for expansion.

Everything is made from scratch, including boiled seafood like crawfish, crab legs, lobster and whole octopus. Or you can get your seafood fried and order the Bayou catfish, lobster crunch roll, or jumbo Gulf shrimp. There’s also a gumbo bar and oyster bar. Add on a side like sweet potatoes, dirty rice, or Cajun potatoes and end with the chef’s bread pudding with bourbon sauce.

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