From a Brazilian-inspired restaurant to a rooftop garden oasis, these are five new Dallas restaurants that should currently be on your radar.
Meridian at The Village (Opening May 11)
5650 Village Glen Drive (The Village Dallas)
This highly-anticipated restaurant from chef Junior Borges (The Joule, FT33) has been in the works for a couple of years now, but it’s finally opening its doors. One of 12 new dining concepts at the massive apartment village, Meridian is the crown jewel of the ever-expanding entertainment district. It’s set to serve “contemporary American food with live-fire cooking and Brazilian-inspired dishes,” the website notes. Dishes include pastas, whole roasted chickens, whole grilled octopus, and Wagyu New York Strip.
Etta (Opening in 2022)
2203 Commerce Street
According to The Dallas Morning News, Michelin-starred chef Danny Grant (Monarch, Kessaku) is bringing Etta, his Chicago-based hospitality group What If Syndicate’s neighborhood-style concept, to the East Quarter in 2022. A wood-fired Italian restaurant, — it sounds like Monarch, but is much less upscale — it’ll serve pizzas and pastas. “The restaurant will be two stories and 11,000 square feet, with a second-floor patio,” the DMN notes.
RH Rooftop Restaurant
3133 Knox Street
Now open on the third floor of RH Dallas, the Rooftop Restaurant and Garden offers a European garden-inspired open-air space with retractable glass walls, fountains, and a view of the Knox District you can’t find anywhere else. The menu includes staples like truffle grilled cheese, a gem lettuce salad, lobster roll, and an elevated take on the RH Burger.
1920 McKinney Avenue, Suite 100
Opening in the former Water Grill spot, this Plano-based Texas kitchen is set to debut on June 1. It first opened at Legacy West in 2017 as a sibling to The Ranch at Las Colinas, and immediately became a go-to spot for brunch and dinner. It was recently named one of the “100 Best Brunch Restaurants in America” by OpenTable. The restaurant has an array of steaks, as well as Texas-inspired plates including pork chops, snapper, short rib, and smoked fried chicken. The new, one-story space is huge with multiple private dining areas, a massive bar in the center of the main dining room, and an outdoor, covered patio that features a retro trailer (which will also serve as a dining area). Besides the extensive whiskey program and tastings, Haywire Uptown will feature a wine from every country in their giant wine cellar.
Hudson House (Las Colinas)
5904 N. MacArthur Boulevard
Vandelay Hospitality’s Hudson House is expanding once again — this time to Irving. This fall, the fourth location of the East Coast-inspired restaurant will open in a former Taco Diner space in Las Colinas. You’ll soon be able to get your oysters, martinis, and the famous Hudson House cheeseburger at a North Texas location outside of Dallas, as the first three are in Addison, Highland Park, and Lakewood.