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Where to Eat in Dallas Right Now

The Hottest New Restaurant Openings

BY // 11.13.17

Editor’s note: The Dallas restaurant scene is constantly changing, with new hotspots, must-try places and major culinary events coming along on a daily basis. Even the most dedicated eater can have trouble keeping up with all the new Dallas restaurants.

But don’t worry, PaperCity will keep you up-to-date on the hottest Dallas eats.

Overeasy, Bourbon & Banter at The Statler

The Statler’s upscale, farm-to-table inspired diner, Overeasy is now serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu, designed by culinary director Graham Dodds, includes a 5 Way Deviled Egg Flight, Bavette Steak & Eggs, Cornmeal Dusted Catfish and Banana Cream Pie. The all-day spot has a gourmet coffee bar with counter seating, a patio overlooking Main Street Garden, and brunch-worthy cocktails like the Proud Mary, featuring a poblano green tomato Bloody Mary mix.

The hotel’s second concept to open is Bourbon & Banter, an underground speakeasy where a password is “required” to enter. The cocktail lounge boasts an extensive library of hundreds of bourbons and whiskeys. Handcrafted cocktails are inspired by the space’s past life as a 1960s beauty salon, taking clever names like The French Twist (bourbon, Amaro Nonino, tea infused aperol and lemon) and the Pompadour (bourbon, vanilla tincture, angostura, Diplomatico Excluciva and brulee). The lounge also serves small plates and snacks.

Zoli’s NY Pizza

Dallas pizza lovers have been patiently awaiting the return of Zoli’s NY Pizza since the original restaurant shuttered in February 2016. The wait is finally over – Zoli’s bigger and better than ever second location is now open in Addison.

The beloved pizza joint has expanded to a full-service restaurant and bar, with new menu additions like pastas, sandwiches and appetizers.


The Cedars now has a restaurant entirely dedicated to the grilled cheese sandwich. Aptly named Melted, the eatery offers the sandwich in its purest form as well as inventive takes such as “Blaise N’ Chicken” with buffalo chicken, mozzarella and celery and carrot slaw. There’s house-made sauces for dipping, and, of course, tomato soup.

Bun Stop

Deep Ellum’s late-night food scene just got a major upgrade. Acclaimed restaurant Junction Craft & Kitchen has a new street food cart called Bun Stop. The bao cart is serving fluffy steamed buns on Fridays and Saturdays from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m.

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