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What Were the Top Restaurant Newcomers of 2014?

Local food writers on the best new restaurants to hit DFW this year.

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What were the top restaurant newcomers in 2014?

Nancy Nichols, senior editor/critic at D Magazine: "Gemma and Casa Rubia."

Teresa Gubbins, dining reporter/senior editor at CultureMap Dallas and critic at "Knife and Oso Food & Wine."

José R. Ralat, blogger at Taco Trail and writer at Cowboys & Indians magazine: "Knife was pretty much tops for me."

Malcolm Mayhew, Star-Telegram restaurant reviewer and Fort Worth contributor at Eater Dallas: "Clay Pigeon, Pho & Grill, and Cane Rosso."

Mike Hiller, blogger at EscapeHatch Dallas and travel writer: "The city’s three best new restaurants of 2014 are Knife, Gemma and Stock & Barrel. Go to Knife if you want a modern take on steak; head to Gemma if you need a fix of California cuisine from the 80's, refreshed and modernized by chef-owner Stephen Rogers. Or split the difference and make your way to Stock & Barrel, chef Jon Stevens’ ode to good cooking and zero pretense."

foodbitch, blogger: "Gemma, Stock and Barrel, San Salvaje, Knife."

Whitney Filloon, editor at Eater Dallas: "I think Gemma, Knife, Blind Butcher, and CrushCraft all made big impressions. As a Deep Ellum resident, I'm thrilled to have the bigger and better Pecan Lodge in the neighborhood. And as far as bars go, I'm still pretty pumped about the arrival of Parliament and Midnight Rambler."