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The Most Anticipated New Dallas Restaurants, Fall 2015

Where you'll be eating this fall.

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A Tim Byres concept is headed to NorthPark.
A Tim Byres concept is headed to NorthPark.
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Summer can't be over fast enough — and while we've probably got a while until the 100 degree temps are gone, at least there are plenty of hot new restaurant openings on the horizon. This season, brace for new concepts from major players like Matt McCallister, John Tesar, Tim Byres, and Phil Romano, plus plenty of Southern charm from Blythe Beck and Lisa Garza.

Here's where you'll be eating this fall:

18th & Vine

18th & Vine

Location: Oak Lawn
Major Players: Scott Gottlich
The Details: Opening a Kansas City-style barbecue place in the heart of brisket country is a pretty bold move, but husband and wife duo Matt and Kimi Dallman have fine-dining chef Scott Gottlich (of the former Bijoux) on the team. Expect traditional KC-style barbecue along with seasonal, composed dishes, plus an upstairs music venue called The Roost.
Projected Opening: Mid to late September

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Location: Downtown 
Major Players: Matt Ford
The Details: The next restaurant to hit the swanky Joule Hotel is inspired by 1950s and 1960s Italian cinema; how that, exactly, will translate into a restaurant is anyone's guess, but diners can expect "contemporary takes on nostalgic comfort classics," including brick-oven pizzas and handmade pastas, and plenty of wine, plus a sidewalk patio.
Projected Opening: Fall

Image credit: The Joule/Facebook


Filament Logo

Location: Deep Ellum
Major Players: Matt McCallister, Jeff Gregory
The Details: The FT33 chef and his general manager/wine guru are opening a second concept in the boomtown of Deep Ellum, in a building that used to be a 1900s machinist shop. No real menu details have been released as of yet, but McCallister has promised to "honor simply prepared ingredients of the South." (He has hinted that there will be a burger, however.) Expect craft beer on tap and seasonal cocktails, plus desserts by FT33 pastry chef Maggie Huff. 
Projected Opening: October

Image credit: [Photo: Filament/Facebook]


Madrina 250

Location: Highland Park
Major Players: Misery Loves Co. (Michael Martensen, Sal Jafar II, Jeremy Hargrove), Julio Peraza
The Details: The Misery Loves Co. boys are following up Proof + Pantry with French-Mexican fusion in the Shops at Highland Park. Expect refined dishes from former Komali chef Julio Peraza, like like lobster bisque en croûte with unusual-sounding "black jalapeno ash," plantain empanadas filled with braised oxtail, and duck confit enfrijoladas, plus a killer cocktail menu.
Projected Opening: Early September

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The Market @ Dallas Farmers Market

The Market Rendering

Location: Downtown
The Details: The long-awaited revamp of the former Shed 2 will include a plethora of new restaurants, including Taqueria La Ventana, Rex's Seafood, Nammi and Coolhaus, a coffee shop with kolaches, vegan fast food, and more. Shannon Wynne's Mudhen will also open at the DFM as a free-standing restaurant.
Projected Opening: October

Image credit: Dallas Farmers Market

The Mysterious Concept Above Uchi

Uchi 250

Location: Uptown
Major Players: Tyson Cole, Nilton Borges Jr.
The Details: The hottest opening of the year so far will soon spawn an upstairs sibling. Not much is known thus far, except that it's a brand new concept for the Uchi group and the menu will be overseen by chef Junior Borges.
Projected Opening: Late fall

Image credit: Kyla Davidson

Pink Magnolia

Casie & Blythe

Location: Oak Cliff
Major Players: Blythe Beck, Casie Caldwell
The Details: Kitchen LTO founder Casie Caldwell and former chef Blythe Beck are partnering on this Southern charmer, taking over the old Driftwood space on Davis. Expect indulgent dishes like chicken-fried ribeye, bacon-cheddar meatloaf, Maker's Mark banana pudding, and a cocktail menu heavy on the bourbon and whiskey.
Projected Opening: September 3

Image credit: Pink Magnolia

The Royale

John Tesar

Location: Plano
Major Players: John Tesar, Apheleia Restaurant Group
The Details: Great news for anyone who's been missing The Commissary, Tesar's ill-fated One Arts burger spot: He's partnering with the Pakpao/Oak/El Bolero owners on this new spot. Expect a plethora of different proteins from beef to lobster to salmon, plus a french fry and poutine station. 
Projected Opening: October

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Saint Rocco's

Saint Rocco's 250

Location: Trinity Groves
Major Players: Phil Romano
The Details: TG founder Phil Romano is partnered with Eatzi's corporate chef Jay Valley on this New York-style Italian restaurant, which Romano intends to be "a destination restaurant." Expect handmade pastas, roasted meats, and charcuterie.
Projected Opening: September 10

Image credit: Saint Rocco's

Shelby Hall

Lisa Garza

Location: Downtown
Major Players: Lisa Garza
The Details: The second restaurant from Sissy's fried chicken queen Lisa Garza coming to Elm Street's LTV Tower will showcase "modern regional cuisine focusing on the Mississippi Delta and Lowcountry" with a kitchen led by chef Patton Robertson, formerly of Five Sixty. Expect an oyster bar and a bourbon-heavy cocktail menu.
Projected Opening: October

Image credit: Elizabeth Lavin


Tacodeli 250

Location: Sylvan Thirty
The Details: One of Austin's most beloved taquerias will join the development where Ten Ramen and CiboDivino are already drawing crowds. Expect tons of taco options, such as a picadillo taco made with fancy Akaushi beef, a fish taco with garlic mojo sauce and guac, and a green chile chicken taco with crema and green onions.
Projected Opening: November

Image credit: Tacodeli/Facebook

The Theodore

The Theodore

Location: NorthPark Center
Major Players: Tim Byres, Chris Zielke, Chris Jeffers
The Details: The boys behind Smoke are headed to NorthPark, and the mall will never be the same. This multi-faceted concept with an "Americana" vibe will include a restaurant, a bar, an open-air bakery, and a patio serving fine cocktails, fancy toasts and other shared plates.
Projected Opening: Fall

Image credit: The Theodore

Whisk Crepes Cafe

Whisk Crepes Cafe

Location: Sylvan Thirty
Major Players: Julien Eelsen
The Details: A real live Frenchman is opening a tiny fast-casual creperie at the up-and-coming Oak Cliff development. Expect sweet and savory crepes, beer, wine, and cider, and interestingly enough, an interior by the designer who did Johnny Cash's Nashville home.
Projected Opening: September

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