After a busy summer, this fall continues the onslaught of new restaurant openings — and it starts this week with Shake Shack’s arrival on September 1. Also in the works are the metroplex’s first dedicated Udon bar, a popular Austin export, and artisanal toasts. Add these 7 highly-anticipated restaurants to your fall dining radar.
Location: McKinney & Pearl
Details: After a long wait, this NYC-based burger chain officially makes its Dallas debut this week. In addition to Danny Meyer’s classic menu of burgers and shakes, you’ll find Dallas-inspired burgers topped with Pecan Lodge sausage, concretes made with Emporium Pies, and plenty of Dude, Sweet Chocolate.
Projected opening date: September 1
Toasted Coffee + Kitchen
Location: 5420 Ross Ave
Details: Dallas’ first toast-focused restaurant will hit Lower Greenville later this year. Sweet (like PB&J) and savory (avocado, duh) toasts will (obviously) dominate the menu, but no official details on what exactly this trendy menu will entail have been released as of yet.
Projected opening date: Fall 2016
Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse
Location: 2323 Olive
Details: In a move that’s more than two years in the making, legendary Dallas meat temple Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse will head to shinier pastures in Uptownearly this fall. The menu will likely not change too much, but the shiny new digs will provide a decidedly updated atmosphere.
Projected opening date: Early Fall 2016
Uptown Urban Market
Location: 2600 Cedar Springs Road
Details: Originally expected to open in August, Uptown Urban Market is still in the works. Look forward to grab-and-go fare from Chef Tiffany Derry, coffee & pastries from La Duni, Fireside Pies, and cocktails from the mixologists behind Truth & Alibi.
Projected opening date: Fall 2016(?)
Location: 1520 Greenville Ave.
Details: An Austin export, Haymaker’s focus is on comfort fare and excellent craft beers. Construction is still underway on the Lower Greenville location, but it won’t be long before you’re able to dig into poutine and a pint on the patio at Haymaker.
Projected opening date: Early September 2016