It’s been a bizarre winter (read: there really wasn’t one) in Dallas, but in just a few weeks, Spring will officially make its arrival. The bluebonnets are already starting to bloom, and so are some of Dallas’ most exciting forthcoming eateries.
From Michelin-approved Mediterranean fare to a good ol’ biscuit sandwich, put these seven exciting restaurants on your radar in the coming months.
Revolver Taco Lounge
Who: Regino Rojas, owner of the original Revolver Taco Lounge in Fort Worth
What: This Fort Worth to Dallas expansion has made Eater’s most anticipated list a few times and has been through a few changes (remember Purepecha?) but now it appears as if the arrival of Revolver Taco Lounge is imminent. When it does finally make its debut, Revolver will serve up those ridiculously good tacos alongside super-fresh offerings from a brand new ceviche bar.
When: Per Central Track, “in a few weeks.” Maybe by the end of March?
Where: Deep Ellum
Who: Smoke & Mortar, the restaurant group behind popular suburban eatery The Table. Ray Skradzinski (The Table) will serve as executive chef.
What: A continuation of Skradzinski’s farm-to-table obsession, IdleRye will serve a menu of small plates, pastas, and housemade sausages, all influenced by Skradzinski’s Polish upbringing and his co-owners’ Louisiana roots. A menu of Prohibition-era cocktails will also be on offer.
When: Spring 2017
Where: Deep Ellum — 2826 Elm Street
Who: The mind behind the “small plates” trend, Andres’ is the most high-profile chef to land in Dallas since Wolfgang Puck.
What: A moderately-priced Mediterranean eatery that recently scored a place in Michelin’s Bib Gourmand guide. The Dallas Cowboys may think they’re the brightest thing at The Star, but this Greek-Lebanese-Turkish cuisine may just steal the show.
When: Still no official opening date yet, but Zaytinya is expected to make its debut this spring when The Star officially opens.
Where: The Star in Frisco, the Dallas Cowboys’ massive new sports, dining, retail, and entertainment district.
Who: Harder Concepts (The Mucky Duck, Addison Ice House, Scruffy Duffies) and Chef Patrick Stark, the former Sundown at Granada executive chef and food TV star.
What: In an attempt to bring a “mini Sixth Street vibe” (in reference to Austin’s famous bar district) to Plano, the bar-nightclub-restaurant will serve up tapas, craft cocktails, and wine in a “trendy, plush” setting.
When: Spring 2017
Where: 5800 Legacy Drive
Who: Sidiclei Demartini, who honed his steak skills with 20+ years of experience in working for Fogo de Chao in both South America and Dallas.
What: It’s a little confusing, but Corrientes 348 is an Argentinian-influenced steakhouse that hails from Brazil. The restaurant currently operates multiple locations (including outposts in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro) in South America, but the Dallas location will be the first stateside Corrientes 348.
When: Late spring 2017
Where: The former Stephan Pyles space on Ross in Downtown. Construction is currently underway to revamp the iconic space.
Rise Biscuits & Donuts
Who: Local franchisee Dax Ferguson will open this beloved North Carolina breakfast spot, founded in Durham in 2012.
What: Rise is pretty self-explanatory. Look forward to creatively-flavored pastry (think creme brulee and pineapple-basil doughnuts) and biscuit sandwiches topped with Buffalo fried chicken, roasted pork loin, and more.
When: Early April 2017
Where: Allen’s Stacy Village Shopping Center
Who: The crack team behind Henderson Ave’s Gemma, husband and wife duo Chef Stephen Rogers and front-of-house whiz Allison Yoder.
What: The power duo’s second restaurant, Sachet will serve up Mediterranean fare that isn’t quite as hard on your wallet as its more upscale sibling. Look forward to more casual (and affordable) fare alongside a selection of equally budget-friendly and approachable wines.
When: No official opening date has been set, but look for Sachet to arrive in late spring or early summer 2017.
Where: The Shops at Highland Park, near TJ’s Seafood and Carbone’s.