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Dallas’s Most Anticipated New Restaurants, Fall 2019

Get ready for Southern Italian fare, a new steakhouse, and more exciting new eateries

Kathy Tran for 400 Gradi
Amy McCarthy is a reporter at, focusing on pop culture, policy and labor, and only the weirdest online trends.

Dallas’s dining scene continues to thrive, and is finally (slowly) beginning to earn attention from national tastemakers. On the heels of one of the city’s eateries being named one of the country’s best new restaurants, the coming months bring even more exciting news for eaters in Dallas.

In the coming months, these much-anticipated newcomers will make their debuts, bringing everything from Southern Italian fare to top-notch Jamón Ibérico and swanky steaks. Without any further ado, scope out Dallas’s most anticipated restaurants, all expected to open their doors sometime this fall.


steamed clams
Vongale al tegamino, or steamed clams
Emily Loving for Partenope
  • Who: Italian chef and former Cane Rosso pizzaiolo Dino Santonicola, who teamed up with his wife and hospitality industry veteran Megan Santonicola for Partenope.
  • What: A Southern Italian restaurant that will serve classic dishes like pizza fritta, timbaletto di melanzane (eggplant stuffed with pasta, tomato sauce, cheese, beef, sausage, and boiled egg), and ragu Nepoletano, along with Neapolitan-style pizza, fresh pastas and desserts like limoncello panna cotta.
  • Where: Inside the Titche-Goettinger building at 1901 Main Street, Suite 102 in Downtown Dallas
  • When: Late September or early October 2019

The Mayor’s House

The steps and exterior of The Mayor’s House in Oak Cliff
The Mayor’s House exterior in Oak Cliff
The Mayor’s House
  • Who: Acclaimed chef Graham Dodds, formerly of Hibiscus and the Statler Hotel’s restaurants, and property developer Jim Lake.
  • What: A casual restaurant in a historic space that will seat about 120 diners. While no menu has been published just yet for the “vegetable-forward” spot, Dodds has been teasing dishes for the restaurant for months, including Scotch eggs with jammy yolks, fish and chips, and whole-duck carnitas tacos topped with pickled onions.
  • Where: A historic Oak Cliff home formerly owned by 1930s Dallas mayor George Sergeant. Located at 635 North Zang Boulevard, the space has been renovated extensively to create multiple dining rooms and an expansive patio.
  • When: Originally expected to arrive sometime this summer, Dodds tells Eater that the Mayor’s House will open sometime in mid-October.

400 Gradi

400 Gradi dining room
The sleek dining room at 400 Gradi
Kathy Tran for 400 Gradi


A sketch of drake’s bar
A sketch of Drake’s dining room
Drake’s [Official Photo]

Unnamed Curtis and Luke Stone Steakhouse

Celebrity chef Curtis Stone in a white chef’s coat
Celebrity chef Curtis Stone
Photo by Paul Archuleta/Getty Images
  • Who: Celebrity chef and food TV personality Curtis Stone, known for his much-acclaimed Los Angeles restaurant Gwen, which he owns with his brother Luke. The duo partnered with restaurateur Stephan Courseau, who operates Le Bilboquet and Up on Knox.
  • What: Details are still pretty scant for this forthcoming spot, including a name, but it’s likely going to be pretty steak-obsessed and employ live-fire cooking techniques. The restaurant will also have an adjacent butcher shop, much like Gwen.
  • Where: 4514 Travis Street, in the space next door to Le Bilboquet in Uptown
  • When: “Later this year.”

Enrique Tomás

Thin slices of Jamon Iberico on a white plate
Rich, nutty Jamón Ibérico
Enrique Tomas [Official Photo]

More openings to keep an eye out for this fall:

A pepperoni pizza with jalapeno pesto and basil
So much pepperoni is en route to Fort Worth
Kathy Tran/EDFW

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