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Reunion Tower will welcome a new restaurant in 2023.
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The Restaurants We’re Most Looking Forward to Eating at in 2023

News that Crown Block is coming to Reunion Tower turned a lot of heads

Courtney E. Smith is the editor of Eater Dallas. She's a journalist of 20 years who was born and raised in Texas, with bylines in Pitchfork, Wired, Esquire, Yahoo!, Salon, Refinery29, and more. When she's not writing about food, she co-hosts the podcast Songs My Ex Ruined.

Eater Dallas polled local chefs, journalists, and food influencers about their thoughts on the local food scene in 2022. We also asked them to look forward to 2023, and here are their picks for the not-yet-open places they’re excited to try.

What restaurant or restaurant-related debut are you most excited for in 2023?

Brian Reinhart, D magazine dining critic:

“I’m excited to see the Teppo space reimagined and reinvigorated for a new generation of great sushi. Jimmy Park from Shoyo is just the right guy for the job.”

DeQuilla Gennay, Da Foodie Baddie:

“I must admit that after reading the Eater Dallas article on Crown Block, I was immediately elated about this new restaurant being inside Reunion Tower. I dined previously when Wolfgang Puck’s Five Sixty restaurant was there. It was my first time in the tower [and iI was] amazed at how it continued to rotate on the inside. And another first, experiencing my first fancy, fine dining with my mom for a special dinner. It’s so memorable to me in many ways, so going back to experience its new offering is a no-brainer.”

Leslie Brenner, Leslie Brenner Concepts and James Beard Award winning author:

“I’m bursting with excitement about a new Italian restaurant coming to lowest Greenville this spring: Via Triozzi. As a consultant, I’ve been helping the owner, Leigh Hutchinson, with the project for three years now, and I couldn’t be more thrilled about what she and her family (it’s family-owned) will be offering there. The focus is fabulous handmade pasta, warm hospitality, and small-producer Italian wines with winning personalities.”

Rachel Pinn, Eater Dallas contributor:

Starship Bagels coming downtown in early January will be an awesome addition.”

Steven Doyle, craveDFW:

“Diana Zamora will be opening up her own pastry shop in East Dallas in 2023 called Nena Postreria that will be super exciting. She does amazing work at Cry Wolf.”

John Tesar, chef at Knife:

Knife Italian at the new Ritz Carlton in Las Colinas.”

Lily Kramlich-Taylor, Dallasites 101:

“I’m very excited for Anchor Bar from the Vandelay Team to open on Knox! Again, that area has been lacking in lounge-only offerings and I’m excited for more bars to continue to open in the area.”

Amy McCarthy, Eater staff writer and former Eater Dallas editor:

“I’m curious to see whether or not Crown Block will make Reunion Tower relevant again.”

Courtney E. Smith, Eater Dallas editor:

“Good new for everyone who is thirsty to know about Crown Block: Eater Dallas will be covering every move the team makes as they renovate the space, develop the menu, and open. The reaction to the news that a new restaurant was coming to Reunion Tower was massive — clearly, a lot of folks can’t wait to hear more.”

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