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All the Dallas and Fort Worth Restaurant Openings to Get Excited About for Spring and Summer

At the top of the list is Crown Block in Reunion Tower

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.

The coming warm season promises to keep diners busy in the Metroplex. A slew of new restaurants will open, with some high-profile projects on the list — including Crown Block, the new resident in Reunion Tower.

Also high on the anticipation list: a Tuscan-inspired Italian spot that’s sure to differentiate itself from the slew of Mediterranean and Southern-Italian inspired pack, a neighborhood restaurant with panache from the restaurant group behind il Bracco, a tiny martini bar that finds one of the city’s prolific restaurateur expanding into a new part of town, and that’s just Dallas — there’s even more in Fort Worth. Read on for your guide to what’s hot and coming to DFW soon.

Crown Block

300 Reunion Blvd E.

Opening April 2023

The star of the show this season is the highly anticipated new restaurant coming into Reunion Tower, Crown Block. Elizabeth Blau and chef Kim Canteenwalla, a James Beard award-winning husband and wife team who are prolific restauranteurs in Las Vegas (Honey Salt, Buddy V’s) and Vancouver (BC Kitchen, Parq Vancouver) are helming the project after getting to know Dallas better while their son attends SMU. Canteenwalla’s menu will be hefty on seafood, including a seafood station at the entryway, rare steaks, and fresh baked goods. Sure, folks are up in arms about the announcement that this iteration of the restaurant won’t spin as others have, but it will include nods to Texas and the history of Reunion Tower. And it promises to retain that memorable night-out experience but strives to be somewhere Dallasites can visit more frequently.

Via Triozzi

1806 Greenville Ave.

Opening May 2023

In 2022, we wondered if Dallas was overfull of Italian restaurants. Despite the sudden influx of Italian food after years of not having enough good spots, Via Triozzi promises to stand out from the crowd by centering its menu in inspiration from Tuscany — outside of Florence, to be exact. Owner Leigh Hutchinson became enamored with the region when she studied there in college and is crafting a family-style restaurant in which her Sicilian grandmother’s vision plays a significant role. Mo Rodriguez, the chef-owner of Modest Rogers and former executive chef at Nonna, is on board as its executive chef. The menu will include housemade pasta, antipasti, Roman-style pizza, and an all-Italian wine list focused on small producers and low-intervention wines. The restaurant promises to change the views on Greenville Ave., with a pasta room with floor-to-ceiling windows to the street so passers-by can see Hutchinson rolling fresh pasta daily.

Barsotti’s Fine Food and Liqueurs

4208 Oak Lawn Ave.

Opening spring 2023

The Carbone’s v. Carbone lawsuit is settled, and the original, Carbone’s, will reopen in 2023 under owner Julian Barsotti’s last name. It’s undergoing construction upgrades after closing at the end of 2022, including adding a new bar and a makeover that Barsotti shared — and it looks a lot moodier.

A mood board captures various interiors and decor for a restaurant.
A mood board preview of the changes coming to Barsotti’s.

Bobbie’s Airway Grill

5959 Royal Lane, Suite 515

Opens early 2023

The hospitality group behind il Bracco is bringing another spot to Preston Royal Village. This will focus on “American grill fare,” including meats butchered in-house, seafood, housemade bread, and cocktails. It aims to be a place for lunch meetings, afternoon cocktails, family meals, and date nights, with midcentury modern decor and classic cuisine. It takes its name from the mother of one of the owners and the location’s longtime tenant, Dougherty’s Airway Pharmacy.

Green Point Seafood and Oyster Bar

3219 Knox St.

Opening summer 2023

Coming from Greg Katz, the guy behind Beverley’s and Clifton Club, this summer will bring a new seafood spot to a market that loves seafood (if the amount y’all are clicking on our seafood map is any indication). This one promises to be a little different from the rest, though — it’s inspired by summers his family spent in Green Point in Cape Town, South Africa and will feature oysters flown in daily from the Gulf and East coasts, spanning from the Carolinas to Canada. Drinks will focus on the white wine list for pairing with seafood and clear cocktails. Expect a modern design (the same team who did his other restaurants are behind this one) and a casual atmosphere.

Komodo Dallas

2550 Pacific Ave., Suite 120

Opening April 2023

Another out-of-town restaurant group, this time from Miami, is landing in The Epic just north of Deep Ellum — or are the boundaries of Deep Ellum expanding? Its press release places it in the neighborhood. Boundry squabbles aside, expect Southeast Asian food (think salmon tacos, miso Chilean sea bass skewers, Peking duck, and plant-based kung pao chicken, served in what it describes as “ultra-modern” decor.

LVI at the Statler

1914 Commerce St.

Opening May 2023

Primos MX Kitchen, a Tex-Mex restaurant in the Statler hotel downtown, will be replaced with LVI, pronounced 56, as a steakhouse. The name is evocative of the hotel’s history, noting its opening date in 1956. In addition to steaks, it will serve bone-in Duroc pork chops, seafood, and more. Expect a “private club feel,” according to a press release, and a “dramatic wine display” at the restaurant’s new entrance.

Tina’s Continental

3309 Elm St.

Opening spring 2023

The Continental Gin building in Deep Ellum will host another restaurant in 2023: Tina’s Continental from UNCO, the group behind HG Sply, Standard Service, and Leela’s Wine Bar. But it’s not looking to make a huge splash. This teeny tiny (at 800 square feet) martini bar will serve pre-batched cocktails — maybe with an eye towards being a stop before and after its building mate Tatsu? Its Instagram is loaded with photos of the interior of classic Lincoln Continentals, which is a clue about what to expect the vibe and decor to be.

Maiden: Fine Plants and Spirits

1216 Sixth Ave. in Fort Worth

Opening late spring/summer 2023

Amy McNutt, the owner of Spiral Diner, is expanding with a vegan fine dining restaurant in Cowtown. Its eight-course menu will change seasonally. With the cult following her diner inspires, this promises to be a restaurant worth traveling to experience.

Le Margot

3150 S. Hulen St. in Fort Worth

Opening spring 2023

Sure, you know Graham Elliot from his appearances on Iron Chef and MasterChef, among numerous other food shows. And now you’ll know him as one of Fort Worth’s notable chefs. Elliot has been reported as helming multiple restaurants in the city alongside chef Felipe Armenta. One of those is Le Margot, a French restaurant. Not many details were available, but it is one of eight anticipated openings from the duo in a shockingly short 20-month period.

Quince Fort Worth

1701 River Run in Fort Worth

Opening March 2023

WestBend is getting a rooftop restaurant straight out of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Here, it will overlook the Trinity Trail and Fort Worth Zoo. The menu promises global fare, veering between truffle risotto, braised short ribs over hummus, and various steaks and burgers.

Plank Seafood & Provisions

5188 Monahans Ave. in Fort Worth

Opening March 2023

This Austin restaurant opens an outpost in Fort Worth, serving “coastally inspired” dishes using sustainably caught fish. It will have a raw bar, what it calls “simple” seafood plates, and more complex grilled plates.


701 W Magnolia Ave. in Fort Worth

Opening summer 2023

Fort Worth’s Southside will get a new restaurant from chef Marcus Paslay in The 701 development, focused on “Southern comfort, [with a] coastal spirit.” That translates to taking inspiration from New Orleans and Charleston cuisines with nods to French cooking.

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