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Tiffany Derry will open Radici, an Italian restaurant, in Farmers Branch.
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The Most Anticipated Restaurant Openings in Dallas in 2024

And by “most anticipated” we mean by Eater Dallas

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.

There are always loads of new restaurants opening in Dallas, and the first half of 2024 promises to be no exception. Of the great new options coming to town, these are the ones that Eater Dallas is most excited about.


12990 Bee St. in Farmers Branch

After getting pushed back from a late 2023 date, TD2 partner Tom Foley announced at a recent event at Roots Southern Table that Radici will be opening in March 2024. As previously reported, this restaurant from Tiffany Derry will be next to Roots in Farmers Branch and feature a menu of Italian favorites inspired by different dishes from all over the country.

Target opening date: March 2024


9850 Walnut Hill Lane, Suite 305

The space that formerly housed French Bistro RM 12:20 Bistro in Lake Highlands welcomes a new tenant with Goldie’s. Restaurateur Brandon Hays of This and That Hospitality, his wife Brittany Grignon, and Brittni Clayton will be running the joint. Clayton told the Advocate Lake Highlands to expect a neighborhood restaurant that serves nostalgic food. That’s exactly what this neighborhood needs more of.

Target opening date: Q1 2024

Le Passage

4205 Buena Vista St.

Katy Trail will get a food upgrade with the addition of this French-Asian fusion spot from Travis Street Hospitality, helmed by chef Bruno Davaillon and a to-be-named executive chef. It will be in the Terminal at the Katy Trail, a new building that will house 16 condos. Expect a stunning but intimate space, an open-air cafe off the trail, and lots of gold flourishes.

Target opening date: Spring 2024

Let’s Ask Keith

3309 Elm St.

Not a lot seems to know known about this space that was expected to open in the Continental Gin Building last year, other than it will be a casual steak restaurant from UNCO Management, which operates HG Sply, Leela’s Wine Bar, and Tina’s Continental. Oh, and that it’s named after UNCO CEO Elias Pope’s father. But more places to eat a proper dinner in Deep Ellum are always welcome, as are more restaurants in this gorgeous historic building that features ample parking — a rareity in the neighborhood.

Target opening date: Still a moving target


1910 Harwood St.

The Cedars continues to slowly attract new businesses — something we only expect to see intensify in the ensuing years as the city moves forward with plans to connect it to Downtown with a Klyde Warren-esque park space. The next that’s expected to open is a sandwich shop and butcher counter from Olivia Genthe, who is the chef/owner of Fount Board and Table. Expect a menu heavy with sandwiches, the Dallas Morning News reports, plus traditional deli items including soups, bagels, fresh breads, and a cocktail menu. And as many items as possible will be sourced from Texas.

Target opening date: February 2024

Night Rooster

1000 N. Riverfront Blvd.

A Chinese-food restaurant and bar heads to the Design District later this year from Hooper Hospitality Concepts, the group behind the Saint, after numerous delays. It will be a massive space, with 4,000 sq. ft. indoors and 3,000 out with a patio that offers views of the skyline. It’s going to be dark, it’s going to be sophisticated, it’s going to be filling a hole in the market for upscale Chinese.

Target opening date: Q3 2024

Fortunate Son

500 Main St. in Garland

There are already a ton of great pizza options in the Metroplex, but there’s very little New Haven-style pizza. That will change when the folks behind GoodFriend open up Fortunate Son in Garland. What is New Haven-style pizza, you ask? It’s a crisp, thin crust that’s coal-fired and roughly the size of a Neapolitan-style pie — so, personal size. One of GoodFriend’s owners, Matt Tobin, hails from Connecticut, CultureMap Dallas reports, while the rest of the team will be working with the style for the first time. The menu will also feature a selection of Italian-American dishes

Target opening date: March 2024

Smith Spot BBQ

823 Main St. in Garland

Terrance Smith pivoted from playing in the NFL to the mortgage industry to selling barbecue at the Dallas Farmer’s Market, and now he’s opening a restaurant in his hometown. The Dallas Morning News reports those who are already fans can expect to still get brisket mac and cheese, turkey legs, and nachos there.

Target opening date: Q1 2024

Abby’s Bagels

1915 Greenville Ave.

This spot is the latest entry into making Dallas a proper bagel city. From NB Concepts, helmed by chef Nick Backlund of Hide and Royal 39, the menu promises all the regulars, plus some exciting bagels including truffle parm, jalapeno cheddar, cinnamon crunch, and chocolate chocolate chip. There will also be sandwiches, espressos, and late night bites.

Target opening date: January 19, 2024

Nikki Greek Bistro & Lounge

5757 W Lovers Ln.

The Greek husband and wife team behind the Ivy Tavern, Lisa and Tom Georgalis, are bringing a taste of their family cuisine to West Dallas. The menu will feature their family recipes and a press release teases the inclusion of dishes not typically served at American Greek restaurants. Whatever that means, we’re in. It will also have a cocktail lounge inspired by some of Dallas’s most popular ‘90s spots, 8.0 and Star Canyon.

Target opening date: Early 2024

Steak and Ale

Grand Prairie

Yes, seriously — we’re jonesing for the childhood nostalgia attached to the re-opening of this dormant steak chain that was founded in Dallas. It’s first location in Texas to open since 2008 will be in the Metroplex. The salad bar and stained glass windows will be back, as are the original logo and, of course, the steaks.

Target opening date: April 2024

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