Updated September 10th, 2021

Explore exciting comebacks, a nightclub, and tons of unique dining experiences


 

RECENTLY OPENED

 

DAKOTA'S

Neighborhood: Downtown 

Opened: September 2021

About: Originally opened in 1984, Dakota’s was a long time icon in Dallas until it sadly shuttered its doors in 2020. But, after being closed for months, it's making a comeback with new ownership and a new head chef

Cuisine: Think steakhouse classics

The 101: A unique dining experience, this underground steakhouse is the perfect romantic spot for a date night or anniversary dinner

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HUTCHINS BBQ

Neighborhood: Mckinney

Opened: August 2021

About: After a fire and 8 months of repair, Hutchins is finally reopened and ready to serve the community some incredible BBQ

Cuisine: BBQ. Think prime brisket, pork ribs and house-made sausages

The 101: Don't forget the Texas Twinkies! If you have to ask, it's worth the trip to go find out

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MILLI

Neighborhood: Lower Greenville

Opened: September 2021

About: Pop up cocktail bar above Leela's

The 101: Lounge meets small-scale dance club

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PLOW BURGER

Neighborhood: Denton

Opened: July 2021

About: A food truck that relocated from Austin and set up shop at Tom’s Daiquiri’s, serving TWU students and beyond. While they've been open for a little while, the Grand Opening celebration is on September 12

Cuisine: Plant-based burgers and wings + shakes and fries

The 101: A great spot for students, Plow is open until 2 am Thursday through Saturday

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ROKWOOD

Neighborhood: Downtown

Opened: September 2, 2021

About: Expected to bring new life to the Downtown nightlife scene, Rokwood is an upscale nightclub with Instagrammable decor (think golden foot bathrub)

The 101: A unique, chic nightclub experience with impressive cocktails such as boozy cold brew

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RYE

Neighborhood: Lower Greenville

Opened: August 2021

About: Rye's first location is in McKinney and is brought to us by the team at Apothecary. The concept focuses on creating connections through approachable, seasonal cuisine.

Cuisine: Seasonal American food with a creative twist and emphasis on small, shareable plates

The 101: An intimate yet lively restaurant perfect for your next special occasion. Immerse in a culinary experience with unique plates including a churro covered in street corn and Icelandic hot dogs, plus pair it with one of their 12 delicious (and instagrammable) cocktails

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SUBURBAN YACHT CLUB

Neighborhood: Plano

Opened: September 2021

About: Get ready for Southern California vibes with unique dishes (think Hot Cheetos Elote) and drinks that will transport you to a beachside oasis

Cuisine: Southern Californian comfort food

The 101: Enjoy summer all year long with the stunning Seafoam Surfer cocktail and laidback vibes

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SYLVAN AVENEUE TAVERN

Neighborhood: West Dallas 

Opened: August 2021

About: A new late-night neighborhood spot with traditional bar games and plenty of TVs to catch a game

Cuisine: In addition to craft beer and cocktails they have and a full menu (think stone fire pizza, salads, sandwiches, and more)

The 101: Not only can you drink late, but it's also a great spot for late-night eats as the kitchen doesn't close until 2 am!

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THUNDERBIRD PIES

Neighborhood: White Rock Lake

Opened: August 2021

About: Originally a ghost kitchen, Thunderbird Pies began as the pandemic project of Jay Jerrier (who started Cane Rosso and Zoli’s) and now has its own permanent home

Cuisine: Detroit-style pizza (think thick, cheesy crust)

The 101: Absolutely do not skip on the fried artichokes and fried pickles. And after if you're still hungry (or even if you're not), check out the Cow Tipping Creamery inside

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TROMPO

Neighborhood: East Dallas

Opened: August 2021

About: Unlike its location in Bishop Arts, this East Dallas spot gives off authentic taqueria vibes - nothing flashy, just really good tacos

Cuisine: Mexican + award-winning tacos

The 101: The new location has a decked out Trompo burger, carnitas torta, and a 4.5" sope

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COMING IN SEPTEMBER

 

CRY WOLF

Neighborhood: Old East Dallas

Opening: Mid-September 

About: A passion project of chef Ross Demers, Cry Wolf is expected to be a unique spot that serves seasonal dishes and specialty cocktails

Cuisine: The menu will be relatively small and is rumored to have influences from both France and California 

Get excited for: A new style of dining in Dallas

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ENOTECA ITALIA

Neighborhood: Oak Lawn

Opening: Mid-September 2021

About: From chef Alban Besiri who has run the kitchen at noteworthy restaurants across the US. Diners will be able to enjoy scratch pasta, fresh pizza, and meats and cheeses for the table. 

Cuisine: Affordable and accessible Italian + wine bar

Get excited for: A great place to go for dinner with the family or brunch on the weekend

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