Best Restaurant Openings in Dallas and Fort Worth Spring and Summer 2023

Best Restaurant Openings in Dallas and Fort Worth Spring and Summer 2023
Best Restaurant Openings in Dallas and Fort Worth Spring and Summer 2023

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

Also high on the anticipation list: a Tuscan-inspired Italian place sure to stand out from the crowd of Mediterranean and southern Italian-inspired packs, a neighborhood restaurant with panache from the restaurant group behind il Bracco, a small martini bar that finds one of the city’s prolific restaurateurs expanding to 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 restaurant owners in Las Vegas (Honey Salt, Buddy V’s) and Vancouver (BC Kitchen, Parq Vancouver) lead the project after getting to know Dallas while their son attends SMU. Canteenwalla’s menu will be rich in seafood, including a seafood station at the entrance, rare steaks and fresh baked goods. Sure, people are up in arms over the announcement that this iteration of the restaurant won’t spin like others have, but it will include nods to Texas and the history of Reunion Tower. And it promises to keep that memorable evening experience, but strives to be a place Dallasites can visit more often.

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Via Triozzi

1806 Greenville Ave.

Opening May 2023

In 2022, we wondered if Dallas was overflowing with Italian restaurants. Despite the sudden influx of Italian food after years of not having enough good places, 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 fell in love with the region when she studied there in college and creates a family-style restaurant where her Sicilian grandmother’s vision plays a significant role. Mo Rodriguez, chef-owner of Modest Rogers and former executive chef at Nonna, is on board as executive chef. The menu will feature homemade pasta, antipasti, Roman-style pizza and an all-Italian wine list with a focus on small producers and low-intervention wines. The restaurant promises to change the view on Greenville Ave., with a pasta room with floor-to-ceiling windows facing the street so passersby can watch Hutchinson roll fresh pasta daily.

Barsotti’s fine food and liqueurs

4208 Oak Lawn Ave.

Opening spring 2023

The Carbone’s v. Carbone lawsuit has been settled, and the original, Carbone’s, will reopen in 2023 under owner Julian Barsotti’s last name. It’s undergoing construction upgrades after closing in late 2022, including adding a new bar and a makeover that Barsotti shared — and it’s looking a lot more atmospheric.

A mood board captures different interiors and decor for a restaurant.

A moodboard preview of the changes coming to Barsotti’s.

Bobbie’s Airway Grill

5959 Royal Lane, Suite 515

Opens early in 2023

The hospitality group behind il Bracco are bringing another venue to Preston Royal Village. This will focus on “American BBQ” including meats butchered in-house, seafood, homemade bread and cocktails. It aims to be a place for lunch meetings, afternoon cocktails, family meals and date nights, with mid-century 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 the Clifton Club, this summer will bring a new seafood spot to a seafood-loving market (if the amount of you all clicking on our seafood map is any indication). This one promises to be a little different from the rest—it’s inspired by the summers his family spent at Green Point in Cape Town, South Africa, and will feature oysters flown in daily from the Gulf and East coasts, stretching 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 that did his other restaurants is 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, lands in The Epic just north of Deep Ellum — or are Deep Ellum’s borders expanding? The press release places it in the neighborhood. Border squabbles aside, expect Southeast Asian fare (think salmon tacos, Chilean sea bass miso skewers, peking duck and plant-based kung pao chicken, served in what it describes as “ultra-modern” decor.

HVAC at Statler

1914 Commerce St.

Opening May 2023

Primo’s MX Kitchen, a Tex-Mex restaurant in the downtown Statler hotel, will be replaced with LVI, pronounced 56, as a steakhouse. The name recalls the hotel’s history, and mentions the opening date in 1956. In addition to steaks, it will serve Duroc pork chops with bones, 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 big splash. This tiny (at 800 square feet) martini bar will serve pre-made cocktails — perhaps with an eye toward being a stop before and after fellow builder Tatsu? Instagram is full of pictures of the interiors of classic Lincoln Continentals, which give you an idea of ​​what to expect from the atmosphere and decor.

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 gourmet restaurant in Cowtown. Its eight-course menu will change seasonally. With the cult that inspires her dinner, 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 Iron Chef and Master chef, among a number of other food shows. And now you’ll know him as one of Fort Worth’s notable chefs. Elliot has been reported to manage several restaurants in the city with chef Felipe Armenta. One of them is Le Margot, a French restaurant. Not many details were available, but it’s one of eight expected openings from the duo in a shockingly short 20-month span.

Quince Fort Worth

1701 River Run in Fort Worth

Opening March 2023

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

Plank seafood and provisions

5188 Monahans Ave. in Fort Worth

Opening March 2023

This Austin restaurant is opening an outpost in Fort Worth, serving “coastal-inspired” dishes with sustainably caught fish. It will have a raw bar, what it calls “simple” seafood plates and more complex grills.


701 W Magnolia Ave. in Fort Worth

Opens summer 2023

Fort Worth’s Southside will get a new restaurant from chef Marcus Paslay in the 701 development, focusing on “Southern comfort, [with a] coastal spirit.” That means taking inspiration from New Orleans and Charleston’s cuisine with a nod to French cooking.

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