It’s a busy time for restaurant openings around Dallas, with many in the works, some this year and others in 2023.
But this list is more urgent. It is for those who live here and now. These restaurants are either newly opened or close any day. (Two open this weekend.)
It has a coffee shop, a bakery, a Greenville Avenue bar, a rotisserie, a Loatian-Thai restaurant and a seafood place. Something for every taste.
Here are the 6 newest restaurants to open in Dallas:
La La Land Kind Cafe
A Dallas coffee shop chain known for its bright yellow color scheme and philanthropic mission to recruit foster youth has opened a location in Richardson. Opening in the former Great Outdoors Sub Shop at 242 W. Campbell Rd., this is the seventh La La in Texas since debuting in 2017 in Lowest Greenville. They have a fun menu with drinks like the fruity pebble Butterfly Latte. matcha and butterfly pea flower tea and The Cookies n’ Dream Latte with Oreo crumble, la la cloud foam, honey, vanilla and espresso. Their food menu includes light bites like Truffle & Burrata Avocado Toast and Cocoa Banana Chia Seed Pudding. This location is unique to the chain in that it is their first drive-thru and has recently become an important amenity for coffee spots.
Acclaimed pastry chef Maria Becerra (she’s nominated for a 2022 CultureMap Tastemaker Award for Pastry Chef of the Year) and husband Ismael Trejo Gonzalez’s long-awaited bakery opens Sept. 25 at 10323 Ferguson Rd. The couple has been in the restaurant industry for years, but this is their first store in the newly renovated 50’s Casa View Center (also home to a buzzing new Starbucks community store). The Lubellas are named after their two daughters and will serve croissants, made-to-order cakes and desserts, including slice cake, pan dulce and tres leches, similar to what Becerra cooks for Jose’s Restaurant in the Park Cities.
Finally, Sept. 23 is the opening day for this cool bar-restaurant serving Belgian food and drinks at 2100 Greenville Ave. Meyboom, named for a parade in Brussels, has had a long journey: Owners Jeff and April Karetnick originally set their sights on the former San Francisco Rose location, but amid the pandemic and parking issues, they turned to this new and improved path. place. Two years later, it’s a happy ending with great beer and food, like mussels and potato and beer cheese soup you can make four ways, and stick-to-your-ribs dishes like leek and mashed potatoes. and roasted cauliflower with beer cheese sauce. The special brunch menu includes Belgian street fries, poutine, Liege waffles, build-your-own omelets and chocolate raspberry French toast.
The Lao and Thai restaurant, founded in Dallas in 2012, has its third location in Plano at Legacy North at The Shops at 7300 Lone Star Dr. Opened at #C128. Great dishes include duck with rice, succulent Bangkok beef, salmon pa-nang, noodles, fried rice, curries and stuffed chicken wings. Besides the usual Lao and Thai fusion staples, this spot has some Plano-exclusives, including sea bass, chicken with yuzu citrus sauce, and garlic stir-fry. They are open for dinner nights and weekdays when they serve a daily special with a fried veggie egg roll or soup of the day, entree and drink. They also have a full-service bar with exotic cocktails like Sakhuu Jungle Fire and Thai Tea Paradise.
A fast-casual restaurant concept from California is opening at 6851 Warren Pkwy in Frisco. #201 on September 29. They specialize in doner kebabs: thin slices of vertically grilled meat, then wrapped in a flatbread with tomato, onion, lettuce and sauce. They also make a vegetarian wrap with hummus, lemon-herb tahini, olives, green peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, roasted corn, pickled onions, crispy garbanzos, romaine, kale, falafel, or quinoa. There’s a big commitment to fries, such as Berliner fries topped with Berliner red sauce, tzatziki sauce, cabbage, carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, feta, olives, corn and pepperoncini. Other options include salads, bowls and gyros, and a bar stocked with cocktails, wine, beer and sangria.
The local seafood concept, founded in 2017 by Chris Degan, former president of Razzoo’s Brands, has opened its fourth Dallas location in Frisco at 1305 Cowboys Way in The Star District. Tricky Fish is known for its coastal Cajun-inspired seafood dishes, with notable dishes like Fried Green Tomatoes served with Remoulade and blackened shrimp; The DGD Darn Good Salad; and Fried Shrimp Po’Boy. Today’s Catch is a daily seafood offering with a variety of preparations, such as the signature Tricky Fish style with crawfish etouffee, dirty rice and okra. A full bar offers craft cocktails, beer on tap, a daily happy hour and rotating drink specials. Weekend brunch with a DIY mimosa bar is served Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.