New Restaurants and New Menus Worth Sampling in Dallas This Fall

The weather in Dallas may be cooling off, but the food scene seems to be getting hotter. Between new openings and new menus, local restaurants are set to welcome in a tasty season this autumn.

Perhaps the most anticipated opening of the season is the rebirth of Downtown’s Statler Hotel and its new dining spots, Overeasy, Fine China and Scout. Each concept sports a different theme, but expect all of them to soon be at the top of everyone’s must-hit list.  

Then there’s the French Room, the legendary restaurant housed inside of the historic Adolphus Hotel. The restaurant has just reopened following an extensive 16-month renovation and now boasts a fresh look and a fresh menu to boot.  

Also, just in time for fall comes a sleek new ramen eatery to Deep Ellum, Oni Ramen, that offers steaming hot bowls of slurpable noodles as well as things like Japanese fried chicken and steamed buns. The best part? The restaurant stays open until 3 and 4 a.m. on weekends. Adding to the mix is Harlowe MXM, which hawks an eclectic menu of new American fare, as well as a Arepa TX a fast-casual Latin street food joint and Sachet, a chic spot serving innovative Mediterranean specialties.

And it doesn’t stop here, Dallas has its autumn plate full of exciting dining options worth trying, so keep the rest of this list handy for when you’re in the mood to be well fed.

The Mitchell
Photo courtesy of The Mitchell

Sure, this speakeasy-chic drinking den is known for its top-flight gin program and tantalizing tipples, but what some may not realize is that The Mitchell has recently stepped up its game with an equally impressive lineup of food. The kitchen,...  Read More

Pink Magnolia
Photo courtesy of Chef Blythe Beck

If you ever watched chef Blythe Beck's cooking reality show, The Naughty Kitchen, then you know decadent southern cooking is her forte. Which is exactly what you'll find at her chic eatery, Pink Magnolia— where dishes like chicken-fried rib-eye...  Read More

Photo courtesy of Parigi

Known for its bustling atmosphere and standout, seasonally-inspired dishes, Janice Provost's chic Oak Lawn bistro has recently rolled out an autumn menu loaded with sensational dishes designed for the season. We're talking French-inspired...  Read More

Oni Ramen
Photo courtesy of Oni Ramen

When they say this new Deep Ellum ramen spot is hot, they mean it. Not only has Oni Ramen, the fast casual Forth Worth offspring from acclaimed chef Jesus Garcia, been a runaway success since it opened in late September, it's also famous for...  Read More

Arepa TX
Photo courtesy of Arepa TX

Move over tacos, say hello to Arepa TX, a hip new fast-casual eatery that's dedicated to, you guessed it, arepas, the quintessential Venezuelan sandwich that uses corn cakes instead of bread to hold its tasty fillings. And the best part is that...  Read More

Harlowe MXM
Photo courtesy of Harlowe MXM

Wood-fired meats, fresh seafood, and innovative cocktails are what's in store at Harlowe MXM, the new Deep Ellum spot by the folks behind Henry's Majestic and Dallas' favorite brunch chain, Breadwinners. Situated at the corner of Malcolm X...  Read More

Tupelo Honey Southern Kitchen & Bar
Photo courtesy of Tupelo Honey Southern Kitchen & Bar

This popular North Carolina-based chain has just brought new South flavors to Texas with the recent launch of its first state-side restaurant at The Star in Frisco, a retail and entertainment district that houses the Dallas Cowboys World...  Read More

The French Room
Photo courtesy of Steven Visneau

Completing the final phase of the iconic Adolphus Hotel's multi-million-dollar makeover is the reemergence of the fabled French Room restaurant, now sporting freshly restored Italian Murano Glass chandeliers and candlelight white plaster walls....  Read More

Photo courtesy of Brad Murano

Mid-September saw the opening of Sachet, a jewel box of a dining spot by husband and wife duo Stephen Rogers and Alison Yoder of the highly-acclaimed Gemma Restaurant. The Mediterranean-inspired menu pays homage to the cuisines of Spain, France,...  Read More

Overeasy at The Statler
Photo courtesy of The Three Photography

Perhaps one of the season's most anticipated openings (or re-openings in this case) has been the unveiling of the newly revamped mid-century modern Statler Hilton. In addition to guest rooms, residences, offices and shops, the Statler is now...  Read More


Meet Ilene Jacobs

As a perpetual wanderer, foodie freak and wannabe chef, Ilene is always on the lookout for the best places to see, eat, drink and sleep. Ilene got hooked on this wanderlust lifestyle after...  More About Ilene