10 New Dallas Area Restaurants Worth Sampling For Fall 2018

The weather in the Dallas area may be cooling off, but the food scene seems to be getting hotter– with new restaurants opening practically every week.    

One of the most exciting developments has been occurring in Victory Park, where a slate of new dining spots are setting up shop, including Billy Can Can, a modern, steak-slinging saloon– and Imoto, an upscale Pan-Asian restaurant and cocktail lounge.

Things are popping in Bishops Arts too. New arrivals include Macellaio, an industrial-chic restaurant devoted to salumi and charcuterie–and Taco Y Vino, an intimate wine bar and taqueria set up in a 1920's Craftsman bungalow.  

Adding to the lineup of stellar restaurants in Deep Ellum is Izkina, a cozy tapas and cocktail joint tucked inside of a hip, new hostel. And then there's Ruins, an indoor-outdoor eatery featuring Oaxacan and South American fare along with a phenomenal selection of mezcal.  

That’s just a sampling of what’s on the plate this season. Read on to find out which new eating establishments you should be trying this fall.

Outlying Dallas Suburbs
Paula Deen's Family Kitchen
Photo courtesy of Paula Deen's Family Kitchen


Paula Deen fans will be happy to know that the self-proclaimed queen of Southern cuisine has bestowed the metroplex with a Paula Deen's Family Kitchen in Fairview. Fried chicken, blackened catfish, spare ribs, shrimp and grits, it's all there,...  Read More

San Martin Bakery & Restaurant
Photo courtesy of San Martin Bakery & Restaurant


The popular Guatemalan restaurant chain, San Martin Bakery & Restaurant, is launching its first U.S. location in Uptown this September. Not only does the menu features European-style breads and Central American-style pastries (think...  Read More

Fish & Fizz
Photo courtesy of Fish & Fizz


Crunchy fried cod, crispy chips, bubble 'n squeak and Laherte Freres Champagne? Welcome to Fish & Fizz, the first eatery in the metroplex dedicated entirely to the quintessential British comfort classic, fish-n-chips. The nautically-themed...  Read More

Taco Y Vino
Photo courtesy of Taco Y Vino


Beer and margaritas may be most people's go-to drinks when it comes to tacos, but the owners behind this new taqueria-cum-wine bar and bottle shop are proving that wine and tacos can make an even better match. Doled out in threes, diners can...  Read More

The Charles
Photo courtesy of The Charles


Making an early summer showing in the Design District is The Charles, a renaissance-chic eatery featuring a lineup of housemade pastas and wood-fire-grilled fish and steak. Owners Chas Martin and Chef J Chastain use classic Italian fare as...  Read More

Photo courtesy of Vincent Martin


Adding to the ever-growing culinary lineup in Deep Ellum is this indoor-outdoor eatery and bar from the team behind Armoury D.E., a buzzy Hungarian-themed spot nearby. This time, they're rocking a menu filled with Oaxacan and South American...  Read More

Victory Park
Photo courtesy of Imoto


New to Victory Park is Imoto, a spacious, two-story stunner spotlighting Pan-Asian fare. The restaurant is the latest venture from Dallas culinary couple, Kent and Tracy Rathbun and features a menu packed with shareables as well as a traditional...  Read More

Photo courtesy of Izkina-Chef Joel Orsini


Deep Ellum has a hip new hostel (the only hostel in the city) and with it comes a cozy, candlelit cocktail and tapas joint– which can be found tucked away behind the stack of suitcases in the lobby. The menu showcases everything from cured...  Read More

Photo courtesy of Macellaio


This charcuterie-centric spot in Bishop Arts has been gathering crowds since it opened earlier this summer. And for good reason. It's a casual spinoff from David and Jennifer Uygur, the folks behind Lucia, one of the city's best Italian...  Read More

Victory Park
Billy Can Can
Photo courtesy of Billy Can Can


Cementing Victory Park as Dallas' coolest new dining destination is Billy Can Can, a handsome, wood and taxidermy adorned eatery modeled after a late-19th-century saloon. The restaurant comes by way of Tristan Simon (the same guy who transformed...  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. When she's not writing about the latest happenings in...  More About Ilene