5 fun new restaurants that have opened in Dallas since the New Year

The year 2021 is moving at a hectic pace, with January practically behind us and more new restaurants opening in Dallas than we can count. There’s a gourmet eatery in downtown Dallas, a new grill in Plano, a new Asian in Addison, and a bakery in the Knox District of Dallas.

These restaurants are no accident; Close to 100 restaurants we already know about will open this spring for you to keep track of on this list.

Here are 5 new restaurants that opened near Dallas since January 1st:

Burned BBQ & Tacos

The New Plano restaurant combines grilled dishes and tacos with an unusual menu that features the highest quality smoked brisket that is crusted on coffee grounds. Baby ribs with BBQ citrus marinade; and sausage with roasted poblano. You can also roll the meat into a taco topped with sauces like avocado crema and ancho mole. A unique offering: the Navajo taco, served on the trendy puffy Navajo bread, both a flatbread and a taco. Located at 2929 Custer Rd. # 302D, the restaurant seats 25 but they assume it will be primarily out and about, especially during COVID-19 lingering.


The new restaurant in the AT&T Discovery District in downtown Dallas offers classic and contemporary seafood, steaks and sushi. Dishes include fried chicken, huli huli pheasant (a sweet and savory teriyaki sauce popular in Hawaii), grilled rosemary jumbo shrimp, miso cod, ancho coco colorado rack of lamb, and a clever fillet flight with angus, Prime and Wayu. The creative cocktails include an organic hawthorn berry margarita and a Singapore loop “Mayhew” as well as juices and a large wine list. Hawthorn is located in the Whitacre Tower building at S. Akard St. 211 and is part of the Aphelia Restaurant Group (Oak, Pakpao Thai, El Bolero).


The sweet, family-run Asian restaurant chain with Laotian and Thai cuisine specializes in home-style cooking and offers lovingly prepared delicacies such as sticky rice, short riblets, Lao spicy sausage, wings and green papaya salad. The Pad See Ew with its wide, flat rice noodles in a sweet sauce with carrots, broccoli and egg is particularly satisfying. Addison’s newest location is at 5365 Spring Valley Rd. On Montfort Drive, north of Galleria Dallas. It’s slightly smaller than the other three locations on Lemmon Avenue, Rowlett and Prosper, and has plenty of take-out business.

The treasure trove

The newly opened spot in Oak Cliff is a truly unique concept that combines gem-themed cocktails with jewelry in a lounge experience. Its headline is “Lounge – Jewelry – Tapas”. The drinks are designed to be visually appealing like jewels. With the meal there are cheese boards and exotic appetizers such as “Black Esquite” made from yellow corn and Huitlacoche. The jewelry comes from her sibling Ely Artisans Jewelry and contains beautiful colored gemstones that are set in striking, ornate rings, necklaces and earrings.

Village baking

One of the most popular artisanal bakeries in Dallas has opened a new location in the Knox District at 4539 Travis Street at the intersection of Knox in the small building next to the former 7-Eleven that was once a florist and most recently a parachute shop. Perhaps this will help her store in Lower Greenville, which reliably draws lines for its croissants and pastries in the morning, as well as a wholesale store in the Design District.

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