New list of COVID-19 Dallas restaurants has many openings and closings

While the coronavirus continues to keep some of us paralyzed, others move forward, continuing a plan of action, and hoping for the best.

For restaurants in Dallas-Fort Worth, this may mean opening them under restrictions, or signifying the final step of final closing.

This list includes both openings and closings, all of which are carried out while COVID-19 is still staring at us.


Bottled blonde

The Rowdy Bar-Restaurant next to Deep Ellum has always been more of a bar serving food, but it reopened on August 14 when it turned itself into a restaurant – a pizzeria, to be precise. This is to bypass Governor Greg Abbott’s COVID-19 orders which say bars still cannot reopen but restaurant bars as long as they bring in at least 51 percent of their food revenue.

Almost immediately, BB drew something like capacitance masses. In less than two weeks, they passed the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission’s review, which is investigating them for possible non-compliance with COVID-19 protocols.

Civil for

This craft beer corner shop on US-75 and on Walnut Hill Lane has reopened as a to-go store, serving a full range of drinks, sandwiches, croissants and pastries in a chic new window. You can place your order online at this link and they will have it ready for you when you arrive. or you can just order at the window.

While takeaway coffee is certainly not uncommon, Civil Pour offers a Cuban pork sandwich from the Pecan Lodge. Pour over coffee with either normal milk, oak milk or almond milk; and unique cold drinks like the Shakerado with espresso, simple syrup, orange bitters, orange peel and a dash of soda.

Elm & good

The in-house restaurant in the new Kimpton Pittman Hotel in Deep Ellum opened on August 12th as a modern American tavern and offers a selection of uncomplicated farmhouse dishes from chef Graham Dodds. It is open daily for breakfast and Tuesday through Saturday from 5.30 p.m. to 10 p.m. for dinner.

Hillside Tavern

The Brooks Anderson, Bradley Anderson, and Chef Nathan Tate neighborhood restaurant and bar in Lakewood reopened on August 17th, initially for roadside pickup. They are still waiting for the necessary approval from the TABC to be reopened for terrace service, but in theory that will come “soon”.

In the meantime, the doors open at 5:00 pm and you can enjoy a menu of starters like pork chop with brown sugar, as well as salads, side dishes, cheeseburgers, smoked “Bologna” sandwich and evening specialties like the sliced ​​flat iron steak sandwich with coriander and enjoy lime aioli, sliced ​​jalapeno sticks, salsa verde, lettuce, and spring onions on toasted bread, $ 17.


The Filipino fast food chain, known for its crispy fried chicken, opened its first Dallas location on August 20 in Plano in a former Pollo Tropical area at 1016 Preston Road. Jollibee is homely with its roast chicken, which is served with steamed rice and a side dish of sauce. The other typical dish is spaghetti with a typical sweet sauce with ham slices and hot dog.

Katy Trail Ice House

The Austin-style beer garden and restaurant on Katy Trail in Uptown have successfully repositioned themselves as a restaurant rather than a bar with the TABC, and reopened on August 7th. Owner Buddy Cramer said they would change their program and let customers order a main course and also lower some of their drink prices to offset the 51 percent requirement.

Lounge here

The hipster bar-restaurant, an outpost of the cool on Garland Road, is carefully reopening on September 17th.

Founder Julie Doyle says they take all of the “obvious COVID-19 friendly precautions” but also strive to keep things small and low-key. You will be walking with a skeleton crew, a narrow circle of employees who will carefully monitor your situation and observe constant service. There is only seating in the dining room, no seating at the bar. They will do takeout as well.

They start with a capacity of 25 percent and are only valid for reservations (e-mail: [email protected]). They are only open at certain times: Thursday – Saturday, 4:00 p.m. – 12:00 p.m. “Hopefully everything goes well and we will all be fine!” Says Doyle.

Marugame Udon

The Tokyo-based chain specializes in handmade Japanese udon noodles, as well as tempura, robata grilled dishes and katsu sandos. Marugame Udon first came to the United States more than 10 years ago when it opened a flagship store in Waikiki, Hawaii. The chain has since expanded into California, opening eight restaurants along the west coast. The concept is making its debut in Texas thanks to Mark H. Brezinski and Pete Botonis who worked together at Pei Wei. The first location opens in Carrollton at 3450 E. Hebron Pkwy. on August 31st.

Niwa Japanese grill

Yakiniku restaurant, also known as Japanese BBQ, in Deep Ellum will reopen on August 29th. They’ll take it easy at first – they’re open from 6pm to 11pm that day – and reservations are required.

Rapeseed callion

The Brooks Anderson, Bradley Anderson and Chef Nathan Tate Brothers’ Greenville Avenue Restaurant reopened August 17 for terrace dining and roadside pickup.

Rosewood mansion on Turtle Creek

The Turtle Creek Hotel and restaurant reopened on August 10th with expanded protocols and new experiences. The hotel’s 142 rooms and suites, as well as the Mansion Restaurant, the Mansion Bar and additional leisure facilities offer an extensive cleaning and disinfection program, regular renewal of air filters and air conditioning systems, and the implementation of protocols for physical removal.

Rooms will be supplied with personal care kits that include face masks, hand sanitizer, and disinfectant wipes, as well as alternative options for check-in and check-out, in-room dining, parking, and housekeeping.

Sloane’s corner

Restaurateur Tim McEneny’s Bistro Downtown Dallas will reopen on August 26th with a few menu updates including a hot fried chicken sandwich, smoked turkey beetroot and avocado toast, but also an exciting spin-off: Pizza Leila, a new specializing in house concept on Sicilian style pizza, a thick but airy version that is also part of an entire square pizza trend that’s happening in Dallas right now. Flavors include vodka sausage and paprika, porchetta, and a vegetarian pizza with artichoke and spinach.

3 nations brew

The Craft Beer Brewery has opened a new 3 Nations Beer Garden Grill in Carrollton, serving food all day Wednesday through Sunday from 12pm to 8pm.

They have the tables set out with a 50 percent capacity, with no parties greater than 10, and safe social distancing. Bar service is not available.

Curbside Beer To Go is still running at Southside Station.

Real cuisine + cocktails

The black-owned restaurant and bar opened the historic Hart Building in downtown Dallas on Elm Street in 1933 behind the Majestic Theater and offers home-style cooking, craft cocktails, live music, and DJs. The menu features Mediterranean classics with a twist, including fried chicken and lobster tails, shrimp and grits, and oxtail.

Reservations are required for weekends but accept walk-ins Tuesday through Thursday. They are open for lunch and dinner from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

T-Swirl Japanese crepe

The mini-crepe chain has reopened at the Carrollton and Frisco locations. You can order in-store at the kiosk or even online for roadside pickup without leaving your car.

World of beer bar & kitchen

Known for its wide range of 350+ beers from 40 different countries, beer flights and rotating taps, this chain’s Fort Worth location has reopened for a limited dinner.



This small but growing local coffee chain closed its Thanksgiving Tower location in downtown Dallas on August 10 and the Willow Bend location in Plano in May. However, other locations are open in the Design District, Crescent Court, Cypress Waters, and Addison.

Bartaco / FW

This upscale taco chain once had two locations in Dallas-Fort Worth: the Preston Center in Dallas and the West Bend development in Fort Worth.

The Dallas location closed in early 2020, but Fort Worth still stayed there – until last week. Customers found a closed restaurant and a West Bend spokesman said in an uncertain voice, “We don’t know what’s going to happen to Bartaco.”

Fish bowl poke

The Frisco location of this poke shop is closed. It’s been in Preston for several years and 121. One location is McKinney is still open.

Cafe Izmir

The location in downtown Dallas was terminated by the landlord Alto 211 Management together with the small neighboring restaurant Miguel’s Cantina. A letter asking the restaurant to vacate its premises indicated that the restaurant owed an unpaid rent of $ 141,708.

According to a downtown resident, Miguel’s owner was 64 years old and it made no economic sense to try to reopen, especially since he was dependent on the lunchtime business that didn’t currently exist.

Cafe Izmir is still on Greenville Avenue.

Nazca kitchen

The Latin American restaurant in Walnut Hill and US-75 was closed on August 18 via an announcement on Facebook. “Good bye, thank you!” it said. “We are so sorry to say that COVID-19 got the best of us. Thank you to all of our guests, current and past employees and salespeople. Nearly 8 years in Dallas is a will in itself. We love you all! It was a great time! “

Nosh Bistro

The newest restaurant, originally opened by Chef Avner Samuels, closed on August 1st. Samuels was gone after six months and the restaurant lasted six months before it closed.


The upscale gastropub at Klyde Warren Park closed on August 23, along with Relish, its accompanying burger stand. The park management will rethink the concept and in the meantime rent out the space for events.

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