It’s a busy time for restaurant openings in Dallas, with many in the works, some coming this year, others in 2023.
But this list is more immediate. It is for those who live in the here and now. These restaurants have either just opened or are about to open. (Two open this weekend.)
There is a coffee shop, bakery, bar on Greenville Avenue, kebab shop, Loatian Thai restaurant and seafood restaurant. Something for every taste.
Here are the 6 latest restaurant openings in Dallas:
La La Land Kid Cafe
The Dallas coffee shop chain, known for its bright yellow color scheme and charitable mission to employ foster children, just opened a location in Richardson. Housed in a former Great Outdoors Sub Shop at 242 W. Campbell Rd., this is the seventh La La in Texas since the concept debuted off Lowest Greenville in 2017. They have a fun drinks menu like the Fruity Pebbles Flavored Butterfly Latte, with Matcha and Butterfly Pea Blossom Tea, and The Cookies n’ Dream Latte with Oreo Crumble, La La Cloud Froth, Honey, Vanilla, and Espresso. The menu includes light bites like truffle burrata avocado toast and cocoa banana chia seed pudding. This location is unique to the chain as it is their first drive-thru, which has recently become a must-have coffee shop convenience.
Lubella’s pastry shop
The highly anticipated bakery of acclaimed pastry chef Maria Becerra (she was nominated for the 2022 CultureMap Tastemaker Award for Pastry Chef of the Year) and her husband Ismael Trejo Gonzalez opens September 25 at 10323 Ferguson Rd. The couple have been in the for many years The restaurant industry, but this is their first business, opening in the newly renovated ’50s Casa View Center (which also houses a vibrant new Starbucks Community Store). Named for her two daughters, Lubellas serves desserts like croissants, made-to-order and sliced cakes, pan dulce, and tres leches cakes similar to the ones Becerra bakes for Jose Restaurant in the Park Cities.
September 23rd is finally opening day for this cool bar-restaurant at 2100 Greenville Ave. serving Belgian bites and drinks. Named after a parade that takes place in Brussels, Meyboom had come a long way: Owners Jeff and April Karetnick initially set their sights on the former San Francisco Rose space, but between the pandemic and parking problems, they turned to this new and improved one to location. Two years later it’s a happy ending, with a fine selection of beers and food, like mussels you can cook four ways and dishes that will stick to your ribs, like potato and beer cheese soup, leek and mashed potatoes, and fried Cauliflower with beer cheese sauce. A special brunch menu includes Belgian street fries, poutine, Liege waffles, homemade omelettes and chocolate and raspberry French toast.
Founded in Dallas in 2012, the Lao and Thai restaurant has opened its third location, this one in Plano at The Shops at Legacy North, 7300 Lone Star Dr. #C128. Signature dishes include duck rice, sizzling Bangkok beef, salmon pa nang, noodles, fried rice, curries and stuffed chicken wings. As well as the usual Lao and Thai fusion fare, this spot offers some Plano-exclusive items, including sea bass, chicken with yuzu-citrus sauce, and garlic stir-fry. They are open for dinner every night and for lunch on weekdays when they offer a dish of the day of fried veggie spring rolls or soup of the day, appetizer and drink. They also have a full service bar with exotic cocktails like Sakhuu Jungle Fever and Thai Tea Paradise.
A fast casual California restaurant concept opens in Frisco at 6851 Warren Pkwy. #201 on September 29th. They specialize in doner kebabs: thin slices of meat scraped from a vertical spit roast, then wrapped in flatbread with tomato, onion, lettuce and sauce. They also make veggie wraps like the ones with hummus, lemon herb tahini, olives, green pepper, tomato, cucumber, roasted corn, pickled onion, crispy chickpeas, romaine lettuce, kale, falafel, or quinoa. There is a big commitment to fries like Berliner fries with Berliner Rot sauce, tzatziki sauce, cabbage, carrot salad, cucumber, tomato, feta, olives, corn and pepperoni. Other options include salads, bowls, and gyros, plus a full bar 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-area location in Frisco at 1305 Cowboys Way in the Star District. Tricky Fish is known for its coastal Cajun-inspired seafood dishes, with highlights like fried green tomatoes served with tartar sauce and blackened shrimp; The damn good DGD salad; and the Fried Shrimp Po’Boy. Today’s Catch is a daily seafood special with a variety of preparations to choose from such as: B. the signature “Tricky Fish” style with crawfish etouffee, dirty rice and okra. A full bar serves craft cocktails, draft beer, a daily happy hour, and rotating drink specials. Weekend brunch with homemade mimosa bar is served Saturday-Sunday 10am-2pm.