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Your Dallas Restaurant Openings and News for June


What: Trinity Groves is home to a brand new Korean barbecue spot, just in time to get your summer meat sweats. Grill at your own table or (if barbecue isn’t really your thing) try dishes like hot stone bibimbap and soondubu jigae. Expect “fusion favorites” on the lunch menu, along with a full bar serving up cocktails made with popular Korean liquors.
Where: 320 Singleton Boulevard
When: As of May 30, K’s House is open for business!

What: This sleek new Italian restaurant in University Park is serving up fresh takes on classic Italian dishes, featuring homemade pastas and breads, as well as fresh fish and proteins butchered in-house daily. There is also expansive outdoor seating, so you can still soak up that quality patio time.
Where: 8416 Preston Center Plaza
When: Go ahead and make your reservations now—Il Bracco is now open for business.

What: Wah Wah Room may share a kitchen and patio with its sister establishment Laurel Tavern, but that’s pretty much where the similarities end. This intimate ’70s-themed cocktail bar resembles a recording studio, with an analog corner packed with still-functional 8-track tape and listening materials.
Where: 1922 Greenville Avenue
When: Get ready to browse some vinyl, cocktail in hand. Wah Wah is open now.

What: The folks behind High & Tight Barbershop have unveiled a new destination in Deep Ellum, taking over the former Drugstore Cowboy spot. With nearly 50 disco balls on the ceiling, vintage decor, and pinball machines, there’s plenty to take in. And if you need something to soak up the cocktail menu, there are artisanal grilled cheese sandwiches to enjoy.
Where: 2721 Main Street
When: This Miami Vice-inspired hotspot is open now.

What: Galleria shoppers, there’s a new place nearby for you to check out! This Mexico City-style taqueria from chef Francisco Javier Madero is now open for business, with traditional proteins like carnitas, cochinita pibil, and brisket, along with modernized bites like smoked salmon.
Where: 14060 Dallas Parkway
When: Make your Taco Tuesday plans ASAP—they’re ready for ya.

What: The folks that brought us Bowen House, Old Warsaw, and the Kennedy Room are back with Las Palmas, a new destination for Tex Mex. Inspired by Dallas’s dining heritage from the 1950s to the 1980s, there are standards like tacos and enchiladas, with updated plates like Texas Wagyu steak fajitas with bone marrow butter.
Where: 2708 Routh Street
When: Las Palmas is open now!

What: This giant restaurant/entertainment center has been in the works for a while, but there’s finally a grand opening date planned for late June. The 24,000 square feet space will host ping-pong, darts, board games, old-school video games, bowling, private karaoke rooms… oh, and quite the menu. Those showing up to play will have plenty of options, from shrimp burgers to “Super Food Grain Bowls,” local beers and yes, even punches.
Where: 2600 Main Street
When: Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 29.


Patio flies, brace yourselves: Henderson Avenue watering hole The Skellig is building a beer garden, complete with fire pits and plenty of seating. The project is expected to be finished this summer, so assemble your crew now. (2409 N. Henderson Avenue)

  • Shake Shack has opened yet another Dallas location—this time, it’s Greenville Avenue. The newest spot opened its doors on May 27, joining six other outposts of the chain in DFW. (5500 Greenville Avenue, Unit 505)

  • Sad news for Cuban food enthusiasts—C. Señor has shuttered its beloved spot in Bishop Arts. Not all hope is lost though, according to CultureMap, owner Tony Alvarez has plans to relocate the stall to a new location in the neighborhood, though an official address has not been announced. (330 West Davis Street)

  • Knox-Henderson residents and frequenters may have noticed that Abacus has closed its doors. As one of Dallas’ longstanding fine-dining establishments, Jasper’s Restaurant Group pulled the plug June 1 in order to make plans for a new concept that will open later this summer. Stay tuned!

  • Jack Perkins’ Mockingbird Diner shuttered at the end of May following a Hail Mary switch to cafeteria-style serving. The spot occupied a massive A-frame building near Love Field and suffered from staffing issues. It was good, and it will be missed.

  • While you’re catching a Rangers game at Arlington’s Globe Life Park, be sure to check out their award-winning vegan food menus. The ballpark has been among PETA’s top rankings for vegan-friendly fare, but this year it took the number one slot as the most vegan-friendly ballpark in the country. (1000 Ballpark Way, Arlington)

via Eater, Dallas Observer, Culture Map