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Your Dallas Restaurant Openings, Closing and News for September



Good Companions 
This coffee house/natural wine bar is pretty much making all of our weekend dreams come true. Sit and sip in this restored 1916 Craftsman-style house and enjoy European sandwiches and signature sticky buns if you need a light bite.
Where: 308 N. Bishop Avenue
When: Incorporate this place into your weekend plans now—they’re already open! 

What: This latest concept from Exxir Hospitality (think Good Companions, Paradiso… you know, a couple of the other places mentioned in this post!) has opened a taco and burger joint. Their menu features breakfast tacos available all day (score!), along with charro dip, guacamole, curly fries *and* vegetarian options made with Beyond Meat. 
Where: 250 N. Bishop Avenue
When: This budget-friendly Bishop Arts spot is open. 

Hinodeya Ramen & Bar
What: California-made ramen has arrived in Dallas! Only three different types of ramen will be on this elevated menu, but pretty heavy on the (delicious) details. We already have heart eyes for the “signature” Hinodeya bowl, topped with marinated egg, chashu pork, nori and scallop-pork oil. A vegan broth is also on the menu, along with a few snacks, like takoyaki and fried oysters. 
Where: 2023 Greenville Avenue, Suite 130
When: Go ahead and get in line now… this place is open and won’t be taking reservations.

Photo: Jonathan Rienstra

Photo: Jonathan Rienstra

Exxir Hospitality continues to take over the world, err, Bishop Arts, this time with a European-inspired restaurant. Their (secretive for now) menu includes wood-grilled entrees, housemade pastas and even a mezze service via adorable bar cart. 
Where: 308 North Bishop Avenue
When: Paradiso is open as of August 23 and taking limited reservations now. 

The Crab Station
What: Deep Ellum’s newest seafood restaurant is here! Their sweet little storefront (and their eighth location!) is serving up all the Cajun favorites, like fried platters, jambalaya, gumbo, and sausage po’ boys. Our mouths are already watering, TBH. 
Where: 2813 Commerce Street
When: Go get your Viet-Cajun on—they’re open as of August 24.


Keep your eye on The Village Dallas. This apartment complex is working on building a new entertainment district that includes a dozen restaurants. According to a release, Nilton "Junior" Borges will be overseeing the operation as executive chef and VP of culinary. He says the restaurant, which has not been named, will have a refined, modern design with about 100 seats indoors and more on a patio. Stay tuned for more details! (8310 Southwestern Boulevard)

A former NOLA gastropub has found its way to Dallas. The restaurant at the Deep Ellum Hostel formerly known as Izkina has transformed to Booty's, serving up cocktails and an eclectic assortment of international street food. (2801 Elm Street)

Harry Potter fans, listen up! Henderson Avenue’s Whippersnapper has conjured another pop up for all of us who never received our Hogwarts letters.  "The Leaky Cauldron" will showcase Harry Potter-themed cocktails, characters, photo ops and even nightly entertainment. So bring your costumes and wands and make it snappy — this theme will only last through September 7. (1806 McMillan Avenue)

There’s finally some news regarding the former Abacus space on McKinney—Jasper's Uptown is taking over. This will be their third location, joining their posts in Richardson and The Woodlands. Expect elevated backyard fare like sweet chili-rubbed rotisserie chicken with garlic roasted vegetables and honey barbecue sauce and cast iron sides (crispy ranch Brussels sprouts, anyone?). (4511 McKinney Avenue)


As breakfast enthusiasts, this one hurts. Buzzbrews Kitchen has closed its Lemmon Avenue location after 11 years of business. Owner Ernest Belmore confirmed that the restaurant had shut down and that employees would be reassigned to one of the chain's other four locations. "As the saying goes, 'When one door closes, another one opens,'" Belmore tells CultureMap.

The smile-inducing Swiss chalet-style house on Greenville is about to be no more. Melios Bros Char Bar has announced that they’re closing with a date set for September 22. "The Melios Brothers would like to thank all our customers for the support and business you all have given us for over 40 years," their Facebook post confirms. "Our little blue and white house on lower Greenville has become a landmark because of the love you all have shown us."

Farewell, drag brunches. Deep Ellum’s beloved Don't Tell Supper Club closed its doors on August 12. “ I want to thank you - our amazing patrons - for all for the continued support and you (our amazing staff) for your incredible hard work,” their Facebook post reads. “To all my staff that stuck together and created great friendships and a great place to be, despite all the threats and sabotage from a particular ex-employee.” Hmm. While we’re completely bummed, we also have to admit that there may be a little more to this story… 

RIP lobster enchiladas. Mesa Dallas, Oak Cliff’s award-winning and Beyonce-approved restaurant has closed. We’re still crossing our fingers for a new concept, but it looks like there’s nothing new to announce for now. 

It looks like another Oak Cliff staple has shuttered. Mi Lindo Oaxaca and their squash blossom quesadillas are no more. But there is a silver lining: Owner Honorio García is directing customers to his new restaurant, El Oaxaqueño Panadería y Taquería, at 2324 W. Clarendon Drive. Expect A+ trompo tacos and pizzas, along with other assorted tacos and tortas. 

via Culture Map, Eater, Dallas Observer