The Most Notable Restaurant Openings Of 2012

Ten Bells Tavern
This Oak Cliff restaurant and bar opened across the street from The Oak Cliff Social Club. It's a great pace for bar food, and one of my favorite bars in Dallas.

Catherine Downes
Monica's Nueva Cocina
Monica's Nueva Cocina: Monica Greene opened her latest concept to much fanfare, but mysteriously left the restaurant that bears her name this month.

E Bar
Eddie Cervantes, the man behind Primo's in Uptown, recently opened the new Tex-mex restaurant and bar on one-way Haskell Ave.

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Lori Bandi
The French bistro is a nice addition to the Bishop Arts District. Go for the oysters, and stay for the burgers and wine list.

The new "healthy" Greenville Avenue restaurant opened this year. Something tells me you'll see a few more of them open next year, too.

Catherine Downes
Sisu Uptown's newest restaurant and bar took over a renovated old house on Maple Avenue.

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Hopdoddy Burger Bar
The Austin-based restaurant and bar set up shop in Preston Center. The lines have been constant ever since.

Ser Dallas' newest steakhouse, perched on the 27th floor of the Hilton Anatole opened its doors, er, elevator doors, on October 1. They replaced Nana's well respected Italian cooking with meat, meat and more meat.

Matt's Rancho Martinez
The Tex-Mex restaurant has moved into its new home on Skillman, and then earned three stars from the DMN.

Havana Café The small, family run restaurant is serving up tasty Cuban fare in Casa Linda Plaza. Try the ropa vieja sandwich and thank me later.

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@Dallas_Observer why didn't Zenna make the list? They opened a new spot on Rosemead. There are 3 locations open till 3am! Great food!


@Dallas_Observer do I have to eat at all of these places before 2013 to say I'm cool? because I will

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