12 restaurants coming to Fort Worth in 2022

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The No. 1 rooftop restaurant in the world
Quince has been named the No. 1 rooftop restaurant in the world | Photo via @quincerooftop

The new year promises to be an exciting one for Fort Worth — especially for us foodies. From the No. 1 rooftop restaurant in the world to a new barbecue joint in the heart of the city, we’ve made a list of some of the most anticipated restaurant openings of 2022.

Paloma Suerte, Mule Alley, 122 Exchange Ave.

Chef Tim Love — the owner of four other Stockyard restaurants — is opening his first Tex-Mex restaurant that will feature signature cocktails + five varieties of birria tacos grilled tableside.

  • Cuisine: Tex-Mex
  • Opening date: January

Fitzgerald, 6115 Camp Bowie Blvd.

Chef Ben Merritt, a 2019 Chopped winner, will take over the former Blu Crab space and feature menu items like crawfish fondue, lobster corn dogs + crab beignets.

  • Cuisine: Seafood-centric
  • Opening date: Early 2022

Don Artemio, 3268 W. 7th St.

Chef Juan Ramón Cárdenas Cantú is transforming the former Gatti’s Pizza in the cultural district into a place that embodies Northeastern Mexican culture. The menu will feature items built around authentic Mexican cuisine like roasted goat and fresh tortillas.

  • Cuisine: Contemporary Mexican
  • Opening date: February

Quince, 1701 River Run

TCU grad Brian Sneed will open what’s been named the No. 1 rooftop restaurant in the world along the Trinity River with dishes from around the globe like ceviche, yakimeshi + burgers.

  • Cuisine: Eclectic
  • Opening date: March

Brix Barbecue, 1012 S. Main St.

Pitmaster Trevor Sales is saying goodbye to his “Smokestream” and hello to his first brick and mortar location, featuring all the barbecue fixins’ like brisket, sausage, and crispy-edged burgers.

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
  • Opening date: Spring

Paris Coffee Shop, 704 W. Magnolia Ave.

Known to be one of Fort Worth’s oldest restaurants, the breakfast joint closed last year for renovations on the kitchen, dining room, restrooms + storage areas. It’s expected to reopen with some of its favorite menu items like corned beef hash and fluffy meringue pies.

  • Cuisine: Homestyle cooking
  • Opening date: May

Jon’s Grille, 2905 W. Berry St.

The original Jon’s Grille opened in 1989 and was a staple for students and staff at TCU. After its unexpected closure in 2021, Chef Jon Bonnell decided to reopen it with a focus on American classics.

  • Cuisine: Burgers and barbecue
  • Opening date: June

Caterina’s, 128 Exchange Ave.

This upscale eatery, also owned by Chef Tim Love, will open in Mule Alley — across the street from Paloma Suerte — and feature dark ambient lighting and white tablecloths. Tim describes the restaurant as a flashback to the 1950s.

  • Cuisine: Throwback Italian
  • Opening date: Spring

Fred’s Texas Cafe, 7101 Camp Bowie W.

On New Year’s Eve, Fred’s closed its iconic W. 7th St. location, but a bigger location with the same great burgers, conversation, and music is expected to open just down the street.

  • Cuisine: American grill
  • Opening date: Spring

Truck Yard, Alliance Town Center

Described as an adult playground, the restaurant is expanding to Fort Worth with live music, indoor + outdoor patios, a full bar, and a 38-foot Ferris wheel — not to mention the endless brunch, lunch, dinner, and happy hour offerings.

  • Cuisine: American classics
  • Opening date: Spring

61 Osteria, 500 W. 7th St.

Sitting on the ground floor of the newly-renovated First on 7th complex, Chef Blaine Staniford will serve up fresh dishes with classic Italian simplicity. Bonus: most dishes will only feature three to four ingredients.

  • Cuisine: Upscale Italian
  • Opening date: Mid-2022

Flower Child, 1616 S. University Dr. 

Taking over the space of McKinley’s Bakery in University Park Village, this health spot is serving up made-from-scratch meals like bowls, wraps + salads.

  • Cuisine: Health-focused
  • Opening date: Mid-2022