Where to eat in Fort Worth in 2023

This one’s for the foodies.

FTW-Osteria 61-JAN

A look at the inside of Osteria 61.

Rendering by Ibañez Shaw Architecture

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The new year promises to be an exciting one for Fort Worth — especially for us foodies. From the No. 1 rooftop destination in the world to a Michelin Star chef opening his own concepts, we’ve rounded up the most anticipated restaurant openings of 2023.

Goat & Vine Restaurant + Winery, 2600 W. 7th St.

The upscale restaurant and tasting room features house-made pastas, steaks, and multiple wine labels for guests to enjoy.

  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Anticipated opening date: Friday, Jan. 27
FTW-Osteria 61

Osteria 61 will open this week inside the First on 7th complex.

Rendering courtesy of First on 7th

61 Osteria, 500 W. 7th St.

The restaurant by Adam Jones — who also owns Grace and Little Red Wasp — is downtown’s newest concept with views overlooking Burnett Park. The menu is created by executive chef Blaine Staniford and features traditional Italian dishes with a “focus on seasonal ingredients sourced from local farmers.”

  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Anticipated opening date: Tuesday, Jan. 31
The No. 1 rooftop restaurant in the world

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

Quince, 1701 River Run

TCU grad and CEO of Rooftop Ventures Brian Sneed is bringing the “No. 1 rooftop destination in the world” to the banks of the Trinity River. The restaurant originating from San Miguel de Allende, Mexico will serve dishes from around the globe including French pastries, sushi, and Texas angus steaks.

  • Cuisine: Eclectic
  • Anticipated opening date: End of January
FTW-F1 Smokehouse-JAN

F1 Smokehouse is currently located at the Clearkfork Trailheaad behind Press Cafe.

Photo by F1 Smokehouse

F1 Smokehouse, 517 University Dr.

Felipe Armenta and Michelin Star chef Graham Elliott are working on a brick-and-mortar restaurant for the beloved food truck that currently resides at the Clearkfork Trailhead. The concept will be reinvented in the Cultural District with a 2.0 version of the barbecue classics.

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
  • Anticipated opening date: End of January
FTW-Musume-JAN

Musume will open inside the Signature Sandman Hotel.

Photo by @musumedallas

MUSUME, 810 Houston St.

The Dallas sushi restaurant is expanding with a location inside the new Sandman Signature Hotel (expected to open in March). The restaurant will feature minimalist architecture, tropical greenery, private dining rooms, and a tatami room.

  • Cuisine: Japanese
  • Anticipated opening date: May
FTW-Gold Handle Coffee

The John Wayne-inspired cafe is coming to the Stockyards.

Photo by Gold Handle Coffee

Gold Handle Coffee, 112 W. Exchange Ave.

Railcar Coffee & Spirits will soon be the flagship store for John Wayne Gold Handle Coffee. The cafe is inspired by The Duke’s tradition of gifting personalized gold-handed mugs and will serve coffee and wine.

  • Cuisine: Beverages
  • Anticipated opening date: March
FTW-PS 1200

Amy McNutt is opening two restaurants inside the PS 1200 development.

Rendering courtesy of Prince Concepts

Dreamboat Donuts and Scoops, 1200 6th St.

The vegan confectionery shop will be located in the PS 1200 development in the Near Southside. The concept by Spiral Diner owner Amy McNutt will feature plant-based ice cream, donuts, and other pastries like apple fritters and ice cream sandwiches.

  • Cuisine: Vegan desserts
  • Anticipated opening date: Early spring
FTW-PS 1200

Maiden will also take a spot inside the PS 1200 development.

Rendering courtesy of Prince Concepts

Maiden: Fine Plants and Spirits, 1200 6th St.

Also from the mind of Spiral Diner owner Amy McNutt, this intimate fine dining experience will feature a full bar, a dozen tables, and a nightly multi-course tasting menu. The chef-driven vegan restaurant will open in the PS 1200 development.

  • Cuisine: Vegan
  • Anticipated opening date: Early summer
FTW-Sickies Garage

Sickies is a family-friendly concept known for its expansive menu with 50 burgers and 50 brews.

Photo by Sickies Garage

Sickies Garage Burgers and Brews, 6770 Fossil Bluff Dr.

The garage-themed burger concept is opening in the former Pasados Cafe location and will serve 50 different types of burgers and brews.

  • Cuisine: American
  • Anticipated opening date: Spring
FTW-Cafe Margot

Cafe Margot will replace the Corner Bakery Cafe.

Screenshot from Google Earth

Cafe Margot, 3150 S. Hulen St.

Also created by local chef Felipe Armenta in collaboration with Graham Elliott, the menu will feature house-made pasta, slow-braised meats, fresh fish, and pastries. The restaurant, named after Felipe’s daughter, is described as being “the opposite of stuffy.”

  • Cuisine: French
  • Anticipated opening date: April
FTW-Hudson House

Hudson House will replace the old Ice House building along Camp Bowie.

Rendering provided by Hudson House

Hudson House, 4600 Dexter Ave.

Set to replace a historic ice house along Camp Bowie, the restaurant features a raw bar, New England-style lobster rolls, mac-and-cheese, and burgers.

  • Cuisine: American
  • Anticipated opening date: Late 2023
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The 701 project will feature Walloon’s as its fixture restaurant.

Rendering by VLK Architects

Walloon’s, 701 W. Magnolia Ave.

Created by Marcus Paslay, the chef’s fourth concept, the seafood-centric restaurant will provide a New Orleans and Charleston feel.

  • Cuisine: Seafood
  • Anticipated opening date: Summer
FTW-Old Texas Brewing Co.

Old Texas Brewing Com. has been a long-time staple in Burleson.

Photo by Old Texas Brewing Co. via Facebook

Old Texas Brewing Co., 6333 Camp Bowie Blvd.

The Burleson-based brewpub is expanding to Cowtown with a large patio, full bar, live music, and Old Texas Brewing classics like brisket stuffed jalapeños and burgers.

  • Cuisine: American
  • Anticipated opening date: Spring
FTW-Daynes Craft Barbecue

Is there such thing as too much barbecue?

Photo by @daynetxbbq

Dayne’s Craft Barbecue, 9840 Camp Bowie W. Blvd.

Named a “Top 50 BBQ Joint” by Texas Monthly, the local staple is opening its first brick-and-mortar with the same smoked meats that sell out daily.

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
  • Anticipated opening date: Early summer
FTW-Brix Barbecue

Everyone knows that the blackened crust is the best part. | Photo by @brixbarbecue

Brix Barbecue, 2018 Bryan Ave.

Also opening its first brick-and-mortar, this barbecue joint is currently serving up Texas-style barbecue out of an airstream by Hopfusion Ale Works.

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
  • Anticipated opening date: First quarter of 2023
FTW-Oak and Eden

This will be the Bridgeport-based whiskey distillery’s second tasting room.

Photo by Oak & Eden

Oak & Eden, 5188 Monahans Ave.

The Texas whiskey brand is opening a new tasting room and bar with its signature Bottle Builder program where visitors can create their own whiskey bottle using four finished whiskey bases and infusion options.

  • Cuisine: American
  • Anticipated opening date: Spring
FTW-Plank Seafood Privisions

Plank Seafood Provisions will be one of the newest restaurants in The Shops at Clearfork.

Photo provided by DBA Commercial Real Estate

Plank Seafood Provisions, 5188 Monahans Ave.

The seafood restaurant will be an open-kitchen setup with a full raw bar and a wood-fired grill serving environmentally-sourced ingredients from Maine to Massachusetts and the shores of Greece.

  • Cuisine: Seafood
  • Anticipated opening date: First of the year

On our radar

Pie Tap Pizza Workshop + Bar, 1305 W. Magnolia Ave. | The Dallas-born pizza stop is expanding to Cowtown with its classic crust and sauce recipes.

Riot Room, 1100 Foch St. | Texas country artist Koe Wetzel is behind this new bar. The bar is looking to fill several positions, ranging from bartenders to line cooks.

Ian’s Sandwiches, 2905 Race St. | La Onda’s chef Victor Villarreal is opening a new sandwich pop-up named after his son Ian.

Terry Black’s Barbecue, 2926 W. 7th St. | The Austin-based eatery plans to expand into North Texas and replace the existing Wendy’s.

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