After her four decades of dining across Texas came to a halt in the pandemic, Pat Sharpe realizes that what makes a meal special goes way beyond the food.
From the team behind Emmer & Rye, this new Austin restaurant is a work of hearth.
Set in a beguiling bungalow, this meat-centric restaurant makes you feel right at home.
After working at such restaurants as Pujol, in Mexico City, chef Edgar Rico brings his masa talents to East Austin.
After years of successful pop-ups in Dallas, chef Justin Holt opens a spot that's an homage to these two Japanese dishes.
Almost nothing is as it seems at the new Spanish restaurant from the team behind BCN Taste & Tradition.
A revelatory trip four years ago inspired chef Larry Delgado to go back to his roots.
Tim Love's new restaurant takes a break (sort of) from Western cuisine.
Another weird name, another wonderful and inventive menu.
The celebrated chef behind FT33 returns with a restaurant that is less about flash and more about flavor.
Chefs Philip Speer, Gabe Erales, and Alan Delgado honor their border roots with a decidedly modern menu at Comedor in Downtown Austin.
The risk-taking, globally inspired menu is short, sweet, and a lot of fun.
At her newest restaurant, Rebecca Rather turns daytime meals into something special.
Staffed by students at the Culinary Institute of America, this new restaurant impresses our critic—even on opening night.
Founded in 1985, this Fort Worth institution goes back to perfecting the bistro basics. Mais oui.
With his two new restaurants, both in the same building, the acclaimed Atlanta chef continues what he started with State of Grace.
Chef Jesse DeLeon has created a decidedly modern menu in an 1890 Victorian house.
The celebrated chef revives the spirit of his now-closed Underbelly while creating something new and beguiling.
Italian sausages and charcuterie are the meat of the matter at the new restaurant from the owners of Lucia.
Cultural influences come together in delicious harmony at this exciting global restaurant.
A couple of well-known local chefs open dual concepts at the same location.
The traditional corn dough forms the basis of a culinary adventure at this new Mexican restaurant.
With a Southern-inspired menu, John and Elise Russ draw diners from all over the city to their neighborhood eatery.
One of the most renowned names in food scores big with Zaytinya, at the home of the Dallas Cowboys in Frisco.
La Gloria restaurateur Johnny Hernandez takes the all-American burger on a tour of Mexico at this vibrant new joint.
Chef Bruno Davaillon strikes gold with his take on classic French cuisine in a lush, glamorous setting.
With a magnificent medley of Mediterranean snacks, tapas, and appetizers, the entreés can wait at Gemma’s new sibling.
Foodies freaked when the famously fastidious chef closed Oxheart. But there’s much to like about its easygoing successor, Theodore Rex.
Austin chef Sonya Coté takes her expertise to Clifton (population 3,392).
Don’t let the folksy branding of this Austin newcomer fool you.
Elevated American food and killer views of downtown Dallas make Mirador destination dining.
From his childhood in Winnipeg to stops in New Orleans and Hong Kong, Ryan Lachaine goes his own way with an eclectic menu that spans the globe.
San Antonio’s Battalion serves primo Italian, including some of the best pasta in the state.
Mix one part Parisian bistro with one part American diner and voilà! Philip Speer’s Bonhomie.
Everyone thinks he’s nuts, but if any Texas chef can pull off rehauling an entire restaurant every year, it’s Chris Shepherd.
How a few formative years out in the middle of nowhere led Hugo Ortega to places he never imagined.
Paul Qui dispenses with pomp and pageantry at Kuneho, his ode to perfect bites and grateful smiles.
And the crab cakes, pork chops, and black-eyed-pea gumbo. It’s all here at Ronnie Killen’s latest and greatest.
At the Bin, chef Jason Dady reveals his long-running love affair with Spain’s small dishes.
A peck of tongue-tickling peppers will have you happily playing with fire at Houston’s newest Chinese restaurant.
Why Austin's L'Oca d'Oro will keep you coming back for contemporary Italian fare.
Get properly sauced at Arthur Ave, which offers a fresh take on classic italian dishes.
Ritual is turning tables with a Deep-South menu of gussied-up hush puppies and hoecakes.
At Dallas chef Stephen Pyles’s Flora Street Cafe, Mexican, Southern, and cowboy foodways meet an internationalist sensibility.
Dallas chef Julian Barsotti’s Sprezza does as the Romans do.
When Austin’s vegetable-forward restaurant Gardner failed, the proprietors transformed it into Chicon, a place aimed at the (adobo-rubbed) meat and (fingerling) potatoes crowd.
Dallas Asian-fusion restaurant Top Knot may be the newest member from the Uchi family, but it’s nobody’s kid brother.
Felipe Armenta’s secluded spot in Fort Worth serves up light steakhouse fare with a few surprises.
Dallas chef Nick Badovinus has brought the Pacific Northwest to North Texas, brine included.
The contemporary Southern restaurant Filament is bringing light to Dallas’s Deep Ellum neighborhood.