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A new wave of Dallas restaurants reopens, masked up and ready to roll

A new wave of Dallas restaurants reopens, masked up and ready to roll

Moxie's Grill & Bar
You can get your Moxie back. Because this is a dish from Moxie's. Which has reopened. See. Photo courtesy of Moxie's Grill & Bar

Dallas restaurants continue to experience a dramatic rate of change in the wake of the pandemic outbreak, as they slowly return to business. There'll be another big bump on June 12, when Texas' reopening plan allows Dallas restaurants to 75 percent.

Meanwhile, here's what has recently reopened (and temporarily closed):


Avanti Restaurant in Uptown Dallas has reopened on Mondays for dine-in and takeout, with a 50 percent discount on their wine list. For reservations, call 214-871-4955.

Blue Mesa Grill has reopened all three locations for dine-in, takeout, and free delivery. That includes their Addison location at 14866 Montfort Dr. (officially Dallas), plus Plano and Fort Worth. They've developed new menus for lunch and dinner, and a weekend brunch menu with family-style dishes that sub in for their signature buffet. Brunch is also available for curbside pick-up, $65 to feed four.

Craft and Growler, the beer bar in Exposition Park, has reopened following state orders at 25 percent capacity.

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse has reopened for dine in at its Dallas and Plano locations.

First Watch, the daytime café chain, has reopened its Dallas-area restaurants for dine-in service in accordance with regional guidelines. They're also open for take-out, which can be ordered online at or by calling your nearest location, where you can also can sign up online on a waiting list for a table prior to arriving. They have 15 locations in the area including Preston Forest, Lake Highlands, Richardson, Plano, Frisco, McKinney, Euless, and Fort Worth.

Good Union Urban BBQ at CityLine in Richardson has reopened its dining room with social distancing practices and protocols, including sanitizing tables and chairs between each customer. Good Union Urban BBQ recently released an app for ordering takeout including their family pack.

Knife Dallas is now offering dine-in 7 days a week with a reservation. They continue to practice increased safety measures in both their dining room and patio, and their full menu is still available for take-out. Dining-in hours are 5–10 pm daily; take-out orders can be placed from 4-9 pm the day of.

Lawry's The Prime Rib has increased its hours and is offering lunch again, including a hand-carved sandwich bar with choice of bread, cheese, toppings, and a side dish. Sandwich choices include Prime Rib, Prime Rib Dip, Turkey, Corned Beef, and Pastrami.

Merchant House on Maple Avenue has reopened with safety measures including distancing, servers wearing face masks, and single-use menus.

Moxie's, the restaurant and sports bar chain, has reopened all of its U.S. locations with protocols in place, including two in DFW: Uptown Dallas and Plano. You can dine inside the restaurant or on the patio, with new Happy Hour features from 3-6 pm. They're also still offering curbside pickup and delivery at all locations, with 25 percent off all to healthcare workers and first responders for phone-in pick-up orders.

Pakpao Thai in Dallas' Preston Hollow Village has reopened, 11 am-10 pm daily, with new menu items including some pan-Asian favorites.

Table 13 in Addison is open with dine-in dinner service from 5-10 pm, and also live music, not to mention a Copper River salmon special for $39.99.


Royal China, the Preston Royal Chinese dining institution, had reopened at 50 percent capacity but has now shuttered temporarily due to an employee testing for COVID-19.