Zagat: Austin's 10 Most Anticipated Fall Restaurant Openings


Though the temperature might indicate otherwise, fall is most certainly around the corner and, with it, comes a roster of exciting Austin restaurant openings. Whether pizza's your jam or veggie noodles are more your cup of tea, there's something for everyone served at these 10 anticipated spots.

Salt Traders Coastal Cooking
Opening: Late summer/early fall
After opening a trio of successful Jack Allen's Kitchen locations, veteran chef Jack Gilmore is moving onto a brand-new concept which will showcase his years spent fishing and cooking on the Gulf. Salt Traders Coastal Cooking will feature a raw bar (serving oysters, ceviche and crudo) and a menu with offerings such as a lobster roll, smoked fish dip, seafood gumbo and some homestyle favorites that aren't from the ocean, like a classic flat-top burger and wood-fired chicken. Cocktails will also be inspired by the coast.
2850 IH-35 N; Round Rock

Brentwood Social House
Opening: Early October
Suzanne Daniels moved back to Austin in 2010 with the dream of opening a family-friendly coffee shop in her Brentwood neighborhood. She connected with British baker Sarah Olano, who'd been selling her savory pies and quiches at the farmer's market but wanted a brick-and-mortar bakery. Together, the two will open Brentwood Social House this fall, bringing the neighborhood together with high-quality coffee and tea, French and English pastries and a pet-friendly garden and patio.
1601 W. Koenig Ln.

John Scott and Eddy Patterson, the co-founders of Stubbs BBQ, are opening a restaurant in a former South Austin print shop this fall. Eberly is named after Angelina Eberly, a local innkeeper who stood up to President Sam Houston and his Texas Rangers by firing a cannon to stave off a rebellion and preserve Austin as the capital of Texas in 1846. Eberly will feature contemporary American cuisine crafted by executive chef Jim Tripi, a bakery led by executive pastry chef Natalie Gazaui (formerly of McGuire-Moorman Hospitality) and an interior designed by Mickie Spencer (Hillside FarmacySawyer & Co, Ah Sing Den) plus a rooftop deck with views of Downtown Austin.
615 S. Lamar Blvd.

Austin Daily Press
Early November
Austin Daily Press (known to locals as ADP) will open its second location this fall, in a 1,000-sq.-ft. space almost twice as large as its flagship building on MLK Boulevard. The second spot will be a Tex-Mex diner concept, with 10 indoor seats and a two-tiered patio overlooking Cesar Chavez. Executive chef ReedFaitak's new menu will feature tortas served on housemade talera rolls, seasonal salads, breakfast tacos and composed breakfast plates, such as pork belly carnitas with roasted cabbage, smoked jalapeño apple jam, fried eggs and a housemade biscuit. Amelia Moore (Bullfight, Walton's Fancy and Staple, The Mansion at Judge's Hill) will step forward as the restaurant's head baker and pastry chef.
4620 E. Cesar Chavez St.

Second Bar + Kitchen
Late summer/early fall
After launching the highly anticipated Boiler Nine Bar + Grill this summer, La Corsha Hospitality is now expanding the popular Second Bar + Kitchen, starting with a new location inside the Archer Hotel, a boutique concept near the Domain. Later this fall, the hospitality group will expand the Downtown location into the space formerly occupied by fine-dining concept Congress (which closed this past winter), and next on the horizon is the opening of a location at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, which will be a game-changer for our city's humble airport.
3121 Palm Way

Hudson's on the Bend
Late October
After running Hudson's on the Bend for 31 years, executive chef Jeff Blank sold the restaurant this spring to restaurateurs Billy Caruso (a partner at 24 Diner and Easy Tiger Bake Shop and most recently the executive chef at III Forks Chicago) and Chris McFall (who's served as a beverage director at PaggiHouse, Lamberts, Sullivan's Steakhouse and more). After a major renovation, the new incarnation will launch this fall. Expect to see plenty of brand-new menu items plus some spins on classics.
3509 Ranch Rd 620 N

Late fall
The team behind Jacoby's will bring a new concept to the Govalle neighborhood this fall. Grizzelda's will feature heirloom and traditional central and coastal Mexican dishes by executive chef Albert Gonzalez and chef de cuisine Austin Ewald. The nearly 2,000-sq.-ft. space will feature both indoor seating and a spacious patio.
105 Tillery St.

Cannon & Belle
Opening: Early October
With the ongoing renovation of the Downtown Hilton comes the unveiling of this brand-new concept in the space formerly occupied by Finn & Porter. Executive chef Peter Maffei is still at the helm, this time focusing on fresh and flavorful American creations, like playful pizzas (pork belly banh mi, Texas beef rib and a Grand Slam breakfast pie), toasted farro salad, Texas caviar salsa, duck biscuits and gravy,kombucha cocktails, smokehouse bread pudding and more.
500 E. Fourth St.

Pizzeria Sorellina
Much to our delight, the long-anticipated new pizza concept by the owners of Apis will launch in the next couple months. The starting menu features six types of salumi that have been perfected by chef-owner Taylor Hall and chef de cuisine Adam Brick. Pizza highlights include a mushroom, Taleggio, wild boar speck creation with fried rosemary and a manila clam pie with tomato, salmorglio, pecorino and roasted fennel.
23526 Hwy 71 W., Spicewood

Veggie Heaven
Late summer/early fall
Back by popular demand, Austin's favorite veggie-friendly Chinese eatery is reopening in a Downtown location. Expect all the old favorites (Protein 3000, anyone?) plus new additions like tofu fries, veggie burgers and veggie ramen – plus a full bar.
1611 W. Fifth St.

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