September 30, 2023


Free For All Food

Learn listing of just about every Dallas restaurant and bar that shut in 2020

It really is a gloomy CultureMap tradition to do an once-a-year record of restaurant closures although it is really ordinarily framed as far more as an homage to what arrived and went.

But the 2020 edition is additional brutal than standard, given that so a lot of dining establishments and bars closed due to COVID-19. Of all the fields to experience for the duration of the virus, the food and beverage sector experienced the worst.

This is the listing:

Ascension Espresso – Community chain closed their Thanksgiving Tower location in downtown Dallas on August 10, and the Willow Bend locale in Plano in May well.

Barbec’s – Breakfast favored shut following suffering a devastating fire in Oct.

Barnes & Noble – One-of-a-form bookstore-cafe in Plano closed in March, because of to the coronavirus.

Bartaco – Upscale taco chain based in Connecticut closed its two DFW locations, at Preston Centre in Dallas, and at West Bend in Fort Worth.

Elegance Bar – Dallas dance club debuted on Henderson Avenue a ten years back prior to moving to Deep Ellum, which it by no means definitely survived.

Black Swan Saloon — November closure of bar from acclaimed bartender Gabe Sanchez was a significant decline for Deep Ellum.

Boi Na Braza – Las Colinas place of this regionally-owned Brazilian steakhouse closed in May possibly right after two many years.

Bolsa – Landmark farm-to-table Oak Cliff restaurant shut in January, but the area has been revived as Encina by chef Matt Balke

Burger Avenue – The Mockingbird Lane location of this modest chain designed a huge dent when it closed in February right after 26 several years.

Cafe Specific – Houston-bred chain still left North Texas in the spring when it closed its closing area on Fans Lane in June.

Cafe Izmir – Regional Mediterranean strategy shut its downtown Dallas area in August.

California Pizza Kitchen – Iconic pizza chain from the West Coastline shut its Preston Center area in June, soon after nearly 30 many years.

Captain Nemo’s – Sub shop in Irving closed due to the virus, following 47-additionally several years in enterprise.

Casa Komali – Upscale Mexican eatery which served as a platform for many gifted chefs closed in January. Initially founded by chef Abraham Salum, it improved homeowners in 2016.

Cheese and Chutney – Oak Cliff boutique specializing in two meals groups, cheese and chutney shut in January following virtually three many years.

Hen Scratch/The Foundry – This restaurant-combo-reside tunes location that shut in May possibly was a pioneer in West Dallas, and a pioneer in fried rooster, which went on to turn into a enormous development.

Coconut Thai Grill in Carrollton closed because of to landlord troubles.

Prevalent Table – Pioneering craft beer temple in Uptown was struggling with a lease renewal when it determined to close in January.

Amazing River Cafe — Southwest restaurant and cigar bar in Irving closed in May soon after 20-as well as many years. It had a main bar scene and was a favored hangout for the duration of the yearly Byron Nelson golfing match.

Christie’s – Uptown’s quintessential sporting activities bar for decades and a single of the neighborhood’s most enduring watering holes closed in July.

Crossroads Diner — residence to chef Tom Fleming’s sticky buns, the breakfast and lunch location closed in November.

Dallas Comedy Property – Revered spot in Deep Ellum which hosted performances by and courses for comedians shut in August.

Da Mario – Upscale Italian cafe at The Star in Frisco closed in Could.

Daphne’s Mediterranean – California chain took over Austin-primarily based Noon Mediterranean (formerly Verts Kebap), then shuttered all its Texas places in July, including two in DFW.

Dakota’s Steakhouse — Subterranean downtown steakhouse that was home to a lot of culinary rock stars shut in Might following 36 decades.

Digg’s Tacos – Taco concept established by users of the Cousin’s BBQ chain shut its two Dallas-place spots in May possibly.

The Dough Dough – Edible cookie dough principle closed in February, because of to inadequate foot traffic at its place.

Eastbound And Down Ice Home – Ross Avenue bar with the Smokey & the Bandit theme closed in the fall.

Eastside Social – Greenville Ave bar from Laurel Principles, the exact same California corporation that opened Laurel Tavern, seemed doomed from the get-go.

El Fenix – Lemmon Avenue locale of this Tex-Mex chain shut on September 25, noteworthy mostly since it experienced been there for 60 years.

5 Sixty by Wolfgang Puck – Awesome Asian cafe atop Reunion Tower from superstar chef closed in May well due to the coronavirus it had occupied the city’s most distinct dining space considering that 2009.

Flying Saucer Addison – closed immediately after 25 yrs. Only a few DFW destinations of this beer chain are remaining.

Foxyco – Design District cafe from chef Jon Stevens shut in the spring area is now household to Oak Garden preferred Bellini’s Cafe.

Pal & Foe – Charming board video game cafe in Plano closed in late Oct.

Grassroots Kitchen area – Oak Cliff mom-and-pop cafe with chef-pushed food closed in February.

Inexperienced Truck Cafe – Sweet Lewisville cafe with genuine environmentally friendly truck inside closed in November.

Grill on the Alley – Galleria Dallas cafe shut in the spring it was the only Texas area of this very long-standing California-based mostly chain. A information on their website recommends diners pay a visit to General public 972, its sibling restaurant in Addison.

Gung Ho – Brief-lived “Chinese” restaurant on Greenville Ave from Elias Pope

Hattie’s – Oak Cliff longtimer shut in February after 18 a long time.

Highland Park Cafeteria — Beloved cafeteria closed in Might, following approximately a century in business enterprise, very first on Knox Road, then at Casa Linda Plaza.

Houston’s — Addison site of this uber-well-liked chain closed in June, very likely thanks to the coronavirus. (The Dallas area at Preston Center, known as Hillstone, is nonetheless open.)

Ivy Kitchen area – Cafe at Seem Cinemas in North Dallas shut in March it had beforehand been a Nick & Sam’s.

The Keeper – Higher-stop Plano seafood restaurant from the FrontBurner restaurant group closed in August.

Kobe Steaks — Addison hibachi-design and style restaurant closed on Oct 2, following 40 years.

Laurel Tavern – Burger joint on Greenville Avenue experienced a rocky start, even ahead of COVID-19 it last but not least shuttered in Might.

Lizard Lounge — Goth HQ around Deep Ellum closed in Might.

The Great deal – Household-pleasant spot off Santa Fe Trail closed in the spring because of to the virus.

Mercy Wine Bar – Addison authentic shut just after 17 decades, thanks to COVID-19, parking, and development woes.

Mille Lire — Italian newcomer in the Oak Lawn neighborhood hardly ever recovered from premature dying of operator and shut in June.

Nazca Kitchen — Well known Latin-American location at Walnut Hill and US-75 closed in August soon after 8 yrs.

Neighborhood Providers Preston Royal site of hugely popular idea from chef Nick Badovinus shuttered in May possibly it was in the intersection terribly hit by the Oct 2019 tornado.

Nosh Bistro – Hottest revival at Northwest Freeway and Hillcrest from chef Avner Samuel didn’t even final a calendar year, but the place is now house to a Primo’s MX, the Tex-Mex strategy from Mehrdad Moayedi/Refined Hospitality.

Off-Web-site Kitchen area – Burger restaurant in Trinity Groves from chef Nick Badovinus closed in May possibly.

Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom – Chicago-design chain closed its only two Dallas dining places, a person at Mockingbird Station and the other in Cedar Hill, in February.

Paul Martin’s – California chain co-launched by Paul Fleming (the “P.F.” in P.F. Chang’s) closed its only Dallas site in August, thanks to the virus.

Pearl Cup Coffee – Local espresso dwelling chain shut its Richardson location in Oct, leaving University Park and Preston Hollow.

Peggy Sue BBQ — University Park standby for 31 years was bought by first entrepreneurs to an operator who was never ever ready to get it up and running.

Penne Pomodoro – Italian cafe had been in the heart of Lakewood for 11 yrs when it shut in July with the ultimate nail currently being the coronavirus.

Great Union Pizza Corporation – Nick Badovinus’ return to pizza got crushed by the virus the Highland Park area is now dwelling to his lobster roll principle, Yo! Lobster.

The Poké Place Poke location in Carrollton closed in December.

Punch Bowl Social – Just after prolonged administration upheaval, this Colorado-based mostly eating and enjoyment chain filed for individual bankruptcy in December and shuttered a number of locations such as Deep Ellum.

Ross & Hall – Deeply troubled Ross Avenue bar that took above Small Woody’s space shut in May perhaps.

Salaryman — Ramen jewel from Justin Holt shut immediately after the chef was identified with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in early Oct.

Sassetta – Tim Headington’s great pizza entry in Design District closed pretty quietly in March.

Savor — Gastropub at Klyde Warren Park closed on August 23, along with Relish, its companion burger stand, due to the virus.

Snap Kitchen – “Healthful” chain from Austin shut 14 retailers in Texas in November — like six in Dallas-Fort Worth. Two stay open up: 4115 Skillman St. in Dallas and 2828 W. Seventh St. in Fort Well worth.

Start – “Healthier” speedy-food stuff chain shut down soon after 8 many years.

Stonedeck Pizza Pub – Deep Ellum pizzeria closed in January just after six several years of slinging pies.

Taco Cabana – This chain shut 19 spots in January, but the site on Greenville Ave was a legend of sorts, owing largely to the “Tango” frogs on its roof.

Tacos Mariachi – Acclaimed Greenville Avenue taqueria from chef Jesus Carmona shut in March. (He has considering that opened Chimichurri, an Argentinian restaurant in Bishop Arts, in the previous Tillman’s area.)

Taco Cease – Design District taqueria acknowledged for providing absent coats during the wintertime shut in August immediately after nine several years the proprietor blamed decreased foot traffic.

TGI Friday’s – Chain shut its high-profile spot in Dallas’ West Conclusion in April it had been there considering that 1992.

Tomo Sushi – Doting tiny sushi cafe in Frisco shut in Might.

Prime Pot – Doughnut chain pulled out of Dallas, closing a few spots – North Dallas, Greenville Ave., and City Line in Richardson – in October.

Trinity Groves – Phil Romano’s “incubator” is no extended an incubator, indicating that the revolving doorway of openings and closures may possibly theoretically come to an conclusion?

Drinking water Grill – California-dependent upscale seafood thought that opened on McKinney Avenue in 2017 shut instantly in February following a few decades.

Wheelhouse — Tim Headington brewpub in Design District adjacent to his pizzeria Sassetta was brought down by the virus and shut in March.