New Concepts

Commander's Palace Alum Carl Schaubhut Opens DTB Kitchen & Bar

One of the season’s most highly anticipated new restaurants, DTB, in New Orleans’ Carrolton neighborhood, officially opened to the public on Wednesdayat 1801 Oak Street. DTB, which stands for Down the Bayou, is poised to become the neighborhood’s new hotspot for reinterpreted coastal Cajun cuisine and a vibrant bar scene.

Sage Restaurant Group Debuts Poka Lola Social Club in Downtown Denver

Sage Restaurant Group—the Denver-based independent restaurant group dedicated to providing innovative, playful, and locally-driven food and beverage experiences—introduces Poka Lola Social Club, a lively cocktail bar inspired by the turn-of-the-century American soda fountain culture, now open and located adjacent to Kachina Southwestern Grill at Dairy Block in Downtown Denver.

Sage Restaurant Group Opens 2nd Kachina Southwestern Grill

On Tuesday, Sage Restaurant Group (SRG)—the Denver-based independent restaurant group dedicated to providing innovative, playful, and locally driven food and beverage experiences—introduced the second location of Kachina Southwestern Grill, a modern Southwestern-inspired restaurant, at Dairy Block in Downtown Denver.

The Anthony Restaurant and Lounge Opens in Greenwich Village

From the moment you enter The Anthony restaurant and lounge, you are transported into the glamour, grit and surprise of Greenwich Village in the 1950s. From the meaning behind the venue’s name to the intriguing mural on the wall and the hidden graffiti that reveals itself late at night, The Anthony is more than a restaurant or lounge.

Dana Hotel, Fifty/50 Restaurant Group Open Apogee

Dana hotel and spa and The Fifty/50 Restaurant Group announced the opening of Apogee, an opulent rooftop lounge serving over-the-top, large format cocktails by acclaimed Barman Benjamin Schiller and his team of Chicago's emerging bartending talent.

Restaurant Majorelle Now Open at The Lowell Hotel

Majorelle, a restaurant by Charles Masson, opened at The Lowell Hotel on March 15 as the culmination of a three-year reimagining of the timeless, privately-owned, 74-room hotel on New York’s iconic Upper East Side.

How to Survive Renovations? Open a New Restaurant

When Vanda Asapahu and her family first purchased the building on West 87th Street in Los Angeles where they would open Ayara Thai, it became clear that renovations would one day figure into the restaurant’s future.

Chicago's Arun’s Reopens with Revitalized Fine Thai Dining

World-renowned Thai chef Arun Sampanthavivat announced the reopening of Arun’s Thai Restaurant in Chicago’s Albany Park neighborhood. An iconic dining destination with a more than 30-year history, the newly reopened restaurant presents a reimagined experience of flavorful and visually stunning cuisine, globally inspired wine offerings, a new focus on craft cocktails and elevated service.

New Asian Fusion Concept to Open at Dallas' HALL Arts

Musumé, a full-service contemporary Asian restaurant, will join Stephan Pyles’ Flora Street Café as the second restaurant at HALL Arts in the Dallas Design District. The 5,000 square foot restaurant with a name that means “daughter” in Japanese is scheduled to open November of 2017.

The Pizitz, Food Hall Opens in Birmingham

A place that bustled with shoppers for generations of Birmingham, Alabama, residents, but then sat empty for 28 years, has been fully revived. The Pizitz celebrated its official grand opening on March 16 and festivities for the local community continued throughout the weekend.

Michael Symon's Atlantic City Restaurant Will Open May 6

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa announced the May 6 grand opening of Angeline by Michael Symon. Named for his beloved mother, Angel, and inspired by the nostalgic family recipes Michael grew up enjoying, Angeline will feature classic Italian-American dishes in a welcoming setting reminiscent of a timeless Sunday dinner.

Chef Sammy Davis Introduces Milk & Honey Cafe

Winner of the Food Network’s hit show “Chopped” and winner of DC’s Best Main Dish, Chef Sammy Davis introduces a unique concept entitled “global cuisine.” He takes tried-and-true favorites like his 5x Award Winning Shrimp & Grits recipe and adds it to a menu that includes items such as Philly Cheese Steak Biscuits to Maryland Style Crab Benedict, to Vanilla Cognac French Toast, and everything in between.

Former Stone Brewmaster to Open Atlanta Brewery, New Realm

Combining a collective passion for craft beer, partners Mitch Steele, Carey Falcone, and Bob Powers will bring a “New Realm” to Atlanta’s brewing community later this year. The trio announced their new venture in the Atlanta Beltline area in the fall of last year and has spent many hours coming up with the appropriate name to suit it.

Mike Isabella's Arroz to Open in DC on March 27

Washington, D.C. chef and restaurateur Mike Isabella will open Arroz in the Marriott Marquis Washington, D.C on March 27 for dinner, lunch, and weekend brunch service will begin later this spring. Arroz, Spanish for rice, is Isabella’s contemporary take on the cuisines of Southern Spain and Morocco.