The Dallas dining scene is red hot right now. From Indian-French fusion to beautiful baked goods and everything in between, here are the best new restaurants in Dallas worth checking out this month (and beyond).

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Kathy Tran

1. Âme

Pronounced Ah-mmh, this Bishop Arts eatery features insane flavors from chef/owner Afifa Nayeb. Bringing together Indian ingredients and French techniques, Âme is all about blending cultures while breaking bread in a beautiful setting. Notable menu items include lamb cindaloo, shrimp curry, and sharables like aloo tikki and chaat. Come before your reservation or stay after for a night in Paris via the restaurant’s Elephant Bar serving French-influenced Champagne and cocktails.

418 N Bishop Ave; amerestaurantdallas.com

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2. Carte Blanche

Those lucky enough to have wife and husband chef duo Amy and Casey La Rue cook for them at a private event were well aware that the duo’s break out restaurant on Greenville Avenue was going to be a huge hit. A bakery by day and an ever changing selection by night, the team is keeping it interesting by offering a four or twelve course tasting menu. And while foodies will flock to the fancy fine dining, we currently cannot stop stalking the restaurant’s Insta to stare at their delectable assortment of breakfast pastries.

2114 Greenville Ave; carteblanchedallas.com

James Coreas

3. Joe Leo Fine Tex Mex

This Tex-Mex destination by co-owner of Free Range Concepts’ Kyle Noonan is a seriously delicious dedication to the entrepreneur’s grandfather Joe Leo Romero. Noonan swears that his spot boasts the best fajitas and margaritas in town and other drool-worthy items include jumbo shrimp brochette, classic queso, enchiladas, tacos and various other Tex-Mex staples. Bonus points for offering brunch. Think Divorced Eggs, the Naughty Burrito and a tequila sunrise to wash it all down.

2722 N Fitzhugh Ave; joeleotexmex.com

Jonathan Zizzo

4. Kessaku

Located on the 50th floor of The National, this small but mighty sushi spot offers creative cocktails and the freshest of fish. Designed to feel like a hidden club in London, chef Danny Grant and chef Hari Chan collaborated to bring Dallasites nigiri, sashimi and a variety of rolls in addition to an extensive collection of sake and Japanese Whiskey. Got a special occasion coming up? We’re dreaming about the $80 “Expense of Honesty” cocktail featuring Glenfiddich 21, chocolate truffle, banana and 24k gold.

1401 Elm St 50TH floor; kessakurestaurants.com

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5. Loro

This Austin-based Asian smokehouse by Tyson Cole and Aaron Franklin has landed in East Dallas bringing a menu that merges meats with Southeast Asian and Japanese-inspired sauces and sides. The bar is also better than your average beer joint featuring craft pours, boozy slushees and creative cocktails. Casual cool is the name of the game here and whether you dine inside or out, don’t worry about making a reservation because they don’t take them. Dogs are also welcome on the shaded porch.

1812 N Haskell Ave; loroeats.com

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6. Manpuku Japanese Yakiniku Grill 

Greenville Avenue is making a serious push to become the best street to grab a quality meal. It’s recently added another newbie to its repertoire with this Japan-based chain that allows its patrons to put their dinner right on the grill from the table. Order a la carte or via the omakase tasting menu but whatever you do, don’t forget to go big or go home as the restaurant’s name literally means “to be happy with a full stomach” in Japanese.

2023 Greenville Ave; manpuku-tx.com

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7. Meridian

When beloved Dallas chef Junior Borges puts his passion in to a new project, foodies around town take note. Hot off the hearth, this modern Brazilian eatery features everything from innovative snacks like red crab toast to larger plates like a 22-ounce Iberico pork rack. Many of the dishes have ingredients sourced straight from the Mimoso do Sul-born chef’s garden near the restaurant. Interested in dining al fresco? There is a 35-seat patio positioned perfectly under a canopy of live Oak trees.

5650 Village Glen Dr; thevillagedallas.com/meridian

Emily Carley

8. Monarch

The first of the two shining stars hung in the Dallas skyline by Chef Danny Grant, this modern Italian Restaurant is receiving rave reviews for its luxurious dinner service on the 49th floor of The National. And whether you go for the spicy rigatoni alla vodka or the wild halibut, you’ll definitely want to secure a seat by the window. This is your best bet for catching an epic sunset while sitting high in the sky at Dallas’s most dapper new dining destination.

1401 Elm Street 49th Floor; monarchrestaurants.com

Alyssa Vinvent

9. Roots Southern Table

Top Chef alum Tiffany Derry has done it again opening the doors to what might just be the dreamiest dining destination in Farmers Branch. This restaurant, which pays homage to the way Derry grew up eating in the South, features field-to-table eating at its best. Think gumbo, black eyed pea hummus and family style duck-fat fried chicken. Derry and team are preparing meals with purpose and trust us when we tell you that you are going to want a seat around her table.

13050 Bee St. Suite 160; rootssoutherntable.com

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10. RH Rooftop Restaurant

This highly anticipated Knox Street spectacle was officially well worth the wait—RH Rooftop Restaurant is the place to see and be seen. While reservations are few and far between, those that snag them are privy to a posh, rooftop dining experience complete with smoked salmon platters, shaved ribeye sandwiches and sophisticated salads.

3313 Knox St; rh.com

Thanin Viriyaki

11. Shoyo

Chef Jimmy Park is no rookie. After working at Nobu and helping to open both Pok the Raw Bar and Nori Handroll Bar, he is finally opening his Dallas dream—a 12-seat omakase sushi restaurant in oh-so-hot-right-now Lowest Greenville—in collaboration with the uber-talented Shin Kondo who was a former Nobu executive chef himself. There are two seatings per night and two offerings—one is $125 and focuses on Edomae-style sushi and the other is $175 and allows the team to flex their creative, culinary muscles. Guests get 17 courses in the span of two hours. Yum.

1916 Greenville Ave; shoyodallas.com

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12. Terra

Located on the third floor of Eataly Dallas, this restaurant is the best bite you’ll score at NorthPark Center. The dining room, which centers around a wood-burning Italian grill, is inspired by earth and fire. Chefs cook over an open flame giving guests grilled dishes that tastes like dad’s backyard barbecue, but better. The patio is the perfect place to meet a friend for an ice cold beverage or a glass of interesting wine that you won’t find at Spec’s. Sure, it’s not the Italian countryside, but when the breeze hits ya just right, it feels mighty close.

8687 N Central Expy #2172; eataly.com/us_en/stores/dallas

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