The Crescent’s fancy reno seemed to take forever, but it was well worth the wait for that sleek new motorcourt—and the new eateries. From a local favorite’s much-anticipated second location to some hot spots from up north, we can’t wait to dine in at this revamped complex.
1. Ascension Coffee & Wine Bar
Owner Russell Hayward’s original Design District location quickly became a java lovers hot spot, and this new location in the heart of Uptown has been jampacked since it opened its doors. You’ll find the same Euro cafe appeal, the same spectacular coffee and the same menu (thankfully) but with the added cache of a cigar bar and special cigar nights. How perfect for all those Zegna-clad businessmen pouring out of their swanky offices.
2. Shake Shack
If you haven’t had them, you’ve heard of them. This “roadside” burger stand, which started in New York’s Madison Square Park, earned a cultlike following around the world with its 100 percent all-natural, antibiotic-free Angus beef burgers, frozen custard and crinkle cut fries. Reportedly opening this month (fingers crossed!), it will be found under a canopy of trees and just minutes from Klyde Warren Park.
3. Moxie’s Grill & Bar
This Canadian import, a recent addition to Dallas Stars owner Tom Gaglardi’s portfolio, is beloved by our cool Canuck neighbors. Taking over the previous (giant) Arcodoro and Pomodoro, the sports bar will add a little raucous fun to the neighborhood, especially on game days. Expect a sprawling patio and a varied menu serving everything from sushi to pizza. It’s slated to open in time for Stars season, so get your jerseys ready.