It’s time again to look ahead to the new restaurants coming to Austin, including Mediterranean, French, wood-fired fare, and more.
Dallas-based fast casual Terra Mediterranean Restaurant is expanding to Austin in growing restaurant epicenter the Domain. There will be a lunch buffet, along with dinner and takeout options, full of kabobs, baklava, grape leaves, and gyros. Brothers Adam and Jalal Chanaa also own Ali Baba Mediterranean Grill in Dallas.
827 Ray’s Kitchen + Cellar will bring a wine-focused French restaurant from chef Wayne Brooks. He is taking over the the former Hill Country Pasta House space on 3519 Ranch Road 620 North. Construction began in September, and the space will include an outdoor pavilion. 827 will open sometime this year.
Owner Tom Kenney is bringing Napa Flats to his home city for its fourth location, set to open this January at 8300 FM 620 North. The wood-fired restaurant mini-chain will serve up pizza, pasta, seafood, meats, flatbreads, and gelato, along with wine and a full bar. Hours will be from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and until 9 p.m. on Sunday.
The Sheraton Hotel on East 11th Street is undergoing renovations, which means a brand new restaurant, The Yard at Waller Creek. Designed by Studio 11, there will be a big outdoor space, bocce ball court, and Airstream bar serving lemonade cocktails. It’ll debut in March, just in time for SXSW.
Another Mediterranean option comes to Austin in the shuttered How Do You Roll?’s space with MezzeMe on 4700 Guadalupe Street. Originally pegged to debut last summer, expect hummus, pitas, falafels, and more once doors are open.