Daphne’s Mediterranean, the restaurant chain that bought out the beleaguered Verts-slash-Noon Mediterranean, announced plans to open reopen six Austin restaurants in five weeks. The first, located at 2530 Guadalupe Street, will open on Friday, March 8.
Daphne’s menu includes gyro fries with “fire feta” sauce, grilled seafood, mezze platters, lemon chicken soup, and the like. The Texas restaurants also serve customizable bowls, a holdover from the Noon menu.
Noon filed for bankruptcy in 2018 and was purchased by Daphne’s in December (as promised, Daphne’s was able to retain Noon’s staff). The Los Angeles-based chain (which itself is owned by Elite Restaurant Group) currently has 29 locations in California and Texas, with restaurants coming soon to Boston and Houston. Daphne’s will open in the place of currently shuttered Noon restaurants on the following schedule:
- Friday, March 8: 2530 Guadalupe Street [West Campus]
- Friday, March 15: 2438 West Anderson Lane [North Shoal Creek]
- Friday, March 22: 1920 East Riverside Drive [East Riverside]
- Friday, March 29: 6301 West Parmer Lane [Jollyville]
- Friday, April 5: 500 West Canyon Ridge Drive [Tech Ridge]
- Friday, April 12: 1801 East 51st Street [Mueller]
Daphne’s will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. On opening day, it will offer free gyro fries.