Fall Restaurant Preview: 70 Forthcoming Restaurants Around America That We Can’t Wait to Try

The Daily Meal's Fall 2016 restaurant guide gives a sneak-peek of upcoming eateries in 18 American cities
A preview of Eataly in Boston and an heirloom tomato dish at Farmers & Distillers in Washington D.C.

Eataly/Farmers & Distillers

A preview of Eataly in Boston and an heirloom tomato dish at Farmers & Distillers in Washington D.C.


Georgia Beer Garden
From the owners of Joystick Gamebar in the Edgewood neighborhood, Georgia Beer Garden will serve as a "Southern take on a classic biergarten." There will be areas to watch Georgia sports and plenty of outdoor space for alfresco drinking.

Address: 420 Edgewood Ave. SE

Opening: October



Ramen chef Mihoko Obunai will be opening a new ramen restaurant off the Beltline.

Address: 822 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE

Opening: October


Nine Mile Station

Ponce City Market's Central Food Hall is getting a rooftop beer garden. Expect beer and “European-inspired New American cuisine,” plus plenty of sausages, beers, and craft cocktails.

Address: 675 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE

Opening: Late October




This restaurant from executive chef Albert Gonzalez and chef de cuisine Austin Ewald will feature traditional coastal Mexican cuisine

Address: 105 Tillery St.

Opening: Late Fall



After closing Qui in the wake of a domestic violence scandal and a stint in rehab, celebrity chef Paul Qui is opening a traditional sushi restaurant.

Address: 1600 East Sixth St.

Opening: November


Rustic East

Rustic East  will be a barbecue restaurant focusing on smoked meats and cocktails, andwill also feature a rooftop deck and front patio.

Address: 1510 E. Cesar Chavez

Opening: Mid Fall



The Automatic

This upcoming Kendall Square neighborhood hangout spot prides itself on “non-pretension” and will feature handcrafted cocktails, homemade beef jerky, and other bar snacks.

Address: 50 Hampshire St., Cambridge

Opening: November


Buttermilk and Bourbon

This Southern restaurant from Jason Santos will feature comfort food like boiled peanut hummus and house-fried chicken with a variety of sauces including Nashville hot.

Address: Back Bay

Opening: November




Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich’s chain of Italian mega-marketplaces is coming to the Prudential Center just in time for Thanksgiving.

Address: Prudential Center

Opening: November



Ruka is opening at the Godfrey Hotel and will feature a unique mix of Peruvian food with a hint of Japanese flair, and the menu will include South American-inspired sushi.

Address: 505 Washington St.

Opening: Late Fall




The Venezuelan food truck has found a permanent space downtown in the former Ladles space near Marion Square. Expect to find items like patacones, arepas, and other bites from the menu found around town.

Address: 141 Calhoun St.

Opening: October



Not much has been announced about the reincarnation of McCrady’s newly focused tasting menu except that chef Sean Brock plans to have roughly 22 seats and for it to be unlike anything found in the area — or the country.

Address: 155 Bay St.

Opening: October


Rodney Scott’s BBQ

Popular pitmaster Rodney Scott from Hemingway, South Carolina, brings his renowned whole-hog downtown to the former Chick’s Fry House spot that closed earlier this year. Scott plans to expand his offerings with other protein items and side dishes; we expect a rocking soundtrack.

Address: 1011 King St.

Opening: November/December



The team behind Paramount Events, one of Chicago’s premier catering companies, is taking on the brick-and-mortar scene with Eden, opening in the West Lake District. Chef/partner Devon Quinn and chef de cuisine Miles Schaefer will lead the kitchen with rich, clean, Mediterranean flavors. Gardening, a passion of Quinn’s, will be woven into the restaurant with 18 planters and an upcoming greenhouse to help cultivate ingredients.
Address: 1748 W. Lake St.
Opening: Late October


Chefs David and Anna Posey make the leap from One Off Hospitality to their own restaurant this fall. Elske — the Danish word for “love” — will marry Midwestern and Danish styles with an emphasis on wood-fired cooking. A highlight of this restaurant will be the eight-course tasting menu for $80 per person.
Address: 1350 W. Randolph St.
Opening: November

After a messy fallout with their previous restaurant Embeya, Thai and Danielle Dang will have a brand new start with HaiSous. This new project honoring the Dangs’ background will bring classic Vietnamese food to the Pilsen neighborhood, utilizing a unique clay pot cooking style.
Address: 1800 S. Carpenter St.
Opening: Late Fall



After the shuttering of her critically adored Bunny the MicroBakery, Iliana Regan is back with her Japanese pub concept, Kitsune. The restaurant will display Midwestern ingredients with home-style Japanese cooking, including dishes such as okonomiyaki, takoyaki, tonkotsu, house miso soup, and homemade tofu. A family-style washoku meal will be available in addition to the a la carte menu.
Address: 4229 N. Lincoln Ave.
Opening: Late October

Moody Tongue Tasting Room
Brewmaster Jared Rouben will serve up his flavorful beers in an elegant but approachable tap room in Pilsen. Four year-round beers will be joined by limited-edition, tasting-room-only brews, and the menu will keep things simple with just two decadent choices: oysters and cake.
Address: 2136 S. Peoria St.
Opening: October


This 20-seat tasting menu concept will honor the passing of time with seasonal dishes and a dining room with changing LED lighting to reflect the ambiance outside. Expect 10- to 12-plate menus with a laser focus on local ingredients and presented on custom-built tables that will play a role in the meal itself.
Address: 933 N. Ashland Ave.
Opening: October


Dangerously Delicious Pies
Favorites of Instagram food blogger Chow Down Detroit, these savory and sweet pies have been popping up on social media for months. The chefs behind this unique menu will be opening a location in Midtown this fall. Food will be available via dine in and carry out. If you’d like to try the menu early, you can head over to the Wyandotte location.

Address: 80 W Alexandrine St.

Opening: Fall


Geiger Eat Shop
Opening in Detroit’s West Village late fall/winter, this New American Restaurant will seat up to 60 diners with a 1,000-square-foot patio. Located near local favorites Sister Pie, Red Hook, Detroit Vegan Soul, and Craft Work, this restaurant will be a great addition to this new foodie hotspot.

Address: 8044 Kercheval Ave.

Opening: Late Fall



This will be a sustainable, fast-casual sushi restaurant in a renovated space in Corktown. Chef and owner Mike Han wants you to able to drink, eat, and feel full for fewer than 20 dollars. His restaurant was a semi-finalist in Detroit’s 2016 Hatch Competition; though he didn’t win, people are still excited to try out his beautifully made sushi.

Address: 1701 Trumbull Ave.

Opening: November


Lady of the House
Chef Kate Williams — formerly of Republic and Rodin — will be opening her own space in North Corktown late this fall. The restaurant will seat up to 40 diners with a menu focusing on local flavors from Detroit farms and vendors. Williams has been hosting pop-ups in the meantime.

Address: 2801 14th St.

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Opening: November