Top Restaurant Openings of 2019

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With 2019 about to come to a close we are going back into the archives to share with you the top restaurants that opened this year! There are sure to be fantastic openings planned for 2020 but we recommend making sure you’ve check all of these off your list first. 

The Annie Cafe & Bar

Photo Courtesy of Jenn Duncan

Berg Hospitality team alongside original chef, Robert Del Grande, reimagined the late Houston institution, Cafe Annie that opened in 1980. The menu is a fresh twist on Texas-inspired American dishes with a focus on elegant presentation style.

Guard and Grace

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From popular Denver restaurant group, TAG, Guard and Grace is anything but a typical steakhouse. Located in the new One Allen Center in the heat of downtown, the menu is a fluid mix of steakhouse classics, Denver favorites and dishes inspired by Chef Troy Guards Hawaiian roots.

Rosie Cannonball

Photo Courtesy of Julie Soefer Photography

This highly anticipated European eatery from, Goodnight Hospitality, in Montrose is continuing to steal hearts, and stomachs. We recommend starting with the Focaccia Di Recco.


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Chef Chris Cosentino, winner of Top Chef Masters and co-owner of many San Francisco hot spots opened his first Texas restaurant in the, also new to 2019, C.Baldwin Hotel. When asked about the [Italian] menu he told us, “It’s approachable, I don’t need to teach you how to eat it. You don’t need a language lesson to order”.


Photo Courtesy of Chase Daniel

The charming all-day cafe located in the Museum District, is a little slice of paradise. Both the menu and the decor make you feel as though you’ve escaped the hustle of the city and gone on a Caribbean vacation.


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At MAD, your taste buds won’t be the only sensation on overload, the entire space is an experience of true uniqueness. The avant-garde concept in River Oaks District will transport you straight into Spain.

Traveler’s Table

Photo Courtesy of Kirsten Gilliam

The menu, or “curated global cuisine” as the owner describes it, features appetizers, an array of breads, salads, and entrees inspired from the Far East, the Middle East, Africa, Western Europe, the Americas, and the Caribbean.

Feature Photo Courtesy of Tropicales

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