The Art Room, Los Angeles
Chef D. Brandon Walker debuted this restaurant, an all-day fast-casual concept, in March, with the hope of creating a positive and nurturing environment to tap the underemployed who may need a second-chance opportunity.
The Diner Bar and Grey Market, Austin, Texas
Savannah restaurateurs Mashama Bailey and Johno Morisano opened these all-day restaurants focused on port city southern food. The Grey Market acts as a community gathering place, while The Diner Bar (pictured) is a 120-seat all-day, full-service restaurant and bar.
Bodega and Share House, Charleston, S.C.
Uptown Hospitality, known for its sports bar Uptown Social (pictured), opened these restaurants in February. Bodega riffs on the kind of sandwich you’d find at a New York corner store, while Share House offers snacks with a slant toward seafood.
Al’s Deli, Johnson City, Tenn.
Bar la Fête, Birmingham, Ala.
For restaurateurs Victor King and Kristen Hall, opening a third concept — a 65-seat Parsian wine bar — helped to clarify their vision on the first two.
Legacy Kansas, Abilene, Kan.
Little Chicken, Washington, D.C.
The new fried-chicken concept is from Casey Patten, owner of the Grazie Grazie sub shop, Gerald Addison and Chris Morgan, chefs at Caribbean-style Bammy’s in the city’s Navy Yard.
Casa Dani and El Pollo Verde, New York City
After winning his third Michelin star, Dani Garcia still has more he wants to achieve with elevated dining Casa Dani, pictured, and his first-ever quick-service restaurant, El Pollo Verde.
The Bedford by Martha Stewart, Las Vegas
Martha Stewart broke into the restaurant industry with this restaurant in the Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino.
The 32-seater restaurant is Sean Brock’s fourth opening in 2.5 years.