Blink and you might miss growth in the 405 diningscape these days.
This week, we welcomed Rodizio Grill Brazilian Steakhouse to Bricktown and Dado’s Pizza to the N May corridor.
Rodizio is Bricktown’s first churrascaria, featuring a massive salad bar and traditional South American grill cuts served tableside by gauchos. Brought downtown by the same folks who own and operate The Melting Pot franchise a few blocks west, Rodizio opened Wednesday with 372 seats at capacity.
Dado’s Pizza is the newest member of Killer Squid Hospitality, offering New York-style pizza. Killer Squid partner Chris Kana linked with a college friend who founded Dado’s in NYC and cut a deal to bring the concept to the Quail Plaza Shopping Center. It opened Friday in the former Camilya’s Cafe space.
Earlier this month, Stock & Bond opened in The First National complex, rounding out the dining options in the spectacular new downtown hotel, retail and residence development. Stock & Bond, 133 W Main St. Suite 100, is led by chef Jonas Favela, recently of Steak the Experience and longest at The Ranch Steak House. The local chef calls the new gig “a chance of a lifetime.”
Favela’s new playground represented the highest-profile opening of the second half of 2022, but the new restaurant buzzing loudest among city dining professionals and snobs is Sedalia’s Oysters and Seafood, which opened this summer. Chef Zack Walters and his wife, Silvana, have been serving fresh East Coast oysters, crudos and conservas in a limited dining space buttressed by ample al fresco options.
Fall and winter temperatures required the addition of tents, which folks seeking warmth with appreciate.
Steak the Experience wasn’t the only restaurant lost to the market recently. Chico Blanco closed in Bricktown as did the Yo Pablo! location in south Edmond. Hi-Fi Burgers in Moore announced it had closed on Monday, and earlier this month iconic Freddie’s Steakhouse in Sapulpa shuttered for good.
The new year should see a burst of new offerings in the 405 diningscape. Chefs Jonathan Krell (Krell’s Deli) and Russ Johnson (Sun Cattle Co.) told me their new concepts likely will wait until January to throw open the front doors to avoid holiday headaches.
Here are seven other new spots to chow down across town, plus a sneak peek at what’s coming soon to the 405 diningscape.
Predicting when a new restaurant will open can be a crapshoot, but Fox & Rye Sandwich Co., 1499 S Broadway Ave., is confident it will open in December, “if not sooner.”
As mentioned earlier, chef Krell’s new deli will open in January along with chef Johnson’s onion-burger emporium, Sun Cattle Co.
Other openings to look forward to early next year include: