Frisco’s New Restaurant Residents

With old restaurants moving out and closing down, new ones will be replacing them in Frisco according to a Local profile article from December 14. In it they say, 

“The Star Frisco has leased over 40,000 square feet of retail space to welcome five new North-Texas based tenants who plan to debut concept restaurants in 2022. Here they are!

Alberto Lombardi, founder and president of Lombardi Family Concepts, will be bringing back his namesake, a new concept called Lombardi Cucina Italiana, in celebration of his 45th Anniversary as a restaurateur. As a longstanding fixture in the local restaurant industry, Lombardi will bring the same sense of community to Lombardi Cucina Italiana as he has to his many other successful restaurants, such as Toulouse, Taverna, KĀI, Bistro, Lounge 31 and Penne Pomodoro.

The atmosphere at Lombardi Cucina Italiana, opening at The Star Frisco in early 2022, will remind you of an open-air villa in Italy surrounded by olive trees, Italian marble and Venetian chandeliers. The menu will be a celebration of authentic Italian cuisine with a modern touch, led by LFC’s Culinary Team, Alfio Longo (LFC Director of Culinary) and Ty Thaxton (LFC Corporate Chef). The menu will feature a large selection of ‘fatto a mano’ pastas, which will be produced daily in an open style ‘pasta laboratorio’ and an extensive array of fresh fish, meats and produce. With a vast selection of worldly wines and handcrafted signature cocktails, Lombardi Cucina Italiana will offer a curated beverage program that appeals to every palate.

Meanwhile, Brent Tipps will also introduce Sidecar Social to Frisco this coming 2022,  

“Sidecar Social’s second location is set to open in fall 2022 and will feature an innovative, curated, social lounge experience that welcomes everyone to enjoy its craft cocktails and bites, free classic grownup games, karaoke, live music, enormous TVs, and an all-season patio. The 15,000-square foot destination, open daily and nightly, will serve lunch and dinner and feature happy hour and game watching.”

Zaytinya which recently closed back in 2019, will also be replaced by a new restaurant and scotch bar called The Glen and Monarch Stag according to a Dallas Morning News article from December 14 which reports, 

“The Glen is another new restaurant opening at The Star alongside a scotch bar named Monarch Stag. The two-in-one concept comes from Derek and Sheree Simms, who operate Frisco restaurant J. Theodore and its speakeasy, Rare Books Bar.

Notably, this restaurant and bar replace Zaytinya, the high-profile Mediterranean hot spot from chef José Andrés that closed in late 2019.

According to a press release, The Glen will have scotch-forward cocktails and a seafood menu. Aerial artists will perform during dinnertime. At Monarch Stag, customers can visit the cigar lounge, drink scotch or eat from the full dinner menu.”

2022 will be full of excitement and fresh food for the Frisco Community as these 3 restaurants will be coming to their doorstep. Additionally, Roti Grill, a fresh Indian food restaurant, and Snowbird Cocktail Lounge & Kitchen, an upscale lounge, will be joining these three in Frisco.