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7 New Venues in Dallas/Fort Worth for Fall 2022 Meetings and Events

Take a peek at these buzz-worthy restaurants, hotels, meetings and event spaces, and more recently opened in Dallas/Fort Worth.

Bar Eden
Dallas/Fort Worth welcomed new eateries, drinking spots, hotels, conference areas, other spaces available for events this fall, such as Bar Eden (pictured), Hilton Dallas Lincoln Centre, and Caterina's, just to name few.
Elizabeth Bronson

Here’s a closer look at Dallas/Fort Worth's newest eateries, drinking spots, hotels, conference areas, private rooms, and other spaces available for events this fall. The new and renovated Dallas/Fort Worth venues are available for corporate parties, weddings, fundraisers, outdoor functions, business dinners, team-building activities, conferences, meetings, and more.

Hilton Dallas Lincoln Centre

Hilton Dallas Lincoln CentreIn August, Hilton Dallas Lincoln Centre completed a two-year, $24 million renovation to all 503 guestrooms and public areas. The hotel is now equipped with modern technology and amenities throughout the property—including across its 55,000 square feet of event space—along with new furnishings and artwork. The property-wide revamp also brought the debut of the new, 6,600-square-foot Lakeside Ballroom. Of the 25 additional meeting rooms at the Hilton Dallas Lincoln Centre, the largest is the 9,954-square-foot Lincoln Ballroom, which accommodates 1,200 for receptions and 650 for seated banquets. Other highlights: the 4,000-square-foot Reflections Patio, with room for 100 seated guests or 150 cocktail style; the 3,036-square-foot Bluebonnet room that can accommodate 150 seated or 220 for a reception; and the 1,485-square-foot Conservatory for up to 80 seated or 120 cocktail style. Several smaller breakout rooms range from 230-832 square feet and can accommodate anywhere from 10-70 guests depending on the seating setup. Elsewhere on the property, guests can enjoy a resort-style outdoor pool, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and three dining outlets. For multi-day corporate meetings or groups looking to celebrate in Dallas over the course of a weekend, Hilton Dallas Lincoln Centre offers room block deals when booking a minimum of 10 rooms. And the hotel will create an attendee website with everything your attendees will need, from event dates and information to the special rate code affiliated with the room block.Photo: Courtesy of Hilton Dallas Lincoln Centre

Keep It In House
Because event profs know there’s nothing to mix and mingle over without food and beverage, Hilton Dallas Lincoln Centre offers in-house event catering so planners won’t have to look any further than its breakfast, break, lunch, dinner, and bar menus—helmedHilton Dallas Lincoln CentreHilton Dallas Lincoln Centre's three on-site F&B concepts include a Texan eatery, Crockett’s Restaurant & Bar, as well as H Bar and L'Express (pictured) for on-the-go options.Photo: Courtesy of Hilton Dallas Lincoln Centre by executive chef Carlos Castillo—to keep guests satiated. The buffet-style and plated meals are notable for their seasonal ingredients and net-zero food waste. Hosting a sit-down dinner? Supper highlights include herb-crusted airline chicken breast made with peppercorn sauce, mushroom risotto, and in-season roasted peppers; grilled filet of beef with Peruvian potatoes and grilled asparagus; and Atlantic salmon with grilled baby carrots in a soy ginger glaze. Pricing ranges from $15 per person for chilled appetizers to $140 per person for a dual entree. And for a midday pick-me-up during long corporate meetings or conferences, 30-minute afternoon break setups can either boost antioxidants with cranberry almond crunch, garlic hummus crudite, and Vitamin Water; increase vitality with energy bar snacks, mini mediterranean chicken wraps, and whole fruits; and be inspired by the falling leaves, where professionals can enjoy Fig Newtons, toasted pumpkin trail mix, and hot apple cider. Pricing ranges from $25-$29 per person.

Hilton Dallas Lincoln Centre also boasts three on-site dining outlets, including L’Express for on-the-go pastries, gourmet breakfast and lunch sandwiches, and coffee courtesy of Starbucks; as well as Crockett’s Restaurant & Bar for out-of-town guests looking to experience a taste of Texas—literally. For groups looking to network or wind down after a long day, the H Bar adjacent to the hotel lobby area is the place to be.

Keep scrolling to see inside six more new, event-worthy venues in Dallas/Fort Worth...

Lexy's Dallas

Lexy's DallasWest Dallas welcomed Lexy’s Dallas in August. The restaurant is designed to lean into a feminine-forward vibe, which it does successfully with a subtle pastel color palette, stunning botanical decor, marble tabletops, and even a Moet champagne vending machine. The menu offers fun yet refined dishes like truffle burgers, seared pork chops, and lobster grilled cheese. Inside, the 2,000-square-foot space seats 125, with seating for an additional 100 guests on the 2,000-square-foot outdoor patio.Photo: Alexa Rodarte

Serendipity Labs McKinney

Serendipity Labs McKinneyCoworking and community space Serendipity Labs opened a McKinney location in June. Set up for meetings, trainings, workshops, and networking events, the facility features state-of-the-art technology like Airtame wireless technology, large-screen and HDMI presentation capabilities, high-speed virtual streaming, Logitech webcams, whiteboards, and more. Planners can reserve a variety of spaces, including the 3,000-square-foot Ideation Studio, a 2,000-square-foot lounge, and a 500-square-foot boardroom. Depending on the room, the venue can accommodate as many as 250 guests for networking events, 150 for cocktail receptions, and 50 for classroom-style presentations.Photo: Courtesy of Serendipity Labs

Hilton Dallas/Southlake Town Square

Hilton Dallas/Southlake Town SquareHilton Dallas/Southlake Town Square completed a renovation in September, and the update touched all areas of the property. The lobby now doubles as a chic lounge space (pictured); all 248 guest rooms and suites feature updated, upgraded decor and furnishings; the fitness center is 300 square feet larger and equipped with state-of-the-art gear; the outdoor pool and veranda were redone; and the on-site eatery has been reinvented as Copeland’s of New Orleans, a Cajun-Creole destination restaurant and oyster bar. The hotel also replaced the carpet, furniture, and wall coverings in all 17,483 square feet of meeting and event space—from the 8,000-square-foot Statler Ballroom that can accommodate 850 guests for receptions to several smaller, boardroom-style breakout rooms.Photo: Courtesy of Hilton Dallas/Southlake Town Square


Caterina'sFort Worth-area restaurateur chef Tim Love’s latest venture, Caterina’s, opened at the Fort Worth Stockyards in July. The classic Italian-style restaurant is decidedly upscale, with men required to wear dinner jackets and guests encouraged to keep their phones in locked pouches during their meal. Crystal light fixtures, brass-framed barstools, and an antique metalwork staircase are among the luxe details that adorn the restaurant. Buyouts are available, and for smaller groups, the intimate main dining room seats 30, a downstairs private dining room seats 10, a mezzanine-level private dining room seats 20, and the bar seats six and offers views into the kitchen. There, guests will observe the preparation of sumptuous dishes like house-made linguine with clams, garlic, and lemon; veal chop parmesan; and Wagyu-beef New York strip steak.Photo: Kevin Marple

Bar Eden

Bar EdenBar Eden, part of the Paradiso compound of food and beverage outlets in Bishop Arts, relaunched in August. Spanning 2,070 square feet, the verdant venue is idyllic indeed, seamlessly blending differently styled settings with whimsical greenery inside, comfortable seating and ornate light fixtures outside, as well as doors that open wide to join the two. The space accommodates as many as 55 guests for cocktail receptions and is equipped for live music and DJ hookups. The main focus here is craft cocktails, which are accompanied by elevated bar bites like beef tartare and fried squash blossoms. Also newly available for private events within the complex is Paradiso Privee, a 385-square-foot private dining room that seats 20 and serves the Paradiso restaurant menu.Photo: Elizabeth Bronson

Willie D's

Willie D'sSeptember saw the opening of Willie D’s, an inviting restaurant and bar inspired by the welcoming feel of a classic South Texas icehouse. The menu features newly interpreted, top-quality versions of old-school favorites, like house-ground burgers, crab-stuffed oysters, and barbacoa tacos made with fresh tortillas. Innovative cocktails range from margaritas with habanero-infused tequila to a mule made with Martha Stewart CBD drops. The 4,500-square-foot space seats as many as 80 guests inside, with room for an additional 25 on the patio.Photo: Kathy Tran

This list is sponsored by Hilton Dallas Lincoln Centre.

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