Two New Restaurants to Open in Rebranded West 7th

Two new restaurants will open late fall in the rebranded West 7th development.

Pakpao photo by Rebecca Combs

Crockett Row at West 7th (formerly known as West 7th) announced plans today for two new restaurants  — El Bolero Cocina Mexicana and Pakpao Thai — to open in the property later this year.

Both restaurants’ hail from Dallas, and are owned by Apheleia Restaurant Group (owned by Tiffanee and Richard Ellman.)

“We knew right from the start there was a big opportunity to partner with Richard and Tiffanee,” said Peter Jacobsen of The Woodmont Company, which oversees leasing. “The Ellmans’ restaurant industry expertise — from concept to execution — will add tremendous value to our team’s efforts to further establish Crockett Row as a destination for truly special dining and entertainment experiences in Fort Worth.”

El Bolero is a casual Mexican restaurant that serves dishes inspired by recipes found across Mexico. Menu items includes tacos al pastor, shrimp ceviche, and cocktails like the lavender-rosemary margarita. The restaurant will have an outdoor patio and feature an open kitchen. The new restaurant will open at 2933 Crockett St. in a 4,200-square-foot space.

Pakpao, influenced by Bangkok street food, will serve dishes like the green papaya salad, and crispy fried chicken curry, plus a selection of gluten free and vegan offerings. Pakpao Executive Chef Jet Tila is the judge of Food Network’s “Cutthroat Kitchen” and has been featured on “Chopped,” and “Iron Chef America.” Pakpao will open in a 3,000-square-foot space at 2932 Crockett St.

Both restaurants are scheduled to open in late fall.