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Explore the 3 freshest new businesses to debut in Plano

Itching to hit up the freshest new spots in Plano? From an Indian eatery to a steakhouse, read on for a list of the newest destinations to open their doors around town.

Desi Ginger Indian Cuisine

2205 N. Central Expressway, Suite 180

Photo: alka r./Yelp

Desi Ginger Indian Cuisine is an Indian spot.

The menu offers vegetarian and non-vegetarian options as well as naan and rice. Menu standouts include the Subz Jugalbandi (mixed vegetables cooked with tomato gravy and Indian herbs) and Kubuli Chicken (chicken and chickpeas cooked with ginger-garlic and onion paste). Or there is the Peshawari Naan, which is stuffed naan with dried fruits and nuts. Make sure to leave room for dessert, such as the Saffron Baklava Bites or cassata ice cream. (Click here to view the entire menu.)

The new addition has garnered rave reviews thus far, with a 4.5-star rating out of four reviews on Yelp.

David B., who reviewed it on Feb. 7, said, "Nice decor and ambiance. Very friendly service! I was craving biryani, so I got the spicy chicken biryani and an order of garlic naan. It was delicious! The biryani was flavorful and spicy, but not overwhelmingly so. The portion size was generous as well!"

Jorge L. noted, "Very flavorful. Friendly service and reasonable prices. I highly recommend it."

Swing on by to take a peek for yourself: Desi Ginger Indian Cuisine is open from 11 a.m.–2:30 p.m. and 5:30–10 p.m. daily.

Knife Steakhouse Plano

6121 W. Park Blvd.

Photo: yan z./Yelp

Knife Steakhouse Plano is a new steakhouse. It's the second location for the restaurant, which first opened in Dallas in 2014.

As far as steaks are concerned, Knife offers a variety of cuts such as the short rib, an 8 oz. filet Au Poivre or an exotic 240-day dry aged 34 oz. bone-in ribeye. The menu also offers seafood, chicken, pasta and burgers, as well as a strong list of sides. (Click here to view the full menu.)

The new addition has made a strong impression thus far, with a four-star rating out of four reviews on Yelp.

Tony R., who was the first Yelper to review the new spot on Jan. 7, wrote, "This place knows their meat and how to make their steaks melt in your mouth. I just had their regular bone-in ribeye and it was delicious. Their sides are good portions for two and very good."

Yelper Steve P. added, “We've come to love this place. We've been twice and loved it both times. It's not cheap, but they have an interesting menu. Wine is reasonably priced and the sommelier is very helpful. Steaks have been cooked perfectly.”

Intrigued? Stop in to try it for yourself. Knife Steakhouse Plano is open from 11 a.m.–10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.–11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m.–9:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Ascension Annex

6121 W. Park Blvd. Suite A119, Willow Bend Mall

Photo: sabina s./Yelp

Ascension Annex is a new coffee roastery, offering coffee and tea and more.

Guests can also stay for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For morning fare, look for the smoked salmon hash or ricotta hotcake, as well as soups, greens, sides, desserts and more. (Click here to view all of the menu options.)

The new spot is off to an uneven start with six reviews on Yelp, but it's still early days.

Yelper Natalie N., who reviewed it on Jan. 19, said, "They have a great menu. I can see a lot of people complaining about the long wait, but I didn't think it was terrible after ordering a sandwich and chai tea. Both were good and I will use this spot to take a break in between my shopping. "

Clara G. wrote, "My coffee was delicious and worth the wait. If it hadn't been for the unfriendly encounter I had, I would probably be back today for another one."

Grab a cup of Joe from 9 a.m.–9 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 11 a.m.–6 p.m. on Sunday.