The fourth iteration of James Beard award-winning chef Chris Shepherd’s ambitious One Fifth restaurant opened in August 2019, called One Fifth: Gulf Coast, bringing Houstonians a taste of the cuisine representing the diversity of the terrain and the waters in the Gulf Coast states.
The interior of the Montrose restaurant has been revamped to fit the new concept, as it has been for previous iterations of the space. Still decorated with a modern, upscale design, the restaurant now features a television to bring a more casual feel.
Shepherd and chef de cuisine Matt Staph have created a menu with a selection of raw and roast oysters, crab dishes, gumbo and "gas station" snacks. The menu, of course, also features boudin and jambalaya.
Opened in January 2017, One Fifth is a five-year project by Shepherd and his business partners Kevin Floyd, Whitney Mercilus and Steve Flippo, that features a different restaurant concept each year. Prior to One Fifth Gulf Coast, Shepherd centered on French, Italian and Spanish cuisine at One Fifth Romance Languages and on steak during his inaugural concept.
One Fifth is open Sunday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.