2024 NEW & NOTABLE

June Openings

Aye Candy

Like most speakeasies, Aye Candy is unassuming from the outside, but the vibes inside are top notch. Dark, romantic and behind walls littered with candy, guests are invited to…

Dripped Birria - Main St

Dripped Birria, a standout Mexican food concept in Southwest Houston, is renowned for its mouthwatering quesabirria tacos. The menu features tacos, ramen, quesadillas, and more…

Haywire

Haywire, a Dallas-based restaurant in Memorial City, offers a quintessential Texas dining experience within its expansive 20,000-square-foot space. This restaurant is renowned for…

JLB Eatery - Royal Oaks

Burger and buns are made fresh on the daily at JLB Eatery - Royal Oaks, where diners can find generously portioned burgers, chicken sandwiches and more on the menu. This…

Granger's

Located in Houston’s Museum District, Granger’s offers a sophisticated yet casual-chic dining experience with a menu that features classic-inspired dishes such as fresh Gulf…

Little Rey

Little Rey, an Atlanta-based restaurant, brings its vibrant flavors to Houston in a spacious 7,000-square-foot location featuring a welcoming patio. Specializing in chicken-based…

Thai Tail

Thai Tail, located in the vibrant Montrose area of Houston, is a fast-casual Thai restaurant offering a delightful fusion of Thai and American cuisine. Presented in a self-service…

May Openings

BB Lemon - Downtown

B&B Butcher’s more casual offshoot, BB Lemon, was inspired by the simple joys of meat maestro Benjamin Berg’s childhood in New York. Simple, straightforward, and bursting with…

Blue Tuba

Blue Tuba, the home of Houston's best Euro-Tex cuisine is owned by the talented duo Vlado and Giga, who hail from Czechoslovakia. This Heights culinary gem brings the flavors of…

The Derby Restaurant

Derby Restaurant reinvents Southern comfort cuisine with a contemporary twist and meticulously crafted using traditional techniques. Located within The Shop, diners not only savor…

Duck N Bao

Located in Rice Village, Duck N Bao offers masterful Peking duck, handmade dumplings and Sichuan specialties, including nostalgic favorites from the owners' childhoods in China…

Fancy's

Fancy's, an upscale cocktail lounge in River Oaks offers unparalleled experience for those seeking both elegance and excitement. The menu boasts a carefully curated selection of…

The Pit Room - Memorial

The Pit Room - Memorial serves up smoked meats to eager diners. The Memorial location is The Pit Room's second location, and the original cafeteria-style concept quickly created…

Tacodeli - Galleria

You can't go wrong with handcrafted tacos made with local and organic ingredients. Tacodeli's award-winning tacos join a wide selection of taco purveyors across Houston. Founded in…

April Openings

Bar Bludorn

Bar Bludorn, led by Chef Aaron Bludorn, epitomizes the essence of a local tavern, blending Texan-inspired cuisine with genuine Southern hospitality to create a uniquely Houstonian…

Chicken Salad Barn

Chicken Salad Barn, located near the Energy Corridor, serves more options of chicken salad than you'll know what to do with, and offers it with a variety of bread options. Some of…

Ema

EMA HTX brings quality food, pastries, and coffee to the Houston Heights area while preserving space for ancestral traditions, beliefs, and practices through their culinary…

High Five Mini Bar

High Five Mini Bar, a colorful spot in the Stomping Grounds, is the perfect stop for a treat drink and/or bite of pizza. Some fan favorite beverages include the Uncharted…

Jethro’s Cocktail Lounge

Jethro’s Cocktail Lounge, a neighborhood bar, is swanky, yet laid-back, featuring a carefully curated cocktail menu and an irresistible smashburger. Tucked away on the east side of…

Local Foods - Post Oak

Local Foods, Houston’s popular restaurant serving fresh and hyper-seasonal dishes in a casual setting, opened its Post Oak Plaza shopping center location in Spring 2024. This…

Maximo

Maximo, nestled in West University Place, is collaboration between Benjy Levit and Dylan Murray’s team at Local Foods, Eau Tour and Lee’s Den and Chef Tony Luhrman that honors…

Molihua

Located near the Medical Center, Molihua translates to 'Jasmine' in Chinese and offers a refined Asian dining adventure, showcasing Japanese cuisine, dim sum, and delectable…

Nickel City

Nickel City, an Austin original concept, picked Houston for its third Texas location. The Downtown H-town spot has an emphasis on rum and also boasts a patio. Mixed drinks…

Pizzana

Combining Southern Italian heritage with innovative twists, Pizzana reinvents traditional Neapolitan pizza by offering daring flavor interpretations like the Neo Margherita and…

Star Cinema Grill

Star Cinema Grill, the leading locally-owned-and-operated cinema chain in Houston, reopened the dine-in cinema with some big updates at CITYCENTRE in spring 2024. Star Cinema Grill…

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March Openings

Chicken N Pickle

Chicken N Pickle, located just outside of Houston in Webster, Texas, is a premier destination blending indoor and outdoor sports, dining, and entertainment, all centered around the…

Duchess Uptown Park

A contemporary, casual restaurant located in Uptown Park, Duchess serves bold and approachable food inspired by the coastal cultures of the Mediterranean, Asia, and South America…

Mandito's Tex-Mex - Katy

At Mandito’s Tex-Mex in Katy, the team finds inspiration in the rich Tex-Mex culture, a heritage they have been part of for over 45 years. It's not merely about the cuisine; it's…

PKL Social

PKL Social is Houston's premier sports bar and pickleball concept, offering a vibrant bar and dining experience, four state-of-the-art courts, over 20 televisions, covered…

Prime 131

Prime 131, a visionary concept from Berg Hospitality Group, stands as a dynamic fusion of a live-fire steakhouse and sushi bar nestled within the revamped industrial setting of The…

Se7en

Se7en restaurant and lounge in the heart of River Oaks, proudly introduces its culinary virtuoso, Chef Martin Fassi, whose remarkable skills and global influences promise to…

Tasty Box

Located in Spring Branch, Tasty Box offers burgers galore to guests in a time crunch. This fast food establishment serves up eight different kinds of burgers but doesn't stop…

Tsujita Artisan Noodle

In 2003, Tsujita emerged in Tokyo, Japan, and has since blossomed into a network of 18 distinctive locations across the country. A pivotal moment arrived in 2011 when Tsujita LA…

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February Openings

Conservatory Galleria

Houston loves its food halls, and Conservatory Galleria stands as a vibrant testament to the city's culinary diversity and innovation. With three levels brimming with flavor, this…

Cyclone Anaya’s - River Oaks

Cyclone Anaya’s is an iconic Houston institution and its River Oaks location is designed with respect to the past and a look ahead to the future. The 6,250 square-foot space is…

MF Lobster & Ceviche

Located in Autry Park, MF Lobster & Ceviche stands out as Houston's sole circular restaurant. The menu boasts a selection of fresh lobster sourced daily from Maine, alongside an…

North Italia - City Centre

From handmade pasta and pizza to modern takes on traditional classics, North Italia - City Centre brings the spirit of an Italian taverna to the Memorial City area. North starts…

PostScript HTX

An enchanting establishment that drips with glam at every corner opened in early 2024 in Upper Kirby. PostScript HTX pinkalicious, over-the-top restaurant takes opulence to the…

Space City Bagels

At Space City Bagels, the owners' profound love for bagels and their admiration for Houston blend seamlessly in the Heights, resulting in bagel-lover's paradise. With a dedication…

Xiaolong Dumpling

Located in Montrose, Xiaolong Dumpling offers authentic Szechuan cuisine, celebrated for its intricate balance of flavors, combining the heat of chili peppers, the tingling…

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January Openings

Vine Memorial

Vine Memorial, inaugurated in January 2024, is Gr8 Plate Hospitality’s flagship retail wine shop and wine bar. The 2,544-square-foot location boasts more than 200 hand-selected…

The Canary

Nestled within a vibrant yellow building featuring a front deck and patio at 963 Judiway, The Canary is a haven for those seeking delightful experiences. Open from Tuesday through…

Dak & Bop

Head to Dak & Bop for a taste of Korean-style fried chicken, where the made to order wings and drums are double fried for extra crisp and three special sauces ignite the taste…

Grace Pizza & Shakes - Heights

Grace Pizza and Shakes, situated in the Heights, is a contemporary restaurant that brings a fresh approach to dining. Specializing in Local Craft pizza baked in a brick oven and…

Hando - Spring Branch

Hando seeks to redefine the sushi handroll (temaki) trend with its sushi hand roll bar that serves fresh hand rolls (temaki), small plates, craft cocktails, beer, and sake. Salmon…