UPDATES: Tracking temporarily closed restaurants in the Heights, River Oaks and Montrose area

Chef Ford Fry's State of Grace, 3258 Westheimer Road, Houston, what would otherwise be a popular Friday night dinner destination, sits vacant on the evening of March 20. (Matt Dulin/Community Impact Newspaper)
Chef Ford Fry's State of Grace, 3258 Westheimer Road, Houston, what would otherwise be a popular Friday night dinner destination, sits vacant on the evening of March 20. (Matt Dulin/Community Impact Newspaper)

Chef Ford Fry's State of Grace, 3258 Westheimer Road, Houston, what would otherwise be a popular Friday night dinner destination, sits vacant on the evening of March 20. (Matt Dulin/Community Impact Newspaper)

As a new stay-at-home order and the ban on dining room service take effect, more Houston-area restaurants are deciding to temporarily shut down to weather out the outbreak.

Here are some of the closings we know about.


Restaurants closed temporarily:

  • Bisou, 4444 Westheimer Road, Ste. A120;

  • Loch Bar and Ouzo Bay, 4444 Westheimer Road, Ste. G110;

  • State of Grace, 3258 Westheimer Road;

  • Nam Eatery, 502 E. 20th St., Unit B;

  • Cedar Creek, 1034 W. 20th St.;

  • Down House, 1801 Yale St.;

  • Bernie's Burger Bus (Heights location), 2200 Yale St., Ste. 100;

  • Liberty Kitchen (all locations);

  • Emmaline, 3210 W Dallas St.;

  • La Mexicana, 1018 Fairview St.;

  • Superica, La Lucha, 1801 N. Shepherd Drive;

  • FM Kitchen & Bar, 1112 Shepherd Drive;

  • Giacomo's, 3215 Westheimer Road;

  • Sticky's Chicken, 2313 Edwards St.;

  • Nam Eatery, 502 E 20th St, Unit B.;

  • Kata Robata, 3600 Kirby Drive;

  • BCN Taste & Tradition, 4210 Roseland St.

  • MAD, 4444 Westheimer Road, Ste. C180


This list will be updated as we receive new information.
By Matt Dulin
Matt joined Community Impact Newspaper in January 2018 and is the City Editor for Houston's Inner Loop editions.


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