28 restaurants that opened in the Heights, River Oaks and Montrose areas in 2021, 11 coming soon in 2022

Tin Drum Asian Kitchen will open in 2022 on Shepherd Drive. (Courtesy Heidi Geldhauser)
Tin Drum Asian Kitchen will open in 2022 on Shepherd Drive. (Courtesy Heidi Geldhauser)

Tin Drum Asian Kitchen will open in 2022 on Shepherd Drive. (Courtesy Heidi Geldhauser)

Throughout the year, Community Impact Newspaper keeps track of new restaurants, bars and tasting venues that open up in the Heights, River Oaks and Montrose areas. Here is a noncomprehensive list of new eateries that opened in 2021 categorized by cuisine type, as well as what is coming soon in 2022.


1. The Cookshack

4015 Washington Ave., Ste. F, Houston

713-534-1746. www.thecookshack.com

2. FM Kitchen & Bar

907 Westheimer Road, Houston

832-509-5233. www.fmkitchenandbar.com

3. Gatsby’s Prime Steakhouse

4319 Montrose Blvd., Houston

713-393-7282. www.gatsbyssteakhouse.com

4. Highline Park

600 N. Shepherd Drive, Houston


5. Homestead Kitchen & Bar

600 N. Shepherd Drive, Ste. 440, Houston

281-888-4697. www.homesteadkitchenandbar.com

6. Howdy Hot Chicken

3520 S. Shepherd Drive, Houston

832-831-8186. www.howdyhotchicken.com

7. Hungry Like the Wolf

920 Studemont St., Ste. 900, Houston

346-320-2622. www.hungrylikethewolfhouston.com

8. NoPo Cafe, Market & Bar

1244 N. Post Oak Road, Ste. 150, Houston

713-804-1244. www.nopocafe.com

9. Shandy’s

315 W. 19th St., Ste. A, Houston

713-485-0705. www.shandycafe.com

10. Southern Yankee Crafthouse

1312 W. Alabama St., Houston

346-320-2806. www.southernyankeebeer.com

11. The Studewood Grill

1111 Studewood St., Houston

713-864-1100. www.thestudewoodgrill.com


12. The Monk’s

126 Heights Blvd., Ste. 110, Houston

713-869-1916. www.monksusa.com

13. Nara Thai

4601 Washington Ave., Ste. 100, Houston

832-530-4069. www.naradining.com

14. Kinokawa

3119 White Oak Drive, Houston

281-285-2996. www.5kinokawa.com

15. Trendy Vegan

3821 Richmond Ave., Houston

713-621-9488. www.trendyhouston.com

Beer/Wine/Tasting room

16. SERCA Wines

447 Heights Blvd., Houston

713-405-0082. www.sercawines.com


17. Blendin Coffee

3201 Allen Parkway, Ste. 170, Houston

346-368-2895. www.blendincoffeeclub.com

18. Clutch City Coffee

4733 Richmond Ave., Houston

346-718-2197. www.clutchcitycoffeehtx.com

19. Duo

2147 Westheimer Road, Houston

832-623-6078. www.duohouston.com

20. Hella Bubble

2015 Yale St., Houston

281-888-9670. www.hellabubble.com

Food hall

21. Railway Heights

8200 Washington Ave., Houston

713-485-4563. www.railwayheights.com


22. Concura Italian Bites

4340 Westheimer Road, Ste. 150, Houston

832-997-4220. www.concurahouston.com

23. Trattoria Sofia

911 W. 11th St., Houston

713-804-0429. www.trattoriasofia.com

Mexican/Latin American

24. Casa Nomad

600 N. Shepherd Drive, Ste. 499, Houston

832-925-7484. www.casanomadhtx.com

25. Idle Hands

910 Westheimer Road, Houston


26. Pacific Coast Tacos

6329 Washington Ave., Houston

281-888-4885. www.pacificcoasttacos.com

27. The Taco Stand

2018 N. Shepherd Drive, Houston

832-409-6433. www.tacostandhtx.com

28. Urbe Street Food Market

1101 Uptown Park Blvd., Ste. 12, Houston

713-726-8273. www.urbehouston.com

Coming soon

1. Andiron

3201 Allen Parkway, Ste. E110, Houston

2. Annabelle's

911 Shepherd Drive, Houston

3. Auden

911 Shepherd Drive, Houston

4. Common Bond

4201 Main St., Houston


5. NettBar

1717 W. 22nd St., Houston


6. Rumi’s Place

1801 Post Oak Blvd., Houston


7. Second Draught

4201 Main St., Ste. 130, Houston


8. Stuff’d Wings

401 Richmond Ave., Houston


9. Tesseract

3119 White Oak Drive, Houston

10. Tin Drum Asian Kitchen

1111 Shepherd Drive, Houston


11. Turner's Cut

911 Shepherd Drive, Houston

This list is not comprehensive. To have your restaurant added to the list, contact [email protected]
By Sierra Rozen

Metro Reporter, South Houston

Sierra joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in September of 2021 after graduating with a degree in communication and a minor in journalism from St. Edward's University in Austin, TX. Sierra covers all things in the South Houston area but in particular covers Friendswood ISD, Friendswood City Council and Harris County METRO. Prior to CI, Sierra served as the viewpoints and life and arts editor for Hilltop Views, as well as interning for Austin Woman Magazine.

By Shawn Arrajj
Shawn Arrajj serves as the editor of the Cy-Fair edition of Community Impact Newspaper where he covers the Cy-Fair and Jersey Village communities. He mainly writes about development, transportation and issues in Harris County.