Paying homage to the year Houston’s Heights neighborhood was established, 1891 American Eatery & Bar opened in the space that formerly housed Berryhill Baja Grill on Nov. 27.
1891 American Eatery & Bar is located at 702 E. 11th Street, Houston. (Courtesy Andrew Hemingway)
In a Nov. 27 news release, Operating Partner and chef Jason Gould called the East 11th Street building a “mainstay” in the Heights community and the perfect location for the “ultimate neighborhood concept.”

“We wanted to create something that was the essence of the Heights, and that is community,” Gould said in a statement. “This restaurant welcomes everyone from families with children to couples on date night or friends out on the town, and that is what we wanted to accomplish.”

On the menu

Gould created the 1891 menu from his 35 years of experience, which ranges from the Michelin-starred Mirabelle restaurant in London to Houston’s Common Bond bistro and bakery, where he served as executive chef.
The menu at 1891 features a variety of smash burgers. (Courtesy Andrew Hemingway)
American classics meet modern takes on bar snacks at the eatery and include crab fritters, Korean fried cauliflower and an array of smash burgers. Confit duck legs, pastrami braised short ribs and seared scallops are a few featured entrees.
Inventive cocktails, eight local beers on tap and a wine list are some of the drink options at 1891. (Courtesy Andrew Hemingway)
On the bar side, eight local beers are on tap alongside margarita and mimosa flights as well as frozen espresso martinis. The restaurant also does a seasonal spin on classic cocktails with its Fall Fashioned and pomegranate mule.