New Montrose restaurant Ostia sets opening date

Ostia will serve Italian- and Mediterranean-inspired cuisine in the Montrose area. (Courtesy Jenn Duncan/Ostia)
Ostia will serve Italian- and Mediterranean-inspired cuisine in the Montrose area. (Courtesy Jenn Duncan/Ostia)

Ostia will serve Italian- and Mediterranean-inspired cuisine in the Montrose area. (Courtesy Jenn Duncan/Ostia)

Houston native chef Travis McShane will debut his new restaurant, Ostia, on Sept. 25 in a renovated space at 2032 Dunlavy St., Houston, in the Montrose area.

"At its heart, Ostia is a neighborhood restaurant, a place to hang out with friends and family to enjoy a delicious meal together whether you live around the corner or not,” McShane said in a news release.

McShane brings a range of experiences from restaurants in New York City, San Francisco, Nashville and Atlanta to his new Italian- and Mediterranean-inspired venture.

The ever-changing menu will feature a la carte meats and seafood, made-in-house pastas, salads and sides drawing from local providers as well as a selection of both new and Old World wines.

The restaurant has room for 108 seats indoors, including 37 in a climate-controlled patio called the Greenhouse Room. It also offers a traditional patio seating for another 56 guests.


Ostia opens for dinner service initially but will add lunch at a later date. Family-style dining options and curbside offerings will also be available, and the restaurant has implemented precautions for COVID-19 including ultraviolet air filters, capacity limits, masks and health screenings. 713-324-9288. www.ostiahou.com
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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