The Montrose area has seen a spate of new business and restaurant activity. Here is a quick recap of some of the new offerings now open, reopening or coming soon.

The Mediterranean fine-dining restaurant March opened its lounge space Nov. 19, offering diners the first opportunity to try the latest concept from Goodnight Hospitality at 1624 Westheimer Road. The 700-square-foot lounge has seating for no more than 16 people. Reservations are secured with a $48 ticket, which includes champagne, a cocktail and light bites; after that, guests can choose from a sampling of cuisines or caviar service, explore an 11,000-bottle wine cellar or order another round of cocktails.

Anvil Bar & Refuge reopened in mid-November with restaurant service and a new patio at 1424 Westheimer Road, Houston. Anvil’s sister cocktail bar, Tongue-Cut Sparrow, temporarily opened in the former space of Penny Quarter at 1424 Westheimer Road, Houston. It is running by reservation starting the weekend after Thanksgiving. 713-523-1622.

Acme Oyster House is moving forward with build-out of its new Houston location at 1201 Westheimer Road, based on November permit filings with the city. The 110-year-old New Orleans-based seafood restaurant is taking over the former El Real Tex-Mex restaurant that closed in October 2019. An opening date has not been announced.

XO Juice opened Oct. 3 at 3407 Montrose Blvd., Houston. The vegan juice bar sells bottled juices, nut milks and smoothies as well as nutritional shots and power bowls, which feature organic, plant-based ingredients. 713-492-0854.

Dumpling restaurant Pling, 223 Westheimer Road, Houston, held its grand opening Nov. 3. The restaurant offers housemade dumplings with chicken, pork, shrimp and vegetable fillings with Korean barbecue influences. 713-360-7255.