New in Montrose: 5 restaurant updates to know

March restaurant
Goodnight Hospitality's March restaurant has opened its lounge to guests who want to sample its menu offerings, wine and cocktails. (Courtesy Julie Soefer Photography)

Goodnight Hospitality's March restaurant has opened its lounge to guests who want to sample its menu offerings, wine and cocktails. (Courtesy Julie Soefer Photography)

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.
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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