FM Kitchen & Bar to open second location on Westheimer Road and 4 other restaurant announcements around Montrose, the Heights

The new location of FM Kitchen & Bar, slated to open later in June, will offer a selection of signature and classic cocktails, including the cosmopolitan. (Courtesy FM Kitchen & Bar)
The new location of FM Kitchen & Bar, slated to open later in June, will offer a selection of signature and classic cocktails, including the cosmopolitan. (Courtesy FM Kitchen & Bar)

The new location of FM Kitchen & Bar, slated to open later in June, will offer a selection of signature and classic cocktails, including the cosmopolitan. (Courtesy FM Kitchen & Bar)

The long-awaited second location of FM Kitchen & Bar will open June 23 in Montrose at 907 Westheimer Road, Houston, according to a June 10 news release.

With its original location on Shepherd Drive off Washington Avenue, the eatery is known for its signature cocktails, a large patio area, and menu of original burgers and sandwiches. The new location will bring a more expansive bar area and menu, and a new late-night menu will be available on top of the food and drink offerings from the original location, according to the release. Both locations will be open until midnight on Thursdays and 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights.

The Montrose site will include a sidewalk beer garden along Westheimer with lounge seating as well as more intimate seating at banquettes that will be surrounded by planters. An indoor bar will offer 24 beers and two craft cocktails on tap. A 96-inch projector screen in a dining area will be used to broadcast sports and other events.

Valentin Garcia, who formerly worked at Tiny Boxwoods, will be the eatery's chef de cuisine. New, lighter food options such as grilled salmon tacos and crispy Brussels sprouts will be available alongside items from the original location's menu. The new late-night menu will include the FM Burger, a spicy fried chicken sandwich and birria tacos. Brunch will be offered on weekends from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Other openings in the Heights, River Oaks and Montrose areas

1. Fast-casual salad chain restaurant Sweetgreen will open June 15 at M-K-T Heights, 600 N. Shepherd Drive, Houston. The eatery specializes in salads, warm bowls and sides that are made with seasonal and locally sourced ingredients.

2. Homestead Kitchen & Bar opened June 4, also in the M-K-T Heights development, and is operating with limited hours of 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. daily. The all-day breakfast eatery is being run by Houston native Jeff Svenvold, who worked with A La Carte Foodservice Consulting Group on the menu. The menu blends elements of Tex-Mex, Cajun and Southern cooking with items such as the Tex-Mex steak and egg benedict, chilaquiles verdes and authentic slow-cooked carnitas. Lunch and dinner items are also available, such as crawfish pistolettes, seafood enchiladas and ribeye chicken-fried steak.

3. Specializing in craft cocktails, The Rabbit Hole is slated to open next January within a 1920s bungalow at 1317 E. 29th St., Houston, near the Airline Boulevard intersection. The venue, which will be run by managing partners Ian Frascati and William Daniel, will offer cocktails, wine and locally brewed beers in an intimate setting. An in-house kitchen will also serve up pub fare, while a dog-friendly outdoor patio will provide additional space for seating and to host food trucks.

4. Across Loop 610 in the North Post Oak area, the newest concept from Berg Hospitality Group—NoPo Cafe, Market & Bar—opened June 10 at 1244 N. Post Oak Road, Ste. 150, Houston. The venue offers classic American cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. An on-site market offers premade meals, freshly baked pastries and other desserts. The dining room seats 35, while a full-service bar can seat six. Guests also have access to a 448-square-foot patio with umbrella covered bistro patio tables overlooking North Post Oak. 713-804-1244.


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