New and Notable

Houston's newest restaurants make a case for brining joy back into the dining room.

Marmo, a modern Italian chophouse, opened in Montrose Collective this spring. Executive Chef Eli Jackson in partnership with Atlas Restaurant Group partner and executive chef Julian Marucci, teamed up to highlight an array of premium hand-cut steaks from local, domestic and international purveyors. Hand-rolled pasta is featured prominently on the menu, as well as an assortment of fresh seafood specialties. Guests can also enjoy the restaurant’s robust 22-page wine list and handcrafted cocktails, imported beers, and Italian aperitifs.

Located in the historic former Houston’s Restaurant space, highly anticipated restaurant The Warwick opened in April. With executive chef Antoine Ware at the helm, diners will delight in a mix of New American and Southern fare - a taste of dishes flavored with his Cajun roots. Menu favorites include Charbroiled Gulf Oysters, Snapper Orleans, Gulf Shrimp and Grits. For those nostalgic for Houston’s Restaurant - a selection of its famous dishes are featured on the menu, including a version of The Dip and the Houston Hawaiian Ribeye, which were popular at the former restaurant. Guests can also enjoy a mix of traditional and modern cocktails, all complementing The Warwick’s unique offerings.


The team behind Houston favorites Doris Metropolitan and Badolina Bakery recently opened a third concept, Hamsa. The modern Israeli restaurant is in Rice Village and features dishes rich with vegetables, spices, and one-of-a-kind flavor profiles. Shared plates are a menu focal point bringing chef Sash Kurgan’s approach to elevated Middle Eastern cuisine to the forefront. Executive pastry chef Michal Micheli of Badolina Bakery fame oversees the dessert offerings. Guests can enjoy a wine list with curated wines from all over the world, including a Middle Eastern section with Israeli and Lebanese highlights.

In March, the Heights, a popular foodie destination known for its restaurant scene, got its first steakhouse. Patton’s, a boutique speakeasy-style steakhouse, is located inside Savoir restaurant. Moody lighting, ornate chandeliers, and dark leather banquets give the restaurant an old-world feel, perfect for enjoying live music or an intimate conversation. The restaurant features classic steakhouse staples like Waldorf Salad and Shrimp Cocktails and carefully selected and sourced steak options from Gable Cattle Company in Colorado. Speakeasy-worthy cocktails and an extensive selection of wines round out the decadent menu options.

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