Karne, a modernist Korean Steakhouse, the creation of restaurateur Jason Cho and Chef Yurum "KP" Nam, opened last month. The stunning space, beautiful in its elegant simplicity – features prime beef, American and Japanese wagyu, and meats dry-aged in-house and cooked to order by tableside hosts. Located in the historic Heights neighborhood, Karne is the first fine-dining Korean Steakhouse to bring one of the world's most influential food cultures to the city.
Chef Nam has extensive experience in notable kitchens in New York City, including The Modern and Gramercy Tavern. His training lends itself to a menu influenced by Korea, Texas and New York.
Private dining rooms are available by reservation and will feature a multi-course chef's tasting menu. Several dishes, with a nod to American steakhouses, include flavor-packed twists, clearly re-imagined with Korean culinary roots. Karne uses the finest indigenous and seasonal ingredients to highlight the balanced integrity of the restaurant's flavors. The big city vibe of Karne is married with the Korean spirit of Jeong – a feeling of friendship, warmth, kindness, and the fraternity of communal experiences at the table. karnehtx.com
The menu at Karne centers around beef and includes several different cuts and grades of meat.
Guests will enjoy a bespoke cocktail list, and 173 wines have been selected to enhance the dining experience.
All the meat dishes at Karne are grilled tableside by highly trained hosts. Diners can order a la carte or a platter with several cuts of meat along with kimchi, soup, dipping sauces and more.
Post Oak Grill
Post Oak Grill has been serving delicious New American cuisine with Texas and Mexican influences since it opened in 1989. The Tanglewood restaurant is known for its attention to detail and top-of-the-line service. A favorite of many in the Memorial and Tanglewood areas, the restaurant's wait staff greets regulars by name.
Chef Polo began his career in the kitchen as a dishwasher. He eventually moved up the ranks in Mexico before moving to the United States. After working for several years in the kitchen at Post Oak Grill, he became a partner in the restaurant and has remained at the helm since 2002. Chef Polo ensures an unforgettable dining experience and consistently leaves an indelible impression with his "Picassoesque" creation of unique dishes.
Guests at Post Oak Grill will enjoy light, fresh starters and various salads, including the famed Polo's Chopped Caesar. Entrees include Roasted Pork Tenderloin, Chicken Genovese and fresh seafood options like rainbow trout and seared ahi tuna. The restaurant also boasts a large wine list and signature cocktail menu, as well as an array of house-made desserts. postoakgrill.com
Guests can take advantage of dine-in, takeout or catering & delivery is available for corporate events and special occasions.
Perfect for evening cocktails with friends or coworkers enjoy weekday happy hour specials from 4:30 to 7:30 each weekday evening featuring signature cocktails, wine and more.
Live music weekly. Check Post Oak Grill's calendar of events for more details.
Velvet Taco's 23rd Texas location opened in Memorial this fall. Originally Dallas' pioneering taco restaurant, Velvet Taco continues to bring its eclectic, chef-driven menu to over 35 locations.
Velvet Taco Memorial City General Manager Teccora Biggers says, "We are proud to bring Velvet Taco to the Memorial City community, a community that has needed our tacos for some time. We're hoping to make a splash with our eclectic, chef-driven menu, and I think folks will find that there is something for everyone on our menu. Our electric vibe and a diverse menu will become a gathering place for all members of this community."
The dining room is filled with a mix of modern, quirky and collected furnishings – featuring hand-painted interior and exterior murals by Sebastien Boileau of Eyeful Art. While each Velvet Taco has a distinct design and decor personality, one thing remains true for all locations—guests are greeted by the larger-than-life painting of Marie Antoinette eating red velvet cake, commissioned by artist Laura Shull. velvettaco.com/location/memorial-city
Chefs use the freshest and finest quality ingredients to hand-prepare menu items from scratch, including the Spicy Tikka Chicken, Cuban Pig and perhaps the most unique taco on the menu, the Chicken & Waffle.
Guests can enjoy a wide range of beverages, including local and Mexican beer, fruit-infused iced teas and cocktails like the signature Kick Ass Margarita.
Try the limited-time Weekly Taco Feature, commonly known as the WTF. WTFs (52 per year) offer a variety of flavors inspired by international cuisines, local comfort food, and skillful combinations, and they are available for only seven days.
Snap Kitchen, Texas’ best source for healthy, on-the-go meals and snacks, reopened its second brick and mortar Houston location in Memorial Villages in September. Snap Kitchen Memorial Villages offers quick, healthy meal options for a variety of different dietary preferences such as Keto, Whole 30, Paleo, Low Carb, High Protein, gluten free and more.
Snap Kitchen will be kicking off the new year with its Resolution Revolution campaign, the idea that eating healthy doesn’t have to taste like cardboard, and your 2023 resolutions don’t need to be abrupt, restrictive or short term.
Snap’s Resolution Revolution gives customers the freedom to eat what they crave and still feel amazing. Resolve to indulge with Snap’s newest meals inspired by your favorite Homestyle Classics! Enjoy all the flavors of American home cooking in a way that’s perfectly portioned and cooked by our chefs right here in Texas. local.snapkitchen.com
The January Homestyle Classic Menu includes Southern Meatloaf, Pot Roast Chicken, Salisbury Steak and a Country Breakfast Bowl. Enjoy sides like Parmesan Roasted Broccoli or Brownie Batter Chia Pudding.
Snap Pass is a new membership program that offers customers even more flexibility and convenient ways to enjoy Snap’s delicious and healthy chef-prepared meals. Snap Pass members can set up a flexible weekly recurring order from Snap Kitchen’s broad assortment of ready-to-eat nutritious meals, drinks, snacks and more, via the new Snap Kitchen app and online. Members can shop all of Snap Kitchen’s selections with 5% off every order and other perks.
Zalat Pizza, the cult-favorite pizza concept, opened a location in Memorial City in November. The Zalat brand is known for pushing the envelope on traditional pizza recipes as well as continuing to be bold and inventive. All pizzas are handmade using scratch ingredients, including their dough for the perfect NYC-style crust and house made sauce with oven-roasted Roma tomatoes and fresh basil.
Named Nation’s Restaurant News “2021 Hot Concepts” and QSR 40/40 in the same year, Zalat is known for is elevating the pizza classics like the common pepperoni pizza with their Pepperoni Masterclass, featuring a heaping serving of 100% beef pepperoni, oregano, cracked black pepper and chopped garlic. Beyond the basics, however, Zalat offers an irreverent spin on pizzas such as the Nashville Hot Chicken & Pickles, Pho Shizzle, Elote, The Sweet Revenge, Pineapple Express and more. An equally famous and crave-able must-have is SrirachaTM their signature dipping sauce. A combination of Sriracha and ranch dressing to create the perfect mind-blowing pizza dipping sauce and is so famous, it has a following of its own. zalatpizza.com
The Zalat brand is known for pushing the envelope on traditional pizza recipes as well as continuing to be bold and inventive. All pizzas are handmade using scratch ingredients, including their dough for the perfect NYC-style crust and house made sauce with oven-roasted Roma tomatoes and fresh basil.
The Memorial location will offer limited seating, late-night hours, takeout and delivery.