A former bartender at Coltivare and a native of Houston has a new project set to debut soon in the Montrose neighborhood. Martin Stayer, who has also worked at fine-dining restaurants L20 and Moto in Chicago, will open Nobie's next month at 2048 Colquitt St. in the former Au Petit Paris space, according to CultureMap.
Au Petit Paris closed earlier this year, as previously reported, and in November, Stayer will unveil his new concept. The restaurant is reportedly named for Stayer's grandfather and the menu will feature light snacks, sharable plates, and traditional entrees, including seafood. There will also be raw bar and vegetarian options. Stayer will reportedly aim for casual and affordable dining, "bringing new meaning to Texas eating," according to the restaurant's website.
Update, 10/14, 1:10 p.m.: Nobie's applied to take over the Montrose restaurant space a month after Au Petit Paris closed, under the name You're Welcome, LLC, as In the Know Houston reported last month.
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• It's Lights Out for Au Petit Paris and Pepino's in Montrose [EHOU]
• Nobie's [Official Site]