In an extension of their San Antonio brand of hospitality, restaurateurs Kyle Noonan and Josh Sepkowitz have delivered their signature combination of approachable-meets-swanky straight to Houston. Behold, The General Public.
The CityCentre address is the first location in the Bayou City and features black & brown leathers, punchy black and white tile, colorful rugs, and unique curios. It also conveniently shares a wall with sister-concept upscale bowling alley Bowl & Barrel, so visitors can bar hop between the two and enjoy two distinct environments in one evening.
The kitchen offers a lunch and dinner menu of sandwiches, burgers, salads, and raw oysters served at the expansive horseshoe-shaped, deep-seated leather booths, or traditional tables spaced throughout the restaurant. Chef Daniel Menchaca’s attention to detail comes through in dishes like the Green Chili Grilled Cheese and Burrata & Pistachio Toast where flavors and textures meld to perfection.
Cocktails include such titles as Dr. Funk, the Four Thieves, and Rusky Rose. An "indoor" patio with walls of windows for letting in breezes and multiple flat screens provide a social atmosphere. The founders wanted a place where "the general public" would feel at home. To seal the deal, the restaurant will show thanks with a daily Sundown Toast (read: a shot of free booze) served to guests of legal age.
Before heading to The General Public, step inside courtesy of Eater photographer Ellie Sharp.