The Galleria is becoming a hot new attraction for restaurants looking to expand into Houston, especially those that are a little on the fancy side. In addition to the arrival of famed sushi spot Nobu, a swanky new tenant is headed to the Galleria.
Announced via release, Fig & Olive, a Mediterranean restaurant with adjacent olive oil tasting bar, will arrive next year in the space formerly occupied by Saks Fifth Avenue. The luxury retailer closed up shop earlier this year in order to move to newer digs at the Galleria.
Fig & Olive has expanded quickly across the country since opening in New York, opening locations in Chicago, Washington D.C., and Newport Beach. But it hasn’t been without controversy — in late 2015, it was revealed that much of the chain’s pricey fare was actually pre-packaged, frozen food made in a commissary kitchen and shipped across the country.
After the scandal, the chain announced that it would now prepare all food in-house, which means that Houstonians should perhaps consider themselves lucky that Fig & Olive took a while to arrive.
Look for Fig & Olive (and Nobu) to land next fall.