Announced via release, the California-based whiskey bar and comfort food purveyor will officially open its doors near the end of February at 4310 Westheimer. Bosscat Kitchen & Libations first opened its doors in Newport Beach in 2014, and the Houston outpost marks the restaurant’s first expansion outside of California.
The 6,900 square foot space that houses Bosscat Kitchen & Libations will seat up to 220 diners indoors, and will feature “industrial-chic” decor and stained concrete floors, along with fixtures and furniture made with reclaimed wood, steel and brick. A glass-enclosed “Whiskey Room” will house one of Houston’s largest selections of brown liquors, including Texas-distilled whiskeys, barrel-aged cocktails, and “rare, sought-after allocations from around the world.”
“This has been a long time coming, and we have been very fortunate to meet so many great people in Houston who have opened their arms to us over the last several months,” co-owner JT Reed said in a statement. “We’re beyond excited to return the favor and open our doors to a city that has been so welcoming to us.”
As far as the food is concerned, Chef Peter Petro will serve up a menu of comfort food dishes made with local wares, like 44 Farms beef and Kraftsmen Baking bread. Look forward to dishes like pork belly-topped poutine smothered in andouille gravy, and Bosscat’s version of a pressed Cuban sandwich, made with barbecue pulled pork, ham, mustard, and house pickles.
Bosscat Kitchen + Libations is set to arrive on February 22, at which time it will be open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. on Friday & Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Brunch service at the restaurant is set to follow in the coming months.