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French-Inspired Newcomer A’Bouzy Hits Houston With Lots Of Bubbly This Summer

Over 150 champagnes will be on offer

A rendering of a’Bouzy
Courtesy a’Bouzy
Amy McCarthy is a staff writer at, focusing on pop culture, policy and labor, and only the weirdest online trends.

Houston has no shortage of places to enjoy a good glass of bubbly alongside dinner, but a new restaurant that describes itself as “champagne-fueled” purports to be the city’s newest hotspot for bubbles enthusiasts.

Announced via release, restaurateur Shawn Virene has plans to open a’Bouzy (pronounced ah-boozy) at 2300 Westheimer. A fixture of Houston’s dining scene, this is Virene’s first restaurant as an owner. Most recently, he served as general manager at Brasserie 19 before departing to start work on a’Bouzy.

The restaurant will serve up a menu of “fresh, ripe American” fare, featuring fresh seafood, prime meats, and a massive raw bar. The menu of small plates will serve as a “sidebar” to Virene’s meticulously curated wine list, which will feature more than 150 varietals of Champagne and sparkling wine at various price points.

In a nod to the French village of Bouzy from which the restaurant takes its name, the restaurant will serve up a “coastal Mediterranean” vibe in a space reminiscent of a cozy beach house. A’Bouzy’s interior will feature exposed brick, reclaimed wood, and will be painted in hues of cream and blue. Giant windows will open up into an outdoor patio space.