After a lengthy wait, restaurateur Lee Ellis is finally ready to debut his latest venture, a seafood-obsessed spot called Star Fish.
Announced via release, Star Fish has officially made its debut at 191 Heights Boulevard. To helm the kitchen, Ellis has tapped executive chef Armando Ramirez, who’s spent time in the kitchen at State Fare, another Cherry Pie Hospitality restaurant. Akiko Hagio, formerly of Triniti Restaurant and Canard, will serve as bar manager.
The breezy, coastal-inspired menu features traditional entrees like gnocchi, grilled lobster, and steak frites, alongside the inventive options Houstonians have come to expect from Ellis’ restaurants. The Texas Shrimp Roll is a locally-inspired take on the lobster roll, made with Gulf shrimp and topped with spicy mayo and sweet peppers. Also on offer is the “Angry Spaghettini,” which serves up a twist on the typical noodles & red sauce with red chili, garlic, mint, and parmigiano.
The raw bar is perhaps the most exciting part of the menu, featuring huge seafood platters to feed the whole family. If your squad is feeling particularly hungry, try the Tower Royale, which comes with oysters, clams, jumbo lump crab, dressed crab claws, gulf shrimp, crudo, oyster shooters, and lobster tail (and a price tag of $150).
Starfish is now open for dinner service. Pop in on Sunday - Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. or Thursday - Sunday from 4 p.m. from 11 p.m. Before making a reservation, scope out the dinner menu below.