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Three February Restaurant Openings In Houston Diners Need to Know

New steaks, even more poke, and Tex-Mex cuisine are en route

A new fajita spot lands in Sugar Land next month
Alicia’s Mexican Grill [Official Photo]
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Thanks to its sprawling geography and rapidly-growing culinary scene, it’s tough to keep up with the dizzying number of restaurants that open in Houston every single day. In this occasional round-up, Eater editors have gathered some of the city’s forthcoming restaurants that should be on any diner’s radar.

This edition focuses on expansions in Houston, including new outposts of Perry’s Steakhouse and Grille and NYC-based poke bowl chain Pokeworks. Add these soon-to-open spots to the “must try” list for February.

Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille

A rendering of Perry’s at River Oaks Shopping Center

The first outpost of ritzy steakhouse Perry’s that’s actually inside the loop will debut at 1997 West Gray Street, inside the River Oaks Shopping Center, next month. The sprawling 12,000 square-foot, two-story restaurant will seat around 350 guests, with the main dining room upstairs and outdoor patio seating on the first level. Perry’s opens for dinner service only on February 11.


Vibrant bowls at Pokeworks

Because the poke trend absolutely refuses to die, NYC-based chain Pokeworks has plans to bring nine additional outposts of the fast-casual poke spot to Houston in the coming months. There are currently two locations of Pokeworks open in Houston, and another in Pearland, and another is set to debut at 1609 Post Oak Lane in February. No word yet on where (or when) the other restaurants will open as of yet. The Houston locations are part of a major expansion for Pokeworks, which has 130 restaurants across the country either open or in the works. [EaterWire]

Alicia’s Mexican Grille

Alicia’s Mexican Grille [Official Photo]

The fifth outpost of Alicia’s Mexican Grille is set to open at 20420 Southwest Freeway in Richmond, though the restaurant is describing the outpost as located in Sugar Land. As at the other Alicia’s locations, the restaurant will serve fajitas, margaritas, and more Tex-Mex classics, and plans for tequila dinners and chef’s tasting menus are set to follow once the restaurant is open. No official opening date has been set, but expect for Alicia’s to arrive in February.