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A Houston-Born Chef With a Serious Culinary Pedigree Will Open a Montrose Restaurant

Ostia is the brainchild of Jonathan Waxman’s former chef

Garlic and espelette shrimp with crispy potatoes and aioli
Ostia website

A new Mediterranean-influenced eatery named Ostia is headed to Montrose thanks to mega-restaurateur Jonathan Waxman’s former corporate chef.

To open his new eatery at 2050 Dunlavy, Houston native Travis McShane is returning to Space City from his former outpost overseeing Waxman’s holdings across the U.S. According to Ostia’s website, the eatery will serve up “New American” cuisine that’s influenced with “Mediterranean and Italian undertones.” Think a la carte meats, pastas, and seasonally driven dishes. The website also says that Ostia will focus on sourcing ingredients that are local as well as sustainable.

A smattering of photos on Ostia’s Instagram account tease possible upcoming dishes including shrimp seasoned with garlic and espelette peppers that’s served with crispy potatoes and aioli; braised pork spare rib ragu; and for brunch a pizza topped with egg and a frittata made with goat cheese, spinach, leeks, and zucchini. As far as drinks are concerned, expect uber-popular spritzes (perhaps made with Aperol?) plus a margarita — “Yes we will have a margarita on our menu even though we are more of an Italian restaurant because it’s the perfect drink!” the eatery writes on an Instagram post.

Eater has reached out to Ostia to find out when it plans to open. Stay tuned for that info.

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