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Much-Anticipated Heights Wine Bar Debuts Today

Get ready for tons of drinkable hidden gems at La Grande Rue

A bottle of Bonnes-Mares grand cru wine La Grande Rue/Facebook

La Grande Rue, a chic new destination for wine and snacks perfectly paired with the grapes, will officially open its doors today.

Co-owner Brian Doke tells Eater that the wine bar and market is set to debut at 1344 Yale Street, taking over a 1920s building with natural brick walls. Part of the space is devoted to the wine bar, with seating for about a dozen drinkers, a few individual tables, and a small outdoor patio. A brick wall with a connecting door provides access to La Grande Rue’s retail market, which will stock fancy chocolates, floral arrangements, an extensive selection of cheeses, coffee, and of course, wine.

At the wine bar, drinkers can expect “tons” of wines by the glass, selected by partner and wine buyer William Meznarich. “William has done an amazing job of stockpiling all kinds of gems,” Doke says. “From introductory price point hidden gems all the way up to items collectors would want.” For drinkers who work up an appetite, there’s an extensive menu of snacks on offer, ranging from the traditional charcuterie and cheese plate options to more innovative dishes like beet-cured salmon served with green tomato pico de gallo and fresh roti and dumplings served with lemon broth, brown butter, and “truffle snow.”

La Grande Rue will be open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to midnight, and Sunday from 4 p.m. to midnight.

La Grande Rue

1344 Yale Street, Houston, TX 77008

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