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These Houston Restaurants Will Reopen Dining Rooms On May 1

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A running list of the local eateries that will reopen their dining rooms at 25 percent capacity this week

Chicken and waffles at State Fare
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On May 1, restaurants across Houston (and Texas) will be able to open their dining rooms after weeks of being closed. Governor Greg Abbott’s latest executive order requires these restaurants to reduce their dining room’s capacity to just 25 percent of what is normally allowed, but plenty of local favorites are planning to reopen as soon as possible.

As such, Eater will keep a running list of restaurants that plan to reopen in the coming days. Stay tuned for more updates, and be sure to send your intel on spots that are making a comeback to

Restaurants Reopening May 1

  • State Fare — Will open with a limited menu for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch service. Reservations are recommended, and State Fare will now accept Venmo for contactless payments. The restaurant will open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Fig & Olive — Reopening May 2.
  • The Tasting Room — Reopening May 1 with “abbreviated” menu and limited hours.
  • Sorriso Modern Italian Kitchen — Reopening May 1; will continue takeout service.
  • Taqueria El Nopalito — Will reopen all three locations at 7 a.m. on May 1.
  • Max’s Wine Dive — Reopening May 1 with “abbreviated” menu and limited hours.
  • Field & Tides — Reopening May 1 with full menus for lunch and dinner service. Call the restaurant to make a reservation at 713-861-6143.
  • A’Bouzy — Opening on Friday, reservations recommended. Takeout service will continue.
  • Cleburne Cafeteria — Will open its dining room at 25 percent capacity on Friday, May 1. Takeout options will still be available.
  • Steak 48 — Will reopen for dinner service on May 1. Reservations only.
  • Adair Kitchen — Opening May 1 with limited menu; no reservations accepted.
  • Betsy’s at Evelyn’s Park — Opening May 1 with full menu; no reservations.
  • Los Tios — The Memorial, Meyerland, San Felipe, and Sugar Land locations will open May 1 with limited menus; no reservations.
  • Common Bond — Opening for counter service and takeout orders on May 1 at all locations; will be open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Pappy’s Cafe — Opening on Monday, May 4 for regular business hours with its full menu. Curbside and takeout will continue.
  • Le Colonial — Will reopen from noon to 9 p.m. daily for lunch and dinner service; full menu available. Reservations are required.
  • Bisou — Reopening for dinner service on May 1, brunch will follow at 10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
  • 2840 Cafe at Dukessa — Opening May 1, with patio dining and seating inside the restaurant. Reservations accepted.
  • Bernie’s Burger Bus — Reopening its Bellaire location only on May 1.
  • Dish Society — All locations opening for regular business hours on May 1.
  • Molina’s Cantina — Opening for regular business hours on May 1.
  • Phat Eatery — Opening on May 1 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Coppa Osteria — Opening from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily on May 1, diners will be limited to 90 minutes of dining time, and reservations are required. Call the restaurant to reserve a table at 713-522-3535.
  • Picos — Opening May 1 daily with its full menu; reservations recommended. Walk-ins will be seated if possible.
  • Saigon Pagolac — Opening May 1 for lunch and dinner service, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Takeout is “strongly suggested.”
  • Studewood Cantine — Opening on May 1; curbside and delivery still available.
  • Jasmine Asian Cuisine — Opening May 1 for lunch and dinner service; takeout is “strongly suggested.”
  • Buffalo Grille — Opening for dine-in service on May 1 at its Bissonnet and Voss Street locations.
  • Eugene’s Gulf Coast Cuisine — Opening May 1 for lunch, dinner, and brunch service. Reservations are recommended, and can only be made by calling the restaurant.
  • The Original Ninfa’s on Navigation — Opening for dinner service on May 1; regular business hours will follow on Monday. Reservations are encouraged.
  • Doris Metropolitan — Opening May 1, 2, 7, 8, and 9 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Reservations are required.
  • King’s BierHaus — Both the Heights and League City locations will reopen on May 1 and will serve a limited menu from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. daily.
  • Hungry’s — Opening from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. oMonday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Monkey’s Tail — Opening May 1 from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m., seating will be available inside and on two outdoor patios.
  • 1751 Sea and Bar — Reopening on Friday with limited menus at limited capacity.
  • Candente — Opening on Friday with limited menu and takeout service.
  • The Pit Room — Opening on Friday with a full menu and limited dine-in capacity.
  • Local Foods — Will reopen its Heights, Upper Kirby, Village, and Tanglewood locations for “minimum contact patio seating” on May 1.
  • Bistro Provence — Will reopen for regular lunch and dinner hours on May 1. Reservations are strongly encouraged.
  • Steak 48 — Reopening on May 1 for dinner service with reservations only.
  • Lucille’s — Reopening for patio service only on May 2. Reservations are required and can be made via Resy or calling the restaurant.
  • Turkey Leg Hut — Will reopen on Friday, May 1 at 11 a.m. Reservations are required, and party size will be limited to 10 diners or less. Takeout orders will continue.
  • Etoile Cuisine et Bar — Will reopen with a limited menu for dinner service only, with seatings at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Reservations are required for indoor seating.
  • Jonathan’s The Rub — Will reopen for lunch and dinner while continuing curbside takeout. The Memorial Green location will reopen for dinner on May 1, with regular hours to resume the following day.
  • Jimmy Changa’s — Will open on May 1, signing up for the “waitlist” is required.
  • Ouisie’s Table — Reopening for lunch and dinner only on Friday, May 1 with a limited menu.
  • Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen — Will reopen for lunch and dinner with regular menu, and continue curbside takeout.
  • Verandah Indian Restaurant — Will open for dinner service on May 1 with a limited menu, will continue curbside takeout.
  • Federal American Grill — Opened last weekend in defiance of Harris County’s “stay at home” order.
  • Collina’s (Memorial) — Opened on April 25 in defiance of Harris County’s “stay at home” order.

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