The Warwick, named after one of Houston’s first luxury hotels, will open on Westheimer and Fountain View this spring — paying homage to Houston’s, a beloved upscale chain establishment that served the city’s diners for nearly 40 years.
Known for dishing out American cuisine, Houston’s Restaurant on 5888 Westheimer Road closed abruptly in 2019 with little explanation, leaving many diners puzzled. Its lot has since been vacant, but The Warwick has plans to fill the space with odes to the former locale.
Chef consultant and New Orleans native Antoine Ware will bring his years of experience and collaboration with top area chefs to serve American fare with a Southern influence. In-season raw and chargrilled oysters, fontina fondue, butter-poached lobster tails, vegan pasta, and lamb chops with a Mediterranean twist will appear on the menu — as well as tributes to Houston’s dishes like the ”The Dip,” a riff off the now-closed restaurant’s beloved artichoke spread. Cocktails from beverage director Andrew Grala will include swanky renditions of the sidecar royale.
The Warwick’s space, itself, designed by Nicki Dooms of NHI Design, will have marble flooring, black and white tile work, custom banquettes, and a mixture of textures, including light-stained woods, with tropical greens, and copper and metal tones. The restaurant will also feature a private dining room and two outdoor patios with large oak trees used for shade.
The Warwick will be open from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays, and 4 p.m. to midnight Wednesday through Sunday. The restaurant will launch its lunch service in May and its brunch service in mid-July.
- Houston’s on Westheimer has abruptly closed [Chron]
- The Warwick to take up home in former Houston’s on Westheimer [Houston Chronicle]
- Upscale new restaurant paying homage to Houston graces the Galleria area [Culturemap Houston]