A cinema-themed speakeasy has opened in the Galleria area with all the romanticized Hollywood glamour you could imagine!
It’s a great week for cinephiles here in Houston. Not only was the historical River Oaks Theatre brought back to life after a year-long curtain closure, but the city also landed a new cinema-themed speakeasy allowing movie buffs to revel in old Hollywood and all of its glitzy allure.
Inspired by the likes of Los Angeles, New York, Las Vegas, and London, Juliet is a black-owned speakeasy and restaurant that aims to provide an experience it describes as modern American vibe dining.
Located at Westheimer and Fountainview, Juliet greets visitors with a glitzy marquee – not unlike the aforementioned River Oaks Theatre – flashing the restaurant’s name, as well as a faux ticket booth and emblazoned movie posters. The foyer is features movie theater carpet as well as a maitre’d-hosted popcorn and candy counter. Other decor features include a beautiful floral wall, undoubtedly to entice eager Instagrammers.
Its 5,000-square-foot dining space features red velvet booths and is adorned with old-timey black-and-white photos from the early days of cinema. In addition, Juliet features 2,220-square-feet of modern, open-air patio space.
The menu at Juliet is divided into Previews – appetizers and salads; Main Events – main dishes; Co-Stars – sides; and Credits – desserts. Noteworthy dishes include Crispy Korean Short Rib Tacos, Honey Truffle Chicken, and the head-reeling USDA Prime Gold Tomahawk Ribeye Wrapped in 24K Gold 34-oz.
At the bar, patrons can taste a variety of movie-themed cocktails. While the full menu has yet to be released, features are said to include The Godfather – Grand Marnier Centenaire, Hennessey XO, Glenmorangie X, vanilla, and orange; as well as the Matinee Margarita, made with tequila and elote liquer garnished with caramel and kettle corn salt.
Restaurant-goers can make their reservations here. Juliet is open from 5 pm – 10 pm Sunday through Thursday; and from 5 pm – 11 pm Friday and Saturday.