Just a few months after opening his Wild Oats restaurant at the Houston Farmer’s Market, Chris Shepherd has introduced his newest culinary project in Regent Square. Georgia James Steakhouse is now open at 3503 W Dallas St.
A rolling stone gathers no moss, they say. After shuttering two of his concepts this past winter, and axing one his Foo Fighters concept bar, Shepherd has trudged on, opening his Wild Oats restaurant this past February, and most recently, Georgia James Steakhouse.
“What I love about the space and what the team has created there is we took everything people loved about Georgia James,” said director of Underbelly operations, Nina Quincy. “We’re still cast-iron searing everything that comes out of that kitchen, but it’s like we’ve graduated.”
The 11,000-square-foot Georga James encompasses two floors, a 200-seat, first-floor dining room, as well as a planned rooftop lounge. The rooftop lounge, expected to open this July, is set to feature dual terraces, sky bar, fire pits, as well as stunning skyline views.
Back on the first floor, the divided area features banquettes, private dining room, wine room, oyster, and 10-seat cocktail bar.
Its menu is based on Shepherd’s homecooking, including “cast-iron seared steaks, lots of cold seafood and seasonal sides.” Featured dishes include the Fried Holmes Chicken, Viet-Cajun Roasted Oysters, and 44 Farms Ribeye Steak.
The restaurant’s beverage list encompasses cocktails, beer, champagne, and cider. Wine-wise, the restaurant has 500 of them. Director, Matthew Pridgen, curated a robust list of 500 wines from around the world – from favorites to more obscure varieties.
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