Houston Restaurants Open Following Tropical Storm Beryl: Update (2024)

Once again, Houston is facing the aftermath of another powerful tropical storm. Tropical storm Beryl barreled through the Houston area on Monday, leaving more than 2 million without power and several neighborhoods flooded and strewn in debris. However, several Houston restaurants have sprung into action to open and serve those in need.

Restaurants like Street to Kitchen and Burger Bodega will open their doors on Tuesday to help feed Houston diners, many of whom are left without electricity and air conditioning as temperatures increase. Others, like Pizzitola’s Bar B Que, the Blind Goat, and Shanghai Restaurant in Asiatown, warned diners on their social media accounts that they would be closed, along with other neighboring businesses, due to power outages.

Early Monday afternoon, local officials had urged residents to stay home, and many local restaurants remained closed as they braced themselves for Beryl’s effects. Some, though, like co*cktail lounge Poison Girl, were biding their time in very Houston style. “As soon as it is dry enough outside we’ll start pouring inside,” lounge owners announced on their Instagram.

By 11 a.m. Monday, Fox’s meteorologists declared that conditions were improving and that Beryl, which was then downgraded from a category 1 hurricane to a tropical storm, could be behind the city by later in the afternoon. Still, Houston Mayor John Whitmire held a press conference at around 11:10 a.m. urging and “pleading” with Houstonians to shelter in place and stay off the roads so as not to put first responders in danger. There had been more than 30 rescues in the city and more than 400 911 calls in an hour, according to officials. “All we need to worry about right now is protecting lives,” Whitmire said, adding that many of Houston’s traffic lights were damaged and not working properly. Officials said that the city would likely be in recovery mode hours — if not, days — after Beryl passes.

Houston officials and police began warning people of impending storm Beryl on Sunday night, encouraging residents to stay off the road. Many restaurants immediately began preparing for the storm, with establishments like Daily Gather and Dish Society closing early at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday and announcing that they would “wait and see” about conditions on Monday.

Beryl, which caused at least 11 deaths on its path through the Caribbean to Texas, comes just a few months after severe thunderstorms swept through southeastern Texas and Louisiana in May with winds as high as 78 mph. The storm, which battered the Houston area, left at least four people dead and more than 800,000 residents without power and electricity for days.

As locals wait to regain power and for the shelter-in-place to be lifted, Eater Houston will track which restaurants are closed and open this week, and which restaurants have suffered extensive damage from the storm. We’ll also update this story with information on any food service and donation efforts to support those in need of hot food and services. Check back to this space for more information as it becomes available.

Who’s helping

  • Street to Kitchen: Though the Thai restaurant is still without air conditioning, Street to Kitchen announced on Instagram that it would offer a limited menu of prepared to-go meals for cash donations until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 9, for those who are hungry and in need. The restaurant, which is also celebrating its chef Benchawan Jabthong Painter’s birthday, will also offer a limited menu of co*cktails and beers at its bar for normal charges (not including service charges). Just show up and pick up what you like,” the wrote. “As we have no AC, it will be a little toasty. But, we’ll have ice in those drinks!”
  • Little Rey (near River Oaks) will offer free breakfast tacos for all first responders tomorrow from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at its Uno Mas takeout window.

Houston restaurants open as of Tuesday, July 9

  • 93 ‘Til (Montrose) is open during normal hours.
  • Aburi Sushi (Southwest Freeway)
  • Aero co*cktail Co. (River Oaks) will be open from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. and will offer an all-day happy hour and wi-fi to anyone who purchases a drink.
  • Alicia’s Mexican Grille (Cypress and Houston locations only)
  • Angel Share HTX (Downtown) opens at 4 p.m.
  • Annabelle Brasserie (Autry Park)
  • The Annie Cafe and Bar
  • Auden (Autry Park) is closed.
  • Azumi (River Oaks District)
  • Angelo’s Pizza and Pasta (Webster)
  • Axelrad (1517 Alabama Street, Midtown)
  • Backstreet Cafe (Montrose)
  • Bagel Shop Bakery (Bellaire)
  • Banh Canh Tom Cua (Asiatown)
  • Bari (River Oaks District) is open with a limited menu
  • Barnaby’s (Downtown)
  • Baso in the Heights is open for normal hours.
  • B&B Butchers & Restaurant (1814 Washington Avenue)
  • Be More Pacific (Heights)
  • The Bep Teahouse (Cypress)
  • Betelgeuse Betelgeuse’s Montrose and Washington Avenue locations are open for normal hours starting at 4 p.m.
  • Big Horn BBQ (Santa Fe location only)
  • Boomtown Coffee (Downtown)
  • Bread Zeppelin (3235 Southwest Freeway) is open until 9 p.m. for in-store ordering only.
  • Brenner’s Steakhouse (Memorial area)
  • Brick House Tavern + Tap (Galveston)
  • Bungalow Downtown Dining (Downtown) is open until 11 p.m.
  • Burger Bodega (Washington Avenue) is open on Tuesday until sell-out.
  • The Burger Joint (Montrose/Heights) and the Taco Stand (Heights and Webster)
  • Burger Vibe (Washington Avenue)
  • Cafe Layal (Midtown)
  • Campesino Coffee House (Montrose)
  • Cafe Piquet Cuban Cuisine (Bellaire) is open today from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. with a limited menu.
  • Canary Coffee House (Downtown)
  • Candente (Montrose)
  • Caracol (Uptown)
  • Chi’lantro BBQ (Heights)
  • Christie’s Seafood & Steaks (Uptown)
  • ChopnBlok (Downtown’s Post Houston) will reopen on Wednesday, July 10.
  • Cocody Restaurant & Bar (River Oaks)
  • Cooking Girl (Downtown)
  • Cowboys and Indians (Rice Military) is open for to-go only.
  • Cozy Kitchen (18311 Clay Road) is open and will offer free boba tea during its happy hour from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Craft Pita’s locations on Fountainview Drive and Buffalo Speedway will be open on Tuesday starting at 11 a.m.
  • Cranky Carrot Juice Co. (Downtown’s Finn Hall) is open with free juice and water for people without power.
  • Crown Seafood (Asiatown)
  • Cyclone Anaya’s Citycentre, River Oaks, Woodway, and Midtown locations are open.
  • Daily Gather (City Centre)
  • Dario’s Steakhouse & Seafood (Cypress)
  • Del Frisco’s Steakhouse (The Galleria)
  • Dish Society’s Heights location is open for regular service.
  • Doris Metropolitan (Montrose) will be open for normal hours.
  • duch*ess (Uptown Park)
  • Duck N Bao’s Cypress and Rice Village locations are open for regular service.
  • d’Vine Wine Bar (Cypress)
  • Figo Sugo (Downtown)
  • Flip n’ Patties (Downtown)
  • FRNDS Restaurant & Lounge (University Boulevard) will be open from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Galiana’s Tex Mex & Agave Bar (Cypress)
  • Gatlin’s Fins & Feathers (Independence Heights)
  • Gold Tooth Tony’s locations in Montrose and the Heights are open for normal hours.
  • Goode Co. BBQ (Kirby Drive)
  • Grotto (Downtown)
  • Guard and Grace (Downtown)
  • Hobbit Cafe (Montrose)
  • Echoes on Richmond Avenue will be open at 5 p.m.
  • Empire Cafe (Montrose)is open and serving a limited menu on Monday.
  • El Patio (Uptown)
  • Etoile Cuisine et Bar (Tangelwood area)
  • Eunice (Upper Kirby)
  • EZ’s Liquor Lounge (Heights)
  • Fifth Vessel Coffee Co (First Ward)
  • Fluffy’s Falafel food truck (7919 Westheimer Road)
  • Henderson & Kane General Store (Washington Avenue)
  • Holler Brewing (Washington Avenue)
  • Hearsay (Downtown)
  • Home Run Dugout (Katy)
  • Hughie’s (Timbergrove)
  • Hugo’s (Montrose) will open at 2 p.m. on Tuesday.
  • Hungry Farmer BBQ’s Ella location is open
  • Julep (Washington Avenue)
  • KAMP Houston (6025 Westheimer Road) is open from noon to midnight.
  • Kau Ba (Montrose)
  • Kin Dee (Heights)
  • Kirby Ice House (Memorial location) opens at 2 p.m.
  • Kojak’s (Lazybrook/Timbergrove)
  • Kolache Shoppe — All locations are open.
  • Kowbell Burger (Downtown)
  • La Cantina (Downtown)
  • La Fisheria (Downtown)
  • La Griglia (Harlow District)
  • La Taquiza (Downtown)
  • Landry’s Seafood House (Katy and Kemah)
  • Late August in Midtown’s Ion will be open for a limited lunch and dinner menu.
  • Le Jardinier (Museum District)
  • Liberty Kitchen & Oysterette’s Memorial and River Oaks locations are both open.
  • Little Rey (near River Oaks)
  • The Local Bar (Cypress)
  • Local Table (Cypress and Fulshear locations only)
  • Loch Bar (River Oaks)
  • Los Tios (Buffalo Speedway)
  • The Locker Room Sports Bar & Grill (Third Ward) will serve its full menu from 4 p.m. to midnight and its happy hour specials from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Los Ranchitos Restaurant (Sharpstown)
  • Lost & Found (160 West Gray Street) is open from noon to midnight.
  • Lotus Seafood’s locations in Pearland, Kirkwood, and Veterans Memorial Drive are open today.
  • Lucille’s will be open for online delivery app orders only.
  • Maine-ly Sandwiches’s Katy Freeway and Washington Avenue locations
  • MaKiin (River Oaks/Montrose) is open today.
  • Mandito’s Tex-Mex’s Katy location
  • Marvino’s Italian Steakhouse (Cypress)
  • Maryz Mediterranean’s Richmond location
  • Mastro’s Steakhouse (The Post Oak Hotel)
  • Maven Coffee + co*cktails (Allen Parkway)
  • McGonigel’s Mucky Duck (Upper Kirby)
  • Miller’s Cafe (Garden Oaks)
  • All Molina’s Cantina’s locations are open.
  • Moon Rabbit (Heights)
  • Musaafer is open in the Heights.
  • Nikos Nikos (Montrose)
  • Oh My Gogi BBQ (Galleria Area / Fountain View)
  • The Original Ninfa’s in Uptown is open through 10 p.m., but phones are down. The restaurant is accessible through social media.
  • Oso Coffee in East End is open for normal hours all week.
  • Osso & Kristalla (Downtown)
  • Pappasitos (Hilton Americas - Downtown)
  • Patis & Toyo (Katy)
  • Puebla’s Mexican Kitchen (Heights)
  • Paulie’s (Montrose)
  • Phanh Ky (Tomball Parkway)
  • Pho Dien (Bellaire Boulevard)
  • Pho Sapa (Bellaire Boulevard)
  • Phat Eatery’s Katy location is open for regular service.
  • Pier 6 (San Leon)
  • Pitch 25 (Downtown) opens at 1:45 p.m.
  • The Pit Room’s Montrose and Memorial locations
  • Poison Girl (Montrose)
  • Porch Swing Pub (Washington Avenue)
  • Pizaro’s Pizza’s Memorial and Montrose locations are open.
  • Post Houston is open for dinner.
  • Potente (Downtown)
  • Proper Rose Garden (Katy)
  • Prospect Park (Fountain View Drive) is open from noon to 1 a.m.
  • Puttshack (Downtown Houston)
  • R Bar Houston (near Downtown)
  • Rosalie Italian Soul (Downtown)
  • Rudyard’s (Montrose) is open, and its kitchen opens at 12:30 p.m.
  • Safari Restaurant (Alief) is open.
  • Sala Thai Eatery (Montrose)
  • Saltgrass Steak House (Cypress)
  • Sapporo Sushi (Downtown)
  • The Savoy (Third Ward) is open from noon to 2 a.m., with the kitchen open until midnight. The restaurant and bar will also allow anyone without power to use their outlets to charge their devices without purchase. First responders and front-line workers can receive a free item from its happy hour menu as a thank-you for their dedication to the Houston community.
  • Seaside Poke (Downtown)
  • Slowpokes’s Memorial location
  • Soho Garden (Downtown)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog Speed Cafe (Katy)
  • South X Saigon (Westpark area)
  • Space City Birria (Downtown)
  • Star Cinema Grill’s Cypress, College Station, CityCentre, Richmond, and Springwoods locations
  • State Fare Kitchen & Bar’s Sugar Land location is open with a full menu. Its Memorial location is open with a limited menu.
  • Steak 48 (River Oaks District))
  • Stick Talk Cajun Hibachi Restaurant’s Midtown location and its food truck at 5819 Richmond Avenue will be open until midnight.
  • Sushi by the Heights (Heights)
  • Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen on Eldridge
  • Tacos Doña Lena (Timbergrove)
  • Tacos A Go Go’s Heights, Midtown, Greenway, and One Shell Plaza locations are open.
  • Tacodeli’s Washington Avenue location is open and will offer free bean and cheese and Frontera Fundito Chicken tacos and a fountain drink all day while supplies last. It’s a limit two tacos per guest.
  • Taste Kitchen + Bar (Downtown Houston) opened at 11 a.m. and will serve breakfast, lunch, dinner, all-day brunch, and co*cktails through the evening.
  • The Teahouse (Heights)
  • Thai Cafe (Downtown)
  • Tipsy Treats (3839 Southwest Freeway) is serving co*cktails in to-go pouches and classic Southern dishes until 10 p.m.
  • Toca Madera (Allen Parkway)
  • Tony’s (Upper Kirby)
  • Top Sushi (Rosenberg)
  • Trash Panda Drinking Club’s food truck
  • Tumeric Indian Cuisine (Heights)
  • Turner’s Cut (Autry Park)
  • Uchi (Montrose) will be open during normal hours.
  • Underbelly Burger’s Heights location in the Houston Farmers Market is open until 6 p.m.
  • Understory (Downtown)
  • Urbe (Tanglewood)
  • Vic & Anthony’s (Downtown)
  • Vuji Cafe is open with a limited menu.
  • The Warwick (Uptown)
  • Wild Concepts’s Heights location
  • Willie G’s Seafood (The Post Oak Hotel)
  • XiaolongKan Hot Pot is open and offering 50 percent off all bills on Tuesday.
  • Xochi (Downtown)
  • Zanti River Oaks will open during normal hours with its full menu.

Houston restaurants closed on Tuesday, July 9

The following restaurants have announced closures due to the local storms and associated power outages

  • A’Bouzy (River Oaks) is closed and still without power.
  • Alma Latina (Heights)
  • Amrina (The Woodlands)
  • Andiron (Allen Parkway)
  • Artisans is closed.
  • The Blind Goat is closed due to power outages.
  • Balboa Surf Club and Il Bracco in Post Oak Plaza are both closed.
  • Bar Bludorn (Memorial City) is closed due to power outages.
  • Bludorn (Fourth Ward) is closed due to power outages.
  • Brennan’s of Houston (Midtown) is closed.
  • Cafe Leonelli in the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is closed.
  • Dandelion Cafe’s locations on Bellaire and on Rice University’s campus are closed. The Rice location is scheduled to open on July 10 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Dish Society’s West University, Memorial, and Katy locations are closed and still without power.
  • Duck N Bao’s Memorial location is closed and still without power.
  • Georgia James (River Oaks)
  • Hamsa in Rice Village is closed.
  • Hongdae 33 (Asiatown) is closed and without power.
  • All Hungry’s locations are closed.
  • Kenny & Ziggy’s (Post Oak Plaza) is closed.
  • KP’s Kitchen locations on Bissonnett and Katy Freeway are open and are offering $12 KPs Burgers. Kids also eat free with an adult purchase.
  • Loro (Heights) is closed and without power.
  • Marmo (Montrose) is closed for lunch, and will decide on dinner.
  • Mo’ Betta Brews is without power and closed Tuesday.
  • Money Cat is closed.
  • Monkey’s Tail (Northside) is closed.
  • Navy Blue (Rice Village) is closed due to power outages.
  • The Original Ninfa’s Navigation location is closed.
  • Ostia (Montrose) is closed.
  • Phat Eatery’s Woodlands location is closed and still without power.
  • Picos (Upper Kiris temporarily closed.
  • Pizzitola’s Bar B Que is temporarily closed due to power outages.
  • POST Houston food hall is closed for lunch.
  • Rainbow Lodge (Shady Acres) is closed.
  • All Roostar Vietnamese Grill locations are temporarily closed.
  • Shanghai Restaurant (Asiatown)
  • Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen on Woodway is closed.
  • Thai Tail (Montrose) is closed.
  • Tacodeli’s Post Oak Plaza location is closed.
  • Uchiko (Post Oak Boulevard) is closed and without power.
  • Wild Oats (Spring Branch)
  • Underbelly Burger’s Spring Branch location

Update: July 9, 5:43 p.m.: This story has been updated to include additional information about restaurants, and local efforts to support those in need of food services.

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