Eloise Nichols Grill & Liquors: An Easy Elegance

Eloise Nichols Grill & Liquors, 2400 Mid Lane, Suite 100, Houston, Texas 77027 , is nestled between the River Oaks District and the bustling Highland Village, this new American Bistro neighborhood restaurant takes its name, and its cue, from the Adair siblings’ grandmother––a no-nonsense, classic Texas beauty. The ethos of Eloise is woven through every detail from a thoughtful menu to an open, unhurried ambiance.

Eloise Nichols Grill & Liquors, Adair Family Restaurants’ newest “neighborhood restaurant,” opens to the public this week. The Adair Family Restaurant Group is known for creating neighborhood concepts, unique to its surrounding community. The two that I am most familiar with are Adair Kitchen and Bebidas , Juice Coffee & Bite . By genre, Eloise Nichols Grill & Liquors is a new American Bistro. Their menu will feature American and Southern classics with particular emphasis on Gulf Coast seafood.

Eloise Nichols Drill Liquors

Dish: Barrata Cheese, Cocktails: The Barbara Walters and Eoise Sour

During a recent sneak peek, roughly 100 hungry Houstonians enjoyed a private preview of few house favorites from Executive Chef, Joseph Stayshich. We noshed the night away on gulf coast inspired dishes like raw oysters, succulent Grouper, and an outstanding Shrimp and Grits. Eloise Nichols Grill & Liquors additionally offers a generous selection of liquors, wines, and ales. The cocktail menu reflects the restaurants fun and neighborhood centric atmosphere. The Barbara Walters is a crisp Fall cocktail with notes of maple syrup and apple. The Eloise Sour is made with limoncello and served with a foamy, whipped egg white top. I am the president of the  limoncello fan club, so this  cocktail was the right up my alley. I highly recommend these two cocktails.

Eloise Nichols Grill and Liquors

Shrimp Grits topped with fried okra

Eloise Nichols Grill & Liquors is made for any night of the week. Its concept is simple and easy. Though I personally didn’t get to try the entire menu during the soft opening, the items I did have were absolutely delightful. The Burrata Cheese, served with pink lady apples and the Shrimp & Grits. I heard from little bird that the grits are a secret recipe inspired by the house!

“Eloise Nichols Grill & Liquors hopes to fill a much needed need in the River Oaks area as a classic neighborhood spot. Nothing over the top or fancy. Just a comfortable place for neighbors to meet, eat, or get a drink and enjoy themselves,” stated co-owner Katie Adair Barnhart

Eloise Nichols Grill & Liquors will open tonight at 5 pm for dinner, and lunch at 11 am on Monday, October 10th.


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