Houston's Newest Gastropub
One of the newest additions to the Houston culinary scene is Gratify, a casual but no-frills American gastropub. While the location is a bit off the beaten track, the menu is full of produce-forward dishes. If you're craving some seafood, head to the raw bar, where the seafood is fresh and the cocktails are elevated. As for decor, Gratify isn't afraid of a little color. There's an eclectic mix of styles here, from the sexiest of the sexiest to the old-fashioned. You'll even find a smattering of light fixtures that haven't been touched in ages. Gratify Houston
A good meal is an easy affair at Gratify, which serves dinner daily from 4 pm to 10 pm. On Friday and Saturday, the good eats continue until the wee hours. The restaurant has a buzzed-worthy wine list, courtesy of the aforementioned Charles Clark, as well as some of the cheapest beers in town. They also do delivery and takeout. With a location in the inner loop and a convenient proximity to Rice Village and West University, it's a solid neighborhood option for a date or a night out with the boys.
Gratify isn't the first casual gastropub to hit the scene, but it certainly hasn't been the last. Earlier this year, a former Punk's Simple Southern Food space in the inner loop was a chopping block, and a new incarnation of the cult fave took its place. Among the perks are a snazzy patio, a well-stocked craft cocktail list, and an alluring ambiance. To top it off, there's a free Wi-Fi zone. Gratify is the latest in a line of impressive ventures from Clark and Cooper Concepts, a restaurant and management conglomerate that has some notable local outposts, like Coppa Osteria. Gratify is a worthy addition to the Houston dining scene. Its clever name encapsulates the chef's zeal for quality food and service, and its upscale vibe should prove to be a winning combo. Gratify also comes with a sizable staff, making it a viable option for your next business lunch or dinner. The venue also lays claim to one of the best happy hour specials in town, with prices on drinks ranging from $4 to $4.50.
In the Gratify name game, a nod is due to the owners for their efforts to make it a cool neighborhood spot. They are particularly proud of their impressive cocktail and wine list, which will be on display to the public in time for the holidays. Gratify is also home to the most memorable burger in Houston, which is made from locally sourced ingredients.