Houston’s sixth Dish Society has officially opened its doors. After a quiet opening last weekend, the new restaurant is now open every day Southside Commons mixed-use development (4191 Bellaire Blvd.) in the town of Southside Place between Bellaire and West University.
“I love this area. There’s a strong sense of community and families here that feels good, ”Founder and CEO Aaron Lyons said in a statement. “We really like being this focal point in the neighborhood, and we’ve had our eye on this area for several years because that’s exactly what we need and want.”
The Dish Society opened in Tanglewood in 2014 and currently has locations in Katy, Memorial, The Heights, and the downtown Finn Hall food hall. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and combines a core menu with comfort dishes with changing seasonal specialties. It sources roughly 75 percent of its ingredients from Texas. Drink options include juices, local craft beers, and cocktails.
The new locations take up 3,600 square meters. At full capacity, it can accommodate 100 people and an additional 55 people on a spacious terrace that is both heated and cooled.
Lyons worked with Gin Design Group’s designer Gin Braverman on the interior, which will serve as a template for future locations. Signature elements include lots of plants, vintage mirrors, and handcrafted wooden furniture.
In the coming months, the Dish Society will be involved in the development of Palace Social, a family-friendly entertainment destination that features bowling, arcade games, and multisport simulators in a portion of the space that used to be the legendary Palace Lanes bowling alley in Houston. Lyons expects synergies between the two concepts.
“It’s really cool to hear stories from our guests, and even some of our new team members, about how they grew up walking into Palace Lanes and celebrating birthdays,” he said. “I think the new version of Palace Social will bring a second generation of people into the room to serve a very similar purpose. Hope the neighborhood is as excited as I am to be a part of it. ”
The Dish Society will relocate its Katy location to a larger, more prominent location within the LaCenterra development early next year. The expanded restaurant looks similar to the newly opened sibling