Newport Beach's Bosscat Kitchen & Libations, a whiskey-focused gastropub that also slings Southern comfort food, is opening on February 22 at 4310 Westheimer.
According to a press release, owner John “JT” Reed, Leslie Nguyen and Vinnie Capizzi relocated to Houston last summer and are pumped to open.
Reed has released a statement noting, “This has been a long time coming, and we have been very fortunate to meet so many great people in Houston who have opened their arms to us over the last several months."
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The 6,900-square-foot restaurant, designed by Irvine, California-based Hootan & Associates Design Studio, will seat 220 guests in an industrial-style dining area and 40 more on a patio. The restaurant will also feature a “360 degree center bar” and a glass-enclosed Whiskey Room with more than 260 different whiskeys, including some rarities. The room also boasts whiskey lockers for VIPs and a 12-seat table for private dining and tastings.
Expect whiskey-driven drinks from bar director Matt Sharp, including barrel-aged cocktails and a private barrel-aging program. The food menu, from chef Peter Petro (who comes over from Cali's Bosscat), features items including a bacon cheeseburger, pork belly poutine and Cajun brick chicken, and will have plenty of locally sourced items — meats from 44 Farms and Black Hill Meats, and bread from Kraftsmen Baking.
Bosscat Kitchen & Libations
4310 Westheimer, Suite 150
Hours: Monday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday brunch to come. Online at www.bosscatkitchen.com