Masraff's has been a neighborhood haunt for the Tanglewood set for just over 10 years, entertaining Old World-style in their charming stonework building on South Post Oak Lane.
But after closing the original spot at the end of March, starting today Masraff's, operated by father and son team of Tony and Russell Masraff, is open in their new location on Post Oak Blvd. in the former Linens 'N' Things space. Just across from RDG + Bar Annie and the soon-to-come Philippe Restaurant & Lounge, the area is quickly becoming something of a high-end foodie row.
The new digs were shown off in a VIP grand opening party earlier. The new Masraff's has high ceilings, open spaces, dual-covered patios and colorful light fixtures that reside somewhere between futuristic and retro. (So I guess that makes them very right now?)
Floor to ceiling windows, a stunning, elevated fireplace and alligator-patterned chair backs add a touch of glitzy drama to a restaurant that still retains a sense of refined comfort.
The menu will see a few new twists but will largely stay true to Masraff's rich Italian-American classics: seafood, fowl, homemade pastas, and pretty much every red meat you'd expect in Texas.
But now Masraff's has three new things going for it, as Tony Masraff says. "Location, location, location."