Another restaurant group from the north has set its site on Houston, but this time it isn't from Dallas. Moxie's Grill & Bar, one of Canada's largest restaurant chains, will open at the corner of Post Oak and Westheimer, Weingarten Realty announced Monday (confirming a site plan Swamplot spotted last week).
The 10,000 square-foot, two-story restaurant will combine both the former home of Canyon Cafe, which closed in March, and Relax the Back, which moved to a different location in the shopping center. Weingarten expects the restaurant to open next summer.
Credit Dallas Stars owner Tom Gaglardi for bringing Moxie's to the States. Billed as a "premium-casual" chain that serves "globally inspired comfort food", the restaurant's menu goes with a wide-ranging approach that covers bar food staples like pizza and burgers but also includes a riff on sushi and a number of steaks.
The restaurants are divided into a bar/lounge space and more traditional, restaurant-style seating. Late night dining, a full selection of wine, beer, and cocktails, and plenty of TVs for game watching help round out the experience.