Like so many of its best customers, one of River Oaks’ most popular restaurants will be getting a facelift. Paleo restaurant Corner Table announced via email that it has closed for a series of renovations. The statement reads as follows:
In consideration of the upcoming holiday season and the 2017 super bowl (sic) Corner Table Houston will temperately (sic) close for remodeling.
Our projected reopening date is early December 2016.
Moving forward we will continue to host private events.
Last week, DMRJ Holdings, LLC announced its plans to open the Oakwood Social Club, a private club and cigar lounge, on the Corner Table property. Speaking for the company, Ronnie Horton tells CultureMap that he's hopeful the new Corner Table will match the "plush look and style" that Oakwood intends to display. In addition, Horton says that DMRJ will work with owners Darla Lexington and Michelle Coopwood to "elevate the overall experience upon the reopening of Corner Table."
Corner Table has attracted a strong following since it opened at the end of 2012 thanks to its paleo-friendly menu. The restaurant has seen a number of high-profile chefs in its kitchen, including former Ruggles Grill chef-owner Bruce Molzan, Hell’s Kitchen winner Ja’nel Witt, and, most recently, Eric Aldis (Midtown Barbeque, Agave Rio in Katy).
Given his diverse array of interests, it's unknown at this time whether Aldis will continue in his role or if the restaurant will embark on a new direction. CultureMap has contacted Aldis about his plans and will update this article when he responds.