UPDATE: This story has been updated with a Facebook post from Rise about the closure.
A Dallas-based restaurant that specializes in souffles has closed its Houston location. Rise n°2, a "salon de souffle and wine bar," served its last meal on Tuesday, January 28.
A message posted to Facebook reads in part:
We are very grateful for all of you who came to appreciate and enjoy our rise soufflés, and discover that we are more than simply a restaurant. We always strive to have rise become a part of each community we serve. Our goal is always to make rise an overall experience, so that the guest will find “rise isn’t your occasion place, it’s your daily place."
In the end, this was not to be the case for rise nº2.
Opened in the summer of 2016, Rise earned acclaim for its wide variety of sweet and savory souffles. Thoughtful touches like a tableside cheese cart and the room’s romantic vibe made Rise an appealing date night option.
Although Rise occupied a second-story space in the BLVD Place mixed-use development, it seemed like be an appealing location. The development also includes North Italia, True Food Kitchen, and The Original Ninfa's Uptown.
Rise's original location in Dallas and its third location in Fort Worth both remain open. An Austin location is expected to open in 2020.