Former Las Vegas celebrity chef Bradley Ogden will open his second Houston restaurant, Bradley's Fine Diner, on Thursday April 3. Originally slated to debut in March before a busted water main pushed back the opening, BFD's menu is built around comfort classics that the two-time James Beard Award winner has developed over the course of his 35-year career as one of the pioneers of the farm to table movement.
Unlike Ogden's fast casual Funky Chicken, Fine Diner is a full service affair with a diverse menu of appetizers and mains as well as a full bar. Ogden's son Bryan will serve as executive chef, where he's joined by chefs Hansang Cho and Matthew B. Cooper, who both worked for the Ogdens in their now-shuttered Vegas restaurants. Out front, diners may recognize former Cinq general manager Sébastien Laval, but mixologist Josh Durr and sommelier Rob Ortiz are both new to Houston.
Out front, diners may recognize former Cinq GM Sébastien Laval.
BFD will serve lunch and dinner during the week with brunch on the weekends. The dinner menu is divided into "for the table" (asparagus flatbread, lobster tamale), starters (pork belly, quail, ravioli), mains (ribeye, cod, pot roast) and desserts. The bar has a separate menu that includes a burger and cod sliders.
No word on pricing, but we'll have a full taste of the menu once it opens.
Ogden's Houston expansion will continue in a couple months when a gastropub called Pour Society opens at Gateway Memorial City. Funky Chicken is intended to be a 200-restaurant chain, so expect to see another one of those appear soon, too.
Bradley's Fine Diner will be open everyday. Hours are set to be Sundays through Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.