Rice Village's transformation of its dining options takes another step forward this month. Sixty Vines, the Plano-based pizzeria and wine bar, announced it will open to the public on Monday, October 14.
The 8,700-square-foot, two-story restaurant will occupy a new space next to The Gap at 2540 University Blvd. Design details include "raw woods" and "live greenery" along with a patio that's been designed to resemble a wine garden.
Open for lunch, brunch, and dinner, the restaurant features an eclectic mix of shareable plates, entrees, and wood-fired pizzas. Favorites, according to the restaurant, include wood-fired cauliflower, meat and cheese boards, the Asian chicken chop salad, and the fig and proscuitto pizza. Houston will also be the first Sixty Vines location to include the Sonoma Room, a more intimate space on the restaurant's first floor with a separate menu of shareables, cheese, sandwiches, and desserts.
True to its namesake, wine will flow freely. The restaurant will offer 51 wines on tap as part of 100 available by-the-glass. In addition, seven taps will be dedicated to beer, cider, and cold brew coffee.
“Houston continues to be a city with one of the best dining landscapes in the nation,” said senior vice president of operations Lynn Brown in a statement. “We are excited for Sixty Vines to open in Rice Village and look forward to becoming part of this special community.”
Sixty Vines is only the latest arrival as Rice Village turns over its restaurants. Earlier this year, California-based sandwich restaurant Mendocino Farms and salad concept Sweetgreen both made their debuts. Later this fall, Politan Row, a new food hall from the owners of St. Roch Market in New Orleans, will open with 10 restaurants, a cockail bar, and a coffee shop.