relish on the move
Reliable River Oaks staple plans new Memorial-area restaurant with all the relish and twice the size
A popular River Oaks restaurant is coming to the Memorial area. Relish Restaurant & Bar will open its second location next year in Town & Country Village.
Slated to open in fall 2024, the new Relish will occupy a former jewelry store at 12850 Memorial Dr. #1130. The almost 5,000-square-foot new location is expected to offer seating for almost 200 diners, which is roughly double the capacity of Relish’s current location at 2810 Westheimer Rd.
“Our success in River Oaks proves we have a great concept,” co-owner and executive chef Dustin Teague said in a statement. “It’s a natural next step for us to offer this in another Houston neighborhood. We truly are looking forward to growing our loyal customer base that not only supports us but feels like an extension of our family.”
While the Westheimer restaurant has been home to a number of establishments over the years — most recently The Bird & The Bear — the new location will be a ground-up build that will allow owners Addie and Dustin Teague to create a space that’s ideally suited to their concept. Plans include more booth seating, a dedicated oyster bar, a chef’s table, and a central bar to showcase the restaurant’s cocktail program. Relish is working with Houston-based Schuster, Inc. on design.
The current Relish Restaurant & Bar evolved out of Relish Finds Foods, Addie Teague’s popular grab-and-go concept. Open since 2016, Relish has become known for its well-executed take on a diverse array of comfort food. Diners count on the restaurant for staples such as fried chicken, a cheeseburger made with in-house ground beef, salads, and a lobster roll. They’re paired with an extensive cocktail program as well as wine and beer.
Relish will join a Memorial-area dining scene that has been growing over the past few years with additions such as Jonathan’s the Rub, Snooze, and Postino. The nearby CityCentre development is home to a number of both locally-owned and chain restaurants, including Capital Grille, Sal y Pimienta, Eddie V’s, and Daily Gather.
“We selected this location for many reasons, including the community vibe it provides, the surrounding businesses, and the people that frequent the area,” Teague added. “It’s a prime spot, and we believe we can fill the current void for a neighborhood style restaurant.”