Many Houston Restaurants Are Now Reopening After the Derecho Storm

This article is no longer being updated, as most restaurants that lost power have reopened.

The good news: many Houston restaurants were able to reopen the day after the devastating derecho storm that brought wind speeds of up to 100 mph to multiple neighborhoods, including the Heights and downtown, and at least one tornado to Cypress. The bad news: as of Friday night, nearly half a million residences and businesses had no electricity, and city officials are talking about power restoration to some areas in terms of weeks, not days.

That means that some restaurants have not reopened, and it could still be a while. Below are the ones that are still closed as of Saturday, May 18. Unless otherwise noted, all are closed due to lack of power.

This list will be periodically updated as we receive new information. If you would like to report your restaurant closed or reopened, please email us.

Update for Sunday, 5/19/2024: As power is restored, some of the restaurants below are reopening. We recommend checking the restaurant’s social media or calling ahead before heading out.

Cypress

Duck N Bao, 17333 Spring Cypress: While this is closed, you can still get your dumpling and Peking duck fix at the Memorial location, located at 5535 Memorial. Update, 5/19/24: The restaurant reported on Instagram on Sunday morning that power has been restored and it is reopened.

Downtown/Midtown

Saint Arnold Brewing Company, 2000 Lyons: The power outage means that the beer garden and restaurant is not open. Update, 5/19/24Power was restored on Saturday, May 18. For Sunday, beer service will start at 11 a.m., and the kitchen will open at noon.

EaDo/East of Downtown

Street to Kitchen, 3401 Harrisburg: This “unapologetically Thai” restaurant from James Beard Award-winning chef Benchawan “G” Jabthong Painter and her husband Graham closed due to the power outage after the storm on Thursday. Update, 5/21/24Power has been restored, and the restaurant will reopen for regular hours starting with lunch service.

The Original Ninfa’s, 2704 Navigation: The original, quintessential, Tex-Mex restaurant is still without power. However, you can get your margarita and enchilada fix at the Uptown location at 1700 Post Oak. Update, 5/19/24: The Navigation location is reopening on Sunday for brunch with regular hours and a limited menu.

Tout Suite, 2001 Commerce: The original location in EaDo is not open right now due to having no power. However, An Instagram post says that the other location at Talley Park, which is at 1515 Fannin in downtown Houston, is open with “plenty of outlets”, Wi-Fi, food, coffee and cocktails. Update, 5/20/24: The EaDo location remains closed and without power. 

Galleria

Kenny & Ziggy’s, 1743 Post Oak: On Sunday, May 19, this classic, New York style deli posted on Instagram that it is still without power. Update, 5/20/24: Power has been restored and the restaurant re-opened for service at 3 p.m.

TRIBUTE at The Houstonian, 111 North Post Oak: Both the hotel and restaurant are closed for now as staff work on “restoring facilities”. The Houstonian Club is open for members with limited food service. Update, 5/20/24: As the hotel is still restoring services and facilities, it cannot yet accept new guests and the kitchens are running with a limited menu.

Heights/Timbergrove/Garden Oaks

Some of the Heights and surrounding neighborhoods are still without power. Even if you do not see a restaurant listed below, we highly recommend calling ahead or checking its social media before heading out.

Be More Pacific, 506 Yale: Update – Owner Giovan Cuchapin reports that power has been restored, and the restaurant is opening on Sunday, May 19 with most of its regular menu.

Better Luck Tomorrow, 544 Yale: Update, 5/20/24: Power has been restored and this popular restaurant and patio bar is now open. It serves half-price bottles of wine every Monday.

Central City Co-Op, 2515 Harvard: Update, 5/20/24, 3:15 p.m.: The store, known for its locally-grown, organic and sustainable groceries, remains closed and without power. It is regularly closed on Mondays.

Goode Co. Kitchen & Cantina, 1801 Yale: Update, 5/19/24 – the Heights location was able to reopen on Saturday, May 18.

Grace Pizza and Shakes, 801 Studewood: Update, 5/20/24, 3:15 p.m.: The restaurant remains closed until further notice.

Henderson and Kane, 715 Henderson: Update, 5/19/24 – On Saturday, May 18, the restaurant was cooking outdoors and serving a limited menu. The status for Sunday is not yet clear. Update, 5/20/24, 3:15 p.m.: Power was restored on Sunday and the restaurant is now open regular hours.

Jūn, 420 East 20th Street: Update, 5/20/24, 3:15 p.m.: The restaurant remains closed for service and without power.

Mala Sichuan, 600 North Shepherd: The Heights location is closed, but all other locations are open. Update, 5/20/24, 3:15 p.m.: All locations are now open.

Mi Tierra Mexican Kitchen, 3327 Mangum: Update, 5/20/24 – Power was restored on Sunday, May 19. The restaurant will be opening for regular business hours on Tuesday, May 21.

Rainbow Lodge, 2011 Ella: Update, 5/21/24, 11:16 a.m.: Power has been restored, and the restaurant is reopening at 5 PM on Tuesday, May 21 — just in time for happy hour in the Tied-Fly Bar.

Stomping GroundsUpdate, 5/18/24, 9:47 p.m.: According to Sarah Johnston of Fat Cat Creamery, generators are now onsite at Stomping Grounds. She says restaurants are preparing to open for business on Sunday, May 19. Update, 5/20/24, 3:15 p.m.: Power has been restored and businesses are now open.

Squable, 632 West 19th: Update, 5/20/24, 3:15 p.m.: Power has been restored and the restaurant is open for service.

Xin Chào, 2310 Decatur: Update, 5/20/24, 3:25 p.m.: The restaurant remains closed and without power.

Memorial

Goode Co. Barbeque, 8911 Katy Freeway: Update, 5/19/24 – We’ve been informed that all Goode Co. Barbeque locations are reopened.

Goode Co. Kitchen & Cantina, 9005 Katy Freeway: Update, 5/20/24, 3:25 p.m.: Power has been restored and both the Heights and Memorial locations are open and operating with a limited menu. The Woodlands location is open regular hours with a full menu.

Bistro 555, 13616 Memorial: Update, 5/20/24, 3:25 p.m.: The restaurant is temporarily closed due to the outages.

KP’s Kitchen, 8412 Katy Freeway: This is closed, but the Bellaire location at 5427 Bissonnet is open. Update, 5/19/24 – Owner Kerry Pauly reported on Facebook on Sunday morning that the Katy Freeway location still has no power. Update, 5/20/24, 3:25 p.m.: The Spring Valley location remains closed and without power.

Mid-West Houston

Roegels Barbecue Co., 2223 South Voss: Owner-pitmaster Russell Roegels posted in an update that this location will be closed until Monday. However, you can still get your barbecue fix at the other location at 20702 Katy Freeway. Update, 5/20/24, 3:25 p.m.: Power has been restored and both locations are open for service. The Voss location is offering its Mortadella Monday special while supplies last.

Rice Village

Café Rabelais, 2442 Times: Update, 5/19/24 – This long-running French eatery was able to reopen for dinner service on Saturday, May 18. Update, 5/20/24, 3:35 p.m.: Power was restored over the weekend and the restaurant opened for service. It is closed on Mondays.

River Oaks

a’Bouzy, 2300 Westheimer: Update, 5/20/24 – the restaurant announced on Instagram that power has been restored with with 50-cent East Coast oysters (limit one dozen per person) and caviar at cost. 

Spring Branch

Salt & Sugar, 1073 Silber: The restaurant is temporarily closed on Monday, May 20 to assess “short-term electrical needs and generator capabilities”. The plan is to reopen for regular business on Tuesday, May 21.

Washington Avenue

Awesome Bites Co., 2313 Edwards: Update, 5/19/24 – The shop was able to reopen on Saturday, May 18.

Comments (0)

Share Your Thoughts on This Article