There’s a new restaurant winging its way into town. Well-known Agricole Hospitality, which brought Houston such hits as Coltivare, Revival Market, and Eight Row Flint, has announced plans to open their first Montrose eatery, a Gulf Coast concept called Night Heron.
The restaurant, so named for the night herons that nest in the area’s Live Oak trees, has been a dream of Agricole owner and chef Ryan Pera for some time. He envisioned a neighborhood space for quality food and drinks, and that’s just what he and his team are delivering.
Executive chef Jacob Pate is planning a menu of tempting shareables and small plates, all made with well-sourced ingredients and great flavors. Night Heron will also feature a brunch menu, to be served Saturdays and Sundays starting at 11 a.m.
We want this to be a comfortable space for everyone.
-Morgan Weber, Agricole Partner
Julie Rogers, formerly assistant general manager and bar manager at Coltivare, is assuming the mantle of general manager at Night Heron. A Certified Cicerone, Julie will develop the beer program and a focused cocktails menu. Meanwhile, Coltivare general manager and sommelier Jeb Stuart is curating a 75-bottle wine list that promises strong by-the-glass offerings.
Agricole partner Morgan Weber is designing the space at 1601 W. Main Street, which will be light, airy, and reflect the natural ecosystems that inspired the restaurant’s name.
“We want this to be a comfortable space for everyone,” said Morgan. “We’re not here to dictate how you drink or eat. We want to provide our guests with quality options. You want a great bottle of wine but you’re wearing shorts and flip flops? This is the place for you. Hungry after visiting the Menil? Come on over.”
As if a new Montrose restaurant isn’t enough, Agricole partners Ryan Pera, Morgan Weber, and Vincent Huynh also have three EaDo concepts in the pipeline — Indianola, Miss Carousel, and Vinny’s — scheduled to open in April or May of 2018. Congratulations to the intrepid team.
1601 W. Main Street | agricolehospitality.com/night-heron
Cover image by Carla Gomez