The Heights has no shortage of new dining options – take Ken Bridge’s newest Korean barbecue restaurant, Mapojeong Galbijin. But with the exception of the arrival of star-studded smokehouse Loro, the region has seen a dearth of meaty destinations, carnivores complain.
Veteran restaurateur Brian Doke, who owns and operates To knowthe popular new American spot from The Heights (1344 Yale St.), hopes to change that with pattons, his new speakeasy-style steakhouse. Tucked away behind the bar, Savoir’s familiar L-shaped hideaway, the 38-seat Patton’s is set to open on Friday, March 11.
Guests will be led through Savoir and the wine cellar and to Patton’s, which will comprise some 1,500 square feet and will also include six additional seats at the bar. Patton’s will be named with an old-world aesthetic; ornate chandeliers, dark chairs, and plush leather banquets set the stage for live jazz performances for this steakhouse I do not know what.
As for Executive Chef Eric Johnson’s menu, diners can expect classic steakhouse entrees such as a Waldorf salad, shrimp cocktail, tuna tartare and beef carpaccio.
Entrees include rib eye, wagyu, tenderloin, bone-in rib eye and New York strip — all sourced from the Gable Cattle Company in Colorado, according to a press release. For those who prefer lawn surfing, the bar serves as a fresh seafood option.
And for those looking to get sassy, Patton’s will accompany meat and fish dishes with Bearnaise, Bordeaux, House “A1”, Pepper and Chimichurri options.
Meanwhile, to elevate the experience, the speakeasy meat spot will also offer table service. On the cocktail side, libations include vintages from Savoir’s extensive wine list and classic speakeasy-worthy cocktails exclusive to Patton’s like The Bandito, a fig-infused mule, and Patton’s signature Gin & Tonic.
Doke is not finished yet. Fresh off of that announcement from Patton, he revealed plans to open a new concept terrace cocktail bar later this spring, directly across from Savoir in former Mexican kitchen TAQO.
“Houston has always had an affinity for steakhouses, and the city has no shortage of top-notch steakhouses,” Doke said in a statement. “However, that does not include The Heights, even though the neighborhood has transformed into one of Houston’s most vibrant dining scenes. At Patton’s, we will offer the best cuts of steak that Houstonians love and serve them in a one-of-a-kind intimate space that is utterly unique.
that of Patton; 1344 Yale Street; Opening hours: Thursday, Friday and Saturday 5pm-10pm; aperitif from Tuesday to Friday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Reservations strongly recommended; call 346-802-2842 or visit knowhouston.com.