After time spent manning the stoves at Chicago’s L20 and Moto, native Houstonian and fine-dining Chef Martin Stayer returned to Texas in 2016 to open his new concept, Nobie’s, in Montrose’s former Au Petit Paris space. Named after Stayer’s grandmother, guests will find a menu of light bites, sharable plates and approachable entrees.
The casual and cozy spot, set in a converted house, features a linger-worthy deck in the front and a cozy interior filled with wrap-around banquettes, a cool wine storage wall and shiplap accents. Vinyl music emanates from behind the bar as guests mix and match grilled oyster plates, avocado crab dip and Nonno’s Pasta—Nobie’s spin on classic Bolognese. Beyond a well-vetted wine list, patrons will find craft beers and creative cocktails.
Nobie’s is open Tuesday through Saturday from 5 p.m. to midnight.