Dolled Up in Pink, with Doorbells for Champagne and the Return of a Notable Chef, PostScript Has Arrived!

Jenn Duncan
Dolled Up in Pink, with Doorbells for Champagne and the Return of a Notable Chef, PostScript Has Arrived!

A hand-painted grand piano in the dining room

FOR ALL YOU Instagram lovers who eat with your eyes, the wait is over. Dallas-based GAP Concepts is laying on the feminine charm in The Shops at Arrive River Oaks (née West Ave). The visual feast that is PostScript flaunts pops of pink and interiors inspired by the caterpillar-to-butterfly metamorphosis. You’ll recognize the new restaurant’s style — and wonder if Barbie will wander in — if familiar with the group’s XOXO Dining Room Dallas.

International artist Punk Me Tender (Romain Lefebvre) created the bright pink exterior design with hand-painted butterfly embellishments and installations in the pink quartz bar. Restaurateurs Veeral Rathod and Obi Ibeto worked with local designer Erin Hicks on the interiors. Guests will find a custom pink grand piano, a “Princess Table” in the cocktail lounge with photos of Princesses Diana and Grace of Monaco, as well as flirty lighting throughout. Each plush booth features “Press for Champagne” doorbells, ensuring swift delivery of bubbles.

And the food? Long-time Houston chef Bryan Caswell, formerly of shuttered Reef, calls the menu “modern American.” This translates to dishes like caviar donuts with white chocolate caviar, a glistening shellfish tower, and crispy rice sushi. Mains include Ora King salmon, Akaushi tomahawk ribeye, mustard brûlée short ribs and other chophouse classics. Desserts are as show stopping as the room – think baked Alaska and 11-layer chocolate cake.

“With PostScript, we wanted to create a sensory-expanding space bursting with color and dynamism in such a way as to beckon each guest to fully explore the confines and take in each and every meticulously crafted detail,” said co-owner Rathod in a statement. “While certainly a calling card of the restaurant, the design is not the only element worth touting; chef Caswell’s menu is one that perfectly complements PostScript’s striking interior space. He has truly outdone himself with this menu, one that Houstonians and visitors alike will find refreshing and authentic.”

Ora king salmon

Silver Fox cocktail

Main dining room

Located in the space previously home to Del Frisco’s Grille space, a stone’s throw from Tootsies, the newcomer will introduce a happy hour, complete with a curated array of cocktails including plenty in pink, ‘natch. PostScript’s private dining room is outfitted with its own dedicated bar and patio; the space can accommodate 42 guests for a sit-down dinner or 60 for reception style. Additionally, there’s another private event room for a cozier affair, comfortably hosting 16 guests.

Open daily for dinner Monday through Sunday, PostScript will soon unveil lunch and brunch hours.

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