New Restaurant Alert: Granger's Is a Welcome Addition to the Museum District

New Restaurant Alert: Granger's Is a Welcome Addition to the Museum District

Gragner's (photo by Marco Torres)

THE MUSEUM DISTRICT hasn't always been the easiest place to open and operate a restaurant, for some reason. But there's a Houston couple who seems to have gotten the hang of it — and today they unveil their newest concept on Binz St.


Ryan and Josephine Granger have opened Granger's, with classic but elevated American food a la steaks, seafood and bourbon-pecan pie. It combines neighborhood-diner vibes with polished finishes, a departure from the other more casual restaurants the Grangers run in the area — Bodegas Taco Shop and Fia's Pizzeria, along with a catering business, which are all under the umbrella of the Grangers' HTX Restaurant Group.

The new Granger's is huge, with 7,000 square feet, a centerpiece bar, and three private-dining rooms. The front patio will no doubt be packed once the mercury drops — though shade from the 100-year-old oak trees will help in the meantime! The whole setting is a lovely place to sample the extensive menu, with offerings like the indulgent Weekend in Wimberley salad with bourbon-glazed pears, pecans and bacon lardons; classic New England clam chowder with grilled-sourdough crostini; chicken-fried chicken with horseradish-whipped potatoes; dijon-crusted salmon and more. There's a whole section on the menu dedicated to steaks, and the $255 Baller Board comes with all three cuts and sides including green veggies plus Oscar sauce and merlot demiglaze. Yum.

Granger's is open for lunch, dinner and happy hour — great wine menu! — daily; a weekend brunch menu will follow shortly.

Granger's cocktails (photo by Marco Torres)

Jalapeno shooters (photo by Becca Wright)

Josephine and Ryan Granger (photo by Marco Torres)

Spread including the pork chop and roast chicken (photo by Becca Wright)

Carpaccio (photo by Becca Wright)

Campechana (photo by Becca Wright)

Shrimp scampi (photo by Becca Wright)

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