Eclectic menu, stunning space
by Victoria Reid • March 12, 2021
With its approachable approach to dining, the Nash is distinctly Houston
Time and time again, Houston shows the world just how strong the city is when faced with a challenge. Despite the unprecedented year that was 2020, Houston’s culinary community has banded together to support one another creatively. Though many things have changed in the last 12 months, one thing remains the same: Houstonians' love of food.
One business taking advantage of that fact? The Nash.
Located at The Star (formerly known as the Texaco building), The Nash brings an eclectic vibe to the corner of Fannin and Rusk. The modern restaurant and bar offers patrons a casual, yet dynamic dining experience with a menu Chef Omar Pereney describes as a love letter to American food.
Grab a seat in this stunning space or on the large, dog-friendly patio, and you’ll quickly feel welcomed. Floor-to-ceiling windows remind you you’re in the heart of Houston.
Owners Alvin and Dora Murgai recognize the important role environment plays for diners. Between the original Texaco building terrazzo floors and the arches that can be viewed on the patio, the history of the building is part of the guest’s experience.
Houston’s diversity is well reflected in the menu. Start with snacks like Venezuelan tequeños or forbidden eggs, move on to apps like Korean bacon or mussels with Spanish chorizo, garlic, chardonnay, blistered tomatoes, herbed butter and capers. And enjoy entrée options like pan-seared Atlantic salmon, herb-roasted chicken, juicy filet mignon or cauliflower paneer curry.
Designed to appeal to residents, office workers and travelers alike, The Nash is open daily for dinner, with happy hour Monday through Friday 4-6 p.m. Pop by post-work for craft cocktails, wine and draft beers, as well as bits and bites like lamb lollipops, pizza (margherita or bianco) and tater tots that will put those of your childhood to shame.
Stay tuned for lunch and brunch, as those are both on the horizon. If the current menu is any indication of what’s to come, you can count on us being first in line.
Recommended Meal (We won’t steer you wrong!)
Drink: Prickly Rose; gin, lemon, prickly rose syrup, prickly pear soda, lavender mist
Appetizer: Tater Tots; roasted corn, jalapeno, herbed crema fresca, aged smoked cheddar, fresh cut chives
Main: Short Rib Pappardelle; 12-hour ragu, mornay sauce, caramelized shallots, garden herbs, parmigiano reggiano
Dessert: Lemon Olive Oil Cake; lemon-lavender syrup, lemon curd, mascarpone vanilla whipped cream
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