One of our favorite parts about living in Houston is that there is never a shortage of new restaurants and bars to try. In the past few months there have been tons of new openings, so we wanted to share a few of our favorites with you. Read on below for six places you should check out this month, and for more recs don’t forget to browse the HoH Houston City Guide that we constantly update with new places around town for brunch, dinner, coffee, drinks, etc. Bon appétit!

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Rosie Cannonball

We were so excited for Rosie Cannonball to open in Montrose! Owned by the Goodnight Hospitality team (including our talented friend Bailey McCarthy), Rosie’s is our new go-to for date nights and girls’ night out. The spacious dining room is absolutely stunning with warm desert hues and thoughtful decor details like cane chairs and red-stemmed wine glasses. The menu is Italian-focused with delicious pizzas, pastas, and appetizers that your whole table will want to share (the burrata and meatballs need to be on your table!). Don’t miss the excellent cocktail list as well as the lunch menu that rolls out this week.

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Montrose Cheese & Wine

Next door to Rosie Cannonball is their sister concept Montrose Cheese & Wine which is perfect for pre-dinner vino and cheese. We especially love the patio seating this time of year.

In addition to the wine-and-snacks menu, Montrose Cheese & Wine offers a retail selection of wine and cheese, as well as to-go coffee and pastries. Be sure to pop by next time you’re hosting a dinner or looking for a caffeine fix in the neighborhood!

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We were so excited to hear that Sweetgreen, a delicious salad bar concept with locations we frequented in New York, was opening in Houston. With two chic locations in Rice Village and Montrose, Sweetgreen is our new go-to for casual work lunches and healthy takeout. We love their seasonal salads and bowls — they even partnered with local chef Chris Shepherd on a special Houston salad! Pro tip: Make sure to download the app to order ahead and skip the line.

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The talented team behind Better Luck Tomorrow, one of our favorite casual patio bars in the Heights, recently opened Squable, a European-American restaurant that revolves around shared plates. We suggest going with 2-4 people and ordering as many plates as you can to share!

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Penny Quarter

Owned by the same crew as Squable, Penny Quarter is a buzzy all-day cafe in Montrose that we frequent for everything from coffee meetings to lunch and late-night drinks. The two story space is decorated with sleek mid-century decor, and the delicious bites – like ricotta toast and the “penny quarter pounder”  are made on-site in a food truck.

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From the owner and chef behind renowned Spanish restaurant BCN comes MAD, a see-and-be-seen restaurant in River Oaks District that pays tribute to Madrid’s bustling late night culture and traditional Spanish cuisine. Expect classic tapas like croquetas de jamón and inventive twists like “MAD ‘N Cheese” — Ibérico broth noodles, beef bolognese, and cheddar. From Thursday to Saturday the restaurant stays open late, until 1 a.m., and on Sunday the restaurant serves a brunch menu featuring a variety of tapas and large “arroz” dishes meant to be shared between 2 to 4 people.