Texas Medical Center Opens New Restaurant to Feed Innovation

Third Coast offers “Modern Houstonian” cuisine for the innovators of tomorrow

Style Magazine Newswire | 10/7/2016, 6:20 p.m.
Texas Medical Center (TMC) today announced the opening of its fine dining concept, Third Coast. The new concept will bring ...

HOUSTON (Oct. 4, 2016) - Texas Medical Center (TMC) today announced the opening of its fine dining concept, Third Coast. The new concept will bring a fresh spin on upscale dining and signify Houston as the “Third Coast” for health innovation and life sciences. The restaurant will officially open on Thursday, Oct. 6 at 7 a.m.

“At TMC, we are advancing collaboration and new ideas to transform the future of life sciences. Third Coast is a destination where the world’s entrepreneurs and change-makers can come together to feed their hunger for innovation,” said Dr. Robert C. Robbins, president and CEO of TMC.

“I was given a blank canvas. Experimentation is at the heart of our menu that draws on the diverse flavors of Houston’s culinary melting pot—including Asian, Hispanic, Native American, Czech-German and good-old Texan influences,” said Jon Buchanan, executive chef for Third Coast. “We’re highlighting natural, sustainable, and local ingredients tied to this variety of culinary traditions.”

The “Modern Houstonian” menu, under the direction of executive chef Jon Buchanan, will include different flavor profiles from the local community and culture, while sourcing from local vendors including: Atkinson Farms, Copper Shoals Red Drum, Dallas Mozzarella Company, Houston Dairy Maids, Homestead Gristmill, Katz Coffee, Moonflower Farms, 44 Farms and others. Chef Buchanan will also ferment, smoke and cure his own meats in house, as well as create other in-house specialties such as kimchi and ice cream. The restaurant will serve breakfast, lunch, happy hour and dinner, and is open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday.

The bar, the cornerstone of the new restaurant, greets diners with high-back banquets offering intimate, private dining spaces, featuring televisions to catch up on the latest developments and comfortable working spaces. The bar will feature a special menu showcasing inspired small dishes, specialty cocktails and comfort-food favorites, and the offerings will change frequently.

The wine list includes more than 115 hand-selected wines from the most inventive families in the wine business, primarily focusing on wines found throughout the United States. Beer and spirits will include Texas favorites.

The 13,500-square-foot restaurant, representing a completely renovated space that was formerly occupied by Trevisio, includes a crescent-shaped floor plan with floor-to-ceiling windows that offer a sweeping view of the medical center skyline. The walkway from the lobby greets guests to an open and inviting reception area. Gensler was the lead architect on the renovations.

Other enhancements that will evolve the dining experience include a new outdoor, covered terrace and a double fireplace that can be viewed inside and outside the restaurant. There are also two new meeting room spaces that can be reserved for functions of all sizes and descriptions, from business meetings and luncheons to special events such as bar/bat mitzvahs, anniversaries and weddings.

Reservations are encouraged and can be made by calling Third Coast at 713-749-0400 or via OpenTable. Guests can also order online for takeaway orders as well as utilize online delivery services including UberEats and Favor. For more information on Third Coast, visit www.thirdcoasthouston.com and follow on social channels: Instagram @ThirdCoastHouston; Twitter @thirdcoasthou; Facebook ThirdCoastHouston.