As many of you know, the Menil has been working on the opening of a new restaurant adjacent to the lovely gem of a museum we are so lucky to have right within walking distance of Winlow Place. It is housed in a Craftsman bungalow just across the street from the main entrance at the Menil and is now open for business. Hours are from 10:00am – 10:00 pm from Wednesdays through Saturdays, and 10:00am – 9:00pm on Sundays.
Please visit this blog post by the Chronicle for photos of the building (and food!), as well as commentary on the architecture. An excerpt from this article:
"We have long wanted to develop a cafe on our campus, not only as a service to our visitors from Houston and around the world, but also as a place of interaction between the museum and the community," stated Josef Helfenstein, director of the Menil Collection. "With the opening of Bistro Menil, and the completion of a new campus gateway into which it is incorporated, we take a step forward in our larger plans to make the Menil more open and engaging for all."
– by Caroline Garry