J. Alexander’s Holdings, Inc., owner and operator of a multi-regional collection of upscale restaurants, is opening its first Merus Grill today in Houston at 1180 Uptown Park Boulevard in Uptown Park. Uptown Park is owned by EDENS.

According to Mark A. Parkey, President and Chief Executive Officer of J. Alexander’s Holdings, Inc., the new Merus Grill is a chef-driven, boutique-style restaurant bringing discerning guests a contemporary take on classic American cuisine.

“We are pleased to formally open our new Merus Grill,” Parkey says. “The new restaurant in Uptown Park is our first to operate under the Merus Grill name. We are looking forward to welcoming our guests and to providing an exceptional dining experience with emphasis on the finest in made-from-scratch, quality food.”

The Merus Grill restaurant in Uptown Park has 7,900 square feet with seating for 200 guests. Will Reiser is the General Manager and Ulises Chavez is the Executive Chef. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, each with a distinctive menu.

The Merus Grill menu features a wide selection of American classics, including prime rib of beef roasted on the bone, hand-cut steaks, fresh seafood, premium sandwiches and entrée salads. The menu also includes a varied and rotating selection of such offerings as Tuscan Steak, Block Island Swordfish with Mango Papaya Salsa and Chicken Milanese. Merus Grill has a full-service bar that includes an outstanding selection of wines both by the glass and bottle, as well as handcrafted cocktails served with a signature side car.

The operating hours for the new Merus Grill are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

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