River Oaks District Lands Two-Story Steakhouse
December 23, 2015
River Oaks District Lands Two-Story Steakhouse
Houston Business Journal

A high-end steakhouse will open a new concept in Houston's River Oaks District this spring.



Steak 48 will be located in a 13,700-square-foot, two-story space in the mixed-use development at the corner of Westheimer Road and Westcreek Lane. The restaurant's menu will feature prime steaks, raw dishes, seafood, creative cocktails and wine.



It will be owned by brothers Jeffrey and Michael Mastro who also founded and created similar concepts like Mastro’s Steakhouse and Mastro’s Ocean Club,which were sold in 2013 to Houston-based Landry's Inc.



Landry's CEO Tilman Fertitta has since announced plans to open Houston's first Mastro's in his upcoming mixed-used development The Post Oak.



Meanwhile, the Mastro brothers launched Steak 48's sister restaurant, Steak 44, in April 2014, which has its original location on 44th Street in Phoenix. A Steak 44 was originally slated to open in the River Oaks District, until the brothers announced the rebranding of the restaurant. Steak 48 is meant to symbolize the Arizona-based company's roots as the 48th state admitted into the Union.



“We knew that Houston was a great market, but the more time that Mike, Jeff and I spent here, the more we all realized what a special and dynamic place this is,” said Oliver Badgio, senior vice president of Steak 48, in a statement.



The steakhouse will join a number of other luxury brands that have launched in the River Oaks District since its grand opening in October.



Other venues in the center include Florida-based IPic Theater's first Houston location that features fully reclinable seats and restaurant and bar service.



International high-end retailers like Cartier, Dolce & Gabanna, Hermes and Roberto Cavalli have also opened in the River Oaks District this year.



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