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Michelin-starred chef Dani Garcia is opening a restaurant in the Galleria. He's bringing Casa Dani to Houston. The Spanish-Mediterranean restaurant debuted in New York in December.

Garcia partnered with C3, the delivery-focused concept creative branch and food hall curator of SBE. SBE is the hospitality company behind hotels like Hyde and Mondrian. Katsuya and Citizens Kitchen are a few of their restaurant and food hall concepts. The partnership includes Simon which owns the Galleria and a few others.

From what I gathered in a 2020 press release, C3 has plans to expand Casa Dani to 15 locations nationwide. I assume the brick-and-mortar restaurants will be located in several Simon-owned malls.

In December, an entity was filed for Casa Dani's Houston location. It's tied to SBE Restaurant Group, according to the filing submitted.

I haven't been to the Galleria since Shake Shack opened. So, any ideas where this may land in the Galleria?

 

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2 hours ago, IntheKnowHouston said:

Michelin-starred chef Dani Garcia is opening a restaurant in the Galleria. He's bringing Casa Dani to Houston. The Spanish-Mediterranean restaurant debuted in New York in December.

Garcia partnered with C3, the delivery-focused concept creative branch and food hall curator of SBE. SBE is the hospitality company behind hotels like Hyde and Mondrian. Katsuya and Citizens Kitchen are a few of their restaurant and food hall concepts. The partnership includes Simon which owns the Galleria and a few others.

From what I gathered in a 2020 press release, C3 has plans to expand Casa Dani to 15 locations nationwide. I assume the brick-and-mortar restaurants will be located in several Simon-owned malls.

In December, an entity was filed for Casa Dani's Houston location. It's tied to SBE Restaurant Group, according to the filing submitted.

I haven't been to the Galleria since Shake Shack opened. So, any ideas where this may land in the Galleria?

 

Hopefully the old Kona Grill spot since that is an abandoned eye sore from the outside and the inside...

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The Galleria is slowly picking up an impressive resume of good food spots. It was not like that before, at least to my taste buds. Musaafer, fig and olive, Nobu (can be hit or miss), and Peli Peli/Mozambique are places I enjoy quite a bit (love the bar space in Peli/Mozam) and I think Del Friscos makes a very consistently good steak. I have not been to Joey but I hear its real good, especially for lunch. "The Galleria as a potential food destination for hometown Houstonians" was not on my bingo card.

The ol' galleria has come a long way from reverse happy hours at Kona Grill causing people to pick up domestic violence and assault charges. I was there for one or two of those rando fights, and I'll never forget the waitress telling us the reason their drink menu changed compared to the other locations (all they had towards the end of their run was beer and wine) was that people got too drunk 😂

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Mozambique is gone now...it closed a month or so after opening... also worth noting, The Potbelly Sandwich place on the south side of the skate rink still has not reopened and the Yong Kang next door now seems to be closed too! 

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6 hours ago, gene said:

Hopefully the old Kona Grill spot since that is an abandoned eye sore from the outside and the inside...

 

That's a good guess. I didn't realize the space remains vacant.

 

 

1 hour ago, gene said:

Mozambique is gone now...it closed a month or so after opening... also worth noting, The Potbelly Sandwich place on the south side of the skate rink still has not reopened and the Yong Kang next door now seems to be closed too! 

 

I forgot about Mozambique's closure. That's a good guess too. But that's a big space and dining rooms are trending smaller these days.

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@gene I wonder if C3 and Simon Properties have plans for a food hall at the Galleria too?

The company debuted Citizens Kitchen in New York and another is coming to Simon Properties' Phipps Plaza in Atlanta. Casi Dani is also opening in Atlanta's Phipps Plaza. So, I wonder if Simon Properties has a Citizens Kitchen planned for Houston since Casi Dani is most likely opening at the Galleria.

 

Some background from an article last year about a C3's partnership with Brookfield Properties and Simon Properties:

 

Food and beverage platform C3 will open two outposts of the lifestyle food hall Citizens in New York City and Atlanta this year and next.

A 40,000 square foot Citizens will open in New York City at Brookfield Properties Manhattan West this summer, and a 24,000 square foot location will open in Atlanta at Simon Property Group’s Phipps Plaza in 2022. Additional locations will open thereafter in Seattle, Miami, and California.

 

More details are in the link below:

https://www.globest.com/2021/05/12/c3-to-launch-food-halls-in-nyc-atlanta-at-brookfield-simon-property-locations/?slreturn=20220107180237

 

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I wonder if Casa Dani is taking over the space for Joey Uptown!? I just saw a JoeyUptown instagram post saying they are MOVING! It doesn't give any details...but wowsa they didn't last long at that location! 

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1 hour ago, gene said:

I wonder if Casa Dani is taking over the space for Joey Uptown!? I just saw a JoeyUptown instagram post saying they are MOVING! It doesn't give any details...but wowsa they didn't last long at that location! 

Wow!

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3 hours ago, kennyc05 said:

Wow!

Haha I almost feel like they saw my post or someone alerted them to it! There is now a new post that says they are moving their PAGE!!! They took down the post from earlier saying they are MOVING and put up a new post at 820pm tonight saying they are moving their page… ?! very strange 

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25 minutes ago, gene said:

Haha I almost feel like they saw my post or someone alerted them to it! There is now a new post that says they are moving their PAGE!!! They took down the post from earlier saying they are MOVING and put up a new post at 820pm tonight saying they are moving their page… ?! very strange 

If I'm being honest I called and they seemed confused but they said they weren't moving. That wouldn't make any sense lol

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21 minutes ago, kennyc05 said:

If I'm being honest I called and they seemed confused but they said they weren't moving. That wouldn't make any sense lol

Haha exactly and they DID realize how dumb their original post was!!! They posted this just now on their story after they posted the new post: 

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1 minute ago, gene said:

Haha exactly and they DID realize how dumb their original post was!!! They posted this just now on their story after they posted the new post: 

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Man that is funny as hell!!!!! 😂

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On 2/7/2022 at 7:17 AM, IntheKnowHouston said:

Michelin-starred chef Dani Garcia is opening a restaurant in the Galleria. He's bringing Casa Dani to Houston. The Spanish-Mediterranean restaurant debuted in New York in December.

Garcia partnered with C3, the delivery-focused concept creative branch and food hall curator of SBE. SBE is the hospitality company behind hotels like Hyde and Mondrian. Katsuya and Citizens Kitchen are a few of their restaurant and food hall concepts. The partnership includes Simon which owns the Galleria and a few others.

From what I gathered in a 2020 press release, C3 has plans to expand Casa Dani to 15 locations nationwide. I assume the brick-and-mortar restaurants will be located in several Simon-owned malls.

In December, an entity was filed for Casa Dani's Houston location. It's tied to SBE Restaurant Group, according to the filing submitted.

I haven't been to the Galleria since Shake Shack opened. So, any ideas where this may land in the Galleria?

 

 

On 2/7/2022 at 9:58 AM, gene said:

Hopefully the old Kona Grill spot since that is an abandoned eye sore from the outside and the inside...

 

Casa Dani, the Spanish and Mediterranean restaurant from chef Dani Garcia, may be located next to Nobu in the Galleria.

A couple of articles published last year by publications in Spain reported the Houston expansion (I missed this earlier. Sorry.)

 

From a July 2021 article:

 

"However, Dani García's culinary adventures do not end in Ibiza. After his debut in Ibiza; London, New York, Miami and Houston are the new openings he is planning for this autumn...And as if that were not enough, he reveals that Casa Dani in Houston will open in six months and will be next to Nobu."

https://www.eatinginibiza.com/de/nachrichten/456-dani-garcia-from-ibiza-to-conquer-the-world

 

And another from last summer:

"Hardly anyone knows it, but Casa Dani in Houston, which will open in six months, will be glued to Nobu."

https://www.que.es/2021/07/13/dani-garcia-aperturas-internacionales/

 

So, the previous estimated timeline was early 2022. Maybe Casa Dani will open its Houston location in the fall or by the end of the year.

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On 7/27/2021 at 11:08 PM, asubrt said:

Are we sure this is Blue Nile the Ethiopian restaurant and not Blue Nile the diamond company? Maybe I missed it and it said restaurant somewhere, but the jewelry store would seem to make a lot more sense for the Galleria.

Signage is up for the buildout for Blue Nile the jewelry store (not the Ethiopian restaurant). It's going in one of the corner spots by the main elevators in the center of the Galleria; I believe it was the old Dior space before they moved to River Oaks District, but I'm not positive.

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On 4/4/2022 at 12:45 PM, asubrt said:

Signage is up for the buildout for Blue Nile the jewelry store (not the Ethiopian restaurant). It's going in one of the corner spots by the main elevators in the center of the Galleria; I believe it was the old Dior space before they moved to River Oaks District, but I'm not positive.

I don't think they're in any hurry. The last time i was at the Galleria was for the Christmas event around Thanksgiving, and the signage was up way back then. 

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17 hours ago, Big E said:

Maybe its moving to the River Oaks District?

I doubt it, RO district has been losing top brands lately. Prada is present in other Simon owned properties so I doubt they would leave for an a small independent center that's trending downward.

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