THE WOODLANDS, TX – May 12, 2021 – The Howard Hughes Corporation® (NYSE: HHC) is turning the tables in The Woodlands® with a new culinary concept. Slated to debut on June 2, Back Table Kitchen & Bar is poised to tee up a casually stylish, festive and family-friendly gathering place for seasonal, southern-inspired fare with global accents in a standalone building on the grounds of The Woodlands Resort. Formerly the site of acclaimed Robard’s Steakhouse, the 5,413-square-foot waterfront venue with an 800-square-foot terrace overlooking the 18th green of the Panther Trail golf course is being reimagined to capture the charm and aesthetic of the coastal south.
“With Back Table Kitchen & Bar, we are excited to bring a flavorful new addition to north Houston and The Woodlands Resort. Responding to market demand, our goal was to reposition the previous Robard’s Steakhouse and rethink how the space functioned both for the community and our guests,” said Gregg Harper, General Manager, The Woodlands Resort. “We wanted to continue our priority of offering a standout, signature restaurant that draws visitors from The Woodlands and across Greater Houston while creating a lighter, brighter and more relaxed and accessible environment for all day and more frequent dining. Ultimately, that set us on a path that led us to Back Table Kitchen & Bar.”
According to Gregg Harper, ”Back Table Kitchen & Bar really embraces the best of The Woodlands by spotlighting the beauty of a natural setting and treating guests to an experience that feels like a real escape from the every day.”
Part of the escape – for parents and kids at heart – is an enclosed game room off the entry with a little something to keep every age group occupied during courses, including foosball and darts.
The seating distribution includes 111 in the main dining room, split between taupe banquettes, black walnut tables with Imperial blue upholstered chairs and high tops with Italian walnut bar stools; 48 in the bar with stools and high tops; 18 in the game room with stools and high tops; 40 in the private dining room with dining tables and a banquette bench; and 40 on the “porch” including dining tables and lounge areas with fire pits. Back Table Kitchen & Bar can also host private parties including corporate events, wedding rehearsal dinners and other festive occasions.
Conceived by resort consulting chef David Morris, the menu will showcase an array of comfort foods and staples with a twist. Signature mains include Louisiana Shrimp and Grits, Duck Leg Confit and Handlebar Beef Short Rib. Smaller plates range from Duck Gravy Poutine and Voodoo Beer Batter Fish Sticks to Crispy Gulf Oyster BLT and Tennessee Tonkotsu Ramen. Diners can also choose from a lineup of gourmet burgers and sandwiches such as the Oxtail Chili Dog and Bif’s Patty Melt, plus a daily gumbo and a variety of seasonal salads like Country Ham & Summer Melon and Coal Roasted Beets & Farmer Lee’s Spinach.
Located at 2301 North Millbend Drive on the grounds of The Woodlands Resort, Back Table Kitchen & Bar will initially open seven days a week with bar and snack/small plates service beginning at 4 p.m. and dinner served from 5-9 p.m. On Friday and Saturday evenings, bar and snack/small plates service will continue until 11 p.m. Lunch and brunch are forthcoming. Complimentary self-parking and valet will be available. For more information and reservations, please visit backtabletx.com or call 281.364.6400.