Never has there been more anticipation at the opening of a Woodlands restaurant than with Truluck’s. Truluck’s is one of those restaurants that warrants driving into the Galleria area of Houston for dinner, and now we only have to drive to Hughes Landing. It is a beautiful space and location. I like the fact that they have a dress code and the atmosphere is a bit more chic. The restaurant and bar overlooks the lake and has amazing views from every table. The lit amber bar is beautiful and has excellent social hour specials, all serenaded by a piano player. Those Ipso Facto gin martini’s are hands down the best in The Woodlands. The bar was packed on a recent Tuesday night, indicating the popularity of their specials. The Florida stone crab is their specialty, and it is fabulous. Get there before mid-May so you can enjoy the season. Cracked perfectly so you don’t have to work, they are melt in your mouth goodness. On a recent night, they also had some amazing briny sweet cold water oysters that were about the best I’ve had. They have a great menu of fish dishes, and they are cooked perfectly. The miso seabass is my favorite. They also have excellent steaks if seafood isn’t your thing. The ambience and experienced service make this one of the top restaurants in the area. It will be part of my regular rotation along with a nice stroll along the lake after dinner.
Retailers and restaurants are beginning to open in Hughes Landing, the 66-acre mixed-use development overlooking Lake Woodlands.Whole Foods Market®, one of the leading natural and organic grocers, celebrated their Grand Opening on Wednesday, March 18 with executives from Whole Foods Market, The Howard Hughes Corporation (HHC) and its wholly-owned subsidiary, The Woodlands Development Company (TWDC) (top photo, executives from HHC and TWDC), and shoppers. After the opening of Whole Foods Market, executives from The Howard Hughes Corporation and The Woodlands Development Company (middle picture), visited Starbucks, located on the bottom level of One Lakes Edge which also opened on March 18. Kriser’s (bottom photo) providing natural pet products and grooming services, near Whole Foods Market, celebrated its opening on March 28. Pier 1 Imports®, a furniture and home decor retailer, will open in mid-April.
Local Pour, a gastropub with nightly entertainment, is opening today, April 1. Escalante’s Fine Tex-Mex and Tequila, situated inRestaurant Row in Hughes Landing, is set to open in April. Escalante’s features “made from scratch” Tex-Mex cuisine.
Eateries to open in spring/summer 2015 include Del Frisco’s Grille, an 8,000-square-foot restaurant which will offer modern American cuisine and California Pizza Kitchen serving a variety of California-style dishes including hearth-baked pizzas.
Truluck’s is expected to open in the fall of 2015. Truluck’s will offer fresh seafood, including crab from around the globe, flavorful steaks and an expansive wine selection.
The Woodlands TX Hughes Landing. Truluck’s and Starbucks will join an assortment of other popular food and beverage coming to Hughes Landing, a 66-acre mixed-use development in The Woodlands. Truluck’s will be located in Restaurant Row in Hughes Landing while Starbucks will be located on the retail level of One Lakes Edge – the first 390-unit luxury development in Hughes Landing.
Situated along Lake Woodlands, Hughes Landing is a premier “lifestyle intersection” which features a mixture of upscale eateries; popular retailers, including Whole Foods Market®; entertainment venues; up to 800 multifamily residences, including One Lakes Edge opening in April; multiple Class A office space with additional development underway on Three Hughes Landing expected to be complete in November; and a full-service Embassy Suites for business and leisure travelers to open in late 2015.
Truluck’s plans to begin construction on its 10,000 square-foot space in spring 2015 with an expected completion date in the fall of 2015. Once open, the restaurant will offer fresh seafood, including crab from around the globe, flavorful steaks and an expansive wine selection.
“We are honored to bring the Truluck’s experience to The Woodlands,” said David Tripoli, Truluck’s Operating Partner and Director of Marketing. “Truluck’s works hard to bring customers the best tasting, sustainable products that make sense for the plate, palate and planet.”
Starbuck’s 1,820 square-foot location is expected to open in March and will provide area tenants and visitors with the brand’s signature selection of coffee, teas and snacks.
Truluck’s and Starbucks add to the growing number of well-respected dining establishments coming to Restaurant Row in Hughes Landing. Eateries to open in spring/summer 2015 include Del Frisco’s Grille, an 8,000-square-foot restaurant which will offer modern American cuisine; Escalante’s Fine Tex-Mex and Tequila, featuring “made from scratch” Tex-Mex cuisine; California Pizza Kitchen serving a variety of California-style dishes including hearth-baked pizzas; and Local Pour, a gastropub with nightly entertainment.
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The Woodlands Development Company has created a timely video update on our community that includes Hughes Landing, the new office, restaurant, entertainment, and shopping destination.
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