High-end Italian chophouse Marmo debuted in Montrose Collective, Houston’s newest mixed-use development hub, back in April, and it’s already making waves through a robust menu heavy on steaks, pasta, and seafood dishes—the essentials, in other words. Marmo is Italian for “marble,” a name that speaks not just to the restaurant’s deliciously marbled steaks but also to a stunning interior (designed by Patrick Sutton) that is heavy, of course, on marble while also featuring soft touches that help give the space a light and airy vibe.
The menu at Marmo was curated by executive chef Eli Jackson and Julian Marucci, a chef-partner with Atlas Restaurant Group (also the force behind buzzy H-Town spots Ouzo Bay and Loch Bar), and boy, is it a treat. Standout dishes include the beautifully plated hamachi featuring passion fruit ponzu, basil, avocado, and squid rice chips, as well as the heavenly squid ink campelle, which comes with fresh blue crab, uni cream sauce, chili, basil, and breadcrumbs.
But you come to a chophouse for steak, right? Marmo has plenty to offer in that area, playing host to a range of 45-day dry-aged steaks as well as choice cuts of American Wagyu, Black Angus, and veal. Consider topping your steak with one of Marmo’s assortment of sauces, and you’ll realize how lucky you are to be dining here.