A Second B.B. Lemon Opens on Montrose Boulevard in Houston

Robin Barr Sussman | September 6, 2019 | Food & Drink


The ultrarefreshing Word on the Street cocktail is a mix of gin, yellow Chartreuse, St-Germain, eucalyptus and lime juice.

Restaurateur Benjamin Berg is on a roll, this time with a second iteration of Washington Avenue’s wildly successful B.B. Lemon—a boon to the recent revival of the 4300 block of Montrose Boulevard. It’s in the shuttered Pax Americana space and is an ode to seasoned eateries in Berg’s native New York with a striking antique bar, green checked tablecloths, booths and vintage touches like an old candy machine. “I wasn’t looking to expand B.B. Lemon, but the space was perfect for it and it has a beautiful patio,” says Berg. For a taste of upscale tavern fare crafted by executive chef Emily Trusler (recently with Emmaline), order D.W.B Mac & Cheese with meaty bacon, jalapenos and divine cheeses, or try the real-deal corned beef and cabbage. Crab meat-stuffed trout and steamed mussels are two seafood plates new to the menu. Besides the classics, including six bodacious burgers, the steak frites with bearnaise butter is a highlight (maybe order onion strings with spicy ketchup to kick it up!). Fall is around the corner, but until then, you’ve got limoncello, a house specialty, to keep you cool. 4319 Montrose Blvd., 713.804.4319, bblemon.com


Photography by: Jenn Duncan