Houston’s First Digital Wine Connoisseur

Upper Kirby neighborhood restaurant offers elegant, accessible dinner service, fine wine and classic impeccable service in an intimate atmospherDestined to make a name for itself on the edge of Uptown’s swanky dining and entertainment corridor at 3200 Kirby, Hawthorn Restaurant invites guests tojoin the debut of Houston’s first wine connoisseur-on-demand.

State-of-the-art digital wine advisors provide detailed menu pairing suggestions and WineSpectator ratings allow guests to take the guesswork out of wine selection.  The ability to email or post the selection to Facebook is a standout add-on feature, one that no other Houston restaurant can offer to diners.

“At Hawthorn, we will feature an outstanding list of both well-known and boutique wines from around the world,” comments proprietor Cory Graff, former manager of Capitol Grille and Distinguished Restaurant of North America Award Winner. “We plan to price wines aggressively, to encourage diners to take advantage of tasting opportunities.”

Chef Riccardo Palazzo-Giorgio’s creative signature dishes, such as Rose Ravioli, a beet-based chef-crafted pasta filled with house-made goat’s milk ricotta will appear on the menu alongside updated classics such asBeef Carpaccio. The menu will feature a variety of beef, lamb, and seafood. With the philosophy of the “slow food” movement ever present, each menu selection is carefully orchestrated to please the most discerning of palates. Chef Palazzo-Giorgio has gone to great lengths to deliver aconcise yet potent menu of handcrafted cuisine.



Hawthorn Restaurant at Kirby and Richmond just two blocks from Highway 59 in Houston’s Uptown neighborhood boasts 3200 square feet of wood-paneled, paisley-accented dining quarters along with a temperature-controlled 56-degree walk-in wine cellar, which contains 175 lockers for sale with a price point of $700 for 72 bottle lockers and $500 for 48 bottle lockers, respectively.  Open Tues – Thurs 5pm to 10pm and Fri-Sat 5pm to 11pm.  www.hawthornrestaurant.come