Begins with a love of food…
Taste Bar + Kitchen, located in Midtown at 3015 Bagby, offers globally inspired comfort foods & craft cocktails in an energetic, casual dining environment. The concept was inspired by Chef Don Bowie and entrepreneur Kevin Kelley and their international travels, resulting in the fusion of ethnic flavors with a menu of southern staples.
Guests to Taste Bar + Kitchen can expect comfort foods featuring an extensive chicken & waffles menu. Savory & innovative waffle highlights include Cajun Chicken & Waffles, Chicken Fried Lobster & Waffles and General Tso’s Chicken & Waffles. Diners with traditional waffle preferences will enjoy the selection of sweet waffles including Spiced Butter Pecan, Red Velvet and Banana Nut.
Other noteworthy menu items include jerk lamb chops, an elevated selection of mac and cheese and fried chicken & champagne.
Along with comfort classics, Taste Bar + Kitchen has developed a craft cocktail selection known as the Dessert Bar. The menu provides a boozy spin on dessert favorites with highlights including Vodka Peach Cobbler, Bourbon Pecan Pie and theVodka Cotton Candy Cocktail. Guests can also enjoy specialty champagne mimosa mixes.
Taste Bar + Kitchen offers valet parking, DJ entertainment and flat screen televisions making it the perfect destination for your next gathering!
— Specialty Mixed Drinks —
DESSERT BAR COCKTAILS
— Apple Pie —
Shaken and served up. Laird's apple brandy, spiced apple butter, lime, lemon, egg yolk, apple chip.
— Bourbon Pecan —
Bourbon, orgeat syrup, lemon, whole egg, black walnut bitters. Shaken hard and served up in a wine glass. Garnished with candied pecans.
— Cotton Candy —
Rosé Vodka, pink cotton candy, fresh strawberry, lime juice.
— Peach Cobbler —
Deep Eddy Vodka, Pinnacle Whip Cream Vodka, peach cobbler puree, lemon juice, turbinado syrup. Shaken and served in a rocks glass with crushed ice and garnished with whip cream, graham cracker crumbs + mint.
HOUSE SPECIALTY COCKTAILS
— Lavender Blueberry Margarita —
El jimador resposado tequila, creme de violette, blueberry cucumber puree, lime, simple syrup. Served in a rock glass rimed with salt ant sugar in the raw. Topped with a flavorful rock candy stick.
— The French Hip —
Zephyr gin, sparkling rosé, rosemary syrup, lemon juice.
— Ginger Caipirinha —
Cachaca, muddled lime with granulated demerara sugar, ginger syrup. Served in a rocks glass with crushed ice and garnished with candied ginger.
— Jerk Paloma —
Blanco tequila, jerk syrup, jalapeño Serrano tincture, lime and grapefruit juice, and Topo Chico. Shaken and served in a tall Collins glass over cubes. Rimmed with a house spiced salt and garnished with a grapefruit triangle.
— Cast Away —
House Pina Colada With an Herbaceous twist; Don Q White Rum, Don Q Coconut Rum, Yellow Chartreuse, Housemade Coconut Milk Syrup, Lime, and Tiki Bitters.
— Champagne —
— Moët Chandon Brut Imperial —
— Moët Chandon Rosé Imperial —
— Moët Chandon Ice Imperial —
— Moët Chandon Ice Imperial Rosé —
— Veuve Cliquot Brut Yellow Label —
— Veuve Cliquot Rosé —
— Ace of Spades —
— Champagne Treats —
— ORANGE —
— PEACH —
— STRAWBERRY LEMONADE —
— Draft Beer —
— Ace Perry Cider —
—Real Ale Fireman’s #4 Blonde—
— Alaskan White Wheat Beer —
— Parish Strawberry Canebrake (Wheat Beer) —
— 8th Wonder Hopston TXIPA (American IPA) —
— Avery Maharaja —
— Appetizers —
— Cheeseburger Waffle —
Ground beef with gouda and cheddar cheese cooked inside a delicious buttermilk waffle.
— Ham, Hashbrown & Cheese Waffle —
Diced ham, shredded hash browns, and cheddar cheese cooked inside a delicious buttermilk waffle topped with green onions and sour cream.
— Chicken Fried Cauliflower —
Deep-fried battered cauliflower.
— Jerk Lambchops —
Jerk and herb marinated lamb chops.
— Elevated Chicken & Waffles —
delectable comfort food enriched with flavor
— Cajun Chicken & Waffles —
Crispy & spicy chicken and waffles
— General Tso’s Chicken & Waffles —
Asian influenced zesty spiced chicken and waffles
— Smothered Chicken & Waffles —
Chicken smothered in rich brown gravy and waffles.
— Roasted Chicken & Waffles —
Tender roasted chicken and waffles
— Nashville Hot Chicken & Waffles —
Spiced rubbed friend chicken + waffles.
— Jerk Chicken & Waffles —
Jamaican jerk seasoned chicken and waffles
— Vegan Chicken & Waffles —
Chicken fried cauliflower paired with vegan waffles
— Specialty Waffles —
— Red Velvet Waffles —
— Chocolate Chip Waffles —
— Chocolate Waffles —
— Pecan Praline Waffles —
— Fruity Pebbles Waffles —
— Cinnamon Toast Crunch Waffles —
— Special Menu Items —
Entrees for the discerning
— Chicken Fried Lobster & Waffles —
— Shrimp & Grits —
— Elevated Mac & Cheese —
Flavorful and full of delight
— Smoked Gouda Mac & Cheese —
— Bacon, Gouda Mac & Cheese —
— Lobster Smoked Gouda Mac & Cheese —
— Lobster + Bacon Mac & Cheese —
— Traditional Sides —
the perfect complement
— Braised Collard Greens (With Smoked Turkey) —
— Candied Yams —
— French Fries —
— Desserts —
Handmade daily, exclusively in-house
— Deep Fried Waffle Bread Pudding —
— Taste Cake of the Day —
— Beverages —
— Classic Cola, Skinny Cola, Lime Spritz, Mandarin, Vintage Root Beer + Real Lemonade —
(Sodas contain 100% real sugar, no high-fructose corn syrup.)
— Sweet Tea —
— Coffee —
TASTE BAR + KITCHEN PRESS
The Hit List: New Houston Restaurants to Visit in June 2019 - Houston fOOD iNSIDER
From the team of chef Don Bowie and entrepreneur Kevin Kelley, comes Taste Bar + Kitchen, which offers elevated comfort food in the midtown space formerly occupied by Sterling House.
Get to know the 4 freshest new businesses to launch in Houston - HoODLINE
A newcomer to Midtown, Taste Bar + Kitchen is a cocktail bar and Southern spot, offering waffles and more, that's located at 3015 Bagby St. With four stars out of 12 reviews on Yelp, the new spot is gaining traction in the neighborhood.
Four tasty cocktails at Houston restaurants that don’t give a hoot about being hip - HOUSTON chronicle
At Midtown’s new Taste Bar + Kitchen, the cocktail menu veers to the sweet side with dessert-minded drinks, including the Cotton Candy made with rose vodka, strawberry juice and pink cotton candy
More Press Links
4/8/2019 - First Look: Taste Bar + Kitchen
4/4/2019 - Houston’s 17 Hottest Restaurants
3/27/2019 - Taste Bar + Kitchen opening in Midtown
3/26/2019 - First look: Taste Bar + Kitchen in Midtown
3/14/2019 - Late-Night Waffles Arrive This Week In Midtown
Dine With Us!
3015 Bagby Street
Houston, TX 77006
Hours of Operation:
Tue-Thu: 11 A.M. - Midnight
Fri: 11 A.M. - Midnight
Sat: 11 A.M. - Midnight
Sun: 11 A.M. - Midnight
*Kitchen Closes at 11pm.
Valet Parking is Available
Street Parking May Be Found on Rancier and surrounding streets.