POSTSCRIPT Makes Colorful Debut in Upper Kirby

The powerhouse hospitality team that has invigorated the Dallas dining scene is rolling out the pink carpet in Houston for the opening of its rose-hued wonderland PostScript, a new dining experience making its debut at Shops at Arrive River Oaks (2800 Kirby Dr., Suite A-132).

The elegant, high-energy-meets-high-design PostScript with a modern American menu from chef Bryan Caswell, one of the superstars who helped define Houston’s emergence as a culinary hotbed. Veeral Rathod and Obi Ibeto of GAP Concepts are the hospitality group behind Dallas hotspots XOXO Dining Room, Lyla, and the upcoming Drai’s Dallas,

The splashy PostScript opening represents significant firsts: GAP Concept’s initial dip into Houston’s upscale dining and drinking scene as well as Caswell’s first high-profile return to a major restaurant project in his hometown. Both will play out against an elegant backdrop of the restaurant itself: an opulently designed space rich in color, flirtatious lighting, and a playful butterfly theme fluttering throughout the restaurant’s fuchsia exterior and blush-colored interiors.

“We aim for our guests to feel honored – a place where flavors, art, and community reimagines the essence of dining in Houston,” says Ibeto, co-owner. “Being surrounded by the bustling businesses, complemented by the prestigious shopping hub of Tootsies, adds a layer of richness to the experience we are thrilled to offer.”

Caswell, known to Houston diners for his trailblazing work at Reef (the Gulf-inspired restaurant that earned him a James Beard Award nomination and the distinction of Food & Wine magazine’s Top 10 Best New Chefs in America), El Real Tex-Mex Cafe, and Jackson Street BBQ plans some unexpected, even daring, dishes within PostScript’s luxe menu. Caviar donuts with white chocolate crème fraîche, mustard brûlée short ribs, and Akaushi tomahawk ribeye are among the showstoppers on a menu that also includes indulgences such as raw and roasted oysters, shellfish tower, crispy rice sushi, chophouse classics, and throwback desserts like Baked Alaska and 11-layer chocolate cake. 

Caswell’s signature dishes will be showcased within the restaurant’s distinctive, pink-colored design. Echoing the caterpillar-to-butterfly metamorphosis, PostScript is a dramatic transformation of the former Del Frisco’s Grille space – 9,300-square feet holding a bar and lounge, main dining room, private dining, and multiple patios.

“With PostScript, we wanted to create a sensory-expanding space bursting with color and dynamism in such a way as to beckon each guest to fully explore the confines and take in each and every meticulously crafted detail,” says Rathod, co-owner. “While certainly a calling card of the restaurant, the design is not the only element worth touting; Chef Caswell’s menu is one that perfectly complements PostScript’s striking interior space. He has truly outdone himself with this menu, one that Houstonians and visitors alike will find refreshing and authentic.”

Open daily for dinner, the hours will be Monday through Sunday from 5:00 to 11:00 pm. PostScript will soon unveil lunch and brunch hours. Reservations will be available through the restaurant’s website and via Resy. To learn more about the restaurant and get updates on the Houston opening, please visit

Photos: Jenn Duncan