- Restaurant a nation’s first alongside a crystal-clear lagoon -
The nation’s first restaurant alongside a crystal-lagoons amenity is opening soon in Balmoral.
The Blue Lagoon Bar & Grill will be inside the community’s amenity village clubhouse at 15808 Crystal Terrace Drive. The restaurant will boast the only sunset in America with a backdrop of perfectly clear, turquoise-blue water and the white-sand beaches of the 2-acre lagoon, said Uri Man, chief executive officer of The Lagoon Development Company.
“We are proud to bring the first-ever restaurant on a crystal-clear lagoon to the United States for all of Houston to enjoy,” Man said. “With such a gorgeous view, it will be easy to imagine that you’re in a tropical paradise.”
The restaurant will be open noon-9 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.
The eclectic menu is designed to appeal to a wide variety of appetites with steaks, seafood, Italian fare, sandwiches and burgers. Signature items include Chipotle Pork — pork medallions wrapped in bacon, roasted and served with chipotle hollandaise sauce; Chicken-Fried Steak – prime rib pounded, soaked in buttermilk and served with bacon white gravy; and Chicken and Waffles – a homemade Belgian waffle topped with cheese grits, buttermilk-fried chicken, Vermont maple syrup, and Aleppo pepper.
“Whether you’re out celebrating a special occasion or looking for something more casual, the restaurant’s dishes will satisfy,” Man said. “It will be a dining experience unique to Houston and – with the crystal-clear lagoon setting – one unique to the nation.”
Man said the restaurant is expected to open in November. It will also be available for private parties, weddings and corporate events.
The Balmoral lagoon was the first in Texas to open when it launched in 2018. Since its opening, the lagoon and amenity village have won numerous awards, including Best Community Amenity during the 2020 Texas Association of Builder’s Texas Star Awards and Master-Planned Community Amenity of the Year in the recent Greater Houston Builders Association’s Houston’s Best PRISM Awards. It was also named Recreation Center of the Year in the 2019 Houston’s Best PRISM Awards.