Ciel, French for ‘sky’ or ‘heaven,’ is a fine-dining restaurant and lounge offering Japanese cuisine with a French twist.
“Houston has never seen a restaurant quite like Ciel,” adds Culture Map Houston. “The restaurant mixes a high level of culinary ambition with a high energy, see-and-be-seen atmosphere.”
The restaurant seats 240 people inside, including fourteen at its 35-foot, marble-topped bar, and offers a 40-person private dining room. Come spring, Ciel will also add a 140-seat patio.
In addition to selections of makizushi and nigiri, entrees include items like charcoal-poached Maine lobster and Spanish sea bass with asparagus and onions served with a miso custard.
“Leading the kitchen is executive Chef Joseph Geiskopf, Culture Map Houston continues. “A veteran of Los Angeles restaurants such as Red Medicine and Vespertine, he brings a focus on sourcing both high quality and sustainable ingredients that’s reflected in Ciel’s use of beef from Texas ranch Dean and Peelers, free range Jidori chicken, and non-GMO caviar.”
The sky’s the limit. Ciel opened Dec. 16, 2022.