Note: Story updated below.
There’s a new sign on a curved portion of H-E-B’s facade at 5895 San Felipe, marking a replacement for the former Table 57 in-store restaurant, which closed quietly sometime shortly before the new year. The supermarket’s new curbside service area is taking over the restaurant’s old space along the northwest corner of store.
Table 57 opened along with the rest of the H-E-B on the corner of San Felipe and Fountain View back in 2015. At the time, it was Houston’s first sit-down dining destination inside an H-E-B store. (The supermarket had already debuted similar venues in Austin and San Antonio.) The photo above shows the restaurant’s automatic entryway and patio frontage extending west towards Fountain View.
Here’s what the doorway to the former restaurant looks like now, stripped of its overhead signage:
Update: 1:15 p.m.: A spokesperson for H-E-B confirms that the new curbside pickup area will open in March and adds that the space vacated by Table 57 will also include a section of prepared meals.