When you arrive at La Grange, you’re stepping into a world made of several smaller worlds. Whether you’re one-on-one with a date, or meeting up with a group of friends for a birthday party, there always seems to be that perfect spot that has your name on it. Even with its rustic, historical origins, each of these spaces is defined by the modernity of clean lines and sharp angles. Every corner teases your sense of curiosity and leads you to the freedom to explore the worlds La Grange has to offer.
When you first walk through the entrance of La Grange, you’ll be welcomed by a long wood slab bar top, behind which is a collection of tequilas, rums, gins, and other liquors. The bartenders are friendly and attentive as you sit in one of the fiery, plush leather chairs. Here, you can relax after a long day at work or watch the game over one of their several smoky mezcals–each one as unique as the spaces La Grange is host to.
Walk down a short hall lined by tables for smaller, more private get-togethers to find a dining area just around the corner, compact enough to give even large parties a feeling of closeness. One of the things that might strike a guest as they move through La Grange is the contrast of one space to the next. The blend of historic and modern is expertly negotiated. From the lamps of curved wrought iron and blown glass that hang from a wood-planked ceiling to the expansive window wall that provides a view of the open-air courtyard, the dining room is the perfect location to take in any two worlds of your choosing: enclosed versus open-air, intimate versus inclusive, historical versus modern.
Walking outside from the dining space and past the koi pond (retained from the historical structure,) you find the heart of La Grange. This courtyard is where people from all walks of life convene to escape the daily demands of the world beyond. Whether it be students or professionals, locals or visitors, large groups or guests going solo, the courtyard teems with life. Each corner brings something new and interesting. At one end, the cabana-like patio bar is a great place to have one of La Grange’s refreshing Classic Margaritas or their top-shelf El Capitan. Either Margarita will pair well with the perfectly-sized Fajitas For Uno, which are satisfying and full of flavor without being heavy. Along a back wall with bold street art that pops against the shade, you can challenge someone to a game of foosball or join business associates in a meeting among the wicker and leather chairs and sofas.
Past the big screen TV at the other end are stairs that lead to the cactus-lined, open-air terrace. where on a cool and breezy day you can be met with the Texas sky and a view that reminds you that you’re in the heart of Montrose. Up here, a third bar is a cozy and intimate location that separates the open-air terrace seating from a shaded deck that can be a perfect study space for students wanting to get outdoors.
On a hot day through historical Montrose, you can always step into La Grange and try something from an expansive drink menu that includes a sizable selection of wines or beer. Whether winding down from work, or attending a graduation party, or spending an anniversary with your significant other, celebrate both the sacred and the mundane — and everything in between — with any number of La Grange’s fun cocktails. Refreshing and vibrant mainstays on the menu include the Strawberry Lavender Margarita, the Jungle Bird, and the Mexican Firing Squad. Seasonal cocktails are also featured throughout the year.
The food at La Grange marries the flavors of Texas and Mexico, making for one-of-a-kind, memorable meals, such as the La Grange Burger or the Fish Tacos. The weekly Steak Night features a colorful mix of filet and shrimp, along with Spanish rice. The flavor continues through the weekend and into a Sunday afternoon with brunch at La Grange. Items like Blue Crab Benedict are a comforting choice, or you can satisfy your sweet tooth instead with Tres Leches Fr
ench Toast. No matter what your experience, you can always make it unique and memorable at La Grange. Spend your summer nights, and make 2019 a year to remember!