A walkable, historic haven tucked in the true heart of Houston—between the oak-lined avenues of the city's finest residences, its medical district, and the leafy reaches of Rice University—the Village has remained an iconic landscape for shopping, dining, and discovery for generations.
Our Response to COVID-19
Things have changed. Our commitment to our community hasn’t. We continue to follow CDC and city guidelines and maintain a safe and healthy environment. We’re also truly grateful for the support shown for our healthcare workers. Through Fare for Care, we collectively donated 15,000 meals to local hospitals—and helped Houston restaurants along the way.
What stores and restaurants are open?
Many of our retailers and restaurants are open for curbside pick-up and delivery orders as well as indoor shopping and dining with limited capacity. In accordance with Harris County’s advisory, restaurants are operating at 50% capacity. You can see the full list of open shops and eateries here. For additional updates, you can also refer to our Shop & Dine page and see our Instagram and Facebook for updates.
How is COVID-19 affecting store hours?
Whose guidelines does Rice Village follow to ensure a safe environment?
Based on recommendations from the CDC, the City of Houston Health Department, and the Texas Department of State and Health Services, we work with our cleaning and maintenance staff to continuously improve our program.
What is Rice Village doing to comply with health recommendations?
We’re taking additional measures to keep our stores, restaurants, and grounds clean for all who work in and visit our Village. Here’s how we’ve adjusted to address safety guidelines:
- Cleaning surfaces with virucides designed to deactivate and destroy viruses
- Increasing the frequency of cleanings of elevator doors and buttons, escalator railings, benches and chair armrests in public areas, and door knobs to service corridors and common areas
- Providing alcohol-based hand sanitizers in public restrooms
- Instructing our staff and employees to remain home if sick
How can we support our local restaurants and shops?
Although some of our stores and restaurants are closed for now, many of them are open for curbside pick-up, delivery, and in-person orders—and they truly appreciate your support. You can see our list of open businesses here and stay up-to-date with their weekly promotions, menus, and hours by following us on Instagram and Facebook and signing up for our Village newsletter.
New Pop-Up Shop
As the home decor branch of interior design firm Cru, Cru Home specializes in bespoke home goods. Expect a range of festive flourishes and evergreen essentials ranging from plates and pillows to tray tables and door decorations. Stop by while the pop-up shop is here.
Open for Takeout, Dine-In, and Patio Seating
Stroll into Rice Village’s newest culinary experience and you’ll be treated to a tasteful mix of craft cocktails, local food, and delicious discoveries. Think fresh ravioli and pork belly bao, jerk chicken and scratch-made curries, all perfected by chefs who now call Houston home.
MYX Blend Bar
Our newest addition to the neighborhood, MYX Blend Bar gives guests the opportunity to make custom lipstick and lip gloss colors. And because MYXologists save your blend, you can always reorder and ship it straight to your door—or come back in to create something new.
This prestige beauty brand is changing the way women color their hair with a fusion of personalized service and healthy, salon-quality formulas. Customers can work with colorists to find and apply their perfect shade in the salon, or they can pick up a color kit to use at home.
Combine expert estheticians with luxurious, approachable facials, and you get Face Haus: an upbeat spa dedicated to giving good face to the human race. In their first Houston location, they’re looking to bring California-inspired skin care and camaraderie to every sun-swept Texan. Book a weekday appointment now and enjoy $10 off of any service.
Dao Chloe Dao
Open for In-Store Shopping and Curbside Pick-Up
In addition to offering Chloe Dao’s locally made fashion line, this premiere retailer has recently paired summer looks with craft cocktails to support neighbors in need. From D’Amico’s red berry limeade to Hopdoddy’s doble fina margarita, refreshing sips—and fresh outfits—can be found throughout the Village.
Open for Takeout, Dine-In, and Patio Seating
In addition to their full menu and wine list, D’Amico’s now offers family-sized meals that include spaghetti and meatballs, a Caesar or house salad, garlic bread, one piece of tiramisu, and one slice of chocolate cake. Order for four ($60) or six ($75) and fill up on fresh Italian.