Have you ever thought about just hanging out at the movie theater having a great dinner and cocktails at the bar? We know that many movie theaters offer this service of food and drinks nowadays. I’m not speaking for everyone, but I have personally thought how much better the experience could be if the food and cocktails were taken up to the next level, I’m talking from good to great! Thank goodness others had these thoughts of food and cocktail greatness and actually decided to do something about it. Last month the new River Oaks District introduced The Tuck Room inside the new iPic Theater. It combines the culinary badassery of iPic Entertainment VP of Culinary and three-time James Beard Award winner Chef Sherry Yard with the creative skills of Master Mixologist Adam Seger.
We had a chance to enjoy cocktails and dinner there and I must say it’s quite impressive. It definitely could serve as a standalone place one would visit for drinks and dinner on a day when they were not going to see a movie. It’s still much too soon to know if guests will actually do just that, in the meantime enjoy it before or after your movie! And many of the menu items are available to you inside the theater as well.
The menu is very extensive and offers something for everyone via shareable plates. A few of our favorites from the night were the Spicy Tuna Hand Roll (avocado, cucumber, carrots, sesame soy wrap), Angus Sliders (bacon, romaine, cheddar cheese, brioche bun), and Lobster Rolls (pink chili sauce, old bay seasoned potato chips).
As for the bar and the cocktails…we were digging it big time. Even Urban Girl was giving them praise for their delicious and innovative spirit-free cocktails! The menu of handcrafted cocktails is very creative and leaves you wanting more. One of our favorite bar offerings is Seger’s classically inspired ‘Bespoke Cocktails’, which brings personalized mixology to the bar and dining room. These offerings are designed to be customized to guests’ individual desires. Additionally the bar focuses on the using the finest herbs and spices as well as house-made syrups, bitters, and infusions.
BYOM (Be Your Own Mixologist)
Make you way over to this uber swanky gastro lounge and drinking den and let us know what you think!